Apple Thread II | AirPods Pros Announced

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by massimo » Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:13 pm

Carlos wrote:
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massimo wrote:All without a fan.


I'm sure most people won't give a crap but Apple is going to inevitably lock down their M1 laptops so they can only run apps from the App Store and be unable to sideload anything.

I don't care how fast a computer is. I want the choice to install what K damned well please.

This won't happen.


It is the sort of thing Apple would at least attempt to do before making an about turn due to user feedback.

These new laptops do look very slick but I do still worry I won't be able to install a new torrent app of whatever in a few years time.

As Maf said, this really won’t happen.

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | AirPods Pros Announced
by KK » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:29 pm

The new Macbook Air and Pro M1 has had a price cut at Amazon already: the 256GB SSD option is down to £949.97, 512GB option £1,149.97. Waiting list of up to 1 to 2 months on some though.

Pro 256GB is £1,249.97.

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by RichardUK » Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:57 am

I signed up for Apple One on the day it started (the 30th of October) but today I have been charged £9.99 again for Apple Music, I would imagine the same thing has happened to everyone else depending on when there Music subscription is due to renew

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | AirPods Pros Announced
by Venom » Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:08 am

Mafro wrote:It's a rare example of a 1st gen Apple product knocking it out the park.


Yep. I can't wait to see if and when they produce a rumoured 14 inch MacBook Pro that is powerful enough to do everything!

KK wrote:The new Macbook Air and Pro M1 has had a price cut at Amazon already: the 256GB SSD option is down to £949.97, 512GB option £1,149.97. Waiting list of up to 1 to 2 months on some though.

Pro 256GB is £1,249.97.


I got a student discount on my order, otherwise I would have been miffed to order and then see a significant price cut!

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | AirPods Pros Announced
by sawyerpip » Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:24 am

Does anyone here have Apple TV? Are there many original shows on there worth watching?

I'm planning to watch Mythic Quest, and binged through Ted Lasso this weekend (which I loved). Just wondering if there's much else on there worth watching or whether to cancel my trial once I'm done with Mythic Quest.

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by massimo » Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:05 am

sawyerpip wrote:Does anyone here have Apple TV? Are there many original shows on there worth watching?

I'm planning to watch Mythic Quest, and binged through Ted Lasso this weekend (which I loved). Just wondering if there's much else on there worth watching or whether to cancel my trial once I'm done with Mythic Quest.

I enjoyed quite a few shows. Stand out for me was Servant, See, Tehran, The Morning Show, Mythic Quest, Trying, Defending Jacob and definitely Ted Lasso.
Home before Dark, Truth Be Told and Home Before Dark were okay.
Greyhound, The Banker, On The Rocks were enjoyable.

I'd probably give it a go for a month and depending on how much TV you watch you'll probably have enough there to keep you busy.

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | AirPods Pros Announced
by Mafro » Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:12 am

Just remember I got a year trial of Apple TV with my iPad Air that I was waiting to redeem till I got a PS5 since that has the app. Mythic Quest is apparently really good. Quite fancy the look of that alternate history space race one too.

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | AirPods Pros Announced
by RichardUK » Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:48 am

I really liked Servant, I can’t think of anything else I have watched on there

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | AirPods Pros Announced
by sawyerpip » Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:50 am

massimo wrote:
sawyerpip wrote:Does anyone here have Apple TV? Are there many original shows on there worth watching?

I'm planning to watch Mythic Quest, and binged through Ted Lasso this weekend (which I loved). Just wondering if there's much else on there worth watching or whether to cancel my trial once I'm done with Mythic Quest.

I enjoyed quite a few shows. Stand out for me was Servant, See, Tehran, The Morning Show, Mythic Quest, Trying, Defending Jacob and definitely Ted Lasso.
Home before Dark, Truth Be Told and Home Before Dark were okay.
Greyhound, The Banker, On The Rocks were enjoyable.

I'd probably give it a go for a month and depending on how much TV you watch you'll probably have enough there to keep you busy.


Cool, thanks for the recommendations I'll check some of these out. Servant looks quite interesting so I'm tempted to give that a go.

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | AirPods Pros Announced
by RichardUK » Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:36 am

So AirPods Max are up for preorder, I’m tempted and I have become to normalise Apples prices because I love the brand but £549 for headphones is pushing it a bit now

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | AirPods Pros Announced
by Rocsteady » Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:53 am

The sound quality better be strawberry floating insane, for that price.

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by That's not a growth » Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:16 am

I guess they saw how expensive scalpers were selling consoles and GPUs and figured they'd save that extra margin for themselves. Ludicrous price compared to Sony or Bose which are considered top of class.

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | AirPods Pros Announced
by Mafro » Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:42 am

I preordered them in Space Grey.

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | AirPods Pros Announced
by Rocsteady » Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:50 am

Are there even reviews out yet?

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | AirPods Pros Announced
by Robbo-92 » Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:08 am

I think I’ll pass on those thanks.... still rocking a pair of old Sennheiser headphones which still do the job wel enough for me!

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | AirPods Pros Announced
by gaminglegend » Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:55 am

That bag is horrendous.

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | AirPods Pros Announced
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PostRe: Apple Thread II | AirPods Pros Announced
by Mafro » Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:11 pm

I've had my AirPods Max for just over a month now and they're brilliant. Sound quality, fit and noice cancelling much better than my Bose QCs and the build quality is amazing. They're obviously heavier due to the materials but the headband does a good job distributing it evenly.

I'm definitely going to be getting an M1 Mini sometime this year. Was planning on getting one of the latest Intel iMacs when they're on the refurbished store but the Mini rinses it in terms of performance and it's over £1500 cheaper than the one I specced up, plus there doesn't seem to be any major problems with compatibility with Intel software.

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | AirPods Pros Announced
by Prototype » Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:07 pm

I’m thinking about getting a MacBook. I’m tempted to buy used given the price. Does anyone have any experience buying used and any tips I should look out for? Budget perhaps 300-400

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by Mafro » Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:20 am

Prototype wrote:I’m thinking about getting a MacBook. I’m tempted to buy used given the price. Does anyone have any experience buying used and any tips I should look out for? Budget perhaps 300-400

For that budget you'll probably only going to be able to get one of the models from 2014/2015, probably earlier.

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