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Topic: MacBook Pro

Lenovo's $280 ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock adds full-size USB, HDMI, more to new MacBook Pro

01/03/2017, 11:01 am

Lenovo this week announced the ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock, offering owners of Apple's new MacBook Pro a high number of legacy connectivity options, providing ports that were axed in the switch to all USB-C.

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Comparison: Which Apple MacBook is right for you?

01/01/2017, 02:01 pm

Having trouble deciding between the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, MacBook Pro without Touch Bar, Retina MacBook and MacBook Air? Confused about specs? Not sure if upgrades are worth the extra money? AppleInsider explains it all in this breakdown of Apple's current laptop lineup.

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First look: LG UltraFine 5K Display

12/31/2016, 12:12 am

Apple this week started deliveries of LG's hotly anticipated UltraFine 5K Display, a monitor developed to complement Apple's new all-Thunderbolt 3 MacBook Pro lineup. AppleInsider goes hands-on with the device in this first look video.

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Apple working with Consumer Reports on MacBook Pro battery findings, says Phil Schiller

12/23/2016, 10:12 pm

After Consumer Reports refused to assign a recommend rating to any of Apple's three new MacBook Pro models, a first for the laptop line, Apple SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller said the company is working with the publication to resolve the apparent battery issue.

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No, Apple did not switch to USB-C on its new MacBook Pros to profit from dongle & adapter sales

12/23/2016, 03:12 pm

Apple's full embrace of USB-C has led to numerous user complaints,many of which are legitimate. However, there's one common refrain that keeps cropping up: A conspiracy theory claiming Apple switched to USB-C in order to make gobs of cash from selling users new adapters, dongles and cables. There's just one problem with that narrative -- it's complete nonsense. Here's why.

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MacBook Pro fails to earn Consumer Reports recommendation for first time

12/22/2016, 06:12 pm

For the first time ever, Consumer Reports has denied Apple's MacBook Pro lineup -- all three machines -- of recommended ratings, saying battery life inconsistencies are too concerning to ignore.

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Duet Display adds support for virtual Touch Bar on iPads

12/21/2016, 01:12 pm

Duet Display, an app that turns an iOS device into a secondary display for Mac or Windows systems, has been updated with support for the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar interface -- even on MacBooks that don't have a Touch Bar.

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Touch Bar keyboards, 'modest' Mac upgrades on Apple's slate for 2017

12/20/2016, 10:12 am

Apple's Mac plans for next year reportedly include mostly "modest" upgrades, though the company is considering building standalone keyboards with Touch Bars and Touch ID.

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Mac losing focus of Jony Ive, others in Apple management - report

12/20/2016, 09:12 am

Despite promises by Chief Executive Tim Cook that "great desktops" are coming, Apple's Mac team has become seriously neglected in favor of iOS devices, a new report claims.

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Review: Using LG's UltraFine 4K Display with Apple's USB-C MacBooks is as simple as can be

12/17/2016, 12:12 pm

While it isn't branded as an Apple display, the LG UltraFine 4K Display is quite Apple-like, featuring a minimalist design, high-quality ultra high-resolution screen, and dead-simple plug-and-play connectivity. It's a fantastic choice and a gorgeous display if you have a USB-C equipped MacBook, with a few caveats: it lessens the appeal of the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar and Touch ID, and it doesn't utilize Thunderbolt 3.

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Apple not finding any material battery problems in MacBook Pro, prunes time indicator in 10.12.2

12/13/2016, 02:12 pm

The latest macOS 10.12.2 Sierra update has eradicated the inaccurate "time remaining" battery indicator as part of its investigation about the 2016 MacBook Pro battery life situation, leaving users with just the far more accurate percent charge figure, as reported directly by the battery and the charging circuitry.

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Watch: Up close with the 2016 MacBook Pro's 2nd-gen butterfly switch keyboard & huge Force Touch trackpad

12/12/2016, 09:12 pm

The 2016 MacBook Pro lineup features two key hardware enhancements that help boost productivity: a second-generation butterfly mechanism keyboard and the largest Force Touch trackpad ever integrated into an Apple laptop. In this latest video installment, AppleInsider takes a closer look at the new components and how they compare to past models.

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Green Monday Deals: $350 off 2016 13" Macbook Pro with AppleCare; $550 off 2015 12" MacBook; $125-$245 off 2015 15" MacBook Pros

12/12/2016, 11:12 am

With Green Monday well underway, Adorama is offering shoppers exclusive savings on a 2016 13" MacBook Pro with 16GB of memory and 1TB of space bundled with AppleCare (now $2,498). Or pick up a 1.3GHz 2015 12" MacBook for $999. Apple's 2015 15" MacBook Pros are also up to $245 off with free shipping and no tax outside NY and NJ.

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Microsoft touts Surface success, claims more MacBook switchers than ever

12/12/2016, 09:12 am

Calling the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar a "disappointment," Microsoft claims that more users than ever are switching from Apple's MacBook lineup to its competing Surface lineup of hybrid laptop tablets.

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Killer Deals: $50-$200 off 2016 MacBook Pros plus free $50-$100 gift cards, free AirPrint printers & no tax outside NY

12/10/2016, 06:12 pm

Apple authorized reseller B&H is offering shoppers $100-$200 off Late 2016 13" MacBook Pros without Touch Bar and throwing in a free $100 gift card with the 2.4GHz, 16GB, 512GB model. Or save $50 on 13" MacBook Pros with Touch Bar and score a $50 gift card. Plus, get a free $100 gift card and free Canon AirPrint printer with 2016 15" MacBook Pros. Best of all, the configurations are in stock and ready to ship.

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Killer Deals: Save up to $550 on Apple's new 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and AppleCare

12/08/2016, 12:12 pm

Prices on Apple products are steadily rising as the holiday shopping season begins to wind down. But there's still time for shoppers to save between $250 and $550 on orders for Apple's high-end 15" MacBook Pros with Touch Bar and AppleCare by combining our exclusive coupon codes with the benefit of no sales tax on out-of-state orders. A few configurations are in stock and ready to ship.

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Apple's Federighi suggests GPU issues on 2016 Retina MacBook Pro fixed in macOS 10.12.2

12/07/2016, 10:12 am

In email response to a customer regarding GPU anomalies associated with the Touch Bar MacBook Pro, Apple's senior VP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi suggested that the problem is solved in the latest macOS 10.12.2 beta.

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Apple adds basic support for Touch Bar in beta Web-based iCloud Photo Library

12/05/2016, 09:12 am

Very recently, Apple updated its beta iCloud site with support for the Touch Bar on the 2016 MacBook Pro -- but the support is bug-laden, and not fully implemented.

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Reported 2016 MacBook Pro graphics issues likely caused by third-party software [u]

12/02/2016, 10:12 pm

An undetermined number of 2016 MacBook Pro models are suffering from disturbing graphical rendering issues, with owners reporting full screen artifacts, screen tearing, flashing, random "glitches" and even system crashes. The issue, however, is related to overzealous third-party software and is not indicative of a critical hardware flaw.

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Watch: Apple's 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar vs. 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro in performance shootout

12/02/2016, 07:12 am

Apple recently released the first MacBook Pro redesign since 2012, and in typical Apple fashion, there's been some controversy over the new machines. People are talking about are the lack of legacy ports, and the need for adapters to use current devices and accessories. With so many Macbook Pro users waiting for this redesign, AppleInsider takes a closer look and compares the new 15-inch model to the old to see if you should upgrade to the 2016 model, or stick with 2015's version.

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