Microsoft says Windows 11 on Apple Silicon is ‘not a supported scenario’


Windows 11 not supported on Apple Silicon. It's not surprising, but it is a shame.
It's not surprising, but it is a shame.
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Microsoft has dashed hopes that Windows 11 might one day be available on Apple Silicon machines. The company says running its newest operating system on an M1 Mac is “not a supported scenario.”

The statement comes after Parallels Desktop 17 users ran into hardware compatibility errors when running Windows 11 on newer Apple devices.

Lawyers prepare class-action lawsuit over M1 MacBook screen cracks


M1 MacBook screen cracks lead to lawsuit. Look out, Cupertino.
Look out, Cupertino.
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Apple could soon be on the receiving end of another class-action lawsuit, with lawyers currently investigating the company over reports that its new M1 MacBook models are vulnerable to screen cracks during normal usage.

A growing number of users complain in online forums that their MacBook displays suffered what the attorneys call “dramatic cracks,” despite not being mishandled. Many say they spent upward of $600 on repairs.

New M1 MacBook Air hits all-new low after $149 discount


MacBook Air M1 2020
Get yours before the discount disappears.
Photo: Leander Kahney/Cult of Mac

Apple’s awesome new MacBook Air with M1 chip is now more affordable than ever before, with up to $149.01 — the biggest discount yet — off the usual price on Amazon. Order yours today for as little as $849.99.

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Think Apple Silicon is exciting now? Just wait and see what’s to come


Amazing Mac Pro concept shrinks the casing but keeps the cheese grater
A smaller, more powerful Mac Pro is expected in 2022.
Concept: Róbert

Apple just reported a hugely successful quarter for the Mac — one of its best ever — and it looks like it’s only going to get better. A new report detailing the company’s Apple Silicon roadmap says the best is yet to come.

In addition to new MacBook Pro models powered by faster Apple Silicon chips, which are still on track for this year, Apple is expected to roll out a high-end Mac mini before the year is out. Then, in 2022, we could see a “revamped, smaller Mac Pro” featuring custom Apple chips — and more.

Get the brilliant M1 MacBook Pro at its lowest price yet


macOS Big Sur on a MacBook Pro
Save $199.01.
Photo: Apple

The newest MacBook Pro with M1 chip is the best Apple laptop you can buy right now, and rumor has it we’ll be waiting longer than anticipated for a larger model. Bag the brilliant 13-inch option today at its lowest price ever.

Amazon is offering $199.01 — the biggest discount yet — off both the 256GB and the 512GB configurations. Enjoy the savings today before they disappear!

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Larger iMac ‘en route’ and could bring even faster ‘M2X’ chip


M1 iMac
Could it be Apple's fastest desktop to date?
Photo: Apple

A larger iMac powered by Apple Silicon is “en route” and could feature an even faster “M2X” chip, according to reliable reporter Mark Gurman.

The next-generation all-in-one is expected to replace the 27-inch iMac with an even larger screen — perhaps around 30 inches — and could well be Apple’s fastest desktop to date.