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Just now, floofer said:

*sigh* just another PC fanboy who can’t afford a Mac

I own two of them.


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Just now, floofer said:

You should get the complete set. The MBP, iPhone, iWatch, AirPods. Not the iPad though idk 😐 

Hate iOS on the iPhone so no.

Think smartwatches are stupid, so no.

Don't like wireless headphones, so no.

 

Have a 2018 Mac Mini, 2017 MBP 15", and iPad Pro 11.


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Just now, Drak3 said:

Think smartwatches are stupid, so no.

Don't like wireless headphones, so no.

Interesting, two things Apple innovated on recently 🤔


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They took the existing idea of a smartwatch, and wireless headphones weren't new when Apple decided to make them, product refreshes aren't innovation either even though Apple likes to tell you that. Also  about every other phone manufacturer has a wireless charger, and companies like LG and Samsung are actually innovating with things like flexible displays,OLED,under display fingerprint readers and front cameras with no notch.

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1 minute ago, Blademaster91 said:

They took the existing idea of a smartwatch,

And drastically improved on the user experience and the feature set. Same goes for the AirPods. 

 

See, its really easy to say a company doesn't innovate when you elect to ignore reality. 


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Just now, floofer said:

Very nice, I own the 15” model too. Going to maybe upgrade soon for undisclosed reasons.

Meh. I gots the stuff for an eGPU for my mini.


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Just now, floofer said:

I’ve looked into that a lot, but it’s too expensive for me. I’d really like to try one out, but the docks cost a lot and the DIY stuff is too jigged atm. Seeing as I have the 450 currently :/

I just went with a Sonnet Breakaway 350 and a Sapphire 580 Nitro+ for $400 USD. Gonna play around with eGPU in bootcamp too.


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Just now, Drak3 said:

I just went with a Sonnet Breakaway 350 and a Sapphire 580 Nitro+ for $400 USD. Gonna play around with eGPU in bootcamp too.

Yeah they used to only work in boot camp. I’ll look into the sonnet docks again, thanks. You should see better performance though I suppose. 

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16 hours ago, Noctus said:

Magnetic type C cables are already a thing.

Yes, but you need to basically have them always plugged in to prevent them from becoming an even greater hassle, something you may not want on a phone that doesn't have a headphone jack for instance.

22 hours ago, BuckGup said:

Right I guess that's a trade off. You would of thought apple could of developed a better version. Considering 15W wireless charging is coming next year

I don't think Apple can override the laws of physics - unfortunately, a single fixed coil will always have this problem if the phone's charging circuit isn't sitting directly on top of it. If there is a less wasteful solution, it's not trivial.


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Sauron'stm Product Scores:

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Just a list of my personal scores for some products, in no particular order, with brief comments. I just got the idea to do them so they aren't many for now :)

Don't take these as complete reviews or final truths - they are just my personal impressions on products I may or may not have used, summed up in a couple of sentences and a rough score. All scores take into account the unit's price and time of release, heavily so, therefore don't expect absolute performance to be reflected here.

 

-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

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A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

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From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

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A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

Spoiler

Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

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Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.

 

-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

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A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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12 hours ago, Sauron said:

Yes, but you need to basically have them always plugged in to prevent them from becoming an even greater hassle, something you may not want on a phone that doesn't have a headphone jack for instance.

I don't think Apple can override the laws of physics - unfortunately, a single fixed coil will always have this problem if the phone's charging circuit isn't sitting directly on top of it. If there is a less wasteful solution, it's not trivial.

Interesting 


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imo apple just lied at the event that their engineers know how to do it and messed up big time lol. it was needed imo. theyre honestly responsible for a lot of bad decisions and the way that the market has shifted.

and what standards are they talking about? 

bendgate? butterfly keyboards? heating devices? weak display cables that dont work fo long? impure "sapphire" camera lens? 

 

they shouldnt falsely advertise or talk about products or services that they arent even going to release now and hold grand events for those. people seriously watched their event about how theyll probably have a game subscription service and news app and bs crap in some time that they wont tell us when and no cost either.

setting a really bad example for the market.

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On 3/31/2019 at 4:35 AM, Drak3 said:

Going at this in order:

PCs. Marketting campaign.

MP3 players. Marketting campaign.

Smartphones. Marketting campaign.

Tablets. Marketting campaign.

Smartwatch. Marketting campaign.

 

They didn't innovate in any of these categories, they just did what others did, and marketted the absolute hell out of it. Apple has not been innovative for decades.

They did win awards for innovation in product marketing, in fact they had been considered the gold standard in how to market a brand for a very long time.  The proof of that is in the fact that many people think we wouldn't have *enter any device here* had apple not been around, not to mention the copious amounts of people who still believe apple invented the smartphone and smart watch.

 

Most of the comments in this thread come from people who have bought into the marketing.    At one point in time the "it just works" tag line was true, they did make high quality hardware that just worked.   It can't really be said if you're looking at today's products or marketing techniques. 


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6 hours ago, williamcll said:

Or you can just buy three wireless charging pads and stick them together.

Yeah, that's not what Air power was supposed to be at all. The idea was that you could place the devices literally anywhere and they would charge -- solving one of the definitely annoying aspects of wireless charging (namely, not having the device perfectly aligned with the pad).


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4 hours ago, mr moose said:

They did win awards for innovation in product marketing, in fact they had been considered the gold standard in how to market a brand for a very long time.

