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How the Mouse Pointer Deals with the Notch on the MacBook Pro

The new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros both feature a notch, a first for the Mac. Given we've never had a notch on a Mac, there are some questions over how macOS handles the notch, and more specifically, how the mouse pointer does. The predicament about how the mouse pointer handles the notch has been a question floated across Twitter and Reddit over the last 24 hours or so since the new MacBook Pro's announcement. An animation posted on Reddit portrayed two main possibilities, one in which th

20 Oct 2021 2:27 am
Apple's New $19 Polishing Cloth is Sold Out Until Late November

Alongside the 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, Apple introduced a $19 Polishing Cloth that's designed to be used with Apple devices. Made from a soft, nonabrasive material, the cloth is suitable for Apple displays, including the nano-texture glass of the Pro Display XDR. It's also suitable for use with the mini-LED display of the new MacBook Pro models and all manner of iPhones, iPads, and Macs. Those who were hoping to get a Polishing Cloth with their MacBook Pros and who have not already o

20 Oct 2021 1:34 am
Apple's 67W Power Adapter Unable to Fast Charge 14-Inch MacBook Pro

A day after Apple unveiled redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models , we continue to learn smaller details about the notebooks that Apple did not mention during its event, and the latest discovery pertains to fast charging. Apple's website indicates that its 67W USB-C power adapter included with the base model 14-inch MacBook Pro is not capable of fast charging any 14-inch MacBook Pro. To take advantage of fast charging, which allows for a 50% charge in around 30 minutes, Apple says cus

20 Oct 2021 1:30 am
M1 Pro vs. M1 Max Buyer's Guide

This week, Apple announced a major update for its high-end MacBook Pros, with the new machines featuring a complete redesign, larger mini-LED displays with ProMotion, an HDMI port and SD card slot, full-sized function keys, and more. The new machines contain one of two scaled-up variants of the M1 System on Chip (SoC), the M1 Pro or the M1 Max. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. When choosing your MacBook Pro configuration, should you choose the M1 Pro or M1 Max? Despite

20 Oct 2021 12:02 am
macOS Monterey Includes New 'Monterey' Screen Saver

Apple yesterday provided the release candidate version of macOS Monterey to developers, and the RC represents the final version of Monterey that will be going out to the public on Monday. In the update, Apple introduced a new Monterey screen saver, which is designed to accompany the Monterey wallpaper that was already available. The Monterey screen saver offers slow transitions through hills and valleys in different shades of pink, purple, and blue, as demonstrated in the video below. MacOS Mont

19 Oct 2021 11:53 pm
Google Launches New Flagship Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro Smartphones Priced at $599 and $899

Google today announced its latest flagship smartphones, the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro. The two new devices are already garnering positive reviews for their high-end feature set available at an affordable price tag. Priced at $599 and $899, respectively, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are Google's first smartphones that are equipped with the Google Tensor system-on-a-chip, which Google designed. Apple has long used mobile chips that it designs in house, and Google's choice to design its own Tensor

19 Oct 2021 11:29 pm
Instagram Now Allows Users to Post From Desktop

Instagram still doesn't offer an app for the iPad , but the social networking company has expanded how users can upload content to the site, allowing for pictures to be posted from the desktop. According to TechCrunch , Instagram is rolling out desktop posting support this week after testing the feature with a limited number of users over the summer. Sharing a photo or a video under one minute on Instagram from the desktop can be done by navigating to the Instagram website and signing into an ac

19 Oct 2021 10:39 pm
'LEGO Star Wars: Castaways' Coming to Apple Arcade on November 19

Apple Arcade is set to gain another LEGO game, with LEGO Star Wars: Castaways set to launch on the gaming service on Friday, November 19. The game is available on iPhone , iPad , Mac, and Apple TV . LEGO Star Wars: Castaways features a storyline where players crash land on a mysterious planet in the middle of a maelstrom. The planet is not abandoned, and gamers can meet both LEGO NPCs and other players as this is the first online social LEGO Star Wars game. Players can customize their character

19 Oct 2021 10:26 pm
New MacBook Pros Have Up to 3x Brighter Displays for HDR Content

Apple's new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models are equipped with improved XDR displays with mini-LED backlighting. Impressively, both new MacBook Pro models have up to 3x brighter displays compared to the previous-generation models, although the increased brightness is likely limited to HDR content. The new MacBook Pro models achieve up to 1,000 nits sustained full-screen brightness and up to 1,600 nits peak brightness, according to Apple's tech specs, whereas the previous models were listed

