Apple has announced that its next major update to its macOS operating system, Big Sur, is now available for the general public. For the most part, it is a rather typical update with various improvements and new features, but what makes this version of macOS so important is that it is the first macOS to support the new Apple M1 chipsets.
Apple has stopped including the charger with the new iPhone. Instead, the company recommends that if users want to take advantage of fast charging and to allow MagSafe to charge at its max speed, they’ll need to pony up an extra $20 for the 20W USB-C charger on top of everything else.
It would seem that Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro is off to a good start where Apple is apparently facing a higher-than-expected demand for the new handsets. So much so, in order to combat shortages and to meet the demand of customers, the company is apparently using iPad components in the iPhones.
The last time Apple refreshed its iPad Pro was earlier this year where they introduced a LiDAR scanner to the tablet which eventually made its way to this year’s iPhone 12s. This means that the next refresh will most likely take place in early 2021, and it seems that one of the upgrades we can expect comes in the form of a mini LED display.
When Apple announced the iPad Air, they did not mention when it would be released. A rumor earlier this week suggested that Apple might announce something at its iPhone 12 event, but that obviously did not pan out. However, it seems that we might now have a release date to look forward to.
Last month, Apple announced their latest iPad Air. Apart from confirming the specs and the price, the company stopped short of mentioning when it would be available, which is a bit odd since Apple typically makes their products available about a week or two after it has been announced.
If you are a fan of Microsoft’s Surface Pro X tablet, then you might be interested to learn that Microsoft has since announced that they are giving the tablet a bit of an upgrade. The upgrade will see Microsoft introduce an updated SQ2 processor along with a new platinum color finish that has been found on other Microsoft Surface devices.
It might be easy to think of the Apple Pencil as a mere stylus, but it is more than that. It features support for things like pressure sensitivity, palm rejection, and also low latency to give off the feeling like you’re drawing with a real pen/pencil. However, it seems that future versions of the Apple Pencil could actually come with a stylus.
Touch ID on the iPhone and iPad have existed pretty much in the physical home button, but with the latest iPad Air removing the home button, Apple decided to integrate Touch ID into the power button located at the top corner of the tablet. It seemed like a logical placement, but one that Apple seems to be really proud of.
With the introduction of the new Magic Keyboard accessory for the iPad, Apple is certainly looking to turn the iPad into a potential laptop alternative. This is because not only does the accessory come with a trackpad, but iPadOS has also been updated to support external devices like a mouse and trackpad-related accessories.
So we’ve seen foldable smartphones that can transform into tablets, but the idea has never really caught on, although that could possibly be due to pricing rather than the concept. However, what if the foldable device was a computer? Would that be a more attractive option? That’s what Lenovo is hoping to find out.
According to a report from last week, it was suggested that Apple is ramping up on the number of suppliers for mini LED display panels. We have been hearing rumors that Apple could be switching to the technology, and now a report from DigiTimes claims that come 2021, the first mini LED product we can expect from Apple would be a 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
One of the new features of iOS 14 that users have been anticipating is the ability to set default apps. Previously, website links would typically open in Safari, even if you use Chrome primarily. Email links would also open in the iOS Mail app, despite the fact that users might be using other apps like Outlook, Gmail, and so on.
According to the rumors, Apple is apparently looking to make the move to using mini LED display panels in devices. To date, that has not happened and Apple is currently using a mix of LCD and OLEDs from product to product (like LCDs for laptops and desktops, and OLEDs for its iPhones and Apple Watch).
Apple made a surprising announcement last week when they revealed that iOS 14 would be released the next day after the announcement itself. This is of course great news for iPhone and iPad users who might have been looking forward to some of the new features and changes to the platform.
The other day, Apple officially announced its new iPad Air which not only comes with a brand new design, but also the use of the A14 chipset that will also find its way to the iPhone 12 later this year. If you’re looking for a potential laptop replacement, you might be interested to check out Logitech’s latest offering.
When Apple announced iOS 14, they announced a bunch of privacy changes to the platform that would better protect users against things like tracking. One of those changes included how iOS devices would use a random MAC address when connecting to WiFi networks, with the idea being that it would prevent retailers from using MAC addresses to track customers.
Over the years, Adobe has been bringing several of its professional editing apps over to the iPad. What makes these versions particularly interesting and powerful is that for the most part, they have been built from ground up so that they are optimized for the iPad, as opposed to merely porting the computer version over.
Heads up iPhone and iPad users, if you have been looking forward to checking out the latest iOS and iPadOS update, you’ll be pleased to learn that Apple has since officially released iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 where both the software updates for Apple’s smartphones and tablets are now available for download.
In the past, Apple typically reserves its new chipsets for its iPhones, where they then follow-up with a variant of that chipset designed for the iPad. This year, Apple seems to have taken a different approach because the company’s latest iPad Air has been announced where it will feature the brand new A14 Bionic chipset ahead of the iPhone 12.