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.
A new report from Bloomberg predicts the release of an exceptionally powerful VR headset in 2022 – and covers the difficulties Apple has had developing a set of AR glasses. It'll likely take a while until either become available.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Both the MacBook Pro 13" (M1) and Razer Book 13 with current Intel chips are quite expensive. A comparison test shows the performance difference with a few well-known video apps and shows which one gives better “bang for the buck.”
Apple has been working for quite a while now on developing and utilizing as many in-house components as possible for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. The most prominent example is the new processor for Mac desktops and notebooks known as “Apple Silicon.” Now the effort to produce as many in-house components as possible is also being directed towards the iPhone.
The AirPods Max can’t be manually turned off but are supposed to use an extremely low amount of battery when stored in their accompanying case. Now that the product has been released, there are several tests which support the headphones’ reputed energy efficiency.
Although the MacBook Air has a version with 8 CPU and GPU cores, the same as the MacBook Pro 13", it doesn’t have a fan. We ran a test to determine how the computer performs and to find out how much the chip is throttled under continuous performance demand. A line graph documents the performance during our 47 minute benchmark.
Apple has recently expanded the “Independent Repair Provider Program” to Macs. This means that independent repair shops will now have access to special tools, trainings, and replacement parts provided by Apple—as long as the repair shop possesses the required certificate.
The Apple TV could theoretically be redesigned as a game-console, especially as it already meets many of the requirements. According to reports, Apple is setting their sights on the billion dollar market with targeted gaming hardware.
It wasn’t Apple who launched the first well engineered notebook—rather Toshiba, who had already begun a tech revolution years before. However, Toshiba is no more—this month the pioneer made their exit from the market official.