Missed it because I was at work. Just catching up on my phone and that Homepod looks pretty cool. I've been looking looking at buying a Sonos for a while but this looks pretty sweet depending on if it has Spotify integration.
Sending cash via Apple Pay over iMessage is gonna be pretty handy too with my mates. Read something about a one handed keyboard and password auto fill in apps too which I've been wanting for ages.
Yeah, the Homepod actually looked really good. Be interested to hear how good it is in comparison with a SONOS.
Glad the whole Mac (pretty much) is getting a much needed upgrade. Seems a good time to invest in a new machine.
I'm still on my mid-2013 13inch MacBook Air. Zero problems with it and I can't really see myself upgrading for at least a year. Pretty obvious the Air line is as good as dead now so when I do upgrade it'll probably be to the 13inch Pro since that basically seems to be the Air replacement. I still don't get the point in that 12inch MacBook.
So, having had the iPad Pro 10.5 for a week, I think it's the best Apple device I've ever owned. It hits the sweet spot in terms of size and it's blisteringly fast. I'm typing this post now with the Smart Keyboard I bought, and it feels surprisingly great! In the end I decided against the Logitech Slim Combo, as while it does everything (full case rather than just protecting the front, holder for the pencil, backlit keyboard), from the reviews it sounds like it does none of them particularly well, unfortunately!
In terms of apps, I've been amazed by a couple. Affinity Photo is well out of my skill range really, but even a complete noob like me can whizz everything around and see the power of the software. Lumafusion, though, is a revelation. It's a video editor, designed to be the first 'Pro' level one on iOS. It's pretty astounding - the app laughs at manipulating multiple 4K video tracks, and since it's a pain to be in front of my Mac compared to carrying my iPad around with me, the prospect of doing some actual serious video editing without needing to use Final Cut Pro X is strawberry floating excellent. Lumafusion is very user-friendly and a big set of video tutorials has recently gone up. The roadmap for development is very promising, too.
As an amateur electronic music noodler, it's lovely to report that the Pro can load a bazillion apps into Audiobus or AUM without even starting to fall over.
I've barely used my Apple Pencil yet! Need to dive into some tutorials for Procreate, though I am the world's worst artist.
Anyway, if you're on the fence, buy this thing. It's fabulous.
Mine's still running like new, and there's not a single mark on it, which isn't bad going. I bought it on launch day, so it's getting on for four years old. I'll kind of resent replacing it, but I do fancy some of the features of the Pro range. Just don't know whether to go BIG.
If I've learnt anything over the years, especially recently, it's never to install any firmware at launch. I wait a few days if not weeks before installing...it allows everyone else to strawberry float up their hardware first.
No chance I'd be installing a public beta on my main devices this early when the official release is still at least three months away. The Sierra one last year was a shambles and I had to roll back to the previous OS it was so bad.