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.
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.
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.
When it comes to choosing amongst Apple’s MacBook Pro, some people have advised staying away from the higher-end configuration of the 13-inch model. This is because of the price, where if you fork out a bit more, you could get a better specced model in the 15-inch model. The only reason you might go for the 13-inch is for the size.
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.
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.
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.
There have been rumors suggesting that Apple could be finally giving its MacBook Pros a long overdue redesign. While Apple has made some design changes over the past few years, such as introducing a second color option, changes made to the keyboard, and the addition of the Touch Bar, for the most part, the MacBook Pro remained more or less the same.
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.
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.
No thanks to Apple killing all the legacy ports in its MacBook lineup, users have since had to resort to dongles, adapters, and USB hubs to get some functionality back. Unfortunately, some third-party USB hubs have been found to be causing issues with MacBooks to the point where some users have actually ended up with bricked laptops.
For a while now it has been rumored that Apple could be working on a 14-inch MacBook Pro and according to the latest rumors from DigiTimes, it seems that the 14-inch MacBook Pro could be coming later this year. It is expected to be launched alongside the refresh of the 16-inch model where both models could sport mini LED displays.
Ever since Apple introduced USB-C and Thunderbolt ports to its MacBook laptops, they did so at the expense of other ports. As much as many had hoped to see the market flooded with USB-C devices, it isn’t necessarily that case even today, and many users are still having to use dongles and docks.
With Apple’s new M1 chipsets, many professionals are wondering how it holds up compared to Intel’s processors. After all, Intel has been more or less the industry standard for a while, and changing to a brand new platform could have the potential to negatively impact a professional’s workflow.
If you happen to own a MacBook Pro from the 2016-2017 era, then you could be eligible for a free battery replacement. According to an Apple support document, it seems that a small number of MacBook Pros from that period in time are having some issues that prevents them from charging past 1%.
Apple’s laptops and computers in general are made out of aluminum. This is more or less the standard choice of materials for a lot of electronics these days, but according to a patent discovered by Patently Apple, it seems that Apple could be interested in exploring other materials, such as titanium.
With our smartphones and tablets being able to connect to the internet using cellular connectivity, we actually have to wonder why such a feature isn’t as widely-available in laptops. There are cellular-capable laptops, but oddly enough, they aren’t as common as one might think even though the benefits of such devices are pretty obvious.
Microsoft and Apple’s rivalry dates back decades, even though Microsoft did help Apple through a tough time when Microsoft’s then-CEO, Bill Gates, bought $150 million worth of non-voting shares of Apple, and also gave them free-access to use Microsoft Office on Apple’s Mac computers.
Apple’s MacBook laptop design has been kept more or less the same for several years now, and while it is a nice design, it would be good to see Apple shake things up a bit. We have been hearing rumors that a redesign could be on its way, and now a new report from Bloomberg has revealed a potential “new” feature.
To help deal with the initial shortage of native apps developed for the M1 chipset, Apple has allowed users to install iOS apps on M1 Mac computers. Even though iOS apps aren’t necessarily optimized for laptops or computers, it still helps to fill a void, even if it is temporary.