Apple: the next iMac would adopt a new design and an Apple Silicon processor this year

For the first time since 2012, Apple would finally renew the design of its iMac. In 2021, Apple is preparing at least three new desktop Macs. According to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, who also released information on future MacBook Pros and iPhone 12 successors in recent days, Apple will announce an iMac and two Mac Pros in 2021. The transition to Apple Silicon processors gives a new blows to the computers of the Californian giant.     iMac: finally an edge-to-edge screen This year, the iMac could change completely. Mark Gurman indicates that the borders of his screen would be much smaller, like Pro Display XDR, the ultra high-end screen launched by Apple with the Mac Pro in 2019. The back of the computer would also abandon the curvature in favor of a completely flat frame.  This new iMac would also be equipped with an Apple Silicon processor, probably a more powerful chip than the Apple M1 chip currently present in the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini. The 2021 iMac is reportedly

Coronavirus: Netflix to cut throughput to ease Internet in Europe

Telework, streaming, online video game… With confinement imposed or advised in many European countries in the midst of a coronavirus pandemic, Internet traffic is exploding (+ 70% at Telecom Italia). If the French operators claim to be able to withstand the shock, Netflix announced on Thursday that it would reduce the speed of its streams in Europe for a month in order to relieve the infrastructure. The company is responding to the European Commissioner for the internal market, Thierry Breton, who had called on the streaming giants to switch to standard definition.
 
Netflix to cut throughput to ease Internet in Europe

“Following discussions between Thierry Breton and (the managing director) Reed Hastings, and given the extraordinary challenges posed by the coronavirus, Netflix has decided to reduce the speed of all our streams in Europe for 30 days. We estimate that this should reduce Netflix traffic on European networks by about 25%, while ensuring good quality of service for our members, "said the company.

Clearly, given this 25% figure, Netflix is ​​not going to switch to the old standard definition (720x480 pixels) for everyone. On paper, the company can trim enough barely noticeable 4K (3840x2160 pixels) or Full HD (1.920x1.080 pixels) to offer correct quality while relieving the network by 25%. According to HowToGeek's measurements, content in 4K weighs about ten times heavier than the same SD version.

Netflix, greedy for traffic
Worldwide, streaming accounts for approximately 60% of Internet traffic, according to Sandvine's latest annual report (pdf). In France, Netflix (23%), Google / YouTube (17%), Facebook (5%), Amazon (3%), Canal + (2%) represent 50% of downstream Internet traffic, according to figures published by Arcep last summer.


Can infrastructures absorb an increase in traffic with containment? Last week, Telecom Italia noted "an increase of more than 70% of Internet traffic on [the fixed network, with a strong contribution from online games". In Germany, the DEC-IX in Frankfurt, the world's largest Internet trading hub, recorded a historic peak of 9 terabits per second on March 11, up 12% from the previous record in December. In France, Iliad (Free), Orange and Bouygues all assured that their network was ready. We will be fixed on March 24 with the launch of Disney Plus.