Apple Might Have Confirmed The M1X Macs
Were you disappointed when at WWDC Apple did not announce new MacBook Pros like the rumors said they would? If you are disappointed, you’re not alone, but at the same time, it’s hard to be surprised as WWDC is usually software focused. Sure, Apple did announce the M1 chipsets last year at WWDC, but it felt like a one-off thing.
Apple Had Once Considered Making A 15-inch MacBook Air
Apple’s MacBook Air is one of the company’s most famous laptops. Not only is it incredibly thin, but its relatively affordable price makes it one of Apple’s cheaper laptops. It is currently offered with a 13-inch display, although previously there was also an 11-inch option, but it turns out that at some point in time, Apple almost made a 15-inch version.
Higher-End MacBook Air With 10 Graphics Cores In The Works
Apple’s MacBook Air laptops, ever since the lineup was introduced, has been Apple’s entry-level laptop to the MacBook lineup. As such, they aren’t exactly the most powerful laptops in the world, but they’re usually more than capable of getting the job done for regular day-to-day kind of activities and tasks.
MacBooks With Mini LED Displays Might Be Delayed To 2022
With the launch of the new iPad Pro, Apple introduced mini LED display technology to the tablet. It is also the first time we’re seeing the use of mini LEDs in any of Apple’s products, and we expect that Apple will eventually bring it to other devices. In fact, it has been rumored that the 2021 MacBook Pro refresh could actually see the use of mini LED displays.
Next-Gen MacBook Air Could Feature Flat Edges, White Bezels
In terms of the design of the MacBook Air, Apple hasn’t really done much with the laptop since it was first launched. They did make some slight changes by giving it black bezels, offering it in more color options, but other than that, it’s outer design remains unchanged over the years, but that could change in the next-gen model.
Next-Gen MacBook Air Could Come In iMac-like Colors
When Apple announced their brand new 24-inch iMac, they also unveiled the computer in a bunch of new color options that are reminiscent of the iMac G3 from the good old days. It now turns out that Apple could now apply that to its next-gen MacBook Air as well, according to leakster Jon Prosser.
Artist Renders MacBook Air In Bright, New Colors
If there is a trend we’re seeing with Apple products, is that for its more entry-level devices, Apple is trying to make them more unique by offering them in bright colors. This is versus its more “professional” lineup where Apple offers more subdued and “serious” colors. So much so that artist Ian Zelbo has put together some renders of the MacBook Air with a colorful finish.
Apple Warns Of iPad And Mac Shortages In Second Half Of 2021
Planning to buy a new iPad or Mac computer? If you are, then you might want to do so soon. This is because during Apple’s earnings call for the second quarter of 2021, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook revealed that we might have to anticipate iPad and Mac shortages in the second half of 2021.
Apple Claims They Are Now Selling More M1 Macs Than Intel-Based Models
Late last year, Apple finally launched their first wave of Mac computers powered by the M1 Apple Silicon chipset. This is part of Apple’s two-year plan in which they will make the full transition to Apple Silicon in place of Intel, and it seems to be a strategy that is working out well for the company.
Schematics For Unreleased MacBook Stolen In Ransomware Attack
We know that Apple is working on new MacBook laptops. More specifically, the company is working on a new MacBook Pro that could also sport a brand new design. This laptop has yet to be officially announced, but it seems that there is a chance that the schematics for this laptop could leak online.
Global Chip Shortage Could Result In Delayed iPads And MacBooks
It has been rumored that Apple could be hosting an event this month where they might unveil new products like iPads and MacBooks. However, to date the company has yet to send out any invites or confirm an event. Were the rumors wrong? Possibly, but there could also be another reason why.
Apple’s 4nm Chipsets Expected To Arrive In 2022
While companies like Samsung, Qualcomm, MediaTek, and Huawei make their own chipsets for mobile devices, if there is one competitive edge that Apple has over the rest is the manufacturing process where thanks to their partnership with TSMC, Apple has managed to churn out chipsets built on a smaller process compared to the rest.
Apple Expands Independent Repair Program To More Countries
Repairing a product through the official channels is usually recommended. This is because staff have been trained and the parts used are genuine, meaning that they are more or less guaranteed to work. However, going through the official channels can be expensive, which is why many turn to third-party stores.
Future MacBooks Could Have Extendable Feet To Help With Cooling
Laptops can get hot. This is because of their size in which they tend to focus more on portability, which in turn means that manufacturers try to make them as compact as possible, which leaves little room for cooling compared to a desktop PC with a tower case that has considerably better airflow.
Apple Isn’t Done Trying To Reinvent The Keyboard
In order to make laptops thin and light, companies have had to design low-profile keyboards. The problem with low-profile keyboards is that it isn’t always the most pleasant to type on, which is why over the years, we have seen Apple come up with ways to try and create a better laptop keyboard.
Class Action Lawsuit Against Apple Over MacBook Butterfly Keyboard Has Been Certified
A few years ago, Apple attempted to reinvent the laptop keyboard by introducing what they called the butterfly switch mechanism. This was supposed to result in an even thinner keyboard. Unfortunately, it was found that the switch’s design was pretty bad and led to many issues involving keyboard failure.
MacBook Air With Mini LED Will Be Launching In 2022
While Apple’s iPhones are using OLED and with the iPad rumored to transition to mini LED, where does that leave Apple’s laptops? For the longest time ever, Apple’s MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops have been using LCDs, which isn’t a bad thing, but it would be nice to see an upgrade.
Apple Could Use Randomized Serial Numbers For Future Products
Ever wonder how companies come up with serial numbers for your products? It might seem random, but there is usually a pattern behind it that can identify a product type, year it was made, configuration option, and so on. Apple has been doing that for a while now, but it seems that they want to change it.
OLED iPads And MacBooks Rumored For 2022
Right now, the only OLED devices from Apple are the iPhones and the Apple Watch. However, there have been rumors suggesting that Apple could actually make the jump to mini LEDs for its other products, which is why we have to say we are a bit skeptical to learn about a new rumor from DigiTimes who claims otherwise.
15-inch MacBook Air Could Be In The Works
A rumor from earlier this year suggested that Apple could be working on a “higher-end” Macbook Air. The MacBook Air has been praised by many as being an affordable and somewhat value for money entry into Apple’s ecosystem, but we suppose there are some who might be seeking a bit more power.