The new Mac Mini powered by the M1 chip is already out, and from the first wave of reviews, it appears that Apple has a winner in its hands with its latest mini PC. The main reason is the exceptionally high performance delivered by the new chip, both in terms of processing power as well as graphics brawns. However, Apple might have another variant of the Mac Mini in the pipeline that will improve upon the existing model’s connectivity suite by adding support for 10 Gigabit ethernet.
To recall, the new Mac Mini only supports gigabit connectivity. But as per a report by MacRumors, Apple has listed logic boards that offer 10 Gigabit Ethernet for M1-equipped Mac Mini. However, do keep in mind that the list is aimed at Apple Authorized Service Providers only, and may also turn out to be an old specifications list that never saw the light of the day in the form of a marketable product.
“For every Mac mini logic board with Gigabit Ethernet in the parts list, obtained by MacRumors, there is a corresponding logic board with 10 Gigabit Ethernet. While the boards are available to order (in limited quantities), it is unclear why at this point,” the report says. Do keep in mind that the regular Intel-powered variant of the Mac Mini is configurable with up to a 10 Gigabit Ethernet port, but the variant powered by the M1 chip is stuck with the slower 1 Gigabit Ethernet port.
As mentioned above, it is hard to establish the veracity of the report. However, it is quite likely that Apple has a new model of the M1-powered Mac Mini that is targeted at enterprise customers and professionals who would pay top dollars for a machine that offers a 10 Gigabit Ethernet port. Ad if that turns out to be true, Apple might launch the new Mac Mini variant at a later date.
Apple’s latest M1 MacBook Air, Mac mini and more devices on sale today
Let’s begin today’s deals with some products that you should really consider getting, that are not at all old. The latest M1 MacBook Air which is being used to edit this video is $50 off, that leaves the 8GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD variant for $1200. If you’re going for a desktop, the new Mac Mini is $29 off, leaving the entry level model for $670. The latest 12.9in iPad Pro is available for $150 off, that leaves it at $1499 shipped for 1TB of storage. The brand new iPad Air is also $40 off, leaving the entry level one for $559. We also have more deals on Bose Earbuds, LG Monitors, Hisense TVs and more, in the links in the description.
The budget OnePlus Nord N100 has a ‘high refresh rate’ surprise
Now let’s talk about OnePlus as the company has been in the spotlight quite a bit given all the product launches they’ve done this year. A few weeks ago, OnePlus unveiled two new budget smartphones, the Nord N10 5G and the N100. We’ll be focusing on the N100 for this segment because, this is supposed to be the cheaper and watered down one out of the pair but it looks like there was some hidden premium features in here. So to recap, it packs a punch hole HD+ display, the Snapdragon 460 SoC, a 5,000 mAh battery and a triple camera array with a 12MP main sensor. All of this for around $237, remember that price. Well, now that it’s out, the guys over at Android Authority discovered that the N100 actually packs a 90Hz refresh rate display. OnePlus didn’t specify on this so everyone just assumed it was a regular 60Hz panel which is good for that $200 price tag. So yeah, if you got this phone, make sure to turn that feature on as that 5,000 mAh battery should do a good job handling it.
New iPhone 12 display issues have caught Apple’s attention
If you’ve been watching us for the past year, you probably know that my display on my iPhone 11 Pro simply died on me after getting a weird tint. Well, it looks like the iPhone 12 might be going down that same path. Last weekend, some users started reporting issues with the 12 mini’s Lock Screen sensitivity, and iPhone 12 Pro users were having problems with the message app but, the most notable problems were display issues. Apparently some users were getting a green tint on the screen and some flickering but it looks like Apple noticed. The guys over at MacRumors recovered an internal document where Cupertino addresses this issue, saying that they are aware of the customer reports related to the problem and they’re actively investigating, telling technicians to avoid servicing these types of issues because there is no real fix at the moment but they should advice customers to update their phones. Back with the 11, Apple fixed it with iOS 13.6.1 so, let’s see when we get a fix, we’ll keep you posted. Thing is, my problem wasn’t fixed with a software update. The entire phone had to be replaced, so we’ll see.
Apple’s next mobile chip might rely on 5nm+ process, 4nm silicon likely arrives in 2022
Let’s keep talking about Apple but, this time about there chips, as let’s face it, Apple Silicon still has many of us in disbelief. We know that the A14 Bionic was the first chip in the market to bring a 5nm process, thanks to TSMC but, it looks like they’re already pushing smaller nodes. According to a TrendForce research note, Apple plans to use TSMC’s next generation “5nm+” process for the A15 chip that will come in the 2021 iPhones. TSMC’s website says that this 5nm+ process, refers to N5P which is a “performance-enhanced” version of their current 5nm process, which will deliver additional power efficiency and performance improvements. The report even goes further head to 2022, and they believe that the A16 will be built on a 4nm process, which paves the way for even more performance, power efficiency, and density improvements. This also hints that we might get these improvements in Apple Silicon chips, maybe with the M1X, M2 or whatever that thing is going to be called. Thing is, guys with that M1 mopping the floor with absolutely every Intel Mac we’ve compared on generation 1, can you imagine what gen 2 will be. We’ve never EVER recommended a first generation Apple Product, but this is the first exception.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra leaked renders show shows some seriously slim bezels
And I know, we’re still one segment away but let’s begin with the hottest news today which have to do with Samsung. Yeah, they’re so many we had to split them in two. First off, Ice Universe just went on a tweeting spree giving us a ton of new information on the upcoming Galaxy S Line. He started off by posting some new CAD renders of the S21 Ultra which shows us the new chin and side bezels which.. Let’s just say you won’t be able to tell a difference if you have an S20 Ultra. However, he does say that this will be the narrowest chin in mobile phone in history which is something Samsung has been perfecting over the years. Other than that the CAD renders show the USB-C port as well as the display’s footprint. Moving on from that he also posted some case molds where you can see the camera module for the S21 or the S21+, sadly you can only see the display side for the other 2. Finally he also said that the S21 Ultra’s screen will refresh multiple records, I’m not sure if that means we’ll be getting something like ProMotion or if it will just be a record-breaking display. Whatever the case may be, I’m already pretty excited for whatever this S21 Ultra is going to be.
