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No idea, but to me it feels like this latest revision was an opportunity to draw a line in the sand, requiring all cables support the latest speeds for both data and power, rather than an unknown mismatch.
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Total shit show. I expect you’ll be able to get USB-C PD 3.1 cables that only do USB 2.0 speeds, which will further add to the confusion.
Good that they’ve upped the maximum power though.
Ha the knockoff I’ve got for an old 2009 MacBook wouldn’t weigh even a quarter of the real thing, feels crazy cheap does work just fine though.
I’ve never seen a 140W GaN charger before, but it doesn’t look all that much larger than the 96W charger they used to ship with the previous 16-inch MBP.
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Yeah it feels like a missed opportunity, but honestly I wouldn’t be surprised if a multi-port charger was discussed in a meeting, and was overruled because "why sell a single multi-port charger when we can sell two singles!".
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Every product has to compromise in one way or another, whether it’s for technical, budgetary or design reasons.
The notch is a compromise that allows for a properly placed webcam (rather than nose-cam like Dell tried in the past), a larger display, and consistent borders around the top edges.
The fact that a significant number of images on the product page obscure the notch would suggest that it is not a desired design trait, but a compromise to satisfy the other goals they had for the display.
The notch is clearly a compromise, on both the iPhone and now the MacBook Pro. I can’t think of a reason Apple would keep it if they had the technology ready to place the camera under the display in a satisfactory way.
Considering how hard and fast Samsung phones get discounted, they clearly have plenty of margin they’re willing and able to burn.
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What cool things would you like to see that you haven’t so far?
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Totally, it’s a handy addition for those that want to use it, and doesn’t matter if you don’t. I personally find it very useful.
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I just couldn’t stand how weak the vertical magnet was even with Apple’s own Clear Case, the pack always twisting in my hand.
I really wish the locating magnet was a subtle indentation, would stop the twisting for good. I like my MagSafe battery, but agree it is too easy to twist. I think the Apple clear case is too slick, it would twist less easily on the silicon or leather (I’ve got both).
On the plus side, my 13 Pro feels like it has stronger magnets that my 12 did.
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If the case doesn’t have magnets, forget about any MagSafe accessories. They just don’t stick properly, no matter how thin the case.
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I’ve loved having MagSafe. Works great with the wallet, and the cheap MagSafe compatible wireless chargers I put in all my cars (perfect combo with wireless CarPlay).
I’ve got a really nice MagSafe compatible charger on my office desk and beside table too.
Aside from the wallet, all my MagSafe accessories are aftermarket, and we’re far cheaper and work brilliantly.
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Pretty sure Usain Bolt could use a gig.
Way to bury the lede, if it can only run one display at 4K 60hz and the other has to stutter along at 30hz this is a rubbish solution.
At least with a display link adapter you can run at the full 60 Hz.
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This looks like a super cheap Android phone, without the super cheap pricing.
If you really want longevity, buy a more recent iPhone and you will actually receive 5 years of updates (or more), not just "maybe 2 years, or 4 if we can manage it".
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My grandmother (admittedly a very light user) is still using an iPhone 6s, and it’s running just fine on iOS 15. It’s six years old at this stage, and that feels pretty impressive.
I bought it as a refurb for AU$120 a year ago to replace the iPhone 4 she was using, and the only reason I did that was she needed 4G for better reception at her house in rural Australia.