When opening the subdued white packaging, my first impressions of the YiHi SXmini G-Class were positive. My test unit featured a deep blue, laminated carbon fiber body, held together by sturdy-looking, polished stainless steel, with a large, centered TFT (thin-film transistor) screen. The front-mounted hexagonal fire switch, USB 3.0 port and joystick controls are also framed with stainless steel.
Once settings are finagled to your liking, the YiHi SXmini G-Class provides note-perfect temp control vaping. At no point did I ever see a misfire, voltage spike or even a slightly dry hit. Just consistently enjoyable puffs with no surprises.
The YiHi SXmini SL Class SX485J 100W Box Mod is a luxurious vape mod from YiHi's so far unrivaled line-up, utilizing a single 18650/20700/21700 battery platform with a premium frame chassis and high-end grip design.
Because I use only Mac computers, I downloaded the SXi software for Mac, and installed it on a 2018 MacBook Pro using the MacOS Mojave Public Beta 3. The app does work occasionally, but only occasionally. Hopefully YiHi will continue to work on the Mac beta version so that users can navigate the menu system through the software. PC users should be able to do just fine with the PC SXi software.
Another disappointment with the SL Class is that YiHi has reverted back to the older MicroUSB port and cable for this model instead of using the tried and true USB-C port and cable seen in the SXmini G Class (reviewed here). Again, I have to say that the SL Class is an expensive mod and losing the Bluetooth module and reverting back to MicroUSB is definitely a misstep for YiHi, and it could spell disaster to the SL Class mod sales.
The SXmini SL Class uses a simple 5-click system to turn on the mod. Once on, the user is presented with the main screen which includes readings of the current wattage or temperature, the resistance of your chosen coils, the voltage, amperage, the joules, your vape strength setting (soft, powerful, etc.), the memory setting, and a battery indicator along with the battery voltage in real time.
YiHi chips are well known in the vape community for their tremendous accuracy in wattage and (especially) temperature modes, so anyone looking for a single-cell mod with very accurate temperature control will be delighted with the results from the YiHi SXmini SL Class Mod.
The SXmini SL Class vape mod is designed with a cylindrical look wrapped around the battery compartment with a square front end for the screen, fire button, and joystick.. and the USB port. This port is used for firmware upgrades and battery charging.
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macOS succeeded the classic Mac OS, a Mac operating system with nine releases from 1984 to 1999. During this time, Apple cofounder Steve Jobs had left Apple and started another company, NeXT, developing the NeXTSTEP platform that would later be acquired by Apple to form the basis of macOS.
Throughout the early 1990s, Apple had tried to create a "next-generation" OS to succeed its classic Mac OS through the Taligent, Copland and Gershwin projects, but all were eventually abandoned. This led Apple to purchase NeXT in 1996, allowing NeXTSTEP, then called OPENSTEP, to serve as the basis for Apple's next generation operating system.This purchase also led to Steve Jobs returning to Apple as an interim, and then the permanent CEO, shepherding the transformation of the programmer-friendly OPENSTEP into a system that would be adopted by Apple's primary market of home users and creative professionals. The project was first code named "Rhapsody" and then officially named Mac OS X.
Mac OS X was originally presented as the tenth major version of Apple's operating system for Macintosh computers; until 2020, versions of macOS retained the major version number "10". The letter "X" in Mac OS X's name refers to the number 10, a Roman numeral, and Apple has stated that it should be pronounced "ten" in this context. However, it is also commonly pronounced like the letter "X". Previous Macintosh operating systems (versions of the classic Mac OS) were named using Arabic numerals, as with Mac OS 8 and Mac OS 9. As of 2020 and 2021, Apple reverted to Arabic numeral versioning for successive releases, macOS 11 Big Sur and macOS 12 Monterey, as they have done for the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 following the iPhone X.
The first version of Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server 1.0, was a transitional product, featuring an interface resembling the classic Mac OS, though it was not compatible with software designed for the older system. Consumer releases of Mac OS X included more backward compatibility. Mac OS applications could be rewritten to run natively via the Carbon API; many could also be run directly through the Classic Environment with a reduction in performance.
As the operating system evolved, it moved away from the classic Mac OS, with applications being added and removed. Considering music to be a key market, Apple developed the iPod music player and music software for the Mac, including iTunes and GarageBand. Targeting the consumer and media markets, Apple emphasized its new "digital lifestyle" applications such as the iLife suite, integrated home entertainment through the Front Row media center and the Safari web browser. With increasing popularity of the internet, Apple offered additional online services, including the .Mac, MobileMe and most recently iCloud products. It later began selling third-party applications through the Mac App Store.
A key development for the system was the announcement and release of the iPhone from 2007 onwards. While Apple's previous iPod media players used a minimal operating system, the iPhone used an operating system based on Mac OS X, which would later be called "iPhone OS" and then iOS. The simultaneous release of two operating systems based on the same frameworks placed tension on Apple, which cited the iPhone as forcing it to delay Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. However, after Apple opened the iPhone to third-party developers its commercial success drew attention to Mac OS X, with many iPhone software developers showing interest in Mac development.
In 2012, with the release of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, the name of the system was officially shortened from Mac OS X to OS X, after the previous version shortened the system name in a similar fashion a year prior. That year, Apple removed the head of OS X development, Scott Forstall, and design was changed towards a more minimal direction. Apple's new user interface design, using deep color saturation, text-only buttons and a minimal, 'flat' interface, was debuted with iOS 7 in 2013. With OS X engineers reportedly working on iOS 7, the version released in 2013, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, was something of a transitional release, with some of the skeuomorphic design removed, while most of the general interface of Mavericks remained unchanged. The next version, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, adopted a design similar to iOS 7 but with greater complexity suitable for an interface controlled with a mouse.
From 2012 onwards, the system has shifted to an annual release schedule similar to that of iOS. It also steadily cut the cost of updates from Snow Leopard onwards, before removing upgrade fees altogether from 2013 onwards. Some journalists and third-party software developers have suggested that this decision, while allowing more rapid feature release, meant less opportunity to focus on stability, with no version of OS X recommendable for users requiring stability and performance above new features. Apple's 2015 update, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, was announced to focus specifically on stability and performance improvements.
At macOS's core is a POSIX-compliant operating system built on top of the XNU kernel, with standard Unix facilities available from the command line interface. Apple has released this family of software as a free and open source operating system named Darwin. On top of Darwin, Apple layered a number of components, including the Aqua interface and the Finder, to complete the GUI-based operating system which is macOS.
With its original introduction as Mac OS X, the system brought a number of new capabilities to provide a more stable and reliable platform than its predecessor, the classic Mac OS. For example, pre-emptive multitasking and memory protection improved the system's ability to run multiple applications simultaneously without them interrupting or corrupting each other. Many aspects of macOS's architecture are derived from OPENSTEP, which was designed to be portable, to ease the transition from one platform to another. For example, NeXTSTEP was ported from the original 68k-based NeXT workstations to x86 and other architectures before NeXT was purchased by Apple, and OPENSTEP was later ported to the PowerPC architecture as part of the Rhapsody project. 2b1af7f3a8