MacBook Pro Late 2016: Overrated or Absolutely Amazing?

The MacBook Pro 2016 was rumored for a long time before it was actually announced. There were talks about all kinds of different features and appearances, some of which were that, just like the iPhone 7, the new MBP would not have a standard audio jack. Some rumors actually turned out to be true. Two examples of that are the USB-C ports and the Touch Bar.

Since the unveiling of the new series of MacBooks on Oct 27, a lot has also been said about Apple’s new computers. The reviews have not always been positive and despite that, the sales show that the new MBP has been in demand. It is said that, the late 2016 MacBooks are the first MacBooks that have been developed and released without any input from Steve Jobs. For years, the MBP has pretty much stayed the same with only minor improvements. Apple tech-fanatics have waited for a considerable update for a time and in my own opinion, Apple came through. The OLED Touch Bar is obviously the selling point of the MBP, which made it outsell other similar computers, like Microsoft’s Surface Book.

There has been reports of GPU problems with the new MBP 2016, mostly affecting the 15-inch versions. Myself, I haven’t had any problems at all with my 13-inch MBP 2016 with Touch bar, while others might have had the GPU problem. More on that can be found on 9to5mac.com

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iPhone 6S – Is It Really Worth It?

iPhone 6S has been out for a couple of weeks now, and people have had a chance to experience all the new features. Many say that the upgrade to 6S was a waste of money, while others are in fact very satisfied with the phone.
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In a previous post, I wrote about two new main features, 3D Touch and Live Photos an already when the phone was announced, people were sceptic about if the upgrade from 6 to 6S is worth it.
The truth? It depends. If you’re like me, and love traveling and capturing moments, then I’d without a doubt get the 6S. Coming back from a vacation to and showing people your Live Photos brings more depth into the trip. Of course, there’s also the upgraded 12 MP camera which allows better pictures and 4K filming.

After using the standard 6S (not plus) for a few days, I can say that I am more than satisfied (coming from 5S). Previously, because of the smaller screen, I would never consider watching a film or serie on my phone, but now I wouldn’t mind it at all.
The 3D Touch gives the phone a little more utility, which is really nice when browsing Instagram for example. The better and faster hardware gives the phone an overall better experience, and the Touch ID is super responsive now. The Touch ID is so fast, that if you want to check the time on your phone, just clicking the home button will unlock the phone. There’s no delay!

I have to say, though, that if you have a fully functioning iPhone 6 already, think twice before going for a 6S. The changes aren’t really that game changing if you think about it.