Kuo: Apple Will Launch Multiple Macs with Custom Arm Processors in 2021

In his latest investor’s note, TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that Apple will be launching multiple Macs with its custom Arm-based processor in 2021.

The analyst believes that Arm-based MacBooks will give Apple an advantage as it would not have to rely on Intel processors for refreshing its Mac lineup. It would also reduce the processor costs by 40 to 60 percent for the company and further help it in differentiating Macs with Windows-based PCs. Right now, Apple has to refresh its Mac lineup depending on Intel’s product roadmap as well. The latter has been struggling with its 10nm processors which would have likely had an impact on Apple’s MacBook product roadmap as well. In fact, the 2018 MacBook Pro overheating issues would have likely not existed in the first place if Intel had fabricated the CPUs on the 10nm node.

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Apple is expected to launch the first Arm-based MacBook in late 2020 or early 2021. It will be interesting to see how the Arm-based MacBooks from Apple do in terms of performance. It is possible that Apple uses its custom Arm CPU inside the MacBook lineup first before expanding it to the MacBook Pro lineup. MacBooks have a thinner chassis design than the MacBook Pro and could benefit more from using an Arm-based processor. MacBook Pros are generally used by professional users and Apple’s custom Arm processor might not be able to keep up with their demanding workloads.

Kuo also believes that Apple will be adding USB4 to its Macs beginning 2022. The USB controllers will be exclusively supplied by ASMedia Technology. USB4 offers the same speed of up to 40Gb/s and benefits as Thunderbolt 3. Right now, OEMs have to pay Intel a royalty for using Thunderbolt 3 on their devices. However, the company has made Thunderbolt 3 royalty-free and made it a part of USB4. So, once OEMs adopt USB4 on their machines, they will no longer have to pay Intel any royalty. The specification was finalized last year giving Apple plenty of time to implement it in its Macs.

Here’s a Weird Safari Bug in iOS 13.4 and macOS 10.15.4 That You Should Be Aware Of

Apple released iOS 13.4 and macOS 10.15.4 updates earlier this week, and both the updates brought various new features and fixed a lot of bugs. However, it has also introduced a weird bug in the Safari web browser app that you should be aware of. So, what’s that bug? Well, continue reading to find out.

The Safari app on both iOS 13.4 and macOS 10.15.4 platforms now fails to search for the plus symbol (+) on the internet. If you try to search for the + symbol or any term that contains a + symbol in it using Safari’s search bar/unified address bar, it removes the symbol from the search results page and provides search results that do not contain +.

For example, if you search for C++ or Disney+, you will just see results related to C and Disney, respectively. This might not appear like a huge bug, but when you want to quickly search for any topic or term with the + symbol in it, you would not be able to get accurate search results and that might irritate you in certain situations.

Apple’s own products such as Apple News+ and Apple TV+ contain the plus symbol. Well, a quick fix would be to either change the default search engine from Google to Bing, DuckDuckGo, or Yahoo. You could alternatively use other web browsers such as Google Chrome and Firefox.

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This bug could be happening due to incorrect URL encoding in Safari’s unified search bar in iOS 13.4 and macOS 10.15.4. There’s a possibility of either Apple or Google fixing things from their end since this appears to be a bug related to Safari’s integration with Google’s internet search service. Apple could also issue a quick and minor iOS and macOS bug fixing software update to compatible devices.

iPhone 9 Case Start Showing up at Best Buy

It was widely rumored that Apple would be launching the iPhone 9 towards the end of March. The device would then go on sale in the first week of April. However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Apple has likely had to readjust its launch timeline. Interestingly, cases for Apple’s new 4.7-inch iPhone have started popping up at retailers like Best Buy.

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The UAG case only mentions that it is for the new 4.7-inch 2020 iPhone and does not mention its name. This is typical of new iPhone cases at launch since they are usually mass-produced and shipped before Apple officially announces them.

As per the source, Best Buy employees have been ordered not to inventory the cases until April 5. It is possible that Apple will end up announcing the new 4.7-inch iPhone before that, though this would imply an announcement as soon as today or tomorrow. There is also the possibility that Best Buy would just end up delaying the sale of these covers.

Apple was rumored to launch the 2020 iPad Pro and iPhone 9 by the end of March. The company has already announced the former along with the 2020 MacBook Air. The 4.7-inch iPhone 9 was expected to be announced on March 31 and then launch on April 3.

Rumors point to the iPhone 9/SE 2 packing a 4.7-inch display with Touch ID. It would also feature an A13 Bionic chip, 3GB RAM, 64GB base storage, and a single 12MP camera at the rear. It is rumored to carry a starting price of $399.

To whom did the iPhone SE sell? Target clearly targets users of old Apple models

Apple ’s official website quietly launched the new iPhone SE. From the appearance, it has a 4.7-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 1334 * 750, a physical Home button, and a touch ID. The pricing range is 3299-4599 yuan, which is the iPhone SE since 2016. The lowest starting price of new products since. The target group of the new iPhone SE is very clear, and the competition with Android products of the same price is mainly reflected in the competition for iOS stock users.

