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Topic: Current Hardware

Apple brings about the end of the physical Function key with MacBook Pro Touch Bar

10/27/2016, 02:10 pm

In Apple's latest round of removal of traditional features on computers, the company has eradicated conventional Function keys, and has replaced them with a Retina, multi-touch Touch Bar.

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Apple announces thinner MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Touch ID, USB-C ports starting at $1799

10/27/2016, 01:10 pm

Thinner and lighter with a new trackpad, keyboard, Touch Bar, Touch ID, and four Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports, the 2016 MacBook Pro is a major redesign to Apple's flagship notebook. It comes in screen sizes of 13 and 15 inches, with core models starting at $1,799 and shipping in two to three weeks.

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Owners of Apple's 2016 12-inch MacBook report USB-C to HDMI adapter flickering

10/20/2016, 03:10 pm

The 2016 edition of the 12-inch MacBook with Retina display has an apparent screen flickering issue when used with Apple's official USB-C to HDMI adapter, numerous users have reported.

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Apple adds iPhone 4, 2010 13" MacBook Air to vintage and obsolete list

10/14/2016, 02:10 pm

All iPhone 4 models, the 2010 13-inch MacBook Air, third-generation AirPort Extreme, and mid-2009 AirPort Time Capsule will be added to Apple's vintage and discontinued list, as of Oct. 31.

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Apple Mac shipments slide 13% in Q3 amid PC market slowdown

10/11/2016, 05:10 pm

Apple's share of the worldwide PC market continued a steady decline in the third calendar quarter of 2016, with estimates from market research firms IDC and Gartner both seeing shipments down least 13 percent from last year.

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New USB-C-to-HDMI spec will enable adapter-free display hookups for MacBooks

09/01/2016, 11:09 am

The company responsible for licensing the HDMI specification on Thursday introduced the "HDMI Alternate Mode" for USB-C, which should allow devices like Apple's 12-inch MacBook to connect displays without the help of an adapter.

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Microsoft's new Surface Pro 4 ad targets feature gaps in Apple's MacBook Air

08/29/2016, 09:08 am

Microsoft on Monday released a new ad for the Surface Pro 4, directly comparing the tablet against the MacBook Air, and painting it as more feature-complete than Apple's similarly-priced product.

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Apple's Mac sheds marketshare in Q2, sinks to 5th place amid worldwide sales slowdown

07/11/2016, 05:07 pm

Apple's share of the global PC market took a substantial hit during a challenging second quarter, dropping the company down to fifth place among the world's top computer manufacturers, according to preliminary numbers from market research firms Gartner and IDC.

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Roundup: The best external monitor alternatives to Apple's discontinued Thunderbolt Display

06/24/2016, 12:06 pm

Apple surprised many this week by abruptly discontinuing the Thunderbolt Display without announcing a replacement. But, as Apple pointed out, "there are a number of great third-party options available for Mac users." With that said, AppleInsider has compiled a list of the top Thunderbolt-alternative displays for Macs that are available today.

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Apple discontinues Thunderbolt Display, no replacement announced

06/23/2016, 07:06 pm

After going years without update, Apple has decided to discontinue the Thunderbolt Display, marking an end to the company's current first-party monitor product line and sparking speculation that a high-resolution replacement is in the offing.

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Apple pulls legacy non-Retina MacBook Pro from retail store displays

06/20/2016, 12:06 pm

Apple Stores are beginning to remove the 13-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro from their showfloors, in what may be a sign the company is preparing to completely phase out the product with a spinning optical disc drive, AppleInsider discovered on Monday.

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Apple preparing changes to MacBook lineup this month

06/10/2016, 05:06 pm

Whether it's entirely new hardware, a spec bump, or simply price adjustments, Apple apparently has something different in the works for its MacBook lineup this month, AppleInsider has been led to believe.

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IDC: $200-350 Chromebooks shipped 37% more U.S. units in Q1 vs Apple's $1,200 MacBooks

05/23/2016, 07:05 pm

Google's Chrome OS partners Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Samsung and Lenovo collectively shipped 37 percent more low-priced netbooks than the number of premium laptops Apple sold during the quarter in the U.S., although most of those Chromebook sales were to K-12 schools.

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OWC expands Boot Camp compatibility to all SSDs, eases storage upgrade path for Mac

05/19/2016, 07:05 pm

Mac specialist Other World Computing on Thursday released software drivers that bring Apple Boot Camp support to its entire lineup of aftermarket SSDs, giving users who run Windows a wider selection of storage upgrade options.

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Lower MacBook sales push Apple down to sixth place in laptop marketshare

05/11/2016, 12:05 pm

A drop in MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air shipments year-over-year likewise resulted in Apple losing share in the world's declining laptop market, according to March-quarter research data.

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Watch: Apple's 2016 MacBook vs. 2015 13" MacBook Air in head-to-head comparison

05/08/2016, 08:05 am

Apple's latest 12-inch MacBook refresh brings better battery life and a faster processor to the ultraportable platform, but in some respects is outperformed by last year's 13-inch MacBook Air. Is the ultimate in portability worth concessions like a single USB-C port and slower CPU? Find out in AppleInsider's head-to-head comparison.

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Watch: Apple's 2016 MacBook vs. 2015 MacBook in speed test comparison

05/02/2016, 11:05 am

Apple was able to squeeze out an extra hour of battery life and modest performance gains from its second-generation 12-inch MacBook, but is that enough to warrant an upgrade from the 2015 model? Find out in AppleInsider's head-to-head video.

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Review: Apple's 2016 12" MacBook is a welcome improvement, but won't change any minds

04/27/2016, 12:04 pm

Apple's second-generation ultraportable 12-inch MacBook features some noteworthy internal improvements, including an extra hour of battery life and Intel's latest Skylake processors, that make it a worthwhile update. But all of the major concessions of the 2015 model remain, making it unlikely this refresh will change anyone's opinion on the divisive-yet-impressive notebook.

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MacBook teardown highlights improved battery tech, new SSD controller

04/25/2016, 09:04 am

A teardown of Apple's 2016 12-inch MacBook suggests that the computer's better battery life stems from a mix of optimizations and a slightly larger battery, while its improved SSD speeds are linked to an updated proprietary controller.

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First look: Apple's new rose gold 12" MacBook with Intel Skylake CPU

04/22/2016, 12:04 pm

Apple's new 12-inch MacBook features the same chassis as last year's debut model, but the company has brought a new color into the mix -- rose gold -- that brings it in line with the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch product lineups.

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