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Topic: MacBook Air

Buyers' guide: Choosing the perfect MacBook model from Apple's numerous new offerings

11/22/2016, 08:11 am

Apple has three distinct lines of laptop computers -- MacBook Air, MacBook, and MacBook Pro -- but the lines between them can be pretty hazy. If you're in the market for yourself, or somebody you know, AppleInsider can help if you know the answers to a few, basic questions.

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Watch: Apple's 2016 13" MacBook Pro without Touch Bar vs. 2015 13" MacBook Air

11/12/2016, 12:11 am

With the launch of its new 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar, and subsequent 11-inch MacBook Air discontinuation, Apple appears to be drawing down the thin-and-light series in favor of more affordable pro laptops. To see how this plays out in real life, AppleInsider pit the new entry-level MacBook Pro against last year's 13-inch MacBook Air.

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Best Buy 2016 Black Friday deals include $50 off Apple Watch, $200 off 5K iMac, more

11/10/2016, 02:11 pm

Electronics retailer Best Buy has also made public its 2016 "Black Friday" deal assortment, with the vendor offering lower prices on the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, a MacBook Air, and two models of iMac including one 5K configuration.

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Apple cuts 512GB, 1TB SSD upgrade prices by up to $200 on older Mac models

11/01/2016, 08:11 pm

It appears Apple's push toward an all-flash storage Mac lineup is driving an amortization of SSD costs for the tech giant, as the company recently cut upgrade pricing for 512GB and 1TB modules on older Mac models.

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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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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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AppleInsider is live at Apple's 'Hello Again' MacBook Pro event -- tap here for instant analysis

10/27/2016, 12:10 pm

Apple will close out its 2016 product launches with one last event from its campus at 1 Infinite Loop, where it is expected to introduce a newly redesigned MacBook Pro with a thinner chassis, OLED "Magic Touchbar," and USB-C ports. AppleInsider is there live with full coverage and instant analysis.

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Apple's online store becomes unavailable ahead of 'Hello Again' Mac event

10/27/2016, 10:10 am

As is par for the course, Apple's online store is unavailable in the hours leading up to a media presentation, with today's keynote expected to be headlined by a new, thinner MacBook Pro with OLED "Magic Toolbar" and USB-C ports.

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New Apple event invite recalls original Macintosh, iMac introductions

10/20/2016, 09:10 am

The color-splashed invite sent out to the press on Wednesday for the forthcoming Oct. 27 Apple release event uses language that Apple has used before in two other groundbreaking product debuts.

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'Hello again:' Apple sends invitations for event on Oct. 27, new MacBook Pros expected

10/19/2016, 04:10 pm

Apple on Wednesday issued invitations to members of the press for an event at its Cupertino, Calif., headquarters on Oct. 27, where it is expected to unveil a thinner MacBook Pro with OLED touch bar and reversible USB-C ports.

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Apple to debut new Macs at Oct. 27 event, report says

10/18/2016, 05:10 pm

A report on Tuesday puts a date to rumors regarding an impending Mac hardware refresh, saying Apple will announce all new computer models at an Oct. 27 media event.

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Supply chain reaffirms only three new Apple notebooks this fall, likely no 11" MacBook Air

10/18/2016, 09:10 am

Apple is expected to release just three new MacBook models this fall, according to a research report released on Tuesday, possibly reaffirming claims that the company is planning to drop the 11-inch model of the MacBook Air.

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More reports circulate suggesting a late-October MacBook Pro, MacBook Air refresh

10/17/2016, 09:10 pm

According to "reliable sources," Apple will announce the MacBook Pro (Late 2016) model in the next few days, shipping it and a new MacBook Air before the end of October.

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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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Customer rampages through French Apple Store, smashes iPhones, iMacs, MacBook Air

09/30/2016, 08:09 am

A disgruntled customer, upset at perceived slights by Apple support, has used a steel ball to smash assorted products inside the Dijon, France Apple retail store.

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Lowest Price Ever: Apple's 13" MacBook Air with free AppleCare for $749 (and no tax outside NY)

09/21/2016, 04:09 pm

Extremely Limited: While supplies last, grab Apple's 13" MacBook Air (Early 2015) with 128GB of storage and 3 full years of AppleCare extended warranty protection (a $250 value) for the unbelievably low price of $749 with no sales tax if you live outside NY. Or step up to a model with 256GB of storage for just $80 more.

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Low-end Intel Kaby Lake processors detailed, MacBook Pro version absent

08/30/2016, 12:08 pm

Intel has shed some specific details for the first time about the new seventh generation Kaby Lake processors suitable for the MacBook and MacBook Air, but as expected, processors suitable for the MacBook Pro have yet to materialize.

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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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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.

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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.

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