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#1 Matt Diamond

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Posted 23 October 2018 - 01:28 PM

Tue Oct 30, 10:00 EST - it's in NYC, Brooklyn Academy of Music. (I'm wondering if the choice of locale is significant. Don't they usually do these on the west coast?

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Some nice designs on the media invites. I'm especially fond of the rainbow colored one, a throwback to my favorite Apple logo.

Let the pointless speculation begin!
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Posted 23 October 2018 - 02:54 PM

A new iPad Pro in the style of the iPhone X is pretty much sure. There is also speculation about new Macs (new Mac mini and a "low-cost" MacBook) but I'm sceptical: the new iPad is too much of an update to share the stage with significantly updated or completely new Macs.

The invites also seem to point to a focus on a tablet as a tool for artists.

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Posted 23 October 2018 - 08:10 PM

Pretty sure we'll at least get a significant bump to the iMac specs (he said hopefully)
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Posted 24 October 2018 - 01:33 AM

View PostMatt Diamond, on 23 October 2018 - 08:10 PM, said:

Pretty sure we'll at least get a significant bump to the iMac specs (he said hopefully)
I wouldn't rule out spec bumps, as these could be introduced within a few minutes on stage. I could also imagine silent updates, though, that just turn up in the Apple Store.

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Posted 24 October 2018 - 06:07 AM

I am hoping for a Steve Jobs hologram.
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Posted 26 October 2018 - 02:05 PM

View PostThain Esh Kelch, on 24 October 2018 - 06:07 AM, said:

I am hoping for a Steve Jobs hologram.

Pls.
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Posted 30 October 2018 - 09:39 AM

Everything announced today is a fail, I hate Apple, Tim Cook needs to go, apple has abandoned the Mac, everything is too expensive, switching to Windows,  I haven't been this disappointed since my mom abandoned me when I was six, etc, etc.
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Posted 30 October 2018 - 09:55 AM

Hot take; I'll be hanging onto my 2012 MBP until the keyboard issues on the new MacBooks are solved. New minis - reassuringly expensive, surprisingly rational port selection, eGPU is the future. No iMac spec bump, boo. iPad? I care not about such things, be off with you.
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Posted 30 October 2018 - 11:19 AM

Okay, seems I was wrong about no significant Mac news. I'm (to some extent) pleasantly surprised.

Apparently, Apple changed their mind about ending the MacBook Air (this message was pretty obvious back when they introduced the TouchBar MBPs), and actually redesigned that model. Retina Display – Yay! Shallow Butterfly keyboard – Booh! I think this unfortunately cancels out, so I wouldn't necessarily call the new MBAs an improvement. The higher price also doesn't make them really attractive (especially considering the woefully undersized 128 GB SSD in the "cheapest" model).

The new Mac mini seems to be a very good update. Conservative on the outside, but a lot of improvements on the inside. And it still has replaceable RAM. This is… a miracle. Also, far from affordable, though.

By the way: Apple has also silently announced Radeon Pro Vega GPUs coming to the 15" MBP in late November.

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 11:56 AM

Woo, a real Mac mini update! I can't believe it! Considering the success Intel has been having with their NUC line I was surprised Apple let the Mac mini languish so long, but glad it finally got a serious update. Kinda with the i7-8809 like Intel put in one of said NUCs was an option to get some graphical performance out of it. That CPU actually does surprisingly well on games and isn't overly expensive.

I was still hoping for Ming-Chi Kuo's iPad Mini 5 but oh well. Maybe later.

EDIT: I guess AAPL investors aren't impressed, stock price promptly dumped $4 after the event.
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Posted 30 October 2018 - 12:12 PM

View PostFrost, on 30 October 2018 - 11:56 AM, said:

Woo, a real Mac mini update! I can't believe it! Considering the success Intel has been having with their NUC line I was surprised Apple let the Mac mini languish so long, but glad it finally got a serious update. Kinda with the i7-8809 like Intel put in one of said NUCs was an option to get some graphical performance out of it. That CPU actually does surprisingly well on games and isn't overly expensive.

