Thursday, May 19, 2011

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  • SeaFox
    Sep 27, 01:50 AM
    I mean, if Motorola can sell 50 million of their stupid RAZR phones, then Apple should be able to sell as many iPhones as they can ramp up to manufacture in the next couple of years!!

    The RAZR was a smash because it was very stylish (which the Apple iPhone will certainly be, too). But it also has been huge because every carrier has had it available on subsidy, and it's been available in more than one color. Something I don't expect from the iPhone.

    It's also been such a huge seller because they are junk inside. I imagine every time a carrier has to replace a RAZR because it was insured Motorola counts it as another "sale".

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  • milo
    Sep 6, 08:03 AM
    Either way, what are you going to do with a HD version of the movie on your computer?

    HD is not going to happen, at least not next tuesday.

    Worth revisiting.

    The raw uncompressed bitrate for 720p = 1280*720*24bpp*30fps/(1024*1024) = 633 Mbps for 1080i it's ~711 Mbps 320x240 it's more like 53 Mbps.

    720p compressed in H.264 with 5.1 sound seems to work out to about 1100 MB for your typical 45 minute drama show (i.e. compressed down to ~3 Mbps). This compares to 200 MB for the same show from iTMS in 320x240 H.264 (700 kbps). Not bad when you consider that 720p has 12X as many pixels (1280/320=4, 720/240=3)

    Basically your typical movie would be about 2GB.


    So what would be the size for a decent encoding of 480 (p or i)? Basically about DVD quality, but with a more efficient codec, which is the most likely format for release next week.

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  • Eidorian
    Jul 14, 11:23 AM
    You're right, just went to Intel's site. How 'bout Merom? I thought I
    heard (or read) that one of Intel's next generation cpu's would be
    pin compatable with the current Yonah's.

    EDIT: went to the Merom link in your sig. I hope to see a BIOS/EFI updater so I can upgrade the cpu in my iMac.Merom is socket compatible with Yonah. Some users have already put in the new chips in current machines.

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  • AidenShaw
    Sep 9, 10:19 AM
    Unless Leopard is designed to make full use of the extra threads/cores available on the quad-core Mac Pro.
    The real problem isn't the OS as much as it is in applications.

    A well-threaded O/S won't help make Photoshop or Avid run much faster, unless the application code is also able to use all of the cores that are present.

    Some applications are inherently serial - you have to do step A, then step B (because step B depends on step A). It's not a matter of poor programming, it's that the task is serial. (Note that many Photoshop benchmarks quote "MP-aware" filters separately from actions that don't scale.)

    For these "not well-threaded" applications, multiple cores will still be beneficial so that you can run multiple applications simultaneously - all at full speed.

    There are some server-type applications (web or database) that run many (hundreds or thousands) threads simultaneously. (For a web server - each browser session is a natural thread.) For these applications, operating system efficiency is important. The reports that OSX is poor at threading (such as Mac OS X limits server performance ( aren't really that important for desktop apps that want to use all 4 cores (or soon 8).
    The server performance of the Apple platform is, however, catastrophic.
    Workstation apps will hardly mind, but the performance of server applications depends greatly on the threading, signalling and locking engine.

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  • Motley
    Sep 14, 08:14 AM
    Oh good, I was just coming down from anticipation for the last special event, but Apple's always there with my fix.

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  • tigress666
    Apr 25, 01:16 PM
    Understandable, seeing as you wear Adidas. LOL. :D

    On a more serious and intelligent note, let's hope the screen and the rest of the body have a more seamless and look. The current mirror screen looks like it was slapped on a random body. They just don't go together like the previous gen. The Air looks much better.

    Ah, I kinda like the two tone look. Though I certainly wouldn't mind if the whole computer was black (though it might look a little bland that way imho).

    I will be annoyed if the computer gets a lighter color or they frame the screen in something other than black (sorry, silver and white are both horrible colors to frame a screen with, and besides those and black no other color is really neutral enough for a screen since you need neutrality cause the colors on the screen will change).

