The rumor mill was right this time, and Apple has just announced they will transition Macs to ARM processors. These news have some side effects for software developers, particularly those not working with the Apple ecosystem. And they also affect people who depend on both macOS and Windows.
Recently, I reinstalled macOS on my device. Throughout the process, many attempts failed miserably. But I now have some experience and assorted hints on what to try (as long as you’ve got an Intel Mac).
A short time ago, the macOS display menu stopped working for me. It no longer had options to change mirroring settings, only supporting AirPlay. So I wrote my own, also solving some other issues.
On Monday, Apple announced some changes to its Mac lineup. All MacBooks (even the Air) got CPU upgrades, and the starting price of a MacBook Pro (13″, no Touch Bar) went down to US$1299. Which makes the 12-inch model effectively pointless.
A quick spec comparison reveals that the Pro comes with a much better CPU, GPU, screen, camera — the only drawback is the storage space.
Five months ago, I decided to make the switch from my trusty old desktop computer, running Arch Linux, to a MacBook Pro. I picked the 2015 13" base model with an upgraded hard drive. The device is beautiful, and just works™, which is pretty important to me.