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Like the mini-LED shadows, there should be better attention to these details from a company like Apple. They market noticeable differences as a ‘badge of newness’ – they aren’t, in 5 years these quirks won’t be looked back on fondly, but rather a blemish of a prior generation. In the marketing materials, it’s clear that Apple is trying to hide that notch on their pages as much as possible, (all screens actually showing full-screen content utilizes a full width black bar through that area, making that portion of the screen pretty much useless) – While easy to ignore on smaller devices, that notch is just too tall on a landscape screen to pretend it’ll be out of the way. The whole impression of the design is downgraded by it. The new MS Surface Studio Laptop presents it’s rounded corner screen with thin-ish bezels far better. Give me a thicker bezel any-day! – It’s possible to do, but for whatever reason, Apple chose the notch. I’m totally shocked that face-ID isn’t the rationale for it. Such a complicated custom screen just for a web-cam?… Really?… and that keyboard without milled key holes is a downgrade, don’t fool yourself. We should expect better from Apple.
I appreciate the head’s up!
The Fitbit Charge is what I’d pick… Looks like a better build quality and design, just based on seam locations, screen, etc. Amazon’s Halo looks like off-the-shelf parts dictated the design, not that that’s what they did.
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So many FSD failing/bad driving videos will be shared (as they should be) anonymously only to have Tesla’s team hunt them down based on car location data and street maps… this will be fun and law suit-y.
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I find the jelly scroll unfortunate too. I have been able to detect it in portrait on an older Pro and in landscape on the Mini 5, but it isn’t so obvious (especially on a 120hz screen of the Pro). I did a thought experiment and convinced myself to comes to terms with it being there permanently, and that I should just get used to it. It almost worked, but unfortunately, I realized that once I downplayed the jelly, it became clear that the screen also suffers from red ghosting (trail of red pixels behind black text-on-white) – I’m convinced that this is actually the aspect of the screen giving me nausea. The mini 5 and other iPads don’t seem to do this. In a direct comparison with the mini 5, the screen also appears dimmer, has worse viewing angles, and a native amber tone that almost matches the mini 5’s screen when on ‘Truetone’ in the evening. I could speculate that maybe Apple had some supply chain issues this year and a lower quality screen was settled on as a result, or something. I’ll be returning my mini 6, as much as I like the design.
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Good move by Ford. They own THE truck brand with a true understanding of what the broad set of truck owners are looking for in them. That paired with a promising Bronco lineup, they could make a sizable impact in the EV market.
How about they realize how broken their algorithms are and fix FB first? …that they failed at machine learning they will apparently fall on a sword for, simply by having misidentified what mattered over and over (seeing posts from friends, sometimes at-all) and what doesn’t (mass-shared ‘content’ with high engagement metrics.) They figured out targeted ads, there’s no excuse to fail so hard at the bread and butter of their business. They simply don’t value their customers.