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

GAFA tax: Companies have received their tax notice

"Companies subject to this tax have received a tax notice for the payment of the 2020 installments," said Bruno Lemaire. Not to mention the possible wrath of the American authorities, the GAFA have already taken the lead. Here's how.

GAFA tax: Companies have received their tax notice

The negotiations on the digital tax at the OECD have come to naught. “We had suspended the collection of the tax until the OECD negotiations were concluded. This negotiation failed, so we will collect a tax on the digital giants next December, "explained Bruno Le Maire, the French Minister of the Economy, in mid-October.

"Companies subject to this tax have received a tax notice for the payment of the 2020 installments," the Ministry of the Economy said today. Facebook and Amazon "are among the companies" which have been notified "in recent days", assures for its part the Financial Times.

So after firing the first ones, what should the French authorities expect from now on? Has US sanctions. Donald Trump had already raised customs duties on French wines to 25% in the context of the dispute over state aid paid to Airbus and Boeing. It remains to be seen what the new Biden administration will do with this conflict in January.

GAFA have already taken the lead

As a reminder, in July 2019 the French Parliament adopted a 3% tax on the turnover of digital giants, including "GAFA" (acronym for Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple). These companies are accused of practicing tax optimization.

Washington considers this tax discriminatory against American companies.

On the business side, the GAFA have already taken the lead. In October, Apple warned developers: the GAFA tax will entail costs at their expense. From now on, amounts paid to developers and publishers of applications purchased by users from the Apple App Store "will be calculated on the basis of the price excluding tax." For customers, however, "the prices in the App Store will not change," says Apple. Ultimately, the approximately 3% tax increase induced by the GAFA tax will be passed on to application designers. Apple will therefore not be affected by this tax. 

At Google, it's the advertisers who are going to checkout. Normal, advertising revenue is the largest part of Google's revenue. The Financial Times reports that Google Ads has announced to its customers that from November, additional fees will be charged to advertisers in the United Kingdom, Turkey and Austria. Fees that cover the exact percentage of new taxes. France, for the moment, does not seem concerned.

At Amazon, since September 1, the fees of third-party sellers (marketplace) have already increased by 2%. All eyes are now on Facebook, which is expected to announce similar actions in the days or weeks to come. In 2019, the company founded by Mark Zuckerberg generated 4.7 billion euros in advertising revenue in the UK alone ...