American blogger Jon Prosser continues to share insider information about the latest Apple. Recently, he published the prices of the iPhone 12, and now he told when the updated version of the MacBook Pro 13 will be released.
According to the source, the novelty will debut today. If the information is reliable, then the news release of the news will be published on the Apple website in the next few hours.
The laptop is credited with an increased screen diagonal of up to 14 inches, an updated processor, an SSD of at least 256 GB, as well as a new keyboard, like the MacBook Air 2020 and MacBook Pro 16. Presumably, the price tag of this version will be the same.
Last week, Apple introduced the updated iPad Pro tablets with screens with a diagonal of 11 and 12.9 inches. And since then we have been wondering: has the new model become more durable?
At one time, the 11-inch iPad Pro 2018 hit the table to the blogger JerryRigEverything and unpleasantly surprised by its fragility: even at the slightest attempt to bend the device, the case and display cracked.
Moreover, buyers received boxes with already bent new tablets, but Apple assured that this was not a problem.
It seems that JerryRigEverything has not yet had time to test the new model, but the author of the EverythingApplePro channel did it. He, too, was tormented by the question whether Apple had improved the design of the case, so he did not regret the 11-inch iPad Pro for $ 800 for the experiment.
Alas, the main disadvantage was inherited by the new iPad Pro: it bends just as easily as the previous model. According to the blogger, it is as soft as butter, so you don’t even need to make an effort to bend the body. The display is cracking, but still trying to work.
Most likely, Apple again does not recognize this as a problem, but it will bend the price for repairing broken tablets. Well, we’ll be interested to see the JerryRigEverything crash test.
Apple, without too much noise and pathos, today announced the updated MacBook Air 2020.
Externally, the new product is no different from last year’s model. All changes affected only the “filling”. Now the minimum configuration will be on 256 GB SSD (previously it was 128 GB). Also, those who wish can buy a 512 GB version or order models with 1/2 TB SSD for themselves. RAM is also 8/16 GB.
Even in the MacBook Air 2020 got rid of the problematic keyboard “butterfly”. Instead, they installed a new “scissor” mechanism, as in the MacBook Pro 16. In addition to this, Apple has also updated the processors. There is a dual-core Intel Core i3 or a quad-core Core i5 to choose from. Both are 10th generation and operate at a maximum frequency of 1.1 GHz.
The novelty is already sold in the United States with a price tag of $ 1,000. We MacBook Air 2020 will appear a little later.
Apple has underestimated its strengths and popularity of AirPods, and now does not keep pace with the wishes of customers.
According to MyDrivers, wireless headphones diverge so quickly that the manufacturer does not keep up with demand and a shortage has already formed. As a result, Apple turned to Luxshare Precision, which produce AirPods, asking for double production. Thanks to this, the shares of the company, as well as its partners jumped in price.
At the same time, the manufacturer AirPods decided to play it safe and is already building a new factory to collect Apple wireless headphones.
It is noteworthy that the deficit of AirPods in November was predicted by Wedbush analyst Dan Ives. The expert predicted that various versions of AirPods will have a circulation of 65 million units by the end of 2019, and in 2020 sales will reach 85–90 million. Apparently, the expert’s predictions are coming true. In addition, according to Bloomberg, after Christmas, Apple shares rose 1.6%, reaching record levels.
In mid-November, Apple released an updated 16-inch MacBook Pro laptops with a “new” keyboard. But there were some complaints from users. True, this time the claim is not for the keyboard.
The forums have already gathered several hundred complaints about the sound. From the speakers of the laptops strange bangs, clicks and crackles sound when playing music, videos or when receiving notifications.
One of the users even recorded a video to visually show the problem.
Another user writes that he tested several laptops in the Apple Store, and such sounds were heard on three out of four.
Apple employees told several MacBook Pro owners that the company is aware of this issue and is already working to fix it. Most likely, you can solve it using the update.
By the way, recently Apple also confirmed the problem with the 13-inch MacBook Pro. At a charge level of 25% to 50%, the devices suddenly turn off.
