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  • Patreon doesn't pay Apple's 30% App Store commission, and its CEO isn't sure why not

    sflocal said:
    The only think I got from this article is that the CEO is ignorant and lazy.  Jeez, at least he could have summoned the head of mobile development at Patreon before the interview and ask the person how it works.

    I just lost a huge amount of respect/care for Patreon.  Boot this CEO out and get someone that knows about tech.
    Jack is neither ignorant nor lazy. I strongly suggest you read the Verge interview that AI is paraphrasing here. While the summary here on AI is solely about App Store policy,  it was maybe 5% of the actual interview The Verge had with Jack. Also, The Verge called Jack out point blank on that "I don't know" response:

    "This sounds like something you should definitely know. Isn’t this a long-term risk to Patreon? That Apple will listen to this and wake up and give you a call and say, “Time to pay the fee.”

    That is the question directly following the quote where Jack doesn't really know why they don't pay it and the resulting convo goes into a far deeper explanation of why they likely aren't afoul of the rules (and wouldn't really care of Apple does start making them pay the fee).

    If you read the full interview and still think Jack is ignorant or lazy ... well, I'm all out of crayons, sorry.
  • How Apple Silicon on a M1 Mac changes monitor support and what you can connect

    Damnit Damnit Damnit. I have been waiting for these M1 computers since the transition was announced, money set aside and everything, but as I also invested in dual LG Thunderbolt 4K displays (which are bomb I may add), there is no way I'm buying another non-matching display just to use the Mac mini.

    Seriously, seriously disappointed. Apple absolutely dropped the ball here; there is literally no excuse to not support dual 4K over TB3. It was already frustrating that they dropped form 4 TB3 ports to 2 (I have zero use for USB-A now having already fully converted over due to the 13" MBP).

    Seriously Apple, WTF!?!?
  • Compared: New Apple Silicon Mac mini versus Intel Mac Mini

    kkqd1337 said:
    Sounds good 

    I’m interested 

    But I’m getting that Gen 1 nervous feeling. I felt like the wool was being pulled over my eyes today. 

    Lots of random benchmarks tossed about. 6x 8x faster than something vaguely described but not specified. 

    kind of already feel best to sit back and wait here. At least until reviews are out, ideally Gen 2? Maybe they will update more frequently now 
    The comparisons were generally to the previous version of that product (excepting how "best selling Windows PC" comparisons which have always been useless). So "6x faster GPU" on the Mac mini  was in comparison to the Intel Mac mini that you would have bought yesterday.

    This is also why the MBA and Mac mini had comparably higher gains than what got mentioned for the MBP, since the MBP was already using 10th gen Intel chips, whereas the Mac mini was on 8th, and the MBA was on the i3 platform.
  • Compared: New Apple Silicon Mac mini versus Intel Mac Mini

    beeble42 said:
    I'd like to see actual benchmark results, especially for graphics performance, including against a mac mini with an egpu with a reasonable card in it, like a vega64 or something. Saying the integrated graphics are 6 times faster than the previous intel one is fine, but that isn't a particularly high bar when you're removing any option of more powerful gpu technology which the previous one had. The new integrated gpu is competing (from a performance perspective) against the fastest gpu you could get in an egpu box that was supported by the previous model. I doubt the new model is actually faster than that, but it may well be fast enough to beat a moderate egpu setup, and without the expense, meaning a win for Apple. Or maybe it isn't and people will wait longer to upgrade until performance catches up to what they're leaving behind. Or switch platforms.
    Are eGPU setups no longer supported under Apple Silicon? I was under the impression that they were.
  • Compared: New Apple Silicon Mac mini versus Intel Mac Mini

    One thing not addressed yet is display connectivity. The M1 Mac mini says that is supports up to a 6K/60 display over TB, and a 4K/60 over HDMI. However, as someone with a pair of 4K TB monitors, I can't use the HDMI port and would have to use the TB ports. In the past, the 6K/60 limitation was due to bandwidth limitations of TB3, but if these are TB4, and the GPU so upgraded, then I'm hoping that it will support dual TB 4K displays, otherwise I can't use any oft he M1 devices (both laptops only support a single external display).

    In fact, this article should probably be updated to note that the external display support has gone down a little, especially when comparing the laptops (my 2019 MBP supports dual 4K/60 and the built in display all at once).