Apple FIXES NotchGate on MacBook Pro M1 Pro & M1 Max!

On today’s show
Apple fixes NotchGate
Open your Hotel room with your Apple Watch
iPhone 14 to feature hole punch camera
Is the entry level MacBook Pro the mythical “MacBook”
And will iPhone 14 support Apple Pencil?

The release candidate for MacOS Monterey 12.1 is now with developers and it resolves the issue with the notch getting in the way of menu bar contents, if the release notes are to be believed. In all honesty I’d say this was one of the least important issues for a long time – is it annoying on your new $2000 plus MacBook Pro, absolutely, but it was always going to get a quick fix because its just software, but of course it was picked up by all the notch haters as the reason that the notch should never have happened.

The release candidate also included the following bug fixes:
– Desktop and Screen Saver may appear blank after selecting photos from the Photos library- Trackpad could become unresponsive to taps or clicks- External displays may not charge some MacBook Pro and MacBook Air computers when connected using Thunderbolt or USB-C- HDR video playback on could cause 2021 MacBook Pro computers to panic- Menu bar extras may be obscured by the camera housing on 2021 MacBook Pro computers- MagSafe may stop charging on 2021 16-inch MacBook Pro computers when lid is closed and system is shut down

This update will most likely be released to all Monterey users next week, but still doesn’t include the Universal Control we’ve all been waiting for. Tim Cook is SUCH a tease!

Next up, Hyatt Hotels began rolling out yesterday the ability to open your hotel room with a key held in your Apple Wallet on your iPhone or Apple Watch.
Initially rolling out at 6 locations in Hawaii, Key West, Chicago, Silicon Valley, Dallas and Long Beach, it’s expected to roll out further in the coming months. But what if your phone runs out of juice? The iPhone’s power reserve will give an extra 5 hours of time so you have time to get back to your room. As you can probably guess, this feature uses the NFC chip in your iPhone to interact with the door locks which implement the technology using HomeKit.

The iPhone 14, the follow up to Apple’s iPhone 13 would you believe from just a couple of months ago is expected to feature a hole punch camera and under display FaceID sensors and other tech. The Elec has a decent track record, 75% accurate according to AppleTrack and the information matches up too with Ming Chi Kuo and his thoughts on the matter too. The Elec also mentions that Apple will drop the iPhone mini as expected, instead going with a 6.1″ and 6.7″ non-pro model alongside the same screen sizes in Pro phones too.

Len Adams
#icaveanswers do you think the entry level macbook pro WILL be the only one called just “Macbook”?

Len Adams
#icaveanswers do you think the iPhone 14 will support the Apple Pencil, and a “Magsafe 2” that’s backward compatible?

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  1. #iCaveAnswers:

    Hi. This year I purposefully purchased a 2020 Intel MacBook Air for gigging (don't judge) 🙂
    Reason being, I want to leave my much more expensive M1 Max at home. Don't want it damaged on-stage.
    Anyway, my question is, do you think it will still get the full 5-7 years of OS updates, or do you think it will die quickly, and be a forgotten about and unspoken of Mac in a year or two?

  2. I've seen the notch problem but I don't really care that much about it. The main bugs I have issues with is the memory leak bugs. Hopefully those are fixed as well. I added back the 2009 iMac to my desk setup. It gets down to the 20-30 degree range (Fahrenheit) here now and my basement is unheated. The 2009 iMac helps add some heat down here, has a great display, great speakers and the old infrared remote control.

  3. Hey Dave, not sure if you can help with this but I purchased a 16 inch Macbook pro which has been really nice so far, but for some reason the trackpad does funny things now and then. I can't activate launchpad with 3 finger 1 thumb pinch, and sometimes when I stop scrolling, instead of slowing down to a halt, it just stops immediately. Is this just a software thing?

  4. #iCaveAnswers Do you think the rumoured “entry level” MacBook Pro could be the new 14” chassis with a standard M2 chip inside? If so, what price would you expect? If not, what do you think an entry level MacBook Pro would look like? With $700 separating the 13” MacBook Pro and 14” MacBook Pro, should there be something in the middle?

    Context: there’s arguably very little reason to get a 13” mbp over the 13” air at present. We assume there will be a MacBook, a MacBook Air, then the MacBook Pro. What price points might these devices be in order to cover all bases while still being of appropriate value for their respective costs?


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