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Apple's Retina MacBook bears first fruits of Anobit acquisition with new in-house SSD controller

04/17/2015, 09:04 am

Already a showpiece of technical innovation, Apple's 12-inch Retina MacBook appears to have one more trick up it sleeve in the form of a new, in-house SSD controller likely born of the company's 2011 acquisition of Israeli firm Anobit.

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Teardown of 12" MacBook with Retina display reveals tiny logic board, massive battery [u]

04/15/2015, 12:04 am

After it debuted last week to mixed reviews, Apple's all new 12-inch MacBook was dissected by a Chinese owner on Tuesday, who subsequently posted images of the teardown online.

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Review roundup: Apple's 12" MacBook ahead of its time, but hurt by weak processor, too few ports

04/09/2015, 12:04 pm

Apple lifted its review embargo on the new 12-inch MacBook on Thursday, and the first early-access reviews began to emerge, praising some of the notebook's futuristic design traits while typically criticizing issues like weak performance and a lack of present-day compatibility.

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Apple's new 12" MacBook shown off, compared to 11" MacBook Air in 15-minute video

04/06/2015, 05:04 pm

Ahead of the 12-inch MacBook's expected release later this month, a Ukrainian electronics reseller got its hands on the device to produce a fairly detailed video looking at hardware, performance and design.

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Apple's ultra-thin 12-inch MacBook benchmarks on par with 2011 MacBook Air

04/01/2015, 07:04 pm

Fresh benchmark statistics posted to the Web on Wednesday suggest Apple's upcoming 12-inch MacBook laptop will perform at levels commensurate of older MacBook Air models from 2011.

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Apple's new 12" MacBook unboxed in Vietnam ahead of official release

04/01/2015, 12:04 pm

Consumers looking for an early glimpse at the shipping version of Apple's all-new 12-inch MacBook need wait no longer, as the Force Touch-packing ultraportable has found itself the subject of a pre-release unboxing video in Vietnam.

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Inside Force Touch: Apple's new 'force click' action opens up new possibilities for the Mac

04/01/2015, 11:04 am

The new Force Touch trackpad found on the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro and upcoming 12-inch MacBook features an entirely new method of input, activated by applying additional pressure to the trackpad. AppleInsider offers a closer look at how force click works, and what new possibilities it opens up for OS X.

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How Apple's new MacBook gets nearly as much battery life as the MacBook Pro with a battery half the size

03/29/2015, 03:03 pm

Apple has packed its all-new MacBook with some impressive technology, but its outstanding battery life -- nine hours from a single charge -- may be the most staggering. AppleInsider took a look under the hood to see how they could have done it.

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Apple's new MacBook employs unorthodox keyboard design to achieve maximum thinness

03/28/2015, 04:03 am

To pursue its continuing obsession with thinness, Apple has gone to extraordinary lengths with the keyboard on the new 12-inch MacBook, redesigning it in a way that is thoroughly distinct from its Macbook Air and MacBook Pro stablemates.

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Why Apple is banking on USB-C for its all-new 12-inch MacBook and beyond

03/25/2015, 12:03 pm

Apple recently made a splash by announcing a new 12-inch MacBook that features a single port for both power and data transfers: USB-C, a new connector spec that may sweep away not just USB 2.0, but also Thunderbolt -- and possibly even Apple's Lightning.

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Ten One Design's Inklet is first 3rd-party app to support Apple's Force Touch trackpad

03/24/2015, 09:03 am

Pressure-sensitive drawing is now capable with any stylus or just a finger on the new MacBook Pro with Force Touch trackpad, thanks to an update to the Inklet OS X app from Ten One Design.

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Intel Core M lets new MacBook go light and fanless, but with sacrifices

03/22/2015, 02:03 am

At the heart of Apple's upcoming 12-inch MacBook is the Intel Core M, a processor series launched late last year and meant to power extremely light notebooks and tablets. But the new chips come with their own set of benefits and sacrifices, particularly for people considering other MacBook models.

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Apple's all-new MacBook draws taunts from Asus, Dell, Lenovo

03/12/2015, 12:03 pm

While many in the media are enamored with Apple's latest thin-and-light notebook, competing PC makers haven't been so kind, taking to Twitter to ridicule Apple's offering for not being the slimmest, cheapest, or highest-resolution on the market.

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Apple seen shipping just 450K 12" MacBooks in 1H of 2015, as radical design may temper demand

03/11/2015, 11:03 am

Apple's latest notebook may need some time to meet the lofty sales bar set by its siblings, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, as the relatively high price and unconventional port arrangement could temper demand at the outset.

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Griffin introduces WatchStand for Apple Watch, LaCie debuts USB-C hard drive for MacBook

03/10/2015, 04:03 pm

Two companies major accessory makers have capitalized on Apple's latest hardware announcements to introduce new products: Griffin has revealed the WatchStand for the Apple Watch, while LaCie has premiered a USB-C version of the Porsche Design Mobile Drive, aimed at Apple's 12-inch MacBook.

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AppleInsider podcast goes deep inside Apple's 'Spring Forward' event

03/09/2015, 08:03 pm

In a special AppleInsider podcast episode, we get reactions from Daniel Eran Dilger, who was at Monday's event that ushered in a brand new 12-inch MacBook with Retina display, refreshed MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models, and extensive details regarding Apple Watch specs and pricing.

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Video: Apple's 'Spring Forward' event summarized in 2 minutes

03/09/2015, 06:03 pm

Apple's "Spring Forward" event on Monday was jam-packed full of information about upcoming products, including the Apple Watch and the all-new MacBook with Retina display. AppleInsider offers a quick video summary of all the news.

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Apple's new 12" MacBook uses iPad-style power brick, brings new USB-C breakout accessories

03/09/2015, 04:03 pm

Alongside its all-new, ultra-slim MacBook, Apple on Monday also revealed some additional accessories including a redesigned power adapter that takes its cue from the iPad and a set of breakout adapters for the device's lone USB-C port.

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First look: Hands-on with Apple's all new 12" MacBook with Retina display

03/09/2015, 04:03 pm

Following the redesigned 12-inch MacBook's unveiling on Monday, AppleInsider was on hand to take a first look at Apple's latest thin-and-light, which comes in three colors including gold.

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Apple looks to 'reinvent the notebook' with all-new 12" MacBook with Retina display

03/09/2015, 01:03 pm

In a surprise announcement, Apple on Monday revealed an all-new MacBook, featuring an ultrathin design that makes it the thinnest and lightest notebook the company has ever made, with an all-new keyboard, a Force Touch trackpad, and just one port for both power and accessories.

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