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WWDC 2019 Live discussion - Was: Sooo umm Apple just released new MacBookPros

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Sam Posten, May 21, 2019.

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  1. Sam Posten

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    I tagged you cause you were part of the conversation not because you were employing it. Sorry for confusion. The only person I know who was employing it was Ron and he didn't understand the implications of what he was doing. I hope the article sheds a good light on why I really really hope that users with good intentions will never use this software, and I am resigned to blocking this 'feature' from those who do.
     
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    The best part of Mike's exposé:
    Now that would be an awesome signature.

    - Posted via Superhuman. Every time you read this post, the time and your location are sent to me.
    :rolling-smiley:
     
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    I can wait until next year to upgrade.
     
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    Yeah, I was hoping to upgrade this year if a 16-inch was in the cards (and I think it will)...

    ...however unless there is a newly designed scissor keyboard this year, I can't see purchasing a new laptop until the revision.
     
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    Seems like it ought to have a 17" display with 3840x2400 pixels. That would make it a true successor to the old 17", 1920x1200 pixel MBP – giving it UHDTV resolution plus a bit extra in the vertical direction (for a 16:10 aspect ratio).

    3072x1920 pixels just doesn't seem like much of an increase over 2880x1800.
     
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    I don’t care about OLED. I’m just waiting for the new keyboard to be on a 15” in the wild for at least 6 months.
     
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    Keep in mind that hardware supply side rumors are pretty good. But not perfect. They've gotten it really wrong at times. And I think they're pretty terrible at the marketing and sales side of things: don't trust rumors on supposed pricing.
     
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    The fact you can no longer replace the hard drive (well, SSD) on Apple's laptops is a deal-killer for me. No 'touchbar' MBPs for me, ever, unless they make the primary storage drive swappable again.
     
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    I totally get the geek mindset that you have to be able to fiddle with the insides. And the 'right to repair' too.

    But Apple ain't going back.

    You can either choose to live with it or go with a different vendor.
     
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    Many more escalating rumors about the upcoming 16-inch MBP are being reported.

    The latest -- which at first did not make sense to me -- is that there will be a September launch instead of October.

    This means no big release announcement.

    If I remember correctly, this is how the 2018 MBP was announced. I think it was done with no fanfare. In fact, I think I got an instant message from Sam Posten telling me to go to the Apple Store as they just put it up for sale.

    I am hoping that this is the way Apple will launch the product. No fanfare. Just launch it a month early.
     
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    Reading the discussions about macos user-hostile security “improvements” and thinking I might be in no rush to upgrade this year.
     
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    I will eat a mushroom if this comes out as a press release launch. And I hate mushrooms.

    ZERO chance of that happening.
     
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    More leaks coming out on the 16" MBP...

    https://9to5mac.com/2019/08/06/16-inch-macbook-pro-processor/

    Not sure if it's a good thing that the same chips being used in this year's refresh are being used in the new 16" model. I am really not up on the latest chips.

    With a September launch date looming I am about a week away from selling my current MBP. I want to get the best price for it before everyone else starts trading in theirs, thus lowering the demand.

    I have a backup Macbook that I can use for the next month or so until the announcement.

    Now to spend some time comparing online sale sites to see who will give me the best price.
     

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