19 Oct 2021 9:11 pm
14-Inch MacBook Pro vs. 16-Inch MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide

This week, Apple announced a major update for its high-end MacBook Pro models, with the new machines featuring a complete redesign, the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips , larger mini-LED displays with ProMotion, an HDMI port and SD card slot, full-sized function keys, and more. The redesigned MacBook Pro is available in all-new 14-inch and 16-inch sizes. Despite both being high-end models, the 14- and 16-inch models do have some different design aspects, features, and capabilities, so should you consider

19 Oct 2021 8:49 pm
Deals: Apple's 256GB Wi-Fi 12.9-Inch iPad Pro Hits New Low Price of $999 ($200 Off)

Amazon today has Apple's 256GB Wi-Fi 12.9-inch iPad Pro for the new low price of $999.00 , down from $1,199.00. The iPad Pro is shipped and sold directly from Amazon, and it's in stock today. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. The new sale is particularly notable because it's matching the price on the 128GB Wi-Fi 12.9-inch iPad Pro , meaning you can ge

19 Oct 2021 8:39 pm
Apple's 140W Power Adapter is Company's First GaN Charger, Supports USB-C Power Delivery 3.1

Apple has confirmed to The Verge that its new 140W USB-C power adapter is the company's first charger based on gallium nitride or GaN technology , which allows for smaller, lighter, and more power efficient chargers than silicon-based chargers. Without the use of GaN, the 140W power adapter likely would have been fairly larger given its wattage. Many other brands like Anker and Belkin have introduced GaN-based chargers over the last few years for use with Apple products. Apple also confirmed tha

19 Oct 2021 6:41 pm
Deals: Don't Want AirPods 3? Get Apple's Previous-Gen AirPods With Wireless Charging Case for All-Time Low of $129

Following yesterday's reveal of the third generation of AirPods, Amazon today is offering a new all-time low price on the second generation model. You can get the AirPods 2 with Wireless Charging Case for $129.00 , down from $199.00. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. This is particularly notable given the fact that the AirPods 2 with Wireless Charging

19 Oct 2021 6:39 pm
M1 Max Chip May Have More Raw GPU Performance Than a PlayStation 5

Apple is making impressive and eye-catching claims about the performance of its new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, and on paper, the highest-end M1 Max chip actually has more raw GPU performance than Sony's PlayStation 5. The M1 Max chip can be configured to include up to a 32-core GPU, a gigantic leap compared to the 8-core GPU option offered in the M1 chip. Apple says that the M1 Max chip uses 70% less power at peak graphic performance than a PC laptop with a discrete graphics card. Apple also claim

19 Oct 2021 4:33 pm
14-inch MacBook Pro Can Fast Charge Via Thunderbolt, But Fast Charge Limited to MagSafe in 16-inch Model

With the debut of the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models , Apple has brought a fast charge capability to the Mac for the first time, allowing users to charge the laptop battery up to 50% in just 30 minutes. But there's a difference between models with this feature that Apple didn't really mention. While both models can be charged over Thunderbolt or MagSafe , only the 14-inch MacBook Pro can fast charge over the USB-C/Thunderbolt 4 ports as well as MagSafe. By contrast, the 16-inch MacBo

19 Oct 2021 4:08 pm
Revamped Apple Maps Rolls Out in Australia

Following a promise of later this year in June, Apple has officially rolled out its new and updated Apple Maps in Australia. The new Apple Maps offers richer details in roads, parking lots, parks, buildings, airports, and more, and is part of Apple's push to rival Google Maps and other third-party map services. In Australia, customers will now have access to new Apple Maps. Apple last month rolled out the revamped Apple Maps to Italy , and Spain, and Portugal earlier in the summer. (Thanks Ross

19 Oct 2021 3:31 pm
Third-Gen AirPods Offer Only 5 Hours' Listening Time With Spatial Audio Enabled

Apple on Monday announced third-generation AirPods , featuring an updated design, improved sound quality, and an extra hour of battery life compared to the second-generation AirPods, which offer five hours of listening time. However, what Apple didn't make very explicit in its marketing is that to get six hours out of its latest earphones, spatial audio must be disabled. As noted in Apple's fine print , if spatial audio is enabled, users can expect up to five hours of battery. That's the same am

