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Topic: MacBook Pro

Inside Apple's 2016 MacBook Pro: Graphics processing unit choices

08/27/2016, 03:08 pm

Once again, Apple probably won't rock the boat with any new MacBook Pro, and will likely stick with Intel integrated graphics and lower end next-generation discrete GPUs rather than giving macOS users faster options.


macOS Sierra beta points to future Macs equipped with 10Gbps USB 3.1 Gen 2

08/24/2016, 05:08 pm

Upcoming Macs may support USB 3.1 Gen 2, enabling peripheral speeds up to a maximum 10 gigabits per second, code discovered in macOS Sierra suggests.


Inside Apple's 2016 MacBook Pro: USB-C and Thunderbolt 3

08/17/2016, 03:08 pm

With Apple's new MacBook Pro expected in the coming months, AppleInsider takes a look at technologies expected to be updated, or removed, from the new portable. In many ways, one of the key changes could be the anticipated embrace of new, smaller USB-C ports with high-speed USB 3.1 and Thunderbolt 3 data connectivity.


Redesigned, ultra-thin MacBook Pro with AMD GPU not expected to debut at 'iPhone 7' event Sept. 7

08/10/2016, 09:08 am

Although Apple is nearing the completion of a redesigned MacBook Pro, it probably won't make its appearance at an "iPhone 7" event expected on Sept. 7, a report said on Wednesday.


Anticipated MacBook Pro redesign boosting profits for Apple hinge manufacturer

08/10/2016, 09:08 am

With a shift to highly precise metal injection molding-fabricated hinges probable in a new, thinner MacBook Pro, manufacturers that can generate the parts are greatly exceeding expectations.


Rumor: Apple to adopt USB Type-C in another upcoming MacBook, whether it's Pro or Air

07/27/2016, 11:07 am

A new supply chain rumor suggests that Apple will bring USB Type-C ports from its 12-inch MacBook to another notebook in the lineup. The most likely candidate: the MacBook Pro. Here's why.


Apple pulls legacy non-Retina MacBook Pro from retail store displays

06/20/2016, 12:06 pm

Apple Stores are beginning to remove the 13-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro from their showfloors, in what may be a sign the company is preparing to completely phase out the product with a spinning optical disc drive, AppleInsider discovered on Monday.


MacOS Sierra code hints at MacBook Pro touch bar, Touch ID integration

06/14/2016, 07:06 pm

A number of system control files discovered in Apple's latest macOS Sierra reference options for a potentially customizable LED interface, adding fuel to recent rumors of an OLED touch bar-equipped MacBook Pro.


Apple preparing changes to MacBook lineup this month

06/10/2016, 05:06 pm

Whether it's entirely new hardware, a spec bump, or simply price adjustments, Apple apparently has something different in the works for its MacBook lineup this month, AppleInsider has been led to believe.


MacBook Pro with OLED touchbar visualized in new concept renderings

06/09/2016, 08:06 pm

Building on a foundation of recent rumor and speculation, designer Martin Hajek mocked up computer graphics renders exploring the utility of incorporating an OLED touchbar into Apple's rumored next-generation MacBook Pro, a device anticipated for release later this year.


Rumor: New MacBook Pros will be announced by Apple this month, begin shipping in August

06/08/2016, 10:06 am

Apple is set to revamp its notebook lineup in the coming months, and could pre-announce a drastic change to its MacBook Pro hardware as soon as this month, a new rumor claims.


Rumor: Supplier already shipping hinges for Apple's redesigned 13" MacBook Pro

06/07/2016, 04:06 pm

Though new MacBooks aren't expected to launch until later this year, a new supply chain report claims that one key component supplier is sending parts to Apple as the company gears up for a completely revamped notebook design.


With Touch ID rumored for Apple's new MacBook Pros, PC makers prep trackpad fingerprint readers

06/03/2016, 03:06 pm

Apple is rumored to bring its Touch ID fingerprint sensor to the MacBook Pro later this year, but Windows PC makers could potentially beat it to the punch, thanks to new technology from Synaptics that's nearing release.


Samsung unveils 512GB postage stamp-size NVMe SSD, could see use in MacBook

05/31/2016, 07:05 pm

Samsung on Tuesday announced production has started for its new PM971-NVMe, a solid state drive that crams non-volatile memory express technology, onboard NAND flash memory, DRAM and an SSD controller into a package slightly larger than a postage stamp.


Photos of purported MacBook Pro chassis surface with OLED touch bar slot, four USB ports, no MagSafe

05/31/2016, 05:05 pm

Photos of a supposed next-generation MacBook Pro chassis that surfaced Tuesday appear to support recent predictions that Apple is planning to drastically revamp the laptop's design by adding an OLED touch bar and winnowing down external connections to four USB format ports.


Touch ID, OLED touch bar to highlight thinner MacBook Pro models in Q4

05/23/2016, 10:05 pm

Apple is expected to drastically revamp its flagship laptop line in the second half of 2016, according to one informed insider, with the slimmed down 13- and 15-inch models said to sport Touch ID, an OLED display touch bar, USB-C and Thunderbolt 3, among other improvements.


OWC expands Boot Camp compatibility to all SSDs, eases storage upgrade path for Mac

05/19/2016, 07:05 pm

Mac specialist Other World Computing on Thursday released software drivers that bring Apple Boot Camp support to its entire lineup of aftermarket SSDs, giving users who run Windows a wider selection of storage upgrade options.


New Immersion lawsuit adds Apple's iPhone 6s, MacBook to patent infringement row

05/05/2016, 06:05 pm

Immersion Corporation, a leader in haptic feedback technology, expanded its legal battle against Apple on Thursday with a new patent infringement suit targeting technology built into iPhone 6s and various MacBook models.


Apple to adopt AMD's new Polaris graphics chips in upcoming Macs - report

04/19/2016, 05:04 pm

AMD's latest graphics chips, the Polaris 10 and 11, will make their way into Apple desktops and laptops shipping later this year, a report said on Tuesday.


Rumor: Ultrathin MacBook update coming in second half of 2016, will feature redesigned hinge

04/15/2016, 12:04 pm

Apple is allegedly planning to update its ultraportable MacBook with Retina display in the second half of 2016, featuring a new screen hing design made from metal injection molding, according to a new supply chain report.