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Apple advertises Universal Control as one of Monterey's key features. (Image source: Apple)

Apple pushes macOS 12.1 Release Candidate without Universal Control and other critical bug fixes

Apple has issued the Release Candidate for macOS 12.1 Monterey, the latest version of its desktop operating system. macOS 12.1 will contain numerous changes, but Apple is not yet ready to release one of Monterey's most exciting fe...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 08 Dec 2021 16:23:00 +0100
The new MacBook Pro 14 could receive a slew of fixes next week. (Image source: NotebookCheck)

macOS Monterey 12.1 to arrive next week with plenty of bug fixes for new MacBook Pro machines

According to reports, Apple plans on releasing the next version of macOS Monterey next week. macOS Monterey 12.1 should arrive with plenty of bug fixes and improvements, especially for the new MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 08 Dec 2021 12:32:00 +0100
Discussions between Windows laptop users and MacBook owners can get heated...(Image source: Lenovo/Apple/Unsplash - edited)

4 maddeningly fragile reasons why Apple MacBook owners sometimes irk Windows laptop lovers

For the layperson there may be little difference between owning a Windows-based laptop or choosing a MacBook notebook from Apple. But for those a bit more in the know, there is sometimes a bubbling cauldron of caustic vitriol just...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 06 Dec 2021 16:41:00 +0100
This Apple MacBook Pro 15 laptop unexpectedly caught on fire while the owner was asleep. (Image source: u/Squeezieful/Unsplash - edited)

Spontaneously combusting 15-inch MacBook Pro gives user shocking wake-up call

A 15-inch MacBook Pro has shockingly caught on fire in a user’s house, resulting in catastrophic damage to the laptop. The spontaneously combusting Apple MacBook Pro was a model from the 2015 lineup, which was infamously banned fr...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 05 Dec 2021 21:27:00 +0100
2022 could see two MacBook Pro models with different hardware capabilities (Image source: Apple)

Insider claims that Apple will launch multiple Apple Silicon M2-powered Macs in 2022, including an entry-level MacBook Pro

Insider Mark Gurman recently stated that Apple plans on releasing five different Mac models next year. These could include new iMac and Mac Mini models, a MacBook Air redesign, and two different MacBook Pros. Most of these parts, ...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Sun, 05 Dec 2021 20:25:00 +0100
Apple's third-generation Silicon SoCs are not thought to be arriving until mid-2023 at the earliest. (Image source: MacRumors)

Leak outlines the Apple SoCs set to rely on TSMC's N3 node

According to reports, Apple is set to shift from 5 nm to 3 nm nodes between M2 and M3 SoCs. TSMC should have its N3 node ready in time for the A17 Bionic too, both tipped for releases in 2023.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 03 Dec 2021 01:00:00 +0100
Apple's new MagSafe charging is not without its issues on the MacBook Pro 16. (Image source: NotebookCheck)

Reports of MacBook Pro 16 charging issues emerge using Apple's new MagSafe 3 cable

According to reports, Apple's new MagSafe 3 power connector can fail to charge the MacBook Pro 16 when the machine is switched off. Seemingly, the issue does not hinder the MacBook Pro 14, which also supports MagSafe 3.
Alex Alderson, Tue, 30 Nov 2021 18:03:00 +0100
Attractive Cyber Monday deals for the 2021 Apple MacBook Pro 14 are appearing online. (Image source: Apple/Unsplash - edited)

Deal | Apple MacBook Pro 14 with 8-core M1 Pro CPU and 14-core GPU gets a Cyber Monday discount for shoppers in the US and UK

There are deals to be had on the brand-new Apple MacBook Pro 14 with M1 Pro SoC. Shoppers in the US can scoot over to Adorama to find a special deal for the 14-inch MacBook Pro while potential buyers in the UK should check out Ama...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 29 Nov 2021 18:54:00 +0100
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max Laptop Review: Full Performance without Throttling

93% Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max Laptop Review: Full Performance without Throttling

