Apple wants to have its own network infrastructure to improve respect for privacy
|Apple wants to have its own network infrastructure to improve respect for privacy|
To house some of its content (including iCloud), Apple relies on Google, Amazon and Microsoft with their servers. But Apple has a project in mind: to have its own infrastructure. According to the US site, Apple has at least 6 projects in mind, the project McQueen. They are designed to host content, create servers or to create a network and network equipment that could allow developers to run their applications with dedicated tools. It's ambitious, that is why it will be several years before seeing such an operation in place.
Another argument cited by Apple internally is privacy. The manufacturer believes that more servers contain elements allowing a third party (read: agencies like the NSA, FBI, etc.) to retrieve the information passing. By creating its own servers, Apple would not have this fear and improve respect for users' privacy.
For now, Apple remains with Google, Amazon and Microsoft because the manufacturer has not pushed enough infrastructure to serve all its customers worldwide.
Most users will get to use iMessage or FaceTime for OS X 10.11.4
Yesterday we reported the problems encountered by users when installing iOS 9.3. A deadlock was at the time of activation. Today, it is on Mac users who encounter problems from the availability of OS X 10.11.4.
Some users who have done a clean install OS X 10.11.4 or have recently bought a Mac are not able to use iMessage or FaceTime. Indeed, the time to connect, an error message appears on the screen by informing the user that the connection could be made. No reason is given. Even if the user tries again, OS X will not hear and display the same message.
The problem was spotted on Apple forums, and more and more users seem to be concerned over the hours. For the most part, everything works as they were already connected to OS X 10.11.3 or earlier. The transition to OS X 10.11.4 is not required to log in again.
Unfortunately, there is no solution for now. It could be that Apple's servers are somewhat overloaded these days. Meanwhile, Apple says nothing about the subject. Ditto for the activation issue with iOS 9.3.
MacBook 12-inch (2016) not yet announced hides in OS X
OS X Server, the server version of OS X that can be recovered from the Mac App Store, has had an update this week, along with OS X 10.11.4 for the public. There is an interesting element located therein, the mention of a MacBook not yet introduced by Apple.
Rummaging through the System Image Utility, you can see the list of different Mac. In the various MacBook, you can see "12" MacBook (Early 2015) "which corresponds to the model of last year. But we can especially see "12" MacBook (Early 2016). "
You should know that Apple uses three terms to define its Mac: Early, Mid and Late. The first means output early in the year, the second in mid-year and third year end. List since Apple MacBook 12-inch "Early 2016", one can infer that this model will soon be available for sale. Availability in April is quite feasible, given that the current model was released in April 2015.
It is possible that Apple does not change the design but offers better performance with new processors, more RAM and other components updated. The new MacBook should be announced by a simple press release and not a dedicated keynote. New Songs 2017