New 2021 Macs, Sideloading iOS on M1, and AirPods Max issues, on the AppleInsider podcast

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Hear all the latest rumors about the 2021 Macs, plus how to sideoad iOS apps onto an M1 Mac, and just what is going on with continuing AirPods Max issues.



New claims from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and a report from Bloomberg point to a refreshed 16-inch and new 14-inch MacBook Pro models. They may feature the return of MagSafe charging, but they might also eliminate the Touch Bar. Then in addition to the rumored MacBook Pro updates, these reports also claim that a smaller Mac Pro, cheaper Apple display and refreshed iMac desktops are coming this year.

Next, Apple recently blocked and then re-enabled sideloading of iOS apps onto M1 powered Macs. We give you the step-by-step process for taking an app installed on your iOS device, and moving it to your Mac using the third-party app iMazing.

Many AirPods Max users are reporting significant condensation inside the earcups after short listening periods. In addition to this water issue, some users are claiming complete battery drain overnight and Bluetooth connectivity issues. We discuss a possible fix for the battery drain and connectivity issues which entails a factory reset of the headphones.

Then we're as obsessed with desk setups as you are, so we share our evolving situation -- and ask for your recommendations about storage solutions for video production.

Lastly, we answer listener questions and provide follow-up on using Apple Watch to unlock 1Password when a MacBook is in clamshell mode.

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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 2
    I went into Best Buy to compare the M1 MacBook Pro vs. the 16 Intel MacBook Pro. They had M1's sitting out for display, but Intel MBP's were nowhere to be found. The sales associate told me that Apple told Best Buy to pull all Intel MBP's off the display tables. Best Buy still sells the Intel Macs, but is no longer allowed to display them. Doesn't this seem like the newer M1 MacBook Pros are shortly to follow?
  • Reply 2 of 2
    But watch the price drop back down by only 1/2 the amount the touchbar was originally inflated ($1k) when it is finally nixed. Or perhaps Apple won't drop the price at all. Paying good used car money for a shite machine that can't even process 4k footage efficiently (despite it being advertised by Apple as THE machine for 4k footage) will leave me with a stick in my craw for some time, I imagine.
    edited January 26
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