October 18th, 10a.m. As a digital event, took place at the Steve Jobs Theater in the Apple Park facility in Cuertino, California.

Several new devices were introduced including new AirPods and new MacBook Pros with 14-inch and 16-inch displays.

The 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models now have redesigned slimmer bezels and larger displays, as well as a higher resolution for crisper images and text.
The M1 Pro and M1 Max CPU’s, which are a faster, more powerful version of the M1, will be used in the upcoming MacBook Pro’s, and it accommodates up to 32GB of RAM for M1 Pro and unto 64GB for the M1 Max.
The new MacBook Pro will additionally stage the comeback of MagSafe connectivity, as a charging feature that will replace USB-C.
Apple is also restoring the HDMI port and SD card slot, eliminating the Touch Bar and re-adopting a standard function row of keys in it’s stead.

Need to decide what desktop or laptop is right for you? Let’s take a closer look at Apple’s new 24-inch iMac and why this may be the one for you.

The redesign that joins the family of the iPad Pro, iPad Air and iPhone 12, exhibits sleek, slim, and flat edges, reducing the bezel around the screen by 50% to get that 24-inch display. The entry model gives you the wonderful selection of colours in blue, grey, red and silver, and expands into a total of 7 bold colours in that is a throwback to Apple’s original logo colours. Sporting Apple’s M1 processor as an arm-based system on a chip (SOC), it is now 56% faster than the prior generation iMac. Just more powerful, quiet and efficient, great as a family machine, work-from-home setup or even as a lasting staple of your home, where high quality flies gather loved ones, and store all the moments for a long time to come.

With that being said, the new iMac is not user-accessible. So it is important to consider the need of additional memory or storage capacity and decided at the time of purchase rather than later on. Simply because there are no options later on.

Now if you don’t know what Apple’s M1 processor means to you, read more about it here. Basically, it now combines all the processor, graphics, memory and super-fast unified memory (aka. RAM) all onto a single chip. This reduces all the space that has allowed the 24-inch iMac to be as thin as it is, and as it can effortlessly share data between itself efficiently, it is even more fast and fluid than before. The entry level comes with a standard of 8GB of unified memory where you can expand it to 16GB if you like to run hundreds of taps and apps simultaneously at a better performance.

With the new software updates, this ensures operating systems on iPhones, Watches, iMacs, iPads and other devices protect users from data vulnerabilities. It is recommended for users to keep their operating systems up to date to ensure they have the latest security and protection. 

To update your iPhone to the latest 14.8 operating system by navigating to:

Settings > General > Software Update

This process is similar for all devices that require a software update. Share and help your friends and family to ensure they remain up to date with the latest news and software. 

Image Source: MacRumours, 2021

Soon to be available on September 21! The long awaited iOS 15 update for your Apple devices (iPhones and iPods) will align with your updated way of life! This operating system release will feature new capabilities like improved notifications management, improving your moments in life, FaceTime calls, Privacy controls and more!

Notifications are getting a whole new revamp in design and how they bug you! 

Now let us “Focus” on how to reduce these distractions and “Focus” more on what really matters! Seriously — iOS 15 ’s introduction of “Focus” will allow you to tailor your priorities for that specific time and place. 

 

FaceTime calls will be the revamp to be your first choice for video calls between groups and loved ones. Read more to find out the handful of new features!

 

Control your Privacy settings through the new iCloud Private Relay feature.

Not only that, we have new changes to quickly change text sizeseparation alerts, background sounds, text recognition in images, Maps, Wallet, Weather, Safari and more! 

Seasons Greetings

We would like to wish all our customers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  We will be taking a short break ourselves and restricted trading hours over the festive period. We would also like to remind everyone to backup their files. This time of year people take lots of photos and look back over photos from previous years. Backups are becoming increasingly more important with new and encrypted hard drives.

Christmas and New Year Trading

We will be closed from Christmas eve through New Years Day, returning on the 2nd January