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I take issue with the complaint about MacBook screens here. Aside from bezel size (which apparently is the only metric the internet cares about), MacBook screens are still among the very best in the business when it comes to brightness and color accuracy. We’ll see Apple up the ante again today, but the characterization here is flat wrong.
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I did not know Foxconn owned Belkin. TIL.
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Have I rustled your petticoats, Sir Florimund? Give it a try!
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Depends on the shower. The flow rate of mine means having a shower beer is typically using about the same or less water than a bath. Which you’re right is still a waste, but maybe not as excessive as you might have initially thought.
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I agree magnets are a huge improvement when it comes to fishing around for wireless charging alignment. But, for me, not convenient enough to be better than a 2-meter Lightning cable that actually has enough reach.
I guess part of it is "what are you trying to do." One reason I moved to using wireless charging and then MagSafe at night was to put an end to laying in bed at the end of the day with my phone. When I put it on the charger, I’m done with my phone for the day.
But if you want to actually use your phone while it’s charging, yeah, the stock MagSafe cable aint it.
The phones are IP68 but that doesn’t mean that steamy showers won’t eventually loosen the adhesive that makes them that way.
So the height I have it mounted at keeps it out of the way of most of the water—a few splashes here and there that IP68 should be more than capable of handling. But you’re right that it’s very possible over time that steam exposure could become an issue.
Not too worried about the magnets holding up, but I’ve also never had an adhesive device in the shower NOT fall off after many months of use.
The puck I have makes use of what seems to be a quality 3M adhesive with a pretty wide diameter. I’m honestly more concerned the other way—that it’s never coming off. But we shall see.
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I actually really like MagSafe, but you definitely need to manage your expectations. There are two scenarios that I’ve been very grateful to have it:
1) Nightstand MagSafe mount. There’s no cable to fish around for, and unlike with traditional wireless charging pads, there’s no missing the "sweet spot" with magnets. I can’t tell you how many times wireless charging has failed me in the past because the alignment was subtly off. Immensely frustrating. This is the promise of MagSafe—problem solved.
2) MagSafe mount with adhesive back. Ok, hear me out on this one. In my bathroom I’ve stuck one of these puppies on the wall of the shower. Plop the iPhone against it, and you’ve got a screen magically floating against the wall of the shower. You know what’s nice after a long day of work? Having a shower beer and watching some TV. Try it out, and thank me later.
None of these are life changing (actually use case 2 might be), but they do make me very glad to have it. It’s a great little feature—if you didn’t let too high expectations steal your joy.
This is great to get confirmed. I assumed from the positive reviews so far that it couldn’t be pentile. Even average observers would probably notice something off for a pentile screen at only 720p.
But it’s a relief to have it confirmed as RGB stripe. Seems like this is actually a pretty nice screen Nintendo has included here.
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If they’re using off the shelf ARM cores, they’re aiming for where the puck was two or three years ago from the Apple Silicon perspective.
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Well, by moving it offline, Siri will get faster. But it will still just be faster at being terrible.
The fundamental problem—Siri does not actually understand human communication very well—will persist.
Apple taking their eye off the ball for so many years with regard to Siri may end up going down as one of their worst strategic blunders. Time will tell if the steps they’re taking now will be enough to allow Siri to serve as a key cornerstone for their future plans (glasses, cars, home automation, etc).