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    According to FaceID security guide, FaceID can be disabled by simultaneously holding volume down and power for two seconds.
  • 20 Years of iMac: Steve Jobs iconic internet machine that courageously reinvented Apple

    wozwoz said:
    Actually, I don't remember any quibbling at the time about dropping legacy ports such as ADB keyboards and GeoPorts. The latter were Apple proprietary ports that Apple was replacing with industry standard connectors that were insanely faster better, in every respect.

    Contrast that with today's changes, where Apple is taking high-quality industry standard components (such as the 3.5mm audio connector), and replacing it with proprietary and inferior quality connectors (forcing mini D/A converters in your headphones). That's why Apple supporters are complaining today.
    Your memory is failing you. People complained. Especially about the floppy drive, but the serial and adb ports too. So much so, that Apple ended up putting an ADB port on the blue G3 tower. Interesting you described USB-A as insanely faster and better in every respect. USB-C is faster, can be plugged in upside-down (which is the biggest complaint about USB-A connectors), and can carry more power. I call that better.

    wozwoz said:
    ...sorry but consumer media card slots and ethernet jacks aren’t coming back to the pro portable. Thankfully those who need such use cases can easily plug in an adapter. The rest of us will use wifi.

    lol - wi-fi is for noobs. Pros use Ethernet.
    And even Apple realise it, with the new iMac 'Pro' supporting new 10G Ethernet built-in.
    The only reason there is no Ethernet port on the Mac notebooks is because the connector is too large to fit into the ever shrinking frame (much the same reasons Apple shifted from USB to USB-C).
    The pros that need ethernet on a portable probably also have a large external monitor, keyboard, mouse or trackpad, etc. connected to a thunderbolt dock. Many of those docks have ethernet built in. But I don't see very many Pros insisting on Ethernet when away from their desk.
  • This week on AI: No Mac Pro until 2019, Apple to ditch Intel CPUs, 2018 iPad reviewed & mo...

    wood1208 said:
    Whenever Apple moves to in-house CPU/GPU for MACs, it still have to maintain MacOS releases for both platforms for a while that may be cost prohibitive to ditch Intel..
    They did it for 68K -> PPC, they did it for PPC -> Intel, and I'm sure it can be done for Intel -> whatever; assuming this happens, that is.

    Though sadly these days, so many desktop apps are electron apps, so I'm not sure it'll matter.
  • Rumor: Apple buying screens for 13" MacBook, could signal end of MacBook Air

    lmac said:

    macxpress said:
    BittySon said:
    The MBA is the only remaining Apple laptop with a decent keyboard. 
    Thats all a matter of opinion. I happen to like the newer style keyboards. 
    It's not a matter of style. The new butterfly keyboards are very unreliable and Apple knows it.
    I haven't had an issue with my butterfly 2 keyboard after months of use. I remember back when Apple switched keyboards from the taller, sculpted keys to the flat ones - around the time the white MacBooks were introduced. People complained exactly the same way as they are now. It settled down eventually.
  • Tips: If you're holding off on macOS High Sierra, turn off upgrade notifications for good

    I’ll never upgrade because of older Adobe software incompatibility. Sierra was the end of the road for me.
    Even when Sierra stops getting security updates in a few years? Living dangerously, my friend.

    That said, I wish Apple would slow down a bit. Every year is getting to be a pain.