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.
We're all expecting Apple to release a reworked M1X version of the MacBook Pro this fall, but what about the MacBook Air? Well, it looks as if the next MacBook Air will introduce the second series of M chips and Mini-LED, but not until next year.
Apple is currently in the middle of its transition from Intel to in-house chips. Many customers are intently anticipating the release of the new MacBook Pro models with Apple Silicon. According to Bloomberg, however, there are still a few months left to wait.
It could take up to four months until the Mac world has any official information about the upcoming MacBook Pro 14” and 16” models. In the meanwhile, a well-known YouTuber has joined in on the speculation with some additional information concerning the devices – and stresses that the information comes from reliable sources.
Mini LED has caused some issues for Apple and according to new reports, Cupertino is now reaching a hand deep into its pocket in order to prevent further delays. This is to say that Apple is now directly supporting the main manufacturer of the panels – for a start of sales this fall.
2020's WWDC occurred on the 22nd of June and announced not only the upcoming arrival of macOS Big Sur but also that Apple would be stepping away from their partnership with Intel in order to produce in-house ARM chips for Mac.
Those planning to buy a new MacBook Air or Pro should be aware of the fact that the price of AppleCare+ has just been reduced. However, those planning to purchase an Intel MacBook Pro won't be eligible for the same offer.
According to some feedback concerning the new iMac with Apple Silicon, there are factory defects to the stands of some computers. Thus far, the number of users affected by and the frequency of these issues are unknown. However, more and more complaints are coming in through the forums.
An analysis of a YouTube video posted by Apple from this week's WWDC event uncovered two noteworthy entries – both of which reference a next-generation "M1X MacBook Pro". Does this mean that Apple made a quick decision not to showcase the new MacBook Pro at Monday's event?
Several reports are circulating about the next generation of Mac mini, which is supposed to be launched this year. New design, much faster and more ports, these are probably the most important key data of the small compact Mac.
The Mac has often been pronounced dead over the past 15 years - or at least forum users criticized Apple loudly for alleged neglect. After many years of little or no growth, however, the division has now taken the biggest leap in product history.
The M1 had already an exciting announcement late last fall, but the possibly much more spectacular second chip generation could already be available this year. According to Nikkei, the "M2" will be produced starting in July - and will then be aimed at professional users and high-end Macs.
Only the small iMac got the M1 treatment, the 27" model is still available with Intel processors. This step reveals quite a bit about how the ARM transition will continue. After all, Apple could have very easily had an iMac 27" or 30" with an M1 chip - but this is exactly what Cupertino decided against.
After the uneventful first Apple quarter, we can only hope that Apple will soon come up with hardware innovations again. According to a leaker, there will be major innovations for the iMac, among others - literally, because the display will grow.
Despite Intel's best advertising efforts, the company is having a rough time convincing customers of the supposed superiority of its x86-based laptops in comparison to Apple's M1-equipped notebooks. Intel has even gone so far as to release more than questionable benchmarks comparing M1 and Intel chip performance, however, a new set of benchmarks reveal the truth.
There wasn't much time between the announcement of the iMac Pro's end as a product and the last model's sale. Now, just two weeks after the announcement, the product is history – with Apple ceasing sales internationally.
There are even more signs of the iMac being the next-in-line for the M1 treatment. Two customization options, the 512GB and 1TB drives, for the 21.5" iMac have been removed from Apple's Online Store. The current 21.5" iMac is now only available with a 256 GB SSD, or 1TB fusion drive.
If Ming-Chi Kuo and Nikkei are to believe, the 16" MacBook Pro's transition to M1 has been delayed until the second half of this year. Those looking to get their hands on either a 14 or 16" M1 MacBook Pro will simply have to wait a little longer.
In this report, we'll give a timeline for the release of the remaining M1 Macs. So far, the iMac, MacBook Pro 16", and Mac Pro have yet to receive Apple's new M1 chip. One thing's for sure, this year is going to be quite exciting.
The iMac Pro was introduced during the summer of 2017 only for Apple to now cease production 3 years later. Apple made changes to the Apple Online Store, raising questions concerning the iMac Pro's end as a product, which has now been confirmed. Only one version of the iMac Pro is still available for purchase and only, "While supplies still last".
Currently, the MacBook Air is only available with a 13" display. However, reports of a potentially larger variant have been circulating for some time now. According to Bloomberg, Apple is working on such a model now – though it may take some time to hit the market.