Macworld Podcast: Your hot takes on RCS coming to iPhone, Mac RAM, and more

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This episode is all about Macworld reader and listener hot takes. You have thoughts and we’re going to share and respond to what you wrote—and on this show, it’s on two recent topics specifically.

This is episode 866 with Jason Cross, Michael Simon, and Roman Loyola.

Listen to episode 866 on Apple Podcasts

Listen to episode 866 on Spotify

RCS on the iPhone 

On November 17, 2023, hell froze over. That was the day that Apple announced that Rich Communication Services (RCS) will be coming to the iPhone later next year. For those who don’t know what RCS is, essentially what it will do is make the experience of sending messages between the iPhone and Android much better. 

The news spurred a lot of people to post their opinions on the Macworld Facebook page.

8GB or unified memory in a pro Mac 

About a month ago Jason wrote an article about the 8GB of memory in the base model of the MacBook Pro and how it’s not enough. Even though Apple thinks 8GB on the Mac is equal to 16GB on a Windows PC, we’ve easily been in situations where the consumer apps being used need more than 8GB.

As befits the most negative Mac oriented outfit, Macworld’s writer once again projects their usage case to negativity slam Apple. Most people do not use any Electron apps. Since I use Safari I will regularly have 100-200 tabs, no issues. Maybe 15%-20% genuinely need more than 8GB

— Gene Thomas (@16YearsAtTheFS) November 17, 2023

Electron & Javascript to blame for its memory hunger nature…
Non-user replaceable/upgradable Flash-SSD and RAM it’s a suicide for all 8Gb RAM models…
Consumer right to upgrade and repair needs to happen.

— JSMN (@jsmnX) November 9, 2023

Subscribe to the Macworld Podcast

You can subscribe to the Macworld Podcast—or leave us a review!—right here in the Podcasts app. The Macworld Podcast is also available on Spotify. Or you can point your favorite podcast-savvy RSS reader at: https://feeds.megaphone.fm/macworld

To find previous episodes, visit Macworld’s podcast page or our home on MegaPhone.

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This episode is all about Macworld reader and listener hot takes. You have thoughts and we’re going to share and respond to what you wrote—and on this show, it’s on two recent topics specifically.

This is episode 866 with Jason Cross, Michael Simon, and Roman Loyola.

Listen to episode 866 on Apple Podcasts

Listen to episode 866 on Spotify

RCS on the iPhone 

On November 17, 2023, hell froze over. That was the day that Apple announced that Rich Communication Services (RCS) will be coming to the iPhone later next year. For those who don’t know what RCS is, essentially what it will do is make the experience of sending messages between the iPhone and Android much better. 

The news spurred a lot of people to post their opinions on the Macworld Facebook page.

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8GB or unified memory in a pro Mac 

About a month ago Jason wrote an article about the 8GB of memory in the base model of the MacBook Pro and how it’s not enough. Even though Apple thinks 8GB on the Mac is equal to 16GB on a Windows PC, we’ve easily been in situations where the consumer apps being used need more than 8GB.

As befits the most negative Mac oriented outfit, Macworld’s writer once again projects their usage case to negativity slam Apple. Most people do not use any Electron apps. Since I use Safari I will regularly have 100-200 tabs, no issues. Maybe 15%-20% genuinely need more than 8GB— Gene Thomas (@16YearsAtTheFS) November 17, 2023

Electron & Javascript to blame for its memory hunger nature…Non-user replaceable/upgradable Flash-SSD and RAM it’s a suicide for all 8Gb RAM models…Consumer right to upgrade and repair needs to happen.— JSMN (@jsmnX) November 9, 2023

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You can subscribe to the Macworld Podcast—or leave us a review!—right here in the Podcasts app. The Macworld Podcast is also available on Spotify. Or you can point your favorite podcast-savvy RSS reader at: https://feeds.megaphone.fm/macworld

To find previous episodes, visit Macworld’s podcast page or our home on MegaPhone.

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