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 […]
Apple seems to be shifting towards going full USB-C, at least as far as its MacBooks are concerned. While we suppose this was a natural evolution, many MacBook owners have lamented that it also effectively killed off one of Apple’s best inventions to date – the MagSafe power adapter.
According to a recent report from 9to5Mac, it was revealed that Apple was working on a new project codenamed “Star”. From what we can tell, it sounds like a new MacBook that combines features of iOS and macOS and is also expected to run on an ARM processor, something that we’ve actually been hearing about for a while now.
For the most part, the hinges on our laptops are pretty standard and are designed to help the laptop open up. We don’t really think much about it, but could it be improved upon? That’s something that Apple seems to think that they can do, and in a patent spotted by Patently Apple (via 9to5Mac), it seems that Apple is working on something called the “living hinge”.
Apple uses a lot of aluminum in their products, such as the iPhone, iPad, Mac computers, Apple Watch, and so on. Unfortunately conventional methods of producing aluminum results in the emission of greenhouse gases. However it seems that Apple might have found a greener way to go about it where the end result releases oxygen versus greenhouse gases.
For many years now it has been rumored that Apple could be working on their own chips for their Mac computers. However a recent report from Bloomberg has revealed that come 2020, Apple could very well move away from Intel, a move which according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, could save Apple as much as $500 million a year.
Apple has many product categories, ranging from computers, wearables, smartphones, tablets, software, and so on. However it seems that for 2018, it could very well be the year for Apple’s MacBook laptops because according to StreetInsider, MacBook sales are expected to grow in the double digits for 2018.
With onscreen keyboards becoming a feature that many of us are used to by now, the question is will computer makers start adapting this design into laptops? After all being able to eliminate physical keys will help make laptops even thinner than ever. While we’ve yet to really see that happen, Apple might have an idea.
With some consumer electronics being so expensive these days, it is not particularly feasible for some to constantly upgrade their devices on an annual basis to try and keep up with every release, especially when it comes to Apple products where the iPhone X is priced starting at $999, which is a good sight more than the original iPhone which launched at $599.
It is pretty obvious that Apple is working on new products, such as future iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, and so on. It is also pretty obvious that behind the scenes, Apple probably has some new products that are being kept under wraps, some of which might actually not even see the light of day until the 2020s.
While a lot of research is being done on alternatives to lithium-ion batteries for safety and environmental purposes, right now the majority of our electronic gadgets are powered using lithium-ion batteries and it is a reality that’s hard to escape. This means that components need to build such batteries are constantly in demand.