Apple unveiled tons of new tech goodies today in San Jose. I’m not going to talk about any of them in this post. However I am going to talk about all the changes they made that they didn’t talk about.
13″ MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 2 and Traditional USB-A ports are Gone from the Online store.
Well if you were hoping to scoop up one of Apple’s last 13″ MacBook Pro’s with a traditional USB port you missed that boat. Your last chance to purchase one through Apple is going to be through their refurbished store.
iPad Pro still uses Apple Lightning Connector.
I could’ve sworn they said the new iPad Pro was USB-C connector but according to the website they’re all still lightning. Turns out they just support USB-C power adapters for fast charging. So if you were like me and mis-heard there is your clarity.
AirPods will have more support in iOS 11.
To me this is exactly what was keeping that AirPods at 9 out of 10 but as long as they work like they should these will get a perfect 10!
I talk about this in my AirPods Review, you can only pause/play or activate Siri (useless) when tapping on the AirPods. With iOS 11, you can now assigned different commands for each ear. That is great except I still think they should add a 2-Tap and 3-Tap options doubling our capabilities.
Apple brings back the wireless keyboard with numeric pad!
Good lord. For $129 you can purchase Apple’s new Magic Keyboard with a numeric pad. I LOVE having a numeric pad but I’m not sure I can justify spending that much on a wireless keyboard.
iMac Pro will not have user upgradable ram or purchase space gray keyboard and mouse separately.
Apple has confirmed that the RAM will not be user upgradable or replaceable. This has been a big issue for Apple users for years. Apple also tends to up-charge hundreds of dollars more for RAM than the rest of the market. You can tell the typical door where the RAM lived in the existing 27″ iMac is gone.
And as for those “Bad Ass” Space Gray keyboard and mouse? You will NOT be able to purchase them outside of the iMac Pro. Try eBay for 4x what you’d pay for white ones.
AppleCare + for the Mac.
Finally we can feel better about being more mobile with our Macs. Starting today you can purchase AppleCare+ for the Mac which covers two incidences of accidental damage*. (Subject to service fee). Those fees are broken down here.