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  • Compared: iPhone 14 vs iPhone 14 Pro

    A better comparison would be the iPhone 13, still available in all capacities, and the nearly identical iPhone 14.  Since both phones are nearly identical, why would anyone spend more for the 14?  Of course the price difference between the Pro and regular model is so minimal, buying the 14 over the Pro is foolish too.  Same thing happened with the 12 and 13 models.  The price difference was only about $150 for the same capacities, so more people bought the Pro.
    watto_cobraentropys
  • Compared: Apple Watch Ultra vs. Apple Watch Series 8 & Series 7

    The chart is wrong for the Ultra.  It is only available in Titanium, and the chart indicates Stainless Steel and Titanium.  They were probably copying and pasting the columns and forgot to delete Stainless Steel from the Ultra.
    watto_cobra
  • The cheesegrater Mac Pro is 16 year old, and still the best Mac ever made -- for now

    I got a Mac Pro 1,1 for free from someone on Facebook.  After buying two used 3.0 GHz quad-core Xeons on eBay for $50 and updating the firmware and SMC to the Mac Pro 2,1 firmware, it is now a '2008' Mac Pro with 8-cores.  Great for running older software.  That $50 CPU upgrade doubled the performance of the original Mac Pro 1,1, and that was already 3x faster than the Power Mac G5.  Those Mac Pros 1,1 to 5,1 were the best Macs.
    elijahgdarkvaderwatto_cobra
  • The cheesegrater Mac Pro is 16 year old, and still the best Mac ever made -- for now

    I wouldn't call the Apple Silicon transition 'successful'.  It has been over two years and Apple just now replaces the M1 with a new CPU, and they still don't have a replacement for the Mac Pro?  How is that successful?  Apple finished the Intel transition in 270 days and had newer and faster models the following year, and continued to do so for 15 more years.  Granted there is a supply chain issue, but the Apple Silicon transition has been slow as molasses.  There used to be high-end, high-performance iMacs. Now we are stuck with a single model with a low-end base model CPU (M1) that maxes out at 16GB of RAM, when the model it replaced maxed out at 128GB of RAM.  Everyone thought the Macs would come down in price with Apple making their own CPUs, but it has been the opposite.  The Macs are now more expensive than ever, and new models come with an unpleasant price hike.  And now you are forced to pay the Apple-Tax for memory and storage at the time of purchase.  No upgrading later.

    Watch the old Apple keynotes in which Steve Jobs introduced new models that were faster, but less expensive, or the same price as the outgoing models.  Speaking of this trip down Mac Pro memory lane, Apple made a point to show that the new Mac Pro started at $2,499, but the equally configured PC was over $4,700.  Now Apple's base model Mac Pro is $5,999, and the 2020 iMac 27" with 10-core i9 and 5700XT graphics beats it on most benchmarks, and cost less (at the time).  Of course the Mac Studio beats it hands down.  Yet Apple still sells it for $5,999.
    elijahgdarkvaderdanox
  • Testing Apple's software fix for the Studio Display camera

    Could Apple update the camera's hardware in a revision of the Studio Display without having to refund or fix the display for current owners?
    Apple could, but they used a faulty keyboard for 3+ years in the MacBooks before finally giving up and replacing it with a keyboard that actually works.  It took them 6 years to fix the mistake of the 2013 Mac Pro.  So don't expect miracles with this very expensive display using iPhone 11 parts.
    muthuk_vanalingam