Apple Invites Developers to Get One-on-One Guidance From Engineers Ahead of Apple Silicon Mac Launch

With the end of the year approaching, we’re getting closer to the launch of the first Mac with an Apple Silicon chip. Apple has been allowing Mac developers to prepare for the transition to ‌Apple Silicon‌ through the Universal Quick Start Program, and now Apple is sending invites to testers to invite them to get […]

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Apple Event to Unveil First Apple Silicon Macs Could Happen on November 17

Apple will hold another digital event on November 17 to announce its first Apple Silicon powered Macs, according to frequent leaker Jon Prosser. Apple has already said that this year it intends to introduce the first Mac powered by an ‌Apple Silicon‌ chip instead of an Intel processor. One thing it hasn’t revealed is the […]

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Eight Unreleased Mac Models Appear in Regulatory Filings

Eight unreleased Macs have appeared in Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) filings, alongside a large number of iOS devices, as spotted by French outlet Consomac. Three of the Macs have appeared in EEC filings before, including model A2147, A2158, and A2182, while five of them are entirely new to the database. The three that appeared previously […]

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Apple Executives Discuss the New A14 Chip and Apple’s Approach to Chip Design

Between last month’s introduction of the iPad Air with Apple’s new A14 chip and tomorrow’s expected unveiling of the iPhone 12 said to feature the same chip, Apple executives have been making the rounds talking up the technology behind the A14 and the company’s overall chip strategy. In a new interview with Engadget, Apple’s vice […]

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What to Expect at October’s Apple Event: New iPhone 12 Lineup, Smaller HomePod Mini, Wireless Chargers and More

Apple’s second fall 2020 event, “Hi, Speed,” is set to be held on Tuesday, October 13. Apple already held an event in September, but it was focused on the iPad Air and the Apple Watch rather than iPhones as usual. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.October’s event is expected to be much […]

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A14X Chip for First Apple Silicon Mac and New iPad Pro to Enter Mass Production in Fourth Quarter

Apple’s 5-nanometer-based A14X processor, which is destined for the first Apple Silicon Mac and the next-generation iPad Pro, will enter mass production in the fourth quarter of this year, reports DigiTimes. Apple will kick off its 5nm wafer starts at TSMC for its new Apple Silicon processors starting the fourth quarter of 2020, with monthly […]

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Report: Super-Lightweight 12-inch MacBook Powered By Apple Silicon to Launch This Year

Apple has designed a 12-inch MacBook powered by Apple Silicon that weighs less than one kilogram and the company intends to launch it by the end of the year, according to a new report today. Apple’s first ARM-based Mac will use an A14X processor, which is codenamed “Tonga” and manufactured by TSMC, and the MacBook […]

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TSMC Details Potential iPhone 12 A14 Performance and Upcoming 3nm Process

Apple chipmaker TSMC has set out the potential performance and power efficiency of the upcoming iPhone 12‘s A14 chip, according to a report by AnandTech. The ‌iPhone 12‌ is expected to contain an A14 chip, based on TSMC’s smaller 5nm manufacturing process. The iPhone 11‘s A13 chip used a 7nm process by comparison. Manufacturing chips […]

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Malware Injected Into Xcode Projects Could Infiltrate Mac App Store

Last week, we reported on a severe new kind of Mac malware that has been found to infect via Xcode, discovered by security researchers at Trend Micro. In an exclusive interview with MacRumors, the security researchers behind the discovery, Oleksandr Shatkivskyi and Vlad Felenuik, have provided more information about their research. The malware, which is […]

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Intel Delays 7-Nanometer Chips Until Late 2022 or Early 2023

During its second quarter earnings announcement, Intel today said that it has delayed the rollout of its 7-nanometer chips by six months, which pushes the release date to late 2022 or early 2023 (via Tom’s Hardware). Intel’s yields for its 7nm process are now twelve months behind its internal target. From Intel’s earnings release: The […]

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SoftBank Considering Possible Sale of Arm Holdings as Apple Gears Up for Arm-Based Macs

Leaker: ‘iPhone 12 Pro’ to Come With 6GB of RAM Later this year, Apple is expected to release four OLED iPhones in three display sizes, including 5.4, 6.7, and two 6.1-inch models. Rumors suggest the 6.7-inch iPhone and one 6.1-inch model will be higher-end devices, and now leaker @L0vetodream has corroborated previous rumors about the […]

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Kuo: Apple Silicon Macs to Include 13-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air This Year, 14.1-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro Models Next Year

At last month’s WWDC, Apple officially announced that its Mac computers will be transitioned from Intel x86 to homegrown Apple Silicon chips. Apple said it plans to deliver the first ‌Apple Silicon‌ Mac by the end of the year and complete the transition in about two years. According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, a 13.3-inch […]

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Should I Buy an Intel Mac Today or Wait to Buy an Arm-Based Mac?

Apple at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference announced its intention to transition away from Intel processors to Macs powered by its own Apple Silicon chips starting in late 2020. Apple says that by using its own Arm-based processors, it will be able to build better Macs that will boast better performance while also being more […]

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Apple’s Arm-Based Macs With Apple Silicon Chips Will Support Thunderbolt

Apple is working on Macs that use its custom Apple-designed Apple Silicon chips instead of Intel chips, but Apple has committed to continuing to support Thunderbolt, reports The Verge. In a statement, an Apple spokesperson said that Apple’s upcoming machines will offer support for Intel’s Thunderbolt USB-C standard. “Over a decade ago, Apple partnered with […]

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Apple’s A12Z Under Rosetta Outperforms Microsoft’s Native Arm-Based Surface Pro X

Apple’s Developer Transition Kit equipped with an A12Z iPad Pro chip began arriving in the hands of developers this morning to help them get their apps ready for Macs running Apple Silicon, and though forbidden, the first thing some developers did was benchmark the machine. Multiple Geekbench results have indicated that the Developer Transition Kit, […]

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Rosetta 2 Benchmarks Surface From Mac Mini With A12Z Chip

WWDC20 Rumor Report Card: Leaked iOS 14 Features, Arm-Based Macs, and More WWDC was held online this year, but it was still packed with announcements, including iOS 14, iPadOS 14, macOS Big Sur, watchOS 7, tvOS 14, and Apple confirming its long-rumored plans to transition to its own custom-designed processors for future Macs. Sadly, there […]

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Developers Begin Receiving Mac Mini With A12Z Chip to Prepare Apps for Apple Silicon Macs

WWDC20 Rumor Report Card: Leaked iOS 14 Features, Arm-Based Macs, and More WWDC was held online this year, but it was still packed with announcements, including iOS 14, iPadOS 14, macOS Big Sur, watchOS 7, tvOS 14, and Apple confirming its long-rumored plans to transition to its own custom-designed processors for future Macs. Sadly, there […]

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Apple Silicon Macs to Feature New Boot and Recovery Interface, New Mac Sharing Mode Replacing Target Disk Mode

Apple Silicon Macs will introduce a new system for accessing macOS recovery and security options at startup, Apple explained at a WWDC session on Wednesday. The new Startup UI on Apple Silicon powered Macs Existing Macs include a number of macOS Recovery options at boot-up that are accessed using key combinations. For example, Command-R boots […]

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