New iPhone SE, iPad Air and Mac: here’s what you need to know about the new Apple devices

New iPhone SE, iPad Air and Mac: here’s what you need to know about the new Apple devices

Yesterday was the day. Apple’s first event of the year was chackled full of new hardware releases. Faster iPads, an upgraded iPhone SE, and a new Mac, all setting the tone for expected phone and computer upgrades later this year. An overview.  

iPhone SE: Love the power, love the price

As the new iPhone SE, again the cheaper member of the iPhone family, also supports 5G all recent iPhones now take advantage of the latest generation of mobile internet. Read on to discover what else is new. 

Key features:

  • The third-generation iPhone SE succeeds the 2020 model as the new budget-friendly iPhone option. The first iPhone SE came out in 2016 and remained available for four years, meaning the SE line is set for a quicker change of pace. 
  • The new iPhone SE gets a faster processor, the A15 bionic – which is also present in the iPhone 13 devices and the iPad Mini. The A15 stores a 6-core CPU, 4-core GPU, and 16-core neural engine. 
  • On the back, we find a 12 MP camera enabling computational photography and improves video conferencing. 
  • What does remain the same is the design. So, like the 2020 iPhone SE, the new model has a fingerprint scanner instead of facial recognition – which has been part of the more expensive iPhones for several years – and a 4.7-inch LCD display.
  • The iPhone SE is available in midnight, starlight, and product red and has ceramic shield at the front and back.   
  • The cheapest 5G iPhone starts at €437.19 (Excl. VAT) and is available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB variants. The devices can be ordered as of March 11 and will be delivered as of March 18.

iPad Air: Light, bright and full of might

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Apple released new high-end iPads Pro last spring and updated the iPad Mini and regular iPad last fall, having left the iPad’s middle child, the iPad Air, as the model that was most eligible for an update. Releasing a new iPad Air during its Peek Performance event, Apple focuses on bringing the device in line with the sixth-generation iPad Mini. Read on to find out what’s new.

Key features: 

  • By introducing flat edges, thin bezels, Apple pencil support, USB-C and a new touch ID button, the iPad Air received an iPad Pro-style redesign in 2020. But as the still fresh design has become dated, it made sense for Apple to roll out an updated iPad Air. With the iPad Air 2022, Apple does put a performance on the par with its higher-end tablets by introducing the M1 chip – making the iPad Air M1 60 percent faster than its predecessor. 
  • There are no changes in the design department. The iPad Air 5 comes with the same display with squared-off edges and is equipped with a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display with 3.8 million pixels, 500 nits of brightness, a P3 wide colour gamut, True Tone, and an anti-reflective screen coating. A Touch ID-based fingerprint sensor is built-in into the power button for additional security. The device has support for eSIM, stereo speakers, and Wi-Fi 6.
  • In addition, the new iPad Air supports center stage, a feature where the camera continues to follow your face during video calls. The cameras themselves also improved. A 12 MP ultra-wide-angle camera was added on the front and back, making the iPad Air stand on the same height as the other iPad models. 
  • The newest iPad Air is compatible with the Magic Keyboard and Apple Pencil 2, making it easier than ever to work from anywhere, at any time and any location. 
  • The iPad Air M1, available in Wi-Fi and cellular models, starts at €577.69 (Excl. VAT) and stores up to 256GB. The device will be sold in space grey, starlight, pink, purple and blue and can be pre-ordered as of the 11th of March. The new iPad Air will be officially released on the 18th of March.

M1 Ultra: Faster is phenomenal

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M1 has transformed Mac in the past years. Users no longer have to choose between great performance and better battery life. Now Apple is taking Mac even further with the latest chip in the M1 Silicon family: the M1 Ultra.

Key features:

  • The key to the M1 Ultra is Apple’s UltraFusion architecture — effectively, Apple is fusing together two separate M1 Max chips into a single, massive SoC, thanks to the 2.5TB/s inter-processor connection that the M1 Max offers. 
  • That design lets Apple double virtually all the specs from its M1 Max chip on the M1 Ultra: 20 CPU cores (16 performance and 4 efficiency), 64 GPU cores, a 32-core Neural Engine for AI processing, and up to 128GB of RAM. All told, Apple says that the M1 Ultra offers eight times the performance of the regular M1.
  • Now let’s have a look at what hardware you need to enjoy this new powerhouse.

Mac Studio: Empower station

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Break-through performance, connectivity, and modularity? Say hello to Mac Studio! 

