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Apple launches first MacBooks based on its own processor

Apple launches first MacBooks based on its own processor

Technology
Apple has launched a new Mac Mini and two MacBooks - the first versions which are using a processor based on the company's own designs.It was the third product launch ahead of Christmas, coming a month after the firm released four models in its new iPhone 12 range, and two months after its first September event in years not to feature an iPhone. Apple introduced its most powerful-ever chip in September, the A14 Bionic, then described as the company's most powerful chip ever.Just two months later that title has now gone to the new M1 chip - a "gigantic leap forward" according to the company, which said it contains 16 billion transistors and delivers up to 3.5x faster CPU performance and up to 6x faster GPU performance. Image: The event was called...
Apple recalls some MacBooks over battery fire risk

Apple recalls some MacBooks over battery fire risk

Technology
Apple is recalling some of its older generation MacBook Pro laptops which contain a battery that may overheat and pose a fire risk. The recall only affects the 15-inch laptops sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017. No other 15-inch MacBook Pro units or other Mac notebooks are being recalled.People can find out if their device is affected by visiting the Apple website and entering their product serial number.The technology giant confirmed that the laptops in question contain a battery which "may overheat and pose a safety risk". Advertisement The firm has asked people to stop using the affected devices. "If you have 'MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)', enter your computer's serial num...