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  • Eight-core 2019 15-inch MacBook Pro crushes mid-2018 model in benchmarks

    Commenters here sure are reminiscent of those who took down MacRumors years ago, glad they're procreating.
    watto_cobra
  • Apple Park's 'rainbow' designed by Jony Ive for celebration honoring Steve Jobs, campus op...

    McJobs said:
    That’s the guy who also designed the most unreliable laptop keyboard in history of the mankind?
    A rush to post the first negative comment, how MacRumors and totally unoriginal.
    lkruppStrangeDaysfastasleep
  • Apple Pay now accepted for some UK government services, wider rollout planned for 2019

    If the UK government embraces Apple more, perhaps the f'n BBC might stop being so virulently anti-Apple in all its reporting?
    lostkiwi
  • Mac Pro will be 'easy-to-upgrade,' debut in 2019 alongside 31.6-inch Apple 6K display

    k2kw said:
    Can I hope for a laptop with a greater travel keyboard?
    Seriously? I remember back in the day when yahoos on MacRumors would parachute into and hijack every single thread with the comment, "What about the Mac Pro?" It was extremely annoying and very off topic, but that didn't bother all those trolls then.
    fastasleepwatto_cobra
  • MacBook keyboard failures could end with introduction of glass panel keyboards

    danvm said:
    Yamcha67 said:
    That sounds like an awful idea, the current MacBook keyboards aren't great and have their set of issues. Introducing glass keyboards doesn't seem like a solution to the problem at all, in fact, it may just make matters worse. Don't fix it if ain't broke, they should really stick to their old style keyboards, I'm not sure how they'll manage it thanks to that obsession with thinness but maybe it can be done. Microsoft has managed to create a superthin keyboard with great travel and tactile feedback on their Surface Pro Type Covers, I'm sure there's a way to achieve something similar on the Apple side.

    It's funny that Microsoft is actually taking Apple's place in many respects. Just look at the current Surface sales, they've been incredible for Microsoft. Microsoft has already exceeded expectations and now they are predicting 20% growth on top of that. I think they're really doing well considering that Microsoft has gotten into the hardware business very late compared to Apple. I also feel they are innovating in many more areas and in many cases outshining even Apple's Macs. The keyboards, trackpads, design are all on point and even the software has reached a stage where it's a lot like Mac OS. 

    I wish Apple would change direction. Some Mac users including myself have jumped ship, I sold my Mac for the simple reason that I just got sick and tired of paying for premiums and getting less, not only that I just feel like Microsoft now is providing a better experience for my use case. The keyboard issues, flex-gate, bent iPads, iPhone 6 performance throttling etc.. all tell us that the quality assurance has taken a dive and Apple doesn't seem to care. The recent flex-gate issue which is leading to display failure early thanks to a fragile cable is going to cost customers $600+ for repair because the cable isn't durable enough to last very long. The bent iPads will not be covered, but people are eligible for a refund within the normal period for any device. The issues with keyboards have been semi-resolved but I guess we'll have to see how the new keyboards work out. Initially, customers were forced to pay around $700 for out of warranty keyboard repairs until Apple provided free replacements later on. It's really not looking good for Apple. I'm not saying it's a failing company, it makes way too much money for these issues to make a dent in the near future but it does mean customers will suffer in the end.
    We already have a resident MS shill, btw, unless that's you, DanVM?
    I find interesting that you consider me a MS shill, 
    Are you kidding me? You don't know yourself do you, or remember any of the exchanges we've had? [rolls eyes]
    watto_cobra