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  • Apple unveils new 12.9-inch iPad Pro with mini LED Liquid Retina XDR display

    k2kw said:
    So there is really no reason why macOS couldn’t be installed on the IPP.
    i see SuperOS emerging.   IPadPro with the new Keyboard for theIMac running macOS would be great.  They just to put 16 GB ram in this with a big SSD.  

    Edit: and external monitor.
    They already could have done this. iPadOS/iOS is based on OS X. They chose not to due to form factor and use case. They affirm it every year. 

    They're obviously lying, of course.

    Mac OS just keeps getting more and more like iOS, not the other way around.  And Mac hardware keeps becomeing more and more throwaway garbage, like the iPad.

    The new iMac is idiotically thin. 

    The main failure point on the MacBook Air is now the display, because it's so stupidly thin that it's incredibly fragile.  We used to see a broken display every few weeks, I was in the shop yesterday morning (I'm almost never there, I'm mostly working at home these days with occasional visits to client sites) and there were three broken display calls in half an hour.  That display is going to cost $600 to $800 if you break it.  "Oh, but I'll get Applecare" you think.  Yeah, I don't know about you, but I keep computers a LOT longer than three years.  My 2012 15" MBP is a MUCH better computer than this 2018 MBA that I'm typing on now.

    I'll leave you with Three Dead Trolls In A Baggie.

  • VanMoof's early Find My integration started with a forum post

    Beats said:

    Find My will be bigger than Tile. Calling it now.

    ”Apple hasn’t innovated in years!!!!”
    -My ass

    "We're going to do a thing that's actually incredibly obvious, and we're going to do it literally years after other companies have already been doing it.  And the fanbois are going to actually claim that we're innovating."
  • Apple presses ahead with aim to replace paper passports and ID with iPhone

    Bad idea.

    If you cross international borders, you should WIPE any device you're carrying first.  Sign out of any "cloud" services, and nuke the storage. 

    Then once you're past border controls you can pull data you need for your trip back in. 

    It's the only reasonably secure way to cross international borders since your privacy rights generally don't apply at customs.  Any border crossing documents you need should be on paper. 

    The only way this would be even remotely safe is if you carry a separate device that you use only for your digital border crossing documents and NOTHING else.
  • Apple discontinues full-size HomePod, to focus on HomePod mini

    starof80 said:
    What about the rumors of the second HomePod? I was going to buy that when it came out.

    Maybe you can buy the first one at fire sale prices.  It would be worth buying for $50.

    (And by that I mean $50 for a pair.  $50 for one is far too much.)

  • Apple discontinues full-size HomePod, to focus on HomePod mini

    Hi Homepod, this is iPod Hi-Fi!  Welcome to the discontinued overpriced garbage club!

    It was a stupid product when it was new, it never improved, the price never dropped to anything even remotely close to reasonable, Apple discontinued it. 

    Why would anybody be surprised?  It was a failure from minute 1.