Scary Fast: Full coverage
Everything you need to know, without the Apple spin
I quite enjoyed Apple’s ‘Scary Fast’ event yesterday evening, although on reflection, there were a couple of things that were strange.
Why did Apple keep comparing the new M3 chips to the M1 and not the M2?
It’s obviously because the numbers look better, but it’s a bit of a sleight of hand. The M3s are still very fast and capable chips, and the new 3nm manufacturing process pays off.
Also, Apple claims the whole thing was shot with an iPhone 15, but if you look at the behind-the-scenes video, you can see the iPhone in question is surrounded by tons of Hollywood equipment, including huge lighting rigs and pro-level gimbals. Saying it was shot entirely on iPhone isn’t quite the whole story.
Still, it was a fun and engaging product event, and if you don’t have time to watch it all, check out our amusing 90-second video. I LOL-ed really hard at one point — see if you find it funny too.
Also in today’s newsletter:
Buyer’s guide: Should you get one of the new machines?
Apple Watch faces a ban in December after a ruling went against Apple. This could be big.
The new USB-C AirPods Pro 2 (which are truly great) are again heavily discounted.
These are fab EDC-style Apple Watch bands, now in orange and green.
What? No USB-C update for the Magic Keyboard and Mouse. Very disappointing.
— Leander Kahney, EIC.
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Tweetz o’ the day
Looks like Apple snuck a HUGE price hike into the new MacBook Pro.
The high end MacBook Pro used to be $3499, and came with the best (and only) Max chip.
But with M3 Max this price now gets you a completely lame 14-core CPU and measly 30-core GPU — fewer GPU cores than my M1… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
— Erfon Elijah (@erfon)
Oct 31, 2023
Just bought an M3 MacBook!!! Can’t wait to get it in 🔥🔥
— Michael (@NTFTWX)
Oct 31, 2023
I asked chatGPT to create 8-bit/pixelated interpretations of famous artworks in DALL·E 3. The results are lovely.
1. “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte" by Georges Seurat
— Artificial World (@ARTiV3RSE)
Oct 30, 2023
One more thing ...
Your thoughts construct patterns like scaffolding in your mind. You are really etching chemical patterns. In most cases, people get stuck in those patterns, just like grooves in a record, and they never get out of them.
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