YOU Should NOT Wait for Apple Silicon Macs, And Here’s Why!

by birtanpublished on October 3, 2020

Apple could be getting ready to redefine what the laptop as a tool can be it could be smaller faster lighter more cost effective and may have way better interoperability between the apple computers and all other apple products running on the same arm-based apple silicon and you know what you shouldn't wait for it to come out if you need a new computer so uh why is that let's find out yay intel what's up everyone i'm the everday dad and if i can figure it out you can figure it out oh hey gary didn't you just argue the other way like

Two days ago yup welcome to part two where i take the devil advocates position and say hey no you don't need to wait go ahead and buy something right now if you need it if you don't know what i'm talking about when i talk about apple silicon go ahead and watch part one of this series because that will i'll go a little more in depth on what it actually means and i'll explain what all this arm and apple silicon talk is all about and why it's important this video is going to be the counter to

That and it's going to be structured slightly differently because it is it's hard to prove a negative so this will not just say like hey you should not do something it'll be a hybrid of why you should buy an intel mac and then some reasons on why you don't need to wait if that's if that's confusing it was confusing to say it if that's confusing to hear hopefully i'll be able to clear it up as we go along now you may not know this about me if you don't know this about me you

Haven't watched my content for very long and if you're new here welcome but i rarely rarely recommend people to wait to purchase technology be it laptops phones computers whatever and that leads me to my very first reason why you should not wait if you have a need right now like if you have a requirement for technology right now say you are starting school this week your computer died or your current computer is sorely lacking in power and cannot keep up with your needs buy

What you need right now don't wait so you can get your work or school projects or other things done something that i think we all do and i am saying we i'm guilty of this too is we treat these machines like status symbols and waiting for the shiny new thing on the horizon just becomes a refrain that we all repeat ad nauseam wait for this wait for that something's new is coming something new is coming don't don't buy anything yet here's the secret though come on come on

There is always something else on the horizon trust me the second generation the apple silicon max are already being actively worked on and i would bet that even the third generation is at the very least in some kind of prototyping stage because machines like this have long product cycles and you can't only release it as it's like ready to go my day job as a project manager yeah our software i don't make hardware i make software and even that takes months and years to complete

You've always got to be looking out and preparing so while you work on today's solution you are also in tandem working on tomorrow's solution so long story long there's always something else so do not wait do not wait i'm harping on this i'm harping on this because it drives me absolutely crazy when i see people recommending waiting because if you wait you'll just never get work done you'll just never get work done because you won't ever buy anything and that's the point

Of having a work machine is doing work on it leading me to the second reason why you should not wait for the apple silicon computers these will be first generation products these computers for all of their benefits and faults will be first generation products apple makes some pretty darn good things i would not use them personally and i would not recommend them as much as i do otherwise and that's despite what some commenters might think i see you guys down there in the comment section below no one actually pays me to make these

Videos well okay youtube shares the ad revenue with me but apple doesn't pay me to say that i like their products so despite both of those things me liking apple and them making generally good products first generation devices can have all sorts of initial problems issues with current apps slash program compatibility issues with hardware working the way it's supposed to ports displays there could be a whole host of problems

And compounding that is these apple silicon macs are not just first generation hardware product it will also be a first generation hardware product that will be running on a totally new version of their operating system which i don't mean to speak bad about mac os but if catalina is any indication of the future i hope they've learned from that but there's just there's so many ways that there could be problems and this new operating system is built much differently than any previous macos

Systems and all of the current developers will have to port their software over to this new hardware there are just thinking about this right now there are so many ways that this could disrupt your workflow if you're creative programmer designer student this could cause a problem for everybody there could and will absolutely be problems with programs that don't quite gel with the arm hardware apple did release a new version of their developers kit that should make the

Transition relatively painless but the should in that last sentence is putting in some real darn serious work in this context if you have a job that demands 100 reliability dependability and very little risk in your computer systems you should probably stick with either your current intel based mac or you should buy one of the recent models or buy one of the newest intel based systems that have not yet been released i'm telling you there's a reason that it's called early

Adoptership sometimes it's rough the next thing isn't exactly the same but i'm going to mention this here if you are somebody that likes to use bootcamp to have both mac os and windows on your macbook that will no longer be an option once they switch over to their own processors as currently bootcamp does not work with the apple arm architecture apple arm architecture say that three times fast that's like a whole way of life for certain people cut off unable to be used again

And that does you know what that does kind of suck the third reason is more for power users looking for very powerful travel options or even a desktop replacement how much power do you actually need and how much of your processing power is wasted that's a real tough question and i asked this because honestly the current macbook pro 16 is absolutely one of the most powerful computers i've ever owned and when i'm using it for my biggest toughest most intensive task video

Editing i'm only at most ever using between like 30 45 maybe 50 of the processor so i'm really buying i really bought more processor than i need and sometimes buying more power doesn't get you where you need to go so if you mainly do less intensive tasks word processing office type work the new potential power on hand from the apple silicon chips they don't really offer that much to you like if you're not using the power that