Key features:

  • You can think of Mac Studio as a replacement for the high-end Mac Mini and a sort of cheaper alternative to the Mac Pro. The new device comes with either an M1 Max or M1 Ultra chip, making it up to 80 faster than the best Mac Pro. 
  • Mac Studio – a desktop computer to which you still need to connect a keyboard, mouse, and monitor – is about 3.7-inches high and has a width of 7.7-inches. The larger case is needed to cool down the powerful M1 Ultra chip. The M1 Ultra chip has 16 performance cores, 4 efficiency cores – basically double of the M1 Max which used to be the fastest Apple chip – and has insane graphic performance thanks to its 65 graphic cores. In addition, the new chip is available with up to 128GB of central memory.
  • At the front of the Mac Studio, there’s an SD card slot and two USB-C ports. On the back, you have the power supply, a 100GB ethernet port, four thunderbolt ports, two USB-A ports, an HDMI output, and an audio jack. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5 are built in as well. 
  • Multitasking becomes easier than ever with Mac Studio, allowing you to simultaneously connect up to four screens. For those who want even more, a fifth screen in the form of a television can be connected.  
  • The entry-level Mac Studio costs €1924.79 (Excl. VAT), but that only gets you the M1 Max chip.The prices for the ultra-fast M1 Ultra start at €3825.62 (Excl. VAT). 
  • Mac Studio can be ordered as of today with delivery starting March 18. 

Studio Display: A sight to be bold

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Loaded with incredible features that no other desktop has to offer, Apple finds its way to the consumer-graded market with Studio display. An overview.

 Key features:

  • The previous years, Apple only sold the 32-inch Pro Display XDR, an insanely advanced mini-led display with a price tag of €5499, making Studio Display its smaller and cheaper brother. 
  • Studio Display is a 27-inch screen and comes in at 218 pixels per inch, making it a 5K retina display. 
  • With the introduction of a 12MP ultra-wide camera and center stage coming to the Mac for the first time, videoconferencing becomes piece of cake. To further elevate the video conferencing experience, Studio Display comes with a three-mic array and 6 speaker-sound system – the best combination of audio and video in a desktop yet! 
  • Powerful? You could say that! Studio Display is equipped with an A13 bionic chip and thunderbolt cable enabling you to transfer 96W of power. Quickly charging your MacBook Pro 14” before your next meeting? Check! 
  • At the back of the monitor, three other USB-C connectors can be found for optimal connectivity. 
  • Apple sells the monitor starting March 18 for a retail price of €1470.25 (Excl. VAT). A version with nano-textured glass costs €1676.86 (Excl. VAT). Apple includes a tilt stand or VESA adapter for an additional cost of €460. 

IOS 15.4, iPadOS 15.4 and Mac OS Monterey 12.3

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Apple has been beta testing iOS 15.4, iPad OS 15.4 and macOS Monterey 12.3 since late January and now the updates are nearly ready to launch. Perfect timing as Apple’s Operating System works together perfectly with its new Hardware! Read on to find out what’s new:

  • iOS 15.4 is a huge update that brings support for using Face ID while wearing a mask if you have an iPhone 12 or newer, introduces new emoji characters, lays the groundwork for Tap to Pay, adds a new Siri voice and improves the anti-stalking functionality of AirTags. 
  • macOS Monterey 12.3 and iPadOS 15.4 add the long awaited Universal Control feature that is designed to allow multiple Macs and iPads to be controlled with a single mouse and keyboard.

Eager to discover what else is new? Download our Apple For Enterprise Whitepaper to find out!

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Why your company should offer Mac as an option in your employee choice program

Why your company should offer Mac as an option in your employee choice program

When we talk about Mac in the workplace, many typecast the typical corporate user as someone working in marketing or creative departments. Yet, 83% of those working in IT and HR feel that using a Mac is critical to their job function. As employee choice continues to move up the agenda, the traditional Apple doesn’t play well with others, is becoming less relevant than ever before. Not convinced yet that Mac might be a good fit with your enterprise’ needs? Read on to discover why you should offer Mac as a choice!

1. A competitive edge for recruiting talent

78% of Millennials believe having access to the technology they like at work makes them more effective. If given a choice, no less than two third of them would choose an Apple device. We don’t have to remind you that Millennials are the largest incoming workforce, right?

2. Boost employee happiness and productivity

When you consider the cost of staff recruitment, you want to go an extra mile to retain workers rather than to replace them. Retention relies on a lot of things. A raise, opportunities for personal progression, and, of course, using great tools. As Apple products demonstrate remarkably higher user satisfaction levels, employees using the device tend to be happier, more productive, and innovative and are less likely to leave the company. That’s a lot of assurance, no? 

