I didn't have a chance to review the new M2 MacBook Air, because new job, but several of my YouTube friends did, and I have a bunch of opinions to share about performance, SSD speeds, price, and more. So let's react to this!
My new job… at YouTube!
I have a new job — at YouTube! — but what does that mean for this channel?
A new product drops — take Apple's M2 as the latest example — and people rush to post about how, according to some benchmark or test, it’s bad, broken, burning, not a big enough bump. Then, other people read or watch all this, get super mad angry, and come over to my comments, our comments, our socials, all the rest of us, and demand to know why we’re not addressing these controversies. So, some of us do, and make even more posts that… 90% plus of which is utterly, stupefyingly… meaningless if not just completely made up. We perpetuate it. We validate it.
Well, not anymore...!
Encrypt everything. Local drives. Backup drives. Online accounts. All of it. End-to-end. That’s what we’ve all been told… over and over again. But what if… that's all just been a lie?
Turns out, WWDC 2022 wasn’t the last we’d hear about new iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura features — that’s right, Apple has one more thing
It’s called Lockdown Mode, and just like the name suggests, it lets you put your iPhone, iPad, or Mac into an even more highly secured state than how it already comes right out of the box
M1 Pro/Max vs M2 Pro/Max Apple silicon. Same display and ports vs. maybe slightly better versions of the same? Same price, but now, as in around a month for shipping, vs probably 9 months for the next announcement? If you want a 14- or 16-inch MacBook Pro but you’re wondering if you should get it M1 or wait and see what’s new with M2, I got you.
Should you get 8GB, 16GB, or the brand new option, 24GB of RAM, for the M2 MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, or presumptive M2 Mac mini?
Apple’s just now previewed CarPlay Mark II. The whole expansive interior experience, basically from dash to dial. But, how will that all even work? Will car makers even go for it? When will we get it? Why can’t we just run CarPlay on our iPhones or iPads for the ones that don’t and won’t? And is this our first secret stealth glimpse at Apple’s even more ambitious… more… titanic… full-on car project?
The M2 MacBook Pro has Apple’s most bleeding-edge system-on-a-chip... all wrapped up inside a 13-inch unibody aluminum chassis that, swear to Jobs, has barely changed in the last 6 years. So, riddle me this, Mac-man — who the hell is this Pro for? And how does it compare to the upcoming M2 MacBook Air and the still new-ish M1 Pro MacBook Pro?
Apple just announced M2, their next-generation system-on-a-chip for Mac. But only M2. Not M2 Pro or M2 Max. Not yet. Which means — if you’re in the market for a MacBook Pro like now, now, now! — you need to figure out which one is the best for you — the newer M2 or the bigger M1 Pro or Max?