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macdoofus said:When do we expect these will be available to order? "Apple is planning to launch products in the coming months, or even sooner." whoa, I looked before posting. Hmm, Sooner? I shall delay my iMac order as an updated laptop would suit me....if affordable (lol)
A side note. There are certainly improvements that can be made when is comes to improving the internal specifications, but I doubt the external industrial design of the MBP will change much even with a move to ARM which is probably years off. Other than an edge-to-edge display or fiddling with the keyboard internals or removing the touch bar, the MBP is basically going to stay the same visually with 4x Thunderbolt ports. If anything, Apple would double down on the minimalism of the design if they could.
cropr said:commentzilla said:ivanh said:Apple is now 6 years lagging behind the world, e.g. 5G modem in 2025. No break-through in house apps, e.g. still the same Contacts app of 5 years ago. Poor HomeKit & Siri than Google Home & Assistant. Poor ergonomic screen design, you have to press buttons with your fingers flying to every corner of the screen to do simple tasks, the bigger the screen, the longer distance your fingers need to travel.
my friend told me that his iPhone 6s is as fast as his son’s iPhone X. I asked him how come. He said it’s because he never updates the iOS and thus able to retain the original speed. Comparing to my iPhone 6 Plus with the current iOS version, his iPhone 6s runs like the Flash. And, he keeps the lovely 32-bit games which I have to forget because there’s no more 32-bit version.
frankly, my kids are using latest iPhone versions. But I find nowhere near to upgrade mine. Apple, do you know your problems?
5G was basically designed to support huge numbers of people in large unobstructed spaces, like Times Square, or to supply gigabit speeds to city dwellers who will use it as a replacement for wired service. Due to the expense and range, it's not going to a full coverage spectrum and will need 4G and 3G to provide full coverage.
Millimeter-wave 5G isn’t for widespread coverage, Verizon admitshttps://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/04/millimeter-wave-5g-isnt-for-widespread-coverage-verizon-admits/
• Ray noted that millimeter-wave spectrum "has great potential in terms of speed and capacity, but it doesn't travel far from the cell site and doesn't penetrate materials at all."
• One day after T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray wrote that millimeter-wave spectrum "will never materially scale beyond small pockets of 5G hotspots in dense urban environments," wireless industry analyst Craig Moffett asked Vestberg about Ray's statement during a Verizon earnings call.
NOTE: Limited deployments due to cost and range.
Advantages of 5G | Disadvantages of 5G Technologyhttp://www.rfwireless-world.com/Terminology/Advantages-and-Disadvantages-of-5G.html
• Coverage distance of up to 2 meters (in indoor) and 300 meters (in outdoor) can be achieved due to higher losses at high frequencies (such as millimeter waves). 5G mmwave suffers from many such losses (penetration loss, attenuation due to rain, foliage loss etc.)
NOTE: You can of course increase the distance by using a lower frequency but that comes with slower speeds, throughput and I assume greater latency.
Sunrise launches 5G across Switzerlandhttps://www.digianalysys.com/sunrise-launches-5g-across-switzerland/
• 5G coverage and the Sunrise Internet Box 5G are needed for customers to benefit from 5G high-bandwidth Internet. Selected Sunrise 5G pioneers have been provided with a Sunrise Internet Box 5G exclusively and free of charge as an introductory offer. PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones simply connect to the Sunrise Internet Box 5G via WiFi at home or in the office and surfing at 5G speeds can begin.
NOTE: With low material penetration you'll need 5G transmitters indoors or a 5G receiver to re-transmit over WiFi. Towers need to be connect to fiber optic lines for optimal performance.
5G is a solution for New York City Times Square
• 5G is a solution for New York City Times Square. About 350,000 pedestrians pass through Times Square on an average day—that number jumps to 460,000 on the busiest days—that's no small task.
anantksundaram said:ireland said:Shareholders scrambling to defend greed
As as an aside, I’ve been working on my new $4,000 15” MBP for a few weeks now, and it’s a POS product in terms of build quality. Lousy keyboard, a largely useless eye-candy touchbar, a usb-c connector that you have to yank hard to get out, no extension cord for the power brick, a cover that dings easily (I already have two, when my heavily-used 2012 and 2015 MBPs both have zero, to-date), and an Apple logo that does not light up. And, IMHO, a screen that is inferior to my 2015 model.
Apple's margins haven't changed in decades, as Jobs said, they just don't make junk.