19 Oct 2021 3:20 pm
16-inch MacBook Pro With M1 Max Chip Is Marginally Heavier Than Same Model Configured With M1 Pro

The new 16-inch MacBook Pro can be configured with either the M1 Pro or M1 Max chips. The M1 Max chip is the highest-end Apple silicon chip available, and alongside the added performance, the 16-inch MacBook Pro with the M1 Max chip comes with another difference it's heavier, slightly. As we've already highlighted , the new 16-inch MacBook Pro is heavier and thicker than the previous model. The added thickness and weight come from a new chassis, more ports, and other factors. Apple's specificat

19 Oct 2021 2:55 pm
Apple's 'Unleashed' Event Now Available on YouTube and Events Website

For those who missed Apple's Unleashed event on Monday, the full 50-minute long keynote can be watched on both YouTube and through Apple's Events webpage . Apple also debuted several new videos during the event, which have also been uploaded to YouTube separately. Both the new MacBook Pro models and the AirPods 3 are available for pre-order now, and are set to launch on Tuesday, October 26. macOS Monterey , iOS 15.1, and the other software updates will come out on Monday, October 25. Tag: Octo

19 Oct 2021 2:39 pm
Apple Offering Up to $1,000 of Trade-in Value for M1 MacBooks Towards Purchase of New MacBook Pros

Apple is offering customers up to $1,000 of trade-in value for the M1 MacBook Pro and M1 MacBook Air , giving customers who purchased the first round of Apple silicon Macs an incentive to upgrade to the new, more powerful MacBook Pros. The new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros are no jokes when it comes to price. The 14-inch MacBook Pro starts at $1,999, with the highest-end 16-inch MacBook Pro racking up a $6,099 price tag. The new laptops, powered by either the M1 Pro or M1 Max chips, also intr

19 Oct 2021 2:28 pm
New macOS 'Compatibility Mode' Lets Fullscreen Apps Use Area Around Notch

While users and developers come to terms with the fact that the last-minute notch rumor for the new MacBook Pros was true, Apple has released new Human Interface Guidelines explaining how developers can make best use of the extended screen areas around the camera housing if they think their app would benefit from it. According to the new documentation , the fullscreen mode in macOS Monterey automatically accounts for the camera housing by placing a black bar across the top of the screen to hide

19 Oct 2021 1:25 pm
Kuo: Mass Production on Apple's AR/VR Headset May Be Delayed Until End of 2022

Apple may not begin production on its upcoming AR/VR headset until the end of the fourth quarter of 2022, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said today in a note sent out to investors. That would likely result in the device launching late in 2022 or in early 2023. Before launching the headset, Apple wants to have complete software, ecosystem, and services, which Kuo cites as the reason why Apple could be planning to delay mass production from the second quarter of 2022 to the end of 2022. According to K

19 Oct 2021 9:35 am
New MacBook Pro Keyboard Has All-Black Design, Full-Size Function Keys, and Touch ID Ring

Apple's new MacBook Pro models unveiled today feature a redesigned keyboard with an all-black design, a row of full-size function keys, and a Touch ID ring that provides a more tactile experience for unlocking the Mac with your finger. The function keys include new shortcuts for Spotlight, Siri, Dictation, and Do Not Disturb, in addition to usual shortcuts for display brightness, media playback, volume, and more. These keys replace the Touch Bar, which was removed on all new 14-inch and 16-inch

19 Oct 2021 6:57 am
New MacBook Pros Feature 3.5mm Headphone Jack With Advanced Support for High-Impedance Headphones, Six-Speaker Sound System

Apple's new MacBook Pro models are equipped with the est audio system in a notebook, according to Apple, with upgrades to the headphone jack and the speaker system. The 3.5mm headphone jack now offers support for high-impedance headphones. High-end headphone options that are high-impedance models from companies like Sennheiser and Beyerdynamic will offer better sound quality on the MacBook Pro models, a boon for professionals who want to use the MacBook Pro with studio quality headphones. The 1

19 Oct 2021 6:42 am
Here Are All the Ports on the New 14-Inch and 16-Inch MacBook Pro

While all MacBook Pro models released in the last five years featured only two to four Thunderbolt ports and a 3.5mm headphone jack, that changed this week with the introduction of the redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models . Following years of complaints about a lack of ports, both sizes of the new MacBook Pro feature several ports that Apple had removed in 2016, including an HDMI port, SD card slot, and MagSafe. Both models also have three Thunderbolt 4 ports two on the left side o