More GPU cores and more RAM. The new MacBook Pro 16 with Apple’s own M1 Max SoC offers plenty of performance and uses a completely new Mini-LED panel with 120 Hz ProMotion technology. We review the high-end model with 32 GPU cores and 64 GB shared memory.
Apple M1 Max | Apple M1 Max 32-Core GPU | 16.20" | 2.2 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Thu, 25 Nov 2021 17:36:00 +0100
The M2 MacBook Air comes with a notchless display in the latest renditions of the upcoming Apple laptop. (Image source: @LeaksApplePro - edited)

New M2 MacBook Air renders based on Apple CAD files do away with the notch

The latest renders of the potential Apple MacBook Air laptop with M2 SoC have been posted online. Apparently, the new M2 MacBook Air renders are based on actual leaked Apple CAD files. Haters of the notch will be pleased to see th...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 22 Nov 2021 19:16:00 +0100
Apple is now encouraging people to repair their iPhones and Macs from home. (Image source: Apple)

Self Service Repair: Apple to start selling replacement parts for iPhones and Macs

To people's surprise, Apple has announced a self-repair service for people to repair their iPhones and Macs at home. The company will provide spare parts, tools and repair manuals, representing a considerable u-turn on its previou...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 17 Nov 2021 17:51:00 +0100
An SD card-enabled MacBook Pro. (Source: Apple)

The new MacBook Pro's SD card reader is reported as dysfunctional in some units

Apple may have answered a multitude of MacBook Pro-user prayers by restoring the SD card slot to the latest versions of these PCs. However, a growing number of owners claim that the "new" port is running unusually slow compared to...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 17 Nov 2021 14:03:00 +0100
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro in Review - The best Multimedia Laptop for Content Creators?

93% Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro in Review - The best Multimedia Laptop for Content Creators?

How does the full version of the M1 Pro perform? We review the new MacBook Pro 16 with Apple’s latest M1 Pro processor in its most powerful version with 16 GPU cores. The Mini-LED panel once again impresses with great pictures just like on the smaller 14-inch model.
Apple M1 Pro | Apple M1 Pro 16-Core GPU | 16.20" | 2.2 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Sat, 13 Nov 2021 15:14:00 +0100
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Renditions of the Apple iPhone 14 and the 2022 MacBook Air have already been published online. (Image source: Jon Prosser/RendersbyIan)

M2 MacBook Air release date and iPhone 14 model details join numerous bite-sized rumors offered by Apple tipster

An Apple tipster has offered up information about multiple products due to come out of Cupertino in the ensuing months. This includes rumors about the expected M2 MacBook Air, future iMac computers, the iPhone 14 range, and even a...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 09 Nov 2021 18:24:00 +0100
Apple claims to have fixed macOS 12 Monterey for T2-equipped Macs. (Image source: Apple)

Apple publishes a statement about macOS 12 Monterey upgrade issues

Apple believes that it has fixed macOS 12 Monterey for devices with a T2 security chip. The fix will be no good for a machine that bricked when attempting to install macOS 12, though.
Alex Alderson, Mon, 08 Nov 2021 20:42:00 +0100
Fabric interconnect will continue to play a key role in Apple's scaling plans for its M-series silicon. (Image: Apple)

Latest Apple Silicon roadmap leak conflicts with previous Mac Pro rumors, but also offers more details on Apple's plans

A new report has offered information that conflicts with previous reports of Apple’s silicon plans for the Mac Pro. However, it also offers some rumored new details about Apple’s silicon roadmap for future devices including the ne...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sun, 07 Nov 2021 11:22:00 +0100
Reputedly, it will take Apple a few years to finalise OLED panels for MacBook Pros. (Image source: Mohamed Kerroudj)

The first Apple MacBook with an OLED display will not arrive before 2025, but it will have a high peak brightness

After recently unveiling the first MacBook Pros with mini-LED displays, Apple is reportedly already developing next-generation panels. Supposedly, Apple will combine two OLED panels to achieve extreme brightness and durability, bu...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 05 Nov 2021 00:13:00 +0100
The Apple leadership team in 2007 at the time of the first iPhone launch. (Image: Jonathon Sprague/Redux)

