Saturday, July 11, 2020

Insider # 273: Apple MacBook on ARM and tvOS 14, Samsung fitness trackers and Galaxy Tab S7

In the new Insider release: the first Apple laptop models on ARM processors are named; the tvOS operating system was first shown on video; FCC regulator certified new Samsung fitness bracelets; published the first press render of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 tablet.

The first Apple laptops on ARM processors are named

According to a reputable analyst, Min-Chi Kuo, the first Apple laptop to receive an Apple Silicon processor will be the 13.3-inch version of the MacBook Pro. It is expected that the new product will be presented before the end of the year. Around the same time, Apple will transfer the MacBook Air series to new ARM chips.

In 2021, according to an insider report, an American company should wait for the release of two MacBook Pro laptops with diagonals of 14 and 16 inches. In total, as Apple representatives noted, the company will take about two years to fully transfer all of its computers to its own ARM processors.


An updated version of tvOS shown on video

During the WWDC 2020 conference, Apple announced a new version of the operating system for the Apple TV set-top box, but said almost nothing about the innovations that affected this platform. MacRumors was one of the first to install tvOS 14 beta and noted several major innovations.

So, in tvOS 14 it became possible to run video in a picture-in-picture mode, it allows you to connect several AirPods headsets at once, as well as broadcast video in 4K, including streaming from iPhone via AirPlay protocol. The OS provided the ability to connect several gamemads, as well as a quick profile change menu. The developers also added a quick access menu to key system settings and the HomeKit smart home.


FCC Regulator Certified New Samsung Fitness Bracelets

In the FCC database, there is a mention of two unknown models of Samsung wearable accessories at once. According to insiders, this may be the new generation of Galaxy Fit fitness trackers, which appear under the number SM-R220 in the documents.

In the published documents there is a schematic representation of the back of the gadgets, and also indicates a charging power of 7.5 watts. It is expected that the presentation of the new Samsung fitness trackers may take place as part of the Galaxy Unpacked event, which will be held on August 5.


Published the first press render of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 tablet

The authoritative insider Evan Blass published the allegedly official press render of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 tablet, which has not yet been announced. Judging by the provided image, the device will receive thin frames around the perimeter of the display, as well as hardware volume and power keys located on the side.

According to past leaks, on the back of the gadget there will be a module of the main camera, represented by either one or two sensors. The Galaxy Tab S7 series of tablets can come in two versions: with diagonal displays 11 and 12.4 inches. According to informants, Samsung will build new devices based on the flagship platform Snapdagon 865+.