Apple Reportedly Planning To Start Reopening Its Stores In April
Apple had previously announced that they would be temporarily shutting down its physical stores until the 27th of March. However, given the severity of the coronavirus outbreak, the company cancelled this deadline and published on its website that all its physical stores will be closed until further notice.
Customers Unable To Reclaim Apple Devices Under Repair Due To Store Shutdowns
Have you recently sent your Apple device to one of Apple’s physical stores for repair? If you thought you could get them back anytime soon, think again. This is because due to Apple shutting down its physical stores until further notice, it seems that all devices left there for repair will not be returned until they reopen.
Another Person Falls Victim To The MacBook Lemonade Scam
Earlier this month, a student was reported to have fallen victim to a scam, where he thought he was purchasing a brand new MacBook laptop, but instead ended up with two bottles of lemonade. Unfortunately, it seems that despite these scams being made public, it looks like the scam has claimed another victim.
New MacBook Pro, MacBook Air With Scissor Switch Keyboard To Launch By June
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.
Brand New MacBook Design Planned For 2021
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.
ARM-Based MacBook Laptops Could Be Coming Late 2020
According to long-standing rumors, Apple is said to be working on creating an ARM-based MacBook laptop. Given that benchmarks of Apple’s more recent mobile chipsets have shown them to be incredibly powerful, it’s not surprising that Apple could be toying with the idea of harnessing that power and putting it into a laptop.
ARM-Based Mac Expected To Arrive In The Next 18-Months
It has been rumored for a while that Apple could be looking to launch ARM-based Mac computers in the future. Apple typically does not enjoy relying on other companies for parts, and generally prefers doing things themselves where they can. By going the ARM route, they will be able to stop relying on Intel for processors.
Apple Could Release A New Type Of Charger This Year
Apple has various chargers for different products. There are chargers for iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks. However, in the future, it has been speculated that Apple could potentially release a new type of charger that will be more versatile, thus allowing users to charge different kinds of products using the same charger.
Microsoft’s Windows 10X Successfully Installed On A MacBook
While Microsoft has yet to hop on board the foldable phone bandwagon, the company does seem to believe that there could be some merit to the design. As a result, back in 2019, the company unveiled two foldable devices in the form of the Microsoft Surface Duo, an Android powered smartphone with dual displays, and a larger foldable tablet in the Surface Neo.
Apple Could Be Testing AMD Powered Mac Computers
For years on end, Apple has relied exclusively on Intel for the processors used in their Mac computers. However, things could be changing because according to recent code discovered in the latest macOS Catalina beta, it seems that Apple could be toying around with the possibility of using AMD processors as well.
Apple’s Macs Could Be Getting A ‘Pro Mode’ To Boost Performance
With most of Apple’s products, it is usually the company who decides how your devices function. This means that compared to other products and platforms, users do not have much control over it. For example, when it comes to determining whether to use the discrete GPU versus the GPU on the motherboard, this is entirely left to macOS to decide.
Apple Could Be Looking To Buy Broadcom’s RF Wireless Chip Business
Apple is a company that loves doing everything themselves. The iPhone is a perfect example of that, where it not only runs software made by Apple, but there are also components inside the iPhone that have been designed by Apple as well. This is why many are suggesting that Apple could be interesting in snapping up Broadcom’s RF wireless chip business.
Apple Goes Greener By Purchasing The First-Ever Carbon-Free Aluminum
Aluminum is a popular metal that is used in many tech products today. Apple is a company that uses the material extensively across its product lineup, like in the iPhones, iPad, Apple Watch, MacBooks, iMac, and so on. However, the manufacturing process of aluminum isn’t necessarily the most environmentally-friendly, but that has changed.
MacBooks With Redesigned Scissor Switch Keyboards Expected Mid 2020
While Apple’s MacBook Pros are undeniably powerful (expensive, but powerful), if there is one weak point in the laptop it would be with the keyboard. There have been multiple complaints about the keyboard, but if the rumors are to be believed, Apple could finally be addressing them in 2020.
2020 MacBooks Will All Adopt New Scissor Keyboard Mechanism
The problem plaguing Apple’s current laptops isn’t so much to do with performance of the system, but rather something pretty simple and basic: its keyboard. For those who have been following the news long enough, there’s a good chance that you’ve probably heard of all the nightmares that the keyboard on MacBook laptops are giving its users.
Apple’s New Sidecar Feature Will Only Work On Newer Macs
One of the features of macOS Catalina is called Sidecar. For those who are unfamiliar, this basically allows macOS users to take an iPad and turn that iPad into a secondary display for their MacBook laptops. It sounds pretty useful and a much welcome feature, especially for users who have long had to rely on third-party alternatives.
iPads, MacBooks With Mini-LED Displays Could Arrive Late 2020
Apple has been starting to transition to OLED screens. It first started with the Apple Watch and it later expanded to the iPhone, and we expect that in the future, it will find its way to the iPad and MacBooks as well. However, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, that might not be 100% accurate.
Patent Reveals That Apple Isn’t Done Trying To Reinvent The MacBook’s Keyboard
Laptop keyboards have never really been known to be pleasant to type on. They are functional where there are some keyboards that do feel better than most, and Apple’s MacBook keyboards were one of them. We say “were” because ever since the company transitioned to their Butterfly switch design, it has been downhill from there.
Database Reveals That Apple Has Registered A Bunch Of New Products
If you’re thinking about buying a new iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch, or MacBook, you might want to hold off for the next month or so. This is because according to a recent sighting at the Eurasian Economic Commission, it seems that Apple has filed for a bunch of new products, suggesting that product refreshes could be coming soon.