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Topic: Current Hardware

Test finds Apple's MacBook and MacBook Pro only laptops to match or beat advertised battery claims

03/31/2017, 11:03 am

Apple's MacBooks are the only current laptops to meet or exceed their makers' battery life claims, British testing publication Which? found in a comparison of several major brands.

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Quick take video review: CalDigit TS3 Lite Thunderbolt 3 dock

03/09/2017, 07:03 pm

Appleinsider reviews the new CalDigit TS3 Lite, one of the first Thunderbolt 3 docks on the market that promises to solve adapter woes for 2016 MacBook Pro users.

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Macs and iPhones easier to support and deploy than Windows PCs, enterprise IT survey finds

03/07/2017, 12:03 pm

Macs and iPhones are easier for IT administrators to deploy to workers than PCs and other smartphone platforms, according to a survey examining the increased adoption of Apple products in enterprise, with the results also indicating that Macs and iOS devices are also perceived as easier to secure and support than alternatives.

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Apple's Macs and iPads fall to third place in US classroom use

03/02/2017, 03:03 pm

Apple's Macs and iPads have lost significant ground in the U.S. educational market during the last three years, in 2016 slipping to third place behind Chromebooks and Windows devices, according to new research.

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Oculus Rift won't support Apple's Mac anytime soon, co-founder says

03/01/2017, 11:03 pm

In an interview on Wednesday, Oculus co-founder and head of Rift operations Nate Mitchell said that while support for macOS is not currently on the company's roadmap, it might revisit the topic of Apple integration in the future.

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Google's Chromebook Pixel ends up another F for Alphabet

03/01/2017, 04:03 pm

In a meeting with journalists at Mobile World Congress, Google's senior Vice President of hardware Rick Osterloh reportedly described the "end of the line" for the company's premium notebook bearing the Pixel brand, after shipping just two editions of the product since 2013.

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Revised LG UltraFine 5K display with enhanced RF shielding ships from Apple online store on Mar. 7

02/28/2017, 02:02 pm

The LG UltraFine 5K display is beginning its slow march back to availability, with shipments of the improved model leaving Apple warehouses on March 7 -- but some users with the monitor now are still hitting roadblocks in trying to get the situation rectified.

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Review: CalDigit Thunderbolt 3 TS3 Lite dock for MacBook Pro

02/25/2017, 03:02 pm

A bevy of Thunderbolt 3 docks for the 2016 MacBook Pro have arrived, and AppleInsider takes a look at the first one to cross our test bench -- the CalDigit TS3 Lite.

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Google's Chrome Canary web browser adds MacBook Pro Touch Bar support

02/22/2017, 08:02 pm

As third-party developers slowly incorporate support for Apple's new MacBook Pro Touch Bar, Google on Wednesday integrated assets for the OLED control strip in the latest version of its Chrome Canary experimental web browser.

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What's the status on LG's UltraFine 5K monitor?

02/22/2017, 12:02 am

After receiving reports of connectivity issues related to LG's new UltraFine 5K monitor, and confirming those problems with LG, Apple temporarily suspended sales of the display earlier this February. With ship times slow to improve, AppleInsider explains what's going on.

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How to disable word predictions on the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

02/20/2017, 04:02 pm

Students who own Apple's new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar may not be able to use its dynamic function row in public examinations as industry officials believe its integrated predictive text feature and other capabilities could give them an unfair advantage. Here's how to disable it.

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Apple suspends sales of LG's UltraFine 5K monitor over hardware issues

02/13/2017, 10:02 am

Apple has temporarily stopped sales of LG's UltraFine 5K monitor, due to technical problems associated with a lack of proper shielding from wireless interference.

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LG UltraFine 5K Display shipments slip to 5 to 6 weeks as company updates hardware shielding

02/09/2017, 06:02 pm

Shipping estimates for LG's UltraFine 5K Display, sold exclusively through Apple's retail network, have slipped to over a month as the Korean company issues updated hardware with better RF shielding.

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Mac owners between 2003 & 2008 can claim $10 in optical drive class-action lawsuit settlement

02/08/2017, 11:02 am

A class-action suit filed against four optical drive manufacturers alleging illegal price fixing has been settled, with previous owners of computers equipped with CD or DVD drives between 2003 and 2008 eligible for $10 per computer owned during that period.

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Back to School promotions on Mac, iPad Pro start in Australia, Japan, New Zealand

02/06/2017, 01:02 pm

Apple has launched a series of Back to School promotions in Australia and New Zealand, with purchasers of new equipment online or at Apple Retail getting gift cards for a future purchase at the Apple Store.

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Shielded LG UltraFine 5K displays headed to Apple stores, fixes done on case-by-case basis

02/06/2017, 11:02 am

Thunderbolt 3 LG UltraFine 5K displays boasting enhanced shielding to prevent radio frequency interference disconnects and crashing are working their way to retailers now, and problematic units in the field will be assessed for service and shielding addition on a case by case basis, AppleInsider has learned.

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New batch of LG UltraFine 5K displays will have enhanced RF shielding, may not completely fix the problem [u]

02/03/2017, 08:02 am

After delving into the cause of wi-fi router interference, LG has redesigned the shielding on future production batches of the Thunderbolt 3 UltraFine 5K display -- but not only may this not directly address other user's connectivity complaints, how existing monitor owners will get the problem fixed is not yet clear.

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Reports of LG UltraFine 5K Display problems persist, may relate to Thunderbolt cables

02/02/2017, 07:02 pm

Apple's issues with the LG Ultrafine 5K Display may reach further than problems associated with nearby Wi-Fi routers, as users are now reporting worrying hardware troubles unrelated to networking hardware.

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Scosche USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter provides HDMI, USB-A, pass-through power for MacBook

01/31/2017, 12:01 pm

Accessory producer Scosche has launched the USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter, a dongle for MacBook that offers users a HDMI port for connecting a 1080p monitor or television, a function offered by previous generations of Apple portable computers.

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LG UltraFine 5K Display possibly affected by interference from nearby wi-fi router

01/30/2017, 01:01 pm

A Wi-Fi-related issue with some LG UltraFine 5K Displays has possibly been discovered, one that effectively renders the high-resolution Thunderbolt 3 displays unusable if an afflicted unit is positioned within a few feet of a router or a wireless access point.

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