apple: Apple’s next MacBook Pro may be powered by this Intel chip

apple: Apple’s next MacBook Pro may be powered by this Intel chip

apple: Apple’s next MacBook Pro may be powered by this Intel chip

The most-recent MacBook launched by Cupertino-based tech giant Apple was the 16-inch MacBook Pro in November last year. The device featured a 16-inch Retina Display and came powered with 8-core processors. It supported up to 64GB of memory and for graphics, came with up to 8GB of VRAM. Apple then called it “the most powerful MacBook Pro ever”. Now, the tech giant is said to be working on a new version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro and as per rumours, it may come powered by Intel’s 10th-generation Ice Lake chips.

As per a report by MacRumours, a 3D Mark Time Spy benchmark of a device that is believed to be the new 13-inch MacBook Pro was leaked on Twitter. As per the benchmark, the device seems to be equipped with Intel’s 10th-generation 2.3GHz i7-1068NG7 Ice Lake processor with 4.1GHz turbo boost (via Wccftech). Also, as per the tweet, the device will have 32GB RAM and 2TB SSD. Here’s the tweet.

The Intel 10th Generation Ice Lake processors are the 10nm chips that the company unveiled last year. Segregated into Corei3, i5 and i7 processors, they come with up to 4C/8T cores/threads and have an LL cache size of 8MB. They offer a maximum turbo frequency of 4.1GHz and up to 4X integrated Thunderbolt. The thermal power options are 9W, 15W and 28W.

Coming to the latest MacBook by Apple, the 16-inch MacBook Pro has the largest Retina notebook display ever and has a screen resolution of 3072×1920 pixels with a density of 226 ppi. Apple also said that the device “uses the most advanced thermal architecture ever in a Mac notebook”. The company claimed that due to the fan design, the device has a 28% increase in airflow. It also has a 35% larger heat sink, as per Apple.

Apple CEO Tim Cook has a stalker named Rakesh Sharma - Latest News

Apple CEO Tim Cook has a stalker named Rakesh Sharma – Latest News

It appears like Apple CEO Tim Cook has a stalker who has trespassed on his property and tried to send flowers and champagne. According to a report by CultofMac, 42-year-old Rakesh ‘Rocky’ Sharma has also threatened a few Apple employees. The Cupertino-based tech giant has obtained a restraining order, which mandates that Sharma stays “at least 200 yards away” from Cook. Sharma has also been told that he should stay away from Apple’s security officer William Burns and other Apple employees.

The report further notes that Sharma has displayed “erratic, threatening and bizarre behaviour. As per the documents filed in court, Sharma trespassed on Cook’s property in Palo Alto, California on December 4 2019. He tried to give Cook champagne and flowers. Not just that he tagged Cook in several inappropriate photos on Twitter as well. On January 15, Sharma entered Cook’s property again and rang the doorbell. The police were informed but Sharma had left before they arrived.

Two weeks ago, Sharma called Apple and asked to speak to the legal department and alleged that “an Apple employee laughed at him over the phone and hung up” while he was allegedly recovering in the hospital. He wanted cash settlement of an “open cheque book” because of this.

Apple’s lawyers sent Sharma a letter asking him to cease and desist from contacting Apple again. However, Sharma called Apple’s technical support line and made threatening comments. He reportedly said, “I don’t use ammunition but I know people who do.” He also accused Cook of being a criminal and claimed that Apple tried to get him “killed” when he was allegedly in the hospital.

Apple’s security officer Burns in a statement said that, “Based upon Mr. Sharma’s increasingly threatening comments, including his reference to the use of firearms, his continued threatening conduct, such as repeatedly trespassing at the residence of Apple’s CEO, as well has his previous confrontation with law enforcement, I strongly believe that Mr. Sharma may physically harm me, another member of Apple’s security team, and/or member of Apple’s Executive Team.”

The next most powerful Apple iPad may come soon - Latest News

The next most powerful Apple iPad may come soon – Latest News

It seems like that Apple may not make you wait too long for its new iPad lineup. As per the latest Bloomberg report, Apple has been “preparing updated iPad Pro models with a new camera system for the first half of 2020…”

Even the report doesn’t give any details about this new camera system, a previous tip by reliable tipster named @OnLeaks showed an iPhone 11 Pro-series like rear camera setup with a square bump that also includes LED flash and a microphone in the upcoming iPads.

The report suggest that even though Apple plans to unveil the iPad Pro in first half of 2020, “the [corona]virus may yet impose delays or constraints on those plans.”

Giving more insight into the impact of the widespread coronavirus in China, the Bloomberg report said that both the supply and demand of the company has been hit. An obvious impact is going to be fall in the sales within China and the hiccups in the production will hit the global iPhone revenue in coming months.

The report also talks about the rumoured successor of the iPhone SE that is expected to launch in March and said, “The model is still on track to launch in March, though the plans are still fluid, according to people familiar with the matter.”

Coming back to the iPad Pro, readers must note that the Bloomberg report is at variance with a recent report by Mac Rumors — that cites DigitTimes — claiming that the iPad Pro is expected to be powered by the same chipset as the iPhone 12 series that is said to come in September. If this is true, this will be the first time Apple includes the same chipset in the as it does in the latest-generation iPhone and will not launch them before the iPhones.

Lenovo to launch HT10 Pro earbuds in India at Rs 4,499 - Latest News

Lenovo to launch HT10 Pro earbuds in India at Rs 4,499 – Latest News

Lenovo is all set to unveil its true wireless earbuds in India soon. The company has teased that it will soon launch its latest HT10 Pro true wireless earbuds. The company claims that the upcoming earbuds will come with the new EQ technology for a better sound experience.

Lenovo is introducing the EQ Technology in its new device HT10 Pro, which enables the user to experience different frequencies of music in the same device. The company also claims that this technology allows two preset equalizer frequencies in the same device.

Lenovo has priced the HT10 Pro for Rs 4,499, but the company has not yet revealed any details about the availability of the device. Just like Google Pixel Buds, the Lenovo HT10 Pro also comes with dual microphone and waterproof capabilities. The device is powered by Qualcomm 3020 chipset and offers Bluetooth v5 support within the range of 20 meters. The company claims that the earbuds will offer 48 hours of playtime on a single charge. Just like the Apple AirPods, the battery backup is included within the charging case.

At the beginning of the year, Lenovo unveiled the world’s first foldable PC — called ThinkPad X1 Fold. The PC comes with a folding OLED display of 13.3-inch and when used in the landscape mode can be connected to Bluetooth Mini Fold Keyboard. This keyboard can either be placed on the top of the display or can be connected to the laptop separately via Bluetooth.

The laptop can support two different and independent displays for multitasking. Users can compare documents, one above the other or take notes on one screen while watching a lecture on the other, said Lenovo.

watchOS 6.1.3

Apple releases watchOS 6.1.3 (Video)

watchOS 6.1.3

Apple has released a new software update for the Apple Watch, watchOS 6.1.3, the update comes with a number of bug fixes and performance improvements.

The update apparently fixes a bug in the OS which could have stopped the heart rhythm notification feature for working properly for Apple Watch owners in Iceland.

The video below from Zollotech gives us a look at what is new in the latest version of Apple’s watchOS software.



The new watchOS 6.1.3 software is a small update, it should be around 54MB in size, you can install it on your device rfom the Apple Watch app on your iPhone by going to General > Software Update.

Source & Image Credit: Zollotech

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