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  • Apple hires Ford veteran for 'Apple Car' project

    •Marc newson designed the O21C car for Ford as a design exercise in 1999.
    •Newson and Ive, via Love From, have a deal to design cars for Ferrari as of September 2021
    •Ive and Newson are known as "car guys" - From the New Yorker: "He and Newson are car guys, and they feel disappointed with most modern cars"
    •Eddy Cue joined Ferrari's Board of Directors in November 2012.
    •Love From is alleged to continue doing design work for Apple on an unknown basis/project.
    •Apple hires a high level Ford safety exec indicating they are still serious about building a car.
    •Apple hired Ulrich Kranz, a former senior executive at BMW AG’s electric car division in 2021.
    •Apple hired etc.etc.etc.

    Seems to me the car project is still very much on and moving forward. And as far as looking at what Tesla did wrong, why bother if you are hiring exerienced designers, executives, engineers and experts from within the industry? The mistake Tesla made was not hiring anyone from the car industry until their production line was in chaos. Like Apple would ever do anything like that.

  • Redesigned Mac mini with M1 Pro & M1 Max set for spring Apple event

    There is still a strong need for a way to expand the SSD. A small slot in the back with the ability to insert and remove a M2 SSD module would do the trick nicely. Bonus points if it can be hot-swapped while the computer is on. SSDs are evolving rapidly in both speed and capacity. For a computer to have a 5 to 8 year life, you will want to upgrade the onboard storage. No external port, be it USB 4 or Thunderbolt, can get anywhere close to the speed of a M2 SSD. Even game consoles allow the SSD to be replaced with performance above 6 GB/s.

    Imagine a Mini a bit taller that had four M2 slots. Instant RAID with high read/write and reliability. Would make an excellent editing system that was also portable.
  • The new MacBook Pro: Why did Apple backtrack on everything?

    M68000 said:
    I do have to complain about the notch...it’s an abomination.

    "Lighten up, Francis."
  • All the features missing from iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey at launch

    They took away the ability to make app icons the same large size as the previous OS. My wife is pretty angry about this (and now that she is listening to Podcasts, angry at how horrible the Apple Podcast app really and truly is). And yes, I know there is the button for larger icons in settings, but it does not even come close to making them as large as they were in IpadOS 14. I read that the beta at one point had a "bigger" button in settings for stepped size increases, but that has been removed. All this to make room for widgets?

    Widgets are "cool" but I don't use them. They just don't fit how I interact with the OS. Same was true on the Mac with widgets there. Used them for a while and then just forgot about them. It also was pretty rude of Apple to place several widgets on our homscreens after the 15 upgrade without asking us if we wanted them. Sure we could easily remove them, but then immediately found out our icons were now tiny. I did some searching and it seems a lot of people are made about this icon size change.
  • MagSafe on the new MacBook Pro: Everything you need to know

    I typically keep my MBPs for seven years, so only three more to go on my 2017 before I get to have MagSafe again! Wheeee!

    I'd love to know who was responsible for the removal of MagSafe. It's such an obvious customer pleaser. No one thinking clearly would have ever killed it.