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Any guesses? Assuming rumors of 14”,... 3,086 Views / 168 Replies  
Any guesses?

Assuming rumors of 14”, touchscreens and more performance...

Mini: $999
12/13” MBA: $1099
13/14” MBP: $1599
16” MBP: $2799
iMac: $
iMac Pro: $5999
Posted by Brien, on Jul 11, 2020 at 07:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Trend has been higher prices. I would like they... 3,086 Views / 168 Replies  
Trend has been higher prices. I would like they to lower them but doubtful.
Posted by Brien, on Jul 11, 2020 at 03:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I would like to see a 12” ultraportable, 14”... 3,086 Views / 168 Replies  
I would like to see a 12” ultraportable, 14” non-pro and 14/16/18” Pros. If I were making the decisions...
Posted by Brien, on Jul 7, 2020 at 08:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don’t know, that tweet seems like iGPU only. 3,086 Views / 168 Replies  
I don’t know, that tweet seems like iGPU only.
Posted by Brien, on Jul 7, 2020 at 10:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Pretty fun. Pascal is weeeird. 2,738 Views / 97 Replies  
Pretty fun. Pascal is weeeird.
Posted by Brien, on Jul 5, 2020 at 10:07 PM, in Gaming
I doubt it, even in the Mac Pro. 3,086 Views / 168 Replies  
I doubt it, even in the Mac Pro.
Posted by Brien, on Jul 2, 2020 at 12:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I faced similar problems when switching from Xbox... 910 Views / 24 Replies  
I faced similar problems when switching from Xbox since the A/B buttons are swapped.
Posted by Brien, on Jun 30, 2020 at 03:17 PM, in Gaming
I would expect them to keep at least one top-end... 3,086 Views / 168 Replies  
I would expect them to keep at least one top-end 16” with a dGPU. But who knows, maybe they can make an iGPU that will blow the doors of a Radeon M.
Posted by Brien, on Jun 26, 2020 at 12:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I have to agree, I half-expected them to drop... 3,086 Views / 168 Replies  
I have to agree, I half-expected them to drop support for non-App Store apps, make SIP undefeatable or some BS.
Posted by Brien, on Jun 26, 2020 at 12:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Also, dropping force touch on watchOS 7. Booooo. 3,086 Views / 168 Replies  
Also, dropping force touch on watchOS 7. Booooo.
Posted by Brien, on Jun 24, 2020 at 09:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I hope they don’t keep lower TDP and make... 3,086 Views / 168 Replies  
I hope they don’t keep lower TDP and make everything thinner. I can kind of expect it for the MBA but please stop making the Pros smaller.

Going back to Power/i Macs/Books would be nice....
Posted by Brien, on Jun 24, 2020 at 09:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I wonder about pro user support if Apple ditches... 3,086 Views / 168 Replies  
I wonder about pro user support if Apple ditches discrete GPUs though
Posted by Brien, on Jun 22, 2020 at 09:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Thoughts: - macOS 11, No big deal at all... 3,086 Views / 168 Replies  
Thoughts:
- macOS 11, No big deal at all apparently. The end of an era. Wouldn’t be surprised if they tweak the numbers to be in step next year. iOS 15, macOS 15, watchOS 15 etc.
- Big Sur looks...
Posted by Brien, on Jun 22, 2020 at 06:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Dangit, I was hoping for a new ATV! 3,086 Views / 168 Replies  
Dangit, I was hoping for a new ATV!
Posted by Brien, on Jun 22, 2020 at 05:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Nah, The metal mesh cones and paper... 13,642 Views / 126 Replies  
Nah, The metal mesh cones and paper (V60/Kalita/Chemex) have very different profiles to my taste buds.

They still make a good cup of coffee however.

FWIW, I prefer V60.
Posted by Brien, on Jun 19, 2020 at 10:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Apple is re-closing stores. I wonder if we... 22,370 Views / 560 Replies  
Apple is re-closing stores.

I wonder if we see other companies follow suit.

I wonder if we see any local or state governments follow suit?

