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New Mac Line Up

I've been an Apple user for quite a bit.  I am currently still using my 17in MBP and I upgraded the hard drive to a SSD (Solid State Drive 1TB) and it has done wonders.  It runs so much faster than a regular HDD and the price point for the SSDs have come down significantly. It used to be about a dollar a Gigabyte but now one fourth of the price.  Currently a Sandisk 1TB SSD is about 260, here is a link if anyone is interested. LINK 

My MBP is about 5 years? maybe a little longer.  It seems old for tech but it does the job just fine and I maybe looking into getting a 15in fully loaded so that I can utilize the newer Adobe Creative Cloud since I am still on CS6.  Thankfully Apple just came out with new news on their Mac Line up for 2017/2018.  Everyone who bought a new MBP last Nov is basically screwed since the ones coming out will have the new Kaby Lake Processors.  Link here if your interested in the processor specs. But if your not interested in more reading here's the scoop.  Better Processor = Better Performance = Faster Rendering.  This is key for a lot of the creatives out there now doing run and gun style shooting and now with a lot of cameras like the GH5 doing 4K with INSANE SLOW MO capabilities. Also not to forget the SONY line up like the a7s II. These new cameras are pushing computers to handle bigger files and more information. So processors are key. Another note is the utilization of 360/VR videos which take up an INSANE amount of photos to make those images possible.  

The new iMacs are coming out this 2017/2018 will ALL have 4K monitors and will be powerful enough to handle VR.  Those 2 factors pushed Apple to go with the new processors and finally follow the crowd.  This way you can watch all the shows you have in 4K look perfect or even when streaming so your computer can handle the data.

Me...I'll stick with my MBP 17in until it dies and/or I am forced to get a new one. It does the job and I really don't need much.  I don't have the need for 4K video since everything on the internet is compressed that unless you have a SUPER FAST internet connection and your monitor is 4K and your shooting 4K.  Anyways that is my spiel for today.  If you want to read up more on the new news on Apple.  Gizmodo is a nice place to get that. LINK

New iPhone 8 News!

So I've been looking through my feed and as of late iPhone has been popping up in the news again.  The rumored iPhone 8 schematics have been leaked and since a lot of people aren't really into digging the information out for themselves and I do it anyways.  I thought I would use my searched information and give it to you in bite size pieces. I'll also link in where I get my information in hyperlinks if you guys are curious to see.

Firstly I have been an avid iPhone user since iPhone 4?5? well something like that.  Currently I have the iPhone 7+ which I chose mainly for the better camera feature.  iPhone cameras have always been awesome and reliable to what you see is what you get.  Features may have been put on later after android started with them.  But Apple has almost seamlessly integrated their software and hardware to work beautifully.  

The FIRST bit of news I saw was the change up of the back iPhone camera and full usage of the front face for the display.  From 9to5Mac they got information of schematics by Benjamin Geskin and Slashleaks of a almost bevel-less front screen and vertical orientation 2 cameras. This is most likely the usage of the newOLED that came out from Samsung's phones and the new trend of bevel-less phone screens.  But if you noticed in the images the schematics do not include a home button.

The home buttons is now removed entirely and will lead to this SECOND bit of news.  Due the the possibility of the New OLED screens the entire face maybe touch recognition. So it will not matter where you touch for you to open up your phone.  MacRumors has a nice concise read on possible new leaks and design features.  But we are only interested in the big picture of the product...well I am at least.  And again from the schematics we see still no headphone jack on the new phone so either dish out 150 bucks for the Airpods or get yourself a nice pair of blue tooth headphones or you can get yourself some iPhone Splitters from Amazon HERE.  Might as well since the headphone jack is not coming back and either way iPhone may be switching to USB-C instead of the Lightning port on the new phones too.

THIRD bit of news from The Wall Street Journal is that Apple may be getting rid of its proprietary lighting port and running with the crowd of USB-C.  This maybe a a hurrah for some and BOO~~ for others but either way we are still spending money on accessories and it does not matter to me which one or the others since I only care of convince and camera of the phone.  

And speaking of convince...Wireless charging will be coming to apple products too. Early iPhone 8 rumors are stating that due to the all glass body it will be easier for wireless charging to be implemented into the housing.  This from previous models having all body aluminum makes it harder for wireless charging to occur.

Lately and my main priority of this product is the camera.  The long awaited 7MP front facing camera might get a significant upgrade for the selfie moments!  There is talk about duel front facing camera  for the iPhone 8. So like the back of the 2 cameras being both 12MP we might get two 7MP cameras or higher resolution.  

That is all that I'm focused on and I am happy with the phone I have. The phone coming out the following year may be a tad better. Thus I will not be waiting in line to for this years purchase.  

That is all for today.

I'll see you guys in the next blog! :)