Top Stories: MacBook Pro, iMac, and AirPods Rumors, macOS 11.2.2, MagSafe Wallet Revisited – MacRumors5 min read

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Today likewise saw a macOS upgrade to resolve a significant concern with some of the most current MacBook Pro models when connected to specific USB-C centers and docks, while our videographer Dan Barbera took a review at the MagSafe Leather Wallet released alongside the iPhone 12 models. Keep reading for all of the details!
New MacBook Pro Models With HDMI Port and SD Card Reader Expected to Launch Later This Year
Last month, well-known expert Ming-Chi Kuo stated Apple plans to launch new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models in the 2nd half of this year with brighter Mini-LED displays, a new design with a flat-edged top and bottom, the return of additional ports and a MagSafe charging cable television, and physical function secrets instead of the Touch Bar.
Today, Kuo got more specific about those extra ports, declaring that the two brand-new MacBook Pro models will be equipped with an HDMI port and an SD card reader at a minimum.
If these reports work out, this might be one of the most substantial overhauls to the MacBook Pro ever, with many fan-favorite functions returning. There is likewise great deals of anticipation surrounding next-generation Apple silicon chips given the already-impressive efficiency of the M1 chip in lower-end devices like the MacBook Air and base model 13-inch MacBook Pro.
Mini-LED backlighting could encompass a brand-new 12.9-inch iPad Pro that is reported to be released as early as March.
2021 iMac Said to Come in Five Colors, Apple Silicon Mac Pro to Resemble Stacked Mac Minis
Apples next-generation iMac will be offered in the very same colors as the most recent iPad Air, including Silver, Space Gray, Green, Sky Blue, and Rose Gold, according to leaker Jon Prosser of Front Page Tech.
Bloombergs Mark Gurman has actually previously reported that the new iMac will be redesigned with slimmer bezels and no metal chin below the display screen, and a flat rear shell comparable to Apples high-end Pro Display XDR. This would represent the first redesign of the all-in-one desktop computer since 2012.
Gurman likewise reported that Apple is developing a smaller sized version of the Mac Pro with an Apple silicon chip, and Prosser today declared that this device will look similar to three to four Mac minis in a stack. The design might be reminiscent of the Power Mac G4 Cube, launched in 2000.
Third-Generation AirPods Possibly Shown in Leaked Image
Apple is rumored to be dealing with third-generation AirPods for release later this year, and a supposed picture of the earphones and their charging case appeared this week on Chinese site 52audio.
The brand-new AirPods are expected to take design cues from the AirPods Pro by having a smaller sized stem and silicone ear suggestions, however they will supposedly do not have high-end functions such as Active Noise Cancelation, enabling for a lower price. The current AirPods are priced at $159 with a wired charging case and at $199 with a cordless charging case, while the AirPods Pro retail for $249.
Japanese site Mac Otakara has actually formerly claimed that second-generation AirPods Pro are likewise prepared for release in April. Apple is aiming to make the second-generation AirPods Pro more compact by eliminating the stem that protrudes from the bottom, resulting in a more compact design like Googles Pixel Buds, according to Bloombergs Mark Gurman.
Apple Releases macOS Big Sur 11.2.2 to Prevent MacBooks From Being Damaged by Third-Party Non-Compliant Docks
A new macOS Big Sur 11.2.2 software application upgrade has been launched for Mac users that prevents 2019 or later on MacBook Pro and 2020 or later MacBook Air designs from sustaining damage when they are linked to particular third-party, non-compliant powered USB-C hubs and docks, according to Apple.
There have been a number of reports on Reddit from Mac users who have actually connected USB-C hubs and docks to their devices, leading to the device becoming non-functional. Impacted Macs appear to go blank and unresponsive shortly after connecting the dock. Many of the users who experienced concerns were utilizing centers and docks not bought from respectable companies.
The brand-new macOS Big Sur 11.2.2 update can be downloaded for complimentary on all qualified Macs using the Software Update section of System Preferences.
Revisiting Apples MagSafe Leather Wallet After 3 Months
On our YouTube channel this week, MacRumors videographer Dan Barbera revisited Apples MagSafe Wallet for iPhone 12 designs after using the accessory for three months, and his impressions were more beneficial after this extended use.
Dan at first disliked the MagSafe Wallet because he found it had a weak magnetic connection and might quickly fall off the iPhone when putting the device in a pocket, however he has actually found out to change his usage habits in a method that has exercised better for him.
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March is best around the corner, which indicates our first good opportunity for Apple product launches in 2021 as the company regularly has substantial launches in March or April each year. Were hearing reports about MacBook Pro, iMac, AirPods, and more, although a number of these will be coming out at various times throughout the year.

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