From the perspective of historical shipments, the iPhone 6 and 7 series accounted for a very large proportion of Apple’s shipments in the past 5 years with an extremely long life cycle, thereby accumulating a large number of stock users. For this type of user, the new iPhone SE has a similar appearance to the previous generation of mobile phones and is relatively more suitable for their usage habits.
At the same time, the chip performance and the substantial upgrade of the operating system are also expected to stimulate users’ desire to change machines. The relatively low price and the value-for-new replacement plan launched by the joint e-commerce platform also make the iPhone SE more clearly positioned as A transitional model that paves the way for target users to switch later.
The target user group of the new iPhone SE is very clear, that is, users of old Apple models.

A well-known person said that the Apple iPhone 12 may not be released until October this year.

Today’s news, Jon Prosser, a well-known foreign Apple product leaker, said that Apple will postpone the launch of the “iPhone 12” product originally scheduled for September to early October, which is probably in response The effect of new coronavirus on its production cycle.

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Before the release of iPhone SE and MacBook Pro, Proser had accurately disclosed relevant information.
Earlier, Tian Ming International analyst Guo Mingchi had said that the release of the new iPhone this year may be later than expected, and Proser’s latest statement seems to confirm this.
According to previous news, Apple is expected to release four iPhones this year: a 5.4-inch iPhone, a 6.7-inch iPhone, and two 6.1-inch iPhones. All four iPhone models are expected to support 5G networks and are equipped with OLED (organic light-emitting diode) panels.

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Recently, foreign media disclosed a number of details about the iPhone 12 series, including the price, memory, camera and so on.
In terms of price, foreign media disclosed that the iPhone 12 is priced at the US $ 649 and the US $ 749; the iPhone 12 Max is priced at the US $ 749 and the US $ 849; the iPhone 12 Pro is priced at US $ 999 and US $ 1099, respectively. US dollars and 1299 US dollars; iPhone 12 Pro Max three versions are priced at 1099 US dollars, 1199 US dollars and 1399 US dollars.
In terms of memory, the operating memory of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Max is 4GB, and the storage space has two versions of 128GB and 256GB; the operating memory of the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max is 6GB, and the storage space is 128GB, 256GB and 512GB. Versions.
In terms of cameras, foreign media reported that the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Max are rear dual cameras, and the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max is rear triple cameras.
This week, a report showed that this year ’s new iPhones will use OLED panels from Samsung, BOE, and LG Display. Samsung will provide panels for three of the four new iPhones.

Apple’s New Tutorial Video Has References to Upcoming AirTags Item Tracker

We have seen references to AirTag in iOS 13. Apple has uploaded a new video on YouTube and interestingly the video has references to the upcoming AirTag tracker.

Last year we learned that Apple is working on an item tracker that will rival Tile. The airbag name was discovered on the filesystem for iOS 13.2. The tutorial video on YouTube is titled “How to erase your iPhone.” Needless to say, the video walks us through steps to erase an iPhone. In one of the segments, Apple explains how you can turn off Find My iPhone.

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In the video tutorial Apple executive taps on Settings>Name>Find My. Now the video shows Find My iPhone menu and this is where the things start getting interesting. The “Enable Offline Finding” option description reads as follows,

Offline finding enables this device and AirTags to be found when connected to Wi-Fi or cellular.

As you can see in the above screenshot, the description clearly mentions AirTags. The mention lends credence to the belief that AirTags is in the work. The item tracker from Apple will help users find objects like keys with the help of Find My app. With the help of offline feature any device will be able to detect the tracker when in proximity. As expected Apple has removed the video and all we are left with is a screenshot.

AirTags is expected to be paired to users’ iCloud accounts. Whenever the distance between the iPhone and the item increases users will get a notification. For example, your iPhone will notify if you get far away from the wallet. Apple AirTags supply-chain ramp up hints at Q3 launch. On a related note, Tile is already testifying against Apple and alleges that upcoming AirTag could take away Tile’s whole business. If you want to learn about the iSimu refurbished iPhone Kenya, please follow the blog of i-simu.com.

The Apple manager denied that the work was resumed on a time-by-phase basis.

According to the news yesterday evening, according to foreign media reports, Apple has determined a plan to resume work in time and phases. But an Apple manager said today that Apple has no timetable for resuming work.

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Yesterday it was reported that Apple plans to advance the resumption plan in batches in the next few months. The first batch of reinstatement will be employees who cannot work at home and online, mainly R & D personnel. Starting in July, Apple’s resumption plan will enter the second phase, and more employees will return to offices around the world.
And the well-known Apple blogger John Gruber (John Gruber) today quoted an Apple manager and a number of people familiar with the news that Apple did not have such a recovery plan.
Gruber said: “The information I got about the second phase of the resumption of work in July is contrary to it. Apple has no such timetable. Of course, in theory, July is a possible start, but It ’s also a little optimistic. The schedule is affected by the epidemic, not Apple ’s. ”
Gruber also said that a source told him that Apple has no real timetable for the second or third phase. Moreover, Apple ’s managers did not feel any pressure to let their team members enter the first stage or the second stage.
On the contrary, managers also encourage employees to continue working at home, leaving the entire office park as empty as possible, so that employees who need to stay there can work with ease.

