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eracode
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  #2565811 16-Sep-2020 12:15
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The biggest single improvement Apple could make to ATV is to supply a half-way decent, non-minimalist remote.





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  #2565875 16-Sep-2020 12:53
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I’d be happy just to have a remote with a mute button.

 
 
 
 


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  #2565956 16-Sep-2020 13:32
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eracode:

 

The biggest single improvement Apple could make to ATV is to supply a half-way decent, non-minimalist remote.

 

 

I would be happy if it were just bigger. Perhaps 3 times the size? The kids are constantly losing it...


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  #2565969 16-Sep-2020 13:46
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I couldn't care less about Apple News, but having a premier plan would allow me to roll up my Apple Music ($22.99 a month), iCloud 2TB ($16.99 a month) into a single payment. If I get Apple TV+ and Fitness+ on top of that then that would be a bonus.


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  #2565975 16-Sep-2020 13:56
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I bought the 44mm Stainless Steel watch with milanese loop, I had the braided one loop in cart but I went out for an hour, came back and the date got pushed to November. I'll probably just get the band separately.


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  #2566006 16-Sep-2020 14:34
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SheriffNZ:

 

eracode:

 

The biggest single improvement Apple could make to ATV is to supply a half-way decent, non-minimalist remote.

 

 

I would be happy if it were just bigger. Perhaps 3 times the size? The kids are constantly losing it...

 

 

Yeah, updated remote is one thing I'd like.  I did read a rumour somewhere that there will be some sort of 'Find my remote' app, analagous to the 'Find My Phone' app.  So when "the kids" lose it, you can track it down no probs.


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  #2566029 16-Sep-2020 15:22
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evilengineer:

 

Earbanean:

 

No new Apple TV.  I'd been holding off upgrading to a 4K, thinking there might be a new model about now.

 

I'm keeping an eye out for an updated Apple TV as well.

 

Not sure exactly what a new model is going to bring to the party, though.

 

A faster chip would be nice for gaming/Apple Arcade but it'll still be casual gaming spec compared to the soon-to-be last gen PS4/Xbox One.

 

There's supposed to be an updated Homepod coming as well. So maybe enough for a smart home event? 

 

There are rumours of an October event where their new ARM iMac's will be shown off just prior to the promised 2020 [our summer] release, along with iPhone 12 & SE. So hopefully a new TV box & Homepod then. The Homepod now runs on the basics of the TV OS which is based on the vanilla iOS, soooooo there are rumours the two maybe combined. As the Homepod also has HomeKit capabilities they may drop the physical remote all together and you will run it all via Siri and/or iDevice remote app.

 

But I just wish they would release something new/updated in the TV Box arena pleaseeeeee.





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  #2566039 16-Sep-2020 15:29
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I was really hoping for an ARM powered laptop. That would be exciting.

 

New iPads are a nice modest progression, even if the entry level is still based on a 2 year old chip.

 

 

 

Anyone know if the new iPad Air is compatible with the new 'Apple Magic Keyboard for iPad'?

 

If it is then I'll probably get one sooner or later.


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  #2566044 16-Sep-2020 15:35
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Badboy2303:
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Ordered series 6 right after the keynote. Air 4 is very cool but I'm a 12" pro user so will wait till that gets updated. I also thought the Fitness+ service looked really good and the combined Apple One service as I already pay for Music and iCloud drive so the new plan would give me TV+ and arcade for only a few dollars more.

 



I ordered the watch what I thought was pretty quick after the keynote but got a ship date of 29/09. How about you? Is NZ not getting the watch until 29/09?

 

I ordered the second the site came back online and also got 29/9





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  #2566045 16-Sep-2020 15:36
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Dairyxox:

 

I was really hoping for an ARM powered laptop. That would be exciting.

 

New iPads are a nice modest progression, even if the entry level is still based on a 2 year old chip.

 

 

 

Anyone know if the new iPad Air is compatible with the new 'Apple Magic Keyboard for iPad'?

 

If it is then I'll probably get one sooner or later.

 

 

Yes, the Air 4 works with the magic keyboard





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  #2566048 16-Sep-2020 15:39
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FineWine:

 

There are rumours of an October event where their new ARM iMac's will be shown off just prior to the promised 2020 [our summer] release, along with iPhone 12 & SE. So hopefully a new TV box & Homepod then. The Homepod now runs on the basics of the TV OS which is based on the vanilla iOS, soooooo there are rumours the two maybe combined. As the Homepod also has HomeKit capabilities they may drop the physical remote all together and you will run it all via Siri and/or iDevice remote app.

 

But I just wish they would release something new/updated in the TV Box arena pleaseeeeee.

 

 

 

 

I doubt you will see an ARM-based iMac first out the gate. I expect they will start small with either a new 12" macbook or the 13" macbook pro.





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  #2566071 16-Sep-2020 16:20
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Oh and btw the Stainless Steel milanese band version delivers 22/09 for me.


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  #2566073 16-Sep-2020 16:27
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eracode:

 

The biggest single improvement Apple could make to ATV is to supply a half-way decent, non-minimalist remote.

 

 

Not a problem. I've got a Harmony Remote. 😀

 

GSManiac: I’d be happy just to have a remote with a mute button.

 

See above. 😀


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  #2566075 16-Sep-2020 16:28
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I am looking forward to the updates tomorrow. I have a series 5 watch, an iPad Pro last years and an iPhone 11 so I won’t be replacing any of those this year. The only replacement I am considering is replacing my 2017 iMac with a MacBook Pro. I am also looking forward to BigSur later this year.

The bundled iCloud, Music, TV looks interesting and could be worthwhile.

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  #2566079 16-Sep-2020 16:34
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Im really liking the sound of all the new privacy measures they are baking into ios14.. 

 

 

 

 

 

Facebook on Wednesday acknowledged that Apple’s upcoming iOS 14 could lead to a more than 50% drop in its Audience Network advertising business. 

 

 

 


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