Estos son los siguientes 14 modelos de Huawei y Honor que recibirán la beta pública de EMUI 9.1

EMUI 9 de Huawei

A pesar de los inconvenientes que Estados Unidos le ha dado a Huawei, la firma china sigue su paso, prácticamente sin inmutarse, aunque todos sabemos que la cosa es grave. ¿Y es que acaso no lo sería que ya no pueda usar Android? He ahí la raíz de todo lo que se le ha estado viniendo a la compañía.

Sin embargo, tras toda la avalancha que esto implica, Huawei ha anunciado la segunda distribución de la beta de MIUI 9.1, la nueva versión de la ROM personalizada de la marca para sus smartphones Android que viene con un montón de novedades y mejoras.

El segundo lote de la beta de EMUI 9.1 llegará a 14 modelos de Huawei y Honor pronto

EMUI 9.0

Así como lo señalamos, la segunda porción de EMUI 9.1 ha sido anunciada para nuevos modelos de estas compañías, en los cuales se encuentran los siguientes dispositivos:

  • Huawei Mate 10
  • Mate 10 Pro
  • Mate 10 Porsche Design
  • Mate RS Porsche Design
  • P20
  • P20 Pro
  • Nova 3
  • Nova 3i
  • Maimang 7
  • Enjoy 9 Plus
  • Honor 10
  • Honor V10
  • Honor Play
  • Honor 8X

En forma de aprovechamiento, el gigante tecnológico reveló que el Huawei Mate 9, Mate 9 Pro, Mate 9 Porsche Design, P10, P10 Plus, Nova 4, Nova 4e, Nova 2s, Honor 9 y Honor V9 son los próximos listados a recibirla, después de los modelos ya detallados.

El programa beta está abierto para aquellos que se suscriban. Si está inscrito, deberá estar ejecutando la última versión de EMUI 9.0 en su respectivo teléfono inteligente Huawei u Honor antes de poder obtener esta actualización. Además, deberá asegurarse de que haya al menos 6 GB de espacio de almacenamiento en el teléfono para evitar el riesgo de que falle la actualización.

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Mac Mini 2019: what we want to see

Just when we thought that Apple has forgotten about the Mac mini, the company swept us off our feet with a stunning return to form late last year, alongside the new MacBook Air. In fact, that new Mac mini was so impressive that we’re already eagerly anticipating a Mac mini 2019.

Even at its base configuration, the Mac mini 2018 brings high performance, as it features desktop-class 8th-generation Intel Coffee Lake processors to keep up with intense workloads. The miniature Mac also has a ton of ports for connectivity, as well as a decent thermalk architecture to keep temperatures under control. 

Of course, the new Mac mini is far from a perfect piece of hardware. The integrated graphics leave a lot to be desired while the SSD storage is the bare minimum. That’s not to mention it’s price tag, which is not all that affordable – even if it is the cheapest Mac available.

Just in case Apple does decide to release a new Mac mini this year – hopefully in June 3’s WWDC 2019, we’ve whipped up a wish list. Check back for more updates as more Mac Mini 2019 release date and price information starts to leak, if at all. 

Cut to the chase 

  • What is it? The next Mac Mini computer 
  • When is it out? October 2019, if at all 
  • What will it cost? Possibly starting around $799 (£799, AU$1,249) 

Mac Mini 2019

Image Credit: Apple

 Mac Mini 2019 release date 

It took Apple four years to release the 2018 update, so it’s hard to know if it will release a Mac mini in 2019 at all. In fact, we may have to wait until a new MacBook Air or Mac Pro refresh. Still, if a new Mac mini does release this year, it probably won’t happen until October, when it typically reveals new Mac releases. 

At least that’s how it played out last year, when the company broke the news of the Mac Mini 2018 at the Apple Event in late October, with the mini desktop hitting the shelves a few days later in November. Although, we are still hoping for a June 3 unveiling at WWDC 2019 with the macOS 10.15, though it is highly unlikely seeing as there hasn’t been any rumors alluding to an update.

Again, whether Apple will release a 2019 Mac Mini model is pure speculation at this point, but we’ll update this story once we hear anything more concrete. Keep your eyes peeled.

Mac Mini 2019

Image Credit: TechRadar

Mac Mini 2019 price 

At the moment, the Mac Mini 2018 has two configurations: the $799 base configuration, which has a Core i3 processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM, a UHD Graphics 630 integrated graphics and a 128GB SSD; and the $1,099 “high-end” configuration, which boasts a Core i5 processor a 256GB SSD, and the same integrated graphics and RAM.

With these two configurations, the Mac Mini 2018 has been dubbed the “cheapest” Mac on the market, and we definitely want to see the same prices on the 2019 update. Unless Apple has some big, expensive feature it plans to add –  e.g. the MacBook Pro and its wonky Touch Bar – we expect the prices to stay in the same ballpark. 

