New MacBook Air 2018...The latest laptop from Apple
By DAVID SNELLING Nov.5th 2018.
Apple has finally given its iconic MacBook Air a massive revamp.
This hugely popular laptop hasn’t seen any significant design tweaks since it was first launched in 2008 but that’s changing.
This all-new portable PC goes on sale next week with it featuring a new look, more power and some very nice added extras.So, if you fancy treating yourself to a MacBook Air here’s everything you need to know about this reboot.
IT’S GETTING A RETINA DISPLAY
One of the biggest problems for the much-loved MacBook Air is its display.
With every other MacBook getting a pin-sharp Retina screen the Air has certainly begun to tire against its Apple siblings.
The new Air fixes this with it arriving with a stunning 13.3-inch Retina display with over four million pixels of resolution.
Not only does this display look better but Apple has pushed it closer to edges of the aluminium case meaning reduced bezels and a significantly smaller footprint.
The new MacBook Air takes up 17 percent less volume, is 10 percent thinner measuring just .61 inches at its thickest point, and at just 2.75 pounds is a quarter pound lighter than the previous generation.
TOUCH ID COMES TO A CHEAPER LAPTOP
The Touch ID fingerprint scanner on the MacBook Pro is a hugely popular addition and now this security feature is coming to the Air.
Touch ID not only allows you to unlock your Mac but also pay for goods and services online more securely via your fingerprint.
Along with this scanner, the MacBook Air also features the third-generation Apple-designed keyboard for more precise and responsive typing and the latest Force Touch trackpad which is 20 percent larger than on the previous generation MacBook Air.
THERE'S THREE COLOURS TO CHOOSE FROM
Unlike the current the MacBook Air, which is only available in silver, the new machine comes in three striking colours.
You can pick between a new gold, space grey and silver design.
MORE POWER BUT SAME BRILLIANT BATTERY LIFE
One of the MacBook Air’s most popular features was its brilliant battery life.
However, despite the new Air getting a brighter display and becoming more powerful, Apple is boasting a similar long-lasting battery.
In fact, the US technology giant says their new machine delivers up to 12 hours of battery life during wireless web use and up to 13 hours of iTunes movie playback.
END OF THE MAGSAFE
There’s plenty to like about the new MacBook Air but there is one thing users may not be quite so keen about.
Apple began using USB-C on its MacBook Pro range a few years ago with these ports able to plug in accessories and charge the machine from a single socket.
Although this is hugely beneficial it did mean the end of the MagSafe which was loved by so many Apple fans.
Now the MacBook Air is following the Pro range by losing this popular charging cable.
Instead, you now get two USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports which allow you to charge the notebook, quickly transfer data via USB and Thunderbolt, output video in three formats and connect to a whole host of devices including external storage, docks, 4K and 5K displays, and eGPUs for faster graphics.
IT'S A GREENER MACHINE
Apple has made its latest MacBook Air much greener.
The new MacBook Air enclosure is made from a custom, Apple-designed aluminium alloy that enables the use of 100 percent recycled aluminium for the first time, which has the same strength, durability and finish as the aluminium in all Apple products.
Using this custom aluminium alloy helps reduce MacBook Air’s carbon footprint by nearly 50 percent, making it the greenest Mac ever.
2018 iPad Pro Now Rumoured to Come With New Apple Pencil, Magnetic Connector, 4K HDR Video Output
By Jagmeet Singh 9th Oct.2018
After the new iPhone models, Apple is now apparently in plans to unveil the new iPad Pro family. The 2018 iPad Pro models were already expected to come with Face ID support. But now, it is reported that the new models will come with an edge-to-edge display and offer 4K HDR video output over USB Type-C port. The fresh report also claims that the new iPad Pro models will sport a Magnetic Connector for accessories, including the Smart Keyboard and third-party peripherals. Apple is also rumoured to bring a new version of the Apple Pencil that will be accompanied with the 2018 iPad Pro lineup. The new Apple Pencil could be paired with the new iPad models similar to AirPods or HomePod.