Apple Maps Adds 3D Models of the Apple Park Campus

Apple Park has been visible on Apple Maps since March this year. Apple has now updated the Maps app with updated 3D models and detailed maps of the Apple Park campus.

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Apple Park is yet to be completed and the company is in the process of migrating its employees to certain areas of the building. It is said that about 12,000 people are expected to make the switch over the course of the next six months, as Apple is yet to provide finishing touches to some parts of the campus.

The company is going to plant nearly 9,000 trees around the campus which will further the company’s environmental initiatives. Apple Park is said to be the brainchild of the late Steve Jobs, and it has taken a lot of effort to become a reality. This land was previously home to HP’s offices, and the asphalt of the old campus has been replaced with grass and other environment-friendly structures.

The company is expected to give amazing attention to detail for the campus, much like it does for its products. A report said that the concrete panels that were to be used on the campus ceilings had to be approved by Apple’s in-house team twice, speaking volumes about the company’s dedication to the building. If you want to learn about the iSimu refurbished iPhone Kenya, please follow the blog of iSimu.

Teen Ownership of iPhones in the US is at an All-Time High

Results of investment firm Piper Sandler’s semi-annual teen survey “Taking Stock with Teens” points to iPhone ownership being the highest among teens in the United States. As per the survey results, 85% of the surveyed teens already own an iPhone and 88% of them expect to buy an iPhone next. These numbers are an all-time high for the survey.

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Only around 8% of the teens responded that they would be buying an Android device instead of an iPhone as their next smartphone. In the same survey last year, 83% of the teens had owned an iPhone and 86% of the respondents said that the iPhone would be their next phone.

The firm survey 5,200 teens living across 41 states in the US with an average age of 16.2 years. The average household income was $65,600 which is on the higher side so the results are a bit skewed here. The survey was conducted from February 17 to March 27. Interestingly, the survey also points to Netflix surpassing YouTube as the number 1 daily video subscription service for teens. Disney+ also made its way into the top 5 list ahead of Apple TV+ and Amazon’s Prime Video.

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The survey also included AirPods this time around. Of the 5,200 teens surveyed, 52% owned a set of AirPods, while of the remaining teens who did not own, 18% claimed they plan to purchase them within the next year. As for Apple Watch, 25% of the surveyed teens owned one. The survey notes that there has been an increased interest in “complementary hardware products” for iPhones from Apple.

One of the key reasons behind Apple’s success in the United States is because of the loyalty the brand enjoys among teens in the region. The strong loyalty means that the teens would end up buying more Apple products like the MacBook down the line for their work purposes.

Samsung Galaxy S20 + DXOMARK camera score announced: ranked tenth

DXOMARK announced the camera score of Samsung Galaxy S20 +-118 points, ranking tenth. DXOMARK said that the Samsung Galaxy S20 +, which scored 118 points, is a smart camera with the excellent camera performance. In many ways, its image quality is comparable to the more expensive Samsung S20 Ultra.
In the DXOMARK camera rating ranking, the Samsung Galaxy S20 + ranked tenth with 118 points, which is 4 points away from the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra.
IT House noted that the Samsung Galaxy S20 + scored 127 points for taking pictures and 100 points for videos. In contrast, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra scored 132 points for photos and 102 points for videos.

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DXOMARK general comment:
If you are looking for a high-end camera phone produced by an incumbent manufacturer and at a lower price than a high-end flagship device, then the Samsung Galaxy S20 + will definitely meet these requirements. The S20 + ‘s four-camera configuration includes dedicated wide-angle, ultra-wide-angle, zoom, and bokeh sensors, and in many ways, its image quality is comparable to the more expensive Samsung S20 Ultra. The S20 + ‘s ultra-wide-angle and bokeh shots are particularly impressive, with excellent exposure and color in almost all lighting conditions. Autofocus is accurate and reliable. Although it is somewhat over-sharpened, the details are still quite good.
In other words, compared to the advanced processing technology widely used in high-end smartphones, the 12-megapixel standard sensor installed in the S20 + is slightly inferior in terms of noise or texture. The S20 + ‘s zoom camera is also quite special, with a 64-megapixel sensor and an equivalent focal length of 29mm, providing an effective digital zoom solution for still images. The high-resolution sensor allows the S20 + to double record 8K video. If your movie requires that high resolution, this is a big advantage. However, when shooting static zoom photos, the S20 + cannot compare to a telephoto lens. Models. If you want to learn about the iSimu refurbished Samsung Kenya, please follow the blog of iSimu.