On this week’s episode of Double Tap Canada, Steven Scott, Tim Schwartz and Shaun Preece discuss a wide range of topics as usual in their own inimitable style.
Apple Event Review
This week the guys reviewed the latest products from Apple’s October ‘There’s More In The Making’ event held in Brooklyn, New York.
It is clear that Apple are aiming their new products towards creatives and professionals now, as well as the education market, which does leave the guys wondering about the ‘common person’ in all of this – what about those of us who enjoy using Macs but don’t need them to create a feature film?
In this week’s review the guys discuss the pros and cons of the following new products:
- MacBook Air
- Mac Mini
- iPad Pro
The new MacBook Air doesn’t get much of a fanfare from Steven as he believes the price of the new laptop will put people off. It’s also his view that the retina display, while excellent for those with low vision, is just an additional expense for those who have no vision at all.
Tim and Shaun are far more excited by the new iPad Pro. The new design and high performance certainly appeals however they are slightly concerned about how much vision you would need to get the most out of the device, no longer seen as a simple leisure tablet.
Steven is however far more upbeat about the new Mac Mini. He considers it to be the ‘Blind Mac’ as you don’t get a fancy screen, keyboard or mouse. You can connect whatever you need to it and you get proper ports, instead of a host of USB-C ports you need to add lots of dongles into.
Overall the guys are upbeat about the event but Steven ends with his usual apocalyptic view that Apple are going too far towards the creative and pro world and pushing the rest of us out, all the while moving closer to a touchscreen world.
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I am an absolute geek who loves technology. I also happen to be severely sight impaired and that has meant my journey with new technology has been challenging. What I've learnt is what I want to share with others and I do that on air in the UK on RNIB Connect Radio's weekly Tech Talk radio show and podcast, and on AMI-Audio's Double Tap Canada radio show and podcast. I'm also a very lucky husband and the owner of the world's coolest dog!