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Topic: MacBook Pro

Apple SVP Phil Schiller addresses Touch Bar, other MacBook Pro concerns

11/14/2016, 11:11 am

In an interview, Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller further elaborates on Apple's reasoning behind the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro, why Apple hasn't gone to a full touch screen, and the USB-C connector.

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Quick take video review: Apple's 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is an exciting upgrade

11/14/2016, 09:11 am

Apple's new 15-inch MacBook Pro is the lightest and thinnest professional-grade notebook ever from the company. It features a high-contrast wide color Retina display, improved speakers, a larger Force Touch trackpad, versatile expansion via USB-C and Thunderbolt 3, Touch ID, and it's the first device to sport the Touch Bar input row. If you're looking to buy, AppleInsider has you covered with everything you need to know in our video review.

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Review: Apple's Late-2016 MacBook Pro without Touch Bar

11/13/2016, 07:11 am

Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Pro sans Touch Bar and Touch ID is in many ways an evolutionary update, offering would-be buyers a lightweight, relatively powerful portable rig with a beautiful Retina display and solid keyboard and trackpad. But is a major redesign and minor internal upgrades worth a starting price of $1,499?

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First Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar orders shipped, arriving Monday

11/12/2016, 09:11 pm

Customers are getting shipment notifications for the new MacBook Pro 13- and 15-inch models with Touch Bar, with some shipment tracking data showing arrivals as soon as Monday morning.

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Watch: Apple's 2016 13" MacBook Pro without Touch Bar vs. 2015 13" MacBook Air

11/12/2016, 12:11 am

With the launch of its new 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar, and subsequent 11-inch MacBook Air discontinuation, Apple appears to be drawing down the thin-and-light series in favor of more affordable pro laptops. To see how this plays out in real life, AppleInsider pit the new entry-level MacBook Pro against last year's 13-inch MacBook Air.

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Purpose of Apple's 'Control Strip' trademark filing detailed in Touch Bar developer guidelines

11/11/2016, 12:11 pm

A trademark application for the term "Control Strip" fueled speculation that it might be the name Apple would use to refer to what is now officially known as the Touch Bar on its new MacBook Pros. But Apple's developer guidelines reveal that the Control Strip is the official name for an essential portion of the Touch Bar.

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Pro video editor with hands-on time praises new MacBook Pro for Touch Bar & speed

11/11/2016, 11:11 am

A video editor who obtained early access to Apple's new Touch Bar-equipped MacBook Pro has posted a blog entry claiming the laptop is well-suited to video editing, while dismissing complaints about its ports forcing people to use adapters.

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With MacBook Pro shipments imminent, Mac App Store approving Touch Bar apps

11/11/2016, 09:11 am

With new MacBook Pro orders set to arrive soon, Apple has started approving third-party apps on the App Store that utilize the new Touch Bar for input, and authenticate with Touch ID.

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Apple's new Touch Bar MacBook Pros and the future of Macs

11/10/2016, 07:11 pm

Whether you just skim headlines or deeply scour the Internet for every last word on the subject, Apple's latest MacBook Pro introduction appeared to be greeted with mountains of complaints from fans and haters alike, all united in their quivering fear of an existential threat to the Macintosh as a viable platform. Time to breathe!

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MacBook Pro with Touch Bar orders updating, Apple readies first shipments

11/10/2016, 04:11 pm

A batch of orders for early MacBook Pro with Touch Bar have updated, with some very early purchasers being told that the order was "preparing for shipment" and could be delivered as soon as Friday afternoon.

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Reports differ on Casetek's future contribution to Apple iPhone case supply

11/10/2016, 09:11 am

With one supply chain monitor claiming that Apple case manufacturer Casetek is on the path to supply future iPhone enclosures, remarks made by the manufacturer's CEO are far less clear on the matter, suggesting only a possibility of a future contract.

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Apple's new MacBook Pro has generated 7x more revenue than 12" MacBook at launch

11/09/2016, 04:11 pm

The new, thinner redesign of Apple's MacBook Pro lineup has been a blockbuster success out of the gate, new data suggests, blowing away dollars spent on the first 12-inch MacBook from 2015.

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Apple's engineering in new MacBook Pro paves way for speedy Optane storage in future models

11/08/2016, 02:11 pm

Apple has set the table for inclusion of the future XPoint-based Optane SSD technology in an iteration of the MacBook Pro, potentially leading to dramatically faster access times and transfer speeds than conventional SSDs.

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Apple Pay holiday promotions offer online shoppers free rush shipping, discounts, rewards

11/08/2016, 12:11 pm

A new initiative intended to drive Apple Pay use on the web, coinciding with the debut of Touch ID on the new MacBook Pro, offers shoppers exclusive offers and discounts this holiday season.

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Wistron building MacBook Pro Touch Bars after original supplier falls short - report

11/08/2016, 10:11 am

Because of problems experienced by an initial supplier, Taiwan's Wistron is now handling at least some orders for the Touch Bar keyboard on the MacBook Pro, reports claimed on Tuesday.

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Apple said to be 'aggressive' in ordering MacBook Pro units, strong sales expected through 2017

11/08/2016, 08:11 am

Apple is said to be bullish on sales prospects for its long-awaited MacBook Pro update, placing significant orders with suppliers through the end of the year and into 2017, according to a new supply chain report.

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Apple starts charging credit cards for first wave of MacBook Pro with Touch Bar orders

11/07/2016, 02:11 pm

Some of the customers who ordered the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar very rapidly after its announcement are reporting their credit cards are being charged, with orders being prepared for arrival in customers' hands as soon as Nov. 11.

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Apple cuts prices on USB-C & Thunderbolt 3 gear in response to MacBook Pro backlash

11/04/2016, 03:11 pm

In a surprise move, Apple on Friday cut the prices on a number of USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 accessories and peripherals, looking to assuage complaints from new or prospective MacBook Pro buyers.

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Apple exec confirms Logic Pro X getting Touch Bar support by 'early next year'

11/04/2016, 09:11 am

People wanting to use the new MacBook Pro Touch Bar with Logic Pro X will have to wait for an update coming by "early next year," according to an Apple marketing director, Xander Soren.

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New MacBook Pro models reportedly incompatible with certain Thunderbolt 3 devices [ux2]

11/03/2016, 06:11 pm

Potentially adding to a growing list of complaints regarding limitations with Apple's new MacBook Pro, an aftermarket Mac accessories maker reports the notebooks might not be compatible with existing Thunderbolt 3 hardware.

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