19 Oct 2021 6:31 am
macOS Monterey and iPadOS 15.1 Release Candidates Limit Safari Color Tab Bar Option to Compact View

With the macOS Monterey and iPadOS 15 release candidates that were seeded to developers today, Apple has eliminated the option to use the Color Tab Bar with the separate tab design in Safari. A tab bar with color in Safari 15 If you want to have a color tab bar that blends in with the background color of a website, you need to toggle on the Compact Tab Bar, which is the tab bar design that Apple introduced with macOS Monterey and iPadOS 15 updates. Show Color in Compact Tab Bar is an option that

19 Oct 2021 6:22 am
Everything Apple Announced at Today's Event in Just 7 Minutes

Apple today held its second fall event, which focused on the MacBook Pro and the AirPods . Apple introduced new 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with a total design overhaul featuring MagSafe , no Touch Bar, HDMI port and SD card slot, and a mini-LED display that features a notch. Apple also debuted new super powerful M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, which join the existing M1 chip. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. It took Apple almost an hour to introduce the new devices at

19 Oct 2021 4:01 am
New MacBook Pros Offer Up to 10 Hours Longer Battery Life Than Prior-Generation

Apple's new MacBook Pro machines are equipped with super efficient M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, which means improvements in both performance and efficiency. The new machines have much improved battery life compared to prior-generation Intel machines. The 14-inch MacBook Pro with M1 Pro/Max chip offers up to 17 hours of movie playback with the Apple TV app and up to 11 hours of wireless web browsing. The prior 2020 Intel model offered 10 hours of movie playback and 10 hours of wireless web browsing.

19 Oct 2021 3:37 am
New MacBook Pro Models Include HDMI 2.0 Port Instead of HDMI 2.1

Apple in 2016 removed all of the ports from its MacBook Pro models except for Thunderbolt ports, a design that persisted for years -- until today. The newly announced 2021 MacBook Pro models include an SD card slot and an HDMI port alongside three Thunderbolt ports. As noted in Apple's technical specifications for the new machine, the HDMI port is unfortunately not top of the line -- it is an HDMI 2.0 port instead of an HDMI 2.1 port. The HDMI 2.0 port supports a single 4K display with a resolut

19 Oct 2021 3:24 am
Deals: Expercom Offers Up to $300 Off Apple's New 14-Inch and 16-Inch MacBook Pro

As it does soon after every Apple product launch, Expercom is now providing small cash discounts on the latest MacBook Pro models. This includes deals on the 14-inch MacBook Pro and 16-inch MacBook Pro, both with the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Expercom. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. Discounted prices show up once you've logged into your Expercom account and across a varie

19 Oct 2021 3:17 am
iMovie for Mac Optimized for New MacBook Pro and Editing Cinematic Mode Videos Shot on iPhone 13

Alongside updates to Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro , Apple today updated its iMovie app for Mac with optimizations that take full advantage of the power and performance of the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips in the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models. On macOS Monterey, the new version of iMovie can also be used to edit Cinematic mode videos recorded with an iPhone 13. The full release notes: Cinematic Mode Edit videos recorded on iPhone 13 in Cinematic mode (requires macOS Monterey) Use the Cine

19 Oct 2021 3:13 am
Mentions of High Power Mode Possibly for New MacBook Pros Again Found in macOS Monterey

Back in late September, mentions of a High Power mode were spotted in macOS Monterey code, and it appears Apple is still working on the feature. Battery code in the macOS Monterey release candidate mentions a High Power option, and this time, includes additional detail. Your Mac will optimize performance to better support resource-intensive tasks. This may result in louder fan noise, reads the code. The mention was discovered by MacRumors contributor Steve Moser . There is no High Power mode tha

19 Oct 2021 2:47 am
Third-Generation AirPods Require iOS 13, Drop Support for Older iPhones, iPads, and iPods

The new third-generation AirPods drop support for older iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch models previously supported by the second-generation AirPods. According to Apple's specifications page for the new AirPods, the third-generation AirPods do not support the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and the iPhone 5s. They also drop support for the iPad mini 2 and iPad mini 3 alongside the sixth-generation iPod touch. Apples footnotes for the new AirPods explain why, stating that some of the features require iOS

19 Oct 2021 2:42 am
New Beats Fit Pro Headphones Revealed in iOS 15.1 Beta

Apple today unveiled third-generation AirPods with a similar design as the AirPods Pro and several new features, but those likely aren't the only new headphones launching soon, as MacRumors contributor Steve Moser has found images of unreleased Beats Fit Pro earbuds in the iOS 15.1 Release Candidate seeded earlier today. The images reveal that the Beats Fit Pro will look similar to the Beats Studio Buds that were unveiled back in June, with the new headphones appearing to feature a completely wi