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  • shurcooL
    Apr 22, 12:57 PM
    I hope to see the backlit keyboard back also. It should be a standard MacBook feature.

    I think I'll be satisfied with gaming on an Air thanks to OnLive. In fact, it's the perfect machine for it. Just plug in a wireless 360 controller (and optionally an external monitor/HDTV) and play.

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  • DrDomVonDoom
    Apr 20, 11:08 AM
    In my experience, I immediately assume that using any electronic device with some kind of attachment to the internet, that what I am doing is splayed across the airways and collected by various agencies, be them Ad agencies, government agencies etc. I already know that I can be tracked, and called listened to, with no warrent. After those two privacies are gone, this doesn't seem like a real big deal to me.

    Its gonna sound douchey, but the odds are, astronomical vegas odds, that no one gives a **** who you are and where your at currently. Unless your a criminal, then who gives a ****? People love to heap worth upon themselves that doesn't exist. Your not a political figure, your a ******* with a iPhone working at McDonalds, calm the **** down and stop worrying about the government tracking you down and concentrate on my Hash Browns.

    As far as I can see I don't have a problem with law enforcement agencies being able to see into it, I have nothing to hide.

    Maybe if we were on a Android open system this might be a problem. :P

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  • nylonsteel
    Mar 23, 05:10 PM
    its more fun and cheaper for me to enjoy my top shelf bourbons and wines at home while reading macrumors - though i'm not liking how govt preaching to us while they need to be preached themselves

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  • DMann
    Sep 9, 01:55 AM (

    MacCentral posted ( a first look at the new Core 2 Duo iMac along with some early benchmarks.

    The new iMacs which were released on Wednesday ( incorporate the latest Core 2 Duo processor from Intel. The Core 2 Duo represents the continuation of the Core Duo line which first made its appearance in Apple computers in January. Intel has maintained that the new chips would provide roughly 20% improvement in performance.

    MacCentral tested the new 17" 2GHz iMac and 20" 2.16GHz iMac and compared them to the previous 20" 2GHz Core Duo and the 2.66GHz Mac Pro.

    The most direct comparison between the two processors comes between the 17" 2GHz Core 2 Duo iMac and the 20" 2GHz Core Duo iMac. The overall score was 10% better in the new model while the individual tests showed gains up to 20%.

    Wonder how the 24" iMac at 2.33GHz will fare.

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  • clarksonknight
    Dec 30, 10:22 AM
    It makes sense. iProducts are increasingly becoming ubiquitous, therefore they will become more profitable for malware developers to attack. It's not a McAfee sales pitch so much as it's stating the obvious. Same with Android.

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  • nem3015
    Aug 31, 03:50 PM
    If there is a Special Event then we might see the new Ipod Video and maybe the Itunes Movie Store.

    To go a little crazy, maybe the Media Center.

    Updates for MacMini and Laptops at this time will be a simple Tuesday update on Apple's site. I see no reason to have an Special Event for that.

    Well if they do the announcement late on Monday 12 in Cupertino that will be Tuesday in Paris (time zone difference is +9) so will comply with the tradition LOL :rolleyes: :p :D

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  • Cougarcat
    Apr 30, 03:30 PM
    Because that huge base of thunderbolt based devices is overwhelming! :p

    Gotta build the computers first for the devices to follow.

    I have a newbie question.
    I plan on moving onto MAC OS (from Windows 7) but I wanted to wait for Lion, but I'm also quite impatient since the iMac is perfect for me.
    Being new to Apple computers, would I be able to use Lion (like an upgrade) when it comes out?

    Yes. Traditionally OS X upgrades cost $129, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was $99 or $79 this time around. Apple has been dropping their software prices lately.