3. Choosing Apple saves you money

What if we told you that you can save up to €600 per device if your employees choose a Mac rather than a PC for work? Not only are employees using a Mac five times less likely to make support requests, choosing Apple also reduces hardware, software, and operational costs. 

4. Security is a priority

Mac offers best-in-class security thanks to the combination of its M1 chip and MacOS Monterey. A safer browsing experience, in mail privacy protection, two-factor authentication, just to name a few of the features that come with purchasing an Apple M1 device. To ensure your technology fleet remains safe, Apple regularly publishes software updates resolving security flaws. As these updates now take place in the background, the operating system remains secure and up to date at all times. Cause your security is Apple’s priority! 

5. Migrating was never easier

With the introduction of iCloud+ earlier this year, Apple has made it super-easy to migrate from one of its devices to another– a measurable cost benefit that’s been confirmed by IBM, stating that five times as many Windows users are experiencing issues when migrating to a new system. 

6. IT becomes a cost benefit

What happens when your IT team no longer needs to spend their time on upgrading computers or resolving issues? They get to do something else! As employees using Macs make five times less support requests than Windows users, your technology experts will have more time to focus on systems integrations, software enhancements, integrating new digital technologies and much more. Say hello to that competitive business advantage!  

7. Technology never dies

Four years after having implemented Apple devices in your IT infrastructure, your Apple equipment retains a relatively high resale value. A thousand-dollar PC may yield €200 four years later, a thousand-dollar Mac, may raise you up to €400. An added value that can be invested in boosting your employee satisfaction even more, no? 

8. Mobile <3 Mac

As enterprises across the globe are increasingly responding to the mobile world, Apple went an extra mile to enable its users to work across Apple devices. Starting to work on one device and switching to another to pick up where you left off? Copy pasting content across devices? Using iOS apps on your notebook? Check, check, double-check!   

Want to uncover if Mac fits your enterprise's needs? Request your free test device today!

7 Items That Are Indispensable For A Productive Home Office ​


7 items that are indispensable for
a productive home office

With the government’s recent efforts to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 outbreak, we find ourselves working from home again four days a week. One way for mobco to play its part is by helping you create a comfortable home office environment where you feel productive. Read on to discover exactly which elements can help boost your productivity and overall comfort. 

While a good desk and an ergonomic chair contribute to creating a comfortable home office environment, there is still one more element which will boost both your productivity and level of comfort: office accessories. And let that be where we can contribute. 

1. A well-performing computer or laptop

This is basically the foundation nowadays: a computer or laptop that performs well, is equipped with the latest software and so is meeting your needs and requirements. Whether you’re a Windows or Apple lover, with our wide assortment of Apple and Dell hardware, we have something in store for everyone.

2. A monitor can do wonders

A second monitor is the closest you can get to a productivity superpower. An additional screen makes so many tasks easier —designing, writing and researching – and makes multitasking more approachable. Want the same screen fidelity and experience as with your current set up? Then buying the same model is the way to go. 

3. Snag a good mouse and keyboard

Even though mice and keyboards are often ignored for flashier equipment, they play a crucial role in improving productivity and comfort. While we at WIRED love mechanical keyboards, we also have other, more subtle options. 

4. Consider buying a laptop stand

The benefit of using a laptop is that you don’t need to be confined to a desk, you can work from anywhere. When working from home, sometimes a change of scenery feels necessary. Whether you’re working at the kitchen table or from the couch, a stand will add the needed stability. 

5. Grab a multi-port hub

If you’re plugging a laptop into a monitor, chances are that you’ll need to plug in other items like a keyboard, a mouse, charging cable or maybe even an SD card too. That’s where an adapter comes in. whether you’re a Mac or Windows user, need additional USB or USB -C ports, we ensure you, you’ll find the adapter that best suits your needs in our store.

6. Tune the world out, invest in headphones

Ride that focus a bit longer, consider buying a headset or EarPods with built-in noise canceling. Continuing to work undisturbed? Check! 

7. Take the office experience to the next level, invest in a TV

While some might argue that it’s a distraction, having a TV in your workspace could potentially make you more productive, especially in this digital age. Tuning in for research, a larger secondary display, more pleasant video calls, some background noise, … Do we need to go on? Grab your specimen today. 

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Private Relay, A Shadow IT Nightmare

iCloud Private Relay: Privacy blessing or security nightmare?

With the release of iOS 15, macOS 12 and the new iCloud+ service earlier this year, Apple introduced a new privacy feature called iCloud Private Relay. It is designed to help protect your privacy when browsing the web in Safari. But what does this new feature mean for your business? An overview. 

