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  • Garmin takes on Apple Watch with OLED-based Venu, Marvel wearables

    Lol. I thought it said these were made to compete? At virtually the same price as the Apple Watch, what’s the benefit?
    Not being locked to Apple, sturdier, better for activity, more focused on the essential functionality, way more battery life, among other things...
  • Apple's 'iPhone 11' event is probably on September 10

    kkqd1337 said:
    that camera notch looks horrific, i can't believe that is staying this year. 
    It's just OCD speaking, most people could not care less...
  • Apple's 'iPhone 11' event is probably on September 10

    The day before 9/11? That seems like a tone-deaf choice of dates.
    Actually what seems tone-deaf (not to mention absurd) is that 9/10 (or 9/12) would have any special meaning...

    It's amazing what BS people think, or even complain about!
  • IHS: Apple to start production of 16-inch MacBook Pro in September, phase out 15-inch mode...

    polymnia said:
    A few years back, I could easily do light-medium-duty photo retouching on a current (at the time) 15" MBP. Now I can barely open a complex Photoshop document on any MacBook Pro.
    That doesn't make any sense at all. "light medium" before and "barely open" now?

    I can open huge, multi photos with tons on layers on MBP just fine. Paint huge-ass sized, tons of DPI images, too.

    And millions of designers have no problem doing heavy duty work.

    The new MBP models only got faster compared to that "a few years back 15" MBP", and Photoshop hasn't changed much, so what exactly is your deal?
  • Apple's 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro keyboard expected to shift to scissor mechanism

    henrybay said:
    I really hope this is true. 

    The Butterfly Keyboard is a flawed design, and not just a matter of preference. Here’s why. 

    Keyboard travel is like cushioning in a sports shoe. If there is insufficient depth of cushioning, the shoes will feel harsh to run in. Similarly, a lack of key travel makes typing feel like pounding your fingers on concrete. 

    This harshness can’t be fixed a adding softer membranes under the keys, because the problem is one of physics, not materials. 

    By compressing the key travel distance, as Apple has done, they have also compressed the keystroke duration to about 40 milliseconds - which causes the keys to ‘bottom out’ too early. This lack of travel is insufficient to allow a soft landing of the fingertips on the aluminium frame.  

    Sure, you could argue that you can get used to shallow keyboard travel - like you can get used to running shoes with no cushioning. But after you’ve run a few miles (or pounded out a few thousands words), the lack of cushioning takes its toll. 

    This is why it is so critical that Apple increases the amount of travel in the next generation of MacBook keyboards. 

    That sounds like an ad-hoc, hand-waivy argument. The travel is not the problem itself, not in any kind of physical or physiological law/limit. Many people like it, and even prefer it and miss it when they go back to previous generation keyboards. In any case, it's more of a personal preference than some hard issue. The problem is the design gets keys stuck. That's not a personal preference thing. The design is faulty in that.