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  1. #1

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    Default Spring Forward event - Live discussion

    Just setting up a thread for us to discuss the event as it happens for those getting up to watch it.
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    What time does it start in WA?

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    I'll give my predictions:

    - The Apple Watch will take up about 3/4 of the show
    - iPad Mini 4 (Though a lack of part leaks suggests otherwise)
    - iOS 8.2 release
    - Macbook Air Retina
    - iOS 8.3 and 8.4 get a mention?
    Plus, IIci, IIsi, LC, LCII, LC III, CC, LC475, LC630, Centris650, 6100, 8100, 5260, 7220, 7600. PB: 100, 150, 160, 165, 540, 190, 5300, 1400. Lombard, iMacG3, iBookG3, iBookG4, PBG4, eMac, iMac G4, PMG4, MiniG4, iMacG5

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    I think 1 a.m. W.A time (4 on the east coast according to the automatic invite from the Apple site)
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    What was the name of the tune they were playing just before ?

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    Sadly no idea. Not sure they said who it was.
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    Wow! $69 for Apple TV ! One way of slowing the chrome cast demand...

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    I am sure this new MacBook will look stunning but I wonder how powerful it really is for real life use?
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    Did you see the Aussie Woolworths logo on the apple watch?

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    LOL yes, I noticed that. Does Woolies have stores in the USA? Maybe so

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    Quote Originally Posted by PO15KA View Post
    Wow! $69 for Apple TV ! One way of slowing the chrome cast demand...
    I missed that bit. Is it a new AppleTV or just a 3 with updated OS?

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    No Aussie Woolworths stores outside Australia and New Zealand

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    Oh well, I guess the guy travels to AU

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    Apple TV 3, no new Apple TV 4 announced

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    So, around $400 AUD for cheapest Apple watch?

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    $549 USD (the lowest price he quoted) is around $700 AUD. I wonder when they will put the prices up. I won't be buying one, anyway. It lacks an essential feature for me... long battery life and a sleep tracker. Thats why I have Fitbit and will be switching to Withings Activite when the "Pop" is released...

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    Well. That was interesting. No interest in the watch, but I might want that new macbook! (and the store is being updated as one types)

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    Are you kidding me!!! Apple has increased the cost of EVERY MACBOOK

    The Non Retina Macbook Pro is now $1549 and its still the 2012 model!
    Plus, IIci, IIsi, LC, LCII, LC III, CC, LC475, LC630, Centris650, 6100, 8100, 5260, 7220, 7600. PB: 100, 150, 160, 165, 540, 190, 5300, 1400. Lombard, iMacG3, iBookG3, iBookG4, PBG4, eMac, iMac G4, PMG4, MiniG4, iMacG5

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    Not only that, if you check the refurb store, you'll find that items which cost $x yesterday, now cost $x+ today. I don't see how something which was already imported, already been someplace else, and come back to Apple for a refurb and has probably been sitting in the warehouse, suddenly gains in value overnight. THAT is a rort. The prices of the new stuff doesn't surprise me. When the Exchange rate favours the USD we *always* get a bump in price. Even for old tech, if its a new item.

    Alas, I think my next laptop will be a Windows machine.

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    I've gotten into the habbit of saying this, but besides the Apple Watch, the whole experience is lame...


    New Macbook is miniaturised beyond the point of usefulness. Less battery than the Air, no ports, no magsafe, underpowered, expensive. Sounds like they dug up their plans for the original Macbook Air and went with them.

    The name Macbook: Makes no sense. Nw you've got the Macbook - which people associate with the low end, as more expensive than the macbook Pro and Air. Yet it is lighter and thinner than the air.

    Pricing: The 11 in Macbook air is now $ 1249 ($200 more expensive). The 13 Inch is now $1399 (around $200 more expensive). The Non Retina Pro is $1549 ($200 more expensive). The Macbook Pro Retina is now $1799 (I think $200 more expensive).

    Also Australia didn't get the cheap Apple TV price..
    Plus, IIci, IIsi, LC, LCII, LC III, CC, LC475, LC630, Centris650, 6100, 8100, 5260, 7220, 7600. PB: 100, 150, 160, 165, 540, 190, 5300, 1400. Lombard, iMacG3, iBookG3, iBookG4, PBG4, eMac, iMac G4, PMG4, MiniG4, iMacG5

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