Apple's M1 Pro, M1 Max chips are the culmination of a vision hatched in 2008

A lot has rightly been written about the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips found in Apple’s new MacBook Pro models. However, while the spotlight is rightly on them now, their origins date back to a decision made in 2008 under the leadership...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 04 Nov 2021 10:43:00 +0100
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The Apple M1 Pro SoC comes with either an 8-core CPU part or a 10-core CPU component. (Image source: Apple - edited)

M1 Pro 10-core SoC pips M1 Max to head PassMark's desktop and laptop CPU single-thread performance charts as Apple Silicon secures top four places

The Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max processors have made an initial appearance in the PassMark CPU Mark single-thread performance benchmarks for both laptop and desktop processors. Apple Silicon now occupies the top four positions in both...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 02 Nov 2021 19:28:00 +0100
macOS 12 Monterey is causing issues on some older hardware. (Image source: Dmitry Chernyshov)

macOS 12 Monterey has made some older Apple iMac, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro machines unusable

Apple has released macOS 12 Monterey, but it is not playing well with some older hardware. For one reason or another, the update has bricked several Intel-based iMacs, MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros. Apple has suggested a workaroun...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 02 Nov 2021 16:24:00 +0100
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2021 M1 Pro Laptop in Review: How much

93% Apple MacBook Pro 14 2021 M1 Pro Laptop in Review: How much "Pro" do you get with the base model?

MagSafe, M1 Pro, Mini-LED with 120 Hz and a notch... Apple launched the new MacBook Pro 14 with its own M1 CPUs as well as the new Mini-LED display with 120 Hz. After some rather unsuccessful experiments like the touch bar and the butterfly keyboard, Apple reintroduces other features like the SD-card reader and MagSafe.
Apple M1 Pro 8-Core | Apple M1 Pro 14-Core GPU | 14.20" | 1.6 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Tue, 02 Nov 2021 11:44:00 +0100
The Apple MacBook Pro 16 with M1 Max has a high-power mode to drive the SoC cooling fans at higher speeds. (Image source: Apple - edited)

Apple MacBook Pro 16 with M1 Max high-power mode benchmark battery ostensibly ends not with a bang but a whimper

The 16-inch Apple MacBook Pro with M1 Max SoC has been tested on multiple benchmarks while in high-power mode. The 2021 laptop managed to churn out some slightly higher scores in a couple of tests, but on the surface the overall r...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 30 Oct 2021 22:32:00 +0200
The new 2021 MacBook Pro has been disassembled in order to evaluate its repairablity (Image: iFixit)

iFixit's teardown video shows the internals of Apple's new 2021 MacBook Pro and confirms its improved repairability

The well-known repair website iFixit has now released a new comprehensive teardown video that illustrates the better repairability of Apple's 2021 MacBook Pro, but also confirms a few annoying restrictions.
Enrico Frahn, Fri, 29 Oct 2021 23:56:00 +0200
The M1 Pro has proved itself to be a worthy choice for those who don't want to pay extra for the M1 Max. (Image source: Apple/Luke Miani - edited)

Multiple MacBook Pro 16 M1 Pro vs M1 Max benchmark results indicate much greater price-performance ratio for the M1 Pro Apple Silicon

Two MacBook Pro 16 laptops containing two different variants of new Apple Silicon have been put through a massive battery of benchmark tests with some surprising results. The M1 Pro with 16-core GPU was pitted against the M1 Max w...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 29 Oct 2021 15:17:00 +0200
Touch Bar functionality lives on for the new MacBook Pro via Sidecar. (Image: Notebookcheck)

Touch Bar lives on for new MacBook Pro models via Sidecar and iPad

Apple’s new MacBook Pro models are out and as had been rumored, they don’t include the Touch Bar among other changes. However, fans of the Touch Bar who own a new MacBook Pro and an iPad can continue to enjoy Touch Bar functionali...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 29 Oct 2021 13:07:00 +0200
A Twitter use @Jatadaro has shown how to use the new notch hiding tweak. (Image: @Jatodaro via Twitter)

Apple publishes support document with workaround for MacBook Pro notch shenanigans