19 Oct 2021 2:26 am
macOS Hides the Notch on New MacBook Pro in Full-Screen Mode

The new MacBook Pros, for the first time in a Mac, feature a notch. While some have been quick to criticize Apple's design choice, it turns out that the notch may not be entirely visible in day-to-day use when using apps in full screen, as when macOS apps are in full-screen mode, it essentially disappears. According to Apple's marketing material, when macOS apps are in full-screen mode, macOS places an artificial black bezel at the top of the display that essentially hides the notch. When users

19 Oct 2021 2:19 am
Apple's New AirPods Lineup Starts at $129 With AirPods 2, AirPods 3, AirPods Pro and AirPods Max

Apple today updated the AirPods lineup with the AirPods 3, which feature an AirPods Pro-like design featuring shorter stems, spatial audio support, Adaptive EQ, longer battery life, HD voice quality for FaceTime, IPX4 water resistance, a MagSafe case, and more. The new AirPods are priced starting at $179, which is $20 cheaper than the prior AirPods 2 with Wireless Charging Case, and Apple is also keeping the AirPods 2 around as a lower-cost option. Apple's full AirPods lineup now looks like this

19 Oct 2021 2:10 am
First Geekbench Score Surfaces for MacBook Pro M1 Max With 2x Faster Multi-Core Performance Compared to M1

Just after Apple's event introducing the new MacBook Pro models with M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, the first benchmark for the high-end M1 Max chip with 10-core CPU and 32-core GPU appears to have surfaced. The chip features a single-core score of 1749 and a multi-core score of 11542, which offers double the multi-core performance of the M1 chip that's in the 13-inch MacBook Pro machine. Based on these numbers, the M1 Max outperforms all Mac chips with the exception of the Mac Pro and iMac models equ

19 Oct 2021 1:48 am
New 16-Inch MacBook Pro is Thicker and Heavier Than Previous Generation

Apple today announced completely redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models that in the case of the 16-inch model is unsurprisingly thicker and heavier than the previous generation. Apple announced a new 14-inch model that replaced the high-end Intel 13-inch MacBook Pros. Given the larger screen, it's not fair to compare the two models. What is fair game, however, is to take a look at the new 16-inch MacBook Pro compared to the previous generation. We've put side by side the weight, heigh

19 Oct 2021 1:33 am
Delivery Dates for MacBook Pro Models Slipping Into November and December

Delivery dates for various MacBook Pro configurations have started to slip, with some of the 16-inch MacBook Pro models now listing delivery dates ranging from November 2 to November 16, up from the original October 26 delivery date. For stock machines, the entry-level $2,499 16-inch MacBook Pro with M1 Pro chip and high-end 16-inch MacBook Pro with M1 Max chip now list November 2 to November 9 delivery dates, with the middle tier option delivering from October 26 to November 2. As for the 14-in

19 Oct 2021 1:27 am
macOS Monterey Release Candidate Undoes Safari Changes, Reintroduces Old Tab Design

Apple has admitted defeat on the Safari design changes that have been present for the entire macOS Monterey beta, and the release candidate that was provided to developers today reverts to the old style that was available prior to Safari 15. Safari design in the macOS Monterey release candidate macOS Monterey now features a standard Big Sur tab design that does have the tabs with spaces in between them, which Mac users who were unhappy with the design update will be pleased to hear. Safari desig

19 Oct 2021 1:03 am
Apple Ditches Intel Chips for MacBook Pro With Lineup Featuring M1, M1 Pro, and M1 Max

Apple has nixed all of the Intel MacBook Pro models from its MacBook Pro lineup, with the prior-generation Intel i7 and i9 machines now discontinued. All of Apple's MacBook Pro models now feature M-series chips as the company continues to phase out Intel chips. That means Apple's entire portable notebook lineup (the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro) is Intel-free and running Apple-designed chips. Apple's MacBook Pro lineup is as follows: M1 13-inch MacBook Pro - $1299 M1 Pro 14-inch MacBook Pro with

19 Oct 2021 12:55 am
14-Inch MacBook Pro Starts With 8-Core CPU and Has 2 Power Adapter Options, 24-Core GPU Option Available for 16-Inch Model

