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Re: Mac appreciation thread
« Reply #1665 on: June 18, 2019, 20:40 »
Might try that for my next MacBook if I ever go down that path again.

My current one no longer virgin so loose.
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Re: Mac appreciation thread
« Reply #1666 on: June 18, 2019, 22:55 »
My major gripes about Apple

FFS - get rid of the damn USBC for power man. It gets loose with use and it’s nowhere as well thought out as the old MagSafe. I get that it is a one cable connection for a Thunderbolt USBC Display BUT what’s the use case like? I’ve yanked the old MagSafe numerous times and the laptop slid off my lap onto my sofa without any issue but the new USBC would bend and go out of shape because of the pressure and angle.

Terrible feel of the butterfly keyboard.

I'm switched back from a 2017 MacBook Pro to a 2015 because of the keyboard. And typing is so much faster and natural with the original keys. 

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Re: Mac appreciation thread
« Reply #1667 on: June 19, 2019, 08:50 »
Nvidia has themselves to blame; they fcuked Apple over back when Nvidia chips were being used on Macbook Pros. Since then Apple’s stayed well away from them. The hardware should work perfectly on the Mac Pro anyway, just Boot Camp into Windows ;D

dats coz Nvidia calls da GPU shots when most pros are on Adobe.  cuda cores baby!

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Re: Mac appreciation thread
« Reply #1668 on: June 19, 2019, 10:30 »
dats coz Nvidia calls da GPU shots when most pros are on Adobe.  cuda cores baby!

I believe this is when they used IBM's Ball Grid Array tech... from hell
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Re: Mac appreciation thread
« Reply #1669 on: June 19, 2019, 12:55 »
I believe this is when they used IBM's Ball Grid Array tech... from hell

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Re: Mac appreciation thread
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Re: Mac appreciation thread
« Reply #1673 on: July 05, 2019, 13:13 »
Redesigned keyboards on MacBooks soon  :)

https://www.macrumors.com/2019/07/04/apple-to-use-scissor-switch-keyboard-macbooks/

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Kuo: Apple to Use New Scissor Switch Keyboard in Future MacBooks, Starting With 2019 MacBook Air Refresh

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple will do away with its controversial butterfly mechanism keyboard in future MacBooks, beginning with a refreshed MacBook Air later this year.
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Re: Mac appreciation thread
« Reply #1674 on: July 06, 2019, 07:03 »
One of those “Why hasn’t anyone thought of doing this before?!” features from Apple... Fixing where your eyes are looking at when you video call someone. Hope they bring this to MacOS soon as well!  :)

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(No doubt the usual shameless Kimchi and Tiong copy-cats will be frantically working to copy this).
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Re: Mac appreciation thread
« Reply #1675 on: July 06, 2019, 15:40 »
One of those “Why hasn’t anyone thought of doing this before?!” features from Apple... Fixing where your eyes are looking at when you video call someone. Hope they bring this to MacOS soon as well!  :)

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/rFh0cV9nov8&fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/rFh0cV9nov8&fs=1</a>   <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/J6HA27izRp8&fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/J6HA27izRp8&fs=1</a>

(No doubt the usual shameless Kimchi and Tiong copy-cats will be frantically working to copy this).


I'm sure they can...but will Apple do it? Most of the built-in webcam on Macbook series is a "joke"...look at the New Macbook 12". If the cam is as good as the ones on iPhone, then it will certainly make sense :)

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Re: Mac appreciation thread
« Reply #1676 on: July 07, 2019, 14:08 »
I'm sure they can...but will Apple do it? Most of the built-in webcam on Macbook series is a "joke"...look at the New Macbook 12". If the cam is as good as the ones on iPhone, then it will certainly make sense :)

Not without the depth mapping camera unfortunately.

It was a quick comment, but what I meant when I hoped for MacOS support, is for any new MacBooks with (hopefully) depth sensing cameras included and APIs available to 3rd party Apps. I do lots of Vid Conf calls from my MacBook Pro (and my iPhone), like literally every day, this capability would be very nice.  :)
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Re: Mac appreciation thread
« Reply #1678 on: November 14, 2019, 07:05 »
I know what I want for Christmas!! A monster of a machine!! :)

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Re: Mac appreciation thread
« Reply #1679 on: November 14, 2019, 11:30 »
Totally ruined the resale value of all 2018/9 MBP15's
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