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

Total starts the year by consolidating its positions in oil and gas exploration in Egypt

After its recent discovery of gas alongside Eni, Total is expanding its footprint in the oil exploration sector in Egypt with the acquisition of a new perimeter, via a consortium of which it is the operator with a 35% stake . The permit covers the Ras Kanayis North block, offshore.

Total starts the year by consolidating its positions in oil and gas exploration in Egypt

On Monday, French oil giant Total and its joint venture partners (Shell 30%, KUFPEC 25% and Tharwa 10%) signed an exploration and production agreement for the offshore Ras Kanayis North block. The perimeter is located in the Herodotus Basin, off the coast of Egypt, in the Mediterranean Sea.

The agreement provides for an extensive 3D seismic survey campaign for the first three years. It will help to better understand the geological characteristics of this area, which is among the least explored in the country. 

“Total is pleased to strengthen its position in the Eastern Mediterranean as the operator of this exploration and production agreement. We are excited about the exploration potential of the Ras Kanayis North offshore block. It strengthens our presence in Egypt, following the gas discovery made in July 2020 with the Bashrush well on the North El Hammad license, which will be developed through a connection to existing infrastructure nearby ”, commented Kevin McLachlan, General Manager for Total exploration.

This discovery was made through a partnership with the Italian group Eni. The Ras Kanayis North block (4,550 km2) is located 5 to 150 km from the shore, with water depths ranging from 50 to 3,200 m.