How does it work?

When surfing the web, essential information of you and your device, such as your IP address, DNS requests and the websites that you visit, can be collected, creating a profile of your location and behaviour on the web over time. By using two separate and secure internet relays, this information gets split, encrypted and anonymised resulting in no single party that can see both who you are and what sites you’re browsing when using Safari. The first relay is operated by Apple and will encrypt your DNS requests, so no one can see what website you’re visiting. The second relay is operated by a third-party service and will generate a temporary IP address, decrypt your DNS request and securely connects you to the desired website.

On your iPhone, you can turn on Private Relay in Settings > Click on your Apple ID > iCloud > Private Relay. In addition, you can finetune your IP Address Location. By enabling Maintain General Location your IP address stays hidden but websites are still allowed to show you localised content. When enabling Use Country and Time Zone a broader location will be used, but still within your country and time zone.

From an end-user point of view, this is excellent news. More privacy, less tracking, that sounds like an awesome package. But what if you’re in a strictly regulated business domain or what if you are running a web service that relies on that information? Let’s dive into some statements.

A shadow IT nightmare?

Disallowing private relay on your network

If you have a network that requires to audit traffic or perform filtering, you may need to prepare your network to deal with Private Relay. The easiest way to do so is by preventing DNS resolution for the servers below. Do not drop IP packets or create a DNS timeout, because this will create delays on the end-user devices. Doing this results in the end-user being alerted on the device with the choice of turning of Private Relay for that specific network or to choose a completely different network. To disable it for a specific Wi-Fi network, take the device and go to Settings > Wi-Fi > tap the blue information button > disable Private Relay.

Disabling access to private relay completely

This is where the MDM framework comes in. From the reference guide on the developers website we can see a new payload since a while. Make sure that your MDM solution supports this payload and if not, try to work with custom profiles to achieve the desired result. When clicking through to the network you’re connected with in your settings, you’ll see the option appear to enable or disable private relay.

Relying on the information of a web service

Offering localised content has been around since ages. Make sure that you are using the latest mappings from your geo IP database provider. Some providers annotate the addresses used by Private Relay, this helps when you need to dive into your connection log files. Remember that Private Relay preservers the country and time zone so offering localised content will be possible. Apple does provide a list with locations (https://mask-api.icloud.com/egress-ip-ranges.csv).

Great privacy on all Apple devices

No. Private Relay is not available (yet?) on Apple Watch. So using a weblink on your Apple Watch will expose your real IP address.

Private relay, a VPN service

No, it is not. First of all, it only works with Safari. And as mentioned earlier, it only hides your specific location and not your general region. 

An equivalent for a mobile threat defense service

No, it is not. While Private Relay does anonymise web traffic, it will not prevent the user opening malicious websites or fraudulent text messages. If your organisation is looking for a MTD solution, come drink a coffee with us.

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Mobco launches Apple Try & Buy: Test your favorite Mac for free

mobco launches Apple Try & Buy: Test your favorite Mac for free

Have you always wanted to try an Apple M1 device? Then we have some good news for you as we are launching Apple Try and Buy. Thanks to our partnership with TechData, you can now test your favorite Macbook, iMac or Mac Mini for 30 days with no strings attatched. Discover now. 

The Apple M1 chip is the first to be specifically developed for the Mac, revolutionizing Apple’s wide assortment of MacBook Pros, MacBook Airs, Mac Minis, and iMacs by making things easier and more efficient, while providing a powerful performance. And with the recent introduction of macOS Monterey, Mac is now fully equipped to take complete advantage of all the capabilities and power of the M1 chip. In other words, never has your business had so much performance and productivity at its fingertips. Don’t believe us? See for yourself!

To help you get acquainted with the use and advantages of the Mac, we are launching Apple Try & Buy. Thanks to our exclusive partnership with TechData, you can now test your favorite Mac for free. But how does it work?

  • Pick your favorite Mac by filling in the form below.
  • Test it for up to 30 days and thus for free.
  • Return the device in factory settings to mobco if you’re not convinced. 

MacBook Pro 13″, 14″, 16″
Apple’s most popular notebook for business pros has been completely transformed by the Apple M1 chip. Eager to discover what the MacBook Pro has in store for your business? Order your MacBook Pro 13”, 14” or 16” below.

iMac
This computer is an absolute first for the business world. Thanks to the M1 chip it’s incredible, fast to work in business apps and incredibly secure. What more could you wish for? Put Apple to work by picking your favorite configuration below.   