Although if Apple were to upgrade the storage, something that may not be entirely necessary considering most creatives (its target users) have their own heavy-duty external drives anyway, the price might go up a little.

Mac Mini 2019

Image Credit: TechRadar

What we want to see

Again, while the Mac Mini 2018 has been largely well-received due to its superior performance packed in a compact form factor, it does still leave some things to be desired. If Apple’s tiny computer does get its update this year, there are a couple of things we’d like to see improved, plus some new things we’d like added.

A cheaper base model

When the Mac Mini first released, it was priced at $499 and supposed to compete with PCs as an affordable entry into the Apple ecosystem. Though the Mac Mini is five times faster than its predecessor and is still the cheapest Mac around, at $799 it’s still more expensive than comparable PC desktops. 

And that’s without the monitor, keyboard and mouse you might have to shell out for, which essentially puts you at almost the same price as an iMac ($1,099) with more storage space to start.

The Mac Mini 2018 may boast impressive performance, but its price point is nowhere near competitive. We’d love to see the same level of performance and a much affordable price in its 2019 iteration, if the computer does get an update this year.

More storage

While the Mac Mini’s target market is creatives, most of whom may already own one or two external hard drives to keep up with their storage demands, paying $799 for a base configuration with only 128GB of SSD storage still feels pretty steep. 

These days, that is the bare minimum for desktops, and hardly enough for storing a handful of apps and software, let alone big files, like images and videos. At least 256GB of space to start is essential for a would-be 2019 model.

Better integrated graphics

One of the main complaints about the Mac Mini is the fact that its integrated graphics are underwhelming in just about every graphics-intensive application, whether you’re streaming and rendering videos or gaming. Dropped frames, low frame rates and slow video rendering are some of the reported issues. Considering that many of Mac users handle graphics-heavy files and work, that’s not a good sign.

Some folks have resorted to adding an external GPU to their setups, but that only adds to the cost and defeats the computer’s minimalist purpose. So we’d love to see Apple step up its game, and improve the Mac Mini Intel Iris integrated graphics or even a discrete GPU inside. Perhaps something similar to what the MacBook Pros have, which are considerably better.

Separate the power supply

While the Mac Mini has an improved thermal architecture, some units have experience thermal throttling and overheating, at times peaking at over 90 degrees Fahrenheit, according to end users. It’s become such an issue, in fact, that some have resorted to replacing the thermal paste with third-party stuff just to keep the heat down, though not by much.

Separating the built-in power supply could be an effective way to manage this heat issue, giving the Mac Mini an even better performance and possibly a smaller form factor (or enough space for a dedicated graphics card).

More user upgradability

The earliest Mac Mini models were known for their upgradability, but this latest generation has very limited user upgrade options. Before, you could update the CPU, RAM and storage to your heart’s content; now, however, only the RAM is upgradeable; and it’s hardly an easy undertaking.

The CPU, RAM and storage in the Mac Mini 2018 may be upgraded when you’re ordering them, maxing the price out at $3,999. However, since Apple’s doing it for you, it can get expensive quickly. We’d like to see Apple bring back the old generation’s user upgradability in the Mac Mini 2019, especially if the computer largely sticks to the same specs at purchase.

Better speakers

This is more of an afterthought, but the Mac Mini 2018’s speaker is considered poor by some critics’ standard.

A headphone jack is on hand so you can attach better speakers, but it would be a welcome upgrade to give the 2019 model a better speaker – or remove it entirely for an even smaller form factor.

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New Mac Pro release date, news and rumors

Beyond Apple asserting support of the new Mac Pro through a press release for the iMac Pro sale date nearly two years ago, we don’t know much about what Apple’s plans are with the computer. One of the very few things that we do know is that Apple has heard the public outcry for a Mac Pro 2019 and has hinted in early 2017 that it’s working on a ‘modular’ and ‘upgradeable’ Mac Pro – whatever that means.

We also know that this new Mac Pro is coming this year, though we can’t say exactly when it’s going to surface. Apple could potentially release it whenever, much like the iMac 2019, but we’re betting on a WWDC 2019 appearance, as rumors have previously suggested, alongside the much anticipated macOS 10.15 and iOS 13

However, because Apple is often marches to the beat of its own drum, we could see the Mac Pro 2019 release whenever the tech company feels like putting it out there.

If the new Mac Pro 2019 is going to be modular, like Apple suggests, what will that look like? Will it look like a juiced up HomePod? And, what will be upgradeable? Before we dive into all the limitless speculation, let’s lay out some basics.

