MacFormat June 2019

MacFormat is the UK’s best selling magazine for the home Mac user. Each issue brings you all the exciting developments from the world of Apple, including reviews of new Macs, iPads and Apple’s own apps like iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand. We’ll show you how to make the most of your Mac, OS X and all the creative things you can do with it. We also review all the latest 3rd party software and kit – so if you’re looking for a new hard drive, monitor or printer that works with a Mac, you’ll be well served. iOS users are also welcome and we review the latest iPad and iPhone apps. ***Note: This digital edition is not printable and does not include the covermount items or supplements you would find with printed copies***

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1 min
hello (again)

SUBSCRIBE TODAY! SAVE UP TO 57%! Turn to page 34 We’ve been busy testing the new iMacs, iPad Air, iPad mini and AirPods in recent weeks. Read our verdicts on Apple’s latest kit, along with reviews of other new add-ons and apps, starting on p77. While it’s nice to see new Apple hardware, it’s also good to keep your current Mac in peak condition – so this issue’s cover feature looks at steps to speed up your Mac. After using your Mac for a while, it may seem slower than it was fresh out of its box. We’ll show you ways to investigate recurring issues; relevant tweaks to your preferences; and hardware changes that can get your Mac life back on track. Head to p20. Even four years after Apple Watch’s launch, only…

1 min
meet the team

Jo Membery Operations Editor Jo is configuring her desk to be more posturefriendly after reading this month’s Apple Home. Apparently, her mug of tea is now at ‘optimum reach’. Alex Blake Commissioning Editor To get over his dismay at AirPower’s cancellation, Alex has been reviewing more iPhone chargers than you can shake a stick at. That is to say, three. Paul Blachford Art Editor Paul has been fantasising about one of the new iMacs landing on his desk… It’s a good job he’s got our Mac speed-up feature to fall back on when reality hits.…

2 min
iphone may gain third lens

Rumours have been swirling that Apple is set to release triple-lens iPhones later in 2019. This would follow rival phones like the Huawei P30, which has two wide-angle lenses and one telephoto lens in its camera system. The lenses on the iPhones would supposedly be arranged in a triangular shape though, leading to a rather large camera cut-out on the back. A new take on the rumour has now come from Japanese website Mac Otakara, which reports that this triple-lens system would be exclusive to two entirely new iPhones to be launched this year, alongside refreshed versions of the XS, XS Max and XR, which would not feature the new cameras. Previous reports from other outlets have suggested that the successor to the XS Max would come with a triple-lens camera, while…

1 min
new iphone se

The iPhone SE was popular among people seeking a smaller iPhone, but that wasn’t enough to stop Apple from axing it. If a report from PC-Tablet is to be believed, though, Apple could be working on a new version of the more petite smartphone dubbed the iPhone XE. This model, due out in the third quarter of 2019, will retain the familiar rectangular body of the SE, albeit with many features from Apple’s latest iPhones. The report states that it will be equipped with the A12 Bionic chip and Face ID, while the 4.8in AMOLED display will be edge-to-edge except for a notch to house the front-facing cameras and Face ID sensors. The rearfacing 12-megapixel camera will have an aperture of f/1.8, similar to that on the iPhone XR. To cut costs,…

1 min
rumour mill

1 6K APPLE DISPLAY Reliable Apple analyst Ming- Chi Kuo says Apple is working on a 31.6in 6K display with mini LED backlighting, to be released mid-2019. 2 15 TO 17IN MACBOOK Kuo also predicts Apple will launch a 15in or 17in MacBook in the first half of 2021. It was not made clear if this will be a MacBook Pro, Air or new form factor for the 12in MacBook. 3 5NM iPHONE CHIPS iPhone chip maker TSMC has been working on 5nm chips, which could land in 2020 iPhones and bring better performance and battery life.…

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apple news roundup

iTUNES TO BE SPLIT INTO THREE APPS MAC WILL GET MUSIC, TV AND PODCASTS APPS Apple may split iTunes for Mac into three apps for music, video and podcasts. Developer Steve Troughton-Smith has claimed to have found evidence of the split, while developer Guilherme Rambo has said he has seen the apps’ icons. The apps are likely to be based on Apple’s Marzipan framework and released in macOS 10.15. LEAD CHIP ARCHITECT QUITS APPLE DEVELOPED A7 TO A12X CHIPS FOR iOS DEVICES Gerard Williams III, the lead designer for the A-series of chips from A7 through to A12X, has left Apple. He was an Apple stalwart, having worked on the chip inside the iPhone 3GS, and by the time of his departure was in charge of the whole system-ona- chip used in iPhones, including the…