Mac mini
The Mac Mini has always been Apple’s most flexible desktop computer. Even though most people use it for traditional experiences, it can also serve as a home theater or can be used for professional photo or video editing. By moving away from the Intel processor and showcasing the M1 Chip, Apple opened even more new possibilities for the Mac Mini. Discover for yourself what the Mac Mini has in store for your business.

MacBook Air M1
The MacBook Air offers a lightweight, powerful laptop experience – ideal when traveling frequently. Its improved hardware, slimmed design, impressive security and long-lasting battery, make the computer an even greater business companion. Don’t believe us? Scroll down, pick the MacBook Air M1 from our Try & Buy program and get to work.

Try your favorite Mac for free!

Are you eager to discover Apple’s assortment of Macs and does a 30 days trial period without any obligation to buy seem like the way to go? mobco launches Apple Try & Buy, the ideal way to get acquainted with the use and benefits of Mac. Request your test product today by filling in the contact form below! 

Apple At Work: MacOS Monterey business features worth uncovering

Apple At Work: MacOS Monterey business features worth uncovering

It’s official: macOS Monterey has arrived. Curious what Apple’s latest Mac software update has in store for your business? Let us get you up to speed. 

With a few new key features coming to macOS with the arrival of Monterey, working from anywhere, on any device and from any location becomes even easier – The modern workplace made easy! But what’s new and on which devices can you install macOS Monterey? An overview on all business novelties. 

1. Universal Control

By introducing universal control, it’s now possible to share a single keyboard and mouse across multiple Apple devices. When you place an iPad near your macOS Monterey device and move your mouse to the edge of the screen, a new cursor will pop up on your iPad’s screen, allowing you to use your mouse and keyboard on your tablet. Besides, universal control can be used to drag and drop files across multiple devices – making working across devices easier than ever. 

2. Focus Tools

By adding Focus Tools to macOS, you can now customize your alerts and notifications based on your current situation. So, if you, for example, want to be focused during your remote meetings, you can pause all notifications. The pushed notification settings will sync with all your Apple devices, warning those who try to reach out to you that you’re currently unavailable. Ready – set – focus!

3. Facetime Upgrades

The Facetime upgrades being inaugurated with macOS, make Facetime a great alternative for Zoom. Next to introducing spatial audio, you are now able to share presentations over Facetime and can invite Windows and Android users to join the call. 

4. Low-power Mode

Quickly finishing up whatever you’re doing before your computer’s battery dies? With macOS Monterey you can now play with the battery odds on your portable Mac too. By reducing your Mac’s processor speed and lowering screen brightness, you can easily prolong your battery life. 

5. Shortcuts

To help you streamline your workflow, the popular Shortcuts app from iOS has made its entry on macOS. The Shortcuts app helps you automate certain time-consuming tasks by letting you add a series of actions as shortcuts and access them through Siri, Finder, Doc and many other areas. When using Automater, it’s even possible to import all of your workflows in Shortcuts. Being even more productive and efficient, check! 

6. Airplay to Mac

With Airplay, a long-requested feature has finally found its way to Mac. Thanks to macOS Monterey Mac users can now turn their desktop into a secondary display for their iPhone or iPad. Besides your desktop and laptop can also be used as an AirPlay 2 speaker for higher quality audio. 

7. Shared With You

It’s easy to lose track of files, pictures, links and other content that your colleagues have shared with you through messages. Or not anymore. With the new Shared with You section, organizing and catching up with previously shared content was never easier. Less time having to spend on opening the messenger app and scrolling through the conversation to find the piece of content you are looking for, more time to focus on your actual duties. 

macOS Monterey runs on the following devices: iMac late 2015 and later, iMac Pro 2017 and later, MacBook Air early 2015 and later, MacBook Pro early 2015 and later, MacBook Pro late 2013 and later, Mac mini late 2014 and later, MacBook early 2016 and later. 

Eager to get started with macOS Monterey but can you use a helping hand discovering its newest features? We’re happy to get you up to speed. Just download the latest version of our free Apple for Enterprise whitepaper.  

Try the new MacBook Pro for free!

Are you eager to discover the new MacBook Pro and does a 30 days trial period without any obligation to buy seem like the way to go? mobco launches Apple Try & Buy, the ideal way to get acquainted with the use and benefits of the new MacBook Pro. Request your test product today by filling in the contact form below! 

M1 vs. M1 Pro vs. M1 Max: What Mac processor to choose?

M1 vs. M1 Pro vs. M1 Max: What Mac processor to choose?

