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Topic: Current Hardware

Examined: Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.1 gen 2 on the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

10/28/2016, 11:10 am

While everybody expected USB-C connectors on the new MacBook Pro, all four ports being Thunderbolt 3 wasn't. AppleInsider explains the differences between USB-C, USB 3.1 gen 2, and Thunderbolt 3, and examines Apple's latest implementation of the technologies.

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Apple's Touch Bar guidelines steer devs away from non-interactive content, towards backwards compatibility

10/28/2016, 10:10 am

In its design guidelines for the Touch Bar on new MacBook Pro models, Apple is urging developers to skip any non-interactive content, as well as avoid cutting off owners of other Macs.

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Apple hikes UK prices on some older Mac models by 20% in response to declining British pound

10/28/2016, 09:10 am

Apple raised the U.K. prices of some older Mac models overnight on Thursday, compensating for the slide in the pound's value since June's "Brexit" vote.

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Ship times for new MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar fall to 4-5 weeks

10/28/2016, 12:10 am

Demand for Apple's new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is outstripping supply after less than 12 hours of availability, with all 13-inch models now showing expected ship times of four to five weeks.

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Watch: A closer look at Apple's late-2016 MacBook Pro lineup

10/27/2016, 11:10 pm

Apple on Thursday unveiled a trio of MacBook Pro models, each featuring a thin-and-light design and powerful technology the company hopes will spark the interest of everyone from road warriors to professionals. From the Touch Bar to Touch ID to the gigantic Force Touch trackpad, AppleInsider presents a rundown of the line's best features.

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New 13" MacBook Pro w/o Touch Bar keeps pace with higher clocked 2015 Retina model

10/27/2016, 10:10 pm

Benchmarks of Apple's new MacBook Pro lineup are making their way online just hours after Thursday's unveiling, with initial tests putting the entry-level 13-inch model without Touch Bar at performance levels equivalent to last year's 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display.

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AMD Radeon Pro 450, 455, 460 chipsets debuting in the MacBook Pro detailed, benchmarked

10/27/2016, 08:10 pm

AMD has offered up some technical information on the three discrete chipsets debuting in the new MacBook Pro line, showing nearly double the performance on the Radeon Pro 460 over the Radeon Pro 450.

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Apple updates Xcode, iMovie, Pages, GarageBand, Keynote, Numbers with Touch Bar compatibility

10/27/2016, 07:10 pm

As expected, Apple has updated its entire array of first-party apps including Xcode, iMovie, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, to support the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro line, alongside some normal "stability and performance improvements" that come with nearly every update.

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Key Apple execs Ive, Federighi, Schiller talk future of Apple, new MacBook Pro

10/27/2016, 06:10 pm

In an interview, Chief Design Officer Jony Ive, Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi, and Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller dole out the details on decisions made during the new MacBook Pro development process, convergence of iOS and macOS, and more.

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Apple's Thunderbolt 2 to Thunderbolt 3 adapter connects legacy accessories to new MacBook Pro USB-C

10/27/2016, 04:10 pm

Supplementing connectivity of older devices to Apple's new MacBook Pro family, the company has also released a Thunderbolt 2 to Thunderbolt 3 adapter, allowing users with older Thunderbolt peripherals to connect them to the newer connection standard.

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First look: Apple's new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

10/27/2016, 04:10 pm

As expected, Apple refreshed its MacBook Pro lineup on Thursday with thinner designs, beefier components and the hotly anticipated multitouch Touch Bar. AppleInsider covered the event live and was able to go hands-on with Apple's latest hardware after the keynote.

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See which 3rd-party apps will support Apple's new MacBook Pro Touch Bar

10/27/2016, 03:10 pm

Some developers have been treated to a sneak-peek at the MacBook Pro Touch Bar already, with Pixelmator Labs, Serif, Blackmagic Design, and others promising updates before the end of the year for their products.

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Apple debuts affordable 13" MacBook Pro model, axes 11" MacBook Air

10/27/2016, 02:10 pm

Though Apple's two new flagship MacBook Pro models with multitouch Touch Bar stole the show on Thursday, the company also launched a third, more affordable 13-inch model aimed at the MacBook Air faithful.

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Apple brings about the end of the physical Function key with MacBook Pro Touch Bar

10/27/2016, 02:10 pm

In Apple's latest round of removal of traditional features on computers, the company has eradicated conventional Function keys, and has replaced them with a Retina, multi-touch Touch Bar.

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Apple announces thinner MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Touch ID, USB-C ports starting at $1799

10/27/2016, 01:10 pm

Thinner and lighter with a new trackpad, keyboard, Touch Bar, Touch ID, and four Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports, the 2016 MacBook Pro is a major redesign to Apple's flagship notebook. It comes in screen sizes of 13 and 15 inches, with core models starting at $1,799 and shipping in two to three weeks.

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Owners of Apple's 2016 12-inch MacBook report USB-C to HDMI adapter flickering

10/20/2016, 03:10 pm

The 2016 edition of the 12-inch MacBook with Retina display has an apparent screen flickering issue when used with Apple's official USB-C to HDMI adapter, numerous users have reported.

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Apple adds iPhone 4, 2010 13" MacBook Air to vintage and obsolete list

10/14/2016, 02:10 pm

All iPhone 4 models, the 2010 13-inch MacBook Air, third-generation AirPort Extreme, and mid-2009 AirPort Time Capsule will be added to Apple's vintage and discontinued list, as of Oct. 31.

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Apple Mac shipments slide 13% in Q3 amid PC market slowdown

10/11/2016, 05:10 pm

Apple's share of the worldwide PC market continued a steady decline in the third calendar quarter of 2016, with estimates from market research firms IDC and Gartner both seeing shipments down least 13 percent from last year.

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New USB-C-to-HDMI spec will enable adapter-free display hookups for MacBooks

09/01/2016, 11:09 am

The company responsible for licensing the HDMI specification on Thursday introduced the "HDMI Alternate Mode" for USB-C, which should allow devices like Apple's 12-inch MacBook to connect displays without the help of an adapter.

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Microsoft's new Surface Pro 4 ad targets feature gaps in Apple's MacBook Air

08/29/2016, 09:08 am

Microsoft on Monday released a new ad for the Surface Pro 4, directly comparing the tablet against the MacBook Air, and painting it as more feature-complete than Apple's similarly-priced product.

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