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The Apple Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by ChetB, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. MikeDT

    MikeDT Well-Known Member

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    Try clearing the browser cache, or even doing a fresh install of OS X. I use a 2008 white Macbook with Snow Leopard, and Safari exits instantly.
     
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  2. GreenFrog

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    Good call, never thought about freshly installing the OS.

    If I get my old performance back I'll hold off on getting the new MBP, which I honestly don't need at all. Would be nice to have, though.
     
  3. ChetB

    ChetB Well-Known Member

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    Anyone watching the Apple event this morning? You can live stream it on the Apple TV or on Apple's website.

    Highlights:

    —Mavericks ships today, free
    —New Macbook Pros, 13" and 15", performance boosts and a couple hundred bucks cheaper, available today
    —Mac Pro with crazy high specs priced at $2999, available in December
    —New versions of iLife (iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand) and iWork (Pages, Numbers, Keynote), available today
    —iPad Air—"the lightest full-sized tablet in the world," to replace the current full-sized iPad, $499
    —iPad mini with Retina Display and A7 chip, $399, available in November
    —original iPad mini price dropped to $299

    iPad 2 will continue to be sold for $399. Surprising to see it still on the market after so long.
     
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  4. GreenFrog

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    I really, really want the 15" MBP.

    Though, I'm kind of sad it's not any thinner or lighter.

    Anyone know the difference between Haswell and Crystalwell?

    Also, if the Iris Pro is much more energy efficient than a discrete GPU, does that mean getting the MBP with the discrete GPU will reduce battery life? I'm assuming the GPU has better performance than Iris Pro.
     
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  5. ChetB

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    I know the 13" MBP is thinner and lighter. Did they not say the same for the 15"?

    I've never heard of Crystalwell. I'm bummed that I didn't wait 6 months to get my 13" MBP with the Haswell chip, but oh well.
     
  6. ChetB

    ChetB Well-Known Member

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    The minor/3rd party app demos are always a drag during keynotes.
     
  7. GreenFrog

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    Nope. No weight / thickness reductions for the 15". Never heard of Crystalwell either.

    I wonder if the next iteration of the MBPs will have a different body style. The current style is getting a bit stale for me, so maybe I'll hold out and continue using my MBA.
     
  8. ChetB

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    ^ The 15" MBP sounds pretty awesome. I can't imagine the body style changing a ton. I can see the next one probably getting a little thinner/lighter, but not dramatically so.

    Really want an iPad mini with Retina Display.
     
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  9. GreenFrog

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    I'm surprised they didn't include the finger print scanner in the iPad Air.

    Stock plunging after the keynote :(
     
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  10. ethanm

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    Perhaps an iPad Pro is coming with the scanner.
     
  11. GreenFrog

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    I don't think there's enough differentiation within tablets, especially in terms of performance and what one could do with said increased performance, that would make an iPad Pro a compelling product.

    Gonna go check out the new MPBs.

    Anyone able to hook me up with employee pricing?!
     
  12. ChetB

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    That's a pretty typical reaction to the keynotes—always has been.

    I think Touch ID makes the most sense on an iPhone—it's the device you're likely to always have with you, and so it's the most vulnerable to theft/loss. It's also more of a hassle to have a lock screen code on a phone, since you end up typing it in more often than you would on an iPad. Eventually Touch ID will probably make it to other devices, though.
     
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  13. ChetB

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  14. GreenFrog

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    I WANT TO DOWNLOAD MAVERICKS NAO!!
     
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    you'll see that they're not very tick/heavy at all, especially compared to the non-retina MBP's that have the CD drive.
     
  16. ethanm

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    lol @ optical drives. Does it have a floppy disk drive too?
     
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    Mavericks is up, appears to be downloading slowly a la iOS 7.
     
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    Just finished installing Mavericks. First immediate thing I'm noticing is the way scroll works and accelerates on Safari is different. They must have re-calibrated it. I like it a lot more now.
     
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    My three finger up gesture whatever it's called is choppy on a 2011 i5 MBA [​IMG]
     
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