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iBox (the hardware)

Cloudscout's Avatar Picture Cloudscout – January 14, 2008 03:08PM Reply Quote
iBox
Box mini
Box Pro
BoxBook
BoxBook Pro

The more the boxes change, the more they stay the same... or don't.

(talk about the hardware here)

ddt – March 08, 2018 02:22PM Reply Quote
Seconded.

I'd never have thought of my youthful spending of small amounts for punk shows would reap such returns -- the $5 tickets that damaged my hearing are now saving me five figures!

ddt

bahamut – March 08, 2018 07:35PM Reply Quote
Me too. Still cheaper than a new car.

John Willoughby – March 09, 2018 07:47PM Reply Quote
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John Willoughby – March 16, 2018 12:38AM Reply Quote
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John Willoughby – March 27, 2018 10:02AM Reply Quote
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John Willoughby – March 27, 2018 10:25AM Reply Quote
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Education event:
New iPad, works with Apple Pencil. 9.7" "Our most affordable iPad has support for our most creative tool."
New Pages, Numbers, Keynote.
iBooks Author will allow digital books to be created on iPad. Built into Pages.

John Willoughby – March 27, 2018 10:43AM Reply Quote
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Classwork, Schoolwork apps, Apple Teacher (free, self-paced) program.

John Willoughby – March 27, 2018 10:45AM Reply Quote
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I think that Apple has begun to realize that "Lackluster Different" may not be the best corporate slogan.

John Willoughby – March 27, 2018 10:50AM Reply Quote
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Adding an ARKit module to App Development with Swift program. (Earlier they emphasized AR on the new iPad.)

John Willoughby – March 27, 2018 10:56AM Reply Quote
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A new cirriculum: "Everyone Can Create."

John Willoughby – March 27, 2018 10:57AM Reply Quote
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Music, video, photography, and drawing. Available as a preview today.

John Willoughby – March 27, 2018 11:15AM Reply Quote
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And that's it for the event.

My youngest finally got into an art program at her high school. They actually have a very impressive setup for a public high school; all Mac, except for some rendering servers I think. I imagine that she may see some of this new Apple "Everyone can Create" program next year.

johnny k – March 27, 2018 11:43AM Reply Quote
That's awesome. Please share what she experiences in an intersection of arts and tech education, even if it isn't Apple-centric.

Huh, so why shouldn't this be my next iPad? Smart of Apple to let more people buy a $99 accessory, especially if it further sets apart the experience. Guess the smart keyboard connector is dead if they're pushing Bluetooth keyboards instead of including it here. Would've thought they had ideas that Bluetooth couldn't do.



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porruka (Admin) – March 27, 2018 12:16PM Reply Quote
Failure is pre-greatness.
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[... snip ...] Guess the smart keyboard connector is dead if they're pushing Bluetooth keyboards instead of including it here. Would've thought they had ideas that Bluetooth couldn't do.

Apple's been at the fore pushing Bluetooth forward too in the last few years; maybe those "ideas that Bluetooth couldn't do" turned into "let's make Bluetooth able to do this"?

John Willoughby – March 27, 2018 08:00PM Reply Quote
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Apple's selling space gray Mac accessories now. Guess it's time to grab for that low-hanging fruit.

ARL (Moderator) – March 27, 2018 09:24PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
And then there will be space-grey, non-Pro iMacs. For $300 extra.

James DeBenedetti – March 27, 2018 11:40PM Reply Quote
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Huh, so why shouldn't this be my next iPad?

Compared to the iPad Pro?

- No smart keyboard: every Bluetooth keyboard I used for the iPad had waking issues, was cumbersome to “unfold”, had nowhere to go when I didn’t want to use it, etc.
- Lacks 120Hz screen
- Slower CPU & GPU (1 gen shorter useful lifespan)
- Noticeably worse cameras (no 4K video or optical image stabilization, terrible Facetime/selfie camera)
- Smaller screen/keyboard
- Probably worse speakers (2 vs. 4)
- Probably less RAM
- A few more things for people more picky than me

El Jeffe – March 28, 2018 09:21AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
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Music, video, photography, and drawing. Available as a preview today.
USAmerican versions have firearm safety training?

John Willoughby – March 28, 2018 12:35PM Reply Quote
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I'm not promoting it, as I don't know the reviewer or the laptop, but, at least on paper, this looks like the kind of product that just makes Apple look bad.

johnny k – March 28, 2018 03:12PM Reply Quote
Yeah, James. But I'm less picky than you. Still on an iPad 4 (that I got from a Sporker for $329!) so the qualitative leap from that to this new one is large, while to Pro on top of that is not, especially when divided by price. If all I want is an iPad that runs all the modern features (namely multitasking) well and has the clear functional improvement of a pencil (which I'd still have to convince myself I'll use), I'm good. When the iPad is not that critical to me, I think getting me to upgrade to any new model is a win.

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