At least, not yet.

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On November 10, 2020, Apple held an online event. At the event, Apple unveiled new Macs that are powered by the new M1 chip. The new Macs are:

Hardware-wise, these Macs are identical to the ones released in 2019 except for the replacement of the Intel CPUs with Apple’s M1 chip. Interestingly, Apple is using the same chip for all 3 Macs except for the 256GB version of the MacBook Air which has 7 GPU cores instead of 8.


MagSafe is coming to iPhone 12; how did we get here?

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The original idea for MagSafe came from an unusual place. The humble deep fryer. At the time, people were afraid that tripping on the wire may cause injury due to hot oil being spilled. To solve this problem, the Underwriters Laboratories developed a new standard that allows the wire to break away from the deep fryer if anyone ever trips on the cable. The new standard achieves this effect by using a magnet that connects the cable to the electrical appliance. The magnets allow the cable to break away gracefully when someone trips on it. …


Apple is the only company that sells a phone without an included charger.

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Lightning Cable

On October 13, 2020, Apple announced the iPhone 12. At the same keynote, Apple announced that the iPhone 12 will no longer come with a charger. As expected, this move was not well received by the tech community.

Environment.

As of the iPhone 12, Apple will only include a lightning to USB-C cable in the box. Apple is doing that to reduce waste. According to Apple users already have 700 million lightning headphones and over 2 billion power adapters, that’s not even counting 3rd party power adapters. That’s a lot of waste.


But why?

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On 23rd June 2020, in its WWDC 2020 keynote Apple announced that it will be moving its entire Mac lineup to Apple Silicon within 2 years. When Apple transitioned its Mac lineup from PowerPC to Intel that process took only 210 days.

What is Apple Silicon?

Apple Silicon is Apple’s implementation of the ARM ISA. Apple Silicon will be designed by Apple and manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). Contrast this with Intel CPU’s that implement the x86 ISA.

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