Apple Shares Humorous 'Working-From-Home Thing' Video

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Apple today shared a funny video focused on the problems that people working from home have to deal with, including noisy children, chaotic schedules, communication issues, and more.


The video focuses on showing off Apple products and their capabilities that can be useful when working from home, such as the ability to scan a document with an iPhone, mark up a PDF, Siri Reminders, and more.
The Underdogs are back, navigating their new normal with lots of unknowns but one reliable constant: Apple helps unleash their creativity and productivity even when they're working from home.

It's still a world of deadlines, meetings, group chats, conference calls, coworkers, and bosses. But it's also a world of kids, a dog, and a hairless cat. And it's a world where collaboration never misses a beat, whether the team uses iPad, iPhone, iMac, MacBook, or all of the above. Working from home (or working from anywhere) isn't new, but what you can make happen together is.
The seven minute video follows a group of colleagues attempting to work through an important project while overcoming all the problems that come with working remotely, and it comes after a similar "Apple at Work" video that Apple published last year featuring the same actors.

Other highlighted products and features in the video include Memoji, writing with Apple Pencil, Group FaceTime, AirPods, the iPad Pro's measure app, and the sleep tracking feature on the Apple Watch.

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vitalisk

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This gives me Samsung vibes, similar to when they were running ads making fun of Apple.

What are you guys using as an alternative to Indesign?
 

KittyKatta

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it's "humorous" because not one Macbook with its 720p camera was used for this.
As MacBook fans, its so embarassing to see in zoom meetings (and Celebs on national TV) that the most expensive computer in the room is also the one with the worst video quality.

Hopefully Apple wakes up this year and finally updates the decade old webcam and puts something better With the ARM machines.
 

AppleShareholder

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Uhh... probably the same reason the 12.9 inch iPad Pro has a 1080p camera.
There is probably a profit reason why Apple went with a 1080p camera on the iPad Pro. I don't know what it is, but it's definitely money-related.
Don't question Apple.
 

apparatchik

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The problem with the webcams in Macs is not really the image resolution but the very poor optics/sensors, the whole module is trash sadly, specially if you compare them to the front facing cameras in iOS devices. Anything else but studio lightning and you're transported back to 1999.
 

827538

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Uhh... probably the same reason the 12.9 inch iPad Pro has a 1080p camera.
Doesn't the latest iPad some with a 7MP sensor? 1080p is ~2.1MP.
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I'm sorry, but 99% of Apple users aren't counting pixels.
No one said they were, but having a higher pixel count - especially when talking about going from 720p to 1080p does produce a noticeable difference. Couple it with a better CMOS, lens, and image processing and you could produce a much better video call without a radical spec bump. 720p to 1080p is over twice as many pixels and on a high resolution display is definitely noticeable.

I understand more pixels != better picture but there is a sweet spot with current high resolution displays where having more pixels i.e. 720p to 1080p is a noticeable improvement.
 
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NickName99

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it's "humorous" because not one Macbook with its 720p camera was used for this.
Probably because the Intel integrated graphics is so weak, it can barely deal with live encoding+streaming 1080p HEVC video without generating lots of heat, ramping up the fans and eating up tons of battery.

The Apple powered MacBooks won’t have this problem, they’ll have far more powerful and efficient graphics, just like iPads already do.
 

AppleShareholder

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Probably because the Intel integrated graphics is so weak, it can barely deal with live encoding+streaming 1080p HEVC video without generating lots of heat, ramping up the fans and eating up tons of battery.

The Apple powered MacBooks won’t have this problem, they’ll have far more powerful and efficient graphics, just like iPads already do.
I would be okay with Apple upgrading their mac cameras if the cost is about the same. No reason to upgrade it if people can't tell the difference.
 
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