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Apple |OT| TV/Arcade/iPad/mac/iPhone

Both are excellent for your usage. I have a preference for the Air. If you can afford the price for it then it's better to go with the option that has more storage. The amount of data on a device can build up a lot after a couple of years.
 

OmegaSupreme

advanced basic bitch
I'm thinking about switching out my Chromecast with google tv because of the bugs. Damn thing as no audio on startup half of the time. Doesn't turn on sometimes. Buffers more than it should on occasion. How's the apple tv 4k? Relatively bug free? Good wifi?
 
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Maiden Voyage

Gold™ Member
I'm thinking about switching out my Chromecast with google tv because of the bugs. Damn thing as no audio on startup half of the time. Doesn't turn on sometimes. Buffers more than it should on occasion. How's the apple tv 4k? Relatively bug free? Good wifi?
Never had an issue here.
 

Cyberpunkd

Gold Member
I'm thinking about switching out my Chromecast with google tv because of the bugs. Damn thing as no audio on startup half of the time. Doesn't turn on sometimes. Buffers more than it should on occasion. How's the apple tv 4k? Relatively bug free? Good wifi?
Painless all the time I had it since August 2021.
 

Bitmap Frogs

Mr. Community
I'm thinking about switching out my Chromecast with google tv because of the bugs. Damn thing as no audio on startup half of the time. Doesn't turn on sometimes. Buffers more than it should on occasion. How's the apple tv 4k? Relatively bug free? Good wifi?

Had it for two years, no issues.

Minor complaint: I wish I could customize the time before the wallpaper shows up tho, anytime I pause i comeback to it.
 

GeekyDad

Member
Any feedback on the new iPhone update (think it's 16.5?)? I'm afraid to ever update until I hear back from more experienced folk.
 

Celcius

°Temp. member
The 15” MacBook Air seems like it will be super popular. No fan for complete silence and a large screen will be nice for web browsing and video watching.

The Mac Pro seems super disappointing. Going from 1.5tb ECC mem to 192gb (non-ECC?) and I bet the cpu will be less powerful than the previous top end option as well. It also seems wildly overpriced compared to the Mac Studio with the same m2 ultra chip. A very confusing product.

The vision pro looks amazing. The base price doesn’t bother me but I want to know how expensive the Zeiss glasses lens inserts will be and how loud will the internal fans get since it has 2 internal processors. Also, is it bad for vision to wear screens that close to your eyes for long periods of time every day? I almost laughed when they were like “your eyes will be visible on the exterior… we call this, EYESIGHT.” lol I’m looking forward to reviews next year though.
 

GeekyDad

Member
Gary Vaynerchuk Hello GIF by GaryVee
 

Celcius

°Temp. member
Meh, I think I’m going to hold onto my iPhone 12 Pro for another year instead of upgrading this fall. Apple just made the phone too good - it still does everything I need it to do flawlessly. Plus I like this pacific blue color as well. I just wish Apple still made silicon cases for older phones in more colors. There’s only like 3 colors to chose from with my phone for example and two of those are white and black. Hopefully this cloud blue case holds up another year. I’m also still at 88% battery health which is fine. I think the first two years when I was mostly wireless charging is what brought it down that much. Once I started doing wired only charging over a year ago then the health hasn’t budged.
 

Maiden Voyage

Gold™ Member
Meh, I think I’m going to hold onto my iPhone 12 Pro for another year instead of upgrading this fall. Apple just made the phone too good - it still does everything I need it to do flawlessly. Plus I like this pacific blue color as well. I just wish Apple still made silicon cases for older phones in more colors. There’s only like 3 colors to chose from with my phone for example and two of those are white and black. Hopefully this cloud blue case holds up another year. I’m also still at 88% battery health which is fine. I think the first two years when I was mostly wireless charging is what brought it down that much. Once I started doing wired only charging over a year ago then the health hasn’t budged.
I'm on the fence. I've got the 12 base model. I love it and have no complaints but I do want to bump up to the Pro.

As someone who had never owned an iPhone prior to picking up a used 8, then upgrading shortly after to iPhone 12, I am amazed at the lifespan of these things. My Androids would practically be paperweights by year 2.
 

Celcius

°Temp. member
I'm considering selling my remaining blu rays and just buying and renting movies through Apple instead. Do any of you do this? I know it locks you into Apple's eco system but I already own and use Apple hardware anyway. No changing disks, hearing UHD's spin, etc...
Also, does Apple ever have sales on movies?
 

Meicyn

Gold Member
I'm considering selling my remaining blu rays and just buying and renting movies through Apple instead. Do any of you do this? I know it locks you into Apple's eco system but I already own and use Apple hardware anyway. No changing disks, hearing UHD's spin, etc...
Also, does Apple ever have sales on movies?
I did this years ago. No regrets.

also: https://www.reddit.com/r/iTunesMovieDeals/
 

Urban

Member
What were they thinking with the newest WatchOS update?
You cant even swipe to switch faces anymore.. I regret updating it and who would have guessed? You cant downgrade anymore..
 

dottme

Member
What were they thinking with the newest WatchOS update?
You cant even swipe to switch faces anymore.. I regret updating it and who would have guessed? You cant downgrade anymore..
It’s really weird considering swiping doesn’t look to do anything.
 

RoboFu

One of the green rats
I'm considering selling my remaining blu rays and just buying and renting movies through Apple instead. Do any of you do this? I know it locks you into Apple's eco system but I already own and use Apple hardware anyway. No changing disks, hearing UHD's spin, etc...
Also, does Apple ever have sales on movies?
I do .. lots of early releases on there as well. Buy a couple of apple TVs and a iPhone hdmi cable if you travel a lot .
 

RoboFu

One of the green rats
Any type of connector available that would allowed you to connect the wired Apple earbuds directly to PC?
I’m guessing you mean something like this…

Headphone Adapter Lightning to 3.5mm AUX Audio Jack and Charger Extender Dongle Earphone Headset Splitter Compatible with iPhone 12 Mini 11 pro max xs xr x se2 7 8 Plus for Ipad Air Cable Converter https://a.co/d/cFjnAUr
 

dottme

Member
I’ve just discovered that Lies of P is in the Mac App Store. I tried it quickly and it looks to run ok.
it feels we are at the beginning of something new for Mac and I hope it can get us somewhere.
 

GeekyDad

Member
I’m guessing you mean something like this…

Headphone Adapter Lightning to 3.5mm AUX Audio Jack and Charger Extender Dongle Earphone Headset Splitter Compatible with iPhone 12 Mini 11 pro max xs xr x se2 7 8 Plus for Ipad Air Cable Converter https://a.co/d/cFjnAUr
Hmm...I...don't think so. I need an adapter that will take the male end of the EarPods wire that can then go into my PC (I assume via USB). The one in that link looks like it just has an input for a regular 1/8 inch male output.
 
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