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Kung gu

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More people are excited for the M1X macs than the iPhones and I am one of them. I fully get the the M1X Mac is just way more interesting than an iPhone.

I won't be buying them anytime soon but I am VERY interested in the M1X as a tech nerd.
Anyone else feel the same??

Can't wait for next week!!
 

919873

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I cannot speak for anyone else, but I am always more excited for the Mac events than the iPhone events.

but…

I am also more let down, or disappointed by the Mac events than the iPhone events.

The Oct 2016 “hello again” event still hurts.
 
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Kung gu

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I cannot speak for anyone else, but I am always more excited for the Mac events than the iPhone events.

but…

I am also more let down, or disappointed by the Mac events than the iPhone events.

The “hello again” event still hurts.
Yeah the "hello again" event was just about the M1 chip. No exciting redesigns last year but this time not only are there new designs but also a chip faster the M1 that is Pro focused.

This has be the most exciting event from Apple in a long time IMO.
 

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Yeah the "hello again" event was just about the M1 chip. No exciting redesigns last year but this time not only are there new designs but also a chip faster the M1 that is Pro focused.

This has be the most exciting event from Apple in a long time IMO.
I was referring to the event in Oct 2016, introducing the new design of the MBP.

The irony is that according to the rumors, this upcoming event will do away with all of the bad design decisions that was introduced at the hello again event.
 

Kung gu

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I was referring to the event in Oct 2016, introducing the new design of the MBP.

The irony is that according to the rumors, this upcoming event will do away with all of the bad design decisions that was introduced at the hello again event.
oh that event! I kept thinking about "One more thing" event haha.

Yeah the "hello again" was a **** event. 😂😂
 

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I think the excitement surrounding this event has to do with the long-time anticipation that's been building up for years. The 2016 redesign was met with harsh criticism and then, when we saw what M1 could do, it only made people want this revamped version all the more. Meanwhile, iPhone updates at this point are very incremental and fully expected year-after-year.

Long story short: Tim's been edging us for way too long and we're ready to bust...out those wallets. :p
 

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Honestly I'm more excited for a 27 or 30" iMac. Maybe if they intro a Mac mini pro with same specs as the 16" I might bite. I have a 5k Ultrafine hooked up to my 2018 15" and it's not ideal because of fan noise and really want to ditch it but there's no M1 computer with 32gb of ram (or more).
 
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When I was updating my resume, sending out job applications this summer and doing video interviews over Zoom, completing employer tests for potential work, managing my budget; an iPad was far from my first choice. My M1 purchase was really an impulse buy, but turned out to be a smart one. Some of this stuff I could do on my Early 2015 too, but you really feel the performance and optimizations on a new device. If you are coming from an older device to what's being released next week, I mean like a 2016 or earlier, you are gonna see immediate differences.
 
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SenorWhyMe

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i’m on Iphone X and even Iphone 13 didn’t make me want to upgrade. I learned my lesson I rather have a no notch power button finger print scanner than a Notch FaceID , I literally came from a Galaxy S8 plus to Iphone X, and the notch is getting a bit annoying now plus the white bar on the bottom is super ugly
 

loby

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Macbook and imac presentations seem to be more interesting than iphone events. iphone is a little more predictable now-a-days and seldom has totally new options, just updates.

But..with a new direction with Apple silicone, the world is watching, including the techworld.
 
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I was referring to the event in Oct 2016, introducing the new design of the MBP.

The irony is that according to the rumors, this upcoming event will do away with all of the bad design decisions that was introduced at the hello again event.
Personally I felt the 16" Pro did this for the most part already (fixing the keyboard). Magsafe will be welcome back (assuming they don't make it a huge hockey puck like for the iPhones) but I don't want to lose single-cable Thunderbolt docking for this. And I have no problems with the touchbar, prefer it over numbered F keys (one of the last holdovers from PC design in the Mac keyboard).
 

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but I don't want to lose single-cable Thunderbolt docking for this.
I have seen this and USB charging as reasons not to have MagSafe back on the Mac laptops, but I don't see why it has to be one or the other. Why not MagSafe charge for when one is on the go, and USB charging/single cable docking when needed?

