As Apple seems to unlock new revenue streams and appease its professional user base, the company may be on the verge of launching one of the most exciting features to date. Instead of improving the iMacs and MacBooks with advanced specifications, Apple seems to be launching Pro mode, and increasing the performance of some apps to provide better speed and productivity.
Apple acknowledges that the Windows and PC market is shining when it comes to professional and advanced computers. And that’s without mentioning mobile devices, and how they are becoming increasingly viable alternatives for most everyday tasks such as admin, processing, collaboration and communication. Instead of equipping each employee with an advanced Mac, companies are opting for cheap PCs and Android smartphones to reduce costs.
But as sales of smartphones surpass desktops and laptops, Apple is turning to its popular Mac range to encourage consumers to drop more money. Whether it̵
The new feature was first reported by 9to5Macs Filipe Espósito, who found that the overclocking technology is referenced in macOS Catalina 10.15.3 beta.
The new Pro mode will reportedly allow users to turn on and off an overclocking feature whenever and wherever necessary, with Apple telling users: “Apps can run faster, but battery life may decrease and fan noise may increase,” in the beta code, which suggests a general release may be on the way.
The code also suggests that Pro mode will be on overnight if not turned off manually, which means editors can keep their machines around the clock to play a video or end a project. The idea behind the feature is to optimize system performance to offer more power and performance from specific apps, something users have long demanded when accessing macOS and its popular video editing applications.
Over the years, Mac users have created their own software overclocking tools, although these have been known to make systems unstable or even cause permanent damage, as the heat generated by overclocked systems exceeds the capacity of the machine’s thermal systems. By developing a new feature internally, Apple will help users solve this problem.
release date for macOS Pro Mode
Although references to Pro Mode were discovered in early 2020, Apple did not announce the feature during its WWDC Keynote presentation, suggesting that Pro Mode will not be coming with macOS Big Sur this year. Instead, Apple can endure launching mode with its new Silicon-powered devices, the first of which is expected to be announced before the end of the year. Can we see Pro Mode as part of a step-by-step update? Only time will tell.