Mac-Not Going Anywhere

Happy Veterans Day.  Thank you to all who served.

Fruit of the Week

I think I have found my new favorite fruit, but you’ll be hard pressed to find it in a conventional grocery store. I am talking about the Japanese pomelo.  I have to confess I am a bit of a grapefruit snob.  The Japanese pomelo has a lime green outer skin and is about the size of a large grapefruit.  It’s color gives a false impression that it’s very sour but my taste buds would put it somewhere in between a pink grapefruit and an orange.  I’m glad I bought 6 when I could.

New Macs Are Out — To Be Delivered Soon

Apple did it again.  They had their third major product unveiling in as many months.  As I mentioned last week, they are in the process of releasing Macs with CPUs (and GPUs — graphics processing units) that are created totally in-house.  Apple has done this for years with the iPhones and iPads.  Since 2006, Apple has sold Macs with Intel CPUs.   Welcome to the new era of “Macs with M1 chips”.   New Mac Book Airs, Mac Book Pros, and Mac Minis are available for pre order.  They will run Intel Mac software without a major performance hit.  Apple seems to be as committed to the Mac as ever.  Pricing starts at $699 for the Mini (a desktop),  $999 for the Mac Book Air, and $1299 for the Pro.  These represent the same pricing on the 2 laptops and $100 less on the Mac Mini.  Born in 1984, Macs are not going anywhere.