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Google includes their USB-C headphone jack adapter in the box with Pixel 3. Apple's is smaller and nicer, though. pic.twitter.com/NlGsj6W9Uj

— John Gruber (@gruber) November 12, 2018
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And look at how terrible drag and drop is on iPad. It’s so bad they won’t enable it on iPhone.

— John Gruber (@gruber) November 12, 2018
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First and foremost because it is nice right now that the Mac UI has controls that are too small and too close to each other for touch. It’d be a huge loss for Mac UI to have all controls sized and spaced for touch. And touch would be error prone with current sizing/spacing.

— John Gruber (@gruber) November 12, 2018
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The real problem with the notion of touch-ifying MacOS is all about the UI. I don’t see any way to do it where touch is nice to use and mousing doesn’t suffer terribly.

— John Gruber (@gruber) November 12, 2018
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But for a task that requires extended continuous tapping/swiping, it really is awful. Something like doing layout design work, or video editing.

On iPad, for tasks like that, a user will naturally just pick iPad up and use it in a more comfortable position. So, no problem.

— John Gruber (@gruber) November 12, 2018
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I think the “gorilla arm” ergonomic argument against using touchscreen in laptop position is overblown as a primary argument.

For occasional touches and swipes it’s fine and there’s no discomfort. You don’t even notice.

— John Gruber (@gruber) November 12, 2018
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That’s exactly what UI writers should be thinking: what if the user ONLY reads the buttons?

— John Gruber (@gruber) November 12, 2018
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This kind of sucks but makes sense. New Pencil charges and pairs magnetically, which old iPads don’t have. Old Pencils charge and pair by Lightning, which new iPad Pros don’t have.

— John Gruber (@gruber) October 30, 2018
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If there’s a second smaller XR it would be 5.5 inches — 1624 x 750 pixels at 326 pixels per inch. (Same resolution as current XR in “zoomed” mode.)

— John Gruber (@gruber) October 25, 2018
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OLED’s power efficiency comes when it shows black. Think: Apple Watch. When it shows color it has no innate advantage. iOS is bright.

— John Gruber (@gruber) October 24, 2018
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IMO the 128 GB iPhone XR is by far the best value in the entire iPhone lineup. Apple could have easily only offered 64 and 256 GB. pic.twitter.com/kXDFjHN7ef

— John Gruber (@gruber) October 23, 2018
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This is a good point. Photgraphic functionality aside, the smaller camera bump, the better, and the XR camera bump is *much* smaller. https://t.co/yVXcUBMJPv

— John Gruber (@gruber) October 23, 2018
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I agree with all three points. But here’s a weird (and to me, mildly alarming) trend: podcasts that only link to Apple Podcasts. No link to the RSS feed or any other podcast client. Example from The Daily Beast:https://t.co/PQYA13bHQ1 https://t.co/AzJeFsmxTB

— John Gruber (@gruber) October 22, 2018
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Weird thing about iPhone XR — no first-party cases from Apple (yet?). Only cases they’re promoting with pre-orders are from Otterbox, of all places. pic.twitter.com/2Fiq7C8uMz

— John Gruber (@gruber) October 19, 2018
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Somehow I’m thinking maybe the Nest app is a little bloated. pic.twitter.com/8iUzuJ24jm

— John Gruber (@gruber) October 17, 2018
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Yeah, and it’s too late for invitations if event were next week.

— John Gruber (@gruber) October 17, 2018
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But doesn’t that give you the Apple New URL, not the original publication’s URL?

— John Gruber (@gruber) October 17, 2018
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I don’t think so. I think this is a skunkworks project that never should’ve shipped in this state.

— John Gruber (@gruber) October 17, 2018
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