Apple has published a support document to help address issues users have been experiencing with the way some apps have been interacting with the controversial notch on its new MacBook Pro. The new “Scale to fit'' option ensures th...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 29 Oct 2021 04:26:00 +0200
The M1 Pro is more than capable of running Windows 11 as well as its contemporaries, even in a VM. (Image source: Apple - edited)

The MacBook Pro 14 and M1 Pro outscore the AMD Ryzen 5 5600U and Intel Core i7-1165G7 when running Geekbench in a Windows 11 VM

It turns out that the MacBook Pro 14 and M1 Pro maintain excellent performance when running Windows 11 in a virtual machine, too. In fact, Apple's new SoC outscores some of the best AMD and Intel laptop processors on the market, d...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 29 Oct 2021 00:16:00 +0200
Delivery dates for some MacBook Pro pre-orders have slipped from October to December. (Image source: Apple)

Some MacBook Pro orders are delayed by nearly two months

Apple and UPS are struggling to fulfil MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 pre-orders. Reportedly, two problems lie behind the fulfilment issues: delaying orders from a couple of days to nearly two months.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 27 Oct 2021 16:40:00 +0200
Apple MacBook Pro 14

The new MacBook Pro 14 only manages 500 nits with SDR contents

Apple advertises the new Mini-LED MacBook Pro 14 with a peak brightness of up to 1600 nits and a sustained brightness of 1000 nits, but these values seem to be limited to HDR contents. Standard SDR contents are limited to 500 nits, which is comparable to the current MacBook Pro 13. Update: HDR measurements confirm 500 nits limitation for SDR contents
Andreas Osthoff, Wed, 27 Oct 2021 12:38:00 +0200
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MacBook Pro 14

The Apple MacBook Pro 14 M1 has arrived and reveals some problems

The new MacBook Pro 14 with the M1 Pro SoC has finally arrived and we want to describe our first impressions of the chassis, the notch in the display as well as the speakers. Both the display as well as the performance do not really meet the high expectations though.
Andreas Osthoff, Tue, 26 Oct 2021 20:38:00 +0200
The new MacBook Pro models have landed, designs quirks and all. (Image: Notebookcheck)

The new MacBook Pro display has an odd mix of rounded corners at the top, and square ones at the bottom

The new Apple MacBook Pro models are starting to hit customers all around the globe and reports are mostly positive. We have also got our hands on a 14-inch model and have so far been impressed with it but we did spot another disp...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Tue, 26 Oct 2021 09:37:00 +0200
The Satechi USB-C Hybrid Multiport Adapter features an M.2 SSD enclosure. (Image: Satechi)

Satechi USB-C hub incorporates an M.2 SSD enclosure

Satechi has launched its latest USB-C dongle. But this one has a twist we haven’t seen before, featuring a built-in M.2 SSD enclosure.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Tue, 26 Oct 2021 04:53:00 +0200
The Apple M1 Max can easily keep up with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU in synthetic benchmarks. (Image source: Apple/Nvidia - edited)

M1 Max vs RTX 3080 Laptop GPU: Apple SoC excels in synthetic benchmarks but flounders alongside the M1 Pro in gaming tests

The Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max SoCs have been thoroughly tested by AnandTech with some dramatic but also unsurprisingly familiar results. While the M1 Max rubbed shoulders with Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU and AMD’s Radeon 68...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 25 Oct 2021 19:48:00 +0200
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The MacBook Air will join the new MacBook Pros in embracing the notch. (Image source: Jon Prosser & Ian Zelbo)

New Apple MacBook Air renders leak with an impossibly thin design

Apple may have just announced the MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16, but Jon Prosser has already turned his attention to next year's MacBook Air. The device is believed to pack an Apple M2 SoC and a 13-inch notched display in an i...
Alex Alderson, Sun, 24 Oct 2021 23:05:00 +0200
The refreshed Mac mini could end up being configured with a choice of either the M1 Pro or M1 Max SoC. (Image source: Apple)

March Apple event claim sparks product launch speculation involving iPhone SE 2022, M1 Pro Mac mini, and refreshed iMac computers

