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Macs with ARM processors coming early next year according to Kuo

Macs with ARM processors coming early next year according to Kuo

One of the longest-running rumors about Apple's Macs and MacBooks is that they will eventually offer configurations with ARM processors rather than Intel's. If analyst Ming-chi Kuo is to be believed, that will finally happen in the last quarter of the year or early 2021 at the latest. Apple's foray into making its own Apple A CPUs for iPhones and iPads definitely lends some credibility to that outlook but, as Microsoft found out the hard way, it takes more than an ARM chip to make a successful ARM computer.

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New MacBook Air tipped for reveal by end of March

New MacBook Air tipped for reveal by end of March

A rumor surfaced today that the next big update for Apple's collection of hardware devices will be a MacBook Air. This next-generation device is tipped to be revealed soon - as early as next week. This information could very well have been sourced before the gravity of the situation with COVID-19 set in - but we shall see!

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This 2020 MacBook rumor is more bad news for the butterfly keyboard

This 2020 MacBook rumor is more bad news for the butterfly keyboard

A new MacBook Pro and a new MacBook Air design switching away from Apple's little-loved butterfly keyboards are tipped for the first half of 2020, with one analyst suggesting the new laptops would complete the Cupertino firm's transition away from the troubled switch mechanism. Apple moved away from its homegrown butterfly key switch with the launch of the 16-inch MacBook Pro last year, adopting a new version of the scissor mechanism.

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Apple-designed ARM for Mac in 2021 tipped after iPhone 5G this year

Apple-designed ARM for Mac in 2021 tipped after iPhone 5G this year

This week analyst Ming Chi Kuo tipped the development of the next major Mac from Apple, complete with an Apple-designed ARM processor. This suggestion fits with other major projects in the pipeline with new processor tech, including 5nm process for the first 5G iPhone and new iPad later this year. This would be Apple's first Mac with an Apple-designed processor.

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Satechi USB-C Slim Multi-Port Adapter released with gigabit ethernet port

Satechi USB-C Slim Multi-Port Adapter released with gigabit ethernet port

Today the folks at Satechi revealed and released their latest USB-C hub, a device with seven individual ports for connectivity expansion. In the mix are 2x USB-A 3.0 Ports, one USB-C PD (charging), and a full-sized 4K HDMI port. The ethernet port on this hub is capable of delivering gigabit-level internet, and the hub includes both microSD and full-sized SD card readers.

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iPad Pro Smart Keyboard could soon have backlit scissor keys

iPad Pro Smart Keyboard could soon have backlit scissor keys

Forget the AirPods and the Mac Pro Cheese Grater. Apple's most reviled product may not have been a distinct product but a component instead. Fortunately, it seems that the company is ready to put its butterfly switches behind it and is spreading the good news of good old scissor switches. In fact, it may even spread that to a rather unexpected recipient, the iPad Pro. Hopefully not before it comes to other MacBooks first.

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macOS Pro Mode could make MacBook Pros more gaming-worthy

macOS Pro Mode could make MacBook Pros more gaming-worthy

For generations, MacBooks have been seen as a status symbol, used by both casual computer users and professionals alike. One class of users that have not exactly taken to Apple's notebooks are gamers. For one, the number of high-profile titles for Mac OS X, now macOS, has traditionally been small. For another, MacBooks, even MacBook Pros, have not exactly been noteworthy for their performance especially when it comes to games. That has started to change with the launch of the 16-inch MacBook Pro last year and it seems that Apple will be pulling some software tricks to capitalize on the new notebook's muscles.

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MacBook Pro with Magic Keyboard could be the promised 13-inch model

MacBook Pro with Magic Keyboard could be the promised 13-inch model

Apple is equally famous and notorious for its obsession with design and, in particular, making things as slim as possible. Sometimes that has breathtaking results but there are other times when it becomes an infuriating experience. One of the most recent cases, which has actually resulted in a lawsuit, is Apple's reviled butterfly keyboard switches. Apple has finally reverted to using scissor switches in the 16-inch MacBook Pro and now it seems that a new model will soon be out with that same Magic Keyboard.

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Apple patent makes MacBook audio sound like it’s coming from other places

Apple patent makes MacBook audio sound like it’s coming from other places

Many people these days consume their digital content on smartphones and laptops but while these may be loud enough, they don't offer the same immersion as theaters or even home entertainment systems do. Sure, you can attach or stream to speakers for a surround effect but if all that you have are your MacBook's loud speakers, you're out of luck. At least until Apple implements this new patent that can create sound that seems to come from any part of a room other than your laptop.

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The top 5 Apple gadgets rumored for 2020

The top 5 Apple gadgets rumored for 2020

Today we're taking a peek at what's coming up in the year 2020 from Apple. This is the company that made the most popular tablet in the world, the best-selling smart earbuds in the world, and the most ubiquitous name in smartphones - unless you count Android. What've they got up their sleeve for the year 2020? While we'll only know for sure when Apple reveals their products at big events, we've got a pack of very likely rumors that show some products to which you'll want to pay attention!

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Apple leak hints at software fix for MacBook Pro speaker popping noise

Apple leak hints at software fix for MacBook Pro speaker popping noise

Apple is planning to release a software fix for an annoying popping noise reported by some 16-inch MacBook Pro owners, a new leak claims. The problem may appear in the MacBook Pro model after audio has stopped playing from an application, though some users experience the popping noise during audio playback. The leaked Apple memo indicates the noise can be fixed using a software update.

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MacBook butterfly keyboard lawsuit will proceed after all

MacBook butterfly keyboard lawsuit will proceed after all

Apple may have finally changed back (or changed forward) to a more familiar keyboard mechanism in its new MacBook Pro but that doesn't change the past one bit. It is also not enough, apparently, to save the company from having to fight a class-action suit hurled against it over its previous "butterfly" keyboards. It tried to get that case dismissed but was shot down, effectively giving the green light to move the case forward in court. That is if it isn't settled out of it first.

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