‘Digitimes’: tablet sales will surge in the third quarter

‘Digitimes’: tablet sales will surge in the third quarter

After falling 8.7% on quarter and 11.9% on year to 32.66 million units in the second quarter of 2019, global tablet shipments are expected to surge 19.3% sequentially in the third quarter, thanks to the peak-season effect, the launch of new iPads, and Huawei gradually resuming normal tablet shipments, according to Digitimes Research.

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Rumor: 16-inch MacBook Pro will have same case size as the 15-incher

Rumor: 16-inch MacBook Pro will have same case size as the 15-incher

Good news (or at least a good rumor) if you have a case for your 15-inch MacBook Pro that you really like, but plan to buy the rumored 16-incher that’s supposedly coming soon: according to Digitimes, the latter will be released in September, and feature narrower bezels on the display. The result: a laptop with pretty much the same physical dimensions as the smaller version (if you can call a 15-inch laptop small).

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How about an Apple TV with a dedicated physical game controller?

How about an Apple TV with a dedicated physical game controller?

New iPhones, new iPad Pros, and new Apple Watches are definitely coming (probably in September). A 16-inch MacBook Pro is rumored. The modular Mac Pro and the Apple Pro XDR display will arrive before the holiday season — and an upgraded iMac Pro could, as well. But what of the Apple TV set-top box?

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PHOOZY iPad and MacBook Capsules give your devices spacesuit-like protection

PHOOZY iPad and MacBook Capsules give your devices spacesuit-like protection

Looking for a soft case that can provide real protection to your iPad or 13-inch MacBook? The new PHOOZY iPad and MacBook Capsule is designed like a spacesuit to protect your device from all sorts of hazards (just not the vacuum of space). There are two sizes: the iPad Capsule 11” for the 9.7-inch iPad and iPad Air, 11” iPad Pro and any other tablets with up to 11” displays. For larger devices, there’s the iPad/MacBook Capsule 13” for the 12.9” iPad Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro (13”) and any other laptop up to 13”.

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Look for 16-inch MacBook Pro, Mac Pro, Pro Display XDR, iMac Pro, new Apple displays in October

Look for 16-inch MacBook Pro, Mac Pro, Pro Display XDR, iMac Pro, new Apple displays in October

Previously, I predicted that Apple will unveil its new iPhones, iPad Pros, and Apple Watches in a special September event (which I still think will happen), but forecast that new laptops would be unveiled in October. Now I think October will be the month that Apple will make available its high-end, pro Mac line-up.

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New Mac laptops eligible for keyboard repairs if there’s a problem

New Mac laptops eligible for keyboard repairs if there’s a problem

Well, there’s (kinda) good news about the revamped MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pros announced today. As noted by MacRumors, they’ll sport the same third-generation butterfly keyboard design with an updated material as the higher-end 2019 MacBook Pro models introduced in May.

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