October 18th, 10a.m. the annual long awaited event took place at Apple Park’s Steve Jobs Theater in Cuertino, California.

Several new devices were introduced including the 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 instead. See our products HERE for more information!

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! 

Apple USB-C to Lightning Cable
iPhone 8 and iPhone X support fast charging over USB-C

Among the details for the iPhone 8 and iPhone X is the fact that the new devices will support fast charging. Apple claims its new phones can recharge up to 50 percent of their battery life in a 30-minute charge. But there’s a catch: you have to use USB-C.

That’s because Apple is using USB Power Delivery, one of the various USB-C charging specifications, to provide fast charging on the new phones. It’s a feature that is also offered on its newest iPads with both the 10.5-inch iPad Pro and the updated 12.9-inch model supporting the option when they were released earlier this year.

So, to take advantage of fast charging on one of the new iPhones, you’ll need to buy both a Lightning-to-USB-C cable (Apple sells them for $25), and a USB-C Power Delivery-compatible charger. The cheapest Apple option is the 29W brick for the 12-inch MacBook, which costs $50.

Apple’s new iPhone 8

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will be faster than its predecessors, offer a upgraded camera and will have aluminium banding around the edge, with glass on the front and back, the strongest glass ever on a smartphone.

They have been sealed for water and dust resistance, include new displays with True Tone that adapts colour and temperature to ambient light and have new stereo speakers that are 25 per cent louder than iPhone 7.

An Apple-designed graphics processing unit (GPU) makes it 30 per cent faster than the A10 chip.

Photography has also been made easier with an Apple-designed image signal processor, which allows for faster lowlight auto focus, improved pixel processing and noise reduction.

An all new 12-megapixel sensor with 83 per cent more light and an improved portrait mode.

The 8 Plus retains the dual 12MP sensors and will include a dual-camera feature called “Portrait Lighting”, which will allow users to rework the lighting while composing the shot to add a sense of depth.

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus can shoot 4K video at 60 frames per second and 1080p 240 frames per second in slow-mo. The iPhone is calibrated for augmented reality photos, apps and games.

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have been built for wireless charging and will use the Qi system used by restaurants, shops, cars and airports.

They will come in silver, space grey and gold, and will be available in 64GB and 256GB, with the iPhone 8 starting at $A1079, and the iPhone 8 Plus starting at $A1229.

Both devices will be available for pre-order beginning September 15 and will be in stores beginning September 22.

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote for 2017 featured more than two hours of non-stop announcements and product unveilings, resulting in the most eventful and jam-packed WWDC we’ve seen in years.

Along with new versions of iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS, Apple also used the event to launch a number of products, refreshed iPad Pro models, new iMacs, new MacBooks, new MacBook Pro models, new Apple Watch bands, and updated MacBook Air’s.

Apple also shared details on two upcoming products, the pro-oriented “iMac Pro” and the “HomePod,” the company’s much-rumored Siri-powered speaker that’s designed to compete with products like the Amazon Echo while also offering up amazing sound quality. Both the iMac Pro and the HomePod are launching in December.