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Topic: Current Hardware

Developer brings classic FPS Doom to Touch Bar on Apple's MacBook Pro

11/21/2016, 01:11 pm

In an unusual proof of its versatility, one developer has managed to get id Software's original Doom running on the new MacBook Pro's Touch Bar.

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Boot Camp, Windows driver issue may be damaging new MacBook Pro speakers

11/21/2016, 09:11 am

Some reports are circulating that Boot Camp users with heavy audio use in Windows 10 are experiencing random, loud pops, and seeing distorted audio after a period of use that can persist when the computer is rebooted into macOS.

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Apple axes Wi-Fi router division, apparently signaling the end of AirPort

11/21/2016, 08:11 am

Apple has apparently disbanded its internal wireless router development team, assigning engineers to other, more lucrative projects within the company, and bringing to an end the development of Apple-branded routers, a new report has revealed.

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Three-finger drag gestures working sporadically on 2016 MacBook Pros, users say

11/19/2016, 03:11 pm

Some buyers of Apple's new MacBook Pros are finding that the three-finger drag gesture is working inconsistently on their trackpads, if at all, according to complaints on Apple's support forums and elsewhere.

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Teardown of 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar reveals non-removable SSD, extra trackpad touch controller, more

11/18/2016, 08:11 pm

Repair firm iFixit on Friday completed its dissection of Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, which boasts upscaled components and extra hardware not found on its smaller 13-inch sibling.

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Comparing Apple's Late-2016 13" & 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

11/18/2016, 05:11 pm

Having trouble deciding between Apple's thin-but capable 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and the powerhouse 15-inch MacBook with Touch Bar? AppleInsider breaks down the pros and cons of each variant in this head-to-head comparison video.

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Apple's Touch Bar MacBook Pro available for in-store pickup, stock limited

11/17/2016, 05:11 pm

Apple on Thursday activated in-store pickup as an online order option for new MacBook with Touch Bar models, though initial stock checks show extremely limited availability nationwide.

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Apple touts genius potential of Touch Bar-equipped MacBook Pro in new video spot

11/17/2016, 03:11 pm

Apple on Thursday premiered a new video ad for the Touch Bar-enhanced MacBook Pro, marketing the computer as a "tool for all the ideas to come."

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System Integrity Protection disabled by default on some Touch Bar MacBook Pros

11/17/2016, 03:11 pm

Some -- but not all -- Touch Bar models of the new MacBook Pro are shipping with System Integrity Protection disabled, potentially exposing them to malware threats, according to discussions on Twitter.

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Watch: Unboxing Apple's 13" and 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar...simultaneously

11/16/2016, 10:11 pm

Most buyers in the market for Apple's MacBook Pro with Touch Bar will end up purchasing one of two models, the portable but capable 13-inch version or the powerful 15-inch flagship. But choosing one means missing out on an epic dual unboxing. Luckily, they can live vicariously through us.

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Everything you need to know about USB-C & Thunderbolt 3 on Apple's new MacBook Pro

11/16/2016, 12:11 pm

Apple has decisively transitioned its new MacBook Pros to use the slim, unidirectional new USB-C port first introduced on the Retina MacBook a year and a half ago. Its latest MacBook Pro machines not only supply more connectors, but also support the enhanced new USB 3.1 Gen 2 and Thunderbolt 3 protocols for blazing fast wired connectivity and high resolution displays.

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13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar teardown shows difficult to repair computer

11/16/2016, 09:11 am

The first full tear-down of Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar has concluded, with confirmation of a non-removable SSD, and as expected the computer has little possibility of user repairability.

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Apple's MacBook Pro Touch Bar currently lets users scrub through YouTube ads

11/16/2016, 09:11 am

In Safari, the Touch Bar on Apple's new MacBook Pro can currently be used to scrub through YouTube videos -- including normally unskippable 30-second pre-roll ads, owners have discovered.

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New MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models arrive at select Apple stores

11/15/2016, 08:11 pm

Apple's new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models are trickling in to the company's retail stores, though it appears only select flagship locations are being granted early access to the hotly anticipated laptop.

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Apple SSD in Touch Bar-equipped MacBook Pro fixed to motherboard, not removable

11/15/2016, 01:11 pm

Recent examinations of the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar show that Apple has abandoned the socketed SSD as seen in the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Function Keys model.

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Everything you need to know about Apple's Touch Bar and Touch ID for MacBook Pro

11/15/2016, 09:11 am

Apple introduced new Touch Bar and Touch ID features on its 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro. Here's a look at how they work, what they're useful for, and the potential for seeing these technologies trickle out across the rest of Apple's Mac platform.

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Apple SVP Phil Schiller addresses Touch Bar, other MacBook Pro concerns

11/14/2016, 11:11 am

In an interview, Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller further elaborates on Apple's reasoning behind the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro, why Apple hasn't gone to a full touch screen, and the USB-C connector.

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Quick take video review: Apple's 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is an exciting upgrade

11/14/2016, 09:11 am

Apple's new 15-inch MacBook Pro is the lightest and thinnest professional-grade notebook ever from the company. It features a high-contrast wide color Retina display, improved speakers, a larger Force Touch trackpad, versatile expansion via USB-C and Thunderbolt 3, Touch ID, and it's the first device to sport the Touch Bar input row. If you're looking to buy, AppleInsider has you covered with everything you need to know in our video review.

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Review: Apple's late-2016 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

11/14/2016, 08:11 am

Apple's new Late 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro is the lightest and thinnest MacBook Pro ever, but unlike the company's earlier ultralight MacBook Air, it packs a fast, quad-core Intel CPU and a dedicated AMD Radeon Pro GPU along with 16GB of high speed RAM and other "pro" level niceties. After spending some time with the new flagship, AppleInsider came away impressed at what Apple was able to achieve.

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Review: Apple's Late-2016 MacBook Pro without Touch Bar

11/13/2016, 07:11 am

Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Pro sans Touch Bar and Touch ID is in many ways an evolutionary update, offering would-be buyers a lightweight, relatively powerful portable rig with a beautiful Retina display and solid keyboard and trackpad. But is a major redesign and minor internal upgrades worth a starting price of $1,499?

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