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

    I'm amazed by how many people just accept that the most expensive laptop lineup in the world now has a big, ugly, rectangular dent in the screen. An ALL screens. Only Apple can get away with such a crippled design, it's really an inverse emperor's new clothes:

    "I can't see a big black square, can you see a big black square?"
    "Square, what square. I don't see any square".

    LOL
    williamlondon
  • 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
  • Purported 'Apple Watch Series 7' renders show larger speakers, iPhone 12-style straight ed...

    My god that looks ugly
    darkvader