Though Apple announced its M1 Pro chip with a 10-core CPU at today's event, it turns out there is a lower-tier option available for the middle-tier 14-inch MacBook Pro. The most affordable $1,999 M1 Pro machine features an 8-core CPU and a 14-core GPU rather than a 10-core CPU and 16-core GPU. The version with a 10-core CPU and 16-core GPU is actually priced starting at $2,499. Because there are two different 14-inch models with different M1 Pro chips, Apple is also offering two separate power a

19 Oct 2021 12:46 am
Apple Releases Polishing Cloth for $19

Apple today released a microfiber Polishing Cloth accessory, designed for cleaning the screens of Apple devices, for $19. Although today's Unleashed Apple event focused on the Mac in terms of hardware with a screen, Apple tables an expansive compatibility list on the Polishing Cloth's store page, featuring iPhone , iPad , Mac, iPod touch , and Apple Watch models dating back several years. Apple usually advises caution when cleaning its nano-texture glass option on the Pro Display XDR and 27-inch

19 Oct 2021 12:40 am
Apple Removes References to Original HomePod From Website, Months After Discontinuation

Apple has removed all references to the original, full-sized HomePod from its website, months after officially discontinuing the smart speaker that struggled to reach mainstream adoption. The removal of references to the original HomePod came as a result of brand new changes to Apple's website. With the new changes, Apple now only highlights the HomePod mini , which now comes in brand new colors. Apple announced HomePod in 2018 as its first major home-centric product, focused around delivering h

19 Oct 2021 12:37 am
Apple Says Universal Control Coming to macOS Monterey Later This Fall

In an update to the macOS Monterey features page on its website, Apple has indicated that the Universal Control feature previewed at WWDC 2021 will be available later this fall, which likely means it will be enabled in a future software update. It's not a surprise that Universal Control has been delayed beyond the initial release of macOS Monterey, which will be available Monday, October 25 , as the feature was still not enabled in the latest macOS Monterey beta . Apple did add a eta label next

19 Oct 2021 12:32 am
Apple Updates Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro With New 8K ProRes Video and Spatial Audio Editing Features

Apple today announced updates to Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro with new features and optimizations that take advantage of the new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips in the all-new MacBook Pro models. Using the latest Final Cut Pro 10.6 update and the M1 Pro and M1 Max, video editors can now play up to seven streams of 8K ProRes or color grade 8K HDR video at full resolution, and export ProRes video over five times faster than before. The latest Final Cut Pro also includes a new Object Tracker that uses machi

19 Oct 2021 12:29 am
Apple Restructures Website, Separates AirPods and 'TV & Home' Into Their Own Sections

As part of a number of new product announcements and updates today, Apple restructured its website to more prominently highlight AirPods as their own product category, while creating TV & Home, Only on Apple, and a new Accessories tab. The new menu bar looks considerably more crowded than before but highlights Apple's shifting strategy to focus on the AirPods separately from its TV and home strategies. The new TV & Home section highlights the Apple TV , Apple TV+ , the HomePod mini , the Home ap

19 Oct 2021 12:10 am
Apple Selling New $49 Braided MagSafe Cable and $99 140W Power Adapter for 16-Inch MacBook Pro

To go along with the updated MacBook Pro models that are launching next week, Apple is stocking accessories for the machines. There's a 140W USB-C power adapter , which is Apple's most expensive power adapter to date at $99. There's also a $49 braided USB-C to MagSafe 3 cable for charging the MacBook Pro. Combined, it's going to cost right around $150 to get a new charging setup for the 16-inch MacBook Pro machines should you need a secondary power adapter and cable, though charging is still pos

19 Oct 2021 12:05 am
New MacBook Pro Features 120Hz ProMotion Display Similar to iPad Pro

The new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models both feature ProMotion technology, allowing the display to run at as high as 120Hz, down to low as 24Hz, similar to the iPad Pro . The iPhone 13 Pro , which brought ProMotion to the iPhone for the first time, supports a refresh rate as low as 10Hz, and as high as 120Hz. The new MacBook Pros include the same display technology as the high-end 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and can run at 24Hz rather than 10Hz. Similar to iOS 15 and the iPhone 13 Pro, Apple says

18 Oct 2021 11:55 pm
Apple Seeds watchOS 8.1 Release Candidate to Developers

Apple today seeded the release candidate version of an upcoming watchOS 8.1 beta to developers for testing purposes, with the update coming one week after the release of the fourth beta and a month after the release of the watchOS 8 update . To install watchOS 8.1, developers will need to download the configuration profile from the Apple Developer Center. Once installed, watchOS 8 can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General > Software update. To up

18 Oct 2021 11:54 pm