Cut to the chase

Mac Pro 2019

Mac Pro 2019 release date

Back in 2017, we expected with near certainty that the new Mac Pro was going to be one of the products Apple had slated to unveil in 2018. Obviously, we were mistaken. It turns out the new Mac Pro has been confirmed for a 2019 release date.

The current Mac Pro computer debuted at the June 2013 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), with a December 2013 final release date. Of course, many purchasers didn’t get their computers until April 2014 on account of backorders.

Given how long its been since the previous update to the Mac Pro, it would be unwise for Apple to drive the asking price any higher.

Before that, the original Mac Pro was revealed to the world at the August 2006 WWDC, getting into the public’s hands within the same month.

Rumors point to a WWDC 2019 announcement, and that would make sense since it’s a professional device, though we’re still not exactly sure what to expect. Either way, WWDC is almost here, so we won’t have to wait long to find out whether or not these rumors hold any water. 

If WWDC 2019 comes and goes without any new hardware, much like it did last year, we could see Apple holding a special Mac Pro event, much like its October 2018 Mac event. Or, we could just see Apple release the new Mac Pro under the radar, much like the MacBook Pro or iMac 2019, especially considering that it is a professional computing device with a limited audience.

Mac Pro 2019

Mac Pro 2019 price

We have absolutely no Mac Pro 2019 pricing information from neither leaks nor Apple’s own remarks on the device. So, once again we’re left to speculate based on the pricing of previous Mac Pro models. That is, until Apple unveils it at WWDC on June 3 – if it does.

The current Mac Pro, largely unchanged since its 2013 release, called for a steep $2,999 (£2,999, AU$4,899) to start. The only other model available hikes the price up by $1,000, £900 and AU$1,600, respectively, for some slightly beefy component upgrades.

This Mac Pro could be one of the three Mac computers expected to launch this year with one of Apple’s new T series co-processors inside.

Given how long its been since the previous update to the Mac Pro, it would be unwise for Apple to drive the asking price any higher. 

However, if the new Mac Pro’s “modular, upgradeable” nature turns out to be true, that could lead the firm to price the device accordingly, knowing that end users would no longer have to turn to it for upgrades.

Mac Pro 2019

Mac Pro 2019 specs

What will be inside the Mac Pro 2019 is, sadly, another unknown, save for a scant few details. For starters, we know that Apple is focused on issuing a Mac Pro with a modular and upgradeable design.

“In addition to the new iMac Pro, Apple is working on a completely redesigned, next-generation Mac Pro architected for pro customers who need the highest performance, high-throughput system in a modular, upgradeable design,” Apple wrote in a December 2017 press release announcing the new iMac Pro, “as well as a new high-end pro display.”

So, we know that Apple is intending to make at least some of the Mac Pro design easy to manage, upgrade and set up in different configurations. If true, the Mac Pro 2019 will have to work with a large variety of off-the-shelf parts – at least ‘off the shelf’ for business pros or IT managers.

Simply put, there wasn’t enough room in the last Mac Pro for storage expansion, and that needs to change in the 2019 model.

Simply put, there wasn’t enough room in the last Mac Pro for storage expansion, and that needs to change in the 2019 model if it was going to be truly upgradeable.

We also know that Apple has a display in the works, presumably one designed to keep up with the performance of the Mac Pro. 

As of last September, reports circulated that an 8K (7,680 x 4,320) resolution display was in development at Apple, and that it would compete with the 32-inch Dell UltraSharp monitor. It would come with either 10-bit dithering or native 10-bit colors as well. However, it reportedly won’t be a touchscreen, which isn’t surprising given Apple’s aversion to adding touch controls to the Mac.

The other sliver of information that we have is that the Mac Pro 2019 may launch with a co-processor. We could see Apple going with something like the T1 (which manages the MacBook Pro Touch Bar and Touch ID) and T2 (which manages the iMac Pro hardware security and allows for the automatic ‘Hey Siri’ command). Whichever role it fills, it will offload critical tasks from the Intel processors that will likely be powering the Mac Pro 2019.

How will this manifest inside the Mac Pro for 2019? The most likely scenario is the latter one: implementing the very same T2 chip inside the iMac Pro into this device. That would bring pro-grade security and on-demand Siri to the Mac Pro, the former of which is crucial for gaining traction in office environments.

However, the inclusion of the T2 chip might go against the Mac Pro’s ability to be serviced by users. It’s recently come out that Apple has locked out the iMac Pro and 2018 MacBook Pro, which both use the T2 chip, from being serviced by anyone other than Apple and its authorized service providers.

AMD’s new Radeon VII graphics card, although marketed to gamers, is out now. We doubt this specific card will make its way into the new Mac Pro, but it is now officially supported on Apple devices. So, we could see AMD supporting the new Mac Pro with a 7nm Vega II graphics card.

