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I am gay and even I think this kind of virtue signaling is silly. When everyone (including Raytheon) slaps a rainbow on their logo during June it all becomes meaningless queer-washing. I am under no illusion that companies will do what makes them the most money. They are not my friends and I don’t expect them to be.
Could be. This 13" MBP still isn’t a very good deal. Until they upgrade the screen and the webcam and the speakers and get rid of the touch bar nobody likes, the Airs will be a superior machine. The tiny performance boost you get from the fans is not worth all the downsides.
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Curious that it still has only 2 USBC ports. I have the mid level 2019 13" MBP and that had 4 USBC ports so Apple already has a version of this body style they could use. Seems like they are milking these old components for all they are worth.
I predict this won’t be a heavy seller. Why would anyone bother with it when the same priced Air is better in almost every way? And if performance is truly critical you’d be looking at the 14" MBP.
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As much as I like working from home even I know this is only possible on a large scale like this when employees have the upper hand. We are in a red hot workers market right now and companies will do what they have to to retain talent. But that won’t always be the case and as soon as companies can demand we come to the office they will.
And as productive as I can be remotely, sometimes nothing beats face to face interaction. The interns who work under me need to be able to walk by and casually have conversations about what I am working on. Thats how they learn. So Ive been making an effort to be present in the office a day or two a week at least and I know this will only increase with time.
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@Amiga_Classic, how would you feel if Apple let people do what they want with their phone but revoked genius bar/warranty service if you do something extreme? You install third party apps that Apple has no way of vetting and you are on your own. No genius bar support, no Apple App Store access, etc. Not even a guarantee of future OS upgrades unless you factory reset the device.
That seems perfectly reasonable compromise to me. As with any other product. If you take your under warranty car to a third party mechanic you can’t very well hold Honda or whoever liable for the repairs or what these third party parts/repairs might do to car itself. Same with game consoles. You hack it or mess around with the hardware or software and you void the warranty and any free repairs. You also forgo the right to play on the PS Network with said modified machine.