All of the M1 Mac models use the same M1 chip, so the upgrade options are limited to SSD storage space and RAM. We haven’t seen many comparisons that demonstrate the difference between a machine with 8GB RAM and the upgraded 16GB RAM option, but Max Tech today shared a video highlighting the performance between an 8GB MacBook Pro and a 16GB MacBook Pro. The video includes a series of benchmark tests,…

Anker today began discounting a wide variety of accessories as part of its Black Friday sales. This includes notable markdowns on portable batteries, wall chargers, Lightning cables, Bluetooth speakers, Eufy’s smart home products, and more. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. All of the products listed below can…

Apple in September tweaked its App Store rules surrounding in-app purchase requirements for realtime experiences, and as a result, apps that offer virtual events for more than a single person must use in-app purchases. Apple was originally requiring apps to comply starting in December 2020, but the deadline has now been pushed out until June 30, 2021. As the world fights COVID-19, we recognize that adapting experiences from in-person to digital continues…

Shortly after the launch of Apple’s new M1 Macs, we saw reports that attempts to restore and reinstall macOS on those machines right away could result in an installation error that would leave your Mac non-functional. Specifically, the error message would read: “An error occurred preparing the update. Failed to personalize the software update. Please try again.” Over the weekend, Apple posted detailed instructions for users experiencing this issue. Specifically it seems…

In the last of its iPhone 12 series teardowns, iFixit has published its iPhone 12 Pro Max disassembly, which reveals some unique differences in the design of the internals, including the full extent of the larger camera system responsible for the improved low-light performance on Apple’s largest iPhone to date. On opening the ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ Max, the first obvious difference compared to the ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ is the presence of an…

In the lead-up to Black Friday next week, we’ve been putting a spotlight on the best deals coming from various retailers like Best Buy and Walmart. In an effort to further prepare our readers for the best Black Friday deals, we’re breaking down what we think should be on your radar for Black Friday in 2020. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link…

It was a week full of unboxings this week, with Apple’s new M1-based Macs and the HomePod mini making their way into customers’ hands for the first time. We’re seeing impressive performance from all of the new products, and it’ll be super interesting what Apple is able to do with its higher-powered Macs as the transition to Apple Silicon continues. This week also saw the release of a special iOS 14.2.1 update…

Apple overnight updated its Windows Migration Assistant software to include compatibility with macOS Big Sur. As spotted by iMore, version 2.3.0.0 of the utility provides support for users looking to migrate their data from a Windows PC to Apple’s latest Mac operating system. The assistant transfers users’ contacts, calendars, email accounts, and more from a Windows machine and migrates the data to the appropriate places in macOS. After the process has been…