57 posts • joined 3 Feb 2011
'The new Macbooks are pretty much the same price, shape and with the same ports.'
Same shape, check
Same ports, check
Cheaper (in the UK - though you are too lazy to check and just rely on the US prices)
More standard Ram
Edited from my original post which Jasper obviously didn't like
Not a bad idea......
But wondering if they'll have repair facilities located in the stores? That's one area where Apple score well (assuming you have an Apple store near you).
More electronic retailers are welcomed on the high street as we've not got many left now. Chances are I'll still shop at John Lewis.
Fuck off normally works for me
People are surprised the latest phone is outselling last years phone, but in a different case?
I'm surprised the ratio is only 2:1
"Kuo has form on Apple predictions, having forecast the arrival of a Retina iMac this year and the demise of the 17" iMac "
I think you're getting your Macs confused.
Think your getting Macbook Pro and Retina Macbook confused - ethernet is still alive and well on the full fat Macbook Pro
Lovely Low Quality
It's not looking good is it? In the West Midlands the regional Multiplex has recently ceased transmission, shunting more stations on to the local multiplex and some local stations dropping from 128K to 112k (Free Bham - formally BRMB).
Looks as if the quantity over quality brigade are running the show. Only station available over 128k is now Radio 3 (Classic used to be 160k).
DAB+ might help, but with millions sold the DAB quality lie it might be some time before old sets are replaced.
I managed to update my 4S and iPad Mini after a few messages stating that the update was unavailable. Can't complain as several million 800mb updates is going to cause a blockage somewhere.
oops. Actually being in a 3 contract did feel like 24 years!
Though the handy thing was the last time they removed it they had a clause in the contract enabling you to leave 3 without penalty (which I did). Some people who left were only a couple of months into a 24 year deal. I managed to escape a few months early (which was handy as my phone broke).
I always thought that Starfox was renamed in europe because of the spectrum/c64/amstrad game with the same name (published by Ariolasoft)
Probably because he mentioned Apple in positive context, which is against site rules.
(awaiting downvotes) :p
You think this will stop pirate software?
Not sure what the big issue is to be honest, I just applied for 12 months 0% interest on a lens, I had to submit a copy of my passport (or photo driving license)
Maybe the credit score for the person in question didn't quite meet up with the criteria for an outright pass and required additional ID.
Re: lack of innovation
I thought DEC were bought by Compaq who then were bought by HP.
Re: Good move.
When did Apple confirm this?
Not always - I've bought a number of Mac Minis over the years and price for the entry level has moved around a bit. Starting at around £500 it did shoot up to £650 then dropped to £529 and is now £500 again.
Maps worth more to Google than Apple?
It would be interesting to see how much data Google lost with the removal of the of the original iOS maps app.
The issue is related to the Intel Chipset, which they (intel) have addressed for other OEMs - just waiting on the Apple version of the fix
If your buying today it's a handy, but small discount. What's the problem?
Re: Because it's Apple:
It's the usual Leach crap article to be honest.
Re: Apple and Samsung
Samsung stop supplying one of their largest customers - yeah that would be a good decision.
So what will happen to the playbook share once the stock inventory is cleared after the fire sale.
Until they see the price of x86 tablets (ARM will be cheaper but lacks the x86 applications so instantly become toys based on your reasoning).
No one I know is waiting for Windows 8, no one cares
'But then again retina was supposed to be 300ppi which the ipad 3 and rMBp are not.'
Retina is just a marketing term, backed up with a bit of maths (pixel density and viewing distance). The iPad and Retina Macbook Pro are used further away from the eye so still are classed as retina devices.
For years mobile companies have supplied refurb units as replacements, so why all of a sudden are people getting pissed at Apple?
The IT industry have always used refurbished parts for repairs. As for 'you don't get to keep the old parts shit' I can't recall an instance where any manufacturer/retailer offered you the faulty bits back. Often the 'faulty' bits are returned to the manufacturer for repair/test or ultimately if it's completely fecked the bin.
Re: Another Vista?
I bow down to your superior knowledge.
Re: Another Vista?
Apologies, I meant the look and behaviour of windows has been the same since 95 to Win7 - the background stuff has changed completely. From a user perspective if you could use Windows 95 you could use Windows 7 (it had a start button and menus to nagivate) - now Windows 8 changes the front end that will lead to user problems.
Re: Another Vista?
Not really Vista. Vista was basically Windows 95 with a tarted up interface (and piss poor driver support), what Windows 8 seems to have done is go back to having Program manager from Windows 3.1 but with nice tiles.
Not a bad looking device to be honest, but frankly let down by a poor resolution. The 11" MBA gets away with that resolution because of the size, but bump up the physical dimensions of the screen and it looks crap
To be fair it's not just HP - Lenovo are guilty of the same crime x220-t420-t520 all come with the same res, it's fine on the x220 but scaled up it's naff.
I'm sure some people will love it, but after initial testing it's not ready for a corporate deployment.
"The trouble is, of course, a lot of folk own DVRs already. No problem, says the ebullient Sir Alan, this is the box their going to replace their DVRs with"
He's got a point, my Panasonic DVR is great, but isn't HD so this device (or future ones) is one to consider when I upgrade.
Re: On the other hand
Yes, you've achieved the right amount of 'Analyst Bollocks' in the post.
Re: It would be Tim Cook big second mistake at Apple...
"Also Apple has still not opened the iPod Nano to developers"
Could it be that the iPod Nano doesn't run iOS - it runs an interface that looks like it.
What a load of crap. It'll come out in October. Usual analysts talking out of their collective arses
It's not just lower density towns that get ignored. My area in Birmingham is listed as not being currently considered. We are however well served by Virgin - but I don't want them near my house.
Looks like I'll have to stick with my variable 4-5mb ADSL for the moment.
"So if you bought a spare power supply for a previous MacBook Air you won’t be able to use it with this one"
The converter is available from Apple for £10
The Stechford (brum) exchange could do with a bit of BT love. We don't care too much about the size of cabs, you should see what Birmingham Cable (now Virgin) left.
Update, there's a separate service update for us brummies
I believe I'm on the up to 20mb service (but only get 5) but it looks as if my connection is down as well.
Annoying, but happy with Zen - as above they are good to speak to and generally things work fine.
Re: Envy 6 Sleekbook, a 15.6-incher - 1366 x 768
Indeed, nice looking product let down by a poor resolution display.
Doubt they'll abandon Thunderbolt. It would be nice if both are included.
Anyway as for cheaper Macbooks, yes please - but digitimes aren;t exactly reliable.
Wonder if they backed off the Hungry Hobbit Cafe in Birmingham who got similar letters.
How many schools would be using an iPad and PROJECTOR outside?
According to John Lewis the power consumption is 2000W - Think I'll wait for the Dyson version of Mr. Fusion!
.....I can't find a data sheet to see the power usage.
Need a new channel!
'The standard laptop isn’t in the channel yet and wasn’t available for review'
Strange i've got one sitting on my desk! That said the Tablet version we ordered seems to be lost in the wilderness. At least I know what it looks like now.
One thing i'd say the new 16:9 (1366x768) screens fitted are a little awkward for work, width is fine but the loss in height is annoying. That said it looks to be an industry thing now.
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