An Apple tipster has indirectly claimed that there could be an event held by the tech giant in March of next year. Unsurprisingly, this has led to numerous predictions of what products might emerge from Apple Park at that time, wi...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 24 Oct 2021 19:25:00 +0200
The 2021 MacBook Pro 16 weighs from 2.1 kg (4.7 pounds) and is 1.68 cm (0.66 inches) high. (Image source: SANG SÁNG SUỐT - edited)

Unboxed Apple MacBook Pro 16 in leaked hands-on video makes the 15-inch MacBook Pro look petite in comparison

The 2021 Apple MacBook Pro 16 has appeared in a leaked hands-on review of the laptop by a Vietnamese YouTuber. The new 16-inch model is compared with a 15-inch MacBook Pro, and it clearly looks considerably bigger than its predece...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 24 Oct 2021 00:02:00 +0200
The Apple MacBook Pro 14 can be fitted with either an M1 Pro chip or a more-powerful M1 Max SoC. (Image source: YouTube - edited)

MacBook Pro 14 gets turned on in sultry unboxing video and features in side-by-side live shot with the 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro

The new Apple MacBook Pro 14 has appeared in both a brief unboxing video and in a side-by-side comparison shot with the 13-inch MacBook Pro. Those on the fence about the notch in the display might be pleasantly surprised by how na...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 23 Oct 2021 22:44:00 +0200
The MacBook Pro's notch houses an array of sensors including the 1080p webcam. (Image Source: David Pogue on Twitter)

Apple MacBook Pro's notch houses more than just a 1080p camera

Apple's decision to include a notch in the new MacBook Pros has created divided opinion, but the notch area houses more than just a 1080p camera. It is not clear whether Apple could've managed the same apparatus within the bezel i...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Sat, 23 Oct 2021 10:37:00 +0200
The Apple M1 Pro should easily handle casual gaming sessions for 2021 MacBook Pro users. (Image source: Apple/Codemasters/Epic - edited)

Early Apple M1 Pro benchmarks: 10-core CPU part heavily outscores Core i9-10910 while 16-core GPU part keeps pace with GeForce GTX 1650

The new Apple M1 Pro SoC has surfaced in several Geekbench records running in Apple’s 2021 MacBook Pro laptops. There are listings for both CPU and GPU performance, with a 10-core M1 Pro easily outscoring an Intel Core i9-10910. T...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 22 Oct 2021 22:51:00 +0200
The 16-inch M1 Max gets a new high-power mode, but the 14-inch model misses out. (Image: Apple)

16-inch MacBook Pro with M1 Max has a special high-power mode Apple hasn't talked about, but it has now confirmed

