While Apple might have refreshed some of its products already, such as the MacBook Pro and the iPhone, there are still several products that Apple has yet to update. This includes the iPad Pro, the MacBook Air, the 12-inch MacBook, and the iMac. Many expected these devices to be announced this month, and it looks like Apple has finally confirmed it.
For years there have been talks that Apple could eventually ditch Intel and start making ARM-powered Mac computers. When exactly that will happen remains to be seen, but notable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo seems to think that it might not be too far off into the future, and that it could happen as early as 2020 or 2021.
Given the size of the largest iPad Pro, it’s not surprising that more people are starting to think of these tablets as potential laptop replacements (depending on your needs). Their size also means that they are great to double up as a secondary display, especially if you work outside with a Mac laptop.
When it comes to repairing Apple products, Apple is rather strict about it. Basically they try to encourage all their customers to send it directly to Apple or to an authorized service provider, but the only problem with that is that usually official repair services tend to cost more, and so do official parts, resulting in customers going to third-party services instead.
There is a bit of confusion going on right now regarding Apple’s MacBook lineup. The MacBook Pro has recently been refreshed which leaves the 12-inch MacBook and the MacBook Air that have yet to be updated, both of which have not been updated in more than a year. There have also been rumors that Apple could kill off the MacBook Air lineup.
Apple’s decision to kill off the 3.5mm headphone jack on the iPhone was a controversial one. The company also made waves when they launched their new MacBooks which completely did away with USB-A ports, instead only leaving behind USB-C ports. What this meant is that newer Apple customers were forced to resort to dongles and USB hubs.
If you own one of Apple’s newer MacBook laptops, then chances are you are very familiar with the hulking charging brick that belongs to the laptop’s charger. In fact it is so big that sometimes it can actually end up taking up more than one socket due to its sheer size, which means that it leaves you with little room to charge other devices.
Apple has suppliers from all over the world, such as China, Taiwan, just to name a few. However in a report from DigiTimes, it seems that Apple could be making the move to recruit more suppliers in China and shift away from Taiwan in a bid to help reduce their costs. The report cites how this shift has resulted in some Taiwanese suppliers being forced to seek out new businesses.
Apple’s MacBook lineup of computers are by no means affordable, with its cheapest model possibly being the MacBook Air. However there have been rumors that Apple could be planning the launch of a new entry-level 13-inch MacBook that could potentially replace the MacBook Air as an entry-level model.
A lot of companies rely heavily on ARM and their chips. This is because for the most part, a lot of companies use ARM’s architecture for their chips that can be found in plenty of mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. In fact earlier this year, companies such as Lenovo launched laptops that are powered by ARM-based chips.
It has been more than a year since Apple refreshed their 12-inch MacBook laptops. However it seems that we could be getting closer to an announcement because according to reports, it appears that some retailers are running low on stock on the laptop, suggesting that they could be winding down their orders for the current-gen model in anticipation of the refresh.
It is generally thought that a computer fresh from the factory is pretty much as secure as it gets, before software is installed and it is connected to the internet. However that might not be the case with Apple’s Mac computer as security researchers have discovered a bug that could allow Macs to be hacked even before the user logs in for the first time.
Apple’s recent Q3 2018 financials have revealed that the company made $53.3 billion in revenue. This is a lot of money also represents Apple’s largest Q3 financials to date. However it seems that most of the money being generated aren’t from Apple’s Mac computers because as ZDNet observed, Mac sales are actually at a seven year low.
There have been countless reports of issues with MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboards. Some have even filed lawsuits against the company. Apple has now admitted that the issue and launched a new repair program to address customers’ concerns. The company has admitted that there are problems with the “butterfly” mechanism of its recent MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops and it’s now offering extended service for four years after the original […]