Mac Pro 2019

What we want to see in Mac Pro 2019

All of these rumors swirling around a potential Mac Pro 2019 release puts us in prime position for a well-crafted wish list. So, here’s what we hope to see Apple upgrade within the Mac Pro for 2019.

More internal expansion

Simply put, there wasn’t enough room in the last Mac Pro for storage expansion, and that has to change in the 2019 model. Words that Apple has used when talking about the Mac Pro, like ‘modular’, make us confident that this will, indeed, be the case. Hot swappable storage bays, anyone?

Dual-processor options

Back in our Mac Pro review, we criticized Apple for not including a dual-processor option. And, while it’s highly possible that Apple will include its T2 chip for “Hey Siri” functionality, we’re sure there’s a ton of video editors out there who could really use the speedy rendering and encoding power that dual processor options can give them. 

Short of including the Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX, a dual processor option would be the best way of getting 32-cores of processing power in the new Mac Pro.

A keyboard and mouse included

The 2013 Mac Pro shipped without any Magic Keyboard or Magic Mouse included. Simply put, we’d like to see this change with the 2019 version. Shipping an Apple computer without proper inputs is like trying to sell a car without the steering wheel.

iOS apps on Mac Pro

Now that it has been bandied about for so long, the idea of iOS apps on a Mac computer has grown on us. We’d love to see our favorite iPhone and iPad apps make their way to the desktop. 

After WWDC 2018, though, we now know exactly how Apple is going to handle this. Instead of just opening the App Store on macOS, we’ll be getting a limited selection of key iOS apps ported over. Apple’s macOS 10.14 has access to News, Stocks, Voice Memos and Home, with more eventually coming over in 2019 with the next version. These apps will be redesigned to fit naturally on macOS so that touchscreen isn’t essential. 

Michelle Rae Uy has also contributed to this report

Images Credit: Apple

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New Mac Pro release date, news and rumors

Beyond Apple asserting support of the new Mac Pro through a press release for the iMac Pro sale date nearly two years ago, we don’t know much about what Apple’s plans are with the computer. One of the very few things that we do know is that Apple has heard the public outcry for a Mac Pro 2019 and has hinted in early 2017 that it’s working on a ‘modular’ and ‘upgradeable’ Mac Pro – whatever that means.

We also know that this new Mac Pro is coming this year, though we can’t say exactly when it’s going to surface. Apple could potentially release it whenever, much like the iMac 2019, but we’re betting on a WWDC 2019 appearance, as rumors have previously suggested, alongside the much anticipated macOS 10.15 and iOS 13

However, because Apple is often marches to the beat of its own drum, we could see the Mac Pro 2019 release whenever the tech company feels like putting it out there.

If the new Mac Pro 2019 is going to be modular, like Apple suggests, what will that look like? Will it look like a juiced up HomePod? And, what will be upgradeable? Before we dive into all the limitless speculation, let’s lay out some basics.

Cut to the chase

Mac Pro 2019

Mac Pro 2019 release date

Back in 2017, we expected with near certainty that the new Mac Pro was going to be one of the products Apple had slated to unveil in 2018. Obviously, we were mistaken. It turns out the new Mac Pro has been confirmed for a 2019 release date.

The current Mac Pro computer debuted at the June 2013 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), with a December 2013 final release date. Of course, many purchasers didn’t get their computers until April 2014 on account of backorders.

Given how long its been since the previous update to the Mac Pro, it would be unwise for Apple to drive the asking price any higher.

Before that, the original Mac Pro was revealed to the world at the August 2006 WWDC, getting into the public’s hands within the same month.

Rumors point to a WWDC 2019 announcement, and that would make sense since it’s a professional device, though we’re still not exactly sure what to expect. Either way, WWDC is almost here, so we won’t have to wait long to find out whether or not these rumors hold any water. 

If WWDC 2019 comes and goes without any new hardware, much like it did last year, we could see Apple holding a special Mac Pro event, much like its October 2018 Mac event. Or, we could just see Apple release the new Mac Pro under the radar, much like the MacBook Pro or iMac 2019, especially considering that it is a professional computing device with a limited audience.

Mac Pro 2019

Mac Pro 2019 price

We have absolutely no Mac Pro 2019 pricing information from neither leaks nor Apple’s own remarks on the device. So, once again we’re left to speculate based on the pricing of previous Mac Pro models. That is, until Apple unveils it at WWDC on June 3 – if it does.

The current Mac Pro, largely unchanged since its 2013 release, called for a steep $2,999 (£2,999, AU$4,899) to start. The only other model available hikes the price up by $1,000, £900 and AU$1,600, respectively, for some slightly beefy component upgrades.

