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  • Apple replacing 13-inch MacBook Pro with 14-inch 'M2' model, leaker says

    Marvin said:
    rune66 said:
    This news doesn't make any sense to me. What do they mean by replacing? Apple already sells a 14" MacBook Pro. So to me this is just a discontinuation of the MacBook Pro 13". I have waited years for a MacBook 14" but this new model is a complete disappointment. It's ugly, I'll never buy a 2k+ laptop with screen that has a lego brick size dent right in front of your eyes, it's ugly as hell and it's the most ridiculous design decision Apple ever made, it's heavy and clumsy. If the upcoming air is with a 13" screen and dent I'll be perfectly happy with the latest Intel 16" MBP for the next 10 years.
    The following 13" model at $1299 with touchbar 8GB/256GB would become a 14" with M2, likely without touchbar but still with 8GB/256GB:

    https://www.apple.com/shop/buy-mac/macbook-pro/13-inch

    The 14" starts at $1999 with 16GB/512GB:

    https://www.apple.com/shop/buy-mac/macbook-pro/14-inch

    Take that 14", subtract 8GB RAM ($200), 256GB SSD ($200) and M1 Pro chip ($300) = $1299. It may start a bit higher though.

    The notch can be hidden pretty easily:

    https://topnotch.app
    Thx - Still looks like a discontinuation to me, and then they add a cheaper option to the existing 14" line.

    Topnotch is another bad solution for a terrible design decision. I'm a Mac user for 30+ years. I like to keep the menu bar in it's original color. To be forced to change the menu bar color to black to avoid seeing an eyesore is beyond what I can accept on a +2k machine. And BTW that fat menu bar with extra height is a disgrace to Mac OS :-)

    If I could live with something it would be SwitchResX where you can disable that top 72 pixels al together and get what I would consider a standard, beautiful Mac OS screen 
    williamlondonpatchythepirate
  • Apple replacing 13-inch MacBook Pro with 14-inch 'M2' model, leaker says

    This news doesn't make any sense to me. What do they mean by replacing? Apple already sells a 14" MacBook Pro. So to me this is just a discontinuation of the MacBook Pro 13". I have waited years for a MacBook 14" but this new model is a complete disappointment. It's ugly, I'll never buy a 2k+ laptop with screen that has a lego brick size dent right in front of your eyes, it's ugly as hell and it's the most ridiculous design decision Apple ever made, it's heavy and clumsy. If the upcoming air is with a 13" screen and dent I'll be perfectly happy with the latest Intel 16" MBP for the next 10 years.
    williamlondontoddzrx
  • 'iPhone SE 2' uses new flexible LCP antenna design claims Ming-Chi Kuo

    Apple is skipping decent size screen devices because people don't spend so much time using content on these and so we are not as valuable as users. It's all about money for Apple it seems. They offer a ridiculous amount of different devices but none to satisfy the huge amount of users that don't want a brick in their pocket.

    It's such a pity.
    twhitefordbaconstang
  • Apple shipped 66 million iPhones in fiscal Q1 2019, estimates Strategy Analytics

    I'm buying a new iPhone when Apple buckles and release an upgraded 5 SE
    neil anderson
  • UK government plans 'Digital Services Tax' applied against Apple and other tech giants

    In the UK, IMHO, Apple is not the main target. Those are Google and Amazon.
    Apple pays a significant amount of VAT, Business Rates and National Insurance (Employers Contribution) to the UK Treasury. Google issues Invoices from Dublin and claims that they do no selling of adverts in the UK and Amazon... well the less said about channelling everything via cough, cough licenses to Luxembourg the better.
    The same goes for Starbucks and McDonalds.

    Apple doesn't pay VAT. VAT is a consumer tax that companies collect on behalf of the state.
    gatorguy