Report: M1 MacBook Air helped Apple sell 6.5m laptops in Q3 2021

It has been reported by Strategy Analytics that the M1 MacBook Air has helped ship around 6.5 million laptops in the third quarter of 2021, thanks to strong demand for the fan-less, M1 machine. Thanks to the boost in sales, Apple is now number four in the world, in terms of laptop shipments. Lenovo was third place for Q3 2021, with 5% year on year growth, but Apple saw 10% […]

Apple releases tvOS 15.1.1

Apple this week has released tvOS 15.1.1 for the Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K. This minor update brings support for Siri, App Store and the TV app to South Korea. tvOS usually updates automatically, but if you want to manually upgrade, it can be done so by going to Settings > System > Software Update.

Craig Federighi speaks at Web Summit, says allowing sideloading on iPhone would be “a criminals best friend”

Speaking at the Web Summit conference today in Portugal Apple’s software engineering chief Craig Federighi spoke about his and Apple’s views on privacy and sideloading on the iPhone. This follows the recent provision from the EU with the Digital Markets Act that would force Apple to allow sideloading on the iPhone. Federighi said that sideloading is a criminals best friend and that it would open the floodgates to malware on […]

Beats discontinues Powerbeats, Solo Pro, and EP

Beats this week has culled a handful of products from its line up, including the Powerbeats, Beats Solo Pro and the Beats EP. The Beats Solo Pro are on ear headphones and were introduced in 2019, with ANC, a Lightning port and the folding mechanism for a way to turn on and off the headphones. Powerbeats were introduced last year and replaced the older Powerbeats 3, with a design similar […]

Apple is now classing the 4th generation iPad as obsolete

Apple has this week marked the iPad 4th generation from 2012 as officially obsolete. The fourth generation was introduced just a few months after the third generation, which itself was the first iPad to feature the now standard Retina display, which at the time the only other devices to feature it was the iPod touch 4th and 5th generation and the iPhone 4 and 4s. As of 1st November the […]

Apple is now extending its return policy for Christmas shopping

Apple has announced this week that its extended return policy is now in place, as we approach the Christmas holidays and the whole shopping season. The new policy applies to nearly everything the company makes, iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV, AirPods and HomePod mini. This following policy applies to the United States, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the Netherlands. Apple has said that any items […]

Apple Music is now available on the PS5

This week, Apple has made the official Apple Music app available on the Sony PlayStation 5, marking the first time the music service has been fully integrated into a games console. For a couple of weeks, some users on the PS5 have been reporting that the Apple Music app has been appearing. The new app allows users to access Apple Music from within games and it also supports background play, […]

Apple announces Q4 2021 earnings

Apple yesterday, announced its earnings for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2021. For this period, Apple saw $20.6B in profit and $83.4B in revenue. Both its services and Mac sales hit new all time records as well as hitting new records for the full fiscal year. For Q4, iPhone made up 46.6% of sales, Mac 11.0%, Services 21.9%, iPad 9.9% and the wearables and home category was 10.5%. For the full […]

Apple releases macOS Monterey

Yesterday, Apple released macOS 12 Monterey. The new update is face on, quite a minor update when compared to previous versions of macOS, with improvements to FaceTime, new features to AirPlay, Universal Control and more. This new version builds upon the visual enhancements Apple made last year with Big Sur and adds a lot of improvements and changes, rather than big sweeping changes. Just to highlight a few, Apple has […]