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  • Apple discussed acquisition options with EV startup Canoo in 2020

    MplsP said:
    qwerty52 said:
    With all those rumors around Apple Car lately, there is one thing for sure: Apple Car is coming closer and closer to see finally 
    a daylight.
    I was noticing the same thing, too - suddenly there’s a slew of miscellaneous Apple car rumors coming out. Did someone lose their job and start blabbing? 
    No, just more pipe dreaming over a car we’ve heard about for a decade on AI that’s always a couple years away.  
    qwerty52watto_cobra
  • First Apple silicon Mac not expected to launch until November

    cloudguy said:
    MisterKit said:
    The Apple Silicon Mac is a threshold game changing moment. I hardly doubt it will be introduced with just a press release.
    foregoneconclusion said:
    Kind of a 'duh' that the first Apple Silicon hardware gets a keynote. It's a genuinely historic product. 
    Hyperbole much? When:

    A) Apple has switched CPUs in their Macs multiple times in the past?
    B) Linux, ChromeOS and Windows devices running on ARM have existed for years?

    I have seen claims here on how ARM-based Macs are going to significantly increase market share. But none of them can give any reasons why anyone who currently uses Windows and owns tons of Windows software and games would be any more inclined to use macOS on ARM than they were macOS on Intel. (By contrast I can think of several reasons why they would be LESS likely.) There are some claims that switching to ARM-based Macs will save hundreds of dollars and allow Macs to compete with Windows laptops based on price, but that ignores that a $1000 MacBook Air and a $1300 MacBook Pro have Intel Core i3 and i5 CPUs that cost Apple no more than $100 per unit (because they cost as little as $70 retail). But even if an ARM-based Macs generally cost the same as Windows PCs there still won't be a compelling reason for Windows users to switch.

    It is the same thing with Android all over again. You folks are convinced that Android software and hardware are terrible, Android users are undergoing a bleak, miserable horrible existence and all Apple has to do is throw a life raft their way and they will switch en masse. Actually ... nearly all Android users simply like Android devices and aren't going to switch no matter what Apple does. Ditto with Windows. As fascinating as an ARM-based Mac will be to people who love and are dedicated to the Apple ecosystem, people who like their Dell, HP and Lenovo professional machines and their Acer, Asus and Razer gaming machines are still going to like their professional and gaming machines. Those devices aren't going to become bad and unusable just because ARM-based Macs are available.

    Keep in mind: they are bad and unusable TO YOU already. Because you own Intel-based Macs now, right? You own Apple Watches, Apple TVs, AirPods, iPhones and iPads, think that they are the best thing on the planet and to you making your MacBook more like your iPhone is the best thing in the world. But the guy who buys a new Dell XPS or Lenovo Thinkpad or Asus ROG (a gaming laptop line) every 3 years because he likes XPS, Thinkpad and ROG devices ... why should he switch? Especially since much of the software on his XPS won't run on the Mac. (Pretty much NONE of the games on this ROG will.) None of the accessories that he bought for his ThinkPad will be relevant to that Mac. And since his XPS/Thinkpad/ROG will continue to work as well FOR HIM when the ARM-based Macs launch as they did before?
    Unfortunately, your long diatribe has nothing to do with explaining why the first ASi machine will get its own event. Straw man, anyone?

    Given Apple's history, I would think they'll hold an event to make as big a splash as possible, despite the China Virus. 
    bestkeptsecret
  • Review: Apple's eighth-gen iPad is powerful and expectedly boring

    flydog said:
    toddzrx said:
    Why is AI subjecting the new iPad to “Pro workflows”? That’s not the market it’s designed and priced for, you guys know it, but you tested it to this standard anyway. As someone comparing the new iPad and iPad Air, it would have made more sense to pit the new iPad against its predecessor under typical use case scenarios (i.e.: mostly media consumption) and write about the improvements. 
    wth is a "pro workflow"?    Only self-proclaimed "pros" export 4K video?  
    Don't ask me; AI used that phrase in the article:

    "Using this smaller, slower iPad daily with "Pro" workflows eventually felt like a chore and required multiple steps or workarounds to get things done that we didn't need on the iPad Pro. But if you don't partake in those tasks, you won't notice a massive difference -- which is exactly why this unexciting iPad is so good."
    watto_cobra
  • Review: Apple's eighth-gen iPad is powerful and expectedly boring

    Why is AI subjecting the new iPad to “Pro workflows”? That’s not the market it’s designed and priced for, you guys know it, but you tested it to this standard anyway. As someone comparing the new iPad and iPad Air, it would have made more sense to pit the new iPad against its predecessor under typical use case scenarios (i.e.: mostly media consumption) and write about the improvements. 
    Japheydysamoriamuthuk_vanalingamwatto_cobra
  • Next Apple TV could use A12Z or "A14X" in big Apple Arcade push

    I would like to get an Apple TV -- if not for myself then for my grandson.
    But, there's no way I want to buy one with 4 year old processor.   That just doesn't make sense to me.
    I'm running an ATV 4 with the A8; runs just as smoothly as my 4 month old 2nd gen iPhone SE in terms of navigating through apps, buffering content, etc.  The ATV is simple: it just needs to effectively stream HD or 4K content, and those standards don't change. 
    watto_cobra