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Apple M1 Chip: Everything You Need to Know

Friday November 27, 2020 12:13 pm PST by
Apple in November released the first Macs with an Arm-based M1 chip, debuting new 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini models. The M1 chip has received rave reviews for its incredible performance and efficiency, and it is the culmination of more than a decade of Apple's work on chips created for the iPhone and the iPad. This guide walks through everything that you need to know ...
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Apple M1 MacBook Pro vs. Intel MacBook Pro (13-Inch) Buyer's Guide

Wednesday November 25, 2020 12:39 pm PST by
In November 2020, Apple updated its popular 13-inch MacBook Pro lineup with the first Apple Silicon chip for the Mac, the M1. The base 13-inch MacBook Pro was refreshed with the Arm-based Apple chip, bringing significant speed and efficiency improvements, yet Apple continues to sell the higher-end 13-inch MacBook Pro with Intel inside for several hundred dollars more. So is it still...
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Watch Apple's M1 MacBook Pro Obliterate 2020 Intel MacBook Pro in Speed Tests

Thursday November 19, 2020 3:23 pm PST by
Apple's first M1 Macs have defied expectations and are more powerful than anyone expected, handily beating out many other Intel Macs that Apple is continuing to sell. We've seen endless speed tests, but we thought we'd pit the ‌M1‌ 13-inch MacBook Pro against the model that it's replacing, the 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro with 1.4GHz quad-core Core i5 processor, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645, and 8GB...
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HomePod Mini vs. Amazon Echo Buyer's Guide

Monday November 16, 2020 1:18 pm PST by
In October, Apple unveiled the HomePod mini as the first addition to its HomePod lineup since the original full-sized speaker, with the ‌HomePod mini‌ featuring a compact design and the S5 chip. With a more affordable price tag of just $99, ‌HomePod mini‌ is a much more accessible and versatile ‌HomePod‌ in a compact design. At almost the same time, Amazon released the fourth-generation Amazon Echo...
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macOS Big Sur: Quick Start Video Plus 50 Tips and Tricks

Friday November 13, 2020 1:46 am PST by
macOS Big Sur is finally here. Version 11 of Apple's operating system for Mac features a completely overhauled look that's designed to be both fresh and familiar, but it's not just the design that's new. Apple has also rethought and retooled many features of macOS to improve the user experience, so whether you're running on Intel or Apple Silicon, there's plenty that's new to explore. In...
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Apple Silicon M1 Mac Mini vs. Intel Mac Mini Buyer's Guide

Thursday November 12, 2020 12:08 pm PST by
In November 2020, Apple updated the Mac mini with the first Apple Silicon chip for the Mac, the M1 chip. However, Apple continues to sell its older, Intel-based ‌Mac mini‌. The Intel ‌Mac mini‌ last received a significant update in 2018, so why is Apple still selling its older ‌Mac mini‌? Curiously, rather than making the older model available for a lower price, Apple is presenting the...
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macOS Big Sur Features: Everything New in Today's Release

Thursday November 12, 2020 7:00 am PST by
Apple is set to release macOS Big Sur in a few hours based on past macOS release timelines, and it's a major update with a whole slew of new features. Ahead of the launch, we've highlighted the biggest changes so you can get a quick overview of what to expect when downloading it later today. Redesign ‌macOS Big Sur‌ brings a significant redesign to the Mac operating system, debuting the first ...
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Apple M1 MacBook Air vs. M1 MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide

Wednesday November 11, 2020 9:21 am PST by
In November 2020, Apple updated its popular 13-inch MacBook lineup with the first Apple Silicon chip for the Mac, the M1 chip. Both the 13-inch MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro received updates with the M1 chip. The M1 MacBook Air and M1 MacBook Pro appear to be very similar owing to their shared processor, form factor, and keyboard, so should you consider purchasing the lower-cost...
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A12Z vs. A14: Which Apple Chip is Better?

Monday November 9, 2020 7:13 am PST by
In March 2020, Apple introduced a new iPad Pro with the A12Z Bionic processor. In September, Apple premiered the fourth-generation iPad Air with the A14 Bionic processor, and a month later, the chip made its way into the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. These processors are among the most powerful Apple-designed chips to date, but how do they compare? Our guide takes a closer look at each of...
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iOS 14.2 Features: Everything New in iOS 14.2

Friday November 6, 2020 8:38 pm PST by
Apple recently released iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2, the second major updates to the iOS and iPadOS 14 operating system updates that were released in September. iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 come two weeks after the launch of iOS 14.1. The iOS 14.2 update can be downloaded for free and it is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the new software, go to Settings...
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iOS 14.2 Emoji: All the New Emoji Found in iOS 14.2

