Top Stories: MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Pro, and iPhone Rumors, Best of CES 2021

The week was certainly busy in Apple’s world, with a spate of announcements coming out of CES early in the week, followed by rumors of Mac- and iPhone-related rumors in the week.

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New rumors this week included details of the updated MacBook Pro, iMac and Mac Pro models, as well as some other tidbits, so be sure to read below to get caught!

Kuo: The new MacBook Pro model features flat-edge design, MagaSafe, no touch bars and more ports

This week, well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo released an important report, sharing several new details about the next-generation MacBook Pro model coming in the third quarter of this year.

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According to Kuo, Apple will release 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models featuring Apple Silicon, edges like the flatter iPhone 12, the return of MagSafe for charging, and more ports. Apple is also said to get rid of the controversial touch bar that has replaced traditional function keys over the years.

BloombergMark Gurman was also weighed in on the subject, confirming the many details shared by Kuo, and noting that the new MacBook Pro models would also feature “brighter, higher-contrast” displays and that MagSafe’s return would be rapid. Will allow charging.

Apple is developing a redesigned iMac with slimming bezels, Apple Silicon Chips

Along with redesigning the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, Apple is also redesigning its iMac lineup, according to BloombergMark Gurman.

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Gurman says there will be two iMac models to replace the current 21.5-inch and 27-inch sizes, and they will offer a design similar to the Pro Display XDR, with slimmer display bezels all around (including longer removal) Below the “chin” display) and a flat back. The new iMacs will also be based on Apple Silicon chips, with more processing cores and graphics horsepower than the initial batch of M1 Macs released in late 2020.

Apple is working on two new Mac Pro desktops, one of which will be reminiscent of the Power Mac G4 Cube

Also on the desktop Mac front, Gurman says that Apple is working on a pair of Mac Pro models. The first is a direct successor to the current model and is likely to continue using Intel processors.

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The second model is said to be less than half the size of the current Mac Pro and will feature a mostly aluminum exterior design that may have a “nostalgia call” for the older Mac Power G4 Cube.

Apple said that Thunderbolt display would have to be successful to work on low-weight external monitors

With Apple’s Pro Display XDR priced at $ 5,000 (an additional $ 1,000 for the stand), many of Apple’s consumers are vying with Apple to launch a new consumer-centric display, and Gurman says Apple’s The pass is also one of these works.

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Some details are known beyond the scale-down specs on the new consumer display compared to the Pro Display XDR, but it will be Apple’s first consumer-centric display since the Thunderbolt display was discontinued in 2016.

Apple testing in-display fingerprint sensor also works for iPhone 13, foldable iPhone

In a separate report, Gurman highlighted developments on the iPhone front, claiming that Apple is considering adding an under-display Touch ID sensor to this year’s iPhone, in addition to the Face ID True-Death Sensor.

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He also says that Apple is actually working on foldable iPhones and is developing several prototype foldable screens with electronics behind the screen and mostly invisible hinge. However, development is still in its early stages, so a launch of the foldable iPhone is a “potentially distant year” if it ever happens.

Best Apple-related accessories at CES 2021

This week marked the first all-digital CES 2021, and while Apple does not attend the conference directly, there is always a wide variety of Apple-related announcements, including HomeKit smart home accessories, AirPlay 2 speakers and TVs, CarPP receivers , even more.

Best of cess 2021

This week on our YouTube channel, we highlighted some of the best Apple-related stuff introduced at CES 2021. This year’s pick is Kensington’s new iPad Pro docking station with built-in iPhone and AirPods wireless charging, LG’s first UltraFine display with OLED technology. Mac, wireless earphones from Belkin that will integrate with Apple’s Find My app for lost-pie-found capabilities and more.

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New AirPods Pro and iPhone SE were rumored to launch in April

According to the Japanese blog, Apple plans to release the second-generation AirPods Pro and a third-generation iPhone SE in April 2021 Mac otkara, Citing information provided by Chinese supply chain sources.

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The report claims that the new AirPods Pro will come with a slightly narrower charging case, but no further information was given about the product.

BloombergMark Gurman has previously reported that Apple is aiming to make the second-generation AirPods Pro more compact by removing the stem from the bottom, but it is unclear whether Apple will achieve this feat. Gurman said that Apple designed a test in a more rounded shape that fills the ear more, similar to Google’s Pixel Buds.

For the iPhone SE, several rumors have suggested that a larger version of the device may be released. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has previously stated that Apple plans to release an iPhone in 2021 with an LCD and a Touch ID power button, and that device will probably be the new iPhone SE.

Safari allows users to enable the hidden ‘Items’ tab next to the ‘Find My’ app

Apple’s long-circulated Airtag item trackers are expected to be managed through the Find My app on iPhones, iPads and Macs. This week, a simple Safari trick was discovered, which allows anyone to quickly glance at this tab on these devices.

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Seen as MacRumors Reader David Chu, Entering the Link Search: // Items in Safari on devices running on iOS 14.3, iPadOS 14.3, MacOS 11.1, or later in the Find My app leads to a hidden “Items” tab where Airtag and III -Part is expected to manage both accessories. It’s still unclear when the airtag will launch, but Apple often introduces its first new products of a calendar year in March.

Similar to Tile and Samsung’s new Galaxy SmartTag, Airtag is expected to help users track their personal belongings, such as their keys, purses, and backpacks, after users receive a push notification on their Apple devices When they are separated from a tagged item. . Airtags is expected to support ultra wideband for improved spatial awareness, while the current Tile and Samsung trackers are limited to Bluetooth (both Tile and Samsung are expected to release ultra wideband trackers in the future as well).

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