The new 16-inch M1 Max equipped MacBook Pro models have a new high-power mode. References to the mode have been discovered in the current version of macOS Monterey and do not apply to the 14-inch model.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 22 Oct 2021 14:38:00 +0200
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Portátil con Intel Core i5-10500H y nVidia RTX 3060 (979 €), Mi Mundo Gadget: [Análisis] Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6H: Un Monstruo del Gaming, Обзор Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHG6: ноутбук с топовым железом и QHD-экраном, Обзор игрового ноутбука Predator Triton 500 SE от Acer: мощный, взрослый, тонкий, Noticias 3D: Msi Katana GF76 11UE, PC Guia: Acer Chromebook 315, Arena IT: Acer Nitro 5 Review: Ryzen 5800H si RTX 3070 – testat in 12 jocuri, Xataka: ASUS Zenbook 13 OLED, análisis: la gran sorpresa del año no cuesta ni 1000 euros, XGN: MSI GE76 Raider Review - Een buitenaardse krachtpatser?, Smart World: Recensione MSI Creator Z16: la strada per la maturità è tracciata, LG Gram 17 notebook: nagy kijelző útközben is, Ofertaman: Huawei Matebook D15 2020 (Intel). Portátil 15,6" doméstico con buen diseño y pantalla IPS (*427 €), Ofertaman: Gigabyte G5 MD-51ES123SD. Portátil con Intel Core i5-11400H y nVidia RTX 3050 Ti Max-Q (959 €), Ofertaman: LG 14Z90P-G.AA78B. Portátil 14,0" potente de menos de 1 kilo (999 €), Computerbild: Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G im Test: Prozessor, Kamera, Display, Akku, Ofertaman: Lenovo Yoga Tab 11 128 GB. Pros y contras (288 €), Teltarif: iPhone 13 mini im Test: Wer braucht das Nischen-iPhone?, Computerbild: Hallo, iPhone 13! Die Ergebnisse aus dem Test sind da – und stärker als gedacht, XGN: iPad Mini Review - De zesde generatie is hier!, OI Spice Tech News: Meizu 18x Review, Pros and Cons, Computerbild: Apple iPhone 13 Pro im Test: Darum muss es ein Pro sein!, Recensione Oppo Reno 6: la fascia media si fa bella, Recensione Motorola Edge 20 Pro: con Snapdragon 870 è un fulmine!, Ofertaman: Huawei MatePad 11 2021. Pros y contras (*331 €), M3 PC för alla: Motorola Edge 20 Lite: Snygg skärm och jättebatteri, Jagat Review: Review vivo X70 Pro: Dingin, Kencang, Kamera Zeiss, Tipis & Ringan, Computerbild: ZTE Axon 30 Ultra im Test: Superschnell und superschick, Mi Mundo Gadget: [Análisis] CHUWI CoreBook X: Calidad y Potencia de sobra, Computerbild: Sony Xperia 5 III im Test: Handliches Top-Smartphone in dritter Generation, Selular: Riview Infinix Hot 10S NFC, Smartphone Rp1 Jutaan Layak Dipinang, Puhelinvertailu: Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra, Teltarif: iPhone 13 Pro im Test: Das Genau-Richtig-iPhone, Svet Androida: Xiaomi 11T Pro recenze: vynikající mobil s fantastickým displejem a bleskovým nabíjením, Svet Androida: Vivo V21 5G recenze: potenciál porážet ty nejlepší ve své třídě, Zona Movilidad: Prueba del Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, XGN: iPhone 13 Pro Review - Weer een stapje beter?, Pplware: iPhone 13 Pro Max, as primeiras impressões, Puhelinvertailu: Arvostelussa Sony Xperia 5 III, Pemmzchannel: Review realme Book: Pertama Tapi Langsung Bikin Kepincut, Huawei MatePad 11, MuyComputer: Apple iPhone 13 mini, análisis: un modelo en constante crecimiento, Meilleurmobile: Test du Realme GT Master Edition : de grandes ambitions implique de grands sacrifices, Mobile World: Recensione iPad Mini 6, MuyComputer: Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max, análisis: mayor autonomía y un sistema de cámaras Pro, Mere iPhone 13 Mini test – lille mobil med stor værdi, Mobile World: Recensione Apple iPhone 13: la batteria è la chiave, Mobile World: Recensione Apple iPhone 13 Pro: molto più di quello che sembra, Les Mobiles: Test Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S : plus performant dans les