Apple put itself in a unique position before the start of this year's Worldwide Developers Conference. Not necessarily one it had to find a way out of, per se. However, a lot of people expected Apple to do just that.
Apple's transition to its own M1 processor for the Mac (and iPad Pro!) lineup has gone pretty smoothly so far. However, things may start to get a bit rocky as the company continues to lean away from Intel's processors. Namely, when it comes to features.
Word on the street is that Apple is working on a slightly tweaked, slightly improved version of its original M1 processor for a new MacBook Pro. Expectations were that Apple would unveil the new machine at the keynote for this year's WWDC, but that didn't happen. So, while we wait, the rumor mill is still working out the details.
It's that time of year again. We're just a few days away from Apple executives (and probably a few others) talking about what's next for its major platforms at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference. And, as usual, there's a lot of expectations swirling around the company.
Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives has joined leaker Jon Prosser in predicting that the new 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models powered by Apple silicon will be announced at WWDC21.
"Why Mac?" Well, that's a good question! And now Apple has a dedicated webpage to answer it.
One of the major feature bumps for the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro is its mini-LED display, which Apple calls the Liquid Retina XDR display. And now we learn why the smaller, 11-inch model didn't get the same feature.
The new iPad Pro with the M1 processor starts arriving to early adopters on Friday, and will be available in some stores (depending on available stock) starting on the same day. Before that happens, though, the reviews are now in for Apple's newest iPad Pro refresh.
Replacing Intel chips with Apple's in-house silicon in the Mac computers is a two-year transition that could complete, according to a well-informed source, as early as next year.
Apple is reportedly gearing up to launch a new high-end model of its beloved MacBook Air by the end of 2021, with the upcoming notebook ostensibly running next-generation Apple silicon.
Apple recently released the new 24-inch colorful iMacs, but the company is now planning to release a larger iMac all-in-one desktop powered by its own chips instead of Intel ones.
With the new iMac going on sale this Friday, May 21, review embargoes are up. And it looks like Apple has yet another hit on its hands.