Earlier this week, Apple announced major updates for its MacBook Pros going from a complete redesign over full-sized function keys to the reintroduction of the SD card slot. And best of all, the new notebooks are available in two scale-up variants of the M1 chip: the M1 Pro and the M1 Mac. But when choosing your next MacBook Pro, which configuration should you go for? Let us guide you through!

The Intel chips that Apple was using to power its MacBooks were increasingly showing limitations in terms of high-power consumption and increasing temperatures. High time to intervene Apple thought when introducing the first Silicon Chip, M1, early last year. No more loud fan noises, a battery life of no less than 20 hours, support for iOS apps, … – A real revolution for the Mac!

While the M1 chip is great for day-to-day tasks and even intensive video editing at 8K, for more serious creative tasks, something more powerful was needed. With the arrival of M1 Pro and P1 Max, Apple is taking its MacBooks to the next level. But what is the difference between the various chips and how do you know which MacBook best suits your needs? An overview. 

M1 vs. M1 Pro

When diving into the processors, the M1 chip combines four powerful and four energy-efficient cores, the M1 Pro has no less than eight powerful and two energy-efficient cores. In addition, the M1 Pro has a video chip that is twice as powerful as the one placed in the MacBook Pro M1, allowing you to connect to multiple external screens. Moreover, the M1 Pro will switch between these cores depending on what you’re doing. If you’re performing intensive tasks, the high-performance cores are used to increase speed. For less intensive tasks, such as browsing the web, the high-efficiency cores will be used to preserve battery life. 

Not only is the MacBook M1 Pro more efficient, the working memory, which the M1 was somewhat criticized for, has been extended severely. By upgrading the standard from 8GB up to 16GB, expendable to 32GB, the memory bandwidth increased to 200 GB/s, which is almost three times the bandwidth of the M1 chip.  

Combining these new features, the M1 Pro has a lot more power. Overall, this chip is highly capable and the best option for professional workflows. 

M1 Pro vs. M1 Max

Do you want even more power, then the M1 Max might be what you’re looking for. The chip has basically the same base as the M1 Pro, eight performance and two high-efficiency cores, but performs even better on two fronts: graphic power and memory.

The M1 Max has a video chip of 32 cores, twice as many as the M1 Pro, 4 times as many as the M1. In terms of memory the M1 Max has a standard 32GB, expendable up to 64GB – twice as much as the M1 Pro. This means that M1 Max isn’t only supporting more memory, but is drastically faster as well. 

What device to choose?

The M1 Max isn’t designed for specific tasks, it’s simply a more powerful variant of the M1 Pro, which most users will not need. If you’ve got applications that are demanding both a lot of CPU and GPU, such as rendering large movie files or complex 3D models, quickly performing advanced calculations or intensive video or picture editing, the M1 Max might be a better fit than the M1 Pro. 

For day-to-day use, both the M1 Pro and M1 Max are overkill. If you want to buy a MacBook for browsing the web or just doing a spot of video or photo editing, the M1 chip is your best option, so it might be worth considering the MacBook Air or MacBook Pro 13-inch instead.

Try the new MacBook Pro for free!

Are you eager to discover the new MacBook Pro and does a 30 days trial period without any obligation to buy seem like the way to go? mobco launches Apple Try & Buy, the ideal way to get acquainted with the use and benefits of the new MacBook Pro. Request your test product today by filling in the contact form below! 

MacBook M1 Pro & M1 Max, macOS Monterey & AirPods 3: Everything you need to know

MacBook M1 Pro & M1 Max, macOS Monterey & AirPods 3: Everything you need to know

Apple’s new Mac(Book)s and AirPods debuted during its October event, showing a tweaked design and a variety of new features for those upgrading from the earlier models. Eager what Apple’s new hardware has in store for your business? Let us get you up to speed! 

MacBook Pro, Supercharged For Pros

The MacBook Pro doesn’t need an introduction as it has been an important part of the Mac lineup for years. Discover what’s new below! 

Key features:

