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Apple to hold a press-event on October 30

New York City, October 30: New iPad and Macs incoming. Apple has today sent out media invites for a big hardware event at the end of this month. The press conference, under the headline “There’s more in the making”, will be held in New York on October 30. The company is expected to unveil new iPad Pro models with improved design and specs, and a refreshed MacBook line. iPad Pro will still be using LCD panels, rather than OLED, but the tablet will adopt an iPhone X-like design without a Home Button. There won’t be a display cutout, however, as[…]

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Global PC market and Apple Mac sales increase

The worldwide PC shipments jumped for the first time in six years. Q2 2018 appeared to be an interesting quarter for the worldwide PC market and Apple as one of the players in this market. According to Gartner’s preliminary calculations about the sales, the overall computer shipments increased for the first time in six years. There were 62,095 million shipments in the quarter, compared with 61,254 million in Q2 2017, which is a 1.4 percent increase year-over-year. During Q2 2018, Apple shipped 4,395 million Macs, which is a 3 percent increase over the previous year. The worldwide PC market stopped[…]

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MacBook 12

Apple’s Mac shipments grew in Q1 year-by-year

A 1.5 percent increase in the Mac shipments in the first quarter of 2018. The Worldwide PC industry declined slightly by 1.4 percent in Q1 compared with the same quarter in 2017, but Apple managed to sell more MacBook and iMac models. Apple shipped 4,26 million units in Q1 2018, compared with 4,2 million in 2017. MacBook and iMac models account for 6.9% of the overall sales, which means that Apple is the fourth largest manufacturer. The leading companies have also slightly boosted its sales, mainly at the expense of Asus. HP and Lenovo continue its fierce battle for number[…]

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A brand new Mac Pro line coming next year

Modular Mac Pro computers to be unveiled in 2019. Cupertino-based technology leader is working on a new Mac Pro line – modular computers aimed at professionals, according to insider information published at TechCrunch. Mac Pro is still in the early development stage, but the new line of pro computers is likely to come before the end of 2019. After speaking with key Apple’s employees in the campus, Matthew Panzarino from TechCrunch reveals that the project has been ‘completely rethinking’ and it’s definitely a modular system. Along with new modules for Mac Pro, the company is also working on new generation[…]

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Universal App Store

Apple to drop Intel and use custom Mac processors from 2020

Apple’s own chips may be ready until 2020. The unification of the Apple app stores is expected to begin this year with the iOS 12 and macOS 10.14 updates for iPhone/iPad and Mac. This unification would allow developers to create a single app that runs across the entire Apple’s product line, and it’s distributed via a single app store. Apple is internally working on a project codenamed ‘Kalamata‘, said sources familiar with the matter. According to Bloomberg, along with the app unification, Apple is planning to make a shift from Intel to custom-made processors for Mac. Custom designs are already[…]

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macOS High Sierra

What’s new in macOS High Sierra 10.13.4

Apple releases the fourth major update to macOS High Sierra. It’s been two months since Apple rolled out the 10.13.3 update to macOS High Sierra, but now the company is ready to unveil the fourth major update. After fixing the serious security flaws called Spectre and Meltdown in the previous update, with 10.13.4 Apple focuses on improving the performance and fixing remaining bugs. According to official release notes for this update, macOS 10.13.4 also brings some new features for supported computers. The update adds support for external graphic units, and Business chats in Messages (US only). Users can now sort[…]

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macbook 2018

Cheaper MacBook with Retina Display arriving this Summer

New reports confirming the 13-inch MacBook. Apple is apparently working on a new, cheaper MacBook that will have a 13-inch display with the Retina technology. It will succeed the current 12-inch model, but it will have a lower price, according to sources familiar with the matter. The 13-inch MacBook may be arriving in June at the WWDC, although Apple rarely uses the developer conference to showcase new products. The laptop should enter mass production by May this year, as test batches have already been produced in the factories. It’s expected to include a 13-inch retina screen with a 2560 x[…]

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macbook air 2018

Apple possibly working on a cheaper MacBook Air

KGI Securities: a cheaper version of the MacBook Air may be coming in 2018. Market analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has sent out another research note to KGI Securities’ customers. In the report, he encourages investors to look after three new Apple products in 2018: the upcoming 6.1-inch LCD iPhone, the new version of AirPods, and a new, cheaper version of the MacBook Air. While we have already heard a number of reports about the first two devices, for the first time we hear today about MacBook Air 2018. Boosted by MacBook Air, it’s expected that the combined MacBook shipments will grow[…]

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No hope for significant changes in MacBook Pro in 2018

Apple won’t introduce major changes to its MacBook Pro line this year. DigiTimes, a website with pretty good records of Apple leaks in the past, is now reporting that MacBook Pro won’t see major changes this year. According to DigiTimes, Apple is not planning major upgrades for MacBook Pro in 2018, which would leave those wanting for a more significant refresh since 2016 frustrated. The report also claims that Foxconn will have increased number of orders for MacBook machines this year, as the orders for Quanta Computer will be reduced. However, Quanta will remain the major producer of MacBooks, with[…]

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Major security flaw affects Intel, AMD and ARM chips

OS updates fix the exploit, but impact performance. Intel and other chips manufactured in the past 10 years have a serious design flaw that exposes the operating system (Windows, MacOS or Linux) to attacks. The issue was first discovered in November, but the general public learns about it this week, as the update patches have already been compiled and started rolling to the computers. Full details about the problem are yet to be disclosed, but we know that it’s connected to the kernel memory and malicious programs that could read sensitive content of the memory. This was apparently a design[…]

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