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From: J.F. Sebastian11/18/2019 3:33:39 AM
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16-inch MacBook Pro shows the advantages of a post-Jony Ive Apple [Opinion]

The new 16-inch MacBook Pro is a sign of a fundamental shift at Apple: it includes a keyboard that makes this laptop slightly less stylish but more useful. It’s hard too believe this would have happened in the days when chief designer Jony Ive’s habit of putting form ahead of function still reigned supreme over all Apple’s products.

As Ive slowly exits the company, we’re already seeing products less willing to make compromises in functionality in order to get super-sleek looks.

16-inch MacBook Pro: Slightly thicker and much better

The latest MacBook Pro is just a bit thicker than its predecessor. On the surface, that might not seem like a dramatic statement, but its a reversal of a trend that lasted many years.

Back in 2012, Apple’s top-tier Mac laptop was 0.95 inches thick. The next year the size dropped to 0.71 inches. That held for three generations, when the 2016 MacBook Pro was just 0.61 inches.

And that’s the point where the wheels came off the bus, although it wasn’t obvious at the time. The Butterfly keyboard was a hallmark of that 2016 model, and while its slender design helped decrease the width of the MacBook Pro, simple grit could cause keys to stick. Repairs weren’t easy, and replacements were very expensive because the keyboard is glued to the battery and other components.

Despite complaints that eventually forced Apple to offer a Keyboard Service Program, the Butterfly design continued to be built into every new macOS laptop introduced.

That bad decision was made over and over because giving up on it would have forced Apple to make a slightly thicker product, and that was apparently anathema to Jony Ive’s design team.

More at: cultofmac.com

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To: J.F. Sebastian who wrote (206859)11/18/2019 6:55:39 AM
From: Stock Puppy
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Wonderful - there has to be a balance between design and function...

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From: Moonray11/18/2019 2:35:34 PM
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Download iOS 13.2.3 and iPadOS 13.2.3;
Fixes System Search and Issues with Mail App

o~~~ O

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From: Moonray11/18/2019 2:49:11 PM
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AAPL at a 52-wk and All-Time High today at $267.43 (so far).

o~~~ O

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From: Moonray11/18/2019 2:55:27 PM
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PCB production lines may remain humming during Lunar New Year
By Jay Liu, Taipei; Willis Ke, DIGITIMES, Monday 18 November 2019

Taiwan-based PCB makers are planning to maintain normal production
during the Lunar New Year holidays in late January thanks to clear
visibility of orders from Apple and Chinese handset vendors extending
to early 2020, according to industry sources.

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To: Moonray who wrote (206862)11/18/2019 3:14:39 PM
From: Stock Puppy
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AAPL at a 52-wk and All-Time High today at $267.43 (so far).



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From: Moonray11/18/2019 3:18:04 PM
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Apple's iPhone 11 showing early success in China

Bloomberg reports Apple's iPhone 11 is proving an early
success in China, according to official data.

Apple shipped 10M iPhones in China during September
and October, based on Bloomberg's calculations from
government data on overall and Android device
shipments.

According to the China Academy of Information and
Communications Technology, iPhone shipments are
up 6% year-over-year.

More at: bloomberg.com

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From: Moonray11/18/2019 3:21:38 PM
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Walmart Black Friday 2019: Apple iPad Gets A Big Price Cut

This deal from Walmart is that much more striking because of that
fact. Right now, the previous model of the cellular iPad is available
for $299 — which is a hefty $160 off the normal price of $459.

More at: forbes.com

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From: Moonray11/18/2019 3:28:09 PM
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Apple is brand Gen Z wants most for holidays: Survey

To heck with that!
I say give them a lump of coal and save the planet.

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From: Moonray11/18/2019 3:42:17 PM
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White House confirms Trump will visit the Apple factory in Austin
By Balaji Ghule

The White House confirmed on Sunday that President Trump will tour
the Apple factory in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday.

The first reports emerged last week that Trump’s visit Apple’s Austin
plant, where the new Mac Pro will be assembled, is in the works.

Her shift apple Mac Pro assembly facility in Austin, Texas, in
September after a round of tariff exemption for computer parts
company won from trade regulator.

More at: heraldjournalism24.com

Yes, you read it right : "Her shift apple Mac Pro assembly facility..."
either refers to USA assembly AFTER receiving parts or remarks
to counter talk that these gentlemen were shiftless.

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