Mass Production of iPad 7 Said to Begin This Month, Followed by 16-Inch MacBook Pro in Fourth Quarter
Mass production of a new iPad will begin in July, followed by mass production of a new 16-inch MacBook Pro in the fourth quarter of this year, according to a supply chain report from Taiwan's Economic Daily News today.
The report, relayed by Japanese blog Mac Otakara, claims that Taiwanese manufacturer Radiant Opto-Electronics will be the exclusive backlight module supplier for both the new iPad and the 16-inch MacBook Pro. No further details were provided.
The new iPad likely refers to the rumored 10.2-inch model that is expected to succeed the low-cost 9.7-inch iPad. Apple introduced the low-cost iPad in March 2017, and refreshed it in March 2018, but March 2019 came and went without an update as Apple instead launched the 10.5-inch iPad Air and a new iPad mini.
The source of the 10.2-inch iPad rumor, CoinX, has an accurate track record. The mystery account previously tweeted the iPhone
XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR names of the 2018 iPhones before anyone else, and was also accurate about the 10.5-inch iPad Air
, the 2018 iPad Pro
being 5.9mm thick, and more.
If mass production of the new iPad begins this month, a release is likely on the horizon, but it is unclear if it will be a summer or fall product.
16-inch MacBook Pro rumors began with well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Back in February, he said the notebook would launch at some point in 2019 with an "all-new design." Last month, IHS Markit analyst Jeff Lin said the notebook will launch in September and have a display resolution of 3,072×1,920 pixels.
An updated Lock Screen interface in iOS 17 will turn the iPhone into a "smart-home display," according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. When not in use and positioned in a horizontal orientation, the iPhone will show information that includes calendar appointments, weather data, notifications, and more, allowing it to serve as a home data hub.
With the iPhone attached to a MagSafe charging stand...
Apple's upcoming iOS 17 update for the iPhone will include improvements across several apps and features, including Wallet, Find My, SharePlay, and AirPlay, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Apple is expected to preview iOS 17 during its WWDC keynote on June 5, and the update should be released to all users in September.
In a report today, Gurman said the Wallet app in particular will...
Apple today announced the schedule for its annual developers conference WWDC, which runs from June 5 through June 9. The schedule confirms that Apple's keynote will begin on June 5 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time, with the company expected to announce iOS 17, macOS 14, watchOS 10, its long-awaited AR/VR headset, a 15-inch MacBook Air, and more.
Apple's keynote will be followed by the Platforms State ...
The iOS 17 update that Apple plans to announce in June will include a dedicated journaling app, reports Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. The Wall Street Journal in April highlighted Apple's work on a Day One-style journaling app, but at the time, it was not clear if it would come in iOS 17.
According to Gurman, the app is indeed slated for inclusion in iOS 17, and it will introduce "note taking and...
Apple's "My Photo Stream" service is set to shut down on July 26, 2023, which means customers who are still using that feature will need to transition to using iCloud Photos prior to that date.
My Photo Stream is a free service that uploads the last 30 days of images (up to 1,000) to iCloud, making them accessible on the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and PC. It predates iCloud Photos and...
Apple today added refurbished M2 Mac mini models to its online store in the United States, offering the latest 2023 version of the desktop machine at a discounted price for the first time.
Refurbished M2 Mac mini models are priced starting at $509 for the version with an 8-core CPU, 10-core GPU, 8GB RAM, and 256GB SSD. That's a $90 discount off of the original $599 price tag for that...
OpenAI this week announced that its official ChatGPT app for the iPhone and the iPad is now available in more than 40 countries in addition to the United States. The app first launched in the United States last week, and OpenAI promised that it would expand to more countries in the coming weeks.
As of today, the app can be used in Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Brazil,...
Following around seven weeks of beta testing, iOS 16.5 was released to the public last week. The software update is a minor one, but includes a few new features and changes for the iPhone. To install an iOS update, open the Settings app on the iPhone, tap General → Software Update, and follow the on-screen instructions.
Below, we have recapped new features and changes in iOS 16.5,...
Top Rated Comments
* Be smart and spend 3 years saving up a ton of money for a new MacBook Pro so that by the time your current one is obsolete, you can afford a new one
* However, new MacBook Pro turns out to be terrible, with unusable keyboard, and the last good one is the one you already own and is obsolete
* Hold off on buying new MacBook Pro, wait for redesign
* Redesign costs more, you don't have enough money
* Save up for another year
* MacBook Pro price increases again, not enough money
I don't know how regular people are affording the current one, let alone the probably even more expensive redesign. I mean Macs have always been more expensive than other brands, but regular not-so-well-off people like students and artists could still afford them. Now you'd have to be some kind of top 1% millionaire rich person to buy a Mac, especially if you factor in that you'll have to keep spending a lot of money on getting it repaired (which usually means replaced since these things are only designed to break, but not to be repaired).
I don't get why prices aren't going down. Tech is becoming more affordable over time, yet prices are going up. Why?
I just want a fast laptop that runs macOS. I don't need a touch bar, I don't need TouchID or FaceID, I don't need it to be super mega thin, and I sure as hell don't need it to have a dead keyboard. Keep the price reasonable and let normal people continue to use Macs.
I opted for a Lenovo X1E, the configuration that I opted for cost me 2260 (with incentives) - 4k/32GB/1TB 3 year extended warranty, had I bought a MBP with that configuration it would have run me 4,600 dollars.