We all know that Apple Silicon laptops are coming soon. Apple let that cat partially out of the bag during the WWDC Keynote, but we’ve also seen several leaks since then detailing what we’re getting and when. As I mentioned last night, Jon Prosser just weighed in this weekend, saying that the 13.3″ MacBook Pro will be the first to hit the market. I also discussed a rumor from leaker @Komiya_kj on Twitter talking about an October release date.
If the rumors are true, we will finally be getting some details from Apple regarding one of the longest running predictions for their hardware- the ARM Mac. Several sources have reported about this one for some time, but Mark Gurman from Bloomberg has the scoop that Apple will pull the curtain back on the beginning of this new act at WWDC. Moving macOS to their own A-Series ARM chip architecture is the company’s biggest technological leap in a while and this sounds like the perfect time and place to kick it off. Continue reading
Image Source: Lunar Animation
When the Mac Pro was announced at WWDC, we all salivated. I’m not even a Mac users and it still made me salivate a little. The specs and features read like gadget porn. Then they got to the pricing and the derision started. “Why didn’t Apple make this machine for me?” was a common refrain in the days after the event. The talk eventually died down, as negative Apple stories only have so long of a shelf life. However, many have wondered what the value of this beastly machine will be.
Along those lines, a digital animation firm called Lunar Animation published a blog post a few days ago outlining their real-world experience with the Mac Pro. If you are in the market for a one, or are just interested in learning more about what it’s truly built for, then this article is definitely worth a read.
Mark Gurman goes on these streaks of Apple reporting sometimes. He will string together articles over the course of multiple days leaking all kinds of goodies. He is at it again right now, as after spilling the beans on Apple’s upcoming AR plans yesterday (which I also wrote about here), Mr Gurman delivered the goods on the new 16″ MacBook Pro today.
Last week, Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities predicted that Apple will release a new 13″ MacBook Air with a lower price tag sometime in the second quarter. I find it interesting that a device many of us thought had been left for dead in the wake of the super-thin MacBook a couple of years ago still proves its worth in their product lineup. That is some remarkable resiliency, especially in the fast-moving tech world.
At one time it was the latest and greatest. The MacBook Air was the super-thin, super-light premium laptop that all comers were judged by. Now, it seems that it will be further confirmed in its role as the low-end value option in Apple’s laptop lineup. However, with the right combination of upgrades and concessions, it could still have one more good run before finally heading off into the sunset.