In case anyone else is awake, I’ll be adding my thoughts here.
It’s like still a few minutes before the event starts and I already hate this music. Okay, that is enough of that. mutes
Yes, New York is a very important city, etc, etc. Please show us the hardware.
100 Million active Macs is pretty cool. I wonder how that is counted. Is that counting things like my MacBooks Black and White? Old PPCs still kicking it? A still functional SE?
I never saw a place on my desk for a MacBook Air, but definitely agree, the screen was what made it dated looking. However, the underpowered nature is why it was not something I ever considered. I couldn’t care less about Touch ID. I never used it on my iPhone, and I would never want to use it on my computer. The keyboard, is it really fixed? Good trackpad update. Same with audio. USB-C was totally expected. 100% recycled aluminum, now that’s awesome.
I was hoping for more of a visual change with the Mac Mini. I like the space gray, but, I would love to have seen something even darker. Black. With a slightly different form factor. The original G4 Mac Mini was the first Mac I ever bought. I feel Apple has done well with realising their original intent for the Mini was very quickly superseded by what people on the ground (especially IT folks) were actually doing. This doesn’t impress me, but it feels right. I care about it a lot more than the Air. The price is pretty decent too.
Today At Apple doesn’t do it for me, but I can imagine it might be helpful for my mother. I am too busy with my own creative stuff to go socialise at Apple stores.
The new iPad Pro is the first time I’ve clearly seen the path of convergence of Macs and iDevices. We’re not too far from the end of Macs as we know them in the average users’ hands. I still have no desire to buy one, but this is a much better fit for my mother than a Mac. I’m just not ready to make that jump for video editing yet. Yet. But I can see it.
Who is Lana Del Ray?
No “One More Thing”?! Boo, hiss. Letdown.