Apple's next 'event' honors the best apps and games on December 2nd
We've only just gotten used to the new 16-inch MacBook Pro, so what might Apple have up its sleeve for one more event in 2019? An invite has gone out requesting that the press "Join us for an Apple special event honoring our favorite apps and games of 2019." As CNBC notes, this appears to be a replacement for Apple's annual press release (see the last one for 2018) proclaiming a "best of" apps, games, podcasts and more. Since last year's list,Since last year's list, it's taken a more active stance in the media markets by breaking up iTunes on the desktop, and getting into subscription media with News, Arcade and Apple TV+, so maybe its time for an upgrade.
Mac Pro is also available in a rack mount — with all the same performance features and configuration options as the tower — for spaces better suited Testing conducted by Apple in November 2019 using preproduction 2.5GHz 28-core Intel Xeon W-based Mac Pro systems with 384GB of RAM and dual
Arriving a little over a month after its desk-based counterpart, the rack -mountable version of the Mac Pro is now available to order, with the The alternative to the standard "Tower" version of the new modular Mac Pro , the Mac Pro " Rack " has gone on sale via the Apple website as of midday Eastern
If you (or more likely, your company) are pining forbut don't want anything so gauche as a tower under the desk, Apple has you covered. It started for the rackmount version of the Mac Pro, with new purchases shipping in three to four weeks. It's the same computer underneath as its desktop-oriented counterpart with options for many-core Xeon CPUs, Radeon Pro Vega II graphics, an Afterburner video accelerator card and gobs of memory and storage -- it's just arriving in a new form factor that's better-suited to render farms, servers and easy-to-move stations.
The system starts at $6,499, or $500 more than the standard tower. Like before, though, the price can quickly spiral upward depending on your needs. Max it out with a 28-core Xeon, 1.5TB of RAM, dual Radeon Pro Vega II Duo cards, 8TB of SSD storage, an Afterburner card and a Magic Mouse/Magic Trackpad combo and you're going to pay over $54,000. You likely won't pay nearly that much in practice (nearly half that maxed-out price comes from the RAM), but it's an option for those pros who will spare no expense.
Apple preparing to build the ‘next generation of media apps for Windows’
Apple looking for UWP developers, tooApple maintains existing Windows apps like iTunes and iCloud, but these are both old traditional desktop apps that are showing their age. Apple revealed earlier this year that it’s breaking up iTunes into three separate macOS apps: Podcasts, TV, and Music. None of these apps have arrived on Windows, leaving PC users with just iTunes. If you’re an Apple Music or Apple TV Plus subscriber, you have to use the web versions instead of dedicated apps on Windows 10 right now.
Right on cue, Apple has started taking orders for the redesigned Mac Pro and its optional Pro Display XDR. The workstation is available starting at In a pleasant twist, there' s also a rackmount version for servers and other non-desktop uses -- it' s only listed as "coming soon," but it' s poised to start at
Today Apple made the rack mountable Mac Pro available for purchase, starting at 99. The unit, which features the same build to order components as the regular Mac Pro , features rack mounting rails that ship in a separate box. Synology RT2600ac: The AirPort Extreme replacement.
In some ways, this represents Apple's pro efforts coming full circle. Itrackmount back in January 2011, leaving Mac-inclined companies to use tower-based servers instead -- and the made that even harder. The rack version of the new Mac Pro isn't a perfect replacement for the Xserve (it's much thicker and doesn't have front drive bays), but it could fill a conspicuous gap that has existed for nine years.
Apple will replace some faulty iPhone XS battery cases for free .
If you have an Apple smart battery case that's no longer working correctly, don't toss it yet: Apple might replace it free of charge. The tech giant has launched a replacement program for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR battery cases manufactured between January 2019 and October 2019. In particular, it will replace cases that won't charge or only charges intermittently when plugged in, as well as cases don't properly charge the iPhone.Apple's battery cases can keep your iPhone running longer, though they do add quite a bit of bulk to the devices.