Story of the day:
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 could have an under-display selfie camera
But, finally let’s move on to the other segment of the hottest news as we have more Samsung products and apparently, Samsung is bringing the heat until later in the year. Last month there was some rumors roaming around that claimed that Samsung would be introducing their first under-the-display camera with the Z Fold 3. Well, now there’s a new ETNews report that backs those rumors. According to an industry insider, Samsung Display has developed a new display that will support this UDC. Apparently they made the gap between pixels wider, to allow light to pass through and this will only be a thing in the selfie camera area, the rest of the display will be the same. That along with some special algorithms will correct images, as light is obviously refracted by the OLED Display to allow for the camera to work. This camera module will be supplied by LSI and apparently the technology won’t be ready by the Spring or early in the year, which is when we get the S Line or the Z Flip. So, we will reportedly get it with the Z Fold 3 in the third quarter of the year because, all of the rumors point to the Galaxy Note line disappearing. A new Ice Universe tweet also gives us backs this by saying the Z Fold 3 will bring a lot of innovating technologies, including this Camera Under the Panel, the S Pen and the second-gen UTG.
We start today’s deals with the new MacBook Air with Apple’s latest M1 Chip. It is currently available for $1,200 in its 512GB SSD version with 8GB RAM, which translates to $50 savings in one of today’s most powerful laptops available in the market. Now, if you don’t want a laptop, the latest Mac mini is also on sale. You can get yours for $670 after its first $29 price cut, and you will get 256GB SSD and 8GB RAM.
If you’re looking for a new tablet, the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro with 1TB storage and cellular connectivity can be yours for $1,499 after a $150 discount, or get the latest Apple iPad Air with 64GB for $559 in its WiFi-only version, which will save you $40.
We have also been getting quite a nice amount of deals on Smart TVs and monitors, and today won’t be different. We find last year’s Hisense 65-inch 4K Ultra HD Android Smart ULED TV selling for $800 with $200 savings. LG is also offering the 27-inch QHD IPS Display for $227 with $53 savings.
Other deals include the Bose Sport Earbuds for $159 after a $20 discount. These wireless earphones are available in three color options, and they will give you up to 5 hours per charge with the included charging case. The Logitech Craft Advanced wireless keyboard is also available, and it is getting a $31 discount, leaving it at $169. PowerA’s enhanced wired controller for Nintendo Switch with a vintage Mario theme is getting a $12.50 discount, leaving it at $12.50, meaning 50 percent off. Finally, Kingston is offering its 500GB Nvme internal SSD for $35 with $10 savings.
When Apple introduced its in-house M1 chip and the new Mac trio powered by it earlier this month, the company touted a performance boost that sounded almost too good to be true. After all, this was a first-gen PC chip, and optimizing it to extract the maximum performance out of it was expected to be a challenging task. But the reviews are in, and so are the benchmarking results – both of which are overwhelmingly positive. Talking about the new Mac Mini though, the M1-powered machine leaves Intel’s best far behind.
As you can see in the image below, the single-core Geekbench tally of the new Mac Mini stands at an impressive 1689, which is even higher than Intel’s top-of-the-line 10th gen Core i9 processor fitted inside the 27-inch iMac. For comparison, the Intel chip was a distant second with a multi-core Geekbench 5.0 score of 1251. What this essentially means is Apple has rewritten the rules of price-to-performance ratio by offering a machine that starts at just $699, but performs way better than Intel-powered hardware that costs thrice as much or even higher.
It goes without saying that a higher single-core benchmark score indicates that the chip can sustain demanding workloads with ease. Even an 11th Gen Tiger Lake Core i7 laptop like the Dell XPS 13, when tested by the folks over at Tom’s Hardware, could only achieve a peak single-core tally of 1521. While the numbers are in favor of Apple’s new M1 Mac lineup – which includes the new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and the Mac Mini – their performance will receive even further boost as developers optimize their apps to run natively instead of Apple’s Rosetta 2 translation layer.
We start today’s deals with Apple’s latest MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini with the Apple Silicon. The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Apple M1 chipset is currently selling for $1,232.65, down from its $1,299 price tag, and it includes 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD storage. The 512GB version would cost you $200 more. Then the MacBook Air starts at $947.96, down from its $999 price tag, and it includes 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. Finally, the Mac mini starts at $663.27. you can configure different storage options and other details, but those will only increase these new devices’ prices.
