Everything you need to know about the major MacBook Pro upgrade
Brian Yong here, and welcome to the Apple Byte, for everything good and bad inside the world of Apple.
Lots of news, from Macbooks, to the Apple Watch.
And that iPhone 7 thing.
But let's start off with a laptop that hasn't seen a redesign in over four years.
Now a Bloomberg report by Mark Gurman says the new revamp MacBook Pro models will have a smaller footprint.
They will have a thinner design but they will not adopt the wedge shape style of the MacBook Air and 12 inch MacBook.
Now the trackpad [UNKNOWN] pad will be slightly wider and the report also confirms the rumored OLED touch strip will replace the function keys.
And the buttons will adapt to the application that's being used at the time.
Apple is also planning on bringing it's touch ID tech to the Macbook Pro by integrating a scanner beside the new OLED keyboard display.
The updated MacBook will feature AMD's Polaris graphics chip that has the power efficiency and a 20% thinner design to fit inside the slimmer MacBook body.
Intel chips are expected but the processor has not been identified.
[MUSIC IN BACKGROUND] Expect to see a USBC for the ports on this machine.
That will handle charging, data transfer, and display connectivity.
The new MacBooks are said to be in the advanced testing phase.
But will not lauch until after Apple's Iphone event.
Which reports now pointing to that one.
[MUSIC IN BACKGROUND] On Wednesday September the seventh.
Apple's in desperate need of a refresh.
And this will be a nice boost.
To reinvigorate the MacBook line and keep their Mac sales steady.
Alright KGI securities analysts Ming Chi Kuo reports details on the new Apple watch.
He claims the Apple Watch two will feature a faster TSMC built processor and will include GPS a Barometer superior waterproofing and a higher capacity battery.
Yes please on all the above.
Now the new Apple watch will retain the same size and thickness as current models and the once rumored LTE connectivity will not show up until 2017.
The report does not confirm if we'll see an expanded Wi-fi capabilities or a Facetime camera and the new Apple watch is expected in the second half of this year.
Now the report also claims that Apple will upgrade the first generation Apple Watch models with only the faster TSM processor and better water proofing.
It will likely launch those in the second half of 2016 as well.
All right, Apple also released new updates with the fifth beta for all of their software platforms.
As iOS 10 beta gets closer to the final release, the tweaks are less significant.
Now Photos will rescan your entire photo library for facial recognition data.
It's been fixed to work with that lovely iPhone battery case.
And in the Widgets panel, third party widgets have been darkened, and Control Center icons have been updated with a new output icon as well.
tvOS and watchOS trace also get tweets and you know who.
Ha ha ha ha did you forget about me already?
It's me Marcos Sierra.
No no we didn't at all.
All right on to the latest iPhone 7 stories from Bloomberg that gives us new insight.
It's a two of its standout features According to the report, Apple is planning to update the home button.
Now this new home button will be pressure sensitive and will give you a haptic feedback response that simulates a click when it's pressed hard enough.
The rumored dual camera lens system on the larger screen iPhone will produce brighter pictures with more detail according to sources.
Both camera sensors will each capture color differently.
Simultaneously take a picture, and then produce a single image that's based on merging the information from both pictures.
It will also allow users to zoom in to take photos with more clarity.
But again It's exclusive to the larger screen iPhone.
And we pretty much know there's no headphone jack on the new iPhone and there are trademark filings by Apple what they call Airpods.
A new report says Apple is developing wireless earplugs with a custom Low power Bluetooth chip now Apple has spent the past few years developing this radio chip that can possibly launch with the new iPhone 7.
The goal to fix a problem that has plagued the Bluetooth headsets limited battery life.
It was planned to launch in 2015 but Performance issues.
[UNKNOWN] release though, we'll wait and see.
Yeah, if you want to see what the rumored A10 processor that will be inside the phone looks like, here you go.
And if you're holding onto hope for an Apple TV streaming service.
It's time to let go.
According to recode, Apple's new TV plan is ATV Guide.
Now after giving up on putting together an Apple TV package of their own, Apple's working on creating a digital TV Guide.
That would work on Apple TV bosses and others like iOS devices, the iPhone and the iPad.
Now Apple wants to use networks and content providers to apps to help them direct people to those apps to watch content and yes that still requires a cable subscription.
Bottom line, Apple is just working on an interface.
That's a launcher.
Are you serious [MUSIC IN BACKGROUND] Like after Apple's reports of their inability to work with cable networks.
Their blind cockiness.
the fact that legitimate TV streaming services exist from others.
And Apple loses the revenue stream by just making an interface.
This is stupid!
And you know what we're dishing out?
A bad apple.
[SCREAMING] And yes, last week I said iPad nano socks instead of iPod nano socks.
So fine, even though you know what I meant, I get to bite Apple, too.
Now you feel better about that?
[SOUND] All right, let's announce the winners of our air view card tablet mount.
I asked you to tell me my Pokemon Go pick up line.
And the winners are Carmine di Matteo on e-mail ad to Frank One and to Leah Salzyn on Twitter.
She has Poke balls too.
Now I instantly regret this contest after receiving hundreds of solicitations by grown men asking can I throw my balls at you?
Even You Tuber Jspekz asked me to pick Two.
All right that's gonna do it for this week's show you can always email us at email@example.com or tweet me at Brian Tong.
Thank you all for watching we'll catch you next time for another bite of the apple.
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