Jason SnellMacworld

Jason was lead editor at Macworld for more than a decade and now writes about Apple at Six Colors and podcasts at Relay FM and The Incomparable.

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The case for a 12-inch MacBook Air

Apple's smallest laptop is the 13-inch MacBook Air. But Jason Snell thinks Apple should go smaller.

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It’s time for the Mac to undergo a product-design renaissance

We’ve seen enormous innovation in most of Apple’s product lines over the last decade. Now it’s the Mac’s turn to flourish again.

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2021 iOS Predictions: New iPad Pros, less drama

In 2021, can Apple deliver something better than it did for iOS, iPhone, and iPad in 2020?

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2021 Mac Predictions: Bigger iMacs and MacBooks, and more Apple silicon

2020 was a big year for the Mac. 2021 could be an even bigger year.

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2020 predictions in review: Magic Keyboards, M1 Macs, and pricey iPhones

How well did Jason Snell do with his 2020 predictions? Pretty good, actually.

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3 rules to understand the price of Apple products

Apple sells a product for a high price. This is not new. Here are some things to keep in mind about the company’s pricing philosophy.

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How to fix the M1 Mac’s most disappointing feature: iOS apps on the Mac

This should be an amazing unification of Apple’s platforms and a massive expansion of the Mac software base. It’s not, so far. Both Apple and app developers have work to do.

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With M1 Macs, memory just isn't what it used to be

Apple has changed the way RAM is used in a computer. And it's time to change our thinking.

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First things first: Why the M1 starts at Apple’s low end

Apple revealed the first step in a two-year transition to its own processors. And it starts with the more affordable end of the Mac lineup.

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The Mac has its best quarter ever, and Tim Cook teases the future

Apple announced its financial results for the fourth quarter. Jason Snell takes a closer look at the numbers and Tim Cook's hint at a new venture.

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The A14 processor brings big improvements to the iPhone and beyond

Apple’s biggest new product this week might be the chip inside the iPhone and iPad.

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Size matters: Choosing between the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro

For people who heavily consider a phone’s size before buying, Apple has made things interesting with the iPhone 12 lineup.

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How Apple can take advantage of iPhone makeover mania

People upgrade for emojis. Why not for more customization features?

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Where does the Apple Watch go from here?

The Series 6 feels like an incremental move. It’s time for Apple to take the Watch to new places.

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Why the new iPad Air is great news for the iPad Pro

Apple’s iPad upgrades show the company is moving with extreme confidence.