John Martellaro and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss an iOS security kerfuffle, and Apple’s known allergy to computer fans.
Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss some new features in the latest iOS update, and John’s Mac Pro.
There are lots of different pricing options for the newly released Mac Pro, with upgrades possible to the processor, RAM, GPU, and storage.
The unloved, beautiful, black duckling of a 2013 Mac Pro has been a workhorse for John for almost six years. He tells its story.
Charlotte Henry and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the new bonuses with the Apple Card and Bryan’s impending Mac purchase.
Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss alternate email apps on macOS and iOS, and John’s Mac Pro successor.
Apple announced late on Saturday that its long awaited Mac Pro, as well as the Pro Display XDR, will go on preorder December 10th.
Apple should consider dramatically cutting the price of the new Mac Pro when it announces availability, and it should be releasing a more current update within 12 months to make the Mac Pro competitive.
Apple has a pretty good system for reviewing the trustworthiness of submitted apps. But it breaks down too often.
There’s a new Kickstarter project for a PC case making waves because of its similarity to Apple’s as-yet-unshipped Mac Pro. That mostly because it looks exactly like Apple’s as-yet-unshipped Mac Pro. Honestly, I’d be surprised if Apple doesn’t attempt to squash it, and I’d be only slightly less surprised if they failed to do so. In any event, this case looks like the Mac Pro, but is designed for off-the-shelf PC components. It will come with a front that looks more like Apple’s original cheese grater Mac Pro, but there’s an optional “patent pending” “noise dampener” front and back that looks like Apple’s new cheese grater. The accompanying image would be that optional front, on the left, and the accompanying back plate, on the right. There are many more pics on the rather slick website linked below. No pricing has been announced, but it launches on Kickstarter on October 21st.
John looks at some of the week’s interesting news items. Including a massive blunder by Google and Chrome.
Charlotte Henry and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the Mac Pro’s US-based manufacturing, and Oprah’s book club selection (don’t call it a comeback).
Amidst all the fuss about iOS 13/13.1 and new iPhones, John found some real gems in this week’s news roundup.
Apple’s Mac Pro line will continue to be manufactured in the U.S. This, according to CEO Tim Cook, who made the comment in a question about Apple manufacturing during Tuesday’s quarterly conference call with analysts.
Apple had asked the White House for a Mac Pro tariff exemption, but President Trump tweeted today that it won’t happen.
Trump has said that exemptions are available only to companies that can demonstrate they had no other manufacturing option or show the tariffs would cause “severe economic harm.” In his Friday tweet, he again championed products made in the United States.
The tariffs are 25% on certain parts, which means that customers might be footing the bill.
Apple has asked the Trump administration to exclude Mac Pro components from any China tariffs, after moving manufacture of the device there.
Recent events at and products from Apple suggest that there’s a re-emphasized focus on engineering. John suspects who’s behind it.
John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont for a few PSAs, then a discussion of the current state of Apple’s computer lineup.
John Kheit is a New York attorney and a regular contributor to The Mac Observer. We share many common interests, including the 4K/UHD/HDR TV revolution, 8K TV and displays, Wi-Fi/5G technologies and the state of Apple.
In this special post-WWDC show, we chatted about author Kheit’s view of the new Mac Pro. He believes that while the 2019 Mac Pro will meet the needs of most technical and creative professionals, Apple also betrayed an important group of influencers, the Mac enthusiasts by not offering a lower cost model. We discussed various ways Apple could have achieved that goal, and that might suggest a future variation of the current model. John K. has strong feelings about this Mac and wasn’t shy about expressing them.
It’s been presumed that future Macs using A-series CPUs would, via hardware and software magic, maintain Intel X86 compatibility. Maybe not.