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Acclaimed Apple content creator Rene Ritchie joins us on The MacRumors Show podcast this week to reflect on the all-new Mac Studio and Studio Display now that users have had a chance to spend some time with the machines.


The eighth episode of The MacRumors Show takes a look at the Mac Studio and Studio Display's real-world performance, ports, and pricing, as we try to get to the bottom of exactly who these devices are meant for. We also take a closer look at the mixed to negative reaction to the Studio Display and discuss whether it is justified, and cast an eye toward what could be next for Apple silicon Macs and Apple external displays.

We were glad to be joined by Rene Ritchie, the prolific YouTuber, podcaster, blogger, writer, and all-round Apple content creator. Rene is the former executive editor of iMore, a founding member of video streaming service Nebula, and has been a prominent voice in the Apple space for over a decade. Business Insider has said that Rene is one of the top 100 most influential tech people on Twitter, one of the top 25 Gadget Gurus, and one of the 15 most important Apple analysts and writers.



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Article Link: The MacRumors Show: Rene Ritchie Talks Mac Studio Performance and Studio Display Controversy
 
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Absrnd

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What has to be said, that has not already be said ad nauseam ?

Every tiny tidbit gets blown into a major controversy, just to create clicks/income for the youtubers.
there is no longer a real objective view of newly released tech, it is al just clickbait :(
 

satchmo

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Many successful Apple journalists, YouTubers, pundits etc…have become so because they know who butters their toast.

You don’t get advance products to review or invited to private showings if you say something negative towards Apple. These perks mean exclusive videos on their channel which equates to greater viewership and revenue.
 

DFZD

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That’s because Apple will only ever get “mixed” reviews, instead of flat out negative reviews.
Well to be fair they made a good product which is priced a bit high. Isn’t that exactly what Apple is about.
 
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anthogag

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You need to get Tim Cook on your podcast. Tell him MacRumors has been around for many years. Tell Tim anthogag said "hello". He might pretend he doesn't know who anthogag is.
 
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leicaman

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Rene Ritchie, he’s a pretty balanced and fair guy. That’s a good pick for the podcast.
Wow, someone who actually knows what's up. You are correct, he's one of the best. The characterizations I'm seeing here are people repeating what they heard other people say, because if they actually paid attention to the information he shares, it's always technically correct. Don't like his delivery? Listen to the podcast, don't watch the Youtube video. That's what I do.
 

turbineseaplane

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Wow, someone who actually knows what's up. You are correct, he's one of the best. The characterizations I'm seeing here are people repeating what they heard other people say, because if they actually paid attention to the information he shares, it's always technically correct. Don't like his delivery? Listen to the podcast, don't watch the Youtube video. That's what I do.

pfft -- please

Rene is so far in the bag for Apple he can't even see daylight out the top
 

Cashmonee

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Wow, someone who actually knows what's up. You are correct, he's one of the best. The characterizations I'm seeing here are people repeating what they heard other people say, because if they actually paid attention to the information he shares, it's always technically correct. Don't like his delivery? Listen to the podcast, don't watch the Youtube video. That's what I do.

As a relatively regular MacBreak Weekly listener I can assure you Rene will never say anything bad about Apple. He always has some explanation for any missteps or embarrassments. He even covered for Apple during the 2016 MacBook Pro keyboard debacle. He is anything but impartial.
 

Freeangel1

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This is a great comparison of Apple silicon and the latest Intel chip.

Keep in mind Intels Raptor Lake 24 core chip is coming and fits in the same cpu socket as Alder Lake.

 

citysnaps

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Rene Ritchie, he’s a pretty balanced and fair guy. That’s a good pick for the podcast.

I agree. Overall it was an excellent discussion with useful information for anyone that's thinking about purchasing a Mac Studio and/or Apple Display. I was also very impressed with Ritchie and his thoughtfulness, reasoning, and subject matter breadth. And Dan did an outstanding job putting it all together and his moderation keeping the discussion focused.
 

Macative

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You are incorrect. It's really good. For $300 more than the LG product they used to sell, this is a great deal. It's not frail and vulnerable plastic. Apple's firmware update was flawless, and now it has a nice webcam (not great mind you, but who cares?)
How's it look in portrait?
 

IllinoisCorn

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Wow, someone who actually knows what's up. You are correct, he's one of the best. The characterizations I'm seeing here are people repeating what they heard other people say, because if they actually paid attention to the information he shares, it's always technically correct. Don't like his delivery? Listen to the podcast, don't watch the Youtube video. That's what I do.
He's a shill. Complete Apple propagandist. Apple's version of Baghdad Bob. He's shameful.
 

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What has to be said, that has not already be said ad nauseam ?

Every tiny tidbit gets blown into a major controversy, just to create clicks/income for the youtubers.
there is no longer a real objective view of newly released tech, it is al just clickbait :(

Mac Studio great (if not a bit overpriced for the ultra upgrade), Studio Display trash
 

Da_Hood

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Apple users deserve their own Gamer Nexus style content. Imagine a Steve Burke type melting an M1 during thermal testing. Getting real GPU performance figures.
 
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