2016 Electronic Hardware Roster Shake-Up

Taking a look at my electronic hardware, I came to the realization that a major overhaul is needed. Prior to my iPhone 7 purchase, the lineup resembled this:

  • iPhone 4s (October 2011)
  • Macbook Pro 13-inch (September 2009)
  • iPad Mini (November 2012)
  • Xbox One S (November 2011)

The 4s has already been deactivated and replaced with an iPhone 7. The MacBook Pro will be replaced on November 30th with the arrival of my Built-To-Order 2016 MacBook Pro 15-inch. The iPad Mini will meet the same fate as the 4s some time this week as it is ineligible to receive the newest iOS version. The Xbox almost slipped by, but I realized it too needs to go or be retired. I mostly use it for a DVD player these days, not its intended purpose. I can use my external CD/DVD drive with the newly arriving MBP. No immediate plans to get the Xbox One S are in place. After mid-week the roster should look like this:

  • 2016 MacBook Pro 15-inch with Touch Bar
  • iPhone 7

A nice reduction, should be easier to manage.