The Most-Powerful Edition Saturday, March 12, 2022

Apple’s Chips Are On The Table, by Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge

The first crucial takeaway is that Apple is now a force to be reckoned with when it comes to chips (if it wasn’t already). The incredibly positive reception for the first wave of M1 computers, along with the similar success of its M1 Pro and M1 Max-powered MacBook Pro laptops last year, established the company’s bona fides. But the M1 Ultra saw Apple take its biggest swing yet, with what it boasts is the “world’s most powerful chip for a personal computer.”

These chips are already becoming selling points for computers. Buying a Mac isn’t just about getting Apple’s software or aesthetic design anymore — it’s about getting the kind of performance and battery life no one else is offering.

Apple Stops Selling 27-Inch LG UltraFine 5K Display, by Sami Fathi, MacRumors

Following the announcement of the Studio Display this week, Apple has removed the UltraFine 5K display from its online store, now only listing the 23.7-inch UltraFine 4K display starting at $699. LG’s own website also lists the UltraFine 5K display as sold out, and it’s not entirely clear if the display will be restocked anytime soon.

Apple Currently Has No Plans To Release A New, Larger-screen iMac, by Filipe Espósito, 9to5Mac

Sources told 9to5Mac that Apple currently has no plans to release a larger-screen iMac in the near future. The information comes from the same sources that revealed to us the plans for Mac Studio and Studio Display in advance.


This not only applies to a larger screen model, but also versions with Pro, Max, or Ultra chips.


Green iPhone 13 And iPhone 13 Pro Hands-on — Here's How They Look In Person, by Kate Kozuch, Tom's Guide

The iPhone 13 lineup has a new color in time for spring… or St. Patrick’s Day really, if you think about it. Either way, the fresh finish is available as of this writing for anyone interested in buying one of the best phones in green. And we have one of your first hands-on looks.

Play Ball! Friday Night Baseball On Apple TV+ Starting April 8 As MLB Lockout Ends, by Allison McDaniel, 9to5Mac

Many baseball fans didn’t think a 2022 season would happen this year as the MLB has been in labor disputes. But as it was tweeted today, games will start arriving on the platform on April 8.

Is Your Motivation Wavering? A Coaching App Might Help, by Carol Milberger, Wired

Hoare says reinforcement is important, since a behavior must be repeated for many days to become a habit. She says there are a variety of good apps available to create goals, but hallmarks of a good program include inquiries about goal progress and continuous reinforcement. Additionally, Hoare says the program should be simple to use and easily fit into your daily life.


Apple Clashes With UK Regulator In Fierce Response To Warning That Could Require It To 'Redesign The iPhone', by Hartley Charlton, MacRumors

The detailed 47-page response from Apple aggressively dismissed the conclusions of the Interim Report, saying that the CMA has set the benefits of Apple’s ecosystem aside “without reasoned basis, either ignoring them entirely or dismissing them on the basis of nothing more than speculation.” Apple alleged that the CMA’s report is based on “unsubstantiated allegations and hypothetical concerns” from Apple’s rivals that would commercially gain from “deep” changes to the iPhone.

Apple, Google Among Dozens Of Corporations Condemning Texas’ Order To Investigate Families Of Trans Kids, by James Barragán, Texas Tribune

A group of more than 60 corporations — including Apple, Google, IBM and Facebook’s parent company, Meta — published an open letter Friday calling on Gov. Greg Abbott to “abandon anti-LGBTQ+ efforts” after he authorized state investigations of families who allow transgender kids to receive gender-affirming care.

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No, I too do not think that there will be any larger-screen iMac anytime soon. It certainly seems that Apple has returned the iMac line to its original consumer root.

Maybe someday there will be an iMac AV that merges macOS with tvOS?



Thanks for reading.