During the WWDC 2020 special keynote, Apple detailed its plan to move its Mac lineup from Intel processors to its own, in-house ARM-based processors. While performance was the aspect that Apple talked about the most during the keynote, many Mac users were asking whether this move would jeopardize Boot Camp, a utility that lets you install Windows on Macs.
During WWDC 2020, Apple unveiled its plan to move from Intel processors to ARM-based processors. The company also announced that it will launch the first ARM-based Mac as soon as the end of this year and that all iOS and iPadOS apps will be compatible with ARM Macs.
In line with earlier reports, Apple has finally announced a transition to its own Apple Silicon for Mac. At the WWDC, Tim Cook said that Apple will start shipping its first Mac with Apple Silicon by the end of this year. He also explained, the transition to Apple Silicon will be spread across two years.
Some of the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air users are reportedly facing problems with USB 2.0 accessories connected via adapters and hubs. The users have taken to Reddit and Apple Support forums to highlight the problem.
It is no secret that Apple is slowly switching to the ARM processor for future Mac lineups. It is only a matter of time before we get to see Arm-based Mac. The switch to ARM is expected to be accompanied by certain changes in how programs like Bootcamp or any other apps work. A leakster named Fudge has detailed his thoughts on all changes that will arrive with ARM-based Mac and how certain features might work differently.
Apple is expected to launch a trade-in program for Mac at retail stores in the U.S. and Canada. Customers will be able to trade-in their Mac’s at the retail store and get credit for a new purchase.
Apple is held in high regard when it comes to user data privacy and security. However, even Apple products aren’t foolproof and we get to see some vulnerabilities from time to time. A new report states that some iPad, iPhone, and Mac models are vulnerable to short-range attacks via Bluetooth.
Major Thunderbolt Security Exploit ‘Thunderpsy’ Allows Hacker to Steal Data from Encrypted Drive, Partially Affects macOS
A major security flaw has been discovered in Thunderbolt that affects all PCs featuring the port. This includes Windows, Linux, and even Macs. The flaw allows a hacker to access data on a machine that is locked and even if its drive is encrypted.
It is no secret that Apple is working on a 13-inch MacBook Pro refresh with newer 10th gen. processors from Intel, Magic Keyboard, improved speakers, and other improvements. There have been conflicting reports about its launch timeframe, though leaker Jon Prosser now claims that Apple will launch the 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro refresh today.
A few years ago, Apple switched to Thunderbolt 3 ports on its Macs, including iMacs, Mac Minis, and MacBooks. The do-it-all port developed by Intel features high data bandwidth of up to 40Gbps and has the reversible USB Type-C connector. For future Macs, Apple could upgrade to USB 4.0 ports, which could support monitors with resolutions as high as 8K and 16K.