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  • EagerDragon
    Sep 14, 06:04 PM
    i am a mac-apple newbie~~~
    aperture 2!!!waiting for me...i m a photography lover...

    i have go through (youtube) a few previous keynote that brought by Steve...

    i have addicted with aPPLe

    cant wait my new 24' iMac n my new iPod..shuffle
    Welcome to the Mac Family, bring your friends. It is always more fun when the family grows. We are vocal, but we have a reason for it. We are proud of Apple and we want them to continue to do better, it is a win win for us that get better and more useful products, and it is better for Apple as we carry the word.

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  • Joshuarocks
    Apr 19, 11:02 PM
    That would leave an awful lot of parents dead.

    Not you, the poster you were quoting was being sarcastic. I was drawing your attention to his sarcasism.

    Oh, sorry :) I had thought he was being rude towards me.

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  • turbobass
    Mar 22, 08:45 PM
    I just want to say a big "AMERICA, **** YEAH!" about this ...

    But also I wanted to say we should be rewarding WIRELESS protocols. ThunderBolt = Fast, great. Polite golf clap. No AMERICA **** YEAH for ThunderBolt. Everything should be WIRELESS now. 2011 baby!:mad:

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  • mrgreen4242
    Sep 5, 01:54 PM
    Well fudge. I've been holding off on getting an Airport Express for literally a year, waiting for an AV version. I finally had to get one when I moved (no cable drop in the office at new house, so needed a wireless router) and then like 2 weeks later they release the AV model. Bastards.

    Oh well, probably can't afford one anyways - seeing as the AE w/ AirTunes is still $100. Does Apple price match refurb hardware? I'm assuming the AE price will drop when they release the AV model.

    Hmmm, I might be able to talk my wife into letting me get one for the theatre room if I can make it send cable TV up there too... Have to wait and see what the product actually is.

    Also, $10-15 for a d/l movies is a ripoff. Unless they are going to do HD quality movies at $15, DVDs will remain a much better value. Now, HD download service, with an affordable playback mechanism, at $15 per movie they will clean up... SD though? Forget about it.

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  • Yebot
    Aug 31, 12:14 PM

    One day before Yebot's birthday. Good timing. I smell a MBP in my future.

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  • bbeagle
    Apr 22, 09:35 AM
    it not be too long until all music is purchased in digital format and only accessible via a cloud service. this means thats actually having a copy of a song (to share) will be a thing of the past. You pay your $9.99 for an album and happily listen to it for a couple of years, then the labels decided that album is more valuable than the original price and ask you for another $2 if you wish to access it again from the cloud.

    I actually expect it to be worse than that.

    Imagine if you 'buy' a cloud-only song for 99 cents, The fine-print will say that this 'rental' is only good for 90 days or 1 year. You'll then have to 'buy it again' to keep listening to the song. Or there might be a limit of 100 times to listen to the song. And in 10 years, we'll think of this as the 'norm'.

    There are so many ingenious ways to make money when you don't own the actual physical media, and I'm sure the record labels are devising these schemes as we speak.

    Oct 12, 02:09 PM
    A lot of charity products COST more--you are simply making a donation yourself--but apparently this is Apple making the donation at no cost to you?

    Plus, a red aluminum iPod nano with iPod mini styling is pretty much my dream iPod.

    In that case, I was wondering why the 25% negative votes?

    I will make a blind guess without reading the thread. "The team who designed the red color should have been working on a Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro instead, stupid Apple :mad: "

    Sep 14, 09:59 AM
    When will i see a C2D MacBook....
    a MBP is just too large in size for me :(

    Sep 15, 06:33 PM
    What is NIH syndrome?

    NIH = not invented here. apple was notorious for this behavior in the 80s and 90s, much to their detriment, and success.

    Just to further clarify -- NIH syndrome is when a company chooses not to use technologies invented by other companies in its own products. They prefer to design and build the entire package themselves, in-house.

    I'm not that interested in an iPhone. Apple would need to add some very unique features for me to consider buying one.

    Aug 28, 09:53 PM
    This was one of the things I was afraid would happen with the Intel switch--a new processor every eight minutes. At least with the PPCs, there were predictable, manageable gaps between bumps.

    Apr 11, 12:19 AM
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