Apple reportedly develops a new type of laptop or tablet device with a touchscreen display, an ARM processor and 4G LTE connectivity. The device is called "Star" internally, and some prototypes have already been made in China.
Recent rumors suggest that Apple intends to use ARM chips in MacBooks, and Star might turn out to be one of the first
Sources in the supply chain have been in contact with 9to5Mac for months and claim that The star is currently manufactured by Pegatron, a Chinese device manufacturer that already mass-produced other iOS devices. Pegatron has been producing Star prototypes since January 2018, some of which have already been delivered to Cupertino.
The device has touch screen, SIM card slot, GPS and compass. It is also waterproof and runs the EFI (Extensible Firmware Interface) boot system used in Macs. This seems to indicate that the Star is a kind of MacBook that may be Apple's first ARM-based notebook.
But on the software side, it gets a bit weird. Obviously, the model number N84 is leading a derivative of iOS to 9to5Mac . The star is considered a brand new iOS device family, unlike iPhones and iPads, device families 1
Apple's attitude towards MacBooks with touch screens is well known, but the star could change all that if this report
Es It is currently unclear what type of product the device will actually be, but Apple has patents for Surface-style MacBooks, where the touchscreen part can be detached from the keyboard. I've been waiting for years for iOS and MacOS to merge, and I would certainly love my MacBook to become a tablet and vice versa.