Apple is keeping pace with the times, so each device under its leadership is almost unique in its characteristics. We can say that apple devices are the first to take on the consequences of using new solutions. As was the case with the abandonment of the headphone jack in new devices or the creation of a protruding camera from the body. Next year, the company is poised to introduce something innovative again.
Now a new technology in the world of displays is actively developing – mini-LED matrices. This is a complete analogue of OLED with all its advantages, but without the tendency to fade. Such matrices do not consist of organic LEDs, but ordinary ones. There are also three of them per subpixel, each for its own color.
Ming-Chi Kuo, a well-known analyst and author of one hundred percent predictions about Apple technology, shared reliable information about the release of the company’s laptops with new-generation matrices. He believes that the release of notebooks based on Silicon M1 processors costs the company less than similar devices on Intel. This will help them migrate to new matrices without sacrificing product costs.
In particular, the updated MacBook Pro is expected in the first half of 2021, and in 2022 there will also be a MacBook Air with such a screen. The move will boost the company’s laptop sales by 100% over the next few years, the analyst said.
Apple’s mixed reality headset will be more powerful than many laptops. She will receive SoC Apple M2
Apple’s mixed reality headset should get the M2 single-chip system. Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman thinks so.
Earlier it was said that the headset will receive SoC M1, but apparently Apple has changed the configuration. It is also worth remembering that the current leaks speak of two platforms, and the second will be responsible for processing data from the device’s numerous sensors.
The headset will receive M2 with 16 GB of memory, that is, the performance of the device will be higher than that of many laptops on the market. At the same time, various rumors suggest that Apple has previously encountered the problem of overheating of the headset, so such a powerful platform, apparently, is also a minus.
At the moment, the headset is expected to be introduced in early 2023. It is also likely that for the first time Apple will show it at an event in the fall, but the device will enter the market next year.
More than 16 hours of continuous work – this is the autonomy of the new MacBook Pro 13 on M2
Apple laptops, thanks to Apple Silicon processors, stand out for their incredible autonomy. The latest MacBook Pro 13 based on the Apple M2 SoC is no exception.
The Verge journalist decided to check how long the new MacBook Pro will last in the mode of a full-fledged working system, when there is no goal to squeeze the maximum autonomy out of the PC.
The test started at 20:00. The author launched a browser with a dozen tabs, Spotify and set the brightness to 50%. Later on, the load on the PC increased as additional applications were launched, including Google Docs, After Effects, Instagram, Swift Playgrounds 4 game, PugetBench, Lightroom and so on. It is also worth noting that from 2:13 to 8:15, while the author was sleeping, YouTube was running on the laptop.
As a result, around 12:30 the laptop still turned off. He worked 16 hours and 30 minutes. The load at the same time quite corresponded to some conditionally average. If limited, for example, to the browser and typing, the laptop will probably last even longer.
The new Apple M2-based MacBook Pro has half the SSD speed of last year’s Apple M1-based NGA model
Following the release of Apple’s new 13-inch MacBook Pro based on the Apple M2, the $1,300 base model with a 256GB SSD was found to have significantly slower read/write speeds compared to the equivalent previous generation model.
YouTube channel Max Tech and Created Tech tested this version with the Blackmagic Disk Speed Test app and found that the SSD read and write speeds are about 1450 MB/s, which is about 50% slower when reading and about 30% slower when writing. compared to a 13-inch Apple M1-based MacBook Pro with a 256GB SSD.
Max Tech results:
- 13″ MacBook Pro (M1/256GB) Read Speed: 2900
- 13″ MacBook Pro (M2/256GB) Read speed: 1446
- 13″ MacBook Pro (M1/256 GB) Write speed: 2215
- 13″ MacBook Pro (M2/256 GB) Write speed: 1463
Upon disassembly, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with 256 GB of memory was found to have only one NAND flash chip, while the previous model had two NAND chips of 128 GB each. This difference probably explains why the new model has a slower SSD: multiple NAND chips in parallel provide faster speeds.
Perhaps this decision is due to lower costs and / or lack of components. Apple has not yet commented on the situation.
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