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  • Russian man sues Apple for 'turning him gay' after cryptocurrency mixup

    This is very Bold, Brave and Beautiful.
    Thank you, Russia and Democrats.
    trashman69cornchip
  • Editorial: Microsoft has learned some lessons from Apple, and that benefits us all

    DuhSesame said:
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    Steve Jobs famously said that Apple is a software company that makes hardware. That is true, but it isn't nearly as true as Microsoft being the epitome of that.
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    I think that phrase makes a lot of people to believe that Apple isn't strong in Hardware.  It is a controversial time to talk about this though.
    I'm not sure what AI is quoting from Jobs here, but Xerox PARC legend Alan Kay said: "People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware." Jobs and early Apple culture really admired Kay and recruited him to Apple. Regardless of which way people spin it, Apple undoubtedly makes most of its money from hardware revenue, and they are also the leader of this space, which the rest of the industry routinely copies or at the very least takes its cues from; one Chinese knockoff CEO going to so far as to say Apple is the "master".
    I don't think Apple makes sub-par hardware, good software needs decent hardware to achieve perfect experience.  Apple had to use its own hardware to do business while Microsoft can just buy Dell products.  However, there are faster products in every category, which I think is the reason why people jumped on this excuse, and macOS is the thing that makes the difference.

    Apple's end goal is to make hardware that's well-rounded instead of pure performance-driven (Including Mac Pro), which to some that's their definitive goal, including some Mac users.  

    Myself, I don't know, if you're really digging down into hardware then it's more about design choices rather than spec-wars.
    watto_cobra
  • Editorial: Microsoft has learned some lessons from Apple, and that benefits us all

    ...
    Steve Jobs famously said that Apple is a software company that makes hardware. That is true, but it isn't nearly as true as Microsoft being the epitome of that.
    ...
    I think that phrase makes a lot of people to believe that Apple isn't strong in Hardware.  It is a controversial time to talk about this though.
    watto_cobra
  • Microsoft reveals ARM Surface Pro X, Intel Surface Pro 7, AMD Surface Laptop 3

    KITA said:
    DuhSesame said:
    KITA said:
    So my guess is this is a Snapdragon 8cx derivative with an added AI core.

    Still can't keep up with the A12X from last year, and the A13X is right around the corner. I really would like to see an A13X powered MacBook. It's time for Apple to take their complete control of the entire stack (hardware/software/dev tools) and apply that to an ARM MacBook.
    The MS presenter did state that the new Surface Laptop is 3X faster than the new MBA.  So take that for what it's worth.
    He's not wrong.

    The MacBook Air uses a 7 W 14nm i5-8210Y (2 cores / 4 threads, 3.6 GHz turbo) with UHD 617 graphics and LPDDR3-2133 RAM.

    The base model 13.5" Surface Laptop 3 uses a 15 W 10nm i5-1035G7 (4 cores / 8 threads, 3.7 GHz turbo) with Iris Plus G7 graphics and LPDDR4x-3733 RAM.
    Performance claims from manufacturers often are misleading.  Pick the best sample/benchmark/environment comparing to the worst of your competitor surely makes a huge difference.  Ice Lake isn't that different in terms of IPC than that 8th-gen, so I doubt it can do 3X more.

    Besides, 8210Y is already one year old, where Ice Lake was just announced.
    The specs should have made it pretty obvious, but I'll throw some numbers at you.

    Cinebench R15 Multi:

    - i7-1065G7 (i5 should be slightly lower) - 830
    - i5-8010Y - 285

    3DMark Fire Strike (1920x1080):

    - Iris Plus G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU) - 3156
    - UHD 620 - 947

    Ice Lake barely improves the IPC, so "judging by the specs" it looks only like 2X.

    Also, I can get mine running at ~299 (average) in a loop, a score of 830 is not 3X and that's the highest configuration.  Probably not an average score either.
    watto_cobra
  • Microsoft reveals ARM Surface Pro X, Intel Surface Pro 7, AMD Surface Laptop 3

    k2kw said:
    daven said:
    Regardless, this is not good news for Intel. As companies realize ARM chips are the better solution for laptops, that is going to cut into Intel production.
    Yes, I agree but have to wonder how poor the performance specs of the Surface Pro X is compared to the i5/i7 based Surface Pro 7.   Microsoft should have realized 5 years ago that they needed an ARM based solution that could compete with Apple's A series chips.
    They did and failed.
    cornchipwatto_cobra