Updates on 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro
Apple Stock News: According to the new information by MacRumors, the updated 13-inch MacBook Pro model, which is expected in the spring release, will keep the previous design fully and will be upgraded only by the inclusion of an M2 chip in it. It is going to be the debut of the M2 Apple silicon processor, which features the previous number of CPU cores, up to 10 graphics cores, and improved performance. What about design, it will stay as in previous models with Touch Bar but without a notch or a ProMotion display.
Apple’s New Display Era
Apple is working on a cheaper standalone display. The first news about this came from Bloomberg’s reporter Mark Gurman, who informed about the new Thunderbolt display successor. Currently available for sale is only Pro Display XDR worth $5000. A lower-priced display will feature reduced brightness and contrast ratio and it is expected in two sizes 24 and 27 inches. The price of it will be reduced by half relative to Pro Display, and expected to be around $2500 for the 27-inch model and around $1000 for 24 inches.
There are also rumors that Apple is working on Pro Display XDR follow-up model with a 32-inch display, 6k resolution and an A-series chip inside that will remain in the same price range, around $5000. But, unfortunately, it’s not yet clear when new displays will release.
iMac Pro Launches in June
Ross Young recently once again made an assumption that iMac Pro can be expected in summer, pointing to the June launch. Hence there is a possibility that an announcement will be made at Worldwide Developers Conference. iMac Pro is anticipated to have a larger display than its previous versions – a 27-inch mini-LED display, with 1000 zones and 4000 mini LEDs.
Apple Stock News: The Seventh Rank in top of 50 U.S. Patents Assignees in 2021
IFI Claims made the report of the top 50 patent assignees in the USA in 2021. Apple staged at 7th place this year with 2541 patents granted to the company in the US. Statistics show a decrease of around 250 in the amount of granted patents for Apple in comparison to 2020. However, Apple ranked higher by one place in the top compared to the previous year, leaving behind some of its main competitors: LG, Microsoft, Samsung Display, Amazon, and Sony.