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Upgrading From an iPhone XR to an iPhone 12 mini

The good: Overall, this is my favorite iPhone in a long time, and possibly ever. Design is about tradeoffs, and this particular phone is well balanced for my needs. It feels great in my hand and in my pocket. I can once again hold it securely without a case. Coming from an iPhone XR, which is physically much larger and also has Max resolution, I had been worried that the screen would feel too small. In practice, this has not been a...

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One More Thing: Apple Silicon Macs

Apple (MacRumors, Hacker News): Apple today announced M1, the most powerful chip it has ever created and the first chip designed specifically for the Mac. M1 is optimized for Mac systems in which small size and power efficiency are critically important. As a system on a chip (SoC), M1 combines numerous powerful technologies into a single chip, and features a unified memory architecture for dramatically improved performance and...