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Topic: Current Hardware

Review: Using LG's UltraFine 4K Display with Apple's USB-C MacBooks is as simple as can be

12/17/2016, 12:12 pm

While it isn't branded as an Apple display, the LG UltraFine 4K Display is quite Apple-like, featuring a minimalist design, high-quality ultra high-resolution screen, and dead-simple plug-and-play connectivity. It's a fantastic choice and a gorgeous display if you have a USB-C equipped MacBook, with a few caveats: it lessens the appeal of the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar and Touch ID, and it doesn't utilize Thunderbolt 3.

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Apple takes $30 off Beats Pill+ and Beats EP, but better deals found elsewhere

12/13/2016, 06:12 pm

In time for the holidays, Apple on Tuesday slashed $30 off its Beats Pill+ speaker and Beats EP headphone, bringing the company's online and brick-and-mortar store pricing closer to offerings from third-party retailers.

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Apple not finding any material battery problems in MacBook Pro, prunes time indicator in 10.12.2

12/13/2016, 02:12 pm

The latest macOS 10.12.2 Sierra update has eradicated the inaccurate "time remaining" battery indicator as part of its investigation about the 2016 MacBook Pro battery life situation, leaving users with just the far more accurate percent charge figure, as reported directly by the battery and the charging circuitry.

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Watch: Up close with the 2016 MacBook Pro's 2nd-gen butterfly switch keyboard & huge Force Touch trackpad

12/12/2016, 09:12 pm

The 2016 MacBook Pro lineup features two key hardware enhancements that help boost productivity: a second-generation butterfly mechanism keyboard and the largest Force Touch trackpad ever integrated into an Apple laptop. In this latest video installment, AppleInsider takes a closer look at the new components and how they compare to past models.

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Microsoft touts Surface success, claims more MacBook switchers than ever

12/12/2016, 09:12 am

Calling the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar a "disappointment," Microsoft claims that more users than ever are switching from Apple's MacBook lineup to its competing Surface lineup of hybrid laptop tablets.

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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 USB-C 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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