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  • 'iPad mini 6' rumored to use same A15 chip as 'iPhone 13' range

    fred1 said:
    Yes, I do.  It charges from a USB-C charger.
    So does the current Mini... so why do you care if it changes its port from Lightning (just like your iPhone) to USB-C? ... 
  • 'iPad mini 6' rumored to use same A15 chip as 'iPhone 13' range

    daven said:
    Do you think I will notice a performance increase versus my original iPad mini? /s
    That depends on how you use it.

    In Safari and Mail and Facebook? ... probably not.
    If you use it for audio and/or video manipulation... then probably so.
    Higher-end games will also take advantage of the better chip.

    But it will, of course extend the future usefulness compared to version 4... including it's ability to run the news versions of iOS.

  • AT&T shows new applications of 5G, from gaming to 'Space Jam'

    My issue with AT&T (and probably all other carriers too) is that they lie.  They tell me I'm getting 5G service... they even put a little 5G symbol up in the corner of my phone's screen... but my phone doesn't even HAVE a 5G modem in it. (iPhone X)
    I can't possibly be using a 5G network, but ATT tells me I am... it's all marketing... ATT's marketing department defines "5G" differently from the 5G of the signal processing industry definition.

    When ATT says "5G devices are proliferating...", they are undoubtedly including my iPhone X that does not even contain a 5G modem... they are lying.
  • Apple officially pulls iMac Pro from its online storefront

    hagar said:
    My 2015 iMac has become unusable since upgrading to Big Sur. Turns out their flagship OS is incompatible with Fusion Drives causing huge performance issues. I’m very disappointed they don’t even care. 
    So for less than $200 you can replace the fusion drive with a 1TB SSD ... end of problems. (or a HDD for $50)

    I'm not sure you really want them to hamstring the latest OS just so it will work with hardware they made 6 years ago. :smiley: 
  • Apple capitulates to Russia laws requiring preinstalled software on iPhone, Mac

    nicholfd said:
    The title, "Apple agrees to Russia laws requiring preinstalled software" doesn't match the content:

    "Under the agreement, iPhones and iPads activated from April 1 onward will present a new screen to users, offering a selection of applications produced by Russian developers. Users will be able to select which apps they will allow or refuse to be installed via this screen as part of the set-up process."

    There is nothing preinstalled, if the body/content is correct.  Just an offer to install apps, which the user can refuse.
    Yep... AppleInsider likes clickbait headlines as much as any "news" outlet.  I miss the days of accurate reporting and lively discussion on this forum. Oh well... not my forum they can run it as they see fit.