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Topic: Current Hardware

This week on AI: Meet the 2018 MacBook Pro line, take a look at a new beta of Mojave & iOS 12, and more

07/21/2018, 12:07 am

Going hands on with the 15-inch MacBook Pro, Apple rolling out a fourth beta release set, and loads more, this week on AppleInsider.

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MacBook Pro keyboard silicone eases but doesn't solve dust ingress issue

07/19/2018, 04:07 pm

The addition of the silicone membrane to the butterfly keyboard in the 2018 MacBook Pro may not be that effective in keeping the mechanism free from debris, after testing shows particles can still bypass the protection and cause issues with typing.

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Hands on with Apple's 15-inch 2018 MacBook Pro with i7 processor

07/19/2018, 12:07 pm

Apple's latest MacBook Pro refresh launched a week ago, and we've now spent some time with the base 15-inch model with six-core i7 processor. Read on for our first look and impressions as well as benchmarks for what will be one of the most popular MacBook Pro configurations.

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13-inch 2018 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar has full speed on all Thunderbolt 3 ports

07/19/2018, 09:07 am

According to Apple documentation, the old bandwidth limitation on the 13-inch MacBook Pro is a thing of the past.

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Conflicting information distributed inside Apple about reason for silicone MacBook Pro keyboard seal

07/19/2018, 08:07 am

A pair of documents covering Apple's service policies and procedures conflict on the reasoning for the silicone gasket around the key mechanisms in the new 2018 MacBook Pro.

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Tested: Thermal conditions in the 2018 i9 MacBook Pro dramatically hampering performance

07/18/2018, 07:07 pm

AppleInsider has both an i7 and i9 2018 MacBook Pro on hand, and it's time to do our own testing on the thermal throttling situation that positively afflicts the i9 model -- at least at launch.

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External True Tone display feature only works when 2018 MacBook Pro lid is open

07/18/2018, 12:07 pm

AppleInsider has confirmed that compatible monitors will only use the True Tone feature when the lid is open in the 2018 MacBook Pro.

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Comparing the 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro Touch Bar versus the MacBook Pro with function keys

07/18/2018, 12:07 pm

Choosing a new MacBook Pro has gotten a little more complicated since Apple introduced the Touch Bar, as not everyone necessarily needs to have the secondary touch-enabled display. AppleInsider highlights the differences between the two models, so you can decide which one is right for your needs.

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Benchmarks for 2018 MacBook Pros show dramatic multi-core performance gains

07/18/2018, 11:07 am

Though Apple's 2018 MacBook Pros have shown only modest gains in single-core and graphics performance, early multi-core benchmarks have grown in leaps and bounds versus 2017.

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Test suggests 2018 MacBook Pro can't keep up with Intel Core i9 chip's thermal demands

07/17/2018, 09:07 pm

Technology-centric YouTuber Dave Lee claims the thermal design of Apple's latest 15-inch MacBook Pro does not provide sufficient cooling for Intel's Core i9 processor, causing the chip to throttle down performance to prevent serious damage.

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What six years of Retina MacBook Pro evolution gets you

07/17/2018, 02:07 pm

Apple's 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro has come a long way since the first Retina models were unveiled in 2012. AppleInsider looks at all the changes that six years have wrought.

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How and when to turn CDs, DVDs or folders into disk image files on macOS

07/17/2018, 12:07 pm

Apple's macOS makes it easy to create disk images, the virtual equivalent of physical media. You already use them every time you install an app on your Mac but you can also exploit them for archiving and sharing your own work. AppleInsider shows you how to do it, and what to do with them after you're done.

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Complete 2018 MacBook Pro teardown shows off six-cell battery, bigger speakers

07/16/2018, 05:07 pm

Finishing up its teardown of the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro, iFixit on Monday noted that the computer has bigger battery and speaker components, which appear to have come without an increase in overall weight.

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The 2018 six-core MacBook Pro with eGPU gives the iMac Pro a run for its money

07/16/2018, 02:07 pm

Between the benefits, the constraints, and the price of Apple's top "Pro"-level machines, the MacBook Pro gives the iMac Pro a a solid fight for the crown of Apple's best machine. AppleInsider looks at how close the battle is -- and how an eGPU could be the deciding factor.

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Apple says major repairs for 2018 MacBook Pros can't happen in-store until September

07/16/2018, 10:07 am

Users with hardware failures in Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro may get a replacement unit for a month or two, since the company will be unable to provide full-scale repairs in most Apple Stores for about two months, AppleInsider has learned.

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Boston Red Sox player J.D. Martinez credits iPads for his rise to home run leader

07/16/2018, 09:07 am

The Boston Red Sox slugger headed for the All-Star Game says intensive studying of batting practice footage on the iPad makes him "a trained hitter."

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Keyboard in 2018 MacBook Pro will not be used for repair of earlier models

07/16/2018, 08:07 am

Apple's third-generation butterfly switch keyboard will only be used on the 2018 MacBook Pro, with owners of earlier models unable to get the updated keyboard as a replacement under the company's service programs or as part of a repair.

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Hands on with the new Apple and Blackmagic Thunderbolt 3 eGPU

07/15/2018, 11:07 am

Along with Thursday's 2018 Macbook Pro refresh, Apple also announced a partnership with Blackmagic Design which resulted in a new external GPU with an 8GB AMD Radeon Pro 580 GPU -- and AppleInsider has it on the test bench.

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First look: Apple's 2018 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

07/13/2018, 09:07 pm

Our new 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is already in for testing after orders for Apple's latest professional laptop went live on Thursday. Read on for our first look at each new feature, benchmarks for the new quad-core CPU and a comparison with a top-spec 2017 15-inch MacBook Pro.

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Apple says the 2018 MacBook Pro keyboard doesn't improve reliability, and that's not great

07/13/2018, 09:07 am

While repair data collated by AppleInsider continues to suggest that Apple has made some reliability improvements in the MacBook Pro keyboard in the past year, there appears to be no changes made to the third generation butterfly switch keyboard beyond a quieter typing experience -- but there should have been.

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