If you’re ok with an Intel processor, the 13-inch MacBook Pro is also on sale, as you can get one for $1,349 with $150 savings at Amazon and B&H, which will get you a 1.4GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 512GB storage, and 8GB RAM. Apple’s 27-inch iMac is also on sale, getting the same $150 discount at Amazon and B&H, leaving the 3.1GHz Intel Core i5 version with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage for $1,649.
If you’re looking for a new iPad Pro, the 12.9-inch WiFi-only version with 256GB storage is getting a $100 discount, leaving it at $999. Get the 128GB version for $949 with $50 savings or the 512GB version for $1,229 with a $70 discount.
Garmin is also discounting its Legacy Saga Series, Star Wars Darth Vader Inspired Premium Smartwatch down from its regular $400 price to just $348.09 with $51.90 savings. The Fitbit Charge 4 is getting a $50 discount, leaving it at just under $100. Other deals include Samsung’s HW-T650 3.1ch soundbar for $208 after a $192 discount.
Apple has unveiled its first wave of Mac hardware powered by the in-house M1 chip. The fresh Mac hardware includes a new 13-inch MacBook Air, a MacBook Pro and a Mac Mini. Apple has retained the external aesthetics of its new computing machines, but has made a few meaningful upgrades under the hood that would be interesting to test once the devices hit the shelves. If you’re already considering giving the new macOS experience on Apple silicon a try, but are torn between which one to pick, here’s a detailed comparison of the MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro vs Mac Mini to help you out:
Screen or no screen
Being traditional laptops, the new MacBooks come equipped with a Retina display, while buying the Mac Mini should be on your list if you already have a monitor and other input accessories lying around on your work table. With that out of the way, let’s talk about the display on the new MacBooks powered by the M1 chip.
The new MacBook Air and its Pro sibling, both come equipped with a 13.3-inch Retina display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, translating to a pixel density of 227 PPI. The display on both the devices covers the wider P3 color gamut, compared to the sRGB palette of their older Intel-powered siblings. However, there is a key difference between the display of Apple’s latest MacBooks. The MacBook Air’s panel offers a peak brightness of 400 nits, while the one on MacBook Pro maxes out slightly higher at 500 nits.
At the top, you’ll find a 720p FaceTime HD camera on both the new MacBooks. Media output is handled by stereo speakers, and there is support for Dolby Atmos playback as well. But there is a minor difference here as well. Apple says the new MacBook Pro’s speakers offer a higher dynamic range compared to those fitted inside the MacBook Air. Similarly, the three-mic array on the Pro model is said to be of ‘studio quality’, while the MacBook Air packs a standard three-mic layout with directional beamforming.
MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro vs Mac Mini: What’s inside?
All three devices are powered by the new Apple M1 chip, but Apple sells the three machines in variants with a different integrated GPU. The MacBook Air is available in two models – an entry-level option that features a 7-core GPU and the top-end model that relies on a more powerful 8-core graphics engine. The rest of the chip components such as an octa-core processing unit and the 16-core Neural Engine remain the same across all three models. Apple has, however, not provided the base and boost frequency of the four performance and four efficiency cores that are at the heart of its M1 chip.
All three Macs pack up to 16GB of non-upgradable RAM and up to 2TB of storage. The base variant of MacBook Air gives you 8GB of unified memory (Apple’s fancy word for RAM) and 256GB SSD at $999, while the high-end version ups the storage capacity to 512GB and starts at $1,249.
The entry-level MacBook Pro also follows a similar 8GB+256GB and 8GB+512GB configuration scheme for the base and upscale models that start at $1,299 and $1,499 respectively. As for the Mac Mini, you again get an identical memory setup, with the base model setting you back by $699, while the higher-end version will cost you $899.
It is worth noting here that you get a choice between 7-core and 8-core GPU only for the MacBook Air, and not the MacBook Pro or the Mac Mini. I know, it all sounds confusing, so here is a table to make things easier to grasp:
Pre-orders for the new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac Mini powered by the Apple M1 chip are now live, and they will start shipping next week.
MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro vs Mac Mini: Performance
All three machines will boot macOS Big Sur and will be able to natively run iPhone and iPad apps. A major difference between the MacBook Air and its Pro sibling is how they handle thermals. The MacBook Air has a fanless design unlike its predecessor, while the MacBook Pro relies on an active cooling system.
