The next issue of insiders will tell about two news from the Apple camp. We will also discuss the nuances of equipping a foldable smartphone Samsung Galaxy Fold 2.
Mac computers will be equipped with Apple Silicon chipsets
At the last WWDC conference, it became known about the plans of the American company Apple related to equipping Mac computers with chipsets of its own production Apple Silicon. The first such models will appear by the end of this year.
Something similar already took place 15 years ago. Then the Yabloko players abandoned the PowerPC processors in favor of the Intel x86 architecture. Over the years, the company's experience in developing its own chips has only increased.
Americans believe that this approach will allow them to balance power consumption and performance, implement the company's security system, integrated graphics and machine learning technology for Mac computers.
The advantage of this step is the fact that the new ARM-based chips will have the same architecture as the iPhone and iPad. This will allow all applications developed for one platform to be easily ported to another.
Experts believe that Apple is a little cunning. Enterprise engineers and programmers will have to work hard to ensure that Mac programs are compatible.
Recently it became known that Microsoft is working on a version of Office for Apple Silicon. Adobe is also taking some steps in this direction. The WWDC showcased Lightroom and Photoshop, and Apple's Final Cut Pro video editor, which ran on a Mac with an ARM-based Apple A12Z chip.
The Rosetta 2 utility was also shown, which allows you to use legacy x86 applications.
Macs with Apple Silicon will not be available until the end of this year. It is likely that the American manufacturer will register on developer.apple.com to request the Developer Transition Kit. Thus, it is possible to get a device with an Apple A12Z chipset, 16 GB of RAM, a 512 GB SSD drive.
Apple President Tim Cook recently announced that his business will not be able to quickly switch to Apple Silicon processors. This will take at least two years. Therefore, at this time, some of the devices will be manufactured based on Intel processors.
Also, according to the head of the company, the release of macOS software for Mac based on Intel processors will continue.
The final design of the iPhone 12 can be judged by the layouts
The closer to the launch time of the next generation iPhone, the more information about this line appears on the net. Recently there were placed mockups of three smartphones of the iPhone 12 series.
They were posted by famous blogger Sonny Dixon, who believes that the creators of the devices drew inspiration from the iPad Pro design.
Also on the pages of the publication MacRumors published photos of 5.4-inch, 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch models. Their cases have sharp corners, in the form factor there is a reference to the iPad Pro and iPhone 5. The devices resemble these two devices in their design.
It is already known that the iPhone 12 Max and iPhone 12 Pro will receive a 6.1-inch screen, so it is not clear to which model the average copy belongs. The images show that the models of all modifications have triple cameras. However, it is already reliably known about equipping the simplest version of the iPhone 12 with two main camera sensors. Only the iPhone 12 Max and 6.7-inch iPhone Pro Max versions have a third telephoto lens. The dummies also lack the LiDAR sensor rumored to be equipped with the latest version.
There are photos of only the back panel of yet unannounced Apple products. There are no images of the front of the devices. Therefore, it is not yet possible to judge the presence or absence of "bangs".
Blogger Dixon claims that he is not 100% sure of the accuracy of the data on the form factor of the iPhone 12 line, but in general, the layouts reflect all the nuances of the series. He also suggests that the iPhone 12 may be thinner than the iPhone 11, and the iPhone 12 Pro will receive a new dark blue color.
There is confirmed evidence that the models will be equipped with an Apple A14 Bionic processor, modules that allow connections to fifth generation networks and 120Hz ProMotion displays. The most advanced versions will definitely get them.
The cost of the models of the new line has not yet been announced.
Galaxy Fold 2 will be equipped with a 7.7-inch display
The Galaxy Fold 2 will be a more advanced version of Samsung's first foldable device. This version will receive updates for the display, its screen will be larger. The design of the device must change too. Thin bezels and more modest corners are expected.
Insider Ice Universe recently posted on Twitter that the Galaxy Fold 2 will receive a 7.7-inch internal display with a 3.8mm bezel.
He also claims that the front camera of the device will take only 4.8 mm. All this will lead to an increase in screen size. This approach will surely appeal to users, as there will be more additional space.
Additionally, it is worth noting that the display has a refresh rate of 120 Hz, Ultra-Thin Glass technology (ultra-thin protective glass). It is designed to increase the durability of the device by strengthening its hinge.
The main camera of the Galaxy Fold 2 will have the same configuration as the Galaxy S20 Plus.
It is expected that the presentation of the device will take place on August 5 during the Unpacked online event. In addition to him, Samsung should show several more devices. Among them will definitely be the Galaxy Note 20 family. Nothing is known about the cost of the device yet.
The Topic of Article: Inside # 09.06: Apple news; iPhone 12 design; Galaxy Fold 2.