Gears & Gadgets

Apple walks Ars through the iPad Pro’s A12X system on a chip

Enlarge / The 2018, 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Samuel Axon BROOKLYN—Apple’s new iPad Pro sports several new features of note, including the most dramatic aesthetic redesign in years, Face ID, new Pencil features, and the very welcome move to USB-C. But the star of the show is the new A12X system on a chip (SoC). Apple […]

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Apple to offer MacBook Pros with AMD Vega graphics starting in November

Enlarge / This is the 2018 MacBook Pro next to the 2017 MacBook Pro. Can you tell the difference? Didn’t think so. Samuel Axon Amid the iPad Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini announcements yesterday, Apple also quietly updated its MacBook Pro lineup with more graphics power. Apple will offer new versions of the MacBook […]

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The Apple T2 chip in the latest MacBook Pros offer a deeper level of security

Apple surprised customers with a sudden (but expected) hardware refresh of its 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros without an on-stage introduction. The updated models include the T2 security chip first introduced in 2017’s iMac Pro providing a secure boot, encrypted storage, live “Hey Siri” commands, and more. “The Apple T2 chip includes a Secure Enclave coprocessor […]