The iFixit team has posted a teardown of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Two weeks ago, the company posted a teardown of the entry-level laptop without the Touch Bar, revealing it was quite difficult to repair. As it turns out, the mid-range model is even worse when it comes to disassembling.
In an attempt to get rid of outdated and suspicious applications, Apple removed over 47,000 apps from the App Store in October. The data comes from an analytics firm Sensor Tower.
As noted KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will release three iPhone models in 2018. Only one will get an OLED display.
According to the latest report from MacRumors, both 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro units with Touch Bar don’t have removable SSDs. That’s a bit of surprise, since the entry-level 13-inch model with function keys instead of the touch sensitive OLED panel has a removable storage chip and thus allows users to upgrade the SSDs on their own if they need more storage.
Apple has just released a new commercial for its Beats Solo3 wireless headphones. The short ad highlights better sound quality of the headphones and up to 40 hours of battery life as well as compatibility with most iPhones and iPads. All these things have become possible thanks to the new W1 chip and other hardware improvements found inside of the headphones. You can take a look at the short ad below.
According to the latest report from usually reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the demand for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus has reached its peak and starts to become weaker.
According to the latest report from Bloomberg, Apple is working on the smart glasses. The device will connect to the iPhone to work and feature Carl Zeiss optics and possibly the support of augmented reality.
First lucky customers who purchased new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar have begun receiving their laptops. Early purchasers also include the reporters of several reliable tech news websites including TechCrunch, CNET, and Engadget. These and other customers have just posted their first reviews of the brand new MacBook pro with an OLED touch-sensitive screen that replaced function keys.
Below you can take a look at some of the most noteworthy reviews.
It is Sunday today, which means we should take a look at the most interesting posts of the last couple of days.
Most of the articles this week deal with Apple’s iOS 10 and macOS Sierra 10.12 as well as with the new AirPods and iPhones. Below you can find the list of the posts worth your attention.
According to data shared by Barclays analysts, Apple will start shipping the long-awaited wireless AirPods in December. The rumor contradicts an earlier report based on the information from an employee of one German reseller who claimed that the headphones will hit the store shelves on November 18 or 19.
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.
According to the latest forecast shared by Barclays Research analysts, next year Apple will release two iPhone models with slightly curved 5-inch and 5.8-inch displays without bezels. The analysts cite Asian sources, most likely, Apple suppliers, who believe the company will fit larger bezel-less screens into the sizes of current iPhone 7 and iPhone Plus.
Apple has just started selling the refurbished 9.7-inch iPad Pro units with a 15% discount on its official online store. The 12.9-inch iPads have been there since August, but the smaller refurbished model somehow reached the store only yesterday.
According to the latest rumors, Apple will start selling the AirPods by the end of this month. The information comes from one of the employees of the authorized reseller, so it is quite reliable.
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.