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Suppliers expect widespread adoption of USB Type-C in laptops, smartphones thanks to Apple

07/30/2015, 10:07 am

Taiwan-based integrated circuit manufacturers are said to be betting big on the new reversible USB Type-C connector, thanks in part to Apple's early embrace of the port in its forward thinking 12-inch MacBook with Retina display.

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AppleCare for Mac now covers batteries retaining less than 80% charge

06/29/2015, 10:06 pm

In a minor change to its AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac policy on Monday, Apple is now replacing non-removable MacBook batteries that retain less than 80 percent of their original charge.

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Thunderbolt 3 spec announced with support for USB-C connector, transfer speeds of up to 40Gbps

06/02/2015, 08:06 am

The next generation of the high-speed Thunderbolt specification was announced on Tuesday, ditching the legacy Mini DisplayPort connector for the new smaller, reversible USB-C standard, and offering transfer speeds of up to 40Gbps with high-end cables.

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Patriot unveils USB-C flash drive for Apple's MacBook

04/28/2015, 01:04 pm

New MacBook owners who need removable storage but don't want to carry around a USB adapter now have a new native USB-C option in California-based Patriot Memory's just-announced convertible flash drive.

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Apple Watch preorders cause spike in Apple phone, chat support wait times

04/27/2015, 08:04 pm

As can be expected from a major product launch, Apple Watch preorders and first weekend sales caused a spike in wait times for customers trying to reach Apple's service centers.

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Embracing a wireless future: What it's like to use Apple's 12" MacBook as your main computer

04/26/2015, 12:04 pm

In writing our review for Apple's impressive new 12-inch MacBook, the reality of using the ultraportable notebook didn't fully set in until I realized I couldn't actually finish the publication of said review without turning to my MacBook Pro.

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04/22/2015, 12:04 pm

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Apple details fix for 12" MacBook Setup Assistant issues

04/21/2015, 09:04 pm

Apple on Tuesday published a support document to its website detailing workarounds for apparent system stalls some new 12-inch MacBook owners are experiencing during the setup process.

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Apple retail chief Ahrendts addresses Apple Watch, 12" MacBook availability issues in internal video

04/21/2015, 05:04 pm

In an internal video sent out to Apple Store employees on Tuesday, Apple SVP of Retail Angela Ahrendts clarifies the situation with Apple Watch and 12-inch MacBook availability, reiterating the need to push customers toward online sales as supply catches up to demand.

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Review: Apple's all-new 12" MacBook with Retina display

04/21/2015, 08:04 am

With the launch of its new ultra-portable 12-inch MacBook, Apple has signaled that the future of notebooks is here. The future does indeed look bright, though the initial cost and compromises made in building the new MacBook should keep most people from buying in -- for the first generation, at least.

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Apple's Retina MacBook bears first fruits of Anobit acquisition with new in-house SSD controller

04/17/2015, 09:04 am

Already a showpiece of technical innovation, Apple's 12-inch Retina MacBook appears to have one more trick up it sleeve in the form of a new, in-house SSD controller likely born of the company's 2011 acquisition of Israeli firm Anobit.

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Teardown of 12" MacBook with Retina display reveals tiny logic board, massive battery [u]

04/15/2015, 12:04 am

After it debuted last week to mixed reviews, Apple's all new 12-inch MacBook was dissected by a Chinese owner on Tuesday, who subsequently posted images of the teardown online.

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Review roundup: Apple's 12" MacBook ahead of its time, but hurt by weak processor, too few ports

04/09/2015, 12:04 pm

Apple lifted its review embargo on the new 12-inch MacBook on Thursday, and the first early-access reviews began to emerge, praising some of the notebook's futuristic design traits while typically criticizing issues like weak performance and a lack of present-day compatibility.

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Apple's new 12" MacBook shown off, compared to 11" MacBook Air in 15-minute video

04/06/2015, 05:04 pm

Ahead of the 12-inch MacBook's expected release later this month, a Ukrainian electronics reseller got its hands on the device to produce a fairly detailed video looking at hardware, performance and design.

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Apple's ultra-thin 12-inch MacBook benchmarks on par with 2011 MacBook Air

04/01/2015, 07:04 pm

Fresh benchmark statistics posted to the Web on Wednesday suggest Apple's upcoming 12-inch MacBook laptop will perform at levels commensurate of older MacBook Air models from 2011.

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Apple's new 12" MacBook unboxed in Vietnam ahead of official release

04/01/2015, 12:04 pm

Consumers looking for an early glimpse at the shipping version of Apple's all-new 12-inch MacBook need wait no longer, as the Force Touch-packing ultraportable has found itself the subject of a pre-release unboxing video in Vietnam.

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Inside Force Touch: Apple's new 'force click' action opens up new possibilities for the Mac

04/01/2015, 11:04 am

The new Force Touch trackpad found on the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro and upcoming 12-inch MacBook features an entirely new method of input, activated by applying additional pressure to the trackpad. AppleInsider offers a closer look at how force click works, and what new possibilities it opens up for OS X.

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How Apple's new MacBook gets nearly as much battery life as the MacBook Pro with a battery half the size

03/29/2015, 03:03 pm

Apple has packed its all-new MacBook with some impressive technology, but its outstanding battery life -- nine hours from a single charge -- may be the most staggering. AppleInsider took a look under the hood to see how they could have done it.

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Apple's new MacBook employs unorthodox keyboard design to achieve maximum thinness

03/28/2015, 04:03 am

To pursue its continuing obsession with thinness, Apple has gone to extraordinary lengths with the keyboard on the new 12-inch MacBook, redesigning it in a way that is thoroughly distinct from its Macbook Air and MacBook Pro stablemates.

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Why Apple is banking on USB-C for its all-new 12-inch MacBook and beyond

03/25/2015, 12:03 pm

Apple recently made a splash by announcing a new 12-inch MacBook that features a single port for both power and data transfers: USB-C, a new connector spec that may sweep away not just USB 2.0, but also Thunderbolt -- and possibly even Apple's Lightning.

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