IFixit tools on Apple launch event

The Right To Repair is a big issue. IFixit and Louis Rossman have spread the word out how Apple making it difficult to repair products outside their service centers.

On Tuesday, Apple hosted its ‘One More thing’ event, unveiling three brand new Apple Silicon Macs running on Apple’s new M1 chip “by far the most powerful chip Apple has ever made”.

Repair company iFixit pointed out that some of its own repair tools were on display behind Craig Federighi during the keynote.


The irony was not lost on Twitter.

“that moment when you can’t open your own machines without iFixit tools”

iFixit tools spotted during Apple event, irony lost on no-one


  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Apple’s #WWDC21 didn’t introduce new hardware but it had implications for device #audio and operating systems #iOS #Mac #SpatialAudio


  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Applen uudet prosessorit ovat iso isku Intelille

    Apple on esitellyt sekä uuden Macbook Pro -kannettavat että niiden moottoreina toimivat uudet M1-prosessorit. Suorittimissa on tehty merkittävä hyppäys eteenpäin sekä tehossa että energiatehokkuudessa. Samalla Intel jää suorituskyvyssä kauaksi Applen taakse.

    Uutuudet ovat 33,7 miljardin transistorin M1 Pro (kuvassa) sekä 57 miljardin transistorin M1 Max, joka on samalla ylivoimaisesti Applen suurin koskaan suunnittelema prosessori. Pro-mallin 10-ytiminen CPU on 70 prosenttia tehokkaampi kuin edeltäjänsä M1. Samalla tehonkulutuksella suorituskyky on 1,7-kertainen.

    M1 Pron 16-ytiminen grafiikkaprosessori on kaksi kertaa nopeampi kuin M1-prosessorin grafiikkasuoritin ja seitsemän kertaa nopeampi kuin uusimman 8-ytimisen Intel-prosessorin integroitu grafiikkaprosessori. Suorittimen käytössä on jopa 32 gigatavua yhdistettyä muistia, josta prosessoreille siirtyy dataa 200 gigatavun sekuntinopeudella.

    Jättimäisellä M1 Max -piirillä on 32 laskentaydintä, joten se on neljä kertaa M1-piiriä nopeampi. Maxin grafiikkateho yltää tehokkaimpien erillisillä grafiikkakorteilla varustettujen tehotyöasemien tasolle, vaikka tehonkulutus on 40 prosenttia pienempi.

  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Apple Raises Bar for Performance with M1 Max Chip for MacBook Pro
    Oct. 21, 2021
    Johny Srouji, Apple’s senior vice president of hardware technologies, said the M1 Max is the largest chip it has ever built by far. The chip packs 57 billion transistors, which is even more than Nvidia’s A100 GPU.

  4. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Apple features Behringer synthesizers.
    For those of you watching the latest Apple event, have you noticed our synths on the shelf in the garage during the opening clip?
    We’re very excited our Neutron, Crave and TD-3 have been featured.

  5. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Nilay Patel / The Verge:
    MacBook Pro (2021) hands-on: re-adding ports and removing the Touch Bar is welcome, miniLED display looks great, and 1080p webcam is an improvement — New chips, familiar ports, and actual volume buttons — it might be love — It’s easy to be excited about the new MacBook Pros …

    MacBook Pro with M1 Pro and M1 Max impressions: giving the people what they want
    New chips, familiar ports, and actual volume buttons — it might be love

  6. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
    Report: Apple and TSMC plan to produce 3nm chips for Macs as soon as 2023, with as many as four dies and up to 40 CPU cores per chip

    3nm Mac and iPhone chips coming as soon as 2023, Apple Silicon roadmap leaps ahead of Intel

    Apple is taking the PC world by storm with its first debut of Apple Silicon chips inside of Macs, taking what it learned from developing the iPhone and iPad A-series of chips and bringing that architecture to laptops and desktops.

    Today, The Information said that Apple has no intent of slowing down and has plans for even faster second- and third-generation chips in the coming years.

    The M1, M1 Pro and M1 Max are fabricated on a 5-nanometer process. The report says Apple will follow up with second-generation Apple Silicon chips in 2022, using an upgraded 5-nanometer process. Therefore, the performance and efficiency gains compared to the M1 generation will be relatively small. Apple plans for at least some of these chips to feature two dies, doubling performance in machines that can accommodate larger chips like desktop Macs.

    Most notably, The Information says Apple and foundry partner TSMC plan to produce 3-nanometer chips for Macs as soon as 2023. These could feature as many as four dies, with up to 40 CPU cores in total per chip. The three versions of the third-generation chip are reportedly codenamed ‘Ibiza’, ‘Lobos’ and ‘Palma’.

    The roadmap suggests that Apple will continue to “easily outperform Intel’s future processors for consumer PCs”, according to the report.

  7. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Apple’s M1 Ultra Benchmarked: 2.6X Slower Than AMD’s Threadripper Pro 5995WX
    By Anton Shilov published about 9 hours ago
    It is fast, but not in every workload.

  8. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Mac Studio Dissected: M1 Ultra About 3x Bigger Than AMD’s Ryzen CPUs
    By Anton Shilov published 5 days ago

    Mac Studio packs massive M1 Ultra and uses modular SSDs that is user-accessible.

  9. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Sam Goldheart / iFixit News:
    iFixit completes its week-long Mac Studio teardown: swappable but likely not upgradable SSDs, a massive heatsink, a dual-fan assembly, and more — Well, one teardown at least. More than a Mac Mini but not quite a Mac Pro, the Mac Studio impresses and disappoints in almost equal measure.

    Mac Studio Teardown: No Upgradable Storage … Yet

    Update: We did it! Well, one teardown at least. More than a Mac Mini but not quite a Mac Pro, the Mac Studio impresses and disappoints in almost equal measure. Read the transcript or watch the video—either way, prepare for serious surprises!

  10. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Apple Introduces M2 Processor: 8-Core CPU, 10-Core GPU, up to 18% More Performance (Updated)
    By Paul Alcorn published 10 days ago
    Apple’s Arm chips move on to second-gen 5nm


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