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Topic: MacBook

MacBook firmware updates address inadvertent battery shutdown issue

01/30/2013, 04:01 pm

Apple on Wednesday rolled out updates across its entire MacBook lineup to fix a problem that would cause the laptops' batteries to fail after a certain number of charge cycles.


Apple resellers instate broad price cuts on MacBooks amid concerns of slowing growth

01/23/2013, 01:01 pm

With whispers of slowing growth in Apple's Mac business gaining traction and overall sentiment surrounding the company at its lowest levels in roughly a decade, several of its largest resellers this week instated unusually steep price cuts on almost all sub-$2000 MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs.


Deals: MacMall 3% coupons expire at midnight; Amazon slashes 15" MacBook Pro Retina by $389

11/18/2012, 11:11 am

With just days to go before the start of the official holiday shopping season, we're seeing some Apple authorized resellers jump the gun with early deals. Meanwhile, today marks the last chance to take advantage of AppleInsider's 3% Mac discount codes during the 2012 calendar year.


Apple rolls out bevy of legacy OS X, firmware updates

09/19/2012, 07:09 pm

While the release of Apple's OS X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion and iOS 6 have taken most of the spotlight on Wednesday, the company released a plethora of updates for OS X Snow Leopard and Lion as well as new firmware and software versions for select products.


NASA's control room flooded with Macs during Mars Curiosity landing

08/06/2012, 11:08 am

Sometimes pictures are worth a thousand words, like those that appeared over NASA's live feed showing a control room riddled with Macs and other Apple products during the historical landing of the Curiosity rover on planet Mars last night.


Inside Apple's rumored 'new MacBook' vs. updated MacBook Pro

06/08/2012, 11:06 am

The rumored introduction of a "new MacBook" series alongside refreshed MacBook Pro and MacBook Air lineups next week presents some interesting possibilities for the future of the Mac. AppleInsider takes a closer look at where Apple could be headed next.


Apple still expected to retire 17-inch MacBook Pro in 2012

06/08/2012, 09:06 am

With a new MacBook lineup said to be on the way, Apple is expected to discontinue its 17-inch MacBook Pro this year, and might even ax the Pro lineup entirely in favor of the "new MacBook" in 2013.


Apple to unveil entirely new MacBook series at WWDC, insiders say

06/08/2012, 09:06 am

Apple next week is expected to unveil an entirely new MacBook model positioned between the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, available in sizes of 13 and 15 inches with no disc drive.


GameStop may start selling used Apple MacBooks

05/11/2012, 04:05 pm

U.S. gaming retailer GameStop, which already buys and resells iPhones, iPads and iPods, may soon begin buying and selling Apple's MacBooks, new details suggest.


Apple now offers basic 13-in. $999 MacBook Air to education buyers

02/10/2012, 03:02 pm

Apple has begun selling a less powerful version of its 13.3-inch MacBook Air to educational institutions buying in bulk for $999, filling the void left by the recently discontinued white MacBook.


White MacBook sales come to close as Apple ceases sales to education institutions

02/08/2012, 10:02 pm

Apple has reportedly notified resellers that the white polycarbonate MacBook is now officially classified as "End of Life" and has been discontinued.


Apple notifies faulty MagSafe owners of class-action settlement

11/08/2011, 02:11 pm

Apple has reached a settlement on a class-action lawsuit over T-shaped MagSafe connectors for MacBook and MacBook Pro models that can fray and come apart.


Back-to-school Mac sales outpace PCs even without white MacBook, free iPod touch

09/15/2011, 12:09 pm

Back-to-school Mac sales once again easily outgrew Windows PCs this year, even though Apple did not offer a free iPod touch and discontinued its education-focused white MacBook this summer.


Vulnerability exposes Apple MacBook batteries to 'bricking,' malware

07/23/2011, 01:07 am

One prominent security researcher has discovered a vulnerability in the batteries of Apple's MacBook line of portable computers that could allow hackers to ruin the batteries or install malware on them that could corrupt a Mac.


Apple's white legacy MacBook pulled, only available for education buyers [u]

07/20/2011, 09:07 am

Apple on Wednesday suddenly removed its white entry-level MacBook from its website and online store, signaling that the five-year-old notebook has been officially replaced by the $999 MacBook Air [update: still available for eduction institutions only].


Apple may begin to phase out legacy 13-inch white MacBook

07/19/2011, 02:07 pm

Apple's white polycarbonate MacBook, which has long served as the company's entry-level notebook, may be slowly phased out this year, according to one insider.


HP exec: TouchPad not aimed at dethroning Apple's iPad

06/30/2011, 11:06 pm

An HP executive said Thursday that the TouchPad tablet is not meant to take the market away from the iPad and is instead aimed at the enterprise, while a new report claims Apple is set to overtake HP next year as the world's leading portable PC vendor, if iPads are taken into account.


Supply of Apple's white MacBook severely constrained ahead of Lion debut

06/29/2011, 10:06 am

Availability of Apple's current $999 white MacBook, built with hardware that is now getting long in the tooth, has become constrained, potentially signaling a forthcoming update to the entry-level notebook.


Intel lists new Sandy Bridge CPUs aimed at MacBook Air

06/20/2011, 03:06 pm

Intel has added three new high efficiency Sandy Bridge CPUs to its product catalog, likely representing the chips Apple will use in its next refresh of the light and thin MacBook Air.


Apple initiates MacBook bottom case replacement program

05/30/2011, 11:05 pm

Apple has initiated a case replacement program for MacBooks shipped between October 2009 and April 2011 to resolve an issue where the rubber separates from the bottom of the case.