I am also quite a bit excited about the new mini but the memory prices- YIKES!

wondering - how do you efficiently manage 128GB of SSD - that sound like a lot of symlinks to an external SSD
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Posted 30 October 2018 - 12:16 PM

View Postmindnoise, on 30 October 2018 - 12:12 PM, said:

I am also quite a bit excite about the new mini but the memory prices- YIKES!

wondering - how do you efficiently manage 128GB of SSD - that sound like a lot of symlinks to an external SSD
Yeah, as usual, Apple gouges you to DEATH on RAM and SSD. $1400 would buy you TWO professional-grade 2TB Intel 7600p nVME SSDs with enough left over for a pro app. I can understand markup, but 100% markup = jeez.
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Posted 30 October 2018 - 12:46 PM

I see RAM is user upgradable in the Mac mini !!!

https://www.zdnet.co...a-tiny-package/

but SSD seems not so....
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Posted 30 October 2018 - 12:53 PM

Maxed-out Mini = US $4,200 lol.
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Posted 30 October 2018 - 01:19 PM

View PostFrost, on 30 October 2018 - 12:16 PM, said:

Yeah, as usual, Apple gouges you to DEATH on RAM and SSD. $1400 would buy you TWO professional-grade 2TB Intel 7600p nVME SSDs with enough left over for a pro app. I can understand markup, but 100% markup = jeez.

The pricing is fine. Dell charges 2k for 2TB of similar storage (2074.07 to be exact).

View PostAtticus, on 30 October 2018 - 09:39 AM, said:

Everything announced today is a fail, I hate Apple, Tim Cook needs to go, apple has abandoned the Mac, everything is too expensive, switching to Windows,  I haven't been this disappointed since my mom abandoned me when I was six, etc, etc.

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 01:27 PM

View Postmacdude22, on 30 October 2018 - 01:19 PM, said:

GLHF

I thought that was a joke ("etc. etc.") :D

soooo, any takers on upgradable RAM / SSD of the mini?
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Posted 30 October 2018 - 01:36 PM

I also like the mini update with the optional 10Gb Ethernet :) . The parts I dont like are the couple hundred price increase and no optional dGPU (so have to go with expensive and noisy eGPU [which is way better than no eGPU so dont get me wrong]). After so many years.... Now how much longer for that modular Mac Pro?

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 02:25 PM

View PostSpike, on 30 October 2018 - 01:36 PM, said:

I also like the mini update with the optional 10Gb Ethernet :) . The parts I dont like are the couple hundred price increase and no optional dGPU (so have to go with expensive and noisy eGPU [which is way better than no eGPU so dont get me wrong]). After so many years.... Now how much longer for that modular Mac Pro?

is 10GBE important for the enduser? fastest internet here is 250MB/s so there is quite some air left. Of course on a company intranet or large NAS etc this can be useful.
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Posted 30 October 2018 - 02:48 PM

View Postmindnoise, on 30 October 2018 - 02:25 PM, said:

is 10GBE important for the enduser? fastest internet here is 250MB/s so there is quite some air left. Of course on a company intranet or large NAS etc this can be useful.

Well it is Optional, so for people that dont network with anything except the slower internet can get without.

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 03:11 PM

View PostJanichsan, on 30 October 2018 - 11:19 AM, said:

And it still has replaceable RAM. This is… a miracle. Also, far from affordable, though.


Whoa, what?  Its user-servicable on the RAM?  Thats .. freaking amazing.  I may actually order one to finally replace my 2012 MBP as my daily driver sometime next year.  

'cause you can get the RAM DIMMs from not-Apple for a LOT less than the 200 they want to jump to 16GB.

View PostFrost, on 30 October 2018 - 11:56 AM, said:

Woo, a real Mac mini update! I can't believe it! Considering the success Intel has been having with their NUC line I was surprised Apple let the Mac mini languish so long, but glad it finally got a serious update. Kinda with the i7-8809 like Intel put in one of said NUCs was an option to get some graphical performance out of it. That CPU actually does surprisingly well on games and isn't overly expensive.

I was still hoping for Ming-Chi Kuo's iPad Mini 5 but oh well. Maybe later.

EDIT: I guess AAPL investors aren't impressed, stock price promptly dumped $4 after the event.

Yeah, if the Hades Canyon chips were available as a BTO, i'd buy one.

As for the storage, since it isn't a portable, and is going to be stationary.... spending 25$ at Microcenter for a USB 3.1 2.5" enclosure and plopping a 2.5" SATA SSD in it for mass storage is a cheap and easy option.