Friday November 6, 2020 8:21 pm PST by
Apple released iOS 14.2 which adds 13 new Emoji characters that Apple previewed earlier this year as part of World Emoji Day. New emoji options include ninja, people hugging, black cat, bison, fly, polar bear, blueberries, fondue, bubble tea, and more, with a list below. Faces - Smiling Face with Tear, Disguised Face People - Ninja, Person in Tuxedo, Woman in Tuxedo, Person with Veil,...
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What to Expect at November's Apple Event: Macs With Arm-Based Apple Silicon Chips

Friday November 6, 2020 12:17 pm PST by
Apple is holding it's live event now. Follow along with our live blog for the latest updates. We're also live tweeting the event on Twitter. Apple's third fall 2020 event, "One more thing," will be held on Tuesday, November 10. Apple held events in September and October to introduce new iPads, Apple Watches, iPhones, and the HomePod mini, and this November event is expected to be all about...
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Camera Comparison: iPhone 12 Pro vs. iPhone 11 Pro

Thursday October 29, 2020 5:10 pm PDT by
Apple last week released the iPhone 12 Pro, which is being sold alongside the iPhone 12, 12 mini, and 12 Pro Max. The Pro Max has the best camera of the bunch, but since it's not out yet, we thought we'd take a look at the improvements introduced in the ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ and see how camera quality compares to the iPhone 11 Pro. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The...
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MagSafe: Everything About Apple's New iPhone 12 Charging Technology

Wednesday November 18, 2020 5:17 pm PST by
With the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro models introduced in October 2020, Apple reinvented “MagSafe,” a name once used for the breakaway magnetic charging cables designed for the MacBook. The repurposed MagSafe name still pertains to magnet-based accessories, but this time, designed for iPhones rather than Macs. All of the ‌iPhone 12‌ models have a ring of magnets built into the back around the...
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All the MagSafe Accessories You Can Buy for iPhone 12

Wednesday October 28, 2020 1:25 pm PDT by
When Apple in October 2020 unveiled the iPhone 12 series – the ‌iPhone 12‌, ‌iPhone 12‌ mini, iPhone 12 Pro and ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ Max – it revived the MagSafe brand to describe a brand-new magnetic charging system that's integrated into its latest handsets. All of the ‌‌iPhone 12‌‌ models have a ring of magnets built into the back and surrounding a wireless charging coil that affixes the handsets...
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How to Use Apple's New Intercom Feature

Monday November 9, 2020 3:35 pm PST by
Alongside the HomePod mini, Apple introduced a new Intercom feature that's designed to let Apple device owners communicate with one another throughout the home, sending messages to specific rooms, areas, or people. Intercom works with the HomePod, ‌HomePod mini‌, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods, and even CarPlay, so you can dictate a voice message on any of your devices that you can have...
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HomePod Mini vs. HomePod Buyer's Guide

Wednesday October 21, 2020 4:13 pm PDT by
This month, Apple unveiled the HomePod mini as the first addition to the popular HomePod lineup, with a new spherical design and the S5 chip. With a more affordable price tag of just $99, ‌HomePod mini‌ is a much more accessible and versatile ‌HomePod‌ in a compact design. The original ‌HomePod‌ continues to be sold by Apple for $299. At over three times the price of ‌HomePod mini‌, should you still ...
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iPhone 12 Cases Buyer's Guide

Saturday October 17, 2020 7:34 pm PDT by
Apple announced the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro this week, and pre-orders opened on Friday, October 16, with shipping dates due to begin on Friday, October 23. The launch of a new iPhone is always a mad dash with case manufacturers trying to launch their products in time for the first customers. We've collected this list of early ‌iPhone 12‌ and ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ cases presently...
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November Event Coming? Everything Apple Didn't Announce at the October Event

Friday October 16, 2020 3:43 pm PDT by
Apple has held events in September and October so far, first focusing on the Apple Watch Series 6 and iPad Air and then new iPhone 12 models and the HomePod mini. There are still a handful of products that Apple is expected to launch before the end of the year, so will we see a November event? Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. From AirPods Studio to an Arm-based...
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iPhone 12 Pro vs. iPhone 12 Pro Max Buyer's Guide

Friday October 16, 2020 2:43 pm PDT by
This month, Apple unveiled the iPhone 12 Pro and ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ Max as the successors to the popular iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, with a new squared-off industrial design, the A14 Bionic chip, a LiDAR Scanner, and MagSafe. As Apple's premium flagship offerings, the ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ and ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ Max are the most fully-featured iPhones available. The ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ starts at $999 and...