I am not Spartacus
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I don’t know why The Verge keeps reporting enthusiastically about this thing? Without even seeing the actual device once, I can tell you that it’s a POS that can’t be improved upon.
It’s just another example of combining microwave, dishwasher and fridge. Not good as a phone, not good as a tablet, not good as a PC, not good as a media consuming device, not good as a camera, not good as a multi-purpose tool, not good for single hand usage, not good for portability, not good on anything other than making The Verge editors excited about things that it can not possibly deliver.
And, for that $1500, you can buy the best smartphone and the best small tablet that are currently available on the market.
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They also require everyone who did not share vaccination status to get tested every time they come to the office. Considering that they are operating in states like Texas and Florida that ban vaccine mandates, I think that was the best company-wide policy that they could come up with.
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Let’s say you, as an anti-vaxer, have 90% chance of getting Covid when contacted with a carrier, and I, as someone who got vaccinated have 5% chance of getting it, and my child who is under 12 who couldn’t be vaccinated has 90% chance of getting it, and my parents-in-law who are immuno-compromised have 50% chance of getting it.
While 5% is low it is still much greater than zero, and while you getting sick will be your choice, if I, or one of my family members get sick, it will be because of a moron who is denying science, because at this point most of the carriers are the same anti-vaxers.
What you say is no different than asking to fly a Boeing 747 full of passengers without a pilot license. You are basically saying, "look, this is a risk that I’m taking, even the most experienced pilots get into accidents, so a pilot training is a myth. Do not you trust the protection of the auto-pilot in this technological marvel".
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I wouldn’t come to a conclusion like that without seeing real test results.
Until we see the real performance of these machines, there will be a lot of critical guesstimate based clickbait articles that offer no actual data point. So far, all we know is the numbers that Apple shared with us. Last year those Apple provided numbers and graphs were accurate, or even conservative. I don’t see any reason why they could be lying this time around.
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Apple pulled this same trick last year, but it almost didn’t matter — the ARM processors lasted so much longer than Intel’s that we were willing to let it slide that the MacBook Air probably wouldn’t actually reach Apple’s estimated 18 hours of battery life. This year, Apple is setting even higher expectations for battery life, even though the new laptops are supposed to be significantly more powerful. It just seems unrealistic.
The Verge was wrong last year for initially not believing Apple’s claims, and you are probably wrong again. The advertised battery life for the 13" MBP is 20 hours and people use it for half a week without plugging a cable. With a similar work load, I’m sure the new ones will be able to do the same. Even with the most processor heavy tasks, this device will give you a full day without a power brick.
These devices will have 5 times the battery life of similarly powered Windows machines under smilar work loads, and that’s more than enough to make all the buyers extremely happy. Apple has absolutely no need to bend the truth to sell more laptops.
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Using multiple outputs on a single charging brick means charging with less than full power.
Clearly, Apple didn’t want people to try to change multiple devices and complain about the insufficient power output. I the worst case, they wouldn’t understand that for full power, only one device should be plugged, and in the best case, they would accuse Apple for not adding some more power capacity for the second port. Also added cost, weight and volume might be a big factor here.
Apple is providing a proper accessory for charging the device that it is selling. Your additional devices are not their concern. Whoever needs a second charger can plug it directly to one of the Thunderbolt 4 ports. Even though it’s not ideal, it’s better than carrying a larger, heavier charger.
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For a hater’s point of view, the notch is the only talking point that can be brought up to defend their hot, noisy, clunky, plastic, slow machines. I expect to read about the notch for years, but Mac users won’t even care if there is a notch on the empty part of the menu bar. Especially because it means thinner bezels and more vertical screen area.
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Same for me. As a long time Toyota owner, I lost respect to this company. I can disregard a lot of mistakes, but lobbying for fossil fuels is something I can’t forgive.