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Apple's 2010 15- & 17-inch MacBook Pros, 2009 Xserve become 'vintage'

03/09/2016, 11:03 am

Apple this week declared a trio of older products vintage and obsolete, adding a pair of 2010 MacBook Pros and the 2009 Xserve to a list of discontinued hardware service.

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Thunderbolt Display shipping delay in Europe sparks hopes of Apple refresh once again

03/07/2016, 10:03 am

Shipping times for Apple's Thunderbolt Display have slipped across Europe, once again conjuring up hopes that a new model with 5K Retina display could be in the works.

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Oculus founder says no Mac support coming until Apple builds 'good' system with better graphics

03/03/2016, 05:03 pm

Oculus is waiting on Apple to release a "good" Mac with a faster video card before it considers supporting the Rift VR headset on OS X, according to Oculus founder Palmer Luckey.

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Apple ships out first USB-C replacement cables to affected MacBook owners

02/16/2016, 08:02 pm

Less than a week after Apple activated a quality program to replace defective USB-C charging cables, owners of potentially affected units on Tuesday are taking receipt of redesigned model.

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Apple initiates replacement program for MacBook USB-C charging cables

02/12/2016, 06:02 pm

Apple on Friday activated a quality program for USB-C charging cables included with 12-inch MacBook with Retina display models, as well as those sold as standalone accessories, saying a design issue with affected units could cause them to fail.

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Apple offers free repairs for 2013 Mac Pros with defective video cards

02/06/2016, 07:02 pm

Apple has launched a free repair program for 2013 Mac Pros dealing with faulty video cards, in some cases believed to be responsible for problems like distorted or non-existent graphics, as well as freezing, reboots, sudden shutdowns, or even a system failing to start.

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Apple Back to School promo returns to Australia & New Zealand, offers Beats or iPad discounts

02/03/2016, 12:02 pm

Apple on Wednesday launched the Australian and New Zealand editions of its annual Back to School sale, offering either Beats headphones or iPad discounts to qualifying shoppers buying a new Mac.

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PSA: If you don't want to fry your new MacBook, pay attention to the quality of your USB cables

02/03/2016, 11:02 am

Apple's decision to include a single, all-new USB-C port on the reinvented MacBook has sent buyers of the ultraportable scrambling for adapters and conversion cables to connect legacy devices -- but be mindful of what you plug in.

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Intel details new Skylake chips hinting at Apple's future 15" MacBook Pro specs

01/27/2016, 02:01 pm

Intel has posted a new processor price list, including some Skylake-based units that could potentially make their way into a revamped 15-inch MacBook Pro from Apple.

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Apple bucks downward PC market spiral, was lone manufacturer to see growth in 2015

01/12/2016, 04:01 pm

The latest statistics from market research firm Gartner show Apple as the lone top-five PC vendor that grew worldwide shipments from 2014, bucking an negative market trend that saw shipments decline for the fourth consecutive year.

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As gamers await Oculus Rift's March launch, Mac users shouldn't hold their breath for support

01/07/2016, 12:01 pm

Last year, Oculus suspended Mac development for its Rift virtual reality headset. Comments from the Oculus CEO suggest work on Mac support is unlikely to resume anytime soon, leaving the device's forthcoming launch a Windows-only affair for the foreseeable future.

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Griffin preps MagSafe-like USB-C power adapter, Acer & Lenovo unveil USB-C monitors

01/04/2016, 01:01 pm

On Monday, a trio of companies announced new gear suited to the USB-C port on the 12-inch Retina MacBook. Griffin revealed a MagSafe-like power adapter, while Acer and Lenovo teased compatible monitors.

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Consumer Reports survey finds Apple most reliable laptop brand

12/02/2015, 07:12 pm

Results of a Consumer Reports survey released on Wednesday show Apple's MacBook Air and MacBook Pro to be the most reliable laptops on the market, with average failure rates markedly outperforming comparable Windows machines.

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Apple's iPad Pro vs. 12-inch MacBook with Retina display: which is best for you?

11/28/2015, 06:11 pm

Since the announcement of the iPad Pro, there's been a great deal of debate about whether a jumbo-sized tablet running iOS can truly replace your laptop. If you're thinking about your next technology purchase and are on the fence between an iPad Pro and a MacBook, AppleInsider is here to help you break down the decision.

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Review: Apple's 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display still best all-in-one around

11/09/2015, 08:11 pm

A 27-inch 5K iMac is no longer a novelty, but 2015's model is an upgrade bound to satisfy most Mac users -- though Apple did, strangely, decide to hold back on certain key advancements.

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Review: Apple's 21.5-inch iMac with 4K Retina display is great, but skip the slow HDD model

11/03/2015, 10:11 am

Apple's marketing team didn't need to dig deep to dream up a campaign for the new 21.5‑inch iMac with Retina 4K display -- its best feature is in the name. The stellar ultra high-resolution screen mates well with Apple's chosen internals, but it would have been best if the company didn't cheap out with the slow base HDD model.

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New 4K & 5K iMacs support 10-bit screen color for improved image accuracy

10/30/2015, 12:10 pm

Apple's latest Retina iMacs support 10-bit screen color, something that may be especially useful for professional photo and video editors in the future, reports said on Friday.

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IBM saving $270 per Mac in support costs, says Apple's Tim Cook

10/27/2015, 06:10 pm

IBM is benefiting hugely from its internal Mac adoption program, saving about $270 per Mac versus Windows PCs, Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a Tuesday fiscal results call.

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Review: Apple's Magic Keyboard was made to hit the road

10/26/2015, 08:10 pm

With a compact, sleek design and Lightning-rechargeable internal battery, Apple's Magic Keyboard is a prime candidate to replace your current portable keyboard, though its utility for Mac owners is less clear.

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Review: Apple's Magic Trackpad 2 and Magic Mouse 2 open new doors for Mac

10/24/2015, 10:10 pm

With the introduction of Magic Trackpad 2 and Magic Mouse 2, Apple offers two solid upgrades to its peripheral accessory lineup, but in our estimation only one is worthy of the "magic" moniker.

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