Apple's Latest Mac Pro News - TMO Daily Observations 2018-04-06

· Jeff Gamet · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Apple’s latest news about the upcoming Mac Pro, what they’re hoping for in the new machine, and what they think of its 2019 time table.

TwelveSouth Intros HiRise Pro for iMac Pro, iMac

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

HiRise Pro iMac stand from TwelveSouth

Want a stand to elevate your new iMac Pro display? TwelveSouth’s new HiRise Pro is out and it’s compatible with older iMac models, too.

iMac Pro Launching on Thursday December 14th

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

Apple's iMac Pro available on December 14 2017

Apple promised the iMac Pro would ship this year, and now we know the date it’s happening: Thursday, December 14th.

Mac Caddy on Kickstarter Sits on Your iMac, Includes Camera Cover

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Check out the Mac Caddy on Kickstarter. It’s a clip-on caddy designed to specifically fit on the back of current iMacs. That’s the slim edge 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMac design from late 2012 to current 2017 models. In addition to being a caddy to help reduce desk clutter, it also has a built-in camera cover for those concerned about privacy. There are cable slots on the side, as well as compartments for your stuff. The company has raised US$2,600 towards a goal of $18,000 so far, with 27 days to go. Funding is earmarked for tooling to put the Mac Caddy into production. As of this writing, there are Early bird slots available for $30 that will net you a Mac Caddy. As someone with a messy desk, it instantly resonated with me.

No, Future MacBooks Won't Have ARM Processors

· Jeff Butts · Editorial

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Whenever Jeff Butts reads a headline of such ill-conceived nonsense, he cringes in fear of an angel losing her wings or a kitten dying.

The New 2017 iMac: Notes & Tidbits on RAM

· Jim Tanous · News

We broke down Apple’s perplexing iMac RAM upgrade situation, with added thoughts on the upcoming iMac Pro’s ECC memory.

Every Apple Hardware Announcement at WWDC 2017

· Bryan Chaffin · Product News

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It’s a lot to wrap our heads around, so we put together this list of all of Apple’s hardware announcements, with links to more info.

iMac gets Kaby Lake Processor, 64 GB RAM

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

Apple shows off Kaby Lake processor iMacs at Worldwide Developer Conference 2017

Apple used its Worldwide Developer Conference keynote event to show off new iMac models with Intel Kaby Lake processors and up to 64 GB RAM.

Why Apple Will Be Using Xeon CPUs in This Fall's "Pro" iMac

· John Martellaro · Analysis

Intel's Xeon logo.

Recently, we learned that Apple may be seriously considering the use of a Xeon CPU in its so-called “server-grade” iMac planned for later this year. There are good technical reasons why the use of the Xeon has entered the discussion in what has traditionally been considered a consumer iMac—in contrast to the Mac Pro which has had Xeons all along. John explains.

Apple's Pro iMac to Compete with Microsoft Surface Studio

· Jeff Gamet · News

Apple launching an iMac with pro features this fall

We know Apple has an iMac with pro features planned for later this year, and a new report says it’ll be designed to compete with Microsoft’s Surface Studio all-in-one PC. Apple also has updates for its current models coming, most likely in the second half of the year.

Apple Loves Outdated Tech and Gives up on Social Media, Plus Electrified LEGO - ACM 403

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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Apple appears to be increasingly comfy offering yesterday’s technology at today’s prices, and Bryan and Jeff are all cranky about it. They also talk about Brixo, chrome-plated and electrified LEGO bricks, and Apple’s new Clips app and what it means for social media. Oh, and Jeff had to edit out an F-bomb because Bryan got all ranty.

Freshen Up Your Older Mac and Make It Feel New

· Jeff Butts · Tips

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When a new version of macOS comes out, many people are tempted to get the latest and greatest Mac to go with it. You don’t have to do that in most cases, though. Jeff Butts shows us how a few timely upgrades can make an older Mac feel like new again.