Arment on the new MacBook 

Marco Arment: “Now, Apple’s priorities have changed. Rather than make really great products that are mostly thin, they now make really thin products that are mostly great.”

This computer was made for my grandmother, not a software developer. It’s like giving a Yugo to a Formula One driver and expecting it to feel and behave like a Formula One race car. 

As a person that makes their living with these things I hope Apple continues to supply us with a Professional model. The 15in MacBook Pro is a great computer, it’s definitely not heavy, and I’m talking about my beast like 2011 model. It’s the best computer I’ve ever owned. 

Hopefully the new keyboard and trackpad don’t screw up the new models. The current crop of Apple trackpads are perfect. I have a Toshiba laptop and the trackpad is pathetic. 

I’m sure we’ll see an updated Pro lineup that’s thinner (not needed) and has the new keyboard and trackpad. I would rather have 24-hours of battery life.

By Rob Fahrni

Husband / Father / Developer

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