I know some people were upset when Apple moved from the old 30 pin dock to the new Lightning connector with the iPhone 5, but such is the price of progress. Early adopters like me, however, found it difficult to make the switch with Lightning cables in short supply. That's why I was thrilled to have a friend of mine bring over a couple of Apple's newest adapters from the UK: … [Read more...] about Apple’s Lightning to Micro USB Adapter is Tiny But Useful
Intel has been incredibly tight-lipped about Light Peak. Although I've been hounding my contacts inside the company for months, no one has spilled the beans about anything. All I know about Light Peak I learned on the Internet, as they say. Now comes another bombshell: Apple will introduce Light Peak-equipped MacBook Pros tomorrow (February 24) with "Thunderbolt", a high-speed … [Read more...] about Will Apple Call Light Peak “Thunderbolt”?
Wow! Apple is recalling and replacing all of the compact power adapters shipped with every iPhone 3G sold to date in many countries! According to Apple's support release, the prongs can break off and become lodged in an outlet, posing a risk of electric shock. And of course, inconveniencing the person who wants to keep their iPhone charged! American-style two-blade adapters in … [Read more...] about Apple Replaces ALL iPhone 3G Power Adapters
Apple has finally fessed up to the terrifying failure (read smoke, sparks, fire) of their beautiful but fragile MagSafe power connectors. The combination of a slim, flexible cable, tiny but firm-gripping magnetic connector, and inadequate strain-relief causes the wires inside to burst their sheaths, short out, and burn. I suspect that Apple's built-in winding "ears" have caused … [Read more...] about Apple Comes Clean on MagSafe Failures
I've now been a Mac user for two months. Since I switched primarily to get access to Apple's excellent hardware, I thought I would issue an update on my observations about it at this point. I should note that I'm limiting this post to the hardware (maybe I'll cover OS X some other time), and that I'm using a maxed-out Late-2007 2.2 GHz MacBook Pro. Although some shortcomings … [Read more...] about Switch Day 58: Ten Pros and Cons of the MacBook Pro