At WWDC 2020, Apple announced its plans to move the Mac lineup away from Intel to its ARM-based processors (branded as Apple Silicon). Apple made bold claims regarding the high performance and low power consumption achieved by the new chips.
Well, Apple Silicon has been out in the wild since November 17th, 2020 — which, at the time of writing this, puts us six weeks into their first cycle. So, how’s it doing?
Even the most staunch Apple critics have a hard time saying anything negative…
Rumors surrounding a potential Apple Car began circulating online in 2014, and last week they began to stir back up. According to Reuters, an electric Apple Car could enter production as soon as 2024, with significant battery tech advancements. The article caught the attention of Tesla CEO Elon Musk — who shared an interesting story via tweet.
The ‘darkest days’ referred to 2017 when Tesla was struggling with producing the Model 3 sedan. So, just three years after Apple begins exploring electric vehicles, the industry’s leading company reaches out to discuss an acquisition.
The Cable Cutter movement had a beautiful run with a broad catalog of content available at a simple, digestible price. Unfortunately, that’s changing. With the growing marketplace of network subscriptions leading to more exclusive licensing, TV is becoming harder to watch. Consumers are finding themselves in an endless game of musical chairs — or musical subs.
The mess that was traditional cable has found its way to new media.
The result of content being spread thinner across multiple platforms will inconvenience and increase the consumer’s cost. The opposite effect a service should have.
Apple Silicon is here, and it’s a hit. For the second time in its history, Apple has pulled off a full CPU architectural change.
Apple’s M1 lineup provides improved performance and battery life over it’s Intel counterpart and is even comparable while running through Rosetta 2 emulation. With the addition of iOS apps on the Mac (currently half baked, but expected to improve over time), I find myself hung up on where the iPad fits in.
Apple held the Worldwide Developers Conference virtually this year. Among changes to macOS, iPadOS, and iOS — they devoted a portion of the presentation to discuss App Store policy changes regarding privacy. Apple’s Craig Federighi broke the changes down into four segments:
To summarize: Apple will process as much of your data as possible on-device to avoid having it collected by third parties and give the user control of whether an app can track you or not. …
Whether you’re a gamer, an Apple user, both — or neither, you have probably heard about the Apple vs. Epic Games fiasco. On August 13th, 2020, Apple removed Fortnite from it’s App Store. The removal was due to Epic Games adding a direct payment option to Fortnite, circumventing the 30% price cut Apple imposes on Apps. Ultimately, a court will decide the outcome, but the dispute has shined a black light on Apple’s App Store policies.
While tech enthusiasts debate whether the App Store cut is antiquated or not — Amazon found a way to avoid the problem entirely. Luna…
With WWDC in the rear view, we’ve had time to process the changes coming to Apple’s ecosystem. The company gave us a glimpse of the direction they are moving in, and I’ve been particularly fascinated by the transition to Apple Silicon and what it means for the future of MacOS.
There’s a reason Apple is ditching Intel for its ARM-based processors. In the past few years, the ARM chips powering mobile devices have made significant gains in power and efficiency over their x86 counterparts. Apple’s iPad Pro, for example, puts out comparable numbers to their MacBooks on Geekbench. …
There’s been a lot of debate surrounding what role the iPad fits into. Is it a laptop replacement or a laptop alternative? Oh, and believe it or not — some people still think it’s just a blown-up iPhone.
Since its inception, iPadOS has catapulted the iPad into a different tier of devices. It now blurs the line between productivity and entertainment. Google’s ChromeOS currently occupies this category — and has for quite some time.
If you can replace your laptop with a Chromebook, you could likely replace your laptop with an iPad.
Rather than compare the iPad to a full…
I guess your next computer is… a computer?
There have been rumors about a possible ARM-powered MacBook circulating for a while. But now it’s a sure thing. According to Bloomberg, Apple will be announcing the future of Mac, powered by the companies ARM processors at WWDC on June 22nd. The last time Apple transitioned to a new CPU was back in 2006 when they switched to Intel.
This is kind of a big deal, we’re likely on the brink of a massive shakeup in the world of computing.