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Topic: Current Hardware

Apple's Federighi suggests GPU issues on 2016 Retina MacBook Pro fixed in macOS 10.12.2

12/07/2016, 10:12 am

In email response to a customer regarding GPU anomalies associated with the Touch Bar MacBook Pro, Apple's senior VP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi suggested that the problem is solved in the latest macOS 10.12.2 beta.

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Reported 2016 MacBook Pro graphics issues likely caused by third-party software [u]

12/02/2016, 10:12 pm

An undetermined number of 2016 MacBook Pro models are suffering from disturbing graphical rendering issues, with owners reporting full screen artifacts, screen tearing, flashing, random "glitches" and even system crashes. The issue, however, is related to overzealous third-party software and is not indicative of a critical hardware flaw.

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Watch: Apple's 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar vs. 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro in performance shootout

12/02/2016, 07:12 am

Apple recently released the first MacBook Pro redesign since 2012, and in typical Apple fashion, there's been some controversy over the new machines. People are talking about are the lack of legacy ports, and the need for adapters to use current devices and accessories. With so many Macbook Pro users waiting for this redesign, AppleInsider takes a closer look and compares the new 15-inch model to the old to see if you should upgrade to the 2016 model, or stick with 2015's version.

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Apple updates Boot Camp audio driver that was causing blown MacBook Pro speakers

11/30/2016, 11:11 am

Apple has issued an update to Boot Camp drivers within Windows, preventing the random, loud pops from over-ranging and damaging the new MacBook Pro's speakers. However, the driver doesn't fix speakers already damaged by the problem.

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Apple to refund iMac hinge repairs as Belgium & Norway get carrier billing for iTunes

11/29/2016, 03:11 pm

Apple will issue refunds to some iMac owners who had to pay for recent hinge repairs, a report said on Tuesday. In Belgium and Norway, meanwhile, the company has added carrier billing as option for iTunes and App Store purchases.

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LG UltraFine 5K Display now for sale through Apple, first orders ship in January [u]

11/28/2016, 05:11 pm

One month after it debuted onstage at Apple's MacBook Pro event, LG's UltraFine 5K Display went up for sale on Monday exclusively through Apple's online storefront for $974.

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Apple to add some 2009 & 2011 Macs to vintage and obsolete list on Dec. 31

11/28/2016, 04:11 pm

Starting Dec. 31 of this year, several 2009 and 2011 Mac models will reportedly join Apple's list of "vintage" and "obsolete" products, making them ineligible for most or typically any official repairs.

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Review: Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

11/26/2016, 01:11 pm

Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar embraces the future, delivering it in a super light, portable, attractive and expensive package. But are users ready to embrace that future? And does the 13-inch model have enough horsepower and connectivity? Find out in AppleInsider's full review.

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15-inch MacBook Pro mystery connector connects to special apparatus for emergency data transfer

11/25/2016, 08:11 am

Apple's tool for migrating data from a new 15-inch MacBook Pro's SSD soldered to the motherboard has been spotted, and utilizes the unused connector discovered in tear-downs of the hardware.

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LG's UltraFine 5K Display gets unboxing treatment in new video

11/23/2016, 06:11 pm

LG's 27-inch UltraFine 5K Display, developed in partnership with Apple to complement the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, received a traditional unboxing on Wednesday ahead of expected public availability in December.

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Buyers' guide: Choosing the perfect MacBook model from Apple's numerous new offerings

11/22/2016, 08:11 am

Apple has three distinct lines of laptop computers -- MacBook Air, MacBook, and MacBook Pro -- but the lines between them can be pretty hazy. If you're in the market for yourself, or somebody you know, AppleInsider can help if you know the answers to a few, basic questions.

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Quick take video review: LG's UltraFine 4K Display

11/21/2016, 09:11 pm

Apple alongside the release of its new MacBook Pro lineup partnered with display maker LG to develop a pair of complementary UltraFine Displays with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity and high-resolution IPS panels. Today, AppleInsider takes a look at the 21.5-inch 4K version.

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Phil Schiller again defends Touch Bar MacBook Pro's 16GB RAM limitation

11/21/2016, 08:11 pm

Apple SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller is on a personal quest to stop the spread of misinformation about the company's new MacBook Pro flagship, as the executive penned another email outlining the why and how of Apple's decision to limit RAM allotments to 16GB.

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Developer brings classic FPS Doom to Touch Bar on Apple's MacBook Pro

11/21/2016, 01:11 pm

In an unusual proof of its versatility, one developer has managed to get id Software's original Doom running on the new MacBook Pro's Touch Bar.

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Boot Camp, Windows driver issue may be damaging new MacBook Pro speakers

11/21/2016, 09:11 am

Some reports are circulating that Boot Camp users with heavy audio use in Windows 10 are experiencing random, loud pops, and seeing distorted audio after a period of use that can persist when the computer is rebooted into macOS.

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Apple axes Wi-Fi router division, apparently signaling the end of AirPort

11/21/2016, 08:11 am

Apple has apparently disbanded its internal wireless router development team, assigning engineers to other, more lucrative projects within the company, and bringing to an end the development of Apple-branded routers, a new report has revealed.

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Three-finger drag gestures working sporadically on 2016 MacBook Pros, users say

11/19/2016, 03:11 pm

Some buyers of Apple's new MacBook Pros are finding that the three-finger drag gesture is working inconsistently on their trackpads, if at all, according to complaints on Apple's support forums and elsewhere.

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Teardown of 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar reveals non-removable SSD, extra trackpad touch controller, more

11/18/2016, 08:11 pm

Repair firm iFixit on Friday completed its dissection of Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, which boasts upscaled components and extra hardware not found on its smaller 13-inch sibling.

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Comparing Apple's Late-2016 13" & 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

11/18/2016, 05:11 pm

Having trouble deciding between Apple's thin-but capable 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and the powerhouse 15-inch MacBook with Touch Bar? AppleInsider breaks down the pros and cons of each variant in this head-to-head comparison video.

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Apple's Touch Bar MacBook Pro available for in-store pickup, stock limited

11/17/2016, 05:11 pm

Apple on Thursday activated in-store pickup as an online order option for new MacBook with Touch Bar models, though initial stock checks show extremely limited availability nationwide.

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