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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.


Ten One Design's Inklet is first 3rd-party app to support Apple's Force Touch trackpad

03/24/2015, 09:03 am

Pressure-sensitive drawing is now capable with any stylus or just a finger on the new MacBook Pro with Force Touch trackpad, thanks to an update to the Inklet OS X app from Ten One Design.


Intel Core M lets new MacBook go light and fanless, but with sacrifices

03/22/2015, 02:03 am

At the heart of Apple's upcoming 12-inch MacBook is the Intel Core M, a processor series launched late last year and meant to power extremely light notebooks and tablets. But the new chips come with their own set of benefits and sacrifices, particularly for people considering other MacBook models.


Apple's all-new MacBook draws taunts from Asus, Dell, Lenovo

03/12/2015, 12:03 pm

While many in the media are enamored with Apple's latest thin-and-light notebook, competing PC makers haven't been so kind, taking to Twitter to ridicule Apple's offering for not being the slimmest, cheapest, or highest-resolution on the market.


Apple seen shipping just 450K 12" MacBooks in 1H of 2015, as radical design may temper demand

03/11/2015, 11:03 am

Apple's latest notebook may need some time to meet the lofty sales bar set by its siblings, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, as the relatively high price and unconventional port arrangement could temper demand at the outset.


Griffin introduces WatchStand for Apple Watch, LaCie debuts USB-C hard drive for MacBook

03/10/2015, 04:03 pm

Two companies major accessory makers have capitalized on Apple's latest hardware announcements to introduce new products: Griffin has revealed the WatchStand for the Apple Watch, while LaCie has premiered a USB-C version of the Porsche Design Mobile Drive, aimed at Apple's 12-inch MacBook.


AppleInsider podcast goes deep inside Apple's 'Spring Forward' event

03/09/2015, 08:03 pm

In a special AppleInsider podcast episode, we get reactions from Daniel Eran Dilger, who was at Monday's event that ushered in a brand new 12-inch MacBook with Retina display, refreshed MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models, and extensive details regarding Apple Watch specs and pricing.


Video: Apple's 'Spring Forward' event summarized in 2 minutes

03/09/2015, 06:03 pm

Apple's "Spring Forward" event on Monday was jam-packed full of information about upcoming products, including the Apple Watch and the all-new MacBook with Retina display. AppleInsider offers a quick video summary of all the news.


Apple's new 12" MacBook uses iPad-style power brick, brings new USB-C breakout accessories

03/09/2015, 04:03 pm

Alongside its all-new, ultra-slim MacBook, Apple on Monday also revealed some additional accessories including a redesigned power adapter that takes its cue from the iPad and a set of breakout adapters for the device's lone USB-C port.


First look: Hands-on with Apple's all new 12" MacBook with Retina display

03/09/2015, 04:03 pm

Following the redesigned 12-inch MacBook's unveiling on Monday, AppleInsider was on hand to take a first look at Apple's latest thin-and-light, which comes in three colors including gold.


Apple looks to 'reinvent the notebook' with all-new 12" MacBook with Retina display

03/09/2015, 01:03 pm

In a surprise announcement, Apple on Monday revealed an all-new MacBook, featuring an ultrathin design that makes it the thinnest and lightest notebook the company has ever made, with an all-new keyboard, a Force Touch trackpad, and just one port for both power and accessories.


MacBook Air refresh delivers most affordable mass-market notebooks in Apple history

04/29/2014, 08:04 am

While Apple's MacBook Air update was issued on Tuesday with little fanfare, the refreshed machines represent something of a milestone for the company, which is now offering a mass-market $899 notebook for the first time ever. AppleInsider offers a brief history of Mac notebook pricing, from the very first Macintosh Portable until today.


Apple planning to launch all-new 12" MacBook, higher-res sixth-gen iPad in 2014

10/12/2013, 07:10 pm

Apple has an all-new-design 12-inch MacBook with a high-resolution display, and a new 9.7-inch sixth-generation iPad with an even higher pixel count than the current Retina display, both in the works for next year, according to well-connected insider Ming-Chi Kuo.


What's left for the Macintosh in a Post-PC iOS World?

09/28/2013, 05:09 pm

Apple has sold Macintosh computers for just short of 30 years. Over just the last six, its personal computer business has been vastly overshadowed by its sales of Post-PC mobile devices. What future is left for the Mac?


Best Buy recalls 5,100 third-party MacBook batteries for fire risk

06/19/2013, 08:06 pm

Best Buy announced on Wednesday that it is recalling 5,100 MacBook Pro batteries built by third-party manufacturer ATG after a number of users reported their units caught fire.


Gazelle sees 171% spike in MacBook trade-ins ahead of WWDC

06/06/2013, 05:06 pm

With Apple rumored to announce a refreshed MacBook lineup at its Worldwide Developers Conference next week, Gazelle on Thursday said its website has seen a substantial increase in traffic, with MacBook trade-ins jumping 171 percent compared to the period leading up to WWDC 2012.


Upgraded MacBook models expected to highlight WWDC 2013

04/28/2013, 06:04 am

Noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities believes Apple will showcase updated MacBook Pro models at its upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference in June, with the most notable upgrade being the move to Intel's next-generation Haswell family of processors.


AI readers now get lowest prices on Apple's iMacs & MacBooks with new coupons

04/26/2013, 11:04 pm

AppleInsider, which has long teamed with Apple Authorized Reseller MacMall to offer the lowest prices anywhere on Apple's MacBook family through the addition of exclusive 3% discount coupons, is pleased to announce that those coupons have now been extended to the iMac family.


Apple extends MacBook bottom case replacement program by two years

04/17/2013, 07:04 pm

Apple last week quietly made a change to its program regarding defective MacBook bottom cases, extending the coverage period from two years after purchase to four years.


MacBook firmware updates address inadvertent battery shutdown issue

01/30/2013, 04:01 pm

Apple on Wednesday rolled out updates across its entire MacBook lineup to fix a problem that would cause the laptops' batteries to fail after a certain number of charge cycles.