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    • I first realized Apple was moving away from power users back when they lost interest in the Mac Pro and shoveled out a Final Cut Pro that was squarely aimed at the casual user, not professional editors.

      I'm typing this on a 17" MacBook Pro that I bought around 2007. It's fast running out of software support for all sort of programs (Bank of America bans my version of Safari, for one irritating example) and will soon be an orphan, much like the ancient plastic white Macbook that preceded it.

      I'm on a quest for a unicorn -- a large-screen, video-editing capable laptop that is decidedly affordable.

    • Same happened to me. I made the transition to Adobe Premier when Apple made the big change to Final Cut, and I have missed a 17-inch MacBook ever since. My biggest complaint with my 15" 2016 MacBook Pro is the butterfly keyboard.

    • Today Apple released an apology for the 2018 MBP throttling issue, saying it was a bug triggered by certain specific workloads. It's apparently fixed in a new macOS update that's now available.

      Apple's full statement:

      Following extensive performance testing under numerous workloads, we’ve identified that there is a missing digital key in the firmware that impacts the thermal management system and could drive clock speeds down under heavy thermal loads on the new MacBook Pro. A bug fix is included in today’s macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Supplemental Update and is recommended. We apologize to any customer who has experienced less than optimal performance on their new systems. Customers can expect the new 15-inch MacBook Pro to be up to 70% faster, and the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar to be up to 2X faster, as shown in the performance results on our website.

      I'm not sure what they could mean by "digital key" here. 🤔

    • Translation: upper management forced the thermal team to cram the latest cpu into the same cooling system, which is under-designed because friggin Jonny Ive had to squeeze everything down to 4 mm to make everything look "magical", well guess what buddy, its not magic, its physics and heat aint got nowhere to go so we had no other option than to throttle everything down. Well, the public aint stupid, but now its not my team's fault anymore, so...