If you encounter this, Apple advises you to close all applications and in sleep mode, leave the laptop on charge for at least 8 hours. But for this, the battery charge must be at least 90%. After that, upgrade to the latest macOS. If the problem persists, contact a service center.
At the annual Black Hat Security Conference in Las Vegas, Apple representatives announced the launch of an expanded reward program for vulnerabilities found in products.
Previously, the maximum reward for vulnerabilities found was $ 200,000, but now the company is ready to pay $ 1,000,000. This is the biggest award not only at Apple, but also among all technology companies.
This amount will be paid for vulnerabilities in iOS, which allow full access to the device without any physical interaction with the device. For errors found in macOS, tvOS, watchOS and iCloud, they promise up to $ 200,000. $ 500,000 can be obtained by identifying security flaws that allow hackers to gain access to user data.
To simplify the work of “white hackers”, Apple will highlight special smartphones on which some security measures are disabled. Everyone can try their hand.
Harris Interactive has conducted a study and ranked the most reliable smartphones.
Experts analyzed 130,050 cases of after-sales unplanned user calls at Darty, a large European retail chain of electronics. As a result, they made a list of models that most often and, conversely, rarely needed warranty repairs.
At the same time, cases were taken into account for an average two-year warranty period, in the USA – 1 year.
As a result, Huawei and its sub-brand Honor became the leaders of the rating. And it is Honor gadgets that head the list. In third place is the iPhone from Apple.
The Bloomberg publication, citing informed sources, reports that it has already begun production of processors for the new iPhone family, which will be released this fall.
This is a single-chip Apple A13 platform, made on a 7-nanometer process technology. Production is the company TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing).
So far, only trial production has begun, but they are planning to launch a mass production by the end of this month. Therefore, the lack of chips from Apple just will not.
Recall that this year should also debut three models: iPhone XI, iPhone XI Max and iPhone XR2 (tentative names). The older ones will have a 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch OLED displays and triple cameras, the younger ones will have a 6.1-inch LCD display and a dual camera. According to preliminary information, the Apple A13 chip will be in all three.
It seems that Apple has gone black: the new iPhone is not in great demand, so their production had to be reduced, and at the beginning of the month it lost the status of a company worth $ 1 trillion. Now, Apple has ceased to be the most expensive public company.
What happens on the stock exchange
Shares of the company in recent days dropped to $ 172, which is almost a quarter less than just a few weeks ago. As a result, the market capitalization of the “apple” company fell to $ 747 billion.
But in the first place Microsoft has risen with a market capitalization of $ 753 billion. Since 2010, she could not “move” Apple to the bottom lines, and finally she succeeded.
However, after all, we note that the decline is observed in many (and Microsoft as well), only in Apple it is more rapid. Therefore, the primacy of Microsoft is still quite shaky.
Then Amazon and Alphabet breathe in the back, with $ 737 and $ 726 billion, and third and fourth places respectively.
It seems that Apple did not expect a cool reception of the “frameless” iPhone. The company from Cupertino reduced the volume of orders for the release of all three models in 2018, sources told The Wall Street Journal.
What is known?
In the case of the iPhone XR, production is no longer cut for the first time. According to some suppliers, Apple ordered the assembly of about 70 million devices from September to February, but by the end of October the plan was reduced by a third. Last week, partners received a notice of another decline. According to manufacturers of components, the company is simply not able to assess the demand for its smartphones. One of the reasons is the expansion of the line up to three models. Do not add clarity to the big picture and sales of devices of past generations.
Major suppliers of Qorvo Inc., Lumentum Holdings Inc. and Japan Display Inc. have already reduced their profit forecasts. There were no claims of weak demand for the iPhone, but Apple’s orders account for between a third and a half of the revenues of these companies. In the assembly shops of Foxconn, too, there were no hard-to-work jobs — the workers hoped to earn more at the expense of overtime, but the number of such shifts decreased.
The new iPhones are all good, except for the price: Apple smartphones have become really expensive.