This Mac Pro could be one of the three Mac computers expected to launch this year with one of Apple’s new T series co-processors inside.

Given how long its been since the previous update to the Mac Pro, it would be unwise for Apple to drive the asking price any higher. 

However, if the new Mac Pro’s “modular, upgradeable” nature turns out to be true, that could lead the firm to price the device accordingly, knowing that end users would no longer have to turn to it for upgrades.

Mac Pro 2019

Mac Pro 2019 specs

What will be inside the Mac Pro 2019 is, sadly, another unknown, save for a scant few details. For starters, we know that Apple is focused on issuing a Mac Pro with a modular and upgradeable design.

“In addition to the new iMac Pro, Apple is working on a completely redesigned, next-generation Mac Pro architected for pro customers who need the highest performance, high-throughput system in a modular, upgradeable design,” Apple wrote in a December 2017 press release announcing the new iMac Pro, “as well as a new high-end pro display.”

So, we know that Apple is intending to make at least some of the Mac Pro design easy to manage, upgrade and set up in different configurations. If true, the Mac Pro 2019 will have to work with a large variety of off-the-shelf parts – at least ‘off the shelf’ for business pros or IT managers.

Simply put, there wasn’t enough room in the last Mac Pro for storage expansion, and that needs to change in the 2019 model.

Simply put, there wasn’t enough room in the last Mac Pro for storage expansion, and that needs to change in the 2019 model if it was going to be truly upgradeable.

We also know that Apple has a display in the works, presumably one designed to keep up with the performance of the Mac Pro. 

As of last September, reports circulated that an 8K (7,680 x 4,320) resolution display was in development at Apple, and that it would compete with the 32-inch Dell UltraSharp monitor. It would come with either 10-bit dithering or native 10-bit colors as well. However, it reportedly won’t be a touchscreen, which isn’t surprising given Apple’s aversion to adding touch controls to the Mac.

The other sliver of information that we have is that the Mac Pro 2019 may launch with a co-processor. We could see Apple going with something like the T1 (which manages the MacBook Pro Touch Bar and Touch ID) and T2 (which manages the iMac Pro hardware security and allows for the automatic ‘Hey Siri’ command). Whichever role it fills, it will offload critical tasks from the Intel processors that will likely be powering the Mac Pro 2019.

How will this manifest inside the Mac Pro for 2019? The most likely scenario is the latter one: implementing the very same T2 chip inside the iMac Pro into this device. That would bring pro-grade security and on-demand Siri to the Mac Pro, the former of which is crucial for gaining traction in office environments.

However, the inclusion of the T2 chip might go against the Mac Pro’s ability to be serviced by users. It’s recently come out that Apple has locked out the iMac Pro and 2018 MacBook Pro, which both use the T2 chip, from being serviced by anyone other than Apple and its authorized service providers.

AMD’s new Radeon VII graphics card, although marketed to gamers, is out now. We doubt this specific card will make its way into the new Mac Pro, but it is now officially supported on Apple devices. So, we could see AMD supporting the new Mac Pro with a 7nm Vega II graphics card.

Mac Pro 2019

What we want to see in Mac Pro 2019

All of these rumors swirling around a potential Mac Pro 2019 release puts us in prime position for a well-crafted wish list. So, here’s what we hope to see Apple upgrade within the Mac Pro for 2019.

More internal expansion

Simply put, there wasn’t enough room in the last Mac Pro for storage expansion, and that has to change in the 2019 model. Words that Apple has used when talking about the Mac Pro, like ‘modular’, make us confident that this will, indeed, be the case. Hot swappable storage bays, anyone?

Dual-processor options

Back in our Mac Pro review, we criticized Apple for not including a dual-processor option. And, while it’s highly possible that Apple will include its T2 chip for “Hey Siri” functionality, we’re sure there’s a ton of video editors out there who could really use the speedy rendering and encoding power that dual processor options can give them. 

Short of including the Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX, a dual processor option would be the best way of getting 32-cores of processing power in the new Mac Pro.

A keyboard and mouse included

The 2013 Mac Pro shipped without any Magic Keyboard or Magic Mouse included. Simply put, we’d like to see this change with the 2019 version. Shipping an Apple computer without proper inputs is like trying to sell a car without the steering wheel.

iOS apps on Mac Pro

Now that it has been bandied about for so long, the idea of iOS apps on a Mac computer has grown on us. We’d love to see our favorite iPhone and iPad apps make their way to the desktop. 

After WWDC 2018, though, we now know exactly how Apple is going to handle this. Instead of just opening the App Store on macOS, we’ll be getting a limited selection of key iOS apps ported over. Apple’s macOS 10.14 has access to News, Stocks, Voice Memos and Home, with more eventually coming over in 2019 with the next version. These apps will be redesigned to fit naturally on macOS so that touchscreen isn’t essential. 

