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Topic: Current Hardware

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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Podcast discusses the new MacBook Pro, alleged industrial espionage, and iOS USB Restricted Mode

07/13/2018, 09:07 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and Andrew discuss the new MacBook Pro, allegations of industrial espionage as an engineer is said to have stolen secrets from Apple and tried to board a flight to China, and iOS USB Restricted Mode and what it means for you.

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Mac shipments continue to outpace overall PC sales trends

07/12/2018, 06:07 pm

New estimates from market research firm Gartner suggest Apple's Mac business grew in the second quarter of 2018, contributing to a year-over-year upturn in the embattled PC market, its first in six years.

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Everything new in Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro

07/12/2018, 06:07 pm

Apple just released the long-awaited new 2018 MacBook Pros, and while identical at first glance, there are a lot of features that differentiate them from the 2016 and 2017 models.

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What is Apple's True Tone technology on the 2018 MacBook Pro, and why does it matter?

07/12/2018, 01:07 pm

Apple's MacBook Pro refresh on Thursday revealed Apple has incorporated True Tone technology into a Mac's display for the first time. AppleInsider sheds some light on the color management system that aims to keep the image the same for the user, wherever they are situated.

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Maxed out 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro at $6699 isn't Apple's most expensive laptop ever

07/12/2018, 09:07 am

The 15-inch MacBook Pro configured to the hilt is a very expensive machine, but it isn't even Apple's most expensive laptop in history.

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Apple adds Leather Sleeve for new 13- & 15-inch MacBook Pros

07/12/2018, 09:07 am

Not content with new MacBook Pros and an external GPU, Apple on Thursday also launched new Leather Sleeves, sized for 13- and 15-inch Pros.

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Apple & Blackmagic launch new eGPU to match updated MacBook Pros

07/12/2018, 09:07 am

Accompanying the refreshed MacBook Pros launched on Thursday, Apple is now also preparing an external GPU developed in cooperation with Blackmagic, which sports an AMD Radeon Pro 580 GPU with 8 gigabytes of memory.

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2018 Back to School Buyers Guide: Which Apple iMac is best for education?

07/09/2018, 01:07 pm

If you're going back to school this fall, and you need a new computer, you've got many choices when it comes to what to put on your desk. If you've chosen a Mac, AppleInsider looks at which model is right for you.

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HomePod occupies 4 percent of smart speaker market as sector growth soars

07/09/2018, 12:07 pm

Analysts suggest the HomePod could capture ten percent of the smart speaker market by 2022, slowly catching up with its rivals as the sector itself grows exponentially.

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