Pretty sad, given that they didn't even do their styles of marketing first. They just paid more outlets to play it.


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5 hours ago, mr moose said:

They did win awards for innovation in product marketing, in fact they had been considered the gold standard in how to market a brand for a very long time.  The proof of that is in the fact that many people think we wouldn't have *enter any device here* had apple not been around, not to mention the copious amounts of people who still believe apple invented the smartphone and smart watch.

 

Most of the comments in this thread come from people who have bought into the marketing.    At one point in time the "it just works" tag line was true, they did make high quality hardware that just worked.   It can't really be said if you're looking at today's products or marketing techniques. 

Apple didn't invent the smartphone, but it did invent the smartphone as we know it today.  Good grief, people forget sometimes just how bad the smartphone market was in 2007.  Endless BlackBerry-style devices, interfaces that were built around resistive touchscreens and pens (if there was any touch at all), crappy WAP-based browsers, poor media syncing, carriers having a stranglehold on the app portal and even hardware features... you get the idea.

 

The iPhone was a revelation precisely because it was the first major smartphone truly designed for finger touch from the ground up, and aimed at everyday users (who could spend at least $499, anyway) rather than workers and hardcore enthusiasts.  It forced every major rival at the time to either respond or die, and... well, they all ultimately died.

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8 hours ago, Drak3 said:

Pretty sad, given that they didn't even do their styles of marketing first. They just paid more outlets to play it.

You see what I mean by how goods their marketing was,  look at this:

 

6 hours ago, Commodus said:

Apple didn't invent the smartphone, but it did invent the smartphone as we know it today.  Good grief, people forget sometimes just how bad the smartphone market was in 2007.  Endless BlackBerry-style devices, interfaces that were built around resistive touchscreens and pens (if there was any touch at all), crappy WAP-based browsers, poor media syncing, carriers having a stranglehold on the app portal and even hardware features... you get the idea.

 

The iPhone was a revelation precisely because it was the first major smartphone truly designed for finger touch from the ground up, and aimed at everyday users (who could spend at least $499, anyway) rather than workers and hardcore enthusiasts.  It forced every major rival at the time to either respond or die, and... well, they all ultimately died.

 


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15 minutes ago, mr moose said:

You see what I mean by how goods their marketing was,  look at this:

 

 

Er, that's not marketing, that's history.  Is there another multi-touch, consumer-focused smartphone from a major brand (or any brand, really) from 2007 that I'm forgetting?  It sure as hell didn't come from Nokia/Palm/BlackBerry or a Windows Mobile vendor.  And it's well-acknowledged by now that Google pivoted Android development after seeing the iPhone.  I don't want to kiss Apple's ass, but there's literally zero doubt that it reshaped smartphones.

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1 minute ago, Commodus said:

Er, that's not marketing, that's history.  Is there another multi-touch, consumer-focused smartphone from a major brand (or any brand, really) from 2007 that I'm forgetting?  It sure as hell didn't come from Nokia/Palm/BlackBerry or a Windows Mobile vendor.  And it's well-acknowledged by now that Google pivoted Android development after seeing the iPhone.  I don't want to kiss Apple's ass, but there's literally zero doubt that it reshaped smartphones.

Hahahaha, multi touch on  mass market is not the same as "inventing the smart phone as we know it".

 

Here's a small history lesson:

https://mashable.com/2012/11/09/touchscreen-history/#.FVu__qwcsqk

 

Like most tech, it has evolved slowly over time over many companies and people.   If you think apple did anything more than make the smart phone popular then you are eating up the marketing, nothing more.

 

 


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4 minutes ago, mr moose said:

Hahahaha, multi touch on  mass market is not the same as "inventing the smart phone as we know it".

 

Here's a small history lesson:

https://mashable.com/2012/11/09/touchscreen-history/#.FVu__qwcsqk

 

Like most tech, it has evolved slowly over time over many companies and people.   If you think apple did anything more than make the smart phone popular then you are eating up the marketing, nothing more.

 

 

You think I'm not aware of that history?  I'm not saying that Apple invented touch (including multi-touch), but it did figure out a way to make a touchscreen smartphone that was genuinely easy to use and aimed at the everyday person rather than businesses.  Innovation doesn't just mean creating completely new technology out of thin air; it means advancing the industry.  And let's face it, the picture of what the smartphone market looked like before and after the iPhone shows how much it changed things.

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7 minutes ago, Commodus said:

And let's face it, the picture of what the smartphone market looked like before and after the iPhone shows how much it changed things.

Yep, you only have to be objective to see that that the design language and feature set of the iPhone is what people wanted. Apple did shape the market and the iPhone was by definition, innovative. 

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You think I'm not aware of that history?  I'm not saying that Apple invented touch (including multi-touch), but it did figure out a way to make a touchscreen smartphone MARKETED TO the everyday person rather than businesses.  Innovation doesn't just mean creating completely new technology out of thin air; it means advancing the industry.  And let's face it, the picture of what the smartphone market looked like before and after the iPhone shows how much it changed things.

Fixed that for you.

5 minutes ago, DrMacintosh said:

Yep, you only have to be objective to see that that the design language and feature set of the iPhone is what people wanted. Apple did shape the market and the iPhone was by definition, innovative. 

samsung_phones_before_after_iphone.jpg.8b74d36a1432db6f2e09d95fa2506c5c.jpg

We all know this picture is cherry picked devices to prove a point. That's not objective, that's subjective.   

 

 

 

 

 


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