The way I see it, Apple has added some version of MagSafe to the iMac, and if there is any device that doesn't need it, it is a desktop. It is time for it to come back to the laptops.

A side note, I am really looking forward to MagSafe for one main reason. My wife uses a Mid 2012 MBA for you business, and MagSafe has saved it many times. The Mid 2012 MBA is starting to show its age a little, and I would like to replace it sometime in the next year or two, but have been holding out that the rumors are true, and MagSafe is coming back.
 

ascender

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Given they've added Magsafe charging to the iMac, its odds-on they'll do it to the laptops, but presumably you will still be able to charge over usb-c as otherwise they'd have to change the specification of those ports surely?

It would be a big step backwards imo to only offer charging from a single, proprietary port. One of the good things the current-glen MBPs did was to allow users to charge from either side of the laptop.
 

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iPhone upgrades are pretty minimal in recent years. That chip upgrade for the Mac last year though, I honestly can’t still believe how my base MBP M1 is on par (or even better) than a base 16” MBP Intel, especially on battery life.

So, a redesign with more ports and the new chip? Yeah, it is a great time for Macbook users. Most of the time I spend on my Macbook is editing a bunch of timelines on Final Cut Pro or audio recording/mixing on Pro Tools so, better performance and efficient power consumption is always enough for me.
 
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I think this is mostly because everything was known about the iPhone 13 Pro for 8 months already and we knew exactly when it was going to be announced, what it was going to look like, etc. While the MacBook Pro’s were speculated for a long time but got postponed (or not), with a lot of speculation with no real evidence. And even now nobody knows exactly what it’s going to look like physically and the 120Hz rumour only came in yesterday. So yeah, this is what an Apple event used to be like before major leaks happened.
 

loby

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I have seen this and USB charging as reasons not to have MagSafe back on the Mac laptops, but I don't see why it has to be one or the other. Why not MagSafe charge for when one is on the go, and USB charging/single cable docking when needed?

The way I see it, Apple has added some version of MagSafe to the iMac, and if there is any device that doesn't need it, it is a desktop. It is time for it to come back to the laptops.

A side note, I am really looking forward to MagSafe for one main reason. My wife uses a Mid 2012 MBA for you business, and MagSafe has saved it many times. The Mid 2012 MBA is starting to show its age a little, and I would like to replace it sometime in the next year or two, but have been holding out that the rumors are true, and MagSafe is coming back.
Just recently I was doing a presentation with my MacBook Air 2013 laptop. A worker not paying attention walked by and knocked the power cord and it ripped out of the laptop. If I did not have a MagSafe power adapter, but a now usb-c power adapter like the current MacBook Air, the laptop would have flown to the floor and probably broke.

But..all the worker did was pick up the MagSafe power cord off the floor and plug it back into the laptop and say, “Oh, I am sorry..”. The laptop did not move when the cord was yanked off. Again, the force of the yank would have sent the laptop flying…

so plus one for MagSafe, but it can be designed to be used with a usb-c port and just attach off. I have seen third party MagSafe adapters for usb-c (don’t have one), so it should be easily done.
 

Spanther

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I still can't understand people getting excited for a phone...
Not sure it's true excitement over a phone anymore.

I mean, iPhone 6 was probably the last true paradigm shift release to where smart phones were fully mature. People quit camping for phones as a cultural thing around that time.

Not saying that subsequent phones haven't offered tremendous advantages over older ones, just that the novelty has worn off since then. It's WAY easier to keep a phone for years and not really feel left behind.

That said, I've been waiting for this MBP release for 3 years. My body is ready.
 

TheRealAlex

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More people are excited for the M1X macs than the iPhones and I am one of them. I fully get the the M1X Mac is just way more interesting than an iPhone.

I won't be buying them anytime soon but I am VERY interested in the M1X as a tech nerd.
Anyone else feel the same??

Can't wait for next week!!
100% Getting ready to make a major purchase 16GB RAM 1TB Drive.
 
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maerz001

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Well but if you look on the timeline since the last redesign in 2016 (fixing keyboards, a bit faster intels and graphics, increasing display by 0,7“) its no wonder why people are exited about with the M1 and M1X

imagine apple would do this to their iphones: the SE and a plus version would be their only option in the last 5 years… (no X, XR, 11,12,13)
 
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