Michelle Rae Uy has also contributed to this report

Images Credit: Apple

  • These are the best Macs that 2018 has to offer so far

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New Mac Pro release date, news and rumors

Beyond Apple asserting support of the new Mac Pro through a press release for the iMac Pro sale date nearly two years ago, we don’t know much about what Apple’s plans are with the computer. One of the very few things that we do know is that Apple has heard the public outcry for a Mac Pro 2019 and has hinted in early 2017 that it’s working on a ‘modular’ and ‘upgradeable’ Mac Pro – whatever that means.

We also know that this new Mac Pro is coming this year, though we can’t say exactly when it’s going to surface. Apple could potentially release it whenever, much like the iMac 2019, but we’re betting on a WWDC 2019 appearance, as rumors have previously suggested, alongside the much anticipated macOS 10.15 and iOS 13

However, because Apple is often marches to the beat of its own drum, we could see the Mac Pro 2019 release whenever the tech company feels like putting it out there.

If the new Mac Pro 2019 is going to be modular, like Apple suggests, what will that look like? Will it look like a juiced up HomePod? And, what will be upgradeable? Before we dive into all the limitless speculation, let’s lay out some basics.

Cut to the chase

Mac Pro 2019

Mac Pro 2019 release date

Back in 2017, we expected with near certainty that the new Mac Pro was going to be one of the products Apple had slated to unveil in 2018. Obviously, we were mistaken. It turns out the new Mac Pro has been confirmed for a 2019 release date.

The current Mac Pro computer debuted at the June 2013 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), with a December 2013 final release date. Of course, many purchasers didn’t get their computers until April 2014 on account of backorders.

Given how long its been since the previous update to the Mac Pro, it would be unwise for Apple to drive the asking price any higher.

Before that, the original Mac Pro was revealed to the world at the August 2006 WWDC, getting into the public’s hands within the same month.

Rumors point to a WWDC 2019 announcement, and that would make sense since it’s a professional device, though we’re still not exactly sure what to expect. Either way, WWDC is almost here, so we won’t have to wait long to find out whether or not these rumors hold any water. 

If WWDC 2019 comes and goes without any new hardware, much like it did last year, we could see Apple holding a special Mac Pro event, much like its October 2018 Mac event. Or, we could just see Apple release the new Mac Pro under the radar, much like the MacBook Pro or iMac 2019, especially considering that it is a professional computing device with a limited audience.

Mac Pro 2019

Mac Pro 2019 price

We have absolutely no Mac Pro 2019 pricing information from neither leaks nor Apple’s own remarks on the device. So, once again we’re left to speculate based on the pricing of previous Mac Pro models. That is, until Apple unveils it at WWDC on June 3 – if it does.

The current Mac Pro, largely unchanged since its 2013 release, called for a steep $2,999 (£2,999, AU$4,899) to start. The only other model available hikes the price up by $1,000, £900 and AU$1,600, respectively, for some slightly beefy component upgrades.

This Mac Pro could be one of the three Mac computers expected to launch this year with one of Apple’s new T series co-processors inside.

Given how long its been since the previous update to the Mac Pro, it would be unwise for Apple to drive the asking price any higher. 

However, if the new Mac Pro’s “modular, upgradeable” nature turns out to be true, that could lead the firm to price the device accordingly, knowing that end users would no longer have to turn to it for upgrades.

Mac Pro 2019

Mac Pro 2019 specs

What will be inside the Mac Pro 2019 is, sadly, another unknown, save for a scant few details. For starters, we know that Apple is focused on issuing a Mac Pro with a modular and upgradeable design.

“In addition to the new iMac Pro, Apple is working on a completely redesigned, next-generation Mac Pro architected for pro customers who need the highest performance, high-throughput system in a modular, upgradeable design,” Apple wrote in a December 2017 press release announcing the new iMac Pro, “as well as a new high-end pro display.”

So, we know that Apple is intending to make at least some of the Mac Pro design easy to manage, upgrade and set up in different configurations. If true, the Mac Pro 2019 will have to work with a large variety of off-the-shelf parts – at least ‘off the shelf’ for business pros or IT managers.

Simply put, there wasn’t enough room in the last Mac Pro for storage expansion, and that needs to change in the 2019 model.

Simply put, there wasn’t enough room in the last Mac Pro for storage expansion, and that needs to change in the 2019 model if it was going to be truly upgradeable.

We also know that Apple has a display in the works, presumably one designed to keep up with the performance of the Mac Pro. 

As of last September, reports circulated that an 8K (7,680 x 4,320) resolution display was in development at Apple, and that it would compete with the 32-inch Dell UltraSharp monitor. It would come with either 10-bit dithering or native 10-bit colors as well. However, it reportedly won’t be a touchscreen, which isn’t surprising given Apple’s aversion to adding touch controls to the Mac.

