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Topic: MacBook Pro

MacBook Pro integrated GPU misidentified by system profiler, confusing some early buyers

11/18/2016, 11:11 am

Some recipients of the new MacBook Pro with integrated GPU are reporting that the macOS System Profiler is reporting that the chipset is better than it is, but the problem is purely cosmetic and the GPU is being properly utilized by the system.

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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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How to capture screenshots of the Touch Bar on Apple's new MacBook Pro

11/16/2016, 03:11 pm

The Touch Bar input strip on new MacBook Pro models is itself a Retina Display, but it doesn't show up as a display in System Report. That's prompted Apple to create specialized support in its Grab app to enable capture of screenshots of its current status.

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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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Apple picks top apps with Touch Bar support for new MacBook Pro

11/14/2016, 10:11 pm

Timed to coincide with deliveries of its new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Apple on Monday posted a special Mac App Store section dedicated to apps enhanced to support the laptop's Touch Bar, a unique feature that debuted with this year's release.

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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 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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First Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar orders shipped, arriving Monday

11/12/2016, 09:11 pm

Customers are getting shipment notifications for the new MacBook Pro 13- and 15-inch models with Touch Bar, with some shipment tracking data showing arrivals as soon as Monday morning.

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Watch: Apple's 2016 13" MacBook Pro without Touch Bar vs. 2015 13" MacBook Air

11/12/2016, 12:11 am

With the launch of its new 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar, and subsequent 11-inch MacBook Air discontinuation, Apple appears to be drawing down the thin-and-light series in favor of more affordable pro laptops. To see how this plays out in real life, AppleInsider pit the new entry-level MacBook Pro against last year's 13-inch MacBook Air.

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Purpose of Apple's 'Control Strip' trademark filing detailed in Touch Bar developer guidelines

11/11/2016, 12:11 pm

A trademark application for the term "Control Strip" fueled speculation that it might be the name Apple would use to refer to what is now officially known as the Touch Bar on its new MacBook Pros. But Apple's developer guidelines reveal that the Control Strip is the official name for an essential portion of the Touch Bar.

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Pro video editor with hands-on time praises new MacBook Pro for Touch Bar & speed

11/11/2016, 11:11 am

A video editor who obtained early access to Apple's new Touch Bar-equipped MacBook Pro has posted a blog entry claiming the laptop is well-suited to video editing, while dismissing complaints about its ports forcing people to use adapters.

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With MacBook Pro shipments imminent, Mac App Store approving Touch Bar apps

11/11/2016, 09:11 am

With new MacBook Pro orders set to arrive soon, Apple has started approving third-party apps on the App Store that utilize the new Touch Bar for input, and authenticate with Touch ID.

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