Following are a few performance gain metrics touted by Apple for each new M1-powered Mac compared to their previous-gen Intel-powered versions:
3x faster project export for the web in iMovie
5x faster 3D effect integration into videos with Final Cut Pro
Ability to play and edit multiple 4K ProRes streams in Final Cut Pro
2x photo export in Adobe Lightroom
4.3x faster ML-based features such as Smart Conform in Final Cut Pro
3x faster project export for the web in iMovie
5x faster 3D effect integration into videos with Final Cut Pro
Ability to play and edit multiple 4K ProRes streams in Final Cut Pro
2x photo export in Adobe Lightroom
4.3x faster ML-based features such as Smart Conform in Final Cut Pro
2x longer video calls on a single charge
2.8x faster code building in Xcode
5.9x faster complex 3D rendering in Final Cut Pro
3.5x faster game scene designing in Unity Editor
11x faster machine learning tasks in Create ML
Full-quality 8K ProRes video playback support in DaVinci Resolve without frame drops
4x more code compilation on a single charge
3x faster code compilation in Xcode
4x higher frame rates in graphics-intensive games
6x faster complex timeline rendering in Final Cut Pro
3x more real-time plug-ins support in Logic Pro
15x photo resolution upscaling in Pixelmator Pro
Ports and connectivity
Wireless connectivity on all three machines is handled by WiFi 6 (802.11ax) and Bluetooth 5.0 standard. Coming to I/O, the port selection on the new MacBook Air and its Pro sibling is identical. You get two Type-C Thunderbolt ports with USB 4 support. The ports facilitate charging, file transfer (Thunderbolt 3 at up to 40Gb/s and USB 3.1 Gen 2 at up to 10Gb/s), and DisplayPort duties. There is also a 3.5mm headphone jack on the new MacBooks.
As for the Mac Mini, it inherits the two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports and the 3.5mm headphone jack from the new MacBooks. However, it also adds two USB Type-A ports (up to 10Gb/s transfer rate), an HDMI 2.0 port, and a Gigabit Ethernet port as well. If you’re wondering about the video support capabilities of the new Mac Mini, here’s everything you need to know:
Simultaneously supports up to two displays One display with up to 6K resolution at 60Hz connected via Thunderbolt + one display with up to 4K resolution at 60Hz connected via HDMI 2.0 Thunderbolt 3 digital video output supports
Native DisplayPort output over USB‑C Thunderbolt 2, DVI, and VGA output supported using adapters (sold separately) HDMI 2.0 display video output
Support for one display with up to 4K resolution at 60Hz DVI output using HDMI to DVI Adapter (sold separately)
Now, let’s talk about the keyboard. The backlit Magic keyboard on the MacBook Air has 78 keys (US) and a Force Touch trackpad with support for multi-touch gestures. The MacBook Pro, on the other hand, has a 65 key (US) layout, but adds a Touch Bar at the top that replaces the function key row. The Touch ID sensor backed by an on-chip secure enclave can be found on both the devices. If you get the Mac Mini, though you’ll have to fork out extra cash for a keyboard, mouse, and trackpad.
MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro vs Mac Mini: Battery
It’s time to talk about the battery. Apple has managed to enhance the battery life of its M1-powered MacBooks despite the fact that they pack the same size Li-Po unit as their Intel-powered siblings. The MacBook Air’s 49.9Wh battery is claimed to last up to 15 hours of web browsing and 18 hours of video playback.
Coming to the MacBook Pro, the 58.2Wh battery inside it ups the wireless web browsing time to 17 hours and video playback to 20 hours on a single charge. Apple ships the MacBook Air with a 30W USB Type-C charger, while the MacBook Pro will come with a faster 61W USB Type-C charger.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro and more on sale today
The official news today begin with deals, and you know today is mainly going to be an “Apple” Show, so what kind of a host would I be if we didn’t begin with Apple deals. The latest iPad Air is already $50 off, that leaves the Wi-Fi only, 256GB of storage variant at $699. The iPad Mini is also $166 off, that leaves the 256GB variant for $512 shipped. AT&T also has this deal where you can get an iPhone 12 Mini for free if you trade in a device and of course, get a pretty long installment plan. The regular Galaxy Note 20 is also $200 off, that leaves the entry level, US model for $799. We also have more deals on iPad Pros, the Galaxy Watch and more in the links in the description, as well as the full list over at Pocketnow.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra could feature a new 108MP camera and 120Hz at 2K
And, don’t worry, we won’t talk Apple all day. Let’s talk about Samsung for a minute as, we’re getting closer to the rumored launch date which is slated for January. According to some Ice Universe tweets, the Galaxy S21 Ultra will be a small, improved version of the S20 Ultra. When it comes to the cameras, they´ll be using the 108MP HM3 sensor, with single pixels at 0.8 microns, laser autofocus and no time of flight. Meaning some of those lenses we saw on the renders are still a mystery and this also allows them to give us much better autofocus. Moving on to the display, a different tweet claims that we´ll be getting a 2K display running at 120Hz. We’ll keep you posted as, rumors should only keep getting better as we get close to December.
Apple unveils its first in-house silicon: Meet the M1 chip for Macs of the future
But alright, let’s move on to why you’re here, the Apple Event. Apple had their One More Thing Event today which was all about Apple Silicon Macs.
The company started the event by announcing their new M1 chip, which is based on a 5nm process and packs 16B transistors. I know, 26 letters in the alphabet and they pick the one for their motion co-processors. This SoC packs 8 cores with 4 performance cores and 4 high efficiency cores. According to Apple, the 4 performance cores are the fastest and they actually deliver the best performance per watt in the industry which we’ll talk about in a second. You’re also getting an integrated GPU which “is the world’s fastest”. This GPU also packs 8 cores along with 128 execution units. This means that it should deliver 2x more graphics at half the wattage. We’re also getting a new 16 core Neural Engine, which you guessed it, is the fastest in the industry. Other components include Thunderbolt and USB 4 support, a better audio processor and more. Cupertino is promising blazing fast performance without compromising power efficiency and battery life, oh and it also let’s you natively run iPhone and iPad Apps on your Mac. These Macs should be significantly faster than their predecessors, but let’s talk about them.