Developer Guilherme Rambo in a report on 9to5Mac details the new iPad Pro range, citing people familiar with the development. Rambo states that the 2018 iPad Pro lineup will include two Wi-Fi models and two LTE models in two different size options. While the Wi-Fi only iPad Pro models reportedly in work as the iPad8,1, iPad8,2, iPad8,5, and iPad8,6, the cellular-capable models are said to carry codes iPad8,3, iPad8,4, iPad 8,7, and iPad 8,8. All these models are reported to come with an edge-to-edge display that won't be accompanied by a Touch ID-supported Home button. Instead, there could be Face ID - similar to the latest iPhone models. The bezels around the display of the new iPad models are also said to be thinner than what was featured on the previous iPad Pro. However, there will certainly be enough space to accommodate the TrueDepth camera system that enables Face ID. This means you can't imagine a weird notch on the new iPad models.
Rambo claims that the 2018 iPad Pro will have the Face ID technology alongside the same image signal processor that arrived on the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. Also, the facial recognition support on the new models is said to work in both portrait and landscape orientations, though you won't be able to unlock upside down. You also need to accomplish the setup process for Face ID in portrait orientation only, Rambo explains.
Apart from Face ID, Rambo reveals that using the built-in USB Type-C port instead of Apple's proprietary Lightning port, the 2018 iPad Pro will be able to deliver 4K HDR video to external displays. It is said that there will be a dedicated option in the Settings menu to control resolution, HDR, brightness and other settings when connected with an external display.
Rambo also highlights the arrival of a new Apple Pencil alongside the 2018 iPad Pro models. Citing people familiar with the matter, the developer tips that the new Apple Pencil will be paired with the iPad Pro by proximity. This sounds similar to AirPods and HomePod that both gets automatically connected to an iPhone when near each other. Further, it is reported that users will be able to switch between devices without connecting the Apple Pencil to the charging port. It is, however, unclear whether the current generation Apple Pencil will work with the new iPad. A new Magnetic Connector is also said to debut that will be available at the back of the new iPad models. It could give an easier connectivity experience with the Smart Keyboard and other third-party accessories than before.
If we believe an earlier report by TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple could unveil an all-new 11-inch iPad Pro variant that will sit alongside the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro as well as the new 7.9- and 9.7-inch iPad models.
The launch date of the new iPad Pro family is still a mystery as Apple hasn't revealed any formal details. Having said that, the new iPad models could debut alongside some new Mac machines sometime in the coming future.
iPhone XR, XS, XS Max: Apple's three new iPhones.
Apple's high-end iPhones have dual 12-megapixel cameras, OLED displays and faster A12 Bionic chips. A cheaper, colorful version comes with an LCD screen.
BY JESSICA DOLCOURT 13th Sept.2018
The iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR, Apple's new iPhones for 2018, are officially here. While the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max have virtually the same guts, just in two different sizes, the iPhone XR introduces a profound shift in Apple's strategy by folding its "bargain" phone into the premium iPhone mix.
Apple has dabbled in cheaper iPhones before, with the iPhone SE and iPhone 5C, but their designs stood apart from the mainstream iPhones, and didn't last. Here, the cheaper iPhone XR shares the design and many of the same specs as the top-tier iPhones. It comes in bright colors and has some slimmed-down features, like a smaller battery than the new iPhone XSes. The pricing is the most attractive for iPhone loyalists. Although there's nothing "budget" about the iPhone XR's $749 starting price, people looking for a new iPhone this year could easily gravitate to the relatively cheaper, more colorful XR.
This reveal of Apple's 2018-2019 lineup is a big moment for the tech giant, which shook up its iPhone range in 2017 when it introduced the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, effectively killing any chance of a future iPhone 9 and turning its whole iPhone naming scheme on its head.
