The Micro.blog challenge word for day 19 is “possible”. With everyone raving about Apple’s new M1 Macs, I can feel my resistance to buying one breaking down… it’s possible I’ll end up getting one after all… for my work, yeah. 💻 #mbnov
The Micro.blog challenge word for day 18 is “dependence”. Since I have dependence on Apple’s App Stores for most of my income, directly for Dejal apps and indirectly for consulting work, the announcement today of reducing their cut from 30% to 15% is very welcome. 📷 #mbnov
Congrats to the people at Apple on the release of Macs using the new Apple Silicon M1 chip. Looks like excellent improvements in several kinds of performance. I’m not in the market for a new Mac yet, but will be keen to upgrade when the iMac joins the transition.
Apple has announced an event for Tuesday next week, expected to introduce their first “Apple Silicon”-based Macs. As a Mac developer, you can bet I’ll be watching that.
Apple’s video presentations are really well done. And while the products are great, their transitions are top-notch, and a great peek at Apple Park. Here’s a video I found on YouTube with just the transitions from yesterday’s iPhone 12 event. 📹
I saw a headline today that Best Buy currently has Apple’s HomePod for $199. Since we’ve been eating at our dining table more recently (instead of in front of the TV), listening to music on the Amazon Echo, we thought we’d get a HomePod for better sound.
Watched the Apple Mac & iPad event this morning. That’ll eventually be an expensive event: I want a new 12.9″ iPad (with keyboard & Pencil), Jenn wants a new 11″ iPad, she also wants a new Mac mini (to replace her aging iMac), and I want a new MacBook Air (to replace my old one).
But none of it is urgent, so I won’t be ordering anything just yet.