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Topic: MacBook

Apple initiates replacement program for MacBook USB-C charging cables

02/12/2016, 06:02 pm

Apple on Friday activated a quality program for USB-C charging cables included with 12-inch MacBook with Retina display models, as well as those sold as standalone accessories, saying a design issue with affected units could cause them to fail.

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2016 expected to be a big year for Apple's MacBook lineup, upgrades to arrive in coming months

01/24/2016, 03:01 pm

Continued growth for the MacBook lineup -- particularly in enterprise markets -- will be a bright spot for Apple in 2016, further bolstered by an update in the first half of the year, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Samsung, Lenovo, LG & HP show off copies of Apple TV, MacBooks at CES

01/06/2016, 05:01 pm

CES wouldn't be the Consumer Electronics Show without a little Copycat, Emulate & Steal. This year's event showed off some of the tech industry's best ideas on how to make products that look as much as possible like Apple's as they attempt to transition from selling cheap commodity products to premium hardware that struggles to look designed in Cupertino.

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Griffin preps MagSafe-like USB-C power adapter, Acer & Lenovo unveil USB-C monitors

01/04/2016, 01:01 pm

On Monday, a trio of companies announced new gear suited to the USB-C port on the 12-inch Retina MacBook. Griffin revealed a MagSafe-like power adapter, while Acer and Lenovo teased compatible monitors.

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Consumer Reports survey finds Apple most reliable laptop brand

12/02/2015, 07:12 pm

Results of a Consumer Reports survey released on Wednesday show Apple's MacBook Air and MacBook Pro to be the most reliable laptops on the market, with average failure rates markedly outperforming comparable Windows machines.

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Rumor: Apple to unveil redesigned MacBook Airs, new 15" model at WWDC 2016

11/30/2015, 03:11 am

A rumor circulating in the Far East claims Apple plans to introduce a revamped MacBook Air lineup at its Worldwide Developers Conference in 2016, extending the form factor to include a 15-inch model potentially in lieu of an 11-inch version.

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Apple's Phil Schiller & John Ternus talk design, secrecy & 'spaceship' Campus 2

10/28/2015, 10:10 am

In a rare interview, Apple marketing head Phil Schiller and VP of Mac and iPad engineering John Ternus discussed subjects like the intense collaboration behind products like the MacBook, why Apple refuses to name most suppliers, and the flow philosophy behind the company's upcoming "spaceship" campus.

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Apple shows continued interest in fuel cell-powered devices with weeklong battery life

09/03/2015, 10:09 am

Apple has showed continued interest in using hydrogen fuel cell technology to power its portable devices, echoing a functional iPhone 6 powered by hydrogen that was showcased just last week.

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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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