It’s kind off topic, but what’s make me more sad is since iOS12 update, my battery die so fast!! The update rendered my phone almost unusable!
Is it just me? Or is this Apple’s strategy to drive people to buy shiny-new iPhone?
SE is one of the last modern phone < avg. hand.
If they wouldn't want to dilute their brand, perhaps they call it a jobs-phone?
There is "reachability", which works better on the iphonex than on the previous ones, however the UI of apps is utter insane, and all the important stuff in in the top, and when doing the reachability gesture in for example instagram, it registers a tap.
So please start making bigger MBPs and smaller iPhones!
Pretty sure that won't happen. Don't know why, but somebody in control thinks that professional users prefer the slimmest available device over being able to put in a bigger SSD or more RAM when they need to. Better start looking for something else, because the new MBPs are no "replacements" to the one you have.
Even so, I still sometimes disagree with priorities around thinness - I would have preferred a thicker 2016 model with a legal max battery that supported 32gb of ram. Possible they found out too late in the process that 32gb lpddr was not going to be ready though?
Also add some sort of haptic feedback to the touchbar.
Before I got my 2018 I had a 2015 MacBook Pro and don't find the keyboard to be inferior or superior to the old gen.
(However, I do sometimes work on flights after they've dimmed the cabin lights, and a laptop keyboard as loud as the MBP I heard in that Starbucks is a dealbreaker for that use case.)
It still has all the issues it had previously, just that some (not the key travel or separation issues) are mitigated. The keyboard remains extremely unreliable compared to the chicklet keys, or the magic keyboard's.
Either way, I expect the pricing to be astronomical; $8,999 for a 16" MBP wouldn't surprise me much.
I hope they do something with butterfly keyboard, Otherwise, stop call it PRO.
I'd have bought a Windows machine for the latter requirement but they no longer appear to sell a _Professional_ OS for non-enterprise customers.
Even the mid 2012 unibody MacBook Pro can run Mojave, which should receive security updates until Fall 2021, assuming Apple continue to support each macOS release for 3 years.
EDIT: Downvotes? Really?
As for TouchID I do miss it, but I’m hoping they’ll eventually get their under-screen sci-fi tech working.
I miss tactile keyboards and button on smart devices in general. I enjoyed using them a lot more back in the dumbphone days. Even one of my synths (Yamaha Reface DX) has a uselessly touch-based workflow that steers people away from it, even though it's an amazing synthesizer.
I understand why we made the leap to lose physical keyboards though, don't get me wrong.
As for your Touch ID point - yep, same!
One could dream...