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Topic: Current Hardware

Apple's iPad Pro vs. 12-inch MacBook with Retina display: which is best for you?

11/28/2015, 06:11 pm

Since the announcement of the iPad Pro, there's been a great deal of debate about whether a jumbo-sized tablet running iOS can truly replace your laptop. If you're thinking about your next technology purchase and are on the fence between an iPad Pro and a MacBook, AppleInsider is here to help you break down the decision.


Review: Apple's 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display still best all-in-one around

11/09/2015, 08:11 pm

A 27-inch 5K iMac is no longer a novelty, but 2015's model is an upgrade bound to satisfy most Mac users -- though Apple did, strangely, decide to hold back on certain key advancements.


Review: Apple's 21.5-inch iMac with 4K Retina display is great, but skip the slow HDD model

11/03/2015, 10:11 am

Apple's marketing team didn't need to dig deep to dream up a campaign for the new 21.5‑inch iMac with Retina 4K display -- its best feature is in the name. The stellar ultra high-resolution screen mates well with Apple's chosen internals, but it would have been best if the company didn't cheap out with the slow base HDD model.


New 4K & 5K iMacs support 10-bit screen color for improved image accuracy

10/30/2015, 12:10 pm

Apple's latest Retina iMacs support 10-bit screen color, something that may be especially useful for professional photo and video editors in the future, reports said on Friday.


IBM saving $270 per Mac in support costs, says Apple's Tim Cook

10/27/2015, 06:10 pm

IBM is benefiting hugely from its internal Mac adoption program, saving about $270 per Mac versus Windows PCs, Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a Tuesday fiscal results call.


Review: Apple's Magic Keyboard was made to hit the road

10/26/2015, 08:10 pm

With a compact, sleek design and Lightning-rechargeable internal battery, Apple's Magic Keyboard is a prime candidate to replace your current portable keyboard, though its utility for Mac owners is less clear.


Review: Apple's Magic Trackpad 2 and Magic Mouse 2 open new doors for Mac

10/24/2015, 10:10 pm

With the introduction of Magic Trackpad 2 and Magic Mouse 2, Apple offers two solid upgrades to its peripheral accessory lineup, but in our estimation only one is worthy of the "magic" moniker.


Apple activates Quality Program for Retina MacBook Pro screen coating issue

10/17/2015, 10:10 pm

According to a report on Saturday, Apple recently instated a quality program to deal with an issue relating to Retina MacBook Pro antireflective coatings, a problem that some owners claim causes irreparable damage to their laptop screen.


Teardown of 21.5" iMac with 4K Retina display finds new LG LCD, no PCIe SSD slot, soldered-on CPU

10/16/2015, 08:10 pm

After repair experts at iFixit got their hands on Apple's new 21.5-inch 4K iMac on Friday they immediately tore it down to find a new high-resolution LG LCD panel and internal design tweaks that make aftermarket upgrades even more difficult.


Teardown finds shared chips among Apple's Magic Trackpad 2, Magic Mouse 2 & Magic Keyboard

10/16/2015, 09:10 am

A teardown of Apple's latest Mac peripherals shows that the devices have many things in common with each other -- including difficulty of repair -- while borrowing some technologies from other Apple products.


Only 5% of Mac users at IBM need help desk support, compared to 40% of PC users

10/15/2015, 10:10 am

IBM's internal deployment of Mac hardware has been a resounding success, the company announced this week, with rapid adoption and very little need for employee technical support.


Teardown of Apple's refreshed 21.5" iMac finds LG-built display, soldered & non-upgradeable RAM [u]

10/15/2015, 09:10 am

Apple's refreshed, entry-evel 21.5-inch iMac desktop has been given the teardown treatment, revealing that its standard-resolution display was manufactured by LG Display, while the Wi-Fi antenna design has been slightly tweaked [corrected].


Apple again corrects for fluctuating dollar, raises Mac prices in Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, more

10/15/2015, 12:10 am

As part of a continued effort to stabilize product pricing amid an unstable world economy, Apple this week upped costs for its Mac lineup in at least seven countries as the value of local currencies fell against the dollar.


Report confirms new 27" 5K iMac supports up to 64GB of RAM, 21.5" 4K iMac limited to soldered-on RAM

10/13/2015, 10:10 pm

Aftermarket Mac solutions specialist Other World Computing on Tuesday confirmed the recently released 27-inch iMac models support a maximum 64GB of RAM, double that of previous generation models, while the new 21.5-inch 4K iMac comes with soldered-on RAM.


Apple's renowned attention to detail led designers to fret over the sound of sliding new Magic Mouse 2

10/13/2015, 02:10 pm

Designers at Apple spent months time and considerable effort to create the perfect sound heard when gliding the new Magic Mouse 2 across a desk -- a small but crucial element of the product, and yet another example of how the company focuses on all details.


Apple's 'Then and Now' page compares original 1998 iMac with 2015 models

10/13/2015, 12:10 pm

To help market its latest iMacs, Apple on Tuesday posted a "Then and Now" page on its website, showcasing how far the product has come from 1998's original "gumdrop" iMac.


Apple's redesigned Magic Mouse 2 & Magic Keyboard gain integrated batteries, Lightning ports

10/13/2015, 09:10 am

Apple's second-generation Magic Mouse and rebranded Magic Keyboard both feature rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and are recharged by Lightning cables, as part of a fall 2015 redesign of both Mac desktop accessories.


Apple upgrades all 27-inch iMacs to 5K Retina displays & Intel Skylake CPUs, starting at $1,799

10/13/2015, 09:10 am

As part of a host of updates to the iMac lineup on Tuesday, Apple upgraded all of its 27-inch iMac models to not only high-resolution 5K Retina displays, but also Intel's latest-generation Skylake processors, priced starting at $1,799.


Apple brings Force Touch to the desktop with new $129 Magic Trackpad 2

10/13/2015, 08:10 am

Apple's updated iMacs have the option of shipping with the all-new Magic Trackpad 2, which features a larger surface and features Force Touch input, bringing it in line with Apple's latest MacBook Pro and 12-inch MacBook with Retina display models.


Apple launches 21.5-inch iMac with Retina 4K display, starting at $1,499

10/13/2015, 08:10 am

Apple on Tuesday updated its smaller all-in-one iMac desktop with a high-resolution Retina 4K display, packing 9.4 million pixels into its 21.5-inch screen.