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Apple Music causing big iPhone battery problems. Here’s a fix

Battery drain woes continue for iPhone users, and this time beleaguered users are pointing the finger at Apple’s Music app. Best iPhones in 2020: iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE, and more Here are the …
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New report outlines potential roadmap for Apple’s ARM-based MacBooks

When Ming-Chi Kuo offers up a new report, Apple followers listen. The latest offering from the analyst adds key detail to the potential roadmap for Apple’s recently announced push into its home-baked ARM-based processors.

Once again, Kuo notes that a 13.3-inch MacBook will arrive in the fourth quarter of this year, sporting Apple’s own silicon. That laptop will reportedly be joined by a new version of the MacBook Air, which recently had its own upgrade. The thin-and-light laptop is said to be arriving either along with the Pro in Q4 2020 or Q1 2021.

Even more intriguing is the reported arrival of two new Pros — a 14.1-inch and 16-inch — which will sport an “all-new form factor design.” That marks a potential change from earlier reports that have the updated 16-inch arriving alongside the 13 by year’s end. As MacRumors notes, the redesigned iMac is absent from the letter.

Most reports have suggested that the all-in-one is set for a redesign before year’s end, but will still be sporting an Intel chip. A version with Apple silicon likely wouldn’t arrive on the desktop until next year at the earliest, potentially making the new iMac somewhat outdated shortly after its arrival.

Thus far the only system that’s been officially announced is a Mac mini designed specifically for developers. The company used WWDC to offer a rare early look at future tech, in order to help give app developers sufficient time to upgrade for the upcoming hardware.


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Apple iPadOS 14: All the key new iPad features explored

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Apple Loop: Massive iPhone Problems, Mac Defeats Windows, MacOS On iPad

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Apple says it’s ‘committed’ to supporting Thunderbolt on new Macs after Intel details latest version

Earlier today, Intel offered some key insight into Thunderbolt 4, following an initial unveil at CES back in January. The latest version of the connection standard isn’t actually faster than its predecessor (still offering up the same 40 gbps as its predecessor), but there are some key improvements on-board, including some updated system requirements.

Here’s the rundown, per Intel,

    • Double the minimum video and data requirements of Thunderbolt 3.

      • Video: Support for two 4K displays or one 8K display.
      • Data: PCIe at 32 Gbps for storage speeds up to 3,000 MBps.
    • Support for docks with up to four Thunderbolt 4 ports.
    • PC charging on at least one computer port.
    • Wake your computer from sleep by touching the keyboard or mouse when connected to a Thunderbolt dock.Required Intel VT-d-based direct memory access (DMA) protection that helps prevent physical DMA attacks

The new version will be compatible with both Thunderbolt 3 and old USB connections, and it’s set to arrive at some point later in 2020 on laptops sporting Tiger Lake CPUs. One big question mark in all of this, however, is whether Apple will continue to support this latest connection on its upcoming line of ARM-based Macs. After all, the move marks a key rift in the longstanding relationship between Apple and Intel. 

In a statement offered to TechCrunch, the company restated its commitment to connection it’s been so invested in over the past several years, noting, “Over a decade ago, Apple partnered with Intel to design and develop Thunderbolt, and today our customers enjoy the speed and flexibility it brings to every Mac. We remain committed to the future of Thunderbolt and will support it in Macs with Apple silicon.”


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