With the iPadOS 15 and macOS 12 Monterey software updates, Apple brought the iPhone's handy low power mode to the iPad and Mac, helping extend battery life on those devices.
Earlier today, Apple officially unveiled the next major software updates for its platforms at this year's WWDC. It shouldn't surprise anyone that a large range of Apple's devices support updating to the upcoming updates. So you can find a list below of the supported devices that will be updated later this year.
Apple finally made it to the next big update for Mac, unveiling the next stage of Apple's desktop operating system.
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.
With this year's Worldwide Developers Conference set to start next week, we're going to get a lot of answers for questions floating around out there. Of course, one of those questions is what Apple plans on calling the next version of its desktop operating system. It's always fun to watch Apple unveil it, and this year will probably be no different.
It isn't completely unheard of for Apple to launch new hardware at its developer-focused annual conference. As such, for those interested in a new MacBook Pro, this year's event may be one to watch.
Canada's Liberal Party recently posted an image showing the country's Prime Minister (PM) Justin Trudeau using an HP notebook pretending to be a MacBook, instantly spanning memes.
As soon as this summer Apple may launch redesigned MacBook Pro notebooks with new Apple silicon chips featuring eight high-performance processing cores and two high-efficiency ones.
Back at its Spring Loaded event, Apple introduced the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro with a mini-LED display. And word on the street is that it's just the beginning of the display transition, with the MacBook lineup next in line.
Apple introduced the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro in 2016, and it's been included on the 13-inch as well as 15-inch model ever since. The OLED touch strip on top of the keyboard replaces the Function keys, but adds plenty of extra features. The Touch bar will adapt to the app that you're using and provide shortcuts and best controls for that app. Some people love the Touch Bar, but there are some who don't like it.
Back in April, Apple unveiled the new iMac lineup and welcomed a family of bright colors to the mix. It didn't take long before the rumor mill turned its attention on a possible future where Apple brings those colors to its MacBook Air, too. And now a new rumor has cropped up, signaling even more changes.
Independent Apple-authorized repair shops are taking advantage of the stolen MacBook Pro schematics to recover lost data for customers, according to a new report.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS:A ransomware group recently stole MacBook schematics. The stolen PDFs contain wiring diagrams. This is helping repairers recover lost data for customers. Apple doesn't provide these schematics to repairers. Stolen Quanta docs benefit Apple repair shops
As recently reported by The Record, ransomware group REvil ahead of Apple's April 21 “Spring Loaded” event released schematics for upcoming MacBook Pros, stolen from Apple supply partner Quanta Computer, demanding that Apple buy back the available data by May 1.
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Aside from corroborating earlier rumors which said that an upcoming MacBook Pro refresh would ditch the Touch Bar and revive an SD card slot along with MagSafe magnetic charging, the hacking group actually did Apple repair professionals an accidental favor.
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Specifically, the leaked schematics are helping Apple-sanctioned repairers with computer data recovery, Gay Gordon-Byrne, executive director of the Repair Association told Vice:
Our business relies on stuff like this leaking. This is going to help me recover someone's data. Someone is going to get their data back today because of this.
Armed with a schematic, you cannot build a phone or a MacBook. The diagram is basically, this part connects to this part. You don't know what the parts are or what they do. You just know that there's a connection.
One thing is certain: the stolen docs contain no trade secrets, says YouTuber Justin Ashford.Authorized repair shops vs. Apple
Ashford summed it up nicely:
Apple is acting like they haven't been using the same circuits for years. There are so many things that are identical from phone to phone that are just kind of moved around. This whole thing about arguing about trade secrets is horse shit.
Indeed, the stolen files are a bunch of PDFs that illustrate layouts of logic boards, wiring diagrams and stuff like that.
I'm still waiting for someone to tell me legitimately what having a wiring diagram ahead of time does to hurt them, especially since they used to give it away. I'm going to use it and I'm going to help people with it.
Although Apple is working hard to eliminate its whole carbon footprint by 2030, the Right to Repair movement has blasted the company for keeping documents like product schematics away from its authorized independent repair businesses.
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