macOS Monterey: what’s new

Updates for Safari, Shortcuts app, Focus mode, other features unveiled  Apple made the first beta of macOS Monterey available for public testers, allowing them to try out many new features and improvements, some of them specific to the M1 Macs. The new version of the desktop operating system was introduced at the developer conference in June, while the official launch will be sometime later this year. Here are the most important new features:   Shortcuts: this app should take the productivity to a higher level. According to Cupertino, Shortcuts for macOS[…]

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iOS 15 is available for testing with many new features

First public beta of iOS15 available to download  Apple has just unleashed the first public beta of iOS 15 for everyone on the public beta testing program. You can join and install iOS 15 Beta from this website [Apple Beta Software Program] . As a member of the program, you will be able to enroll your iPhone to access the beta release and test the latest features, report bugs and send feedback using the Feedback app.   Apple officially introduced iOS 15 a month ago, taking[…]

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Picture-in-picture finally coming to YouTube on iOS

Update for YouTube enables  PiP functionality  Users on iOS have been struggling to watch YouTube videos in picture-in-picture mode for ages, trying different workarounds to enable the functionality on their devices. The good news is that Google is finally ready to update YouTube on iOS with PiP support.  The feature is currently live for some premium YouTube subscribers in the United States, but picture-in-picture mode should gradually reach all users in the coming days. Google has confirmed in a statement that the wider release is happening very soon, contrary[…]

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Apple suppliers ramping up production to meet the iPhone 13 contracts

iPhone 13 won’t offer major design changes  Apple’s biggest contract manufacturers, such as TSMC, are currently ramping up production capacity to meet the demand for iPhone 13 components. Chip and component makers have set 30 to 40% higher targets for the next quarter, according to DigiTimes. Companies like Genesys Logic, TSMCand Parade Tech are important partners for Cupertino’s supply chain.   Apple’s orders should peak in the fourth quarter of 2021, although the production is gradually ramping up from Q3. Cupertino is expected to announce the iPhone 13 line in[…]

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Apple unveils its plans for Apple Watch in 2021 and beyond

What are the Apple’s plans regarding Apple Watch for this year? According to Bloomberg’s report, Apple Watch is going to see its seventh generation, possessing more speed and hardware improvements, and the company is planning to add some new functionalities as well.  The new generation will most likely be called Apple Watch Series 7 and it will have e a faster processor, an improved screen and better ultra-wideband functionality. The screen will have thinner bezels and a reduced space between the display and the front glass. The improved ultra-wideband functionality, alongside[…]

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IPad market share grows in 2021, increases to 37 Percent During Q1

In recent years Apple have been dominating the tablet market. This year, it looks like they will further strengthen their market position. The report presented by Counterpoint Research via wccftech shows that their share has grown to 37 percent in Q1 2021, as opposed to the same quarter in 2020 when it was 30%.  According to the presented diagrams below, Samsung retains its second position, and their share is also growing. In Q1 2020 it was 16% while in Q1 2021 is 20%. The other conclusions that can be drawn from the presented results are[…]

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iPhone 12 adoption rate is better than iPhone 11’s

iPhone 12 has more active users than iPhone 11 a year ago  A report covering the iPhone usage for Q1 2021 by Counterpoint Research claims that the user base of iPhone 12 grows faster than iPhone 11 for the same period in 2020. We previously noted that iPhone 12 is the best-selling phone around the globe, but since Apple hasn’t shared the exact sales numbers, it’s hard to judge what the actual share is.   According to Counterpoint, the initial sales of iPhone 12 series were[…]

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iPad with OLED display coming next year

Apple set to replace TFT with OLED technology  While Apple already included a mini-LED display in the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, the company still relies on TFT screen technology for all other members of the iPad family. Now we understand that Apple is set to make an irreversible switch from TFT to OLED in 2022. A number of reports popped up online, based on sources within the supply chain, and claiming that Cupertino is introducing an OLED iPad in early 2022. The new model with OLED[…]

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iOS 15 will introduce food tracking; this and other features revealed

Apple to present iOS 15 in June at WWDC 2021  While Apple is still improving iOS 14 with new minor updates, the company is ready to present the next version of its mobile operating system next month. WWDC 2021 will give us the first official look of iOS 15, although we can confirm most of the new features.  Among the new features in iOS 15, for which we haven’t been familiar until now, is the updated Health app with the ability to track food and[…]

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Rumors about new MacBook Pro in June

Several sources claim that Apple is launching new MacBook Pros  New rumors point toward a June 2021 launch of new MacBook Pro models at the developer conference called WWDC. After Bloomberg reported that Cupertino was preparing a hardware refresh of the MacBook Pro line, another leaker [Jon Prosser] confirmed the news on Twitter. Although Apple is usually focused on software things rather than hardware, this year may be a bit different.   It looks like there will be a 14-inch and a 16-inch model, each with[…]

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