The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @mjtsai ever

October 27th, 2016

@MayurDhaka Yes, like the Watch, I think Touch Bar is Apple feeling like they have to prove something, instead of simply improving things.

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@MayurDhaka Touch Bar seems like Apple’s version of the MS ribbon, which I never liked. Duplicate but not really better interface.

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@MayurDhaka Most compelling use case is full screen, I guess, but the buttons would only take up 30 points along the bottom.

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@MayurDhaka Yeah. Keyboard shortcuts work by feel, without taking your eyes off the display. And trackpad is better for slider-type stuff.

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@joesteel Which is saying a lot because the v3 remote is not comfortable at all.

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@z31r4m I have no idea whether it’s because of the loss of Forstall, but current leadership seems out of balance.

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@joesteel TV does still seem like a mess. Haven’t followed too closely. I still have v3, which no longer works well. Hate the new remote.

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@joesteel I don’t *want* a clone. I just mean that if Apple doesn’t want to make certain Macs, at least let someone else do it.

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@lapcatsoftware In that example, it seems to combine the worst aspects of the screen and keyboard, for no benefit.

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New MacBook Pros and the State of the Mac: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/10/2…

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@smashingfiasco Hmm, I thought it was a PDF rendering issue. But this sounds like maybe both are related to GPU?

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@mjdrayton I don’t want that headache, but I can see where you’re coming from. Even in the 90s they had real Pro stuff.

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Now Sierra’s Preview is displaying every page of every PDF as a solid black rectangle. Hopefully I just need to reboot.

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“Even Cook questioned why anyone would buy a personal computer instead of an iPad Pro…Cook didn’t answer our question about that.”

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Still waiting for that macOS 10.12.1 update download, too.

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@StephenFleming I don’t think so, but it doesn't stick out (much) so you can just leave it in, almost like a drive bay.

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@thequinntaylor Will there be a xip download for Xcode 8.1?

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@notio Yeah, I think it’s best to keep waiting and see what they do. Would love an old-style Pro.

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@petermaurer I was planning to instabuy it maxed. But this doesn’t look like a big improvement and would be most expensive I’ve ever bought.

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@StephenFleming I’m going to miss the SD slot. Good for Time Machine.

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Considering iMac for the first time in 10 years, for the performance, but I don’t want the display—much smaller than 30-inch.

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Internal keyboard likely worse, fewer ports, lots of dongles to buy, more max storage but $.

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Waited 4+ years, but not sure this MacBook Pro is worth it. Touch Bar useless when using external kb. 16 GB of RAM. No non-GPU benchmarks.

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