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lkrupp said:Wait one damned minute! Weren’t we just treated to a gloom and doom report saying TSMC was lowering its revenue estimates by $1 BILLION because iPhone sales have collapsed into the toilet. Now this article says, “Chip producer TSMC may enjoy its highest profits this year for production of the A12 processor...” What am I supposed to believe? The gloom and doom article caused AAPL to tank overnight. Wall Street apparently believes it’s all over for Apple. I’m getting really tired of this Yin and Yang horse manure.
Both can be true.
lemon bon bon. said:You used to be able to get an iMac for what Apple is charging for the ten inch iPad.
And the 10" iPad can be maxed out to $1129, so what you say is still true.
bitmod said:Spotify have by far the best curation in the business. Probably because they have the largest music library in the industry.
- Tidal's curation always ends with R&B - regardless of what genre you pick. Want classical Spanish guitar for sleeping... 5 songs in... here is some rapper screaming about his pubes.
- Apple's curation always ends with top 40 *yawn* boring as **** corporate spoon fed RIAA sanctioned puke. Elevator music is more interesting. It's the streaming service for mind-controlled prozac junkies.
- Spotify's curation always ends with never before heard bliss that reaches into your very soul to find the essence of your existence - sending you on a journey of discovery, an epoch to musical nirvana.
If Spotify ever goes CD or MQA quality - it's game over for Tidal.
AM will always have its niche of serving bland porridge to the drones - on their Homepods with just-good-enough fidelity that it doesn't reveal what lousy compressed sound quality 256 AAC is compared to 320 mp3 (which also isn't great).
Soli said:jdw said:Soli said:You're just acting like en entitled prick because you think Apple owes you something it doesn't. You think they work for you, when you're just one of tens of millions of customers...
I’m not being sarcastic or condescending by asking that question. I myself did just that yesterday. I did not keep the topic of this forum constantly on my mind, nor do I harbor ill will towards you or anyone else here, regardless of what you said.
Sometimes when discussing our favorite computing platform we end up spending way too much time in online forums. We may even find ourselves using that time to criticize our fellow Mac fans, using words we ought not in polite company, and expressing harsh sentiments that really have no place in a formum comprises of educated people like this one.
Not everyone will agree with my call on our beloved fruit company to offer a Mac Pro for the masses akin to the PowerMacs of old. I understand that. But like Rodney King once said, “can’t we all just get along?“
Regardless of your perceived personal connection, your longterm investments in Macs, the amount soapboxing you've done to convert others to Macs, or the number of Apple stickers you've placed on your car it's still just a fucking company. No Mac user's identity should be wrapped up in Apple, and if something better comes along that suits your needs better I hope to god that you are able to see it.
PS: I've ordered Apple Pay stickers from Apple so I can hand out to local businesses that support NFC-based payments but aren't aware. I'm not doing this for Apple, even though it does help them. I'm doing it for myself because the faster Apple Pay (and NFC in general) reaches its tipping point to where I don't have to carry a wallet, risk physical cards being stolen or numbers stolen en route the better off I'll be.
Meanwhile the free-thinking, super-smart Soli is buying Apple stickers for his local businesses. What a star.
GeorgeBMac said:crowley said:AppleZulu said:They’ll add that SCSI port mentioned upstream before there is ever a cursor on an iPad.
It doesn't have a mouse pointer, for sure, but it's still tracking pointing in a not wholly dissimilar way, whether you're entering by finger multi-touch or by Apple Pencil, so it's hardly a great stretch to imagine Apple adding the ability to connect a more traditional pointing device for certain tasks.
I don't understand the confidence you have in your assertion. They will certainly never add SCSI.