The other sliver of information that we have is that the Mac Pro 2019 may launch with a co-processor. We could see Apple going with something like the T1 (which manages the MacBook Pro Touch Bar and Touch ID) and T2 (which manages the iMac Pro hardware security and allows for the automatic ‘Hey Siri’ command). Whichever role it fills, it will offload critical tasks from the Intel processors that will likely be powering the Mac Pro 2019.

How will this manifest inside the Mac Pro for 2019? The most likely scenario is the latter one: implementing the very same T2 chip inside the iMac Pro into this device. That would bring pro-grade security and on-demand Siri to the Mac Pro, the former of which is crucial for gaining traction in office environments.

However, the inclusion of the T2 chip might go against the Mac Pro’s ability to be serviced by users. It’s recently come out that Apple has locked out the iMac Pro and 2018 MacBook Pro, which both use the T2 chip, from being serviced by anyone other than Apple and its authorized service providers.

AMD’s new Radeon VII graphics card, although marketed to gamers, is out now. We doubt this specific card will make its way into the new Mac Pro, but it is now officially supported on Apple devices. So, we could see AMD supporting the new Mac Pro with a 7nm Vega II graphics card.

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What we want to see in Mac Pro 2019

All of these rumors swirling around a potential Mac Pro 2019 release puts us in prime position for a well-crafted wish list. So, here’s what we hope to see Apple upgrade within the Mac Pro for 2019.

More internal expansion

Simply put, there wasn’t enough room in the last Mac Pro for storage expansion, and that has to change in the 2019 model. Words that Apple has used when talking about the Mac Pro, like ‘modular’, make us confident that this will, indeed, be the case. Hot swappable storage bays, anyone?

Dual-processor options

Back in our Mac Pro review, we criticized Apple for not including a dual-processor option. And, while it’s highly possible that Apple will include its T2 chip for “Hey Siri” functionality, we’re sure there’s a ton of video editors out there who could really use the speedy rendering and encoding power that dual processor options can give them. 

Short of including the Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX, a dual processor option would be the best way of getting 32-cores of processing power in the new Mac Pro.

A keyboard and mouse included

The 2013 Mac Pro shipped without any Magic Keyboard or Magic Mouse included. Simply put, we’d like to see this change with the 2019 version. Shipping an Apple computer without proper inputs is like trying to sell a car without the steering wheel.

iOS apps on Mac Pro

Now that it has been bandied about for so long, the idea of iOS apps on a Mac computer has grown on us. We’d love to see our favorite iPhone and iPad apps make their way to the desktop. 

After WWDC 2018, though, we now know exactly how Apple is going to handle this. Instead of just opening the App Store on macOS, we’ll be getting a limited selection of key iOS apps ported over. Apple’s macOS 10.14 has access to News, Stocks, Voice Memos and Home, with more eventually coming over in 2019 with the next version. These apps will be redesigned to fit naturally on macOS so that touchscreen isn’t essential. 

Michelle Rae Uy has also contributed to this report

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Apple comienza a decorar San José por la llegada de la WWDC 2019

La WWDC dará comienzo el próximo lunes 3 de junio. Finalizará el 7 de junio tras jornadas llenas de formación y transmisión de conocimiento en torno al mundo del desarrollo de aplicaciones y software. Los desarolladores esperan con ansias estas jornadas llenas de talleres y ponencias, pero los usuarios también esperamos con ansias las novedades de iOS, macOS, tvOS y watchOS.

Como viene siendo costumbre, Apple ha comenzado a decorar las calles de San José, la sede de la WWDC 2019. Se ha elegido el centro de convenciones McEnery durante estos últimos años. Esperemos que en las próximas horas o días veamos alguna seña de lo que nos podría deparar las novedades que veremos en la keynote de inaguración del próximo 3 de junio.

“Dub Dub”: un guiño a los desarrolladores en la WWDC 2019

Apple se ha dado cuenta de la importancia de los desarrolladores y la importancia de que tengan un espacio tan grande como lo es la WWDC. A lo largo de estos días hemos podido ver que todo el diseño del evento va en relación al código, el desarrollo de apps, en definitiva, en dirección a un denominador común de estos días: el desarrollo y el software.

Los de Cupertino han comenzado a decorar San José para la llegada de los miles de desarrolladores que acudirán al Centro de Convenciones McEnery de lunes a viernes. Podemos ver marquesinas, carteles sobre farolas y semáforos… y todo basado en el diseño entregado en la invitación al evento, muy seguido del diseño de la nueva app para seguir la WWDC y también la web del evento.