I think a lot of places rushed to reopen because...
Posted by Brien, on Jun 19, 2020 at 10:06 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Apple (and others) have been telegraphing for... 3,086 Views / 168 Replies  
Apple (and others) have been telegraphing for years the road they’re going down is going to lead to sonically welded cases, 100% soldered/ glued down parts and complete disposability. Apple already...
Posted by Brien, on Jun 19, 2020 at 05:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What I mean is more like this: It used to be... 3,086 Views / 168 Replies  
What I mean is more like this:

It used to be that software updates were optional and many did not do them.

So, companies started offering opt-in auto updates. App Stores etc. offer this.
...
Posted by Brien, on Jun 17, 2020 at 08:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
We are probably <5 years from mandatory... 3,086 Views / 168 Replies  
We are probably <5 years from mandatory software/app updates across the board, aka Android/iOS/Mac/Win. I don’t agree with it either but clearly that and the death of local storage are the roadmap.
Posted by Brien, on Jun 16, 2020 at 09:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Meatloaf is basically a sloppy Joe log. 5,296 Views / 134 Replies  
Meatloaf is basically a sloppy Joe log.
Posted by Brien, on Jun 12, 2020 at 09:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I do fear that pretty soon Apple will restrict... 3,086 Views / 168 Replies  
I do fear that pretty soon Apple will restrict macOS to App Store only, make it impossible to disable gate keeper, FileVault, SIP etc. etc.

To be fair windows 10 isn’t much better, I foresee a lot...
Posted by Brien, on Jun 12, 2020 at 09:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
How I mine for fish? 1,246 Views / 21 Replies  
How I mine for fish?
Posted by Brien, on Jun 11, 2020 at 11:54 PM, in Gaming
Also, I don’t see them ditching x86 and discrete... 3,086 Views / 168 Replies  
Also, I don’t see them ditching x86 and discrete GPUs on Pro machines without a revolt.

They may think they can, and rely on iOS/iPad OS ports, but no.
Posted by Brien, on Jun 11, 2020 at 01:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I wish they’d bring back iBook/Mac,... 3,086 Views / 168 Replies  
I wish they’d bring back iBook/Mac, Powerbook/Mac. Made more sense.

MacBook still sounds stupid.
Posted by Brien, on Jun 11, 2020 at 01:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That was fast. 828 Views / 4 Replies  
That was fast.
Posted by Brien, on Jun 11, 2020 at 01:33 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah that is so fas my main gripe, the... 2,738 Views / 97 Replies  
Yeah that is so fas my main gripe, the “storyline” effectively forces you to build the island a certain way. What if I don’t want 10 villagers? What if I don’t want to upgrade my house anymore?...
Posted by Brien, on Jun 5, 2020 at 10:38 AM, in Gaming
Good on Roberts. 22,370 Views / 560 Replies  
Good on Roberts.
Posted by Brien, on May 31, 2020 at 08:51 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Riots in our city last night. Pretty much... 50,848 Views / 383 Replies  
Riots in our city last night. Pretty much everywhere?

Cra-zy.
Posted by Brien, on May 31, 2020 at 11:02 AM, in Political/War Lounge
My trees drop like 80% soft/hardwood, wood is... 2,738 Views / 97 Replies  
My trees drop like 80% soft/hardwood, wood is scarce ‘round these parts.
Posted by Brien, on May 28, 2020 at 08:21 PM, in Gaming
I recall once paying a “fee processing fee” to... 1,869 Views / 14 Replies  
I recall once paying a “fee processing fee” to some cable company. Or maybe Ticketmaster. Anyway, that’s what stuck.
Posted by Brien, on May 22, 2020 at 01:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
A lot of people recommend the 8bitdo SNpro30+.... 910 Views / 24 Replies  
A lot of people recommend the 8bitdo SNpro30+. Looks HUGE next to an XB1 controller though, and I have smaller hands so it’s a nonstarter.
Posted by Brien, on May 20, 2020 at 12:27 AM, in Gaming
Trump has been allowed to do whatever he wants,... 22,370 Views / 560 Replies  
Trump has been allowed to do whatever he wants, why buck tradition?
Posted by Brien, on May 20, 2020 at 12:24 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I was *finally* able to get a Switch so look... 2,738 Views / 97 Replies  
I was *finally* able to get a Switch so look forward to joining y’all.
Posted by Brien, on May 18, 2020 at 04:25 PM, in Gaming
I stick super local but may need to try those... 13,642 Views / 126 Replies  
I stick super local but may need to try those out.

