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.
Officially, only macOS runs on M1 Macs; Apple does not plan to support other systems natively. A group of dedicated Linux developers has nevertheless set about adapting the open-source OS for Apple's notebooks and desktops with ARM chips. The first ready-to-use version is now available.
Apple has already greatly softened the strict regulations for processing payments in the App Store. Now, another court defeat followed - and with the Dutch ruling, the business model could thus also fall in Europe. However, Apple has probably gambled it away itself, because Cupertino has presented a rather strange performance in recent months.
With the exception of the "clones" in the mid-90s, Apple's OS only ran on Apple computers. It could have turned out quite differently, because Jobs wanted to bring Mac OS to Dell PCs after his return. Dell waved it off - only to take up the idea again later.
Numerous major banks are increasingly concerned about the fees they have to pay to Apple for Apple Pay. Visa has now presented a system to leave Apple at least partially empty-handed - but Apple could have much stronger leverage.
Apple is currently distributing an important firmware update for AirPods Pro, AirPods Max, and various Beats models. Cupertino thus delivers what was already promised at WWDC: Lost headphones can now be found much easier.
Those interested in purchasing an Apple Watch Series 7 can start whipping out their credit cards – Apple's finally announced when sales are starting. Starting October 8th at 8 AM ET, the new smartwatch will be available to preorder. The wait for the start of shipping won't be that long either.
The release of iOS 15 is almost two weeks behind us now. The operating system is likely soon to receive its first maintenance update. As far as the Mac is concerned, Apple has just published a release candidate for developers – meaning that a macOS update is in the works.
Apple released an update for macOS Big Sur yesterday, however, it wasn't a complete system update intended to patch multiple bugs. Instead, the update was centered on improving issues with syncing between the iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
Camera specialists from DXOMark just ran some in-depth tests for the iPhone 13 Pro. Although experts have praised the device's competence when it comes to photos and videos, some reports have offered up criticism – which is why the smartphone doesn't take 1st place.
Various reports have pointed to Apple making it through the industry-wide chip crisis relatively unscathed. However, due to suppliers, Cupertino is experiencing some problems with the iPhone 13. The issues could last for quite some time.
If anyone needed more proof that the MacBook Pro 16" with M1X is about to be released, the Apple Online Store has likely just provided it. The current status of the 96-watt charger for the MacBook Pro 16" in the online store is more than suspicious...
For a rather long while, Macs have been considered too expensive for commercial use. However, this has changed as Apple has become more and more successful in the business market over the years. Part of the reason being the extended longevity of the company's products in comparison to the competition.
The newest version of Safari, Safari 15, has been available for macOS Catalina and Big Sur for several days now. However, the software hasn't gotten an overwhelmingly positive reception. There are multiple reports of problems – especially when it comes to stability.
Most users are likely already familiar with how terrifying the first few seconds after dropping an iPhone can be. A recent test seeks to examine the sturdiness of the iPhone 13 and whether or not the increase in weight will lead to more damage in shorter falls.
Those hoping to fix a damaged iPhone 13 screen with the help of a 3rd party should beware: Face ID isn't compatible with displays replaced by 3rd parties – essentially forcing customers necessitating the feature to go through Apple. It's also surprising since Face ID doesn't rely on any components of the device's display.
Once before, major changes had been indicated by particularly early system tests. Now, we were able to find out something similar. Monterey has not yet been released, and Apple is already testing an update that will probably not be released until summer 2022.
iOS 15.1 includes some features that Apple had already announced: ProRes support for the iPhone 13 and SharePlay for all supported devices are some of the innovations that the update already offers in the first beta.
Anyone who buys a new iPhone and wants to transfer the data from an iCloud backup of the previous device often faces a problem: The space of Apple's free iCloud storage tier is not sufficient. Apple is now fulfilling a promise and temporarily expanding the available quota in such cases.
iOS 15 has been released and will soon be available on the vast majority of iPhones. However, some users prefer not to install the new version immediately. Thanks to a feature introduced with iOS 14.5, this is possible without having to do without security updates.
For all Safari users on a Mac running Big Sur or Catalina, an important update is now available. Safari 15 appeared in the software updater - and can serve as a good example of how much is still happening during a beta phase.