Saturday, July 13, 2019

New iPad Model Rumored For September And New 16-Inch MacBook Pro For October

According to the Economic Daily News, production of a new iPad will begin in July, followed by mass production of a new 16-inch MacBook Pro in Q4 of this year. A new iPad model is kinda a given with an A13X chip, though I’m not so sure about a 16-inch MacBook Pro. What benefit would there be to making a 16-inch model ? Thoughts ? 

Apple Rumored To Release 4 iPhones Models Next Year Including A Low Cost Model

According to JP Morgan analyst Samik Chatterjee, Apple’s 2020 iPhones will spur growth in unit sales, thanks to four new models, including a low-cost version and three models with 5G modems.

He writes: “Our expectations include all three Sep-2020 iPhones (5.4″/6.1″/6.7″ screen sizes) will adopt OLED displays and 5G baseband modems (with support for mmWave frequencies), and at least two of the three models adopting world facing 3D Sensing (Time of Flight) driving industry leading AR/VR capabilities which can be leveraged by custom built applications (including games).”

MacBook Air, MacBook Pro Updates Announced, MacBook Removed From Lineup

Apple has updated the MacBook Air, adding True Tone to its Retina display and lowering the price to $1,099 or $999 for college students. 
In addition, the entry-level $1,299 13-inch MacBook Pro has been updated with the latest 8th-generation quad-core processors. It also now features Touch Bar and Touch ID, a True Tone Retina display, and the Apple T2 Security Chip, and is available for $1,199 for college students.

However, the 12-inch MacBook has disappeared from the line-up. Which isn’t really surprising as the MacBook Air takes it place in the line up. 
The MacBook Air and MacBook Pro are part of Apple’s Back to School promotion, which includes a pair of Beats Studio 3 Wireless headphones with the purchase of a qualifying Mac notebook or iMac.
The MacBook Air features a thin and light design in three finishes, Touch ID, an 8th-generation dual-core processor, stereo sound and all-day battery life. Its 13-inch Retina display now features True Tone that automatically adjusts the color temperature of the display for a more comfortable viewing experience.
Apple’s Back to School promotion starts today and is available to higher education students, their parents, faculty, staff and home-school teachers through the Apple Education Store. Additional technical specifications, configure-to-order options and accessories are available online at

Apple Cuts The Prices For SSD Upgrade Options For Macs

Apple has reduced the price of SSD upgrades for every Mac. For the 15-inch MacBook Pros, 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB upgrades have been mostly sliced in half and are down to $200, $600, and $1,400 respectively. 

The MacBook Air no longer has a 1.5TB option. However, 512GB and 1TB upgrades now cost $200 and $400, respectively.
The desktop line has also seen SSD price cuts. For example, on a 27-inch iMac, the 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB options are now, respectively, $100, $300, and $500.

An Original Cuphead Animated Series Is Coming To Netflix

Cuphead will be getting an animated series by the Netflix animation team. The title of the show is The Cuphead Show and it is has been created in the style of the classic 1930s cartoon shows. A release date has yet to be announced. Check out the cool reveal poster for the series below.

Zombies Are Everywhere In Call of Duty Black Ops 4 With Operation: Apocalypse Z

Zombies are everywhere in Call of Duty Black Ops 4 with Operation: Apocalypse Z. This operation is a multiplayer-centric content pack that will conjure up game mode similar to the classic Zombies maps of previous games for PlayStation 4 on July 9th and Xbox One and PC on July 16th.
According to Activision, Apocalypse Z will introduce several new maps and game modes that will feature zombie content. There will be a continuation of the Ather Story called "Alpha Omega" and it will allow players to jump in as both the Primis and Ultimis characters for the first time. Gamers will get their hands on new weapons and will be able to operate the combat robot Reaper. The game's battle royale mode, Blackout, will also get a zombie-themed overhaul.
While Apocalypse Z should keep gamers killing zombies for quite some time, it's worth noting that some of the multiplayer maps, including the latest addition to the Zombies storyline, requires The Black Ops Pass. While the pass was available with some versions of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, gamers can pick one up for an additional $50 from most retailers.

Apple Releases Second Public Betas For iOS 13 And iPadOS

Apple has released the second public betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS. They’re available on Apple's Beta Software Program website. Remember that this is beta software, so proceed at your own risk. Apple does public betas in order to increase the size of the pool of testers. It’s recommended that you have a back-up of your files before installing any public beta.