That $45 bag of kona though. :eek:
Posted by Brien, on May 17, 2020 at 09:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I can handle up to about scotch bonnet/habanero... 5,296 Views / 134 Replies  
I can handle up to about scotch bonnet/habanero heat and mostly walk away... ghost peppers and beyond hurts.
Posted by Brien, on May 11, 2020 at 11:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Henderson’s Relish. 5,296 Views / 134 Replies  
Henderson’s Relish.
Posted by Brien, on May 9, 2020 at 12:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
IMO Manhattan’s don’t taste right with Bourbon...... 5,296 Views / 134 Replies  
IMO Manhattan’s don’t taste right with Bourbon... rye (Bulliet) all the way.
Posted by Brien, on May 5, 2020 at 12:02 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yay 22,370 Views / 560 Replies  
Yay
Posted by Brien, on May 4, 2020 at 11:06 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I’ve taken to making esoteric juice/coffee... 5,296 Views / 134 Replies  
I’ve taken to making esoteric juice/coffee concoctions. Mango ginger limeade etc. Some are failures (charred jalapeño lemonade, bleh!).
Posted by Brien, on May 2, 2020 at 12:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Seeing these EVERYWHERE fwiw, believe it’s an... 22,370 Views / 560 Replies  
Seeing these EVERYWHERE fwiw, believe it’s an OSHA thing.
Posted by Brien, on May 2, 2020 at 12:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Apple could develop FaceTime into a legit video... 1,834 Views / 17 Replies  
Apple could develop FaceTime into a legit video conferencing app, but they won’t.
Posted by Brien, on Apr 24, 2020 at 03:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Barr is threatening to sue states that don’t lift... 22,370 Views / 560 Replies  
Barr is threatening to sue states that don’t lift lockdowns. Fun.
Posted by Brien, on Apr 23, 2020 at 11:39 AM, in Political/War Lounge
All the flagships are going 7”, I think small... 3,198 Views / 46 Replies  
All the flagships are going 7”, I think small phones are DOA.
Posted by Brien, on Apr 18, 2020 at 09:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Wow. 1,529 Views / 3 Replies  
Wow.
Posted by Brien, on Apr 18, 2020 at 09:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Grocery shopping and see the same thing. Almost... 22,370 Views / 560 Replies  
Grocery shopping and see the same thing. Almost positive some of those people are just walking around for an hour or two. Stay home!
Posted by Brien, on Apr 18, 2020 at 09:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I’m worried if people keep ignoring the... 22,370 Views / 560 Replies  
I’m worried if people keep ignoring the stay-at-home directives, the police/military will get involved, HARD.
Posted by Brien, on Mar 26, 2020 at 11:30 PM, in Political/War Lounge
They also own Boulder Chip Co., which makes the... 7,241 Views / 42 Replies  
They also own Boulder Chip Co., which makes the best (malt) vinegar and sea salt chips I’ve ever had.
Posted by Brien, on Mar 26, 2020 at 12:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I wonder just how many are going to lose their... 22,370 Views / 560 Replies  
I wonder just how many are going to lose their jobs. These actions to give us all money and waive late fees/payments/interest/etcetera makes me feel they expect it to be a LOT.
Posted by Brien, on Mar 17, 2020 at 11:20 PM, in Political/War Lounge
More dominos fall. All Disney... 22,370 Views / 560 Replies  
More dominos fall. All Disney parks/resorts/cruises - closed. Tons of schools. Tons of businesses want everyone to work from home, mine included. Where does the madness end? It feels like a...
Posted by Brien, on Mar 12, 2020 at 09:44 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Wonder how long until the close... 22,370 Views / 560 Replies  
Wonder how long until the close Disneyland/World...
Posted by Brien, on Mar 10, 2020 at 04:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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