TMO Daily Observations: 2014-12-03

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The new Mac mini is something of a disappointment, Apple's Thunderbolt display is long in the tooth, and some of the company's apps are becoming frustration points. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to discuss the current state of Apple's product development, where they see problems, and more.

TMO Daily Observations: 2014-12-03

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OMG, who is this John guy? I’m new to Mac Observer, but, I was listening to this today, but stopped after the slew of John’s negativity, I couldn’t listen anymore when he said that PCs have HDMI ports and how HDMI is so much better than DisplayPort?!?! HDMI is limited to 1920x1080p, how is this better than DisplayPort??? Most Macs today have HDMI ports on them anyway, but, if he was referring to the Thunderbolt display, why in he*l would you want to limit it to 1920x1080p? And I’m so glad we no longer have SCSI, parallel ports, ADB, and floppy discs!!

Please keep John off the show in future. Yeah, Apple’s not perfect, but, I’m so tired of negative media for the sake of attention, I don’t want to listen to it in a supposed professional environment.


I’m all for constructive criticism, but, this guy was just going off on some rant, I don’t have time to listen to these kinds of things, and plenty of people do that out there, was hoping for something more professional here.

Also, what’s the big deal about the Mac Mini? Keeping the price down for it was more important than upgrading it. Upgrading graphics and ports is a plus. Going from 4-core to 2-core processors only puts it in it’s place: entry level Mac. Most people that buy these would never use an app that would take advantage of more than 2 cores. Also, making a lower-cost model with a processor used in MacBook Air makes business sense, people that never owned a Mac, but like iPhone and only need an internet computer, this is a perfect fit and way to get them in at only $500. Up to now, people beech about apple not having a low enough entry-level price point, now that’s not good enough either? This is, a very brief, more objective view, one I’ve heard elsewhere in professional full reviews of the product. If someone is losing their objectivity, perhaps they need to take a break from this kind of work and clear their heads.

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