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Jun 11, 2017, 02:26 PM
 
Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
I think they also plan to make this modular MP a proper Xserve replacement of sorts as well. Some people still want Mac servers and Mac Minis aren't always up to the task in terms of storage and throughput. iMacs are capable but its a waste having a quality 27" display attached to a server no one sits at.
My hope was always that - make something that CAN fit in a 19" rack if it has to, even if that is not the main usecase.
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
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Jun 11, 2017, 06:15 PM
 
There does still seem to be some demand for them. Apple calls MacMiniColo whenever someone is taking down a big Xserve install and they buy them all up happily.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Jun 12, 2017, 08:13 AM
 
Also, for the first time, it was during WWDC, they say "Kaby Lake" more similar to "Baby Lake" than "Kah-bee lake" Why would they pronounce it like "Baby Lake"? Eeeww! That's a personal annoyance and I had never heard anyone pronounce it that way before. People, call it Kaby Lake (as one would start to say "Cabbage").
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Jun 12, 2017, 08:31 AM
 
No worse than Steve's "owe-tomatic" and "Jag-wire"…of all the things to get annoyed at…
     
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Jun 12, 2017, 10:08 AM
 
I've only ever heard it pronounced like "baby lake".

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Jun 12, 2017, 10:22 AM
 
I've never heard anyone from Intel say the name, but internally in my own mind, I always said it as it rhymes with baby. During the keynote, I was happy to hear that I was "correct."
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Jun 12, 2017, 01:09 PM
 
Since it's short for "Kabinakagami Lake", I'd assume that "Kuh-bee" is probably correcterer. But really, who cares?
     
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Jun 21, 2017, 06:34 AM
 
I'm looking through reqs for the last month and most people at the office in the upgrade cycle are asking for 12.9" iPad Pros, in lieu of laptops, and I'm noticing the prices. $1200-1400 for a tablet? WTF? Sure, that's not too bad compared to a new Surface Book, which was one of their other options, but that's still a little nuts, IMO.
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Jun 24, 2017, 07:11 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
So has anybody found out whether the 13" MBP still has hobbled Thunderbolt ports, or are they all full-speed now?
Did you get your question answered? I'm curious about this as well.
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Jun 25, 2017, 07:39 AM
 
Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
I'm looking through reqs for the last month and most people at the office in the upgrade cycle are asking for 12.9" iPad Pros, in lieu of laptops, and I'm noticing the prices. $1200-1400 for a tablet? WTF? Sure, that's not too bad compared to a new Surface Book, which was one of their other options, but that's still a little nuts, IMO.
People I know with the 10.5in model are absolutely smitten like with no other iPad.
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Jun 25, 2017, 01:47 PM
 
Originally Posted by And.reg View Post
Did you get your question answered? I'm curious about this as well.
I answered twice. It has not changed.
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
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Jun 25, 2017, 04:27 PM
 
I ask "Billy" into the office and hand him a 12.9" iPad Pro, then say, "This is a new iPad Pro, what do you think?"

He fiddles with it and beams, "Wow, this is amazing, it's so quick. Look, you can really see the difference with the 120Hz refresh rate!"

"Thanks Billy, you can go now." He leaves.

See, the thing is, it was a "new" 12.9" iPad Pro, it simply wasn't of the 2017 variety.
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Jun 25, 2017, 06:54 PM
 
Originally Posted by P View Post
I answered twice. It has not changed.
Ah yes - and I see now that I'd forgotten to thank you for that.

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Jun 25, 2017, 06:59 PM
 
I played with a 10.5" iPad Pro in Osaka's Apple Store last week, and the difference between 60 Hz and 120 Hz is tremendous. And as an avid Pencil user, cutting the lag in half from ~40 ms to ~20 ms is immediately noticeable. Almost a pity that I bought a 9.7" Pro last year — almost.
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Jun 25, 2017, 08:57 PM
 
I played with a 10.5" yesterday and didn't notice anything special about the new display.
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Jun 26, 2017, 05:42 AM
 
I will admit, I can tell the difference when messing with them side-by-side, but it can be difficult to see if you just pick a new one up and do general tasks.
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Jun 26, 2017, 11:08 AM
 
Originally Posted by OreoCookie View Post
I played with a 10.5" iPad Pro in Osaka's Apple Store last week, and the difference between 60 Hz and 120 Hz is tremendous. And as an avid Pencil user, cutting the lag in half from ~40 ms to ~20 ms is immediately noticeable. Almost a pity that I bought a 9.7" Pro last year — almost.
Well, frick...

I'm in the same boat, and I'm trying to do everything I can to not talk myself into selling the 9.7" for the 10.5". I use the Apple Pencil over an hour per day, easily — meeting notes, drawing, browsing...all day. That extra 0.8" is nearly as much of a selling point for me.
     
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Jun 26, 2017, 01:25 PM
 
Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
That extra 0.8" is nearly as much of a selling point for me.
     
 
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