It usually takes a while after a new Apple product is released (or is nearing release) to get all the details. This is now happening with Apple News debris of the week.
Apple News Debris of the Week
• If you really want to delve into the technical details of a new Apple product, go to AnandTech and read the product announcement or review. And so, I’m going to tell you: “Apple is launching a new 13 ″ MacBook Pro: 10th generation Ice Lake and a new scissor keyboard.”Notable:
The most significant internal change is the option for a new processor based on the Intel Ice Lake of the 10th generation, running on basic clocks of 2.0 GHz and Turbo Boost up to 3.8 GHz. As always with Apple products, it is probably a personalized SKU only for the Apple range because there is no public part corresponding to these frequencies…
• Although AnandTech remains fairly technical, others can often take a broader view. For example, PetaPixel decides on what could have been. “Convenient with the 13-inch MacBook Pro: half the update we wanted.“
The update Mac users wanted – and many of us expected – was a “14-inch MacBook Pro” that would benefit from all the same improvements as the 16-inch compared to the previous 15-inch model: new speakers, new microphone, new cooling system, new battery, maybe a 6-core CPU option and, pretty pretty please, a discrete graphics card.
We don’t have … uh … none of that.
But then the base price for an Ice Lake model is US $ 1,799. The 16-inch MBP starts at $ 2,399. So choose the one you really need. They both seem pretty good at every price.
• It looks like we are really close to a new Apple TV 4K. “New Apple TV “ready to ship” with a much faster A12X chip.So why do we need a new Apple TV 4K if the current model (2017) uses 4K, Dolby Vision, HDR10 and Dolby Atmos?
In his tweet, [Reliable leaker Jon] Prosser says… the more powerful A12X chip will allow a more game-oriented focus for the new Apple TV.
I explained it last year. “Analysis of rumors: a new Apple TV 4K.”
More likely, Apple is looking for 120fps performance (and other advanced HDMI 2.1 technologies) for its Arcade service, and this may require a corresponding upgrade from the current A10X to an A12.[X] CPU. These games put much more emphasis on high-speed movement than ordinary 4K TV content.
With this in mind, a new Apple TV 4K makes sense. In addition, it is a wonderful opportunity for the product team to repair the famous bad design remotely. Puh-leeze!
• Despite the recent success of defender of Apple Jacob, “Apple TV + is still far from winning the hearts of viewers. “
Disney +, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and other services, including Apple TV +, were investigated by the cord cutting and streaming blog Flixed. [Go look at their charts.]
… Satisfaction with Apple’s offer is quite high, according to the results of a survey revealed on Friday. But people love all of its competitors more.
Apple TV + continues to face significant challenges.
• Finally, it now appears that all models of iPhone 12 (5G) will support all 5G bands. It will be something to watch for in the coming months. Is this a big problem? For some, yes. For many, no.
According to Jon Prosser of Front Page Tech, the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 and 6.1-inch iPhone 12 will not support mmWave 5G. This means that you will not get 1 GB / s more speed over the 5G network of Verizon and other carriers that use this technology.
If you want to know more about 5G mmWave strip, then decide whether to worry or not, see: “5G mmWave: facts and fictions that you absolutely need to know.“
Particle Debris is usually a mix of John Martellaro’s observations and opinions about a week’s standout event or article, followed by a discussion of articles that didn’t make the headlines of TMO, the debris of technical news. The column is published most often every Friday, with the exception of vacation weeks.