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.
News of Apple's plans for the rumored car is becoming more and more concrete. Now it's even rumored that Apple is already far enough into talks with Hyundai that production sites have been discussed – and that Apple wants to rely on Kia.
Wearables like the Apple Watch can detect evidence of COVID – even before the start of symptoms. Two studies describe changes to heart rate variability and resting pulse (all things which the Apple Watch measures), which point to signs of infection.
iFixit has made a conclusion about the repairability of the AirPods Max – and it's a good one, partially due to the easy removal of the headband attaching the earpieces together. This increases the possibility of users customizing their headphones.
Until recently, Apple was one of Intel's primary customers. Now, they're the source of most of Intel's competition. Even when Apple isn't selling their M1 chips to other manufacturers, Intel's new CEO has clearly illustrated how he views the company's former partner.
Intel is undergoing a surprising change of leadership. The chip giant's problems have become well known, as well as the call for a radical change of course. That staff are also being handled so radically comes as a surprise.
The hardware defect known as "staingate" that has afflicted several versions of the MacBook Pro is still circling. Apple has already extended the period of the free repair program for affected devices multiple times. Although it'll stay this way, the company is now changing its approach.
Ming Chi-Kuo, and Mark Gurman from Bloomberg, present their predictions for the 2021 MacBook Pro, which – if correct, mean that the MacBook Pro is in for a significant upgrade as well as an abundance of new features and changes.
Exactly 25 years ago it looked as if Apple would need to be bought out to avoid banktrupcy. The dissolution of the brand would have accompanied the purchase – as Sun Microsystems wasn't interested in continuing the brand.
Intel has given us all a first look at the future of the x86 world – with a new chip design. Intel's new chip is similar to Apple's M1 chips in at least one aspect: multiple core types. Unfortunately for Intel, these new chips have no future at Apple.
The next phase of testing for macOS has already begun, although we'll still need to wait awhile for the official announcement. Apple has been testing macOS 12 since yesterday, with traces of macOS 12 noticeable in server statistics.
Although there aren't any official numbers yet, a market researcher has calculated the market share of Apple's new M1 notebooks with a prognosis for the current year – and it doesn't bode well for Intel or Windows.
The M1 Macs' software diversity has yet again been expanded upon with the Parallels 16 technical preview. The software's functionality has already been proven on ARM Macs. Now it's Microsoft's turn to change their licensing model.
According to Bloomberg, Microsoft has plans to develop their own ARM based processors in the future. Although these processors will primarily be for servers, Microsoft also has its eye on the consumer market.
Qualcomm has released the first benchmarks for their new chip, the Snapdragon 888, with results clearly outperforming their previous chips. In comparison to Apple's new A14, with its outstanding benchmarks, there's still much to be desired.
Most Apple stores are still officially open but are working under emergency operation or have been closed. For example, last month Apple announced the closure of all 53 Apple stores in California and just this week Apple was forced to close all of its stores in the UK.