"Apple no longer renews." It's a line we've ever heard from naysayers since Tim Cook took over from Steve Jobs. But is that really true? J ust looks at Apple Pro Display XDR and its error, $ 999 monitor arm . In fact, you shouldn't look at it.
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So when the time rolled around for me to set me up with a shiny new MacBook, you'd think I went straight to the 2019 MacBook Pro and paid as if it were out of fashion. Wrong; I completely ignored it. In fact, I did not ignore as much as vice versa and hail it in the opposite direction. I bought a MacBook Pro 2015 instead.
Why choose a four-year MacBook Pro instead of the latest and greatest model from just a few months ago? Gradually, this year's model with a keyboard that even less is likely to fail and ignore your key presses. How is innovation?
Well, it seems to be a good place to start.
The keys to success
The keyboard is definitely a fixed point as it was. I am a denizen of both Microsoft and Apple worlds, and use a nice chunky mechanical keyboard with my Windows PC. Apple has always made amazing keyboards, but today it goes from a mech to a Mac, like being under house arrest – there's just no travel.
However, this is not the biggest problem for me. I used to use a 2018 MacBook Pro for work and soon got used to the lower key presses. I appreciated the larger keys and the quieter tapping of the sounding cacophony of my mechanical table. But the feeling and the journey were never the biggest problems for me; The dubious honor belongs to the keyboard's unpleasant unreliability.
Apple unleashed its "butterfly" keyboard on the world in 2015's 12-inch MacBook and the fact that it's already on its third review in just over four years is not exactly encouraging. They have tried to add membranes and strengthen the mechanisms with different materials with each new release, yet the keyboards are like a clumsy postman.
I had the pleasure of experiencing this first hand since the "B" key ended up working on my work MacBook. The quiet office air was pierced by my frenzied tapping when I tried to spell the "baboon" or "flibbertigibbet" without getting angry. I have enough reasons to be angry (the economy, being beaten by children on video games, why I don't have my own exotic menagerie, etc.). I don't need another, especially when writing for a living.
Why spend more?
A frequent topic that comes up in both casual conversations and online punditry is that you can get similar specs for less money if you choose a Windows laptop over a MacBook. One thing that always misses is that Apple's laptops last much longer than their Windows brothers – only 10% fail in the third year's ownership, according to Consumer Reports, about half of Windows -rivalerne.
] My brother is still sticking to a MacBook Pro 2008 and it handles all his requirements – including advanced music production software – as a true champ. Meanwhile, my old plastic-shelled Windows laptop died from the same year after a weak 24 months.
By making its products so reliable, Apple has created some problem for itself. There is just no need to upgrade to the latest and greatest unless you absolutely need to. That's one of the reasons why the Cupertino giant is switching to services and relying less on selling phones: There are more than enough iPhones to go around.
A 2015 MacBook Pro has more than enough power for most people and unless there is a special reason To get a newer model – Core i9 processor, says – upgrading is not strictly necessary. My demanding workload by browsing cat videos in my pajamas does not require a touch bar.
With Apple saying MacOS Catalina will work on Mac & # 39; right back to 2012, I'm not worried about leaving sometime soon though my MacBook is already four years old. Apple is sticking to its older devices for quite some time, and even when I can't get the latest operating system, the MacBook still goes strong.
Don't understand me, I like the latest MacBooks. The building quality is great, trackpads are wonderful and the software dries the floor with Windows. But I can get it all – for a hell much cheaper – in a 2015 model.
So don't forget the older generation the next time you consider a new MacBook. They may not be the newest, trendiest kids on the block, but they can write what you want without a hitch. Unfortunately, it is a testament to the state of the current MacBook that it is possible to write reliably a point of sale.