This week on The CultCast: Everything you need to know about the new 16-inch MacBook Pro! Plus our first impressions of this hot new machine. And we discuss Disney+, and why it may beat Netflix and Amazon as the best streaming service available.
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#415 – 16-inch MacBook Pro first impressions!
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This week’s stories
- Members of the press received surprise invitations from Apple this week to attend a first-of-its-kind event to honor 2019’s top apps and games on December 2 in New York City.
- The higher-tier MBP has the same i9-9880H processor as previous model.
- In a 30-minute stress test, Dave 2D measured the CPU average speed at 3.1 GHz, where previous model was at 2.7 GHz.
- Other stress tests show a similar result. The same CPU runs about 10% faster in the 16-inch MBP.
- The smaller MacBook Pro will reportedly be upgraded next year with a keyboard that users can trust, just as the new 16-inch version recently was.
- If true, it means the current 13-inch MacBook Pro will be the last with the infamous Butterfly keyboard.
- This improved version is supposedly scheduled for the first half of 2020.
- In a new interview, Apple marketing SVP Phil Schiller talked about redesigning Apple’s notebook keyboard. And whether or not the non-butterfly keyboard will make it to other Apple laptops anytime soon.
- Now that Jony Ive’s stepping away, will Apple temper the enthusiasm of the design team to make their products more practical?