Apple is expanding its computer accessories business, launching its first computer accessories store in the US, and announcing a new partnership with Amazon.com, which is also developing and selling its own computer accessories.
Key points:The Apple iMac and Mac Pro will be launched in the UK next week, with an estimated price tag of £1,100 in the first two weeks of availabilityApple has confirmed it is launching its computers with a special power-saving feature called the ‘Power Saving Mode’ which will save the computer to boot up automatically when it is powered off or when it has reached a certain temperature.
The new Power Saving Mode features a series of power saving measures, which include reducing screen brightness, lowering the CPU temperature, and turning off fan cooling for 10 seconds to reduce noise.
The Power Saving mode will be available in the iMac, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, and is part of the Apple Power System, a suite of features designed to help power up computers while they are on standby.
Apple says the Power Saving feature has been available for a long time, and was originally introduced in 2012.
The move follows an earlier announcement last year that Apple was looking to develop a similar technology in conjunction with Amazon, and announced that it had agreed to fund a research and development program to look at how the technology could be used in conjunction.
Apple has yet to release a product description or price for its new computer accessories stores, but the company has previously indicated it plans to offer a range of items in the future.
It is not clear how much the Power saving feature will cost, but it is likely to be a small percentage of the retail price of the computer.
Apple is also reportedly working on a range that will be designed specifically for the new Apple Mac Pro.