  • The new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros are powered by the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips that feature eight high-performance cores and two high-efficiency cores available in either 16 or 32 GPU core variations. The new chip can now support up to 64GB of RAM, making it powerful enough to meet the demands of graphic designers and creators.
  • SSD storage performance has doubled with read speeds up to 7.4 GB/s. 
  • The mini-LED display technology, first used in the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, has found its way to the new generation of MacBook Pros. With higher contrast ratios and deeper blacks, the display quality of the new MacBooks significantly increases. 
  • Multiple connectivity options, such as MagSafe 3 for charging, HDMI and SD Card outlets and three Thunderbolt 4 ports for connecting external monitors, have made their return. 
  • The new MacBook Pros have ditched the touch bar in favor of a traditional row of function keys and touch ID. 
  • Not only some important key features, also the design significantly differs from its predecessor. With flat edges, the new MacBook Pro is very similar to the iPad Pro and the iPhone 13. Plus, there is a notch at the top of the screen, housing the improved 1080p camera. 
  • The battery life of the new MacBook Pros has significantly increased with up to 10 additional hours of screen time. And if this wasn’t enough, Apple brings fast charging to the MacBook Pro, making it possible to charge your notebook up to 50% in only 30 minutes. 
  • The 14 inch model starts at €1776,71 (Excl. VAT), the 16 inch model at €1901,71 (Excl. VAT). Both notebooks can be pre-ordered as of today and will be available next week. Next to the MacBook Pro 14” and 16”, the MacBook Pro 13” M1 from the current generation remains available. 
  • The new MacBook Pros will be operating on and shipped with macOS Monterey. More information on this software update can be found below.

macOS Monterey, High Power Meets "Hi everyone"

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macOS Monterey brings several new features that might be of interest to your business. Let us get you up to speed!

Key features: 

  • Apple is blurring the lines between Mac and iPad with the introduction of universal control, letting you use a single mouse and keyboard to control both devices. 
  • Shortcuts, already available on iPad, has found its way to Mac. With the Shortcut app you can build new shortcuts, access existing shortcuts, and much more.
  • With the introduction of spatial audio, portrait mode in calls, voice isolation and the grid view feature, FaceTime is receiving a big upgrade, making collaboration easier and more efficient than ever.
  • With macOS Monterey, AirPlay lets your Mac be an AirPlay destination, allowing you to quickly play content from your iPhone on your Mac’s display. 
  • Safari also received a major redesign with macOS 12 Monterey. A streamlined tab bar, tab groups, private relay and much more has made its entrance.
  • macOS Monterey runs on the following devices: iMac late 2015 and later, iMac Pro 2017 and later, MacBook Air early 2015 and later, MacBook Pro early 2015 and later, MacBook Pro late 2013 and later, Mac mini late 2014 and later, MacBok early 2016 and later. 

Eager to get started with macOS Monterey? We are happy to lend you a hand in our latest whitepaper, Apple for Enterprise 2021. Download it now for free

AirPods 3: It's Magic, Remastered

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The AirPods 3 mark the first update to the product since March 2019, adding a new design and features. Discover now what’s new! 

Key features:

  • In its search for a universal fit, Apple has released the third generation of AirPods, a generation that looks a lot like the AirPods Pro, but without ear tips and with a shorter stem that houses touch-sensitive sensors, giving you more control over your phone calls and music. 
  • The new third generation Apple AirPods are sweat and water resistant. 
  • Although the number of new key features is limited, the battery improvements do stand out. Not only did Apple increase the battery life to 30 hours – 6 hours more compared to the second generation of earbuds, fast charging, MagSafe and wireless charging are making their entry. 5 minutes of charging now results in 1 hour of listening time. 
  • The new AirPods sound better than the previous generation by introducing spatial audio, Dolby Atmos and adaptive EQ – a big upgrade when holding remote meetings. 
  • The third generation of AirPods has a suggested retail price of €157,21 (Excl. VAT) and is available for pre-order as of today. The first earbuds will be shipped as of the 26th of October.

Try the new MacBook Pro for free!

Are you eager to discover the new MacBook Pro and does a 30 days trial period without any obligation to buy seem like the way to go? mobco launches Apple Try & Buy, the ideal way to get acquainted with the use and benefits of the new MacBook Pro. Request your test product today by filling in the contact form below! 

11 Reasons Mac Means Business

11 Reasons Mac Means Business

#1: Longest battery life

When compared with other PC notebooks in its price range, the lifespan of the MacBook powered by the Apple M1 chip is twice as long. With a battery life of almost 18 hours, Apple delivers the power to work from anywhere, at any time and as long as you want. The modern workplace made easy! 

#2: A powerful chip

Multitasking across projects, analyzing spreadsheets while video conferencing, rendering a video file while answering emails? Check! Supercharged by the Apple M1 chip, your MacBook is up to 3.5 times faster than before, helping you crush even the most performance-heavy tasks. 

#3: Mac works with IT

A modern workplace requires a modern approach for remote management and configuration. Whether your organization has ten or ten thousand devices, Apple fits in nicely with your existing IT infrastructure. Setting up and managing devices remotely was never easier. 

#4: Security is built right in

Once your IT team has set up your technology fleet, it’s time to manage and protect the corporate data running on it. Thanks to built-in security features as Touch ID and on-the-fly encryption, and additional controls made available through MDM, your corporate information is safeguarded at all times. 

