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Old Oct 28th, 2018, 12:08 PM   #1
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Apple Bits And Bytes

Instead of starting a new thread for every Apple annoucement or update, I thought this thread might help keep users abreast of tech news from Apple without clogging the forum with multiple subjects. Kind of like the Miscellaneous Links thread in Everything Else.

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Apple reportedly announcing iPad Pro with USB-C, MacBook Air successor, and new Mac Mini next week

Apple plans to announce updated iPad Pros with USB-C ports, a 13-inch laptop meant to replace the MacBook Air, and long-awaited updates to the Mac Mini during its event Tuesday morning, according to Bloomberg. Just about all of this has been rumored before, but Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman is usually the definitive name when it comes to nailing exactly what we’ll see on event day, and with a few days to go, we now have those answers.
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Old Nov 13th, 2018, 02:25 PM   #2
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Just had time to check out the new Mini, yikes what a price jump!

I bought a brand new Mini in 2015. Of course due to no updates it was one built in 2012. It cost me $699 plus
Applecare. To relace it with a comparable Mini now, the price is $999 plus Applecare, but that only gives me a 128 GB drive. My current model is 500 GB.

A whopping 42% increase. Highway robbery.
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This does not bode well, speaking as a frequent user of the excellent material at iFixit...

Apple confirms its T2 security chip blocks some third-party repairs of new Macs
...the newest MacBook Pro and last year’s iMac Pro, come equipped with Apple’s security-focused T2 chip. The T2 chip, which acts as a co-processor, is the secret to many of Apple’s newest and most advanced features. However, its introduction into more computers and the likelihood that it becomes commonplace in every Mac going forward has renewed concerns that Apple is trying to further lock down its devices from third-party repair services.

The T2 is “a guillotine that [Apple is] holding over” product owners, iFixit CEO Kyle Wiens told The Verge over email. That’s because it’s the key to locking down Mac products by only allowing select replacement parts into the machine when they’ve come from an authorized source — a process that the T2 chip now checks for during post-repair reboot. “It’s very possible the goal is to exert more control over who can perform repairs by limiting access to parts,...”
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Apple makes risky decision to wait until at least 2020 to release a 5G iPhone

In the past, it hasn't been a problem for Apple to wait after its competition releases new phones for the latest networks, but 5G is different

https://vancouversun.com/technology/...box=1543862988
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Apple makes risky decision to wait until at least 2020 to release a 5G iPhone

In the past, it hasn't been a problem for Apple to wait after its competition releases new phones for the latest networks, but 5G is different

https://vancouversun.com/technology/...box=1543862988
But when Apple finally does catch up it will be the best thing ever and quite possibly the best phone they have ever made.

Apple knows how to make money, they will milk the current chips as long as they can, gigabyte LTE sounds great is better. This will help boost their sales for the next model design as it will be a must have feature. Grows tiring to have Apple purposely lag behind with no real reason as to why. A perfect example is the wireless charging on the current phones. They went with the slower older tech rather then the fast wireless charging that has been out a while already. Again will help make the next model the best phone they have ever made.
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With news of the giant hit to Apple stocks today, I think Peter Cook is revealing himself to be the non-visionary technocrat that he always was. No new products, no exciting updates, just looking for more ways to milk the slowly declining interest in iPhones. Gill Amelio reborn.
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With news of the giant hit to Apple stocks today, I think Peter Cook is revealing himself to be the non-visionary technocrat that he always was. No new products, no exciting updates, just looking for more ways to milk the slowly declining interest in iPhones. Gill Amelio reborn.
Well, considering he died in 1995, and at max could only play a CEO, it is not surprising

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Seems to me that until Apple stops the outright greed and reprices iPhones in the $700 area, they will continue to lose business. My iPhone 8 Plus cost me damn near $1,200 and that is obscene. I will be using it for quite a few years without any upgrade to get my money's worth.
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For the last many years Apple has used upgrades to iOS and the OS to break compatibility between tech forcing users into more upgrades just to maintain communications. My iPhone 6s is a much better devise than my old 4s but it can't talk to my iTunes on my old iMac and now I can no longer use Image Capture to download photos or video. I have no need for a new iMac...
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For the last many years Apple has used upgrades to iOS and the OS to break compatibility between tech forcing users into more upgrades just to maintain communications. My iPhone 6s is a much better devise than my old 4s but it can't talk to my iTunes on my old iMac and now I can no longer use Image Capture to download photos or video. I have no need for a new iMac...


Unfortunately, just too true, and even more unfortunate that they killed off their expression too many years ago — It just works.

Anyone remember those days and when Macs were also fun to use and one could even personalize them and some applications.

It seems their famous 1984 commercial has unfortunately gone full circle.




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