Apple announces Mac mini refresh with in-house M1 chip
Let’s begin with the first one, which we kind of got a hint to at WWDC. The new Mac mini brings the same 7.7in squared design but, it’s now powered by the new M1 Chip. That means you’re getting all of the bells and whistles we described in the previous segment along with up to 16GB of RAM and up to 2TB of storage. The new SoC allows for the Mac Mini to do things like support two displays, one with up to 6K at 60Hz via thunderbolt and one up to 4K at 60Hz via HDMI. So yeah, you can fully use the Pro Display XDR but, it seems kind weird to get a Pro Display XDR for a Mac Mini, considering the stand is more expensive than the computer. The M1 will give this computer a 3x faster performance over its predecessor, Final Cut now has 3.4x faster ProRes transcode and 6.6x faster timeline render performance. Logic Pro and other heavy apps like Photoshop are also getting a boost. It’s also getting cheaper, starting at $699, with pre-orders beginning today.
Apple’s new MacBook Air with the M1 chip has a fanless design and starts at $999
Now probably the update that I was looking forward to most was Apple’s new MacBook Air, powered by the M1. It brings the same slim design so, all of the upgrades are really under the hood. Beginning with the fact that this is a fan-less design thanks to the M1 chip. According to Cupertino, this MacBook Air has a 3.5x higher performance when compared to the previous Air, and it also delivers a 5x boost in graphics. This translates to letting you edit multiple 4K video streams at once, as well as a boost in gaming performance. The company is also promising 15 hours of wireless web browsing and 18 hours of video playback when it comes to battery life. They’re also improving your video conferences by making the battery last twice as long when you’re in video calls, and it brings a better camera which is also thanks to the M1 chip. The new Retina Display now supports a P3 Color Gamut, it also brings secure enclave Touch ID, a new SSD which delivers 2x faster performance, and a crazy 9x faster machine learning. Some of the new improvements promise up to 3x faster exports in iMovie, 2x faster Lightroom exports and 5x faster 3D effects in Final Cut. This new MacBook Air starts at the same $999and is also available for pre-orders today and shipping next week.
Story of the day:
New 13-inch MacBook Pro with new Apple Silicon is jaw dropping
But finally, the hottest news today have to do with a refresh to the computer that started this show off. I didn’t think Apple was gonna refresh a pro computer with the M1, but it did with the 13-inch MacBook Pro.. Sort of. This is the entry level – two Thunderbolt port variant, no the higher tier. For starters, it promises a 3x faster performance, 5x faster graphics, and 11x faster machine learning with the 16 core Neural Engine. It also packs a new active cooling system to ensure better performance. The display delivers 500 nits of brilliance, 25% more colors and True Tone technology to adjust to its environment. When it comes to the battery, Apple is promising a crazy 20 hours of video playback, and 17 hours of wireless web browsing. Other hardware improvements include studio-quality mics to improve noise ratio, and a camera that delivers sharper video with less noise. It includes two Thunderbolt 3 ports that support USB 4, and thanks to Big Sur it features Secure Enclave, which brings features like Activation Lock to protect your Mac if it gets stolen. This new MacBook Pro will start at $1299 and is currently available for purchase, they’ll arrive in about a week. Oh and macOS Big Sur will FINALLY be available in two days.
Well, Apple has finally presented its new lineup with Apple Silicon during its “One more thing” event today. Cupertino presented a new 13-inch MacBook Pro, a MacBook Air, and a Mac mini, all of them powered by the new Apple M1 chip. Now, you may be interested in getting one of these new devices, so we have taken the time to make a list with every detail you need to know before making your purchase.
First of all, you must know that Apple’s new devices with the M1 chip are already available for purchase, and they will start shipping to its early adopters starting on November 17.
Now, the MacBook Air comes with Apple’s M1 chip with 8-Core COP and 7-Core GPU, 8GB RAM, and 256GB SSD for $999. If you want more storage and a bit more power, the MacBook Air with an 8-Core GPU and 512GB SSD will cost you $1,249. Both laptops feature a Retina Display with True Tone, a Magic Keyboard, Touch ID, Force Touch trackpad, two Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports.
You can also choose to pay your new MacBook Air in monthly installments, as the Apple Card Monthly Instalment plan will let you pay $83.25 a month for 12 months for the 256GB version or $104.08 a month during the same time for the 512GB version.
If your sights are set on the new Apple Mac mini, you can get one starting at $699, or $58.25 a month for 12 months with the Apple Card Monthly Installment plan. This will get you the latest Mac mini with the M1 Chip 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD storage, and Gigabit Ethernet. The 512GB version is available for $899, or $74.91 for 12 months.
Finally, the new MacBook Pro starts at $1,299 with the new Apple M1 chip, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD storage, a 13-inch Retina Display with True Tone, a Magic Keyboard, Touch Bar, and Touch ID, Force Touch trackpad, and two Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports. If you feel like getting more storage, the 512GB version is available for $1499. If you want more storage and more RAM, you can always go for the Intel-powered versions, but they are more expensive, and Apple claims that they are three times slower than the versions that were just released.
