MacFormat July 2020

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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2 min
hello (again)

Apple has been treating us to lots of new toys recently–from the MacBook Air and 13in MacBook Pro to the iPad Pro and iPhone SE. So what are you going to choose? Turn to page 20 and we’ll hopefully be able to help you decide with our Ultimate Apple Buying Guide. We assembled our top hardware picks to suit your needs and budget, and made some other recommendations along the way. While on page 58 you can read our definitive review of the iPhone SE along with seven pages of tips to help you make the most of it–or any iPhone that can run iOS 13. What else? Inside this month’s Skills section, you’ll discover some incredible ways to do more with whichever Apple device you own–from removing unwanted objects from photos…

3 min
apple core

HOT TOPIC! 13in MacBook Pro gets Magic Keyboard makeover Now with 10-gen Intel processors and more storage Apple updated the 13in MacBook Pro at the beginning of May, with a new Magic Keyboard, 10th generation Intel Core processors and twice as much onboard storage–though it’s only the top-spec model that gets all the latest features. The arrival of the 2020 13in MacBook Pro means that Apple has finally eliminated the controversial butterfly keyboard from its laptops, five years after it was introduced. Each of the three 13in MacBook Pros in Apple’s line-up now have the same style keyboard as the 16in MacBook Pro introduced last November and the MacBook Air launched in March. This gives them 1mm of key travel, a separate power button and physical Escape keys plus wider spacing between the keyboard…

1 min
the poll

WE ASKED… Log on and see next issue’s big question! Good times for Apple Watch Global smartwatch shipments grew by 20% in Q1 2020 to 14 million, with Apple Watch making up over half. Neil Mawston, Executive Director of research firm Strategy Analytics said: “Apple Watch shipped 7.6 million units worldwide in Q1 2020, rising an above-average 23% from 6.2 million in Q1 2019. Apple’s global smartwatch market share has grown from 54% to 55%, its highest level for two years.” Samsung is currently in second place with 14% of shipments, with Garmin third on 8%. Shipments are expected to fall sharply in Q2 because of COVID-19 before bouncing back again.…

1 min
apple news roundup

MEDICAL ID EMERGENCY CALLS EASIER SHARING IN iOS 13.5 It could soon be possible to share your Medical ID automatically whenever you dial 999. While you can allow access to your Medical ID from a locked iPhone screen now, emergency responders need physical access to your device. The iOS 13.5 update includes a Share During Emergency Call option. The aim is to help 999 call handlers assess your needs. iPAD CURSOR INSPIRED BY APPLE TV SOFTWARE CHIEF SHARES iPadOS INSIGHT The iPad cursor controls Apple introduced in its iPadOS 13.4 update were inspired by Apple TV–or so Apple’s software chief Craig Federighi has revealed. He told TechCrunch in May: “We knew we wanted a very touch-centric cursor that was not conveying an unnecessary level of precision. We knew we had a focus experience similar to…

4 min
the search for the “next steve jobs”

Former Apple Music and Beats pioneers Jimmy Iovine and Dr Dre are on the hunt for the “next Steve Jobs” according to a wide-ranging interview that appeared in May. Talking about the duo’s efforts in education, Iovine said: “I think [Dre and I] are now in a position to think about who’s going to be the next Steve Jobs, the next Bob Iger, the next Dr Dre… It’s always been something at the back of my mind… It’s staggering to me why no one else is looking at it like we are.” Iovine also revealed more about Apple’s £3 billion takeover of Beats in 2014, saying: “We came along at the right time with the things they needed. That’s why the sale [of Beats to Apple] made sense. I’ve said before…

2 min

1 Bang & Olufsen Beosound Balance > £1,750 > > This is almost the most expensive smart speaker ever made (Bang & Olufsen itself made the only one more expensive). But there’s a lot more tech here than just Google Assistant support. Speaker and processing developments from B&O’s massively expensive and large Beolab range mean that the shelf-sized unit has twin bass drivers in opposition (to reduce unwanted vibration), adaptive sound for where it’s placed in the room (like the HomePod), two clever audio profiles, and a gorgeous design in real wood and sound-transparent cloth. 2 Gocycle GXi > £3,699 > > There’s a lot of clever stuff in this slick ebike. For a start, you can fold it up or down in 10 seconds (or so), and it really lives up to…