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#5: Mac works without IT

Don’t have an in-house IT support team to manage your modern workplace? No need to worry. Mac is intuitive to use and easy to manage. An easy setup and Apple’s Migration Assistant will get your devices up and running in no time. And, believe us, its reliable hardware won’t let you down. 

#6: Mac costs less
in the long run

Adapting to a remote working model requires an increased investment in technology, all the more reason to get the most out of your technology fleet. What if we told you that, over three years, you could save no less than 713 euros per device when choosing a Mac over a PC. Yes, you read it right! With fewer support tickets, a higher residual value and less software needed, the savings add up.

#7: The way to go for business apps

From the Microsoft 365 suite over Google Workspace to Dropbox. All Apple devices are designed with powerful technology to put you to work. Thanks to the Apple M1 chip, popular iPhone and iPad apps now run-on Mac too, making it easier than ever to work across multiple devices.

#8: Innovative companies run on Mac

84% of the most innovative companies, such as Salesforce, Target and SAP deploy Mac at scale. And let’s be honest, that’s exactly where you want to be. So why wait to upgrade your technology fleet? Don’t delay, check out our assortment of Mac devices today! 

#9: It's a pleasure to work with

Did you know that you can boost employee engagement with 32% if you let employees choose the tools they want to work with? Choosing Apple enables you to give people the power to work the way they want with the tools they love while simplifying IT management and maintaining corporate standards.

#10: Apple devices work together seamlessly

When using diverse Apple devices together, you can do incredible things. Making and receiving phone calls without picking up your iPhone, using your iPad to extend the workspace of your Mac, copy pasting images, video and text from your iPhone to your nearby Mac, … The possibilities are endless. 

#11: There's a Mac for every job

Whether you’re working as a sales manager, an administrative assistant, a developer, or a designer. Or if you prefer working on a laptop over working on a desktop, Apple has a Mac for every job. MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and iMac, discover Apple’s assortment of premium hardware today!  

#12: mobco's advice
and support

mobco’s passion? Enabling the power of Apple in the modern workplace. So, when purchasing an Apple device for the cost of a cup of coffee a day, you do not only get premium hardware. We are also delivering the devices pre-configured for work at your (home) office, offering you professional support and an optional second year of warranty. Choose mobco, put Apple to work.

Put Apple to work, get in touch today!

3 new iOS 15 features boosting your (corporate) privacy

3 new iOS 15 features boosting your (corporate) privacy

If you’ve an Apple device, you’ve probably already installed the newest software update. iOS 15 introduces new features for FaceTime calls, tools to reduce distractions, a new notifications experience and much more. But what you may not have noticed is that Apple has also instituted several advanced features to boost your (business’) privacy. Read on to discover how iOS 15 will help you take control over your sensitive (corporate) data. 

1. Account Recovery: Restoration in the blink of an eye 

Have you ever forgotten your Apple ID password or incorrectly entered your password a few times? If so, you know how frustrating it is to regain access to your account. It’s the same as losing your car keys, waiting for the response of Apple support may take up to a couple of days, leaving you unable to access your iCloud account, Apple devices and (corporate) data. However, with the release of iOS 15, Apple is adding a new feature to your iPhone allowing you to designate one of your friends or a family member to vouch for you if you ever need an account recovery. Apple will send them a code upon request, which you can use to unlock your account. Much easier than the current method, right?

2. Private relay: Browsing safer in Safari

With the arrival of iOS 15 Apple hopes to position itself as an industry leader in terms of privacy, a role that includes many new software features. Chief among those is Private Relay, a VPN-like service that’s designed to mask your internet traffic, preventing anyone from snooping in your corporate data. If you’re using Apple’s own browser, Safari, your internet traffic will be encrypted and redirected via so-called proxies, meaning that others can’t see what websites you visit. Your IP address, browsing history and exact location will remain private. 

3. Mail privacy protection: Online more anonymous than ever

Private Relay isn’t the only new feature in Apple’s larger initiative to help users take control over their data. With Mail Privacy Protection, Apple is putting an end to invisible email ad tracking pixels, preventing brands and publishers from collecting information such as your approximate location, the device you are using and the time you opened the message, when being enabled. After having installed iOS 15 on your device, you will be able to choose what data is shared when using the Apple Mail App. 

Want to discover what else Apple has in store for your business? Or can you use a helping hand setting up these new features? We are more than happy to lend you a hand! Make sure to download the latest version of our whitepaper Apple for Enterprise 2021.  

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