We start today’s deals with smartphones, as the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is getting a $150 discount in its unlocked US version in Cosmic Black, which comes with 128GB of storage space, leaving it at just $1,250. However, you can get the Galaxy S20+ with the same specs for $996.27 after $203.72 savings.
If you’re not planning to spend that much cash on a smartphone, Motorola has several options for you to choose from. The Moto One Zoom is currently selling for $320 after a $130 discount. Next up, we find the Motorola One Action selling for $230 with $120 savings and the Moto G7 Power at $179 with $70.98 savings; all of the smartphones mentioned above come with 128GB storage. There are more devices for you to look at if you follow the link below.
We also find some Apple deals available today, as the Apple Mac mini with an Intel Core i3 processor and 128GB of storage space is $59 off, meaning you can get yours for just $750. And if you’re looking for a new 10.2-inch iPad, the 128GB WiFi-only version can be yours for $395 after a $34 discount, or get the 32GB version for just $300 with $30 savings.
We also find an interesting selection of Razer gaming accessory deals, which includes the Razer Seiren X USB Streaming Microphone in classic black for $70 after a $30 discount. The Razer Mamba Elite wired gaming mouse is now available for $60 with $30 savings, and the Razer Hammerhead USB-C earbuds with ANC are selling for $52 after a $44 discount and a $5 coupon. Controllers, gaming keyboards, and more are also available; check them out below.
Other deals include Samsung’s 43-inch Class The Sero QLED LS05 smart TV, which will give you more content consumption alternatives for just $1,000 after an initial $502 discount and a $498 coupon box. The HyperX Cloud Orbit S-Gaming headset is currently available for $260 after a $70 discount. Nintendo Switch Jon-Cons are getting a $10.99 discount leaving them at $69 in several color options, and finally, AdMaster is offering 38mm 40mm 42mm 44mm compatible Apple Watch Bands for Apple Watch Series 1 through 6, and they are also compatible with the Apple Watch SE. They start at $6.77, and there are several color options for you to choose from.
We start today’s deals with the new Apple Mac mini. This great PC comes with 8gB RAM, 512GB storage, and an 8th-gen Intel Core i5 processor. It is currently listed for $975 after a $124 discount, but you will see an extra $48.75 discount at checkout, so you would only end up paying $926.25.
You can get a new Samsung device with a free Galaxy Watch Active2. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is available for $1,380 and the Galaxy S30 for $1,000, with $249 and $238 discounts. Both devices are unlocked, but the Z Flip comes with twice the storage as the Galaxy S20.
If you’re looking for a less expensive Android smartphone, the TCL 10L is currently selling for $212.50 after a $37.50 discount. You get a new device with a 6.3-inch FHD LCD display, a 48MP quad-camera system, 6GB RAM, 64GB storage, and a 4,000mAh battery. This device is also unlocked, meaning you can use it on the network of your choice.
Razer is also offering discounts on several of its gaming controllers. The Razer Wolverine Ultimate is getting a $30 discount leaving it at $130; the Razer Raion is selling for $80 after a $20 discount. The Razer Raiju Mobile is getting a $50 discount, which leaves it at $100, and the Razer Junglecat is getting a $10 discount, meaning you can get yours for $90. While you’re at it, you may also want to take a look at the Nintendo Joy-Cons in Neon Pink and Neon Green, which are available for $69 after a $10.99 discount.
Finally, the Jabra Elite 65T are available for just $94.03. You get a pair of one of the best wireless earphones in the market. These include an IP55 rating, a two-year warranty, and up to fifteen hours of non-stop action.
This Monday brings tons of great deals. We start over at Best Buy, where we have a new Apple Shopping Event. However, these are exclusive savings for My Best Buy members. You can save $100 on the iPhone 11, up to $500 off the iPhone XS/XS Max, $50 off the iPad mini, $50 off the MacBook Air, and up to $300 off the MacBook Pro. Check the complete deals list by clicking on the link below.
Next up, we head over to Amazon, where we find more Apple products on sale. The latest Mac mini with a 3.0GHz 6-core 8th-Generation Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and 512GB in storage space is available for $1,049 after a $50 discount.
We now go to B&H Photo Video, where we have even more Apple deals for you. The MacBook Pro is getting up to $500 off in select models. You can get one starting at $1,179, which will get you a 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with 8GB RAM and 256GB in storage space. Check out the complete list of MacBooks on sale, and see which device suits your needs.
Apple’s iPad Pro is also on sale; you can get up to $500 off select models. You can get one starting at $799, and you would be getting the 12.9-inch Wi-Fi and LTE version with 64GB storage. There’s also a deal that can get you a 12.9-inch iPad Pro with 256GB in storage bundled with a Magic Keyboard for $1,229, which translates into $400 savings.
We head back to Amazon, where we also have the Bose wireless Bluetooth headphones 700 for $299 after a $100 discount, or you can also go for Apple’s Beats Solo3 wireless headphones, which are currently selling for $159 after a $40.95 discount.
Finally, Mobvoi is having tons of deals between 20 and 31 July. You can find up to 33 percent off the TicWatch S2, TicWatch C2, TicPods 2, TicWatch Pro, and more on sale. Head over to Mobvoi’s website to see if there’s something you fancy.
