News tagged ‘Mac’
Apple may release three iPad Pro models with smaller bezels next year in March, Barclays Research analysts claim. In addition to the existing 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch models, the company may unveil a brand new 10.9-inch iPad while keeping the overall size of the tablet identical to that of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. Moreover, as noted by reliable experts Blayne Curtis, Christopher Hemmelgarn, Thomas O'Malley, and Jerry Zhang, Apple may incorporate the Home button right into the screen to save space and reduce the thickness of the device.
Many users claim that new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro units are too expensive and lack modern hardware and ports required for comfortable work. As it turns out, these things did not influence the sales of both laptops, that set up a new record. This is what Slice Intelligence researchers write.
Apple has reportedly shifted the orders for the production of the MacBook Pro Touch Bar to the Taiwanese supplier Wistron. The reason for changing the supplier in the middle of production is connected with the inability of the previous partner, an unknown firm from Singapore, to meet the demand. The report comes from the reliable Chinese newspaper Economic Daily News.
Apple has released the second beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.2 to developers for testing. According to the company, the update contains a number of bug fixes and enhancements of security, stability, and performance. The build number of the latest update is 16C41b.
According to the latest report from a Japanese website Macotakara, Apple is planning to release a ‘Jet White’ iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus color option. Since the demand for the glossy black model is incredibly strong, the company may release a similar white smartphone.
It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most popular posts of the last couple of days. Let’s not waste time and take a look at them right now.
Most of the articles this week deal with the new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro units released in October and their specs. There are also several posts that tell us about iOS and Android global market share, rumors dealing with the iPhone SE, and the long-awaited AirPods.
A new parody video has been recently spotted on YouTube mocking Apple’s new MacBook Pro. The short clip highlights all the things that the new 13-inch and 15-inch laptops lack, for example, MagSafe, HDMI, card reader and other ports, high-quality front-facing camera and more.
The creators of the video summarised all weak points of the new laptops that were discovered after the release. The parody MacBook Pro ad is available below, so you can watch it right now.
What do you think about this parody? Do you think that the updated MacBook Pro lineup is a failure? Leave your comments below this short post.
Microsoft has created a prototype of something called the Adaptive Keyboard long before Apple introduced the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro units with the Touch Bar panel. However, the company did not release a final product leaving the keyboard with a touch sensitive display panel at the top only a concept. Below you can watch a short video revealing the 2009 Microsoft’s prototype.
According to the latest report from Plugable, both 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro are not compatible with most existing Thunderbolt 3 devices due to the hardware these devices use.
If you like the new Touch Bar MacBook Pro, you might also like the Magic Keyboard with the OLED panel instead of function keys. Below you can take a look at the beautiful concept visualizing the idea of adding this feature to the standalone keyboard for iMac, Mac Pro, or Mac mini.
According to the latest report from Computerworld, the 15-inch MacBook Pro is equipped with one of the fastest SSDs on the market.
The iFixit team has performed a teardown of the new 13-inch MacBook Pro without the Touch Bar. According to the experts, the notebook is incredibly difficult to disassemble due to proprietary screws and vast amounts of glue Apple inside of the device.
According to the latest report from usually-reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, next year, Apple may make the MacBook Pro cheaper and add the 32GB memory option to satisfy power users who need this extra amount of RAM.
According to the benchmarks results shared by Geekbench, the new base 13-inch MacBook Pro is 4% faster in single-core and 7% faster in multi-core tests than the 2015 entry-level MacBook Pro.
Apple has killed the traditional Mac startup chime with the release of the updated MacBook Pro. First users who purchased the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro confirm that there’s no startup sound. There are other proofs as well.