2021 was an eventful year for Apple, with the company releasing many category-defining products across the board including an M1-powered iPad Pro, a brand new iPad mini, a new MacBook Pro lineup, iPhone 13 series, and more. It looks like 2022 is going to be even more exciting for Apple fans as the Cupertino giant has several promising products in the works, including new Mac Pros, a redesigned MacBook Air, a VR headset, and more.
According to reliable Apple tipster Mark Gurman (via Bloomberg), Apple is working on some new Mac Pro models with the new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips that debuted on the last year’s MacBook Pro lineup. The lineup includes a smaller Mac Pro with up to 40 CPU cores and 128 GPU cores, a large-screened iMac Pro and a brand new Mac mini, with Apple said to finish its transition to its own silicone from Intel as early as June.
Next up, the report talks about “the biggest MacBook Air redesign in the product’s history,” a refreshed entry-level MacBook Pro, and a redesigned iPad Pro with wireless charging support. Previous reports claimed the 2022 MacBook Air will feature a white keyboard, more ports, and arrive in multiple color options similar to the M1-powered iMacs.
On the smartphone side of things, Gurman believes Apple will be launching a 5G version of the iPhone SE in the first half of the year, with the new iPhone 14 series arriving as usual, in the fall. Meanwhile, the Apple Watch Series 8, a new Watch SE model, and a rugged version aimed at extreme sports lovers are also in the works. The last year’s Apple Watch Series 7 seemed a bit underwhelming in terms of design and features so it’ll be interesting to see what Apple has in store for us this year on the smartwatch front.
Elsewhere, Gurman says Apple is planning to launch a new external monitor that will be about half the price of the current Pro Display XDR.
Finally, the report notes that Apple may also launch its first virtual reality headset codenamed N301 this year. Originally set to launch in 2020, Apple postponed the launch to WWDC 2021 — which didn’t happen either. Now the company is reportedly targeting WWDC 2022 to finally take the wraps off the rumored VR headset. The headset is said to support some AR features as well and run on rOS, codenamed Oak.
Featured image: MacBook Air 2022 leaked render (by Jon Prosser)
Apple requires employees to have proof of a COVID booster as Omicron spreads, according to reports – Euronews
Apple will require retail and corporate employees to provide proof of a COVID-19 booster shot, The Verge reported on Saturday citing an internal email.
Starting January 24, unvaccinated employees or those who haven’t submitted proof of vaccination will need negative COVID-19 tests to enter Apple workplaces, the report said.
The Verge said it was not immediately clear if the testing requirement applies to both corporate and retail employees.
“Due to waning efficacy of the primary series of COVID-19 vaccines and the emergence of highly transmissible variants such as Omicron, a booster shot is now part of staying up to date with your COVID-19 vaccination to protect against severe disease,” the memo read, according to The Verge.
Apple did not immediately respond to a request from Reuters for comment.
Many companies in the US have been strengthening their COVID-19 rules, mandating vaccination and delaying back-to-office plans as the Omicron variant increases infections across the country.
This week, Facebook parent Meta Platforms mandated COVID-19 booster shots for all workers returning to offices. It also delayed U.S. office reopenings to March 28, from an earlier plan of January 31.
Alphabet Inc’s Google on Friday said it was temporarily mandating weekly COVID-19 tests for people entering its US offices.
A report by The Information said Amazon.com Inc has offered its US warehouse workers $40 (€35) to get a booster shot.
The mid-2012 MacBook Pro 13-inch will soon become obsolete – Vaughan Today
Apple will declare the mid-2012 13.3-inch MacBook Pro a “legacy” on January 31, according to an internal memo intercepted by Apple. Mac rumors. This is the last step before it becomes permanently outdated: it means that Apple will stop providing compatible parts to Apple Stores and Authorized Service Centers. It will always be possible to get a repair in the event of a breakdown, but within the limits of the available parts: this will therefore be increasingly difficult, up to the complete obsolescence that must be declared in a couple of years. You can refer to the list of old and outdated products on this page.
The mid 2012 13.3-inch MacBook Pro is the last model to feature an integrated CD/DVD drive. It was on sale until October 2016 to provide a more affordable alternative to models with Retina displays, which explains this late obsolescence. It is particularly reliable and offers interesting upgrade possibilities for people who want to replace the optical drive with a second volume. It is a standout model. Its time and about to give it up.
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Stable ColorOS 12 update goes live for OPPO A73, A74, F19 Pro+, and more – XDA Developers
OPPO has started seeding a stable ColorOS 12 update based on Android 12 to a bunch of its mid-range devices, including the OPPO A73, F19 Pro+, Reno 5Z, and Reno 6Z. OPPO previously said it would kick off the stable update rollout for these devices from January 17 and it’s making good on its promise.
As per recent announcements posts on OPPO Community, the stable ColorOS 12 update with Android 12 is currently rolling out to the OPPO A73, OPPO A74, OPPO Reno 5Z, Reno 6Z 5G, and Reno 5Z in various regions. The update is live for the OPPO A73 and Reno 5Z in Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Similarly, the OPPO A74 and F19 Pro+ units in India have also started receiving it. Finally, the OPPO Reno 6Z update is currently rolling out in Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, and the UAE.
If you own any of the above-mentioned devices, be on the lookout for an OTA notification in the coming days. Since the update is rolling out in a staged fashion, it might take several days before it makes its way to everyone. So far, the update has only gone live in select regions, but OPPO says it plans to expand the rollout to other markets soon.
After installing the ColorOS 12 update, users can look forward to many exciting features and changes, such as a new wallpaper-based theming system, Screen Translate, Canvas AOD, Android 12’s Privacy Dashboard and privacy indicators, and much more. You can learn more about ColorOS 12 in our in-depth review of the new skin.
If your phone isn’t on the list, don’t worry. OPPO plans to bring the latest version of its custom skin to many more phones. Owners of the OPPO Reno 5F, Reno 4 Pro, Reno 4F, F19 Pro, and F17 Pro will be able to try out an early version of ColorOS 12 next month. Meanwhile, the Reno 5 Lite, Reno 4, Pro, Reno 4Z, Reno 4 Lite, and more are scheduled to receive a ColorOS 12 beta sometime in March.
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