We start today’s deals with the new 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro. This device is getting a $100 discount in several models over at Amazon. You can get the one with 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, and a 1.4GHz Intel Core i5 processor for $1,399. If you want more power, the model with 16GB RAM and a 2.0GHz 10th generation Intel Core i5 processor can be yours for $1,699. However, if you want more options to choose from, B&H is also giving the same $100 discount on tons of 13-inch MacBook Pro models.
If you want a gaming laptop, the 2019 Razer Blade 15 is currently available for $2,099.99 after a $300 discount. Upon purchase, you would get a laptop with a 15.6-inch display, an Intel Core i7 processor, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20170 Max-Q graphics card, 16GB RAM, and 256GB SSD storage.
You can also save money when you purchase a Google Pixel 4. The Unlocked Just Black version with 64GB in storage is currently available for $680 after a $119 discount. You can also grab the XL version for $800 with $99 savings. If you still want to save more money, the Pixel 3a and 3a XL are selling for $374 and $406, respectively.
Finally, the Xbox Wireless controller is getting a $13.11 discount, which leaves it at $46.88. This wireless controller usually sells for $60, and it’s compatible with the Xbox One X, Xbox One S, Xbox One, Windows 10. It also includes Bluetooth technology for gaming on Windows 10 PCs and tablets.
The latest Mac mini, and more Apple products are on sale today
Deals. You saw the title so, let’s begin with some Galaxy Note deals. The Note 10+ is currently $150 off on Amazon, leaving the 256GB of storage variant for $950 shipped. The S20 5G which we didn’t exactly mention yesterday is also $150 off, leaving it at $850 shipped. Moving on, the latest Mac Mini is getting that same $150 discount, meaning you can get the Intel Core i5, 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage one for $950. We also have more deals on AirPods, 4K TVs and more in the links in the description.
Microsoft schedules an Xbox Games Showcase event on July 23
You could get your new Samsung Galaxy Note 20 on August 21
Microsoft just sent out some press invitations for their new Xbox Showcase Event which will happen on July 23rd at 9AM PST. You’ll be able to watch it on YouTube, Twitch and the official Xbox social media handles. We’re expecting to see some exclusive titles like Halo Infinite, Gears of War, Hellblade 2 and more. At Sony’s Game Showcase Event we got to see the PS5’s design for the first time so we do hope that Microsoft has something nice prepared for this event as well and a couple of weeks ago we heard some leaks about a more affordable Xbox Series S so we hope that happens at this event.
New AirPods 3 would include System-in-Package technology
We’re expecting some new entry level AirPods for next year and, according to the latest research note from Ming Chi Kuo, we’re due for a design refresh. According to Kuo, the new AirPods will adopt a similar System-In-Package to the AirPods Pro to integrate the audio features into a smaller casing as, we know that the Pros bring smaller stems. These AirPods 3 are supposed to arrive in the first half of 2021 and that the current AirPods will be discontinued. This also means that the AirPods Pro should see components shipments grow from 50 to 100% due to the demand.
This alleged iPhone 12 box insert could confirm, no EarPods or power adapter
Speaking of Apple, let’s talk about the iPhone 12’s box… yeah the box. We have a new render that allegedly comes from a reliable source of the new box, and from the image we can tell that it’ll only bring two slots, one for the USB-C to Lightning Cable and the other one for the paperwork including the stickers that come with. We assume the second one is for paperwork because, it’s way too thin for the EarPods and for the charging brick. It also has a slim cutout at the top were we think the iPhone 12 will sit. Of course this isn’t official yet but, everything points to Apple making this move.
OnePlus Nord packs four rear cameras with a 48MP main snapper
OnePlus Nord is launching in India on July 21
We have some new leaks for the OnePlus Nord as well as an official announcement. Recently Carl Pei confirmed that we would be getting OIS on the Nord’s camera and now we have more details on the actual array. According to a new Android Central report, the Nord will bring a quad-camera array that consists of a 48MP main camera, an 8MP wide angle, a 5MP macro and a 2MP portrait lens. The dual selfie camera will also bring a 32MP shooter according to the previous leaks. Now, on the official announcement, OnePlus just revealed that the event will be happening on July 21st, kicking off at 7:30PM, Indian time. To watch the event you have to download a certain application which we have more details of in the links in the description, or you can tune in via the OnePlus Nord Instagram account. You can pre-order the phone in India starting July 15th on Amazon for Rs. 499, if you buy it before August 31st, it comes with a gift box.
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Here’s your first real-life look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 20, and it’s gorgeous
Here’s the first look at Samsung Galaxy Note 20’s display
We have an official date for the next Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event
And finally the hottest news today is that well, today seems to be official event confirmation day. First Microsoft, the OnePlus, now Samsung. The new Galaxy Unpacked was just made official for August 5th at 10AM Eastern Time, we’ll obviously have some live coverage and a dedicated Daily so make sure you subscribe. Thing is the image only reveals that special new copper color we saw leaked by none other than you know who. And speaking of leaks, the Note 20 just went through a 3C certification so we have some IRL images of it from a tipster on Twitter. These images are of the black color variant and we get to see the new triple camera array which still includes the periscope lens. We also get to see the S Pen which doesn’t look like it has changed much from the Note 10. Some users on Twitter claimed that these were dummies but according to another tipster, this is a fully working unit and we can confirm as the tipster also shared images of the display. These show off the tiny bezels, the centered punch hole and we’re assuming that this is the Note 20 Ultra or Plus because it brings a curved display instead of the flat we’re expecting for the regular Note 20.
