John Gruber was at today’s Apple event and was not impressed

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Pariah wrote:
iDaemon wrote:
Donkey Butter wrote: so a blog writer didn't like something. will wonders never cease.


I think you’d scroll a LOOONNNNGGG way to find a similar “thumbs-down” evaluation of an Apple event/presentation on THAT blog. Fwiw.

Gruber is pretty well known for being a boot-licking, Apple apologist so this is a bit out of the ordinary for him.

Here’s a post from today.

‘APPL STILL HASN’T FIXD ITS MACBOOK KYBOAD PROBLM’
Devestating column from Joanna Stern on the continuing saga of the unreliable keyboards in Apple’s MacBook lineup.
I consider these keyboards the worst products in Apple history. MacBooks should have the best keyboards in the industry; instead they’re the worst. They’re doing lasting harm to the reputation of the MacBook brand.


Again, I dispute the characterization.
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iDaemon wrote:
Pariah wrote:
iDaemon wrote:
Donkey Butter wrote: so a blog writer didn't like something. will wonders never cease.


I think you’d scroll a LOOONNNNGGG way to find a similar “thumbs-down” evaluation of an Apple event/presentation on THAT blog. Fwiw.

Gruber is pretty well known for being a boot-licking, Apple apologist so this is a bit out of the ordinary for him.

Here’s a post from today.

‘APPL STILL HASN’T FIXD ITS MACBOOK KYBOAD PROBLM’
Devestating column from Joanna Stern on the continuing saga of the unreliable keyboards in Apple’s MacBook lineup.
I consider these keyboards the worst products in Apple history. MacBooks should have the best keyboards in the industry; instead they’re the worst. They’re doing lasting harm to the reputation of the MacBook brand.


Again, I dispute the characterization.


What's to dispute? Those keyboards are half the reason my housemate bought a Dell.
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Sure.

My dispute was with calling Gruber a “boot-licking apologist” - one who either does not mention it at all or has some apology or rationalization or excuse.
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iDaemon wrote: Sure.

My dispute was with calling Gruber a “boot-licking apologist” - one who either does not mention it at all or has some apology or rationalization or excuse.

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iDaemon wrote: Sure.

My dispute was with calling Gruber a “boot-licking apologist” - one who either does not mention it at all or has some apology or rationalization or excuse.

All the evidence points to is that he isn't at this time. That does not deny his long legacy as a bootlicker, only highlights the circumstances that led to the change.
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Betonhaus wrote:
iDaemon wrote: Sure.

My dispute was with calling Gruber a “boot-licking apologist” - one who either does not mention it at all or has some apology or rationalization or excuse.

All the evidence points to is that he isn't at this time. That does not deny his long legacy as a bootlicker, only highlights the circumstances that led to the change.

Haha.

“When did you stop beating your wife?”

That is such blatherskite.

Some folks read too much pejorative Apple-hate blogs. And have internalized that view.
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obvs wrote:
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maurvir wrote:
ukimalefu wrote:
maurvir wrote:
obvs wrote: Apple's big news is a wasteful credit card.

Yawn.


FTFY


why is it wasteful?

I really haven't watched the keynote or read much about it, but aren't they simply offering convenience and security? cool, but boring.


The interest rates start at just under 14% and go up to 32%. If you have even halfway decent credit, you can get a vastly better card. Of course, if you treat it like an AMEX, that won't be a factor, but still.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/26/goldman ... -card.html


If you have decent credit, you are smart enough to not run a balance, and shouldn't really care about the interest rate.

The rewards rate, on the other hand, is meh. I get 5% back at the Apple Store (or at Best Buy) if I use my US Bank Cash+ card and select electronics stores as much quarterly category. 2% everywhere isn't bad (but also isn't amazing), if lots of places you shop take ApplePay. 1% is unremarkable, though still better than the nothing that came from their previous partner.
Because only stupid people have debt.

There's nothing between smart and stupid?

Credit card debt isn't the kind of debt that its generally good or justifiable to carry around.
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MacAddict4Life wrote:
obvs wrote:
MacAddict4Life wrote:
maurvir wrote:
ukimalefu wrote:
maurvir wrote:
obvs wrote: Apple's big news is a wasteful credit card.

Yawn.


FTFY


why is it wasteful?

I really haven't watched the keynote or read much about it, but aren't they simply offering convenience and security? cool, but boring.


The interest rates start at just under 14% and go up to 32%. If you have even halfway decent credit, you can get a vastly better card. Of course, if you treat it like an AMEX, that won't be a factor, but still.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/26/goldman ... -card.html


If you have decent credit, you are smart enough to not run a balance, and shouldn't really care about the interest rate.

The rewards rate, on the other hand, is meh. I get 5% back at the Apple Store (or at Best Buy) if I use my US Bank Cash+ card and select electronics stores as much quarterly category. 2% everywhere isn't bad (but also isn't amazing), if lots of places you shop take ApplePay. 1% is unremarkable, though still better than the nothing that came from their previous partner.
Because only stupid people have debt.

There's nothing between smart and stupid?

Credit card debt isn't the kind of debt that its generally good or justifiable to carry around.
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Pariah wrote:
avkills wrote:
ukimalefu wrote: Just to keep everything in one place...

Apple is doing a GAMING service?!

I heard gamers only want to use steam (and/or xbox/Playstation)

https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/26/1828 ... nt-caution


Well for AAA titles, xbox/playstation and PC. The rest is just arcade fluff for wasting time. ;)

LOL, ya, funny thing is that casual arcade type games are a bigger market than AAA games.


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Here’s how weird this is: the package for the new wireless AirPods case — just released last week — has a photo of the AirPower mat on the back.

I have long been wondering, if Apple were ever to just give up on this thing, who’d take the blame in the announcement. Looks like it’s Riccio.

Long story short, this is why it’s always dangerous to pre-announce products that aren’t finished. Somebody looked at the technical hurdles AirPower still faced in September 2017 and convinced the executive team that they’d figure it all out, and it was safe to announce. Because they’re Apple, and they always figure these things out. And there were other people who looked at AirPower’s multi-coil design and said it was unlikely to ever work safely.

The wrong side won that argument.
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