Apple expected to unveil new Macs with more powerful chips

Analysts expect Apple Inc to unveil new Mac laptop computers with more powerful processor chips at an event that will be streamed later Monday.

Technology

18/10/2021 4:15:00 PM

Analysts expect Apple Inc to unveil new Mac laptop computers with more powerful processor chips at an event that will be streamed later Monday.

(Reuters) - Analysts expect Apple Inc to unveil new Mac laptop computers with more powerful processor chips at an event that will be streamed later Monday.

Before Monday, Apple's most powerful laptops still relied on chips from Intel Corp. The company has already placed a first generation in-house-designed M1 chip into some MacBooks as well as its Mac Mini and iMac desktop machines, but the new larger MacBook Pro models are expected to feature a second, more powerful generation of the company's chip.

The new chip, along with a general rise in laptop sales as employees and students stocked up on tech hardware to work and learn from home, prompted a boom in Mac sales during the pandemic. Revenue rose 11% to $28.6 billion in Apple's fiscal 2020, even as iPhone revenue declined 3%.

Read more: The Star »

MIA Conference

Read more >>

Apple extends free AirPods Pro replacement programme for units with sound issues - SoyaCincauApple is aware of some AirPods Pro units having cracking or static sounds. If your AirPods Pro is affected, here's how to get it replaced for free in Malaysia. Highly recommended. Dia punya cracking sounds (right piece) tu ada tahap x boleh blah. I had mine replaced at Switch. Hassle-free process. A week later dapat a new pair. 1 piece smpai RM450+ rupanya.

Apple supplier Foxconn unveils electric vehicles | New Straits TimesNSTworld Taiwanese tech giant Foxconn unveiled three electricvehicles, boosting its bid to be a major player in the rapidly expanding EV market as it seeks companies to partner with. ElectricVehicle Taiwan

Apple removed a free Quran app in China, but why? - SoyaCincauAccording to the app maker, Quran Majeed's removal has nothing to do with religious content. Recently, a Bible app was also removed from the China App Store.

Apple extends free AirPods Pro replacement programme! | ICYMI #569Maxis has announced that it is the first Malaysian telco to offer 5G international roaming in 3 ASEAN countries – Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand. And also if you own an AirPods Pro, you will be happy to know that Apple has extended their free AirPods Pro replacement programme for units… aku rasa lebih prefer mcm kalau celcom punya offer. sbb kalau ada installment dia best gila. lgipun mmg guna diorg punya telco sejak sekolah menengah so mmg best ah guna just nak suggest laa. yg xpax revamp tu kan best gila.. sbb dia ada hotspot sekali siap, bayar sebulan pun rm38 jee. kalau student tu mmg aku syorkan pakai benda tu kalau kat umah takde wifi

Apple supplier Foxconn unveils electric vehicles | New Straits TimesNSTworld Taiwanese tech giant Foxconn unveiled three electricvehicles, boosting its bid to be a major player in the rapidly expanding EV market as it seeks companies to partner with. ElectricVehicle Taiwan

Bloomberg has previously reported that Apple plans to release two new MacBook Pro models with 14-inch and 16-inch screens. The Cupertino, California-based company introduced some new laptop models last year that for the first time used its"Apple Silicon" chips, which it said would be phased into the company's desktop and laptop lineup over the course of two years. Before Monday, Apple's most powerful laptops still relied on chips from Intel Corp. The company has already placed a first generation in-house-designed M1 chip into some MacBooks as well as its Mac Mini and iMac desktop machines, but the new larger MacBook Pro models are expected to feature a second, more powerful generation of the company's chip. The new chip, along with a general rise in laptop sales as employees and students stocked up on tech hardware to work and learn from home, prompted a boom in Mac sales during the pandemic. Revenue rose 11% to $28.6 billion in Apple's fiscal 2020, even as iPhone revenue declined 3%. The expected MacBook Pro introduction comes weeks after Apple overhauled its iPhone, Apple Watch and iPad lineup. Some analysts believe Apple on Monday will also update its AirPods wireless ear buds, though rumors of an update have circulated ahead of other Apple events this year without coming to pass. Add-on devices like AirPods tend to be large sellers during holiday shopping seasons and have become one of Apple's fastest-growing categories, with its home and accessories segment growing 25% to $30.6 billion in Apple's fiscal 2020. (Reporting by Stephen Nellis in San Francisco; Editing by Bernard Orr) Article type: metered