At a time when phones are becoming more and more expensive, Apple's decision to embrace the new "X" family is important because it cements a new strategy for Apple, one that will continue to set the pace for phone makers as we move toward 2019.
iPhone XS and XS Max quick specs
Two sizes: 5.8-inch (458 ppi) and 6.5-inch (458 ppi), with OLED HDR screen (Super Retina displays)
Colors: Gold, silver and space gray finishes
Dual camera: 12-megapixel wide and telephoto lenses
Front-facing cameras: 7-megapixel camera will bring depth to portrait mode photos
A12 Bionic chip: 7-nanometer processor promises to launch apps 30 percent faster than 2017 iPhones
Storage options: 64GB, 128GB, 512GB
IP68 water-resistance rating (2 meters depth; up to 30 minutes in water)
Battery life: iPhone XS should last 30 minutes longer than iPhone X; iPhone XS Max claims 1.5 hours longer than the iPhone X
Dual-SIM card support through eSIM technology
Face ID promises to work faster at unlocking the phones
3D Touch pressure-sensitivite screen
Stereo sound with a wider stereo field than 2017 iPhones
iOS 12 software
Pricing: Starts at $999 (£999, AU$1,629) for 64GB iPhone XS
iPhone XS and XS Max cameras
The iPhone XS and XS Max cameras share the same specs (see above), but don't be dismayed. Apple promises you'll get more from the camera than you did with the iPhone X, specifically because of the power of the A12 Bionic chip inside.
The camera's algorithms detect people's faces and bodies, and kick into instant red-eye reduction. Smart HDR can identify highlights and find shadow detail.
Even more interesting, you can now adjust the depth of a portrait mode photo (called the bokeh effect) after you take the photo, which gives you complete control over the blur. All editing happens in the Photos app through a slider.
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New iPhone XS 2018, iPhone X Plus release date, price & specs rumours.
By David Price. 31st Aug. 2018.
Apple will be launching its next iPhone at an event on 12 September. Here's all the news and rumours about Apple's new iPhones for 2018 (aka iPhone 11, iPhone XS or iPhone X Plus): their release date, new features, design, price & tech specs
Apple's next iPhone will likely be announced at a launch event on September 12 in California. According to the latest rumours, the new iPhone launch will see three new iPhone X-style handsets launched at the same time, including a larger iPhone X Plus and a cheaper LCD model. In this article we round up all the news about these new phones' release date, names, prices, design changes, tech specs and new features.
The Apple September launch isn't definitely iPhone-related – the page on the company's site promoting it merely calls it an 'Apple Special Event from the Steve Jobs Theater' and a time and date for the livestream of September 12 at 10am PDT (which is 1pm ET and 6pm in the UK). The only other info is a gold ring – so maybe it's the launch of a new bin-shaped Mac Pro or just showing off the company's new circular head quarters, Apple Park.
But as Apple usually announces a new iPhone around this time in September, it's a safe bet that Apple will show off a new phone (or phones). Anything less would disappoint fans and analysts (ok and journalists who want to write about a new phone) and lead to a drop in Apple's share price.
9to5Mac has revealed that the new iPhone will be called the iPhone XS - despite claims we discuss below that Apple's not keen on the name since it suggests both excess, and extra small. It appears that that site has managed to get details of the name and a photograph of the device.
So here's what we know so far. A new video shows dummy models of the new handsets, while icons in iOS 12 appear to confirm an all-screen design for the iPhone X Plus. And multiple sources now predict Apple Pencil support in the new premium handsets - although one key analyst doesn't think that will happen.
2018 iPhone name: What will the new iPhone be called?
There are enough potential names for the next iPhone that we could write a whole article just about that!
iPhone 9 and iPhone 9 Plus (for the successors to the iPhone 8 models)
iPhone 11 and 11 Plus (aka iPhone XI and XI Plus)
iPhone Xs and Xs Plus
iPhone X Plus
Or just plain iPhone and iPhone Plus
As we stated above, 9to5Mac's report suggests that the new iPhone will be the iPhone XS. However, a Bloomberg report a few days earlier hinted that Apple was finding it difficult to choose a new name for the new 2018 iPhones.
The Bloomberg report at the end of August 2018 claims that a source has indicated that Apple is struggling a bit with the naming conundrum.
Apparently, company marketers have "Altered the names multiple times". The current favourite seems to be "iPhone Xs", despite the fact that Apple's concerned that Xs sounds a bit like excess - as in too much, or alternatively, Xs as in extra small...
