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.
Smack in the middle of this week on Wednesday, Apple released a new version of iOS without warning or even a testing phase. The new version should fix an error specific to the iPhone 12 and 13 – although the error was somewhat uncommon.
Apple's new repair program has by and large been met with praise, although the abrupt about-face was somewhat unexpected. One possible explanation for the notoriously stubborn company's change of heart could be a share holder resolution in September. Historically, shareholders have shown Cupertino little understanding concerning the "Right to Repair" matter.
In actuality, developers on Apple's App Store should be allowed to choose their own method of payment by the 9th of December as per US courts, allowing them to circumvent Apple's 30% commission. However, Apple is appealing the decision whilst a settlement concerning an older matter has been met with developers.
For decades now, Super Mario has been a superstar of the international gaming scene. The famous plumber and his infamous mustache have been the focus of countless games since the plumber's first appearance in 1996. A developer has now released a version of the original game for Apple TV.
Apple has launched a new program for the more tech-savvy of its customers. Soon, these customers will be able to repair Apple their iPhones or Macs on their own and receive access to original parts and special tools from Apple without any need for any certification. Unfortunately, however, older iPhones and Macs with Intel chips aren't covered by the program.
In addition to TV series and films, Apple would also like to offer live content via Apple TV+, especially live sports. There are several indications that Apple is actively working on a solution in iOS 15.2 and developing its own framework.
Users of macOS Monterey now have the means to perform internet speed tests using tools integrated in the OS. Third party apps and websites are no longer necessary to check internet performance – a simple terminal command will provide all the necessary information.
Apps for streamings services are commonplace on iOS devices, however, the same can't be said for the Mac App Store. Now, Amazon has added its "Amazon Prime Video" streaming app to the Mac App Store, thus somewhat remedying the disparity.
The MacBook Pro 2021 – especially the M1 Max variant, has done more than simply yet again amaze the tech world. This time around, Apple isn't just receiving praise from thrilled Apple customers but also big-name corporations switching to the notebook to save money.
iOS 15.2 promises several practical features and privacy improvements. Amongst other things, there are also changes to the TV app and "Legacy Contacts" – contacts which can now be chosen for "digital inheritance" in the event of death or tragedy.
Much has been said and written about the new MacBook Pro with M1 Pro and M1 Max. A new test series now takes a look at how many watts the 16-inch notebook draws from the power socket - during everyday tasks as well as under full load.
Thanks to SharePlay, it'll soon be possible to share screen content on Mac with contacts during FaceTim content. The feature isn't yet available in the current version of the macOS Monterey beta, however, it is in the beta for macOS 12.1 and works exactly as Apple had described.
Should Apple be allowed to continue forcing developers to use the Apple payment system on the App Store? Exactly this matter was the focus of yet again another court case concerning Apple's App Store – a matter which Apple has attempted to shove aside.
The MacBook Pro 2021 is available with up to 64 GB of unified memory, although only in the M1 Max configuration. The question is, however, is there a noticeable difference in performance between the two configurations? A thread has come up with a few interesting numbers.
Swapping out a cracked iPhone 13's display isn't as simple as in the past: Apple has made it more difficult for tinkerers and independent repair shops to execute what was formerly a rather simple task. According to iFixit, repair shops will now need to avoid such repairs altogether – or need big investments to perform them at all.
The first performance variants of the M1 Macs have already hit the market, in the form of the 14 and 16" MacBook Pro. Now, TheInformation.com claims to know the expected roadmap for upcoming M-chips. If true, Apple Silicon's future looks quite rosy indeed.
M1 Macs aren't able to use HiDPI mode on WQHD displays. Special HDMI adapters which emulate the presence of a 4K display are needed instead. However, a new bit of software is also able to accomplish the same task, without the additional hardware requirement.
In another test, we will now look at how the notebook reacts to prolonged full load - i.e. heat development, fan noise and possible throttling. We compare these results to other M1 and Intel based Mac notebooks.
Our MacBook Pro with M1 Max has just arrived! We immediately got to work and started running the computer through our Logoist benchmarks to determine how well the 10-core CPU and 32-core GPU handle themselves. Compared to other Macs, the results are impressive.
It's entirely possible for an entry in the menu bar to disappear behind the MacBook Pro's "camera notch" with apps that haven't received appropriate updates to account for the display change. However, Apple has provided users with a solution.