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Los carteles contienen símbolos en forma de neón. Pero son símbolos que tienen que ver con los desarrolladores: ARKit, App Store, Compartir, Swift… con todo esto podemos predecir que la keynote del lunes será una presentación de productos pero con muchas señas para el colectivo en el que se encuentran: los ‘developers’.

También vemos que están trabajando en la marquesina principal que dará la bienvenida a los desarrolladores el lunes. Aún no está finalizada pero podemos ver las palabas “dub dub”, una abreviatura divertida haciendo referencia a la WWDC. Veremos en qué se convierte este cartel y si desvela algún detalle de lo que nos depara iOS 13 o macOS 15.

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Netflix actualiza el listado de móviles compatibles con HD y HDR

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Netflix está siendo noticia este año por sus muchas nuevas tarifas, con las que están haciendo pruebas desde hace meses. Un buen ejemplo de ello son las sucripciones semanales, pensadas para poder ver de manera cómoda la temporada de una nueva serie. Además, cada cierto tiempo, se actualiza el listado de teléfonos Android que son compatibles con la reproducción de contenidos en HD o HDR en la plataforma de streaming.

Este es el caso ahora. La empresa ha revelado la actualizada lista de teléfonos Android que tienen compatibilidad con la reproducción de contenidos en HD o HDR en Android. De modo que los usuarios con uno de estos teléfonos podrán disfrutar de Netflix con la mejor calidad de imagen, si lo ven desde el teléfono.

El listado de dispositivos que pueden reproducir contenidos en HD o HDR ha aumentado de manera notable con el paso del tiempo. Lo que en un principio comenzó como una certificación para muy pocos teléfonos, se ha ido ampliando de manera notable en Android. Como es habitual, son teléfonos dentro de la gama alta los que obtienen la mencionada certificación.

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Móviles compatibles con contenidos en HD

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En primer lugar nos encontramos con los teléfonos que tienen la posibilidad de reproducir contenidos en Netflix en HD. Se ha actualizado con algunos modelos muy recientes, que han llegado hace poco al mercado. Por lo que en este sentido hay un importante trabajo por parte de la empresa, de certificar a modelos según se van lanzando en el mercado. En este caso nos encontramos con modelos tanto de gama media como de gama alta, por lo que es probable que vuestro teléfono sea uno de los que ha tenido esta certificación. El listado en este caso queda de la siguiente manera:

  • Google Pixel 2 y Pixel 2 XL
  • Google Pixel 3 y Pixel 3 XL
  • Google Pixel 3a y Pixel 3a XL
  • Honor Play
  • Huawei P Smart+
  • Huawei P30
  • Huawei P30 Pro
  • OnePlus 7
  • OnePlus 7 Pro
  • Razer Phone 2
  • Samsung Galaxy A10
  • Samsung Galaxy A20 y A20e
  • Samsung Galaxy A30
  • Samsung Galaxy A40
  • Samsung Galaxy A50

Estos son los nuevos teléfonos que han obtenido la certificación en esta ocasión. Se suman a otros modelos que ya la tenían, no es el listado completo. Son solo los dispositivos nuevos en este sentido. Podemos ver que son sobre todo los modelos de la renovada gama media de Samsung, con los Galaxy A, los que tienen buenas noticias. Ya que una gran parte de la gama obtiene dicha certificación en esta ocasión, seis modelos en total.

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Móviles compatibles con Netflix HDR

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La selección de teléfonos en Android que pueden ver contenidos en HDR en la aplicación de Netflix es mucho más reducido. En este caso, es una lista que se limita a modelos dentro de la gama alta, por lo que es mucho más exclusiva. Pero cada pocos meses se suman uno o dos modelos nuevos, como ha pasado de nuevo en esta ocasión. Así que hay buenas noticias para algunos usuarios. El listado de nuevos móviles compatibles con Netflix HDR es el siguiente:

  • Honor Play
  • Huawei P30
  • Huawei P30 Pro
  • OnePlus  7
  • OnePlus 7 Pro

En este caso podemos ver que dos familias de gama alta, llamadas a dominar en Android, son las que lo obtienen. Llama la atención en el caso de los modelos de OnePlus, presentados hace poco más de dos semanas, y algunos de sus modelos apenas llevan unos pocos días a la venta en algunos mercados o están aún en pleno lanzamiento. Así que Netflix ha trabajado también con rapidez a la hora de otorgar la certificación para estos modelos de la marca china.

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Por otro lado, puede sorprender la presencia del Honor Play, el teléfono gaming de la marca china. Es un modelo que no ha hecho mucho ruido en el mercado, pero lleva ya unos cuantos meses a la venta, con unos resultados bastante aceptables. Una buena noticia para los usuarios que tengan el dispositivo.