However, it doesn't sound like Apple will refer to the bigger iPhone X Plus as a Plus at all - the Blooomberg report claims Apple will stop using the "Plus" designation, opting instead to use the size as the differentiator, as it does with the iPad Pro. And, we'd add, if you were to refer to it the iPhone 10s then it sounds a bit like the tennis edition!
Confusing the matter even further, that Bloomberg report suggests that Apple may stop using "Plus" to indicate the larger model, opting to use the size instead. So, like the iPad Pro, which has two sizes, the iPhone Xs would distinguished by the size of the screen. Apparently Apple’s did toy with using iPhone XsL for the larger model, but it doesn't sound like that was met with approval.
As for the cheaper iPhone X-style model, previously Apple used the "C" designation when it introduced the iPhone 5c, so there is some speculation that it could be called the iPhone Xc. But, the Bloomberg report notes that the iPhone 5c was apparently not very popular so Apple may not repeat that strategy.
We also think it's unlikely that Apple will revive the iPhone SE with a X designator for obvious reasons.
Incidentally, Bloomberg refered to the new handsets by the following codenames:
5.8-inch OLED screen iPhone - D32
Cheaper LCD 6.in iPhone - N84
BlueFin Research think the new phones will be called: iPhone 9, iPhone 11, and iPhone 11 Plus.
It's not only the iPhone X name that is fraught with difficulties. We can't help but wonder, if Apple calls the successor to the iPhone 8 the iPhone 9, what will they call it next year? Ten is already taken?
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New 2018 iPhone, iPhone X Plus, iPhone 9: All the rumors on specs, price, release date
There's talk of a super-size one, a less-expensive one and one with three rear cameras.
Date : 26th July 2018. BY Justin Jaffe.
BY JUSTIN JAFFE
New 2018 iPhone, iPhone X Plus, iPhone 9: All the rumors on specs, price, release date
There's talk of a super-size one, a less-expensive one and one with three rear cameras.
Go big or go cheap? That is the existential iPhone question Apple may tackle in 2018.
The company plans to introduce three new iPhone models later this year which may include a considerably larger version of the iPhone X -- the iPhone X Plus, perhaps -- as well as a significantly less expensive version. It's worth noting that price hasn't been a major obstacle for the premium flagship so far; though it's the priciest iPhone ever at $999, £999 or AU$1,579, the iPhone X was the best-selling phone for the first three months of 2018, followed by the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Of course, a less expensive version would almost certainly broaden its addressable market. Six plus months after the iPhone X's release, however, the phone has lost a bit of its initial sheen.
In addition to refining the designs and adding in some new features, Apple is likely to deliver the annual enhancements we've come to expect -- new build materials and colors, a bump in processing speeds, higher screen resolution and tweaks to extend battery life.
Meanwhile, the Android world continues to react and respond to the iPhone X. At its I/O event in May, Google showed off the new gesture-based interface at the center of its new Android P operating system. (For what it's worth, Google says it started working on the new navigation before the debut of the iPhone X.) And then there's Samsung's AR emoji and Intelligent Scan features -- lesser versions of the iPhone's Animoji, Memoji and Face ID that don't quite measure up to the originals.
2018 iPhones could be slower than Android phones
Qualcomm says it doesn't expect to supply modems for any upcoming iPhones. In an earnings call with analysts, Qualcomm's financial chief George Davis said "We believe Apple intends to solely use our competitor's modems rather than our modems in its next iPhone release." And by "competitors" he means Intel.
So why does that automatically mean slower speeds for this year's iPhones? Well, according to tests, Qualcomm chips are typically faster than Intel chips at downloading data.
We'll of course have to wait and see if this is actually the case when when we've had a chance to test the new phones later this year.
Likely: September 2018 announcement and release date
Apple hasn't officially announced when we'll see the next phone. But the timing for this annual ritual has now hardened into a reliable tradition. After launching the first few iPhones in June, Apple shifted to the early September time frame with the iPhone 5 in 2012 and, apart from the off-cycle iPhone SE, has stuck to it since. No reason to expect this to change in 2018.