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Both the M2 Max and M2 Ultra-powered versions of the Mac Studio are discounted this weekend. | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge It’s a good week for Apple aficionados looking to score some good deals on Apple’s newest computers. Not only is the 15-inch MacBook Air on sale for $100 off at Amazon and B&H Photo, but we’re also seeing the first notable discount on Apple’s latest Mac Studio. Right now, Expercom – an Apple-authorized retailer – is selling the new M2 Max-powered desktop machine starting at $1,899.05 ($100 off) with 32GB of RAM, 512GB of storage, a 12-core CPU, and a 30-core GPU. If you’re looking for even more power, you can buy the M2 Ultra…
Apple has moved on to a new round of developer beta testing for iOS 17, iPadOS 17, and related updates, and the public beta program open to everyone should be kicking off very soon. The next iPhone launch is also just two months away now, and we're continuing to hear rumors about what to expect from the next-generation models, while we've heard more this week about a rumored iPhone SE 4 and an upcoming external Mac monitor that could double as a smart home display. Finally, Meta this week launched its Twitter competitor known as Threads, and it's seen rapid uptake thanks to its integration with Instagram. Read on for all the details on this week's biggest stories! Everything New…
Warren Buffett’s biggest investment coup during his 58 years of leading Berkshire Hathaway is Apple. With Apple’s market value now above $3 trillion, Berkshire Hathaway’s stake in the world’s most valuable company (some 915 million shares) is worth $176 billion, more than five times its cost of $31 billion.  Warren Buffett at Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting of shareholders on May 8, 2023 Andrew Bary for Barron’s: How did Buffett do it? He recognized Apple’s strengths and bought the shares inexpensively… While he is known for moving away from a deep-value investment approach—favored by his mentor Benjamin Graham—to growth stocks, he is disciplined in what he pays.   When Buffett was accumulating what has become a nearly 6% stake in Apple from 2016…
Apple has reduced production estimates for the Vision Pro headset, and the advanced display technology is suspected to be the reason behind this decision as suppliers race to produce units.The Vision Pro's OLED displays are expensiveAccording to a report released on Monday, the company is encountering obstacles in the manufacturing process of the headset, leading to a decrease in its orders for 2024. The revised orders now stand at 40,000 units, a significant reduction from the initial internal sales target of one million units within the first year. Read more...
Twitter appears to be unhappy with the runaway success of Threads, Meta's Twitter alternative that launched last night. Threads has amassed more than 30 million users in under 24 hours, making it the biggest threat to Twitter to date. According to Semafor, Twitter lawyer Alex Spiro yesterday sent Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg a letter [PDF] accusing Meta of "systemic, willful, and lawful misappropriation of Twitter's trade secrets and other intellectual property." Twitter claims that Meta hired "dozens" of former Twitter employees that "had and continue to have access to Twitter's trade secrets and other highly confidential information." The company further says that the employees "improperly retained Twitter documents and electronic devices," and that Meta took advantage of this to have…
TSMC‘s Apple chip production is not expected to be affected by China’s decision to restrict exports of two key materials, but there are fears that this could change dramatically if the relationship between China and the US continues to deteriorate. The biggest fear is that China could take the same step with rare earth elements, like lithium … more… The post Apple chip production unaffected by Chinese sanctions, but things could get much worse appeared first on 9to5Mac.
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