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Old 10-04-2015, 05:29 PM   #11
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My 17" MacBookPro is also from 2011, and has the original MagSafe connector. That is the connector for the power supply that is held in place magnetically. The older one is a bit larger than the new one (MagSafe 2). I suspect you have the original...
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Old 10-04-2015, 08:29 PM   #12
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E Darby,

From your posts it sounds like you may have more Apple products than the MacBook Pro.
I base this on your post #10. "I'm just so comfortable with their computers and iphones, it's hard to switch. And have had excellent experiences with my Apple Store visits (no charge for tech support) so I'm stayin' loyal."

We have a MacBook Pro but also have IPads and IPhones. So far we haven't needed to take the MakBook on the road with us. The pictures we take on the other devices, the documents we start or update on the road update and sync through the Cloud when we get home. For example everything we did on our recent road trip is synced onto all our devices. And safely backed up onto our Apple Tower. The IPad's gave us access to our email, banking and all the rest of it while we were on the road.

All this to say, that we haven't felt the need to look for a 12volt adapter for the MacBook Pro. I think we might change our view if we really got into photography or went on very extended trips. We also bought a 95watt inverter which we use for ur coffee bean grinder which the Apple techs tell us we can use to charge the MacBook Pro.

Truth be told we've been hesitant to take the expensive MacBook on the road with us and haven't felt the need. So perhaps this meandering post is an Apple advertisement meant to motivate you to buy an IPad or IPhone 6 if you haven't got one yet.

As you can see, we've drunk our fill of the Apple cool-aid

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Old 10-04-2015, 08:32 PM   #13
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Thanks for the lead. Unfortunately, my MacBook Pro is "Late 2011."

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Old 10-04-2015, 08:34 PM   #14
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Yup, I think so. Thanks, Jon (as always).

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My 17" MacBookPro is also from 2011, and has the original MagSafe connector. That is the connector for the power supply that is held in place magnetically. The older one is a bit larger than the new one (MagSafe 2). I suspect you have the original...
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Old 10-04-2015, 08:39 PM   #15
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Put your iTunes library on your iPhone and connect with bluetooth to bluetooth enabled speaker ( I have a JBL, but there are better ones ) and you have a sound system, and a camera, and a video camera, and email, and surfing device. Still need a charger, but versatile and compact.
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Old 10-04-2015, 08:48 PM   #16
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Hi Larry,

Yes, have used Apple computers for close to 25 years. From the towers (back in my video editing days) to laptops and iMacs. And then iphones for several years.
Right now, I have the laptop and my iMac (which a friend will be "babysitting" in Cleveland).

As much as I admire the iPad, just can't justify spending more money now. I do plan on doing a lot of photography on the road. I have Photoshop on the iMac but will not go the subscription route with Adobe. Unfortunately, not possible to buy actual Photoshop software for the laptop. Bought Elements 11 for the laptop just to have something to work with but haven't actually played with it much yet.

I will have to look into the inverter (made the decision not to "splurge" for the 1500 watt from ETI. Thanks for the lead on that!!!

And will be getting the iphone 6 (have the 4 now). Will be stopping in South Dakota on the way to Chilliwack so thinking I will try to get the phone there and not pay for sales tax. Also will be switching to Verizon from AT&T.

Very much appreciate your input!
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E Darby,

From your posts it sounds like you may have more Apple products than the MacBook Pro.
I base this on your post #10. "I'm just so comfortable with their computers and iphones, it's hard to switch. And have had excellent experiences with my Apple Store visits (no charge for tech support) so I'm stayin' loyal."

We have a MacBook Pro but also have IPads and IPhones. So far we haven't needed to take the MakBook on the road with us. The pictures we take on the other devices, the documents we start or update on the road update and sync through the Cloud when we get home. For example everything we did on our recent road trip is synced onto all our devices. And safely backed up onto our Apple Tower. The IPad's gave us access to our email, banking and all the rest of it while we were on the road.

All this to say, that we haven't felt the need to look for a 12volt adapter for the MacBook Pro. I think we might change our view if we really got into photography or went on very extended trips. We also bought a 95watt inverter which we use for ur coffee bean grinder which the Apple techs tell us we can use to charge the MacBook Pro.

Truth be told we've been hesitant to take the expensive MacBook on the road with us and haven't felt the need. So perhaps this meandering post is an Apple advertisement meant to motivate you to buy an IPad or Ihone 6 if you haven't got one yet.

As you can see, we've drunk our fill of the Apple cool-aid

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Old 10-04-2015, 08:55 PM   #17
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Hi Glen!

Haven't done it yet in my new-to-me Tahoe, but plan on connecting my iPhone to bluetooth to listen to audio books (a serious addiction I have!).

Ya know, I seriously considered just going with the iPhone for photography and video, especially with the 6 coming out with 12 MP. ONLY THING that I need my Canon for though is that I want to do a lot of night photography and, as far as I know, iPhones cannot keep their shutters open long enough.

But you're absolutely right, would make life very simple!!! Maybe I'll get night photography out of my system this turn around the country and then just sell the Canon and go with the iPhone.

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Put your iTunes library on your iPhone and connect with bluetooth to bluetooth enabled speaker ( I have a JBL, but there are better ones ) and you have a sound system, and a camera, and a video camera, and email, and surfing device. Still need a charger, but versatile and compact.
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There is always the free GIMP - The GNU Image Manipulation Program. Very similar to Photoshop.
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I'm really bummed that Apple is discontinuing my favorite photo editing app- Aperture. My Apple contacts have said that the Photos app will continue to have more Aperture editing features. The newest version allows plugins I know a lot of professional photos have switched to Lightroom but I don't like the Adobe subscription methods.
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