The Hailing-Distance Edition Sunday, March 7, 2021

Goodbye, Parallel Timeline: Apple Discontinues The iMac Pro, by Jason Snell, Six Colors

When you look at the iMac Pro’s assets, though, it’s clear that it has no place in the future of the Mac. Its Intel Xeon processors are impressive, but Apple makes its own processors now, and even its low-end M1 computers are within hailing distance of that three-year-old iMac Pro. It’s also been eclipsed by the high end of the Intel iMac line. Is there any doubt that an Apple silicon-powered iMac will blow the performance of the iMac Pro out of the water?

In Praise Of The Soon-To-Be Retired iMac Pro, by David Sparks, MacSparky

There will no longer be space between a high-end iMac and a Mac Pro for the iMac Pro to exist. Thus, its demise.


You May Notice Something Odd With The Latest Version Of iMovie, by Howard Oakley, Eclectic Light Company

If you’ve recently updated iMovie to version 10.2.3 through the App Store, you may have noticed something odd in your Profiles pane, in System Preferences. If you don’t have any profiles installed, you won’t see this pane, but chances are that it’s now there, and contains a Provisioning Profile for that latest version of iMovie.


iCloud Allegedly Locked Out A User Over Her Last Name, by Jon Fingas, Yahoo

Actor and author Rachel True claims iCloud has effectively locked her out of her account due to the way her last name was written. Reportedly, her Mac thought lower-case "true" was a Boolean (true or false) flag, leading the iCloud software on the computer to seize up. The problem has persisted for over six months, she said.

Apple Paid $25 Million For Worldwide Rights To ‘CODA.’ Here’s Why That’s A Problem, by Chris Lindahl, IndieWire

The record-breaking Apple Studios acquisition of “CODA” is still creating anxiety weeks after the Sundance Film Festival ended. The fear isn’t that streamers’ deep pockets will make it impossible for others to compete, although that’s certainly a possibility. The “CODA” angst belongs to a much larger question: How can Apple hold all worldwide rights to a film that’s already sold to territories all over the world?