2020 predictions in review: Magic Keyboards, M1 Macs, & pricey iPhones

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Name me Nostradamus.

Yearly on this house I make a slew of predictions for the approaching yr, a mix of research and wishcasting that may be a enjoyable train in gauging our expectations and understanding what Apple is likely to be planning. And a yr in the past, I received it proper!

2020 didn’t go fairly the way in which all of us deliberate, however I predicted that 2020 would deliver the primary Macs powered by Apple-designed chips, and I received it proper!

I’ll grant you, it was one thing just like the third straight yr that I’ve made that prediction. However this time Lucy didn’t pull the soccer away from me! Actually, should you persevere and hold predicting the inevitable, you’ll ultimately be proper.

As for the remainder of the predictions… okay, perhaps don’t name me Nostradamus in spite of everything.

The Mac: Magic keyboards and M1 evolution

Final yr, I wrote that 2020 may probably be a revolutionary yr for the Mac, however that I wouldn’t guess on it. That equivocation appears largely justified: whereas the discharge of the M1 Macs was a milestone, they got here within the type of acquainted Mac fashions. The transition has begun, and I consider it will be revolutionary—however I count on extra dramatic modifications in 2021 and even 2022.

I accurately predicted that Apple would proceed its roll-out of its new laptop computer keyboard, eliminating the butterfly keyboard. And I accurately expressed skepticism in regards to the prospect that the 13-inch MacBook Professional would get replaced by a 14-inch mannequin.

I despaired in regards to the MacBook Air’s future, and I couldn’t have been extra fallacious. I assumed it was extra doubtless than not that Apple wouldn’t hassle bringing the Magic Keyboard to the MacBook Air in 2020, as a result of Apple had simply revised the Air in 2019.


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