We’re not sure how many of you remember, but it has been about 8 years since Apple first introduced the Retina MacBook Pro. For those who do remember and for those who are actually still using it today, you might want to take note that the laptop has now been listed as officially obsolete.
One of the benefits of Apple shifting to ARM-based chipsets is that it might address thermal issues that one might associate with regular computer processors. This also means that Apple could do away with additional components like a fan, and as a result, we could be seeing thinner laptops from the company in the future.
For years, it has been rumored that Apple was considering moving away from using Intel’s processors to their own custom creations based on the ARM architecture. It looks like those rumors have finally been proven true because at WWDC 2020, Apple has officially confirmed that they will be moving away from Intel’s processors to their own custom Apple silicon.
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The rumors are claiming that Apple is expected to make the transition from Intel x86 processors to ARM-based ones, similar to the ones used on their iPhones and iPads. The move makes all kinds of sense given Apple’s penchant for preferring to use their own tech, plus there is also the added benefit of ARM.
At Apple’s upcoming WWDC 2020 event, the company could unveil their plans to eventually introduce ARM-based chipsets to their Mac computers. However, there is a legitimate concern as to how they might hold up against Intel’s processors which have been powering Mac computers for the past decade or so.
According to the rumors, Apple is looking to transition from using Intel’s x86 processors to ARM-based processors. This would no doubt be a massive change for Mac users in the future, and as such, Apple is expected to make the transition slowly. We had initially heard that this could come in the form of the revived 12-inch MacBook.
With Apple’s newer laptops, the company has essentially done away with older USB ports and instead furnished the laptops with USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 ports. However, due to the fact that many accessories out there today still largely rely on older USB connections, many MacBook users are turning to USB hubs and docks for now.
Last week, it was reported that starting this week, Mac users who are looking to trade in theri Mac computers would be able to do so in-store and in-person. For those who have a Mac they’d like to trade in, you’ll be pleased to learn that Apple’s physical stores will now be accepting trade-ins.
By all accounts and based on reviews, Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro is an incredibly powerful laptop where it can be used for gaming along with photo and video editing while on the go. However, in case you need an extra boost in terms of GPU, you might be interested to learn that Apple has given the laptop an upgrade.
Apple’s Mac computers aren’t necessarily the cheapest around, but thankfully Apple does have a trade-in feature on its website where customers can trade-in their older Mac computers. However, this trade-in feature has largely been a feature of its online website, and physical trade-ins via the Apple Stores weren’t allowed.
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.
Recently, Apple made some changes to the Apple Store where for the base 13-inch MacBook Pros, the company increased the price of the RAM upgrades from 8GB to 16GB to $200. Prior to this, the company had only charged customers $100. Many had wondered what prompted the change, but as it turns out, it was a mistake.
Were you still sitting on the fence in deciding whether or not to get Apple’s new 13-inch MacBook Pro? If you were and were considering the base models, it seems that your decision could cost you. This is because Apple, for whatever reason, has recently made some pricing changes to the laptop.