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When will we see new MacBook Pros?
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman says they’re coming this year, but not before Apple’s September iPhone event happens
Apple seems to be investing big in mini-LED technology according to DigitTimes
The belief is that it’s for their rumored 14-inch and 16-inc MacBook Pro updates
Plans to invest $200 million on their supplier Taiwan Surface Mounting Technology to bring online four new assembly lines dedicated to mini-LED production
The thought is this will allow them to supply Apple with enough capacity for 700,000 to 800,000 mini-LED MacBook Pro displays a month
They also report that Apple has lined up two additional mini-LED suppliers
Ming-Chi Kuo has also supported the belief that Apple new M1X based MacBook Pros would enter in to production in the 3rd quarter which supports a 4th quarter launch.
There are also rumors that the new machines will finally have upgraded 1080p web cams
In fact rumor is that ALL future Macs will have a 1080p web cam (about dang time!)
You would hope that it’d also be a ultra wide angle and support the new Center Stage feature Apple brought to the iPad Pro this year.
DigiTimes is predicting a mid-October release for the new machines
The machines are expected to have a new ultra thin flat edge design
They will get updated 10 core “M1X” processors with GPUs with up to 32 cores and options for up to 64GB or RAM
They are also expected to drop the TouchBar and bring back the HDMI port, SD Card Slot, and MagSafe
Apple M2 may debut on iPad Pro
Seems like Apple might stick with the M1 branding for all of their first generation Apple Silicon products.
An Apple leaker on Twitter, DylanDkt, claims the Apple “M2” will debut next year with an update to the MacBook Air line-up that will bring colors to that model.
MacBook Airs with colors matching the new 24-inch iMacs along with the light gray bezels and white keyboards could be amazing.
Ming-Chi Kuo also believes that the next MacBook Air due out in 2022 will use a min-LED display
A report from the Elec claims that Apple plans to release and updated 10.8-inch iPad with a rigid OLED panel display next year.
The assumption is it would be an updated 5th gen iPad Air
That would be Apple’s first iPad to use OLED technology, but the piece goes on to claim that Apple will release multiple iPads with flexible OLED display panels
In a different report
Linux gets preliminary support for M1
Linux 5.1.3 has been officially release and is the first version to support Apple Silicon based Macs
The update brings support out of beta and the support is still basic.
Things like accelerated graphics are not supported yet.
They are also looking to update drivers, architecture and to make file system improvements
Apple TV shows continue to win honors
This time around they’ve been nominated for 25 nominations for the 48th annual Daytime Emmy Award
The Daytime Emmy Awards are designed to recognize outstanding achievement in daytime television programming
I’m not 100% sure exactly how that is defined in the age of streaming?
19 nominations in the Children's & Lifestyle categories along with 6 in the craft categories for shows like "Ghostwriter," "Stillwater,” “Helpsters,” and "Long Way Up,"
The winners of the Daytime Emmy Awards will be announced virtually by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences on July 17 and July 18.
Apple TV+ shows also picked up 15 nominations for the Hollywood Critics Association Awards
That includes 8 nominations for the hit show Ted Lasso
Along with additional nominations for Mythic Quest, Dickinson, and the music documentary series 1971: The Year Music Changed Everything
According to Variety Apple has acquired the rights to turn the book "If You Were Only White: The Life of Leroy 'Satchel' Paige" and plans to turn it into a series
The show will use the life and career of 'Satchel' Paige to explore the story of Negro League Baseball
The series is being produced by Apple and Kapital Entertainment in partnership with the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and Major League Baseball.
Apple signed a deal for a series adaptation of Garth Risk Hallberg's bestselling novel "City on Fire"
The book is a mystery about an NYU student is shot in Central Park on the Fourth of July
The show will be an eight episode series is created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, who will also serve as showrunners and executive producers
Savage and Schwartz are know for shows like "Gossip Girl," "Nancy Drew," "The Astronaut Wives Club," and “Dynasty.”
The Wall Street Journal says Apple is one of the potential buyers for Hello Sunshine, Reese Witherspoon’s production company that produces the Apple TV+ series “The Morning Show” and “Truth Be Told”
The company is looking for a buyer and the deal could be valued at around $1 billion
If Apple did buy them it’s probable that they would be absorbed into their Apple Studios production company.
Ryan Reynolds posted a tweet with an image from the set of a new Apple Christmas movie called “Spirited”
In the image he’s wearing AirPods and jokes, “You’d barely notice it’s and Apple movie” and also “iOS 14.6 will begin installing in 7 seconds…”
He’s also in the scene with Will Ferrell
The movie is said to be a musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol and also stars Sunita Mani as “Past”
Technically there is not a release date, but one would assume it’s slated for the holiday season maybe?
