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  • Apple design chief Jony Ive to depart later this year, create new studio with Apple as cli...

    Bigger news here is that designers at Apple are now reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (which is highest ranking human resources title). Let that sink in.

    The Chief Design Officer role has departed with Ive. If Tim Cook understood how creative people work, he would have kept the role and filled it in from within the company hopefully.
    JWSCanantksundaram
  • Apple's new 11- & 12.9-inch iPad Pros sport a massive redesign and gain Face ID, USB-C

    kruegdude said:
    mario said:
    Give us Terminal, filesystem, Xcode and it could become viable computing device. Until then, this is glorified facebook machine.
    Add in floppy drive and liquid cooling as long as we’re going for completely useless additions. 
    I actually develop software. I use terminal 99% of the time. How about you? Click on pictures to code?
    tht
  • New macOS alert notifies users Apple will soon end 32-bit app support

    Is this for App Store apps only? I have tried launching a few 32 bit apps, and did not see any notifications on my macOS 10.13.4.
    watto_cobra
  • Stop panicking about Apple's rumored switch from Intel to its own chips in the Mac

    knowitall said:

    mario said:
    Soli said:
    Oztotl said:
    First concern is the ability to run virtual Linux and Windows OS's under the new hardware. This is key to having only a souped up Macbook Pro to support multiple platforms and clients
    Why is that a concern? If you're doing that now why can't you continue doing that in the future? A low-end Mac running ARM will not make your Intel Mac stop working.
    It's a concern because virtualization software as implemented today relies on Intel CPU's virtualization instructions to make virtualized code run near native speed. So if you say use Mac to run a virtual machine to emulate Linux, Intel CPU makes it possible to run Linux in the virtual environment nearly as fast as if you installed actual Linux on your Mac's hard drive.

    Switch to Arm would change this, since obviously ARM doesn't have Intel's CPU virtualization instructions, and for licensing reasons might never have them.
    Nonsense, Linux runs on ARM and doesn’t need special ‘virtualization instructions’. The ability to run near native speed has to do with the lack of instruction set translation (having effective context switches and virtual memory management is a plus, but that’s no problem on ARM).
    Yes of course it does. But if you are deploying your stack to cloud (Amazon in particular), you deploy to Intel 64 bit Linux, not arm.
    Alex1N
  • Stop panicking about Apple's rumored switch from Intel to its own chips in the Mac

    Soli said:
    mario said:
    Soli said:
    Oztotl said:
    First concern is the ability to run virtual Linux and Windows OS's under the new hardware. This is key to having only a souped up Macbook Pro to support multiple platforms and clients
    Why is that a concern? If you're doing that now why can't you continue doing that in the future? A low-end Mac running ARM will not make your Intel Mac stop working.
    It's a concern because virtualization software as implemented today relies on Intel CPU's virtualization instructions to make virtualized code run near native speed. So if you say use Mac to run a virtual machine to emulate Linux, Intel CPU makes it possible to run Linux in the virtual environment nearly as fast as if you installed actual Linux on your Mac's hard drive.

    Switch to Arm would change this, since obviously ARM doesn't have Intel's CPU virtualization instructions, and for licensing reasons might never have them.
    Your comment makes the assumption that if Apple offers a low-end Mac running RAM that you would have to stop using your Intel-based Mac. Again, this will not stop your Intel Mac from working.
    Of course it won't. It will just slowly get out of date, and due to the speed at which we now release software updates and esp. security updates it will become a liability to use outdated OS/software combo in about 2 years after hypothetical arm CPU mac is released.
    maltz