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    APPLE NEWS By Will Fastie Last week Apple welcomed more models into its family of M1-powered devices, including two new iPads! I listened to last Tues
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    • #2360541

      Here the specs are easier to explain because, with one exception, they are identical. The exception is screen size, with a choice of an 11″ or 12.9″ display.

      There is more then display size. The iPad Pro M1 11″ has Liquid Retina display with 600 nits while the 12.9″ display has 10,000 Mini-LEDs (first in any computing device) and 1,600 nits.

      • #2360614

        1,600 nits??

        My G3 and Swift are typical in that they are good for about 250 nits. The XPS 13 is good for 500 or thereabouts, and when it is at full brightness, I can almost hear my retinas crackle and sizzle. More than three times that has to be like that one episode of Home Improvement where Tim lights up the Christmas lights…

        Dell XPS 13/9310, i5-1135G7/16GB, KDE Neon
        XPG Xenia 15, i7-9750H/32GB & GTX1660ti, KDE Neon
        Acer Swift Go 14, i5-1335U/16GB, KDE Neon (and Win 11)

    • #2360595

      There is one other reason why you might want to follow Apple as well as catering to the core audience of Microsoft users. In my case ( and I’m probably not unique) I have an iPhone and an iPad. While my multiple Windows 10 computers are my primary tools, the iPad is essential to my working life. I am a pastor and I use the iPad exclusively for my preaching, funerals and weddings. Cool factor aside (having an iPad at a wedding is a great icebreaker, for example), the iPad is an exceptional tool for public speaking. If there is a down side it has to do with integration between the various systems. It keeps getting better, but it’s not there yet. I try to use the right tool for the job and both the iPad and the PC fit that.

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    • #2360599

      Here the specs are easier to explain because, with one exception, they are identical. The exception is screen size, with a choice of an 11″ or 12.9″ display.

      There is more then display size. The iPad Pro M1 11″ has Liquid Retina display with 600 nits while the 12.9″ display has 10,000 Mini-LEDs (first in any computing device) and 1,600 nits.

      Another important difference to consider :
      Apple’s Magic Keyboard for previous 11″ iPad Pros fit the new 11″ iPad Pro M1
      while Apple’s Magic Keyboard for previous 12.9″ iPad Pros doesn’t fit the 12.9″ M1
      as it is ticker. Apple’s Apple’s Magic Keyboard is $349.

    • #2360577

      I welcome coverage of apple thongs. I suspect many readers, like me, use windows, Mac and Linux interchangeably and equally. Come to think of it, articles on interchanging data would be good to read.

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    • #2360627

      I want to put in another vote for continued coverage of Apple developments.

      I continue to support this site because it has good information and my wife’s computers run Win10.  I appreciate all the help available here for Windows.

      I also appreciate coverage of other platforms.  Both my wife and I have Apple iPhones.  Life doesn’t happen on a single platform anymore, and I am glad that AskWoody recognizes that.

      Thanks for your additional coverage of Apple, and support of Linux in the discussion groups.

       

      Group "L": Linux Mint

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    • #2360689

      After years of trashing a half dozen pc’s, I started using my wifes neglected Mac three years ago and have not had any issues with it. It was built in 2009. When this old lady gives up the ghost, the Mac not the wife, I will buy the more expensive Mac for durability, ease of use, coolness factor, and more “miles per gallon” features.

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    • #2360750

      In my case ( and I’m probably not unique) I have an iPhone and an iPad.

      We know, from our January survey, that a large percentage of our readers, like you, have an iPhone and thus at least a toe dipping in Apple waters.

      We also know that many of our readers use Microsoft (nee Office) 365 on non-Windows equipment. More coverage of 365 across platforms is coming.

      In short, we’re aware.

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    • #2360751

      Life doesn’t happen on a single platform anymore, and I am glad that AskWoody recognizes that.

      We do.

      Thanks for your additional coverage of Apple, and support of Linux in the discussion groups.

      Thank you for being a Plus member!

    • #2360759

      Having switched gradually from Windows to macOS and Linux, particularly over the last year, since the Windows 7 EOL, I am naturally interested in issues with and about these two systems, while I am not really interested anymore, having no pressing need to be, in Windows, its patches, its applications and utilities software, etc. Also my interest in Macs, in particular, is now also a heightened one, at this time of sweeping changes in both Macs’ hardware and software.

      For as long as there is a good enough coverage of these two operating systems and of the Macs’ hardware in AskWoody, I expect to have sufficient enough reason to continue to be a supporting member of this site

      Now that Nathan Parker has left, I see a definite need to try to find a full replacement for him, someone as knowledgeable, that will be available often enough, on a more or less regular basis, to let us know about new developments  in Apple software and hardware, answer our related questions, help with our problems, as Nathan did. And, ideally, someone as helpful and nice while about it as he was, when he was here, to us.

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    • #2360765

      I see a definite need to try to find a full replacement for him, someone that will be available often enough, on a more or less regular basis, to let us know about new developments.

      So do we. News will probably continue to be covered by me. Not being an Apple person, I won’t be much help in the forums.

      But just to be clear, we are not recruiting for a forum replacement. The forums are organic; folks come and go as they please, write and post as they please. Actively recruiting for someone to cover a particular topic in the forums would imply editorial control and we don’t do that.

    • #2360995

      I just cannot ever see purchasing any M1 powered device that can not come with MacOS support so now Tablets from Apple at the moment.

    • #2361000

      Anonymous   #2360995 :

      https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2021/04/apple-unveils-new-ipad-pro-with-m1-chip-and-stunning-liquid-retina-xdr-display/

      The breakthrough M1 chip takes the industry-leading performance of iPad Pro to an entirely new level. The 8-core CPU design features the world’s fastest CPU cores in low-power silicon — delivering up to 50 percent faster CPU performance than A12Z Bionic.

      iPhones have had ARM chips for a while now, but not M1 ones.
      However:

      https://bgr.com/tech/ipad-pro-m1-vs-iphone-12-vs-imac-2021-processors-5920919/

      Ex-Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7); since mid-2017 using also macOS. Presently on Monterey 12.15 & sometimes running also Linux (Mint).

      MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
      Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
      macOS Monterey; browsers: Waterfox "Current", Vivaldi and (now and then) Chrome; security apps. Intego AV

    • #2363952

      What I like about the new Ipad Pro 12.9 inches that has been announced:

      -They try to fix the problem of the camera for when you do a virtual meeting. Right now, on the previous Ipad Pro 12.9 I have, you look like you are not paying attention. That’s quite bad. I don’t know how well it works though.

      -The Mini-LEDs screen (not on the 11 inches). Who doesn’t love an even more great screen? Do you need it? Probably not, but it is nice to have.

      -The M1 processor. What’s not to love?

      -More RAM, which might or might not be useful at all to you depending on what you do with your Ipad Pro.

      What I find lacking:

      -Still no way to quickly unlock the Ipad with a through the screen TouchID when FaceID doesn’t work. More annoying than it seems.

      -Weight balance is still an issue. This Ipad is great but far from being as comfortable as smaller models.

      -Hard to justify the price for most people except if the size of the screen is really important to you.

      -They should make a less expensive 12.9 instead of forcing people to pay so much for power, RAM and other things they don’t need just to get a big screen. Maybe a regular display version?

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