MagSafe return & better displays in 2021 MacBook Pro backed in new report

A second report about forthcoming 2021 Apple Silicon MacBook Pro models echoes claims that they will include the return of MagSafe charging, and have better displays versus the 2020 counterparts.

Following analyst Ming-Chi Kuo‘s claim that Apple will re-introduce MagSafe magnetic charging to two new MacBook Pro models, a separate source is confirming the same details. Specifically, the unnamed source says that there will be a 14-inch MacBook Pro and a 16-inch MacBook Pro with the feature.According to Bloomberg, a person with knowledge of the plans has confirmed the return of MagSafe, plus the introduction of faster processors, and new displays. This source also claims that the Touch Bar may be removed.

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Judge denies new Apple & VirnetX trial, Apple will likely owe more than $1B

As Apple’s legal battle with VirnetX over FaceTime patent infringement nears an end, Apple may find itself owing the Nevada-based security company over $1 billion in interest and royalties.

Apple to owe VirnetX more than $1 billion as judge denies request for a new trialIn a ruling published on Friday, Judge Robert W. Schroeder III rejected several of Apple’s requests, including the demand for a new trial and limiting VirnetX’s award to just under $114 million. According to Reuters, Apple had also requested that jurors should have been told that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office had deemed VirnetX’s claims “unpatentable,” but the request was ultimately denied.Furthermore, the judge confirmed that Apple owes $0.84 per unit for future infringements, which is what the jury set for a royalty. Apple was seeking no royalty, or $0.19 per unit, at various points in the trial and appeal process.

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AT&T TV Now shutting down to new subscribers: Here’s what you need to know

AT&T is sunsetting its AT&T TV Now streaming TV service and going all-in on its AT&T TV service instead. The change shouldn’t mean much for existing subscribers, but new subscribers will be pushed into a higher-priced tier of service.

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Fed by iPhone 12 cash, TSMC pouring $28B into tech & Arizona plant in 2021

After a blockbuster quarter driven by the iPhone 12, Apple supplier TSMC says it will spend as much as $28 billion in capital spending in 2021, with much of that amount allocated to expanding its technological lead.

Credit: TSMCCredit: TSMC

The company’s capital spending target is a massive increase from the previous year’s $17.2 billion target. About 80% of the spending in 2021 will be devoted toward advanced chip technologies such as 3nm manufacturing processes. Some of its capital spending will also be allocated toward building a plant in Arizona to help supply its U.S. clients.

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MagSafe return & better displays in 2021 MacBook Pro backed in new report

A second report about forthcoming 2021 Apple Silicon MacBook Pro models echoes claims that they will include the return of MagSafe charging, and have better displays versus the 2020 counterparts.

Following analyst Ming-Chi Kuo‘s claim that Apple will re-introduce MagSafe magnetic charging to two new MacBook Pro models, a separate source is confirming the same details. Specifically, the unnamed source says that there will be a 14-inch MacBook Pro and a 16-inch MacBook Pro with the feature.According to Bloomberg, a person with knowledge of the plans has confirmed the return of MagSafe, plus the introduction of faster processors, and new displays. This source also claims that the Touch Bar may be removed.

Read more…

Judge denies new Apple & VirnetX trial, Apple will likely owe more than $1B

As Apple’s legal battle with VirnetX over FaceTime patent infringement nears an end, Apple may find itself owing the Nevada-based security company over $1 billion in interest and royalties.

Apple to owe VirnetX more than $1 billion as judge denies request for a new trialIn a ruling published on Friday, Judge Robert W. Schroeder III rejected several of Apple’s requests, including the demand for a new trial and limiting VirnetX’s award to just under $114 million. According to Reuters, Apple had also requested that jurors should have been told that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office had deemed VirnetX’s claims “unpatentable,” but the request was ultimately denied.Furthermore, the judge confirmed that Apple owes $0.84 per unit for future infringements, which is what the jury set for a royalty. Apple was seeking no royalty, or $0.19 per unit, at various points in the trial and appeal process.

Read more…

AT&T TV Now shutting down to new subscribers: Here’s what you need to know

AT&T is sunsetting its AT&T TV Now streaming TV service and going all-in on its AT&T TV service instead. The change shouldn’t mean much for existing subscribers, but new subscribers will be pushed into a higher-priced tier of service.

more…

The post AT&T TV Now shutting down to new subscribers: Here’s what you need to know appeared first on 9to5Mac.

Fed by iPhone 12 cash, TSMC pouring $28B into tech & Arizona plant in 2021

After a blockbuster quarter driven by the iPhone 12, Apple supplier TSMC says it will spend as much as $28 billion in capital spending in 2021, with much of that amount allocated to expanding its technological lead.

Credit: TSMCCredit: TSMC

The company’s capital spending target is a massive increase from the previous year’s $17.2 billion target. About 80% of the spending in 2021 will be devoted toward advanced chip technologies such as 3nm manufacturing processes. Some of its capital spending will also be allocated toward building a plant in Arizona to help supply its U.S. clients.

Read more…

MagSafe return & better displays in 2021 MacBook Pro backed in new report

A second report about forthcoming 2021 Apple Silicon MacBook Pro models echoes claims that they will include the return of MagSafe charging, and have better displays versus the 2020 counterparts.

Following analyst Ming-Chi Kuo‘s claim that Apple will re-introduce MagSafe magnetic charging to two new MacBook Pro models, a separate source is confirming the same details. Specifically, the unnamed source says that there will be a 14-inch MacBook Pro and a 16-inch MacBook Pro with the feature.According to Bloomberg, a person with knowledge of the plans has confirmed the return of MagSafe, plus the introduction of faster processors, and new displays. This source also claims that the Touch Bar may be removed.

Read more…

Judge denies new Apple & VirnetX trial, Apple will likely owe more than $1B

As Apple’s legal battle with VirnetX over FaceTime patent infringement nears an end, Apple may find itself owing the Nevada-based security company over $1 billion in interest and royalties.

Apple to owe VirnetX more than $1 billion as judge denies request for a new trialIn a ruling published on Friday, Judge Robert W. Schroeder III rejected several of Apple’s requests, including the demand for a new trial and limiting VirnetX’s award to just under $114 million. According to Reuters, Apple had also requested that jurors should have been told that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office had deemed VirnetX’s claims “unpatentable,” but the request was ultimately denied.Furthermore, the judge confirmed that Apple owes $0.84 per unit for future infringements, which is what the jury set for a royalty. Apple was seeking no royalty, or $0.19 per unit, at various points in the trial and appeal process.

Read more…