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Topic: Current Hardware

2017 21.5-inch 4K iMac memory upgrade kit includes 32GB of RAM, tools to take it apart

06/09/2017, 10:06 am

Repair advice and spare parts supplier iFixit is capitalizing on the discovery that the memory and processor inside the new 21.5-inch 4K iMac can be removed and replaced, by creating a RAM upgrade kit that can allow users to open up their iMac and boost the memory up to the maximum capacity.

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Teardowns find Apple's 2017 MacBook & MacBook Pro models virtually unchanged in design

06/08/2017, 09:06 pm

Apple's new 12-inch MacBook and 13-inch Touch Bar MacBook Pro models are essentially unchanged from their predecessors apart from performance boosts, according to teardowns published on Thursday.

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Teardown, testing discover Apple made 2017 iMacs easier for users to upgrade

06/08/2017, 09:06 am

Apple is making its recently-released iMacs more easily upgradeable, with retailer OWC confirming the base specification 27-inch 5K iMac can be fitted with up to 64GB of RAM, while an iFixit teardown reveals both the memory and the processor used in the 21.5-inch 4K iMac can be removed and replaced.

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New 5K iMac GPU configurations at least double best performance of MacBook Pro

06/06/2017, 12:06 pm

As with the initial Radeon Pro release with the 2016 MacBook Pro, Apple hasn't provided that much detail on the same family of GPUs used in the new iMacs -- but AMD has shed some light on the new processors, showing a radical improvement over the predecessors.

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Apple's MacBook refresh buys time for bigger changes

06/05/2017, 11:06 pm

Overshadowed by new hardware "sneak peeks" and software news, Apple on Monday updated its MacBook and MacBook Pro lineups with Intel Kaby Lake processors, while giving the MacBook Air a minor speed boost.

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With eGPU and virtual reality support in High Sierra, Valve launches SteamVR for macOS

06/05/2017, 11:06 pm

Alongside the debut of the first macOS High Sierra beta on Monday, Valve launched its own first beta of SteamVR for the Mac, giving early testers the ability to sample virtual reality experiences on compatible Macs.

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Apple slips wireless Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad onto online store [u]

06/05/2017, 06:06 pm

Amid new Macs and iPads shown off at WWDC 2017, Apple on Monday also quietly released the wireless Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad, available for $129.

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First look: Apple's powerful iMac Pro

06/05/2017, 05:06 pm

Apple at WWDC 2017 offered a sneak peek of its upcoming iMac Pro, an all-in-one desktop packed with cutting edge components -- and a sexy Space Gray finish -- worthy of imaging professionals.

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Apple launches speedy new iMacs capable of VR content creation with USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports

06/05/2017, 01:06 pm

Focused on professional users, Apple on Monday unveiled a revamped iMac lineup with faster and more capable hardware, which will allow for the creation of graphics-intensive virtual reality content with macOS High Sierra.

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Availability of 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar slips ahead of rumored refresh

05/30/2017, 01:05 am

Amid rumors of an incoming hardware refresh supposedly set to debut at next week's Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple on Monday updated online availability of its 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models to push back estimated delivery dates to June 5.

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Apple nixes video glitch repair program for 2011 MacBook Pros

05/21/2017, 12:05 pm

Apple is no longer supporting 2011 MacBook Pros as a part of its Repair Extension Program for Video Issues, according to updated support documents.

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Apple to update MacBooks at WWDC 2017, including possible Air, Pro refreshes

05/16/2017, 02:05 pm

Apple is reportedly planning to announce MacBook updates at its Worldwide Developers Conference on June 5 -- possibly including a Kaby Lake processor upgrade for the MacBook Pro, and a similar refresh for the neglected MacBook Air.

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Apple declares last polycarbonate MacBook model obsolete

05/01/2017, 10:05 pm

Apple on Monday added a handful of MacBook models to a running list of "obsolete" and "vintage" hardware, including 2010's 13-inch MacBook, the last of the company's laptops to feature a polycarbonate outer shell.

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LaCie announces 2big Thunderbolt 3 RAID dock, compatible with Apple's MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

04/19/2017, 10:04 am

Available this summer in capacities of 12, 16 or 20 terabytes, LaCie's forthcoming 2big professional 2-bay RAID storage solution features high-speed Thunderbolt 3 connectivity set to take advantage of Apple's latest MacBook Pros.

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Apple's Mac continues to buck worldwide PC shipment decline in Q1

04/11/2017, 07:04 pm

Riding a resurgence in Mac sales that kicked off in the fourth quarter of 2016, Apple saw a 4.5 percent increase in shipments over the three-month period ending in March as the wider PC market fell further into the red.

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Apple drops to 5th place in LaptopMag's brand rankings after leading for multiple years

04/10/2017, 01:04 pm

Apple has lost its place at the top of Laptop Mag's annual ranking of the best notebook brands after six years, with the MacBook producer dropping down to joint-fifth place, after being penalized over the high cost of its products and the apparent need to acquire dongles to expand its connectivity.

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Western Digital debuts first SSD-based My Passport drive with USB-C for Macs

04/06/2017, 12:04 pm

Western Digital on Thursday announced the My Passport SSD, not only its first portable SSD but a unit designed with Apple's latest MacBooks in mind, thanks to a built-in USB-C port.

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Apple's Mac mini an 'important product,' staying in lineup

04/04/2017, 11:04 am

Despite being one of Apple's most neglected lines, the Mac mini is an "important" product and won't be cancelled anytime soon, according to Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller.

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No touchscreens coming to pro Macs, says Apple's Phil Schiller

04/04/2017, 10:04 am

Apple isn't planning to offer touchscreens on any of its upcoming professional-level Macs, the company's worldwide marketing head said in revealing upcoming new Mac Pros and iMacs on Tuesday.

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Apple upgrades 2013 Mac Pros with more cores & faster GPUs

04/04/2017, 08:04 am

Simultaneous with teasing redesigned Mac Pros due next year, Apple on Tuesday announced modest upgrades to existing 2013 models, increasing the performance of stock configurations.

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