Microsoft Teams now runs natively on Apple silicon Macs, bringing faster performance and lower battery consumption for Apple's M1 and M2 chipsets.
As it stands right now, Apple's only iMac option comes in with a 24-inch display. The company quietly removed the 27-inch option some time ago. And while there have been rumors that a replacement is on the way, we're still waiting for that to actually happen. And it sounds like Apple is at least toying with the idea, anyway.
At some point in the near future, Apple is going to launch a brand new, redesigned MacBook Air equipped with the M2 processor. The company already confirmed the new laptop will launch sometime in July, but we're just waiting to actually find out when. And we may have a hint from the unlikeliest of places as to when we can expect to pre-order the upcoming device.
Apple introduced a new 13-inch MacBook Pro with an M2 processor under the hood at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference. (It was that other laptop the company introduced that wasn't the brand new, redesigned MacBook Air with M2.) It's been on sale for a bit of time now, so it's only appropriate that it gets the teardown treatment.
Apple made a hardware announcement at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference, debuting the first look at the redesigned MacBook Air. Of course, the other hardware element was the debut of Apple's new M2 chip, which powers the new machine. Unfortunately for folks who want the new laptop, it's been a bit of a waiting game as Apple plans to launch the laptop sometime in July.
Apple has, for the most part, played it pretty safe when it comes to display sizes over the last several years. But if recent reports are to be believed, it sounds like the company is about to start shaking things up. Or maybe it's just testing a lot of different devices right now, and ultimately we'll stick with what we know for final products.
One of the biggest new features coming to iPadOS 16 later this year is Stage Manager, the all-new method for multitasking on Apple's most powerful tablets. Specifically, the iPad models that are equipped with Apple silicon under the hood. Which, for now, is the M1 processor.
One of the biggest new elements to help boost productivity on iPad is what Apple calls Stage Manager. It's a brand new multitasking software tool that helps tablet users get more done. At least, that's the idea. But it's only available on iPad models equipped with Apple's M-series processor, the M1. And today, Apple's hoping to explain why that is.
Read the official macOS Ventura system requirements to confirm that your current Mac has the required hardware to run this macOS 13 update when it drops in the fall.
Apple set a high bar with its M1 processor, and obviously major competitors are going to try to reach it. But Apple's head start may be one of the company's best strengths moving forward, at least for a little while out of the gate. But all that really means is more competition in the segment, which is good news.
Nvidia's GeForce Now cloud gaming service now runs natively on Apple silicon Macs, bringing much faster performance and lower power consumption.
TSMC will start mass production of 2nm chips in 2025, with Apple and Intel among the first clients said to use the latest semiconductor technology.