For a while it has been rumored that Apple could make the switch from using Intel chipsets in its computers to an ARM-based one. After all, Apple’s ARM chipsets appear to be performing rather well on benchmarks, with some benchmarks even showing that it can outperform that of x86 chips.
With Apple introducing USB-C ports to its MacBook laptops, this allows users to connect their laptops to external monitors while charging them simultaneously. This in turn has resulted in many MacBook users turning their laptops into permanent desktop workstations, but we imagine that this is at the cost of battery life.
With Apple updating the 13-inch MacBook Pro, the company had officially purged its laptop lineup of the butterfly keyboard and brought back the more reliable scissor switch keyboard. It felt like Apple was quietly acknowledging that they made a mistake with the butterfly keyboards and that they were done with it once and for all.
If you own an older MacBook Air or MacBook Pro, then you might want to check out Apple’s latest list of models that have been either classified as Vintage or Obsolete. This includes models that were manufactured from mid-2013 up to mid-2014, so if you have any of these laptops, it might be worth taking note of.
With Apple going fully-exclusive with USB-C on its laptops, it means that in theory, you can pretty much charge the laptop on any side of the device and use any port. However, in a post on StackExchange, it seems that if you do own a MacBook laptop, you might want to consider shifting your charging to the right side of the laptop.
When Apple announced the new Magic Keyboard accessory for the iPad Pro earlier this year, it brought the tablet one step closer to being a potential laptop replacement. This is thanks to the introduction of the trackpad to the Magic Keyboard, giving iPad Pro users better control over their tablet.
According to a recent research note from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, he claims that Apple could launch their first ARM-based MacBook in the later part of 2020. Now in a new note from Kuo, he believes that 2021 could also see Apple launch several ARM-based MacBook laptops as they adopt a more “aggressive processor-replacement strategy”.
If you own a Retina MacBook Air and you’re starting to notice some weird issues with your display, you might not be alone. This is because according to a report from MacRumors, they have obtained an internal memo that was shared with Apple Authorized Service Providers that suggested that Apple is aware of the problem.
If there has been one constant criticism of today’s gadgets and electronics, is that for the most part they are not easy to repair. This is a contribution of many factors, such as to dissuade third-party repairs, encouraging customers to upgrade instead of repairing, and also a desire to slim everything down, which complicates the removal process of components.
Just last week, Apple announced a refresh of its MacBook Air laptops where it came with the latest Intel processors on board. However, it seems that if you wanted a more powerful machine, you could even consider the 2018 iPad Pro. This is according to benchmarks shared by Jason Snell on Six Colors in which he found that the 2018 iPad Pro actually outperforms the MacBook Air.
One of the biggest complaints about Apple’s MacBook laptops in recent years was its keyboard. Several years ago, Apple tried to introduce a new butterfly switch keyboard to its laptops, but unfortunately it proved to be more trouble than it was worth. It was only in 2019 that Apple finally did away with the butterfly keyboard and replaced it with a scissor switch mechanism.
Thinking about getting a new MacBook Air? If you are, you might want to hold off just a bit because according to a recent report from MacRumors, they have heard from a source that a refresh of the laptop could arrive as early as next week, so if you can hold off for at least one more week, it might be a good idea to do so.
While no one has doubted the power that Apple’s MacBooks can put out, one of the problems with the older models is the use of the butterfly keyboard switch mechanism that resulted in many a dead keyboard. Apple later changed it when they launched the 16-inch MacBook Pro in 2019 with a “new” scissor switch design.
For several years now, Apple has maintained the design of its MacBook laptops, where some of the more major design changes include new color options, a built-in OLED display above the keyboard, and a new 16-inch display. But for the most part, on the outside, the MacBooks have kept that look for many years now.