The MacBook is dead, Safari’s new Do Not Track feature – TMO Daily Observations 2018-11-05

Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the future of the MacBook, and who (doesn’t) love Safari’s Do Not Track.

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TDO 2018-11-05: MacBook's future, Safari's Do Not Track

2:52 PM Nov. 5th, 2018 | 00:22:49

Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the future of the MacBook, and who (doesn’t) love Safari’s Do Not Track.

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  1. gGrant

    Let’s just wait for benchmarks and real world performance of newAirs before we call MacBook dead. Beloved Airs had real i7 performance. newAirs do not.

    My 2015 MacBook screen has never bothered me since I got a Satechi dock with all the ports I’ll ever need, including mini&SD slots, ethernet and HDMI with a 24″ display hooked up. 12″ for your lap, whateverthehell you want for stationary applications. And the 2015 is not much slower than my quad core i5 with discrete GPU 2011 iMac for photo & video editing…

    So let’s just see if newAirs perform before we get all sad about MacBook.

    What never makes the discussion is that non-touchbar MacBook Pro and MacBook didn’t get an update this year. Apple might be waiting to see if customers swallow the newAirs spin before it actually cleans up the notebook lineup.

    Love the discussion about iPad is enough if all you’re doing is email & web. Those people never needed a computer, although they might have had to buy one until netbooks/iPad came along. iPad Pro is NOT this device, though. It’s way overpowered and overpriced for that. So for whom is it? It’s the new aspirational device, like Mac Pro when Apple made computers. And as far as it brings new technologies to base level iPad, that’s fair enough.

    There is a VERY small truly Pro market, Pencil based, that might actually use iPad Pro. What pros ACTUALLY need is Macs that can use Pencil, but no such product exists. Too much profit in iPad for that! Nerds that want the most powerful/expensive will try to make iPad Pro their computer replacement, but as so often concluded… it’s not a computer replacement.

    iPad Pro is aspirational, shows off Apple’s chip prowess and hopefully gets us closer to Apple chipped Macs. Doesn’t mean Apple can see its way to making Macs with Pencil compatibility. Apple chipped or not, bringing Pencil to Mac will take a change of heart for Apple. Frankly, I don’t think Tim Cook is the person for that job. Not enough visionary.

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