Comment: Apple's Spring Loaded Event – The Good the Bad... And Almost No Ugly

The first Apple event of the year 2021 is over and Cupertino showed a lot new products. In this article, we discuss what to make of the iMac 24", the iPad Pro, the Apple TV 4K and the other announcements - and what the mtech.news editorial team thinks of this evening's event.
Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021, 22:20 Events
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Wednesday, Apr 21, 2021, 16:36 Hardware

iMac M1: Arrangement of Headphone Jack And Other Ports – Or Lack Thereof

Apple has slimmed down the iMac considerably. Despite the larger display, the new desktop computer is almost the same height and width as its direct Intel predecessor, but more than one inch less deep thanks to the slim case. This affects the number and arrangement of ports.
 
Wednesday, Apr 21, 2021, 12:08 Mac: Hardware

The iMac 24" Tells A Lot About Future ARM Macs

Only the small iMac got the M1 treatment, the 27" model is still available with Intel processors. This step reveals quite a bit about how the ARM transition will continue. After all, Apple could have very easily had an iMac 27" or 30" with an M1 chip - but this is exactly what Cupertino decided against.
 
Wednesday, Apr 21, 2021, 10:46 iOS: Software

Surprising iOS App Updates: Why Older iPhone Apps Are Suddenly Updated By Apple

Quite a few iPhone owners have been wondering in the past few days: Older apps surprisingly received an update, even though they had not been updated for years before. There were no indications of new features or bug fixes. The reason: Apple is preparing for the imminent release of iOS 14.5.
 
Wednesday, Apr 21, 2021, 09:49 Apple services

Apple AirTags & Android Smartphones: How It Works

The AirTags are seamlessly integrated into Apple's infrastructure. However, Android smartphones can also help return items tagged with the search labels from Cupertino to their owners. This is how it works.
 
Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021, 21:01 Hardware

Apple Introduces AirTag - Find Lost Items the Apple Way

A product that had almost become a running gag is finally hitting the market. A year and a half after AirTags made their presence felt in an iOS beta, Apple is bringing the accessory for finding lost items to customers.
 
Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021, 20:25 iOS: Hardware

iPad Pro 2021 Announced - A Tablet With M1 chip

As expected, Apple presented a new generation of the iPad Pro at the event, which, among other things, scores with even more performance and can outperform most normal computers. But there are other improvements that have to be mentioned.
 
Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021, 20:16 Mac: Hardware

Apple Introduces The All New iMac – With M1 Chip

The Apple event also had something to offer Mac fans, because Apple took the next step on its way to say goodbye to Intel and install its own M1 processors. We present what this means for the iMac.
 
Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021, 13:43 Others

PostScript and PDF inventor is dead: Adobe founder Charles Geschke dies at 81

PostScript and PDF: Apple computers from the first Macintosh to today's M1 Macs would be unimaginable without these file formats. They have contributed significantly to the profound changes in the world of work, for example in the printing industry. Their inventor has now passed away at the age of 81.
 
Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021, 13:32 Events

"Spring Loaded" – How to watch today's event live

Another Apple event is about to take place, this evening the "Spring Loaded" is going to happen. The Apple world is very excited - and as always, has various options to attend the presentation live.
 
Monday, Apr 19, 2021, 13:45 Economy

Apple Music: One Cent per Stream for Artists

If you want to know what an artist earns per track played via Apple Music, you can now get an answer from an official source - in a letter, Apple explains the business model and why Cupertino thinks it is particularly fair.
 
Monday, Apr 19, 2021, 11:37 iOS: Software

iOS 14.5 And Battery Recalibration - First Feedback

What is the point of using the new feature from iOS 14.5 to recalibrate the battery? There's first feedback from users who triggered that process on their iPhone 11 – reporting quite an impact on their "Battery Health" status.
 
Thursday, Apr 15, 2021, 21:51 Events

Spring Loaded: What Apple Will Present And Discuss

When many had already given up hope for Apple innovations before the WWDC in June, Apple finally confirmed the spring event. It will be on April 20 at 10 p.m. Pacific time - and in this article we summarize which topics you should be prepared for.
 
Thursday, Apr 15, 2021, 21:45 Events

Gurman: "Spring Loaded" Event Won't Sport Any Innovations

In an interview, market expert Mark Gurman commented on the Apple event next Tuesday. His core statement: There won't be anything particularly innovative on April 20 - because Apple didn't show anything that hasn't already been seen somewhere.
 
Thursday, Apr 15, 2021, 15:29 Hardware

Apple's Trade-In program & Phobio – Criticism And Even Allegations of Fraud

Apple's trade-ins are convenient, but they are often accompanied by ridiculously low purchase prices. Something else is added in the US, because criticism of the service partner's behavior is getting louder and louder - many talk about it being nothing less than fraud.
 
Thursday, Apr 15, 2021, 13:34 Mac: Software

Run Windows And Linux on M1 Macs: Parallels Desktop 16.5 Released

Nothing stands in the way of virtualizing various operating systems on M1 Macs now. After months of development and several technical previews, Parallels Desktop 16.5 has now been released. The app runs natively on Mac mini M1, MacBook Air M1 and MacBook Pro M1, and of course still on Intel Macs.
 
Wednesday, Apr 14, 2021, 20:57 iOS: Hardware

Kuo: iPhone 14 In 2022 Will Be A Major New Generation – 8K Video, 48 MP Camera And So Much More

According to all reports so far, the 2021 iPhones are rather evolution than revolution. In 2022 however, Apple wants to take another big step - and once again ignite a new photography/video era. Face ID will also see some changes, but the mini will get on the chopping block.
 
Tuesday, Apr 13, 2021, 18:44 Events

Apple Announces Special Event: "Spring Loaded" – New Products Imminent

The first major event of the Apple year has just been confirmed. We can look forward to exciting announcements - like more M1 Macs, among other things. A new generation of the iPad Pro is pretty much certain, and there should also be something happening in the accessories sector.
 
Saturday, Apr 10, 2021, 18:04 Hardware

Microsoft Continues Unscientific Campaign – iPad Pro Next Up After MacBook Pro

A new video has been recently added to Microsoft's repertoire of videos comparing the Surface Pro to Apple hardware. Similar to the most recent Intel campaigns, the comparisons made are a bit more than wacky.
 
Saturday, Apr 10, 2021, 15:00 Hardware

Intel Utterly Failing At Advertising – Promoting A Man Using A Mac

Intel's advertising department recently made an embarrassing slip-up in its new ad campaign this week. One of which being using a MacBook Pro to advertise the "best processor for thin and light notebooks".
 
Friday, Apr 09, 2021, 16:43 Software

Why iMessage Isn't Available On Android – Court Document Reveals Answer

iMessage is indeed a fixed component of iOS, however, most iPhone users worldwide prefer messaging apps like WhatsApp or Telegram. iMessage isn't available for Android smartphones or Windows. A court document now provides Apple's reasoning behind this decision.
 
Friday, Apr 09, 2021, 08:33 Economy

Cook: "In 10 years, I may not be at Apple anymore"

In a recent podcast interview with The New York Times, Tim Cook answered several questions concerning his future in the next 10 years. Apple has been working on a succession plan for a while, as reported by Bloomberg last fall.