Apple shifts some production to Vietnam over China trade concerns

Apple is very concerned about the US-China trade wars as tensions between the two countries have increased significantly. As a result, in a bid to diversify their production, Apple has requested Foxconn, one of their biggest device manufacturers and assemblers, to move some of Apple’s Macbook and iPad assembly to Vietnam.

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Apple iPad Pro 2021 high-end models said to feature 5G with mmWave support

Back in March, Apple silently launched its high-end iPad Pro with updated specifications, including the LiDAR scanner. If the information circulating on the Internet turns out to be true, the Cupertino giant is already working on the 2021 iPad Pro that will be equipped with a mini-LED display. Continue reading “Apple iPad Pro 2021 high-end models said to feature 5G with mmWave support”

Apple iPhone 12 Pro component costs estimated at $406; 26.8% South Korean components

In a recent iPhone 12 Pro teardown, it has found that South-Korean companies component accounts for a 26.8% share of the handset’s value. As per the report, Apple’s decision to use South Korean components is mainly driven by the adoption of OLED display technology for its entire iPhone 12 range this year. It’s worth mentioning that the screens are supplied by Samsung Display and LG Display. Continue reading “Apple iPhone 12 Pro component costs estimated at $406; 26.8% South Korean components”

Apple said to launch redesigned MacBooks with Apple Silicon in second half of 2021

A few weeks back, Apple launched a range of Macbooks with its 5nm M1 chip at its ‘One More Thing’ event. As per the recent report, the Cupertino giant plans to release additional MacBook models with Apple Silicon in the second half of 2021. Continue reading “Apple said to launch redesigned MacBooks with Apple Silicon in second half of 2021”

Apple settles yet another iPhone “Batterygate” lawsuit with $113 million fine

It has been nearly 3 years since news broke out of people noticing slowdowns in older iPhones after they updated the software. Since then, it has been a story of various lawsuits and litigations after Apple acknowledged that they were indeed slowing down performance over battery concerns. Now, Apple has settled another investigation over this issue, paying a fine of $113 million.

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Apple iPhone 12 Pro Unboxing and First Impressions

It is that time of the year again and the new iPhones have landed. The iPhone design language moves to a rectangular design which is interesting and there are 4 new models this year. We just got the iPhone 12 Pro and here is a quick unboxing and first impressions.

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Apple reduces App Store commission down to 15% for developers earning less than $1 million

After nearly 12 years since it launched, Apple is finally reducing their App Store commission down from 30% to 15% for developers who have earned less than $1 million in a financial year. This change in App Store policy comes at a time when Apple is fighting a major lawsuit against Epic Games, who accused Apple of anti-competitive restrictions in their marketplace.

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iPhone 12 Mini teardown reveals smaller components

iFixit’s iPhone tear-down is always a good opportunity if you want to take a look at Apple’s latest hardware inside. This time, iFixit shared the teardown of iPhone 12 Mini recently, and here’s what we’ve learned. Continue reading “iPhone 12 Mini teardown reveals smaller components”

Apple iPads with Mini LED displays and 3rd gen AirPods reportedly coming in first half of 2021

Popular Apple analyst, Ming Chi-Kuo has revealed in a new research note to investors that Apple will likely launch a new iPad with a mini-LED display and new AirPods 3 sometime during the first half of 2021. Apple is expected to contract Chinese manufacturer Jialianyi for its LCP (liquid crystal polymer) soft boards technology, bringing the company as part of its supply chain for various Apple products.

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Apple MacOS Big Sur 11.0.1 update released

Apple has begun the global rollout of one of their biggest MacOS updates in recent times, called MacOS Big Sur, just like it announced two days ago. This major update brings the version number to 11.0.1, with significant design refreshes throughout the OS, along with new features and optimizations for Apple’s newest M1 chip.

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Apple MacOS Big Sur roll out slated for November 12

During their “One More Thing” event held yesterday, Apple finally announced a release date for their newest MacOS Big Sur update – November 12, 2020. The update, which was first introduced MacOS Big Sur during a previous event back in June, 2020, and brings many new changes such as a new interface and UI, lots of new features and performance improvements.

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Apple introduces new Mac mini with M1 chip, India price starts at Rs. 64900

Along with the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro, Apple introduced the new Mac mini with its new M1 chip with 8-core CPU offering up to 3x faster performance than the previous generation with Intel Core processor. The 8-core GPU promises up to 6x increase in graphics performance for performance-intensive tasks like complex 3D rendering with ease. It offers up to 15x faster performance in ML and consumes 60% less energy than the previous generation. Continue reading “Apple introduces new Mac mini with M1 chip, India price starts at Rs. 64900”

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch with M1 chip, up to 20 hours of battery life announced, India price starts at Rs. 1,22,900

At its ‘One More Thing’ event today, Apple unveiled its all-new 5nm M1 chip for Macs and launched new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini with the latest chip, improved battery life, and more. Continue reading “Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch with M1 chip, up to 20 hours of battery life announced, India price starts at Rs. 1,22,900”

Apple introduces new MacBook Air with M1 chip, fanless design, up to 18h battery life, India price starts at Rs. 92900

Apple today introduced its new MacBook Air powered by the new M1 chip with 8-core CPU offering up to 3.5x faster performance than the previous generation and the 8-core GPU is up to 5x faster. ML workloads are up to 9x faster, and the chip’s storage controller and latest flash technology deliver up to 2x faster SSD performance. Apple said that the MacBook Air powered by M1 is faster than the chips in 98% of laptops sold in the past year. Continue reading “Apple introduces new MacBook Air with M1 chip, fanless design, up to 18h battery life, India price starts at Rs. 92900”

Apple introduces M1 5nm Octa-Core SoC for the Mac

Apple just announced M1, the company’s first ARM-based SoC, also known as Apple Silicon designed specifically for the Mac, as expected. The company says that it is the most powerful chip it has ever created. It is the first chip for the PC to be built on 5-nanometer process technology, and has 16 billion transistors, the most Apple has ever put into a chip. This combines CPU, I/O, security, and more into a single SoC for greater performance and power efficiency. Continue reading “Apple introduces M1 5nm Octa-Core SoC for the Mac”