Though there was talk that Apple ’s April 20 event won’t be “particularly innovative”, there are strong arguments that it will.
A super-fast A14 chipGurman is slightly undercutting his own narrative when he says there’s nothing innovative, given his previous enthusiasm for the processor in the iPad Pro models. And the processor will be in the 11in as well as the 12.9in tablet.
This will be a version of the A14 chip found in the latest iPad Air and iPhone 12 series. It’ll be even faster than the A14, for sure, and one analyst says the processor will be on par with the M1 chip in the latest Apple MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. That analyst—you’re way ahead of me—was Mark Gurman.
A tablet with a chip as powerful as a MacBook Pro is something of an innovation, surely?How about AirTags?I get that AirTags, assuming the much-anticipated tracking devices actually appear on Tuesday, aren’t the first of their kind. Tile and Chipolo, for instance, already make them. headtopics.com
But a little disc that clues into the Apple Find My network sounds like it could help you find it better than rival devices. What’s that? You can find Chipolo through Find My, you say?True, but that’s only because Apple just opened up the network. And we still don’t know for sure exactly how AirTags will work, but I’m betting the seamless integration between Find My and AirTags will ensure there are unique benefits other products won’t have.
The iMacGurman did say that his opinion would change if the iMac was launched next Tuesday.To be clear, I think the chance of the iMac making an appearance is very slim, almost nil, in fact.But I could be wrong and if it does turn up, it’ll certainly be exciting. The prospect of a new-design iMac, perhaps in a bunch of delightful colors, will get the hearts of those watching the keynote beating that bit faster.Read more: Forbes »
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