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Jerod Santo

Jerod Santo

Omaha, Nebraska

Jerod co-hosts The Changelog, crashes JS Party, and takes out the trash (his old code) once in awhile.

2019-06-04T18:25:00Z ago

Jason Snell has a few interesting notes over on Six Colors.

On Sidecar sherlocking Luna Display (which is what @nicknisi is using, I believe?)

Well, guess what. You can’t initiate a Sidecar session from an iPad—it’s a Mac feature that is initiated from a Mac. Which means that everyone who has extolled the virtues of using Luna Display with a headless Mac mini won’t see that feature replaced by Sidecar.

On the Pro Display:

If the Mac Pro is probably not for you, the Pro Display XDR is almost certainly not for you. If you think a $5,000 monitor—$6,000 with stand!—is ridiculously overpriced, well, you’re right in one way, and wrong in another. Most people do not need a 6K Retina display with 10-bit color and a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. It’s overkill for almost everyone.

However, there is a class of users that is currently buying an Eizo monitor for $5,000 to get professional-class image quality, and Apple’s display is so much better that it’s not even close. There are also people who buy Sony reference monitors that cost more than $40,000—and Apple’s display is basically a match for them in terms of quality. By these standards, the Pro Display XDR is either a breakthrough in terms of quality or a staggering breakthrough in terms of price.

That sounds a lot like what @adamstac was talking about while I was raving about the price…

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