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Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?

Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:45 am

"There's more in the making."

Hopefully new iPad Pros.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/10/18/app ... ctober-30/
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Re: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?

Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:57 am

Don't you mean MacBook Pro??
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Re: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?

Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:35 pm

Hopefully Mac Pros.

Not that I'm in the market, but I like big hardware. Just the availability of it makes me smile.
 
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Re: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?

Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:41 pm

Bought an iPad Pro 12.9" last year so no interest in these for me. Same for Airpods. I think I've met my Apple quota for awhile.
 
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Re: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?

Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:41 pm

Mac Pro, but with the touch interface of the iPad Pro. So more technical power added to the "creator" interface of mobile platforms.
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Re: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?

Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:55 pm

Captain Ned wrote:
Don't you mean MacBook Pro??

Apple refreshed their MacBook Pro lineup back in July.

Rumour is there will be a MacBook Air successor announced at the October event.
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Re: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?

Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:56 pm

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Hopefully Mac Pros.

Not that I'm in the market, but I like big hardware. Just the availability of it makes me smile.

Apple has already announced that the next gen Mac Pro will arrive in 2019.
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Re: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?

Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:10 pm

Pretty good timing, since my iPad Pro was stolen last month and I miss that thing. Rumor is they're stuffing an 7nm A12 based SoC in there, unlike their usual strategy of a turbocharged last-years-iPhone chip. Should be a CPU beast.
 
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Re: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?

Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:42 pm

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Pretty good timing, since my iPad Pro was stolen last month and I miss that thing. Rumor is they're stuffing an 7nm A12 based SoC in there, unlike their usual strategy of a turbocharged last-years-iPhone chip. Should be a CPU beast.

The A10X added extra cores to the then current A10. We want an A12X.
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Re: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?

Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:52 pm

I'm still trying to figure out what I'd do with an iPad Pro. I know people have their uses, they just don't apply to me.
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Re: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?

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I'm still trying to figure out what I'd do with an iPad Pro. I know people have their uses, they just don't apply to me.

The only way I could personally justify it is if I didn't have a laptop and a desktop PC. If the iPad Pro was my main computing device, other than the phone, I could justify it to myself, maybe.

I actually don't really like tablets. I just don't think they're that useful for me. I'm glad other people like them. I think they look futuristic and cool at times, but they just don't provide me with any exciting use case that I don't already have taken care of.
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Re: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?

Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:41 pm

I use my phone a great deal. I dare say that I am a power user (tee hee hee (because of another thread)). My iPad Pro takes that workflow and gives me a larger experience - one that I enjoy. 3 visible apps on the iPad is what really makes iOS sing.
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Re: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?

Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:43 pm

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I'm still trying to figure out what I'd do with an iPad Pro. I know people have their uses, they just don't apply to me.


For me it's basically an all-purpose reading machine. Did you like to read those glossy magazines back in the heyday of print media? For me, an ipad is basically that for the internet/ebooks/pdfs/whatever. Being able to take notes is a nice bonus. I'm not going to pretend its anything but a luxury though.
 
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Re: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?

Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:45 pm

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I actually don't really like tablets. I just don't think they're that useful for me. I'm glad other people like them. I think they look futuristic and cool at times, but they just don't provide me with any exciting use case that I don't already have taken care of.

Yeah, that's about it for me, too.

Today I was at one of our user groups. Many of the participants had different tablet + keyboard 2-in-1 devices. One of them had a Surface Pro and couldn't get the trackpad to let go of something they'd clicked and dragged in a web browser. Had the same problem touch-and-drag in the browser. Plugged in a real mouse and everything was fine. That's just how things are.
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Re: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?

Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:49 pm

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For me it's basically an all-purpose reading machine. Did you like to read those glossy magazines back in the heyday of print media? For me, an ipad is basically that for the internet/ebooks/pdfs/whatever.

Car magazines are my achilles heel. Prior to iOS I had a billion physical magazines taking up every nook and cranny. I had to do a purge a few years ago it was so bad. Now all my magazines are digital (don't tell Cory Doctorow) and look great on my iPad Pro.
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Re: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?

Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:58 pm

That makes sense. I have a Kindle Paperwhite so that takes care of books for me (i read a crap ton of books) but have never found magazines worthwhile.

FWIW I still prefer physical books over the Paperwhite, but it's just so damned convenient.
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Re: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?

Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:57 pm

Now that I get. I have a Kindle Fire. Can't remember the last time I picked up a physical book that wasn't for a class. Got boatloads of ebooks purchased on Amazon, though. The tech is so cheap and easy, though, that a $300+ iPad or $500+ iPad Pro is way overkill. A $150-ish 10" Fire is just fine for reading.
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Re: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?

Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:32 am

If all one does is read then ya, an iPad Pro is overkill.

I love my 13” MacBook Pro but I find that it is my iPad Pro that I use more often.
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Re: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?

Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:49 am

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If all one does is read then ya, an iPad Pro is overkill.

I love my 13” MacBook Pro but I find that it is my iPad Pro that I use more often.


Do you mean for work or generally? What applications do you use most often?
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Re: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?

Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:40 am

I'm still chugging along with a Nook HD+. It's snail slow but I'm not a big fan of speedy reading. At just under nine inches the 1920 x 1200 ips screen is quite nice and the overall size is just about perfect. I don't need a jumbo tablet or a camera in my tablet.

Pssst ptsant, they are talking about reading on a tablet in case you missed it.
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Re: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?

Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:52 pm

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I'm still chugging along with a Nook HD+. It's snail slow but I'm not a big fan of speedy reading. At just under nine inches the 1920 x 1200 ips screen is quite nice and the overall size is just about perfect. I don't need a jumbo tablet or a camera in my tablet.

Pssst ptsant, they are talking about reading on a tablet in case you missed it.


I wasn't talking to you. I suppose *you* missed comment #12.
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Re: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?

Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:31 pm

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Do you mean for work or generally?

At home.

At work I use a 15" MacBook Pro.


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Re: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?

Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:04 pm

More details:

- two new iPad Pro models that are equipped with USB-C, improved displays, and an Apple Pencil with a new design
- new version of the iPad mini
- we can expect to see several Mac updates with upgraded processors and other internal improvements. Kuo says we can count on a new low-cost notebook and updates to the MacBook, iMac, and Mac mini

The move to USB-C on the iPad Pro is awesome news.
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Re: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?

Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:56 pm

Getting long on the tooth now, but still hoping for a Mac Mini with the Vega G chips.
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Re: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?

Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:09 pm

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Getting long on the tooth now, but still hoping for a Mac Mini with the Vega G chips.

Those chips have been out a while, but they're still 8th gen Core, and they're the best GPU you can get in that small of a package still. I'd happily still take one. The worst thing about the 13" rMBPs is they don't have a dedicated GPU. Easily.

Also it's pretty stupid Apple still hasn't moved to USB-C on everything. If they move to USB-C on the iPad this year, it'd be almost inconceivable that they don't also on next year's iPhone models. Then again, it's Apple, so who freakin' knows.
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Re: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?

Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:36 pm

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Those chips have been out a while, but they're still 8th gen Core, and they're the best GPU you can get in that small of a package still. I'd happily still take one. The worst thing about the 13" rMBPs is they don't have a dedicated GPU. Easily.

Not that I really NEED a discreet graphics chip in my notebook, but that's part of why I looked at 15" only (lack of quad-core options at the time was another).
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Re: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?

Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:20 pm

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Not that I really NEED a discreet graphics chip in my notebook, but that's part of why I looked at 15" only (lack of quad-core options at the time was another).

You can make up a lot of the deficiencies with a decent amount of RAM on macOS (IMO 16GB is minimum for any Mac I buy from here on out, but obviously my use cases are different than most everyone else's) but the GPU makes a big difference in a lot of the things I do and I just can't commit that much of my own money to something that doesn't perform the way I want.

I'm still hopeful for the new Mini though. I don't even need it to be KBL-G, just a higher TDP version of what they put in the rMBP would be fine for me, but it needs to have a worthwhile GPU for me to get one.
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Re: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?

Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:11 pm

hope it's an updated SE phone for $50 less than the SE
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anotherengineer wrote:
hope it's an updated SE phone for $50 less than the SE

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Re: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?

Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:33 am

DancinJack wrote:
You can make up a lot of the deficiencies with a decent amount of RAM on macOS (IMO 16GB is minimum for any Mac I buy from here on out, but obviously my use cases are different than most everyone else's) but the GPU makes a big difference in a lot of the things I do and I just can't commit that much of my own money to something that doesn't perform the way I want.

Agreed, RAM always makes a huge difference, as does having a tolerable GPU. It matters both for performance when newer and for longevity when older. If one cares about neither of those things, fair enough (!), but why would you be buying Apple kit? Otherwise, in the soldered-on world, IMO there's no sense in doing anything but bite the bullet and spec as high as possible.

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