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My two favorite versions of BBEdit are always the same:

The first one I saw, which I think was BBEdit 2.2, in 1992. It just blew me away — it was exactly what I never knew I needed.

The latest version — one of the remarkable things about BBEdit is that it’s only gotten better.

— John Gruber (@gruber) January 11, 2019
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I dashed this off half-cocked, but looking at it in context it actually works, in a way. I kind of love it. pic.twitter.com/Z3GbvTex4i

— John Gruber (@gruber) January 3, 2019
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“Everything is likely more complex than anyone’s first reading” — ain’t the the truth.

— John Gruber (@gruber) January 3, 2019
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I loved the first ADB mouse: pic.twitter.com/UDKSFdFZkh

— John Gruber (@gruber) January 3, 2019
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I really don’t think the prices are too high — I think the high XS/Max prices are keeping revenue where it is. I do think market is saturated though.

This response needed to more of a story, a “Here’s where the iPhone stands” narrative. Not this blah blah blah blah response.

— John Gruber (@gruber) January 3, 2019
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He’s not a storyteller, alas.

— John Gruber (@gruber) January 3, 2019
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I don’t think today’s announcement lets us draw any conclusions at all about XS/XS Max/XR split. I strongly suspect XR is doing well comparatively.

— John Gruber (@gruber) January 3, 2019
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Answer might be a little bit of both.

But across the board, in recent years Apple has favored silent failure over explicit error messages, and I think the way iOS handled degraded batteries fit that perfectly.

— John Gruber (@gruber) January 2, 2019
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So the controversy is: did Apple hide the fact that a simple battery replacement could restore a throttled iPhone to full speed because they wanted people to buy new iPhones, or simply because today’s Apple is reluctant to show errors/warnings on aesthetic grounds?

— John Gruber (@gruber) January 2, 2019
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The way they addressed this last year (in iOS 11.3 I think?) and especially now in iOS 12 is excellent, in my opinion. And the way it should have been all along.

— John Gruber (@gruber) January 2, 2019
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The problem definitely was NOT the performance throttling, even though laypeople think that was the problem.

The problem is that an iPhone that needed to be throttled never reported to the user what was going on and why.

— John Gruber (@gruber) January 2, 2019
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Not sure Cook should have listed this as a reason for slower than expected iPhone sales. Sure makes it sound like the old way of handling battery degradation was intended to drive people to buy new phones. pic.twitter.com/rd4pl7vqOy

— John Gruber (@gruber) January 2, 2019
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This is a joke, yes, but it’s also the most spot-on assessment of the hole argument. Is the Mac’s purpose to be better than some other crap, or to be insanely great? https://t.co/6eKX2hWgA5

— John Gruber (@gruber) January 1, 2019
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No question some of Apple’s own Mac software — some — has inexcusable quality issues. (Safari, to name one, is a shining counter-example.)

But the third-party apps I rely on on the Mac — apps from Bare Bones, Panic, Omni Group, etc. — are of impeccable quality.

— John Gruber (@gruber) January 1, 2019
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I’m trying to do that more and more — and my link to the Amazon page uses Anker’s Amazon affiliate code.

— John Gruber (@gruber) January 1, 2019
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Also, these are brand-new apps and they don’t support Dark Mode, the biggest new feature in Mojave.

— John Gruber (@gruber) January 1, 2019
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I’d accept double-clicking an article in News to open it in Safari. But that doesn’t work either.

What you’re describing isn’t MacOS. It’s iOS with support for notebook and desktop form factors.

— John Gruber (@gruber) January 1, 2019
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16 days ago by mjtsai
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Steven, you’re my friend, and you’re so smart. But come on, you can’t argue that you shouldn’t be able to double-click an article in News/Stocks to open it in a window (or a tab, or something) while continuing to look at other articles.

— John Gruber (@gruber) December 31, 2018
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They’re bad Mac apps though.

And I think they’re bad apps for a windowing-based GUI, period. News, Stocks, and Voice Memos should all be able to open multiple windows. It’s downright absurd that they can’t.

And Home’s iOS datepicker is a horrendous control for a non-touch UI.

— John Gruber (@gruber) December 31, 2018
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That’s a straw man argument and you know it. Your animation shows what everyone would agree is a bug in a nice Mac-style sidebar. Marzipan’s problems aren’t bugs — they are deliberate design decisions to eschew Mac UI idioms.

— John Gruber (@gruber) December 31, 2018
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