Apple has now added the Touch Bar to all of its 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro models. The Touch Bar is a slim OLED touchscreen that takes the place of the function keys and is purpose-built for navigating MacOS and its software. That addition means your main decision now comes down to internal specs and ports, as well as the size of the chassis. Apple updated almost the entire MacBook Pro range in 2019, bringing 8th- and 9th-generation Intel processors, including eight-core chips to the 15-inch Pro for the first time. … [Read more...] about These are the best cheap MacBook deals for July 2020
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For now, Apple is equipping its Macs with the revamped Magic Keyboard, which we feel is a vast improvement over the troublesome butterfly keyboard. Apple regularly files patents and there is no guarantee its idea for glass keycaps will ever make it into a product, but given the improvements it could bring, we have our fingers crossed. … [Read more...] about Glass keyboards could come to Apple’s future MacBooks
If you're wondering why Apple isn't transitioning all products at once, it's because of the high-end requirements. Users that aren't too demanding of their systems should be able to transition without noticing too much of a change when jumping onto Apple Silicon, but for creators or professionals that use programs currently programmed for x86, a quick transition could be quite problematic. Therefore, Apple is sticking with Intel for the high-end parts, which includes the 16-inch MacBook Pro, until the jump can safely be completed. … [Read more...] about Apple Analyst: Only Expect MacBook Air & 13-Inch Pro With ARM Silicon This Year
Apple HomePod — $200, was $300 The HomePod continues Apple’s legacy of keeping it simple yet stylish. This smart speaker is not only wonderfully minimalistic but is also built like a tank. At 5.5 pounds, it has real heft, and that’s because of robust cabinetry and huge magnets on the internal drivers, which produce out-of-this-world bass. The HomePod is very simple to set up, but here’s the catch: You must have an iOS device that’s capable of running iOS 11.2.5, otherwise you won’t be able to use it. The most primitive Apple devices that it will work on are the iPhone 5S, iPad Mini 2, and iPod Touch sixth generation. There is also a tragic lack of a Bluetooth connection and auxiliary input jack to connect non-Apple devices. Despite the drawbacks, here’s where the HomePod really aces it: Sound quality. With a large cavity that houses a 4-inch woofer and seven tweeters surrounding the speaker (each coming with its own high-powered amplifier), the … [Read more...] about Best Buy discounts Apple HomePod and iPad Pro 12.9 for 4th of July
It looks good, too, and is super slim as are all the Microsoft Surface devices, meaning you won’t have to worry about struggling to find room to store it. That’s doubly useful when taking it out and about with you. Even better, it offers an all-day battery life with up to 10.5 hours of juice before you need to find a charging point. You won’t need to worry about being near a power socket too often with this great two-in-one. … [Read more...] about Best Buy knocks $260 off the Microsoft Surface Pro 7, because why not?