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Old 10-25-2020, 08:47 PM   #2461
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If you have the old charger you probably have the old cable which will work with the new phones. It's probably a small percentage of buyers who will need to spend more money to charge the thing.

It is a bull#### excuse to remove it but it will have a positive effect.
A reviewer I saw said according to his test it takes 6 hours to charge the iPhone 12 with the 5w charger that Apple was shipping with iPhones prior to the iPhone 11.

I think most people will end up buying a new charger unless they have the iPhone 11 charger.
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Old 10-26-2020, 10:44 AM   #2462
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Step 1: Buy this charger: https://www.amazon.ca/Charger-AUKEY-...dp/B07WPS5NZR/

Step 2: Buy this cable: https://www.amazon.ca/Anker-Lightnin.../dp/B07JHTZZGP

Costs the same as the Apple one cumulatively, but at double the length of the charge cable (and WAY more durable), plus you get an additional 2.4A USB-A 3.0 port.

I've had it since picking up my iPhone 8 in 2018 and it has been stellar. Now using it with my 11 Pro, and the factory Apple charger is still sitting in the box.
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Old 10-26-2020, 04:38 PM   #2463
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Step 1: Buy this charger: https://www.amazon.ca/Charger-AUKEY-...dp/B07WPS5NZR/

Step 2: Buy this cable: https://www.amazon.ca/Anker-Lightnin.../dp/B07JHTZZGP

Costs the same as the Apple one cumulatively, but at double the length of the charge cable (and WAY more durable), plus you get an additional 2.4A USB-A 3.0 port.

I've had it since picking up my iPhone 8 in 2018 and it has been stellar. Now using it with my 11 Pro, and the factory Apple charger is still sitting in the box.
+1. I have the same charger and it works great.

I have the official Apple cord though and I'm waiting for it to split any day now and then I'll buy that Anker.
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Old 11-01-2020, 03:23 PM   #2464
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What’s the best deal for an iPhone right now? An 11? I need a new phone but don’t really want to shell out for the top of the line 12
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Old 11-03-2020, 09:13 AM   #2465
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FYI iPhone 12 is completely repair proof. You cannot replace any component of the phone, without going to an apple dealer or apple authorized repair shop, or your phone will never work properly again.
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Old 11-10-2020, 12:40 PM   #2466
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The new Mac Mini with Apple's M1 processor looks intriguing.
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Old 11-10-2020, 05:56 PM   #2467
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Yeah looks interesting for sure!

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020...arting-at-699/

EDIT: Wait, 16GB RAM max on the mini AND the new Macbook Pro?

That's fine for home use but that's pretty disappointing for a supposed Pro model.
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Old 11-12-2020, 08:07 PM   #2468
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Just finished updating to Big Sur!

Really liking it so far.
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Old 11-17-2020, 09:09 AM   #2469
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Looks like Apple has hit the mark on M1 CPU wise and battery wise. Benchmarks are really strong compared to the Intel Macs even when emulating x86 software. Apple Silicon GPU's are meh compare to what is out there though.

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/mac-m...ey-crush-intel

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Got an M1 MacBook Air this morning and wow, this thing is amazing-- I have pushed it hard and it barely gets warm... wasn't sure if I should have gone with the pro or air, but I think I'm going to be more than happy with the Air.
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Old 11-19-2020, 10:38 AM   #2471
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Got an M1 MacBook Air this morning and wow, this thing is amazing-- I have pushed it hard and it barely gets warm... wasn't sure if I should have gone with the pro or air, but I think I'm going to be more than happy with the Air.
Same. Did you go 8GB ram or 16?

The 16 was quite the backorder so I went 8.
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Same. Did you go 8GB ram or 16?

The 16 was quite the backorder so I went 8.
8 and I have no regrets-- I'm not sure how they do it, but what I'm doing would definitely require more ram on my old intel machine, yet it seems I don't need it with this machine. It's crazy, not sure how they do it...
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8 and I have no regrets-- I'm not sure how they do it, but what I'm doing would definitely require more ram on my old intel machine, yet it seems I don't need it with this machine. It's crazy, not sure how they do it...
It's the advantage of hardware optimized for software (and vice versa) rather than generic software running on generic hardware. They can optimize the processor to be good at the things their code needs it to do.

But it means the performance is specific to the way Apple writes their software. If you were to run Windows or Android on your Macbook's M1 it wouldn't be any faster because Google and Microsoft have different software development philosophies that the chip isn't optimized for.

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fun fact: retaining and releasing an NSObject takes ~30 nanoseconds on current gen Intel, and ~6.5 nanoseconds on an M1.

…and ~14 nanoseconds on an M1 emulating an Intel
The (geeky) benchmarks above are from an Apple engineer on Twitter and are really quite telling if you know a little bit about how Apple builds software (link). Retaining and releasing an NSObject is core to Apple's philosophy of writing code, so your computer is doing it just about all the time. The new M1's are built to do this specific task quickly and efficiently. That they can emulate an Intel chip and then still do this task faster than the Intel chip itself is insane and goes a long way to explain the performance improvements. When you can do these core tasks so well, you free working memory for other purposes, the battery lasts longer, and everything feels snappier.

These chips are a really exciting development for Apple desktop users (their mobile processors have been running circles around the competition for a long time now) and I can't wait to get my hands on one in the higher spec'd machines when they are eventually released.

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Old 11-23-2020, 06:08 PM   #2474
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Looking to buy my wife an apple watch for Xmas. Looking at se (cellular + gps) model.

I have little fashion sense, specifically when buying for my wife. Can anyone/women around here suggest what strap type and colour would be appreciated by a fashion savvy (always looking to be wearing the modern trends) in her 30s??
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