We know that sometimes buying extended warranty can feel a bit like a rip-off, but there are moments when something happens to your device and you’re glad that you did. Now, AppleCare+ is by no means cheap as far as extended warranties are concerned, but it seems that it is now actually more worth it than ever.
Many are undoubtedly eagerly anticipating Apple’s new lineup of Mac computers powered by its custom Apple silicon chipsets. The good news is that we’re now inching closer towards that becoming a reality because according to a report from DigiTimes (paywall), it seems that TSMC is expected to begin production of these chipsets in Q4 2020.
Apple’s 12-inch MacBook had a relatively short life compared to the company’s other laptop offerings. For the most part, it was relatively underpowered and wasn’t exactly cheap. It was also positioned weirdly as the MacBook Air offered up considerably better performance for a little bit more money.
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.
The rumors are claiming that at WWDC 2020, Apple will be unveiling their new ARM chipsets that would be used in future computers. There was also a recent rumor claiming that the first ARM-based Mac computer from Apple could be the 12-inch MacBook laptop that was discontinued a while ago.
A rumor from earlier this week suggested that come WWDC 2020, Apple will announce their ARM chips which is part of the company’s plan to eventually move away from Intel and transition fully into custom chipsets. We had also heard that Apple will start slow and will only use their ARM chipsets to power their lower-end offerings first.
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.
It has been rumored for a few years that Apple is expected to make that transition to ARM-based laptops in the future, and it looks like that future is nearly upon us. According to a recent report from iPhoneHacks, it seems that Apple’s first ARM-based laptop could be arriving later this year.
The trackpads on our laptops haven’t exactly changed that much over the years. For the most part, they still do what they do, although some models now support gestures, but otherwise, how we use it is still more or less the same. However, according to a patent discovered by Patently Apple, Apple could have a pretty radical idea.
For a while now we have been hearing that Apple could be looking to adopt mini LED display technology for its products, like the iPad Pro which to date, still relies on LCD, unlike the iPhones which have mostly made the transition to OLED. However, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, he believes that Apple could have delayed their mini LED products to 2021.
When it comes to laptop design, most of the time, the emphasis is placed on what we can actually see. This means that usually, designers tend to focus on the material used to make the laptop, the thinness, and also how sleek it looks by using more rounded corners. However, the hinge is something most of us probably never give too much thought to.
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.
Laptops powered by ARM-based processors aren’t new, but if you have been following the rumors, you might have heard that Apple could get in on the action by launching MacBooks powered by the company’s own ARM-based chipsets. Now according to a report from Bloomberg, they are reiterating those claims.
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”.