You already have okay what is more power gonna get you yes the battery life could be amazing that's that's something that i cannot argue here but again my definition of acceptable battery life is one workday so about eight hours of light to medium use and all of the current intel based macbooks will do that for you the next reason you shouldn't wait kind of lines up with a previous one it's a little bit of an offshoot we currently know what is on the market

When it comes to apple computers we know the benchmarks we know that all the accessories currently work perfectly these are known quantities and known quantities make planning and tech refresh cycles much much easier and heck even doable docks that you buy today will work perfectly well dongles that you buy today will work perfectly well you'll still have access to up to four thunderbolt 3 ports and no other i o built into the bodies of the computers hooray who would actually want things

Like hdmi ethernet or sd cards okay that's a shot across about mac os period here's where i put on my working professional hat for a moment if you run or own a business one of the most important things in your hardware is reliability and knowing what it can do or what it is capable of we have no idea right now what specs what power what reliability any we don't know anything about the new arm based

Macbooks and that's a big risk for business or heck that's a big risk for anybody that's not just a business problem that's a people problem and that i mean who knows if this is going to line up with what you need plus let's say you need a big powerhouse machine and the first year of apple silicon computers are light portable travel options if you need a macbook pro 16 replacement and all we get until the end of 2021 are lighter thinner macbook 12 inch

Models or macbook pro 13s you're kind of stuck yes i do think the new laptops will have some very exciting technology in them but we have no idea what's coming out when it's coming out so i will reiterate the earlier point because it's important and you need to hear it if you have a need now buy what you need now okay okay i think i've got i think i've got that out of my system i'll try to get through the rest of the video without saying that again can't make any i can't make any firm

Promises though we talked about in the last video that the new computers could potentially be cheaper than the intel ones based on apple not having to buy external processors now i said in that video i was skeptical about it and here's where we're going to dig into that a little more here's now i'm going to put on another hat which my skeptical had here's what my skeptical hat looks like oddly enough it looks like my work had i'm not sure how much i would believe that they would cost less just because a

Component can be made cheaper doesn't mean the r d was less the cost of integration has to be factored in the software development has to be paid for this the new chip at the end of the day could be more expensive just because the chip itself is cheaper that doesn't mean that the whole enterprise around it was cheaper now i am still hopeful for a cheaper macbook a cheaper imac mac pro all of that stuff but i wouldn't pin my hopes on it leading me that was there was a point to that it

Does lead me into my next reason to buy an intel mac you can absolutely get them right now for much cheaper even what i would consider to be the flagship of the apple line the macbook pro 16 that can be found on apple's refurbished website and while it might not have the specific model you want today that website updates all the time and it will eventually like in a week or so have the exact model and specs that you were looking for sometimes five to six hundred dollars off

For example in my quick search today if you want the top of the line i9 processor in a new macbook pro 16 that will run you three thousand dollars without updating anything else just the processor updated three thousand dollars that's an expensive laptop but that same model refurbished will run you 25.49 almost 500 bucks all still expensive but way better price you get one of the best processors on the market and one of the best computers for 2500 bucks that's not bad and buying refurbished my macbook pro 16 is

Actually refurbished apple treats it like it's brand new with the same packaging okay the packaging says refurbished on like one little part of it same packaging same return policy same warranty that's one of the best deals in technology today and a huge reason to buy now instead of waiting if you do buy one of those older macs you'll still be supported with that mac for many years apple has promised to continue to support their legacy machines

With software updates for the next few years so it's not like tomorrow apple silicon comes out and then all these intel macs are garbage they will still be supported i know some are skeptical but think about it the iphone 6s is still a fully supported compatible phone for apple and that thing is old i used 9 0s in the script to push that point home how old the 6s is so don't i would not be afraid that your machine will turn into a pumpkin overnight because it won't okay because it shouldn't let's put

Let's gary future gary go ahead and put a little asterisks when i say it won't okay we've now we've covered ourselves i do own three apple macbooks right now i cannot overstate this third time is the charm okay i lied from earlier if you have a technical need now and there is a technical solution out there buy what is available today waiting is only a luxury for somebody that already has their need met and could upgrade but doesn't exactly need to it just it drives me bonkers it drives me bonkers when people only recommend waiting i

Assume somewhere out there somewhere out there in the internet there's a person that hasn't bought anything since 1982 because they always wait for the next big thing don't be the 1982 person i was born in 83 so i can i can make fun of 1982. one thing that i'll say and this is more of a personal thing than about the macbooks you should already know why you need a computer before you buy it anyway really stop and think of what your requirements are before buying any piece of technology but seriously

Before waiting around for the apple silicon max these are all the reasons that i would recommend not waiting and getting what you need as soon as you need it but what are some of the reasons you didn't wait i know some of you didn't wait because a lot of you have been commenting on the last video you can see that i've got the macbook pro 13 i've got a 16 that we had on the video last time so clearly i didn't wait because i have computer and video production needs right now so let's see if your reason lines up

With mine let's find out together and if you watch this video and you want to see what the arguments on the other side of the equation are good news i've got just the video for you go ahead and click right here click click click click click click click thanks for watching

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