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  1. DaveF

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    In the short term, I’m going to ask my wife if she’ll try changing her workflow to learn how it affects the experience. Instead of loading MS Office suite and Quickbooks and the entire Adobe CC suite, just run the applications she’s using (which is mainly the Adobe and Safari). I also need to...
  2. DaveF

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    We talked more about it and she’s probably going to wait until the iMac Pros come out, hopefully spring 2022. She can decide if / how to change computers then.
  3. DaveF

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    It's frustrating for me because I did lots of research and made I thought the smart choice that would work well and save some money. So it's my error. And my wife is annoyed that I bought 8GB instead of 16GB that her previous Intel Mac had and it worked just fine. Rebooting helps her iMac's...
  4. DaveF

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    My wife has informed me that the 8GB iMac is inadequate. Memory pressure is red. Adobe software gets sluggish. My guess is that either A) All the reviews extolling how 8GB is enough for high-end work were actually specific to mono-tasking with a single application and not actually applicable to...
  5. DaveF

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    Apple could be into gaming. But by all appearances, their corporate culture has not and does not understand gaming. There are obvious things they could do to promote mid-level gaming without pursuing hardcore gamers and their $600 GPUs. * Allow games to require controllers for games (esp. on...
  6. DaveF

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    Yep. Apple cares about “services” revenue. They get that with subscriptions and by running what amounts to a casino with pay-to-win “games” with addicting features. But they don’t seem to have cared about “gaming” for the past decade or more.
  7. DaveF

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    My initial post I was poking fun at the autocorrect, as I noted: Then I got confused as to whether folks knew the difference in silicon and silicone so posted the literal images. And then I thought it was funny that I was wrong and you were right, realizing Apple actually does produce its...
  8. DaveF

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    Ah, more accurately... Apple Silicon https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2021/10/introducing-m1-pro-and-m1-max-the-most-powerful-chips-apple-has-ever-built/ Apple Silicone https://www.apple.com/shop/watch/bands
  9. DaveF

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    Silicon wafer: Silicone wrist band:
  10. DaveF

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    (Autocorrect, I understand. :) )
  11. DaveF

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    I assure you Apple is not creating silicone chips. :dance:
  12. DaveF

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    While playing Diablo.
  13. DaveF

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    I think this is really a difference between computer geeks and normal people. I noticed previously how slow it was switching apps or quitting apps, due to swapping on her old Fusion drive. I’m sure that’s all gone with instant launch, switching, and quitting. But she’s a normal person and just...
  14. DaveF

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    She runs Adobe creative cloud. I asked why we bought her a new computer if her 8 year old iMac was super fast enough? The conversation halted and she changed the subject. :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
  15. DaveF

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    The good news: a week later, upgrading to Monterey has eliminated the memory error on my wife’s M1 iMac. The bad news: she can’t tell any performance benefit compared to her 2013 i5 iMac!
  16. DaveF

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    Oops: $120 for iPad Air 2.
  17. DaveF

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    Wife took iPhone 8+ to Apple Store to trade-in (now that she’s got her iPhone 13 Pro). They gave her $175 trade-in (max value) after a five minute check over. Returned old Watch S0 for recycling. Returned my iPad Air 2 for recycling. It suffered a hardware failure two years ago, won’t charge...
  18. DaveF

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    Final podcast comment: VergeCast last week discussed MBP screen versus $5000 XDR display. They said the new laptop screens much better than the XDR screen (and the XDR screen has serious deficiencies for actual pro video editors). Recommended listen if you’re into this stuff.
  19. DaveF

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    This was really interesting. I’m not laptop people anymore, but from a decade ago, dockable laptops were a solved problem and worked great with Windows systems. But seemed like a black hole of despair for Mac professionals. Good to hear there’s now a quality, easy docking solution for Mac...
  20. DaveF

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    My experience: run it from Time Machine backup and skip Mac to Mac. Thunderbolt is probably fine if you’re upgrading from a new Mac to really-new Mac. But if you’re coming from something that pre-dates USB C, thunderbolt is confusing and expensive. Easier to just connect a Time Machine drive...
  21. DaveF

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    That’s basically it. Glad this is getting attention. Apple fixes things when enough people have problems and it gets mainstream attention. This is start. Also good to feel affirmed: not just me complaining about some made up problem. It’s real. Affecting people. Not convinced it’s a classic...
  22. DaveF

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    No rationale I’ve seen. That’s just the latest rumor.
  23. DaveF

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    Upgraded iMac M1 to Monterey, to see if that fixes "application memory" problem. After that, disable sleep to see if that fixes it. If Monterey doesn't fix it, then I'm hoping we can press on Apple to replace the whole iMac. This is not normal behavior for a brand new computer. It feelsl like...
  24. DaveF

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    It seems like it’s wholly a matter of whether you need / want a portable (real) computer? My uses, I don’t need or want a laptop. A desktop for computer stuff. And an iPad for mobility (e.g. HTF in bed at night). But I don’t have normal professional computer usage compared to most tech pros...
  25. DaveF

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    Us iMac people keeping eyes on you mini people!
  26. DaveF

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    Yes. Let’s have two Mac mini M1 releases before there’s a new m1 iMac!:laugh:
  27. DaveF

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    Interesting the rumors have swung to 27” screen size. The 30”+ iMac rumors have evaporated.
  28. DaveF

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    Wife called Apple Support. They didn’t have a known solution. But they said that “Application Memory” problems is not caused by having 8GB vs 16GB. That gets me out of the doghouse for buying 8GB instead of 16GB.
  29. DaveF

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    They explain it in their blog. They have legacy code problem with their licensing system. You can’t upgrade from Intel-version to M1-version on a pre-2019 license. You can run SuperDuper in Rosetta if you have the older license and don’t want to pay for an upgrade. I’ve gotten so much value...
  30. DaveF

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    SuperDuper is brand newly able to do bootable M1 backups. You should buy a new copy of SD, start with a brand new Erase Then Copy backup. Then set it for your regular Smart Update backups from then on. Details here: https://www.shirt-pocket.com/blog/
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