Exactly 20 years ago, the time had come for Apple to let loose a completely new generation of Mac OS – Mac OS X. After a months-long public beta, the final version of Mac OS X 10.0.0 was released, only to receive a mixed response. Although the operating system certainly showed potential, it also came with several serious weaknesses – leading to difficulties with productive use.
One of the most important new features of iPadOS 16 and macOS 13 Ventura is Stage Manager – which will also enable individual windows on the iPad. Apple's Senior VP of Software Engineering recently discussed Stage Manager at length and its limitations in an interview.
Apple has hardware updates ready for all of its platforms right now, although the initial beta will only be available for developers with a full release for all users within the next few months. Throughout the rest of this report, we'll briefly summarize what's to be expected for the iPad this fall.
macOS Monterey's successor this Fall will be macOS Ventura and the 13th version of the operating system with yet another name of geographic origin. During yesterday's WWDC Keynote, Apple demonstrated which features it has been working on since the last update.
Safari began as a small project for the Mac at a time when Apple possessed only a modest share of the market. Meanwhile, the formerly humble web browser has become a product with more than 1 billion active users.
At one point, Android quickly swept up the market, however, fears that the iPhone could see the same fate as the Macs of many years prior did not become a reality. Instead, a completely different picture has been painted in The USA – with an almost unchallenged market leader.
When Apple's in-house processors enter the discussion, the conversation normally focuses on their efficiency and performance. Feral, a company known for porting games to the Mac for the last 2 decades also points to some other implications for the company's new chip-hardware.
The data reveals that the most common passwords range from "123456" to "qwerty". For the vast majority of non-tech savvy people, password protection is completely unheard of. Apple, Google, and Microsoft are now all hoping to take a step away from using passwords as a security measure.
Those who would like to work on multiple apps at the same time on the iPad will soon have the opportunity to do so. In the future, it will be possible to rescale iPad apps when a keyboard and mouse are connected.
The current most powerful M1 Mac is now the Mac Studio – as multiple sources already predicted before the desktop computer's release yesterday. Despite the device's compact design, it still easily satisfies the high-end performance margins.
There's a big problem surrounding the AirTags. Stalking. Unfortunately, Apple's new "smart tracker" is very convenient for more than just finding your lost coffee cup – it can also easily be used for more nefarious purposes such as victim tracking. Apple hopes to put a stop to this and has announced multiple new measures.
Thanks to its highly efficient M1 chip, the MacBook Pro 2021 runs almost entirely devoid of any thermal problems. During instances of extremely high ambient temperatures, however, the fan does have to work a bit harder and there have recently been reports of display issues during operation under such temperatures.
With the release of macOS Catalina 10.15, Apple said goodbye to iTunes and replaced the feature with an expanded Finder and the new "Music" app. It now appears as if Apple is providing the latter with a technological renovation – as per macOS 12.2 Monterey's beta.
Apple revealed quite an impressive new feature at this year's WWDC for frictionless cross-play between the Mac and iPad. The new "Universal Control" feature has, however, faced some difficulties in development and been delayed.
For almost 7 years now, reports concerning an Apple "car" have continually resurfaced and the vanished. Following a few new reports, Bloomberg now has a more exact timeframe for the car's release – and the previous prognosis has been extended.
According to a new report, Qualcomm has a contract with Microsoft which allows the manufacturer to be the sole producer of Windows on ARM SoCs. The contract is set to expire but it still remains to be seen whether Windows will ever be compatible with ARM Macs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.