Apple announced a new documentary special focused on 9/11
The show titled ‘9/11: Inside the President’s War Room’ will recount the 12 hours after the attacks using never-before-heard testimony from the leaders and decision makers involved in responding to the event
It will be narrated by Jeff Daniels and include testimony from President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Colin Powell, and others
It will premiere simultaneously on Apple TV+ and on BBC One in the UK. The Apple TV+ release in the UK will be delayed until after the release on the BBC
The Information says Apple is in “early talks” with the NFL about trying to get the right to stream their NFL Sunday Ticket games
The biggest stumbling block seems to the the price. It’s believed that DirectTV paid as much a $1.5 billion for the rights last year and this years bill could be higher
For sure an opportunity for Apple TV+ to expand into a market they are missing, but is it worth the price?
Variety reported that Apple signed Lovecraft Country creator Misha Green to a deal just a few days after HBO announced it would not be picking up the series for a second season despite the show garnering critical acclaim
Green had also been a writer on for Heroes and Sons of Anarchy
Under the deal Green will “create and develop television projects” for Apple TV+
Green had previously worked with Apple's heads of worldwide video Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht when they were at Sony Pictures Television.
Series 7 Apple watch with more colors
Previously YouTuber John Prosser hinted at a new green color, similar to the iPhone 11, for the Series 7 Apple Watch
We’ve also heard rumors of a “significant” case redesign that should bring flat sides mimicking Apple’s current iPhone design language and thinner bezels
There are also some who think the next Apple Watch will have ultra wide band support
Now UDN out of Taiwan is saying there will be new “colors”, indicating multiple color options and that a smaller “S7” processor will make room for a larger battery brining improved battery life.
An Apple Watch announcement is expected to come along side the iPhone 13 announcement in the Fall.
Everything will be bigger on iPhone 13
Well, at least the camera modules and wireless charging coils according to recent rumors
First off… Max Weinbach at EverythingApplePro says that the new iPhone will have a “slightly” larger charging coil
the belief is that this is to provide better heat management and allow for higher wattage
It could also be the pre-cursor to Apple bringing reverse wireless charging to future models
he’s also speculated that the iPhone 13 could have a stronger array of MagSafe magnets
We’re also expecting a larger camera bump to accommodate larger camera sensors
It would help accommodate features like sensor shift stabilization on all models
And improvements in the ultra wide lens for the iPhone Pro and Pro Max models
One thing that will get smaller in the future would be the CPU manufacturing process
iPhone 14 is expected to be the first to use a 4nm manufacturing process in 2022 according to a report from Nikkei Asia
They are actually expected to use a 3nm chip for the iPad Pros on the same time frame, but a larger 4-nm SoC would be used for the iPhones due to yield rates / scheduling lead times.
Meanwhile the iPhone 12 continues to be a massive hit for Apple
The latest research from Counterpoint estimates that the iPhone Series 12 has now sold over 100 million units
The iPhone 12 achieved the 100 million mark two months earlier than the iPhone 11 and almost as quickly has the iPhone 6 (the last model to have a “super cycle”)
The iPhone 6 boost was triggered by demand for larger screen phones while it’s believed the iPhone 12 is experiencing a super cycle because of strong demand for 5G phones and OLED displays
And the success of the iPhone 12 looks like it could continue with the iPhone 13 at least according to analysts at JPMorgan
They are expecting Apple to ship as many as 226 million iPhones in the 2022 fiscal year
Reports claiming that Apple will go with “iPhone 13” as the naming scheme
Also keeping the “mini” “Pro” and “Pro Max” monikers
There were some who felt the “13” branding might be off putting to some consumers because of triskaidekaphobia (fear of the number 13)
I think it’s personally just time to drop the numbers. We could just use year. “The 2021 iPhone Pro”
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Feedback: Apple Retail Restorations
Last show we talked about Apple’s new Downtown LA store and the restorations they’ve done on many building thought the world preserving historic building and turning them into incredible retail spaces.
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A case for wireless iPad charging
We’ve been hearing these rumors that a future iPad might have a glass back and wireless charging
I mentioned that it seemed like wireless charging would be an odd experience from something as large as an iPad
I was thinking in terms of having a “puck” like charger.
Vincente wrote in a pointed out a use case I hadn’t really considered
he mentioned that he owned a HP TouchPad WebOS tablet which offered wireless charging via an accessory called a “Touchstone”.
It was a “book” stand. So it was easy to drop your device in and to pick it up.
It also supported and worked in either orientation
But I think the key “killer” feature was in software. It had a “Touchstone” mode that allowed the display to be set up to show info while it was in charging mode
So you could have a “screensaver” that would function as a clock, or calendar, or a digital photo frame
So imagine all the widgets or information you could have your device display.
It could be a HomeKit controller or show your Photo memories
It could be a twitter or instagram display
A music interface, etc.
With “Smart” widgets it could even morph functionality based on your usage and time of day.