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June 08, 2021
Apple's upcoming improvements to FaceTime would open it up to non-Apple users for the first time and allow for collaborative screen sharing. The feature debuts this fall.
May 14, 2021
The $400 million acquisition would bring cloud-based zero trust security to Jamf's Apple-focused endpoint management platform. It's Jamf's largest acquisition to date.
April 21, 2021
The proprietary Apple silicon allows for an iPad Pro and an ultra-thin iMac with faster processing and graphics than previous models. The new products will ship next month.
November 11, 2020
Apple has started the shift from Intel processors to its ARM-based M1 chip with the introduction of M1-based MacBooks and a Mac mini, boasting higher performance for less power.
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