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

October 28th, 2016

@grynspan So how does that work with Safari, which has 4 dots in its CFBundleVersion? I don’t see that here: developer.apple.com/library/conten…

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@grynspan I’m using one big number with digits for major/minor/fix/build concatenated.

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@grynspan Good to know. That is an unexpectedly low limit. I could hit that before long with my current version convention.

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@shameermulji @z31r4m For example, form vs. function, what to say No to, when to ship.

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@chuq @camflan @jsnell No roadmaps was not such a big deal when there were more regular updates. Now, fair to wonder if models are dead.

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@chuq @camflan @jsnell Maybe, although they used to have notebooks that were competitive with iMacs.

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@chuq @camflan @jsnell So, yes, part of the problem is that the desktop story is far from clear, and almost certainly nothing more in 2016.

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@chuq @camflan @jsnell I would prefer a single Mac, really top-end notebook. Alternative: Mac Pro, but will there ever even be a new one?

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@Dman228 Fair enough. I’m not saying they shouldn’t call it Pro. Just that they’re omitting the top end.

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@Dman228 And you can’t pair a more efficient laptop with a more powerful desktop, because they let the Mac Pro languish.

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@Dman228 Probably so. My point is that Apple is not offering another class. It’s this or Windows.

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@Dman228 Yes, again, they prioritized thinness.

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@ClarkGoble I’ve seen the claims but have not looked into it much yet.

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@Dman228 Obviously not for the whole line—as an option. So many people use MacBook Pros plugged in most of the time.

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@Dman228 Yes, they only have standard/midrange sizes now. Other companies make 17-inches, and even Apple used to.

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@Dman228 @jsnell Low RAM ceiling, small internal screen, not enough ports, GPU apparently not top-end.

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@ryanrogalski Cool, another Hanoverite. Cardigan is one of my favorites.

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@chuq @jsnell Apparently they don’t want that audience.

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@Dman228 @jsnell The biggest tell is the RAM ceiling.

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@ryanrogalski No, Cardigan is much smaller: flickr.com/photos/mjtsai/… I think the header is from Eisenhower or Franklin, towards Washington.

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@jsnell It’s less Pro because they clearly prioritized thin/light over performance.

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@jsnell @ClarkGoble I guess I’m saying that the actual product is not niche enough. A Toyota marketed as a BMW.

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@owensd Then either we are severely mistaken/outnumbered or Apple has bigger problems than we thought.

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@mmunz Is NSClassFromString necessary because doesn’t know about the two different versions of 10.12.1?

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@ClarkGoble Yeah. It’s like they don’t want to just keep iterating, but they don’t have a big new vision, either. So they let it wither.

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I don’t see how to square this “Macs are a niche” argument with the fact that Apple is making them less Pro.

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@morrick Yeah, I thought she was one of the better third-party presenters from any recent Apple event.

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@iamkory @JasonJahnke This is the main problem I have with the watch and car—taking valuable attention away from the Mac.

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@JDdallwitz @dougscripts Probably not enough to affect sales much, but I worry about the health of the ecosystem if these types leave.

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@rosyna Not saying it’s slow, just that it’s probably not a big reason to upgrade. Unless they made a weird choice, not really Apple’s fault

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