by Juli Clover
We haven’t heard rumors of a next-generation Apple Pencil and it’s not clear when a new model might be released. Apple is rumored to be working on mini-LED versions of the iPad Pro, and it’s possible that a new Apple Pencil could be unveiled alongside the upgraded tablets.
New Apple Pencil is Black🌚
— Mr·white (@laobaiTD) June 2, 2020
There were initial rumors suggesting a 12.9-inch mini-LED iPad Pro could launch in the fall of 2020, but more recent information has indicated that Apple’s plans have been delayed and mini-LED iPad Pro models won’t be coming until sometime in 2021.
Apple also already refreshed the 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models in March of 2020, so it seems unlikely that we’re going to see a new Apple Pencil at any point in 2020.
Both the original Apple Pencil and the Apple Pencil 2 designed for 2018, 2019, and 2020 iPad Pro models are available only in white, even though the iPad itself comes in multiple colors. Apple could perhaps in the future offer the Apple Pencil in a few colors matching the available finishes of the iPad Pro models.
Mr. White doesn’t often leak details about Apple’s product plans, but he has shared multiple hardware prototypes in the past, some of which have been accurate and some of which have not been accurate.
Saturday May 30, 2020 4:00 pm PDT by Eric Slivka
Apple today doubled the price for upgrading the RAM on the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro, with customers in the United States now being charged $200 to move from 8GB to 16GB compared to the previous $100 upgrade price. Similar increases are seen in other countries, such as moving from €125 to €250 in Germany and from £100 to £200 in the United Kingdom.
Current pricing on RAM upgrade for …
If you are still hanging on to a Mid 2012 model of the 15-inch MacBook Pro with a Retina display, and require a new battery or other repairs, be sure to book an appointment with a service provider as soon as possible.
In an internal memo today, obtained by MacRumors, Apple has indicated that this particular MacBook Pro model will be marked as “obsolete” worldwide on June 30, 2020, just over…
This week saw an interesting mix of news and rumors on the Apple front, led by the release of macOS 10.15.5, which brings a new battery health feature to newer Mac notebooks, while we also saw the official announcement of new colors for the Powerbeats Pro earphones.
On the rumor front, we heard a few tidbits about not just this year’s iPhone 12 but also next year’s iPhone, while we saw…
Friday May 29, 2020 12:36 pm PDT by Juli Clover
There are tons of hidden features and shortcuts for Macs that Apple has built into macOS over the years, ranging from shortcuts to keyboard commands to other little hacks to make Mac usage just a bit simpler. In our latest YouTube video, we highlighted several of these tips and tricks, and some of them might just be new to you.
Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Tr…
Volume production of Apple’s forthcoming 6.1-inch “iPhone 12” models will start in July-August ahead of the rest of the company’s flagship iPhone lineup this year, according to a new report by DigiTimes.
Apple is widely rumored to be launching four new iPhone models in the usual September or October timeframe, although supply constraints and delays in production ramp-up could cause a…
Monday June 1, 2020 9:58 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple today released iOS and iPadOS 13.5.1, minor updates that come a little over a week after the release of iOS and iPadOS 13.5, major updates that brought the Exposure Notification API, FaceTime changes, mask-related unlocking updates and more.
The iOS and iPadOS 13.5.1 updates are available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the updates, go to Settings >…
Apple is introducing a new internal USB-C Diagnostic Tool as a successor to its existing Serial Number Reader, which can be used to both collect a device’s serial number directly from its logic board and test power on a device itself.
Image via Giulio Zompetti With only a Lightning version previously available, images have surfaced of a new USB-C Diagnostic Tool (UDT) that appears to be known …
Friday May 29, 2020 10:00 am PDT by Eric Slivka
Following a couple of leaks in recent weeks, Beats today is officially announcing four new colors for its Powerbeats Pro wireless earphones: Spring Yellow, Cloud Pink, Lava Red, and Glacier Blue. The new earphones will go on sale June 9 and sell for the same $249.95 price as the existing color options.
Aside from the colors, the new Powerbeats Pro models are otherwise identical to the…
Monday June 1, 2020 10:56 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple today released a supplemental update for macOS Catalina 10.15.5, the fifth update to the macOS Catalina operating system that was released in October 2019. The supplemental update comes a week after the release of the macOS Catalina 10.15.5 update.
macOS Catalina 10.15.5 is a free update that can be downloaded from the Mac App Store using the Update feature in the System…