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  • Mass gatherings now banned in Santa Clara, WWDC under threat of cancellation

    WWDC was announced and invitations started going out on March 14 last year, March 13 the year before. So I would expect to hear something definitive by next week — the people who go to this every year need to know what is happening. Apple can’t sit around waiting for someone else to tell it what to do.
  • TiVo app for Apple TV 'in limbo' due to technical issues, strategy shift

    I have a TiVo -- why would I want or need to stream its content to my Apple TV?

    I get that integrating TiVo content into tvOS would be convenient, but it seems like a lot of work for little gain. There is an iOS app already -- I don't use it so I can't say how well it really works, but it exists.
  • Mac Pro versus iMac Pro: how to choose the best pro Mac

    On Gruber's podcast he said there are no suitable new Xeon chips to put in the iMac Pro. Is this correct?
    The refreshed Xeon W-2000 second-generation line have been "announced," and three of the four have "launched," but one still hasn't (according to ark.intel.com as of right now ) -- all are listed as "Q4'19," so it's not like they've been available for long. Basically since November.

    The new ones are 165W, instead of 140W. They use the same socket, and support more memory (up to 1 TB instead of 512 GB in the first-generation).

  • Editorial: Pro Display XDR and Apple's Grand Stand

    OkiRun said:
    (A standard iMac is a non-starter for pro audio production because it can't be configured for more than 32 GB of RAM.)

    Huh? You can put up to 128GB in the current 27” iMac. 
    Which always begs the question to me...what will the Mac Pro 7.1 do for them practically speaking that the iMac Pro maxed out can’t ?
    For the record, maximum RAM:

    21.5” iMac = 32 GB
    27” iMac = 64 GB
    27” iMac Pro = 256 GB
    Mac Pro = 1024 GB or 2048 GB (maximum configurations available from Apple = 768 GB or 1536 GB)
  • Apple's new 16-inch MacBook Pro is built to blaze through pro workflows

    crowley said:
    MplsP said:
    3) What bothers me most is I and several others raised a very valid concern and a very common use for laptops. The response of you and many others was to distort the argument, throw up straw men, make false equivalences and claim people said stuff they never did. 
    I agree wholeheartedly with this.  Some people here seem to think that an appropriate reaction to someone expressing a discontented opinion of Apple is to shout them down, insult their intelligence, and turn everything into an internet argument.  That they're so often disingenuous and attempt to twist words or outright fabricate them is the cherry on the cake.  It's been this way for years, and these people need to get a life.
    MplsP is engaging in a bit of revisionist history there — they began with a pointless, dismissive, snide comment about Apple’s use of the “Pro” designation, in agreement with a low-information, hot-take comment in which MBPs were described as “incapable POS.” They can dish it out but they can’t take it. 

    MplsP’s basic argument is that Apple can’t call this a Pro machine because it doesn’t have an HDMI port. It shouldn’t be surprising that such an argument is going to get pushback.