jeux, plus connecté et un meilleur capteur que la version classique, “Erişebilir” katlanabilir tasarım; Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 incelemesi, Les Mobiles: Test Samsung Galaxy A72 : un smartphone 4G polyvalent qui a bien du mal à se démarquer, Mere iPhone 13 Pro test | En fed gentagelse, Mere Sony Xperia 5 III test | du vil elske den!, Tutto Android: Recensione Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE: rinnovato nel processore, Les Mobiles: Test Oppo Reno6 : Un très beau design au service d’un mobile polyvalent qui se distingue en vidéo, Tuexperto: Mi Experiencia Con El Oppo Reno6 Pro Después De Dos Semanas, Top for Phone: Test de l’Asus Zenfone 8 : le retour du compact, Tabletowo: iPad mini 2021 – chcę go mieć (recenzja), Tabletowo: Recenzja Xiaomi Pad 5 – godny konkurent dla iPada, Tabletowo: Motorola Edge 20 Pro – pewny krok w kierunku wyższej półki (recenzja), Tabletowo: Recenzja Motoroli Moto G60s – spodziewałem się znacznie więcej, Top for Phone: Test du Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G : le pliable se démocratise, Top for Phone: OnePlus Nord vs OnePlus Nord CE : lequel choisir?, Tabletowo: iPhone 13 mini to smartfon, na który czekałem od wielu lat (recenzja), iPhone 13 Pro Recensione: Punti Deboli? Praticamente Nessuno, Sony Xperia 1 Iii Recensione: Un Flagship Atipico Con Tante Conferme, Smartphone Italia: Recensione OnePlus Nord CE 5G, Recenze Xiaomi 11T: kompromisy najdete jen stěží, Recenze iPhone 13 Pro (Max): inovací je více, než si myslíte, Recenze iPhone 13: skvělé fotoaparáty a konečně slušná výdrž, Phonandroid: Test Redmi 10 : un smartphone à prix mini, mais trop juste pour convaincre, Recenze Xiaomi Pad 5: i tablet s Androidem může mít šmrnc, Phonandroid: Test Apple iPhone 13 : des améliorations cachées mais tellement importantes, Phonandroid: Test iPhone 13 mini : petite taille mais grand potentiel, Phonandroid: Test iPhone 13 Pro Max : voici le smartphone presque parfait, Phonandroid: Test Xiaomi Pad 5 : beaucoup de forces et très peu de faiblesses, Phonandroid: Test Apple iPhone 13 Pro : tous les atouts du Pro Max… au format poche !, PC Guia: Wiko PowerU 30, PC Guia: Motorola Moto G100, Test: Sony Xperia 5 mark 3 – På sin egen utstakade väg, PC Guia: Oppo A74 5G, Test: Fairphone 4 – Rättvisemärkt och helt okej, Test: Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max – Max utan extra, Test: Apple iPhone 13 – Bäst för flest, Test: Apple iPhone 13 Pro – Toppklass och marginellt bättre, Mega Obzor: Обзор Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 256GB. Планомерное развитие гибкого смартфона, Yamobi: Тест-обзор смартфона среднего класса TCL 20L+, Lyd og Billede: Test Sony Xperia 5 III, Xataka: iPhone 13 Pro Max, análisis: los 120 Hz vienen con una autonomía de récord en un iPhone, Xataka: iPhone 13 mini, análisis: deberes hechos y potencia a tope en el más "peque", Xataka: Xiaomi 11T Pro, análisis: una pantalla brillante y una carga rápida de escándalo por encima de todo lo demás, Xataka: iPad mini 2021, análisis: si estás convencido de que le sacarás partido, no hay mejor tablet de consumo pequeño, Xataka: Razer Book 13, análisis: el excelente hacer de Razer en el mundo gaming tiene continuidad en los ultrabooks, Xataka Android: iPhone 13, análisis: tan bueno, potente e imperfecto como siempre, Batista70Phone: Recensione Motorola Moto Edge 20 5G, Batista70Phone: Recensione Xiaomi 11T, Xataka: Apple iPhone 13 Pro, análisis: luces, cámara, 120 Hz y ¡acción!, Batista70Phone: Recensione OnePlus Nord CE 5G, Arena IT: Review Xiaomi 11T – cum se comportă senzorul de 108 MP?, Antyweb: Świetny ekran i niezłe wykonanie w średniej półce cenowej. 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The pricier MacBook Air could be released in mid-2022 and sport an upgraded mini LED display (Image: MacRumors)

