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Title: Apple's big event
Post by: Fortuna on September 09, 2015, 09:44:12 AM
Are you guys ready for Apple's keynote in a few hours? What do you think they'll reveal? Being the Apple fanboy that I am, I'm pretty stoked for the new Apple TV. Apparently it will have Siri built in and double as a mobile-game player. With Apple's Metal API and talks of a dedicated controller, this one is sure to hit a home run. I wouldn't be surprised if we saw developers create some pretty sweet console style games for the newly upgraded streaming box.

An iPad mini refresh would be pretty bomb-diggity also, since it hasn't seen a substantial upgrade since the iPad Mini 2.
Title: Re: Apple's big event
Post by: beardo on September 09, 2015, 02:36:33 PM
What do you think they'll reveal?
Shit.
Title: Re: Apple's big event
Post by: junker on September 09, 2015, 02:42:48 PM

What do you think they'll reveal?
Shit.

So edgy.

Looking forward to the new phone and the Apple TV hotness.
Title: Re: Apple's big event
Post by: garygreen on September 09, 2015, 02:55:27 PM
What do you think they'll reveal?

A bunch of stuff that has been available to PC and Android users for at least five years.
Title: Re: Apple's big event
Post by: Thork on September 09, 2015, 03:28:11 PM
they desperately need to sort out the mac mini. It is very long in the tooth now.

I recon they'll use Intel's micro-ATX and make a mac micro about the size of the Intel NUC. That's my wild guess of what I think they should do.

I doubt they'll bring anything new though, that people want. Since Jobs died, they only have stupid ideas.
Title: Re: Apple's big event
Post by: Fortuna on September 10, 2015, 06:35:44 AM
The iPad Table Edition looks a little unwieldy.
Title: Re: Apple's big event
Post by: Thork on September 10, 2015, 06:51:01 AM
No upgrade for the Mac Mini. The guys in that dept are bloody lazy.

iApple Pencil ... what?

Title: Re: Apple's big event
Post by: Fortuna on September 10, 2015, 08:50:08 PM
No upgrade for the Mac Mini. The guys in that dept are bloody lazy.

iApple Pencil ... what?

The Mac Mini is up to date as far as I can tell.
Title: Re: Apple's big event
Post by: Rushy on September 11, 2015, 01:53:11 AM
Haha its a fucking stylus. That's their big debut. A fucking stylus. Hahaha.

My god they are boned without Jobs.
Title: Re: Apple's big event
Post by: Thork on September 11, 2015, 07:53:33 AM
No upgrade for the Mac Mini. The guys in that dept are bloody lazy.

iApple Pencil ... what?

The Mac Mini is up to date as far as I can tell.
Nah, Last updated October 2014 ... the only change being they finally moved to Haswell chips. Being as we went through Broadwell and you can actually get SKylake chips right now, it is way behind the curve as usual.

The actual body of the mac mini hasn't changed since 2010! I mean 5 years ago and it still looks the same? Surely it is time to update it's looks. Apple is meant to be fashionable and innovative in design. It is design that they use to justify higher prices than everyone else.

I really think they should bite the bullet and go micro ATX. Intel now have an i7 board variant in this form factor, there is no reason not to.

Title: Re: Apple's big event
Post by: Fortuna on September 11, 2015, 07:58:55 AM
Haha its a fucking stylus. That's their big debut. A fucking stylus. Hahaha.

My god they are boned without Jobs.

I think they'll be fine with Jony Ive. Apple's stylus is one of those things that looks pretty unremarkable at first, but it probably is going flip the industry on its head, like the iPod. You aren't going to find any top artists who don't have one.
Title: Re: Apple's big event
Post by: Blanko on September 11, 2015, 08:44:06 AM
Yeah, they're going to get an iPad Pro just to use their fancy stylus on a mobile OS with zero support for enterprise software.

I'm pretty sure artists are going to stick to Wacoms.
Title: Re: Apple's big event
Post by: beardo on September 11, 2015, 08:52:38 AM

What do you think they'll reveal?
Shit.
So edgy.
It's not edgy if it's true.
Title: Re: Apple's big event
Post by: Fortuna on September 11, 2015, 08:54:17 AM
Yeah, they're going to get an iPad Pro just to use their fancy stylus on a mobile OS with zero support for enterprise software.

I'm pretty sure artists are going to stick to Wacoms.


I doubt they'd replace their Wacoms with iPad Pros, but they're all going to have one as an auxiliary drawing device. The technology is simply too good. Honestly, it looks more accurate than a Wacom.
Title: Re: Apple's big event
Post by: Thork on September 11, 2015, 09:00:04 AM
Most styli slot into the device so you don't lose it. I don't think apple have considered where users are going to keep that little plastic pen. At $99 a pop, you aren't going to want to keep losing them.
Title: Re: Apple's big event
Post by: beardo on September 11, 2015, 09:03:38 AM
$99
Utterly ridiculous.
Title: Re: Apple's big event
Post by: Thork on September 11, 2015, 09:05:49 AM
https://www.apple.com/apple-pencil/

Scroll to the bottom, that's what it says.  :-\
Title: Re: Apple's big event
Post by: beardo on September 11, 2015, 09:14:58 AM
>Just $99
>Just

I don't believe this.
Title: Re: Apple's big event
Post by: Lord Dave on September 11, 2015, 09:25:29 AM
A stylus pen is the same cost as an apple TV....

Yeah no.
Title: Re: Apple's big event
Post by: junker on September 11, 2015, 01:50:45 PM


What do you think they'll reveal?
Shit.
So edgy.
It's not edgy if it's true.

So edgy, then.
Title: Re: Apple's big event
Post by: Snupes on September 13, 2015, 06:05:36 PM
Jesus Christ. Why even get an iPad XXL when you can get a better Surface for cheaper? Especially if you're an artist, since the superPad is basically being marketed as a Surface that can't do nearly as much.
Title: Re: Apple's big event
Post by: beardo on September 13, 2015, 08:10:50 PM
There's no reasoning with applefags.
Title: Re: Apple's big event
Post by: Hoppy on September 15, 2015, 01:20:05 PM
What do you think they'll reveal?
Shit.
It looks like you were correct.
Title: Re: Apple's big event
Post by: beardo on September 15, 2015, 03:46:51 PM
No doubt.
Title: Re: Apple's big event
Post by: Fortuna on September 16, 2015, 11:44:36 PM
Jesus Christ. Why even get an iPad XXL when you can get a better Surface for cheaper? Especially if you're an artist, since the superPad is basically being marketed as a Surface that can't do nearly as much.

The iPad Pro's operating system is more limited than a Surface Pro's, but I think the stylus and display technology in the iPad are significantly better.
Title: Re: Apple's big event
Post by: Snupes on September 17, 2015, 12:01:32 AM
How so?
Title: Re: Apple's big event
Post by: Fortuna on September 17, 2015, 12:11:09 AM
How so?

It's just a hunch I have from reading some reviews.