In November 2019, the 16-inch MacBook Pro was presented with a press release that declared it “the world’s fastest professional laptop,” which couldn’t be true, and it wasn’t – but it didn’t matter. It was a demonstration of a new Apple that listens to users and cares about their desires. The MBP 16 became a bestseller, revived interest in Macs, and tested the new Apple successfully. Now, judging by the leaks from Apple and the Taiwanese companies that manage the production of the company’s products, we have to get to know the new Apple for real.
iPad mini 6 and iPad Pro 2021
At the end of last year, at a meeting at Apple about plans for the development of apple tablets, some decisions were not too pleasant for this direction. The iPad developers were upset. The goals have changed. As if all the available resources were decided to concentrate on the development of Macs. It turns out that everything was a little different. We weren’t aware of the growth in iPad sales, especially the iPad Air 4, and Apple executives couldn’t help but notice it. IPad Air 4 sales exceeded the wildest expectations, and they decided to build on the success.
Flagship crazy iPad Pro, costly and hard, has its wings clipped. Pro may be released in 2021, but it will not be at all what was intended. The funds were directed towards what they will definitely buy – on the new generation iPad mini.
Several more iPad models will be released this fall. A circumstance was also discussed that Apple in 2015-2019 almost certainly would not have paid attention to: tablets are now more commonly used in landscape orientation than in vertical orientation. The long side of the screen is parallel to the table surface. And it seems that they decided to reorient the Apple logo in accordance with this (rotate it 90 degrees) and even move the front camera to the middle of one of the long edges. IOS 14.5 already renders the logo in a new way.
MacBook Pro 2021
To test the new Apple, they chose the large MacBook Pro, a laptop that was the pride of the company in the early 10’s and was eagerly chosen by professionals in various fields and did not regret it. In 2019, Apple’s professional laptops (13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros with 4 Thunderbolt / USB-C ports) were having a hard time. Only four connectors is not good, but this problem was solved at a low cost.
There was something worse. A keyboard with a “butterfly” mechanism, which Apple called nothing less than “the most advanced keyboard in the world” and persistently imposed it, although it was clear that nothing would shine on the market – its reputation was hopelessly damaged. The MacBook Pro was no longer of interest to professionals; they left Macs en masse and wrote rave reviews about non-Apple laptops. There were fewer problems.
Analysts reading correspondence between Apple and Taiwanese companies (Foxconn and others), as well as between Taiwanese companies and their factories, as well as Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman and his sources at Apple, report what will change this year. The fact that the new older MacBook Pros will replace Intel processors with the M1 (or M2) is already obvious. The shape of the new MBPs will change to flatten the edges of the iPhone 12. The bezels around the 13-inch MacBook Pro’s screen will be thinner, making it a 14-inch. Perhaps they (in both the 14- and 16-inch models) will have a mini-LED display.
The lack of ports on professional Macs is the one complained about the most and the most. MagSafe is mentioned less often, but with even greater regret. When someone accidentally touched the cable connecting the laptop to a power outlet, the magnetic connection was disconnected, the laptop remained on the table – a small inexpensive magnet saved an expensive device from damage, or even death. Also, the new MacBook Pro will not have the Touch Bar. There may be no Touch ID either. Maybe Face ID instead?
Are the sources on whose information the reasoning in this article is based trustworthy? None of them are immune to mistakes. The fact that they are more often right than wrong does not mean that they are not wrong in their next prediction. But when they simultaneously predict about the same, perhaps they can be trusted. Although Apple is still unpredictable – and now even more so than before. If she really has changed.
Source: AppleInsider.ru — крупнейший сайт о iPhone, iPad, Mac в России by appleinsider.ru.
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