There is not much point in writing an article on 2016 Macintosh rumors when MacRumors does it so well – http://www.macrumors.com/2015/12/31/what-to-expect-from-apple-in-2016/
I do intend to buy a new MacBook Pro sometime this year, so I will be posting a series articles on my search for the best MacBook Pro (and best deals) for my specific use, which is traveling (and remaining connected) and photography (storing and editing high resolution files). Video storage and editing will also be playing a bigger role this year.
Oddly enough I am not really interested in buying ‘the newest’ MacBook Pro, I am more interested in buying something in the middle of the road, maybe the model that was considered ‘the newest’ in 2015. The main reason being that it usually takes at least one year of public ‘testing’ for the bugs to be ironed out and for the manufacturing cost to drop on those new components.
For example – I have never had any problems with delamination of Retina screens, mainly because I have not bought a computer that is using a retina screen yet. I also do not yet own a computer with an SSD or ‘hybrid’ storage system. Maybe the prices will start dropping to a level I will be comfortable with in 2016.
To be honest I kind of like being able to buy Terabyte HDDs at $50 per terabyte. The main reason being that I can easily consume 100 Gigabytes in a week of shooting and since I always keep at least two copies of my images that means I could easily use 1 Terabyte in a busy month. SSD is currently about $300 per terabyte, so I could see using it as an internal disk, but not for external storage.
The hybrid storage system is too proprietary for my tastes (I may not always be using the latest model Mac computers and sometimes use PCs. For example I just tried to remove some files on an older (PC initialized) HDD storage device and was not able to from my MacBook Pro – it worked correctly about six months ago so I imagine it is my current (up to date) Mac OS that is causing the problem. The current disk utility can only erase and install a new driver – the only solution being to copy the files to another drive (luckily I already have almost all of them on another drive) and install a new driver.
The lesson being that I am now very conservative in my computer purchases and upgrades – cutting edge usually means that there will be problems.
To be continued …………….