Today’s savings include Apple’s Mac Pro, MacBook Pro and more
Deals. Apple’s previous 13in MacBook Pro is currently $300 off on Amazon in several models, for example the 2.4GHz Intel Core i5, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of SSD variant is available for $1500. Yes it might not seem like a good deal at first, but consider this is the 4 thunderbolt 3 port model. If we have some pros in the comments, you can find up to $1600 in savings for the Mac Pro over at B&H with the most affordable variant going for $5900 with the discount. The 2018 iPad Pros are also $217 off, leaving the 11in variant starting at $800.
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Now, for those of you that aren’t interested in a Mac, we finally get some good looking competition to return along with the recent launches from Microsoft. After three years of recycled designs, Dell is finally updating their XPS Laptops. The company just announced a new XPS 15 Ultrabook and the XPS 17 which Dell claims is the smallest 17in laptop there is. To make matters more special is the price tag. The XPS 15 starts at $1300 for base configuration, but your upgrade options can get up to a 10th Gen Intel Core i7, 32GB of RAM and 1TB of storage, starting but that’ll hold you back $2449. The XPS 17 starts at $1499 for the base model, but configurations allow up to an octa-core 10th gen Intel Core i7, and up to 64GB of RAM, but that price is a steep.
Epic Games Store is down because everyone wants a free copy of GTA 5
Epic Games is notorious for giving you free games each month and this time they have a special one. GTA V Premium Edition is currently available for free but, there’s a problem… There was so much people trying to download it that the servers were completely down and you would simply get an error screen when you try to download it. It is running back now as my son just purchased it but if it isn’t working for you, the sale will go on until May 21st.
Apple to launch a new 10.8-inch iPad in 2020, iPad Mini to follow next year: Ming-Chi Kuo
We have a new report from Ming Chi Kuo with Apple’s roadmap for different products. He predicts that the Apple AR Glasses will launch some time in 2022, and they’ll be reliant on the iPhone to keep them slim and lightweight. They are expected to run Reality OS or rOS, and Apple is currently exploring touch panels, voice activation and gestures. Moving on to iPads he claims we will be getting two new iPad soon. A 10.8in iPad and a 8.5-9in iPad Mini for the second half of 2020 and the first half of 2021 respectively. These new iPads will follow on the iPhone SE product strategy with an affordable price tag and the adoption of newer, faster chips. On a previous note he also said that they are working on a miniLED iPad Mini which could be released later this year but it is not clear if this is the same one.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series may arrive with a 16GB RAM standard
We’re still a few months away but we’ve been getting a good amount of leaks for the Galaxy Note 20 line up. The same source from the previous leaks claims that one of the ways Samsung plans to differentiate the Note 20 from the S20 is with RAM. Apparently these could bring 16GB of RAM as a standard for both the Note 20 and the Note 20+. Currently, the only Galaxy S with 16GB of RAM, is the Ultra 5G with 512GB of storage. Samsung has been mass producing LPDDR5 RAM chips for mobile since February, and since the Ultra hasn’t sold too well, this might be a way of getting rid of the extra inventory. We are expecting both LTE and 5G variants so we don’t know yet if it will only be a standard on the 5G variants or on all of them. The source also claims that these are getting larger on-display ultra sonic fingerprint scanners from Qualcomm with an area 17x larger than before.
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New Google Pixel 4a could be more affordable than iPhone SE
And finally the hottest news today have to do with the gift that could keep on giving, the Google Piourse there can’t be no Pixel launch without the incredible amount of leaks. Now, we have the wallpapers for the 4a because, there’s nothing else to leak from the same source we had before. And if you want to, you can actually download these as the source uploaded them to a shareable folder so, we have them in the links in the description. All 16 of them. More importantly, all of the leaks hinted that the Pixel 4a would start at $339, like the iPhone SE but some new information claims that the Google Pixel 4a might undercut the iPhone SE by $50 or more, meaning that the 128GB Pixel 4a would cost $349 so there is a possibility that the 64GB variant could cost $299.
We start today’s deals with Apple’s latest Mac Pro that can be yours starting at $5,899, and depending on the model you choose; You can find up to $1,600 in savings. The more affordable option comes with a 3.5GHz Intel Zeon processor, 32GB RAM, 1TB storage space, and an 8GB GDDR5 Radeon Pro 580X GPU.
The previous model of the 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro is also on sale. You save $300, meaning you can get this powerful laptop for $1,199, and you get 8GB RAM, 256GB Storage, and a 1.4GHz Intel Core i5 processor.
The 2018 Mac mini is also on sale; you can get up to $200 depending on the internals you choose. There are several options for you to choose from, so you may want to check them out yourself. The more affordable version will cost you $689 after a $110 discount, and it will get you a 3.6GHz Intel Core i3 processor, 8GB RAM, and a 128GB SSD.
You can also get the Garmin Fenix 6 Sapphire, Premium Multisport GPS Watch for $869 after a $131 discount. This amazing looking smartwatch features mapping, music, grade-adjusted pace guidance, pulse OX sensors, and more.