Leak claims the new Apple MacBook Air is set for a mid-2022 release, could feature a mini LED display and MagSafe but also a higher price

A well-known leaker with a noteworthy track record has further elaborated on his quite intriguing predictions regarding Apple's upcoming 2022 MacBook Air upgrade, which will supposedly feature unusual bezels in an off-white type o...
Enrico Frahn, Fri, 22 Oct 2021 00:18:00 +0200
The HDMI 2.0 port on the new 2021 MacBook Pro cannot output 4K at 120Hz on an external display (Image: Apple)

Apple's new 2021 MacBook Pro only comes with an HDMI 2.0 port which cannot output 4K at 120Hz on an external display

Even though Apple has finally improved the native connectivity of its all-new redesigned 2021 MacBook Pro, the included HDMI port is unfortunately not completely up to date, which results in certain limitations when connecting the...
Enrico Frahn, Thu, 21 Oct 2021 20:30:00 +0200
The Apple M1 Max is pegged to offer a great performance-to-power consumption ratio. (Image Source: Apple)

Geek discretion advised: Apple M1 Max trails behind RTX 3080 Laptop by nearly 30% in GFXBench but is about 8% faster than RTX 3060 Laptop, mileage varies depending on considered benchmarks

GFXBench 5 results of the Apple M1 Max indicate that raw performance may really not match up to an RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, though there are likely benefits when power consumption is factored. The early results show that the M1 Max is...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Thu, 21 Oct 2021 18:40:00 +0200
Apple has used silicon interconnect fabric to scale up the M1 for the M1 Pro and M1 Max. (Image: Apple)

Apple's use of fabric in the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips points to how it will scale up its chips for the next Mac Pro

Apple’s new M1 Pro and M1 Max silicon is incredibly powerful. Apple alluded to how it was able to scale these chips up from the M1 using what it called ‘fabric’. This fabric points the way to how Apple will further scale up its ch...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 21 Oct 2021 08:36:00 +0200
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Apple has apparently turned away from undeniably impractical designs since Jony Ive has left the company (Image: Matt Komarnicki / StackExchange)

New 2021 MacBook Pro supposedly illustrates that Apple's product designs prioritize function over form since Jony Ive has left the company

The recently launched and redesigned 2021 MacBook Pro with its expanded connectivity, but also the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 supposedly herald the beginning of a new design era in which Apple prefers function over form when it comes...
Enrico Frahn, Thu, 21 Oct 2021 00:49:00 +0200
Apple's new MacBook Pro models will feature an Intel Thunderbolt 4 controller inside. (Image: Intel)

With Thunderbolt 4 connectivity, Apple's new MacBook Pro models still likely feature Intel inside

Much has been made of Apple’s new M1 Pro and M1 Max silicon and Apple’s switch from Intel’s processors. However, with the inclusion of Thunderbolt 4 connectivity, Apple’s new MacBook Pro models still feature Intel silicon inside....
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 20 Oct 2021 12:23:00 +0200
The cursor will disappear under the notch when dragged across the new MacBook Pro notch. (Image: Notebookcheck)

Notch good: Apple explains how the cursor interacts with its new MacBook Pro display notch

Apple surprised observers when it launched its all-new MacBook Pro models this week with a notched display. However, it seems that the new notch could be problematic in everyday use.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 20 Oct 2021 11:29:00 +0200
The MacBook Pro 16 can be fast charged only via the MagSafe 3 cable for now. (Image Source: Apple)

Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro becomes the first device to support USB-C Extended Power Range, but 140 W fast charging is limited to MagSafe 3 for now

Apple's proprietary USB-C to MagSafe 3 connector is required in order to fast charge the new 16-inch MacBook Pro that comes with a 140 W charger. The 16-inch MacBook Pro is the first device to adopt the recently finalized USB-C v2...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Wed, 20 Oct 2021 10:45:00 +0200
Besides the new 2021 MacBook Pro, Apple has also launched an official polishing cloth which cleans the display of your new laptop (Image: Apple)

Apple introduces an official US$19 polishing cloth with a compatibility list that includes more devices than just the new 2021 MacBook Pro

Apple's official polishing cloth is intended to clean displays safely and effectively, and it is explicitly compatible with numerous iPhone, iPad and MacBook Pro models which Apple has included in a long compatibility list for its...
Enrico Frahn, Tue, 19 Oct 2021 22:11:00 +0200
The Mac Pro refresh expected for 2022 could use multiple connected Apple M1 Max processors. (Image source: Apple - edited)

Mac Pro with 40 CPU cores and 128 GPU cores worth of Apple Silicon will erase all memories of the desktop with Intel Core and AMD Radeon parts

The Mac Pro has been described as being in line for up to 40 cores of CPU power and a staggering 128 cores of GPU power for the next iteration of the expensive Apple desktop. Apple Silicon will be used instead of Intel and AMD par...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 19 Oct 2021 13:30:00 +0200


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