Paul Stenhouse: Something new for Apple nerds

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sat, 28 Nov 2020, 11:36AM

Paul Stenhouse: Something new for Apple nerds

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sat, 28 Nov 2020, 11:36AM

Apple's self-designed processor is blazing fast 

This really is the next chapter of Apple's computers. The iPhone and iPad have been made possible thanks to Apple's self-made chips, and now they're coming to their computer lineup.  

It's impressing the tech community. The new chip delivers better processing performance than a fully tricked out $6,000 MacBook Pro using an old chip. It also runs cooler and uses less battery. The challenge is that all the software that currently runs on Macs but won't work natively on this new laptop until its been redeveloped, so it may pay to be a second or third adopter, rather than a first. It also means that iOS and Mac apps will be able to run cross-platform which will make app development more efficient. 

Elon Musk’s wealth continues to grow 

The SpaceX and Tesla founder has now surpassed Bill Gates, the former Microsoft founder, to be the second richest person on the planet. He’s worth $128 billion - increasing $100 billion this year alone. That’s largely thanks to Tesla’s $400 billion increase in market cap. SpaceX has also had a very successful year sending 6 astronauts to the ISS. 

It should be noted that Gates would probably have more wealth than Musk if he hadn’t have given so much money to charity. 
 
Amazon is starting a pharmacy 

“Amazon Pharmacy” is licensed for dispensing in all 50 states. Prime members will also be able to get free two-day shipping. You can use your health insurance, or they’ll have 80% discounts available on the retail price of generic drugs - which will likely cause some competition in the market. They’re making it easier to compare prices too. Share prices of pharmacy chains fell on the news. 

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