One question: once you have detected your neighbour's smoke, what can you do about it?
I think the point of a laptop is whatever you intend to use it for. A location film editor wouldn't have much use for this, but for web surfing or writing on the train? Ideal.
I would have liked a second port so you can plug it in from the other side of the case. Aside from that?
File transfers? Bluetooth/cloud services/Wifi.
External monitor? That will need an adapter (£65 😱)
I don't even know where my USB drives are these days.
By the time Apple revises this model, Skylake will have landed, so I'm not sure they'll feel the need to add a second port.
It's like someone offered Microsoft a glass of Apple kool-aid; MS stole the barrel and drank the whole damn lot.
There are two reasons for this:
- Battery life, apparently.
- Designers prefer a neutral UI as it makes it easier to work with colours.
I like like the idea, but the grey is really too much. A little bit depressing, I think
If you asked him he'd probably say, "Just ... just let it go, okay?"
The companies had a choice. They could roll over, or they could fight. They chose to roll over. And we're not talking the garage outfits here; we're talking the likes of Samsung
But yes, I wish more places I worked would adopt Typescript.
He's right, which is why I think this isn't going to happen.
Remember OS/2? IBM thought it would boost its popularity if it could run native windows applications. What actually happened was that the few developers that supported it dropped their native OS/2 apps and switched to Windows development.
"Well, folk can just run the Windows version, can't they?"
I really can't see Microsoft turning their mobile platform into an advert for Android development.
Thurrott's has landed some of the biggest scoops in the IT press, but I think he's got this one wrong.
Not so much dying as settling I think.
The iPad had explosive early sales because it was the first time anyone had got the tablet right. They had fairly decent upgrades, but at the end of the day, most people use them to surf the net, read books and watch videos. There's simply no reason for people to upgrade them as often as they do a phone. I think the revenues will fall further and then level off as folk settle into a regular upgrade cycle – probably a new iPad every five years or so.
If Apple wants to get the sales moving again then they'll need to start pushing it into other markets, but as long as it's Apple products squeezing iPad sales then they're probably not going to worry.