ARM-based macOS and MacBooks

ARM-based macOS and MacBooks

“It sounds wild, but the A10 looks to have the power and efficiency to handle the workload of a full PC. […] Intel already let Apple down once with the original MacBook’s underpowered Core M processor, and the absence of an Intel Skylake upgrade for either the MacBook Pro or Air this year also seems to have been caused by Apple’s dissatisfaction with Intel’s CPUs.”

- Vlad Savov for The Verge


Probably an uninspired bet: within 2 years macOS will be running ARM and on ARM-based MacBooks. Even tough Intel now owns a license to produce ARM chips, they might be late to the race. Also not a surprise, Apple wants to control its components and their manufacturer.

comment: Apple's v. the F.B.I.'s approach to privacy and realism

comment: Apple's v. the F.B.I.'s approach to privacy and realism

Apple’s standpoint is, without question, a marketing standpoint. But marketing itself is not bad or wicked. By giving the customer, the consumer, and their users a clear understanding of the security and of the protection of their data, Apple is taking a bold move for all sides. The users of Apple products can be ensured that they come first as the interest of the company. ...

Watch Sales - “Calm down and look in the future possibilities” - a look at two sides

Watch Sales - “Calm down and look in the future possibilities” - a look at two sides

... When we judge about Watch, we should remember that is a young product, and Apple is listening and learning from the requests of users like no other company. Looking in the future is like looking in a tunnel of light. The future of the Watch is promising, with the release of of watchOS 2, developers will be able to ship native apps, which can already be developed. WatchKit allows rich applications without streaming the UI from the iPhone and having the the computing processing on the phone. ... {more in the blog post}

Merry Christmas

Christmas-video made by Klubschule Migros Zürich last year, still a great video.