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  • iPhone 15 Pro rumored to get Thunderbolt connectivity

    jbtuckr said:
    I hope this isn’t true. Just with iPads, we have to replace the USB-C ports 2-3x more often than on iPads with the lightning port. Lightning is so much more durable, which is especially important in phones 
    I’ve found Lightning cables to be quite fragile.
    I too have found the cables themselves quite fragile, but the connecter and port itself reliable. I have a 2016 MacBook Pro with loose TB 3 ports all the way around, and the slightest tension on an attached TB cable causes then to pop out. Not a robust design, IMO.
  • Apple announces Apple Silicon Mac special event for November 10

    AniMill said:
    PLEASE bring back the Mac Chime and the glowey  !
    Interestingly enough, I booted my 2019 15" MBP from a beta of Big Sur and noticed the sound control panel has an option to "play sound on startup". Now, running my machine on Mojave, it chimes on boot, just like the good old days!
  • Going hands on with Nomad's Base Station Pro -- The first real free-placement Qi charger

    My only peeve with my Nomad basestation Apple Watch edition is pushing my phone around to find the sweet spot when I'm also charging my Watch and AirPods. Looks like this will solve that issue for me. This design is perfect on my bedside table. I have an Anker wireless stand to prop my phone up on my work desk.

    Looking forward to this new iteration of basestation if it will also include Apple Watch charging.
  • Hands on with Apple's 15-inch 2018 MacBook Pro with i7 processor

    hypoluxa said:
    This is a nice update. Glad they were able to get it up to 32GB in RAM. Long overdue. 

    I am looking at the 15" 2.6GHz model to possibly replace my  2012 MBPro 2.6GHz (9,1) non retina. Just have to get a hub for it with all my peripherals I'll need to connect to it. Looking into the OWC TB3 13 port hub. It's a tad pricey but it's got all the ports I need.
    Thrilled with my OWC TB3 Dock. Originally has an OWC TB2 dock, and now it's my spare for mobile setups of my editing station.