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Do you think a 27” model will come down the road or do you think that has been discontinued and only the 24” will be offered?
Mark: I can only speculate. They could just be moving forward with this one size. But they could also come out with a 30-inch screen later on. Maybe that will use a different chip. So we may get a 30-inch iMac with an M1X or an M2 or something, but it may be a much higher price point.
Any idea why the 16" MacBook Pro did not get the M1 chip?
Andy: I can only speculate. All we have now in the MacBook Pro line is the lower-end 13-inch model.So we are still waiting for the higher end 13-inch MacBook Pro and the 16-inch MacBook Pro to move to the new chips. My guess is they may have a new processors, like a M1X or M2 in store for those. They will probably be a much higher price. They could also be working on a case redesign. We may hear about these in June with the WWDC, or they could be fall.
I have never been able to get Touch ID to work (with my old iPhone or MacBook Air.) I do not have very pronounced fingerprints, and I have heard of others having the same problem. Do you have any idea why Apple has not gone to face identification on newer computer models rather than Touch ID?
Hal: Face ID requires more than just a simple camera. The "TrueDepth Camera" used by Apple for FaceID includes a infrared emitter and an infrared camera. So to do Face ID on Macs, they'd need to add those as well.
Hey Gary I need to up grade and the M1 desk top is a overdue welcome, Do you think the "top" model is with the extra $, I always get the top model and always end up upgrading before I've really utilize its extra capibilitys. Tx
Chris: Do you mean the top model available now? Like an M1 iMac with max memory and storage? Depends if you need the storage, and what you do with your Mac. We don't even know the price of the 16GB version yet. If you really want the top model, I'd wait. I think there will be more higher-end Macs later this year.
My wife has he iMac with the new Apple M1 chip, the 4.5 is a great screen.
I'd like to buy the M1 iMac, with 16 G of RAM, but first I'd like to know if anyone is using Photoshop with the new iMac M1 chip with 16 G of RAM. How well does the iMac handle Photoshop?
Ed: I'm not using it on my M1, but they have an M1-native version of Photoshop out now, so I assume it works well. 16GB is the maximum memory for an M1, so they must be building it for that, right? Why not install it on your wife's iMac and test it out for yourself?
I am (finally!) going to replace my 10-year old IMac with the new M1. Any opinions on the 8GB vs 16GB memory question? I don't do much heavy processing (beyond Audacity, IMovie and GarageBand). "They" say that 8GB is quite powerful, but I'm wondering how important 16GB might be for future-proofing. Has M1 really eliminated the need for needing more and more memory? Looking forward to hearing feedback on this issue.
Zebulah: I have been using an 8GB one and haven't had any problems. But I would expect to replace this model in about 3-4 years so I wasn't thinking of a 10-year span like that.