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.
Now that the New Year has finally arrived, several Apple devices are likely to get a new look – and some new hardware, whilst other devices may need some dusting before a new generation arrives. The iPhone SE and iPad Pro are unlikely to receive an upgrade this year.
Thus far, the M1 chip was considered an irrefutable requirement for the function of the upcoming Stage Manager feature on iPad. Apple was not without criticism due to this imposition. Now, a change of tune can be heard – although there will still be limitations for the feature on older iPads.
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.
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 new iPad Air 5 is equipped with the same M1 as the iPad Pro – but does this mean it's as fast as the significantly more expensive top model? It's possible that Apple would consider making the more affordable iPad Air slightly slower in order to reduce competition within the same line up – the first benchmark results show whether or not that's the case.
A new, interesting Mac mini M1 home project has now been added to the ranks. The handyman removed all unnecessary parts and rebuilt the computer inside a tiny housing – completely functional with working MagSafe.
Apple caused the entire IT industry a rather large shock with the release of the Apple Silicon M1 chip. There hadn't been such a significant amount of progress made in the field of chip development for quite some time. However, Qualcomm now hopes to compete with the company's new chip – with help from former Apple engineers.
Many expected the unprecedented rise seen in the tech and computer industry in the midst of the worst of the coronavirus pandemic to eventually return to normal. Although things have definitely calmed down, Apple's doing us all one better. According to a renowned market analyst, demand is only increasing.
With "Center Stage", the iPad Pro M1 has a practical feature for video chats. However, the tablet from Cupertino does not seem to have any other sensational photographic innovations. However, a recent test now shows that the devices have a previously unknown "superpower".
The new iPad Pro and four M1 Macs rely on Apple's in-house processor now. Some users would also like to see the operating systems for the tablets and computers from Cupertino merge. However, macOS for iPads will not happen – Apple confirms again.
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.
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.
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.
The cries for popcorn can be heard in comment sections and forums online as Intel reignites the Mac vs. PC war. The former production-partner is trying yet again to make Apple look bad by presenting the Mac in limited light.