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  • Apple Silicon MacBook Pro and AirPods event is on October 18

    lkrupp said:
    macapfel said:
    I hope Apple doesn’t forget there are a bunch of people desperately waiting for a 27” refresh. 
    Well, Apple said a two year transition to Apple Silicon. When is the two years up? My prediction is that the larger iMac will the last Mac to get Apple Silicon. MacBooks are Apple’s bread and butter when it comes to the macOS platform. The iMacs are red headed stepchildren I think.

    Which larger iMac will be the last to get Apple Silicon? I bet what you've said is the iMac Pro and the "regular" 27" will get an update next week!
  • Apple Silicon MacBook Pro and AirPods event is on October 18

    dewme said:
    If you watch the various computer hardware/PC builder channels on YouTube, you will see an entire industry in denial. They are trying to squeeze every last drop of precious performance out of their x86 CPUs by water cooling them, immersing them in liquid nitrogen or using fans usually reserved for Boeing 747s. Meanwhile, the M1 Mac Mini is quietly getting better single core performance than most of them. Whenever a Geekbench score is mentioned comparing the latest AMD to Intel, I have to ask "but what about the Apple M1?" I am ignored of course because that's not something they want to consider. In truth the entire PC industry is about to be turned upside down by the M1X, M2 and then, perhaps, the next generation of ARM processors in about two years when NVIDIA has had a chance to catch up with Apple. Microsoft appears to be well aware of this fact. They got that little memo from Apple saying that Windows ARM emulation speed is a Microsoft problem to solve. Recent build of Windows 11 for Arm are working quite well. Seeing GTA V playing at decent frame rates on the Mac Mini in Parallels is quite literally a game changer.

    Totally unrelated. There's a hobbyist community that's been playing around with all kinds of crazy sh** for decades seeing how far they can push various CPUs (and now GPUs and other chipsets) beyond their factory sanctioned performance specifications. These fun & games activities done by hobbyists and tech geeks have nothing at all to do with trying to keep up with Apple or anyone else. It's like saying that some dude putting a blower and nitrous oxide injection system on his '68 Camaro is trying to disrupt Ferrari or Lamborghini. Some people just enjoy having fun and seeing how far they can push things without blowing them up (or blowing them up too often). There's also a side effect that some of this hobbyist craziness identifies strategies that real product makers can incorporate, to some degree and in a controlled fashion, in real products instead of hobbies and big boy toys.

    The M1 is very cool and fast as all get out by today's standards, but in terms of next gen computing potentials it will someday be viewed as Apple's equivalent to the Intel 80386. Who knows, maybe some crazy hobbyists will soon be playing around with M1s in a few years trying to see how fast they can push them beyond what Apple originally intended. There may be upper limits in terms of where traditional RISC and CISC architectures can go, but we don't know where those limits are today, much less know where whatever technology replaces RISC and CISC and silicon will take us. Apple Silicon may have a little bit of a head start today, but the competition, including Intel and AMD, are not going to concede defeat, not by any stretch of the imagination.

    while you're full of yourself I'd remind you that those "toys" are "real products" made by serious developers on "big boy toys"... I share your excitement about Apple processors but hey, it was a bit much.. ;)
  • Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro supply is running low

    I hope they wont make us to wait more than next Tuesday.. Come on, release the Kraken! :D
  • Apple drops new Safari bookmark end-to-end encryption

    gatorguy said:
    Based on somewhat recent events I'm nearly convinced there's some intense behind-the-scene pressure from various agencies around the world that is leading Apple to compromise privacy plans, whole another big tech is forging ahead anyway and paying the consequences in antitrust actions on two continents. 

    same here :(
  • It could take decades to regulate big tech

    haha in other words: NEVER. democracy in its current form is not the friend of long-term goals..