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Topic: Current Hardware

Apple targets thermal performance issues on 2018 MacBook Pros with software update

07/24/2018, 01:07 pm

Performance issues affecting Apple's latest 2018 MacBook Pros discovered over the past week have been identified as a software flaw in the system's thermal management software, and Apple is rolling out a macOS patch to deal with the problem.

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Round-up: user 'solutions' for thermal throttling of the i9 2018 MacBook Pro

07/24/2018, 11:07 am

It has been about a week since it was discovered that the i9 processor in the MacBook Pro can slow down below rated speed to cut back on thermal load. AppleInsider has been examining several proposed solutions by users since we first started talking about the issue, and has some thoughts on the matter.

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Hands on: Apple's new 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Core i9 processor

07/23/2018, 05:07 pm

The 2018 MacBook Intel Core i9-powered 15-inch Pro refresh strikes some chords with some long requested features, and as often is the case with Apple products, stirs up some controversy.

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Fortnite at 5K? Testing out the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar & Blackmagic eGPU

07/23/2018, 02:07 pm

So the new 13-inch Touch Bar MacBook Pro is a beast with the new i5 quad-core processor, but it's still packing integrated graphics that isn't much faster than last year's base 13-inch MacBook Pro's graphics. Luckily, the new Blackmagic eGPU can take care of that, and what better way is there to use it than to play some Fortnite?

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2018 Back to School Buyers Guide: Choosing the best Apple MacBook or MacBook Pro

07/23/2018, 11:07 am

Back-to-school season is closing in fast. This means two things: retailers will be running some great deals on Macs and students will be looking to pick up some new laptops as they had back to class. AppleInsider discusses Apple's entire laptop line, and talks about who needs what, and why.

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HomePod private beta could be testing voice calls, multiple timers

07/23/2018, 08:07 am

The HomePod could enable users to place phone calls through the smart speaker, a report on a private beta for HomePod OS 12 claims, with the array of incoming new features for the audio device including the ability to use it as a speakerphone for a wirelessly-connected iPhone.

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Top nine features of the 2018 MacBook Pro

07/22/2018, 02:07 pm

There is lots to love in Apple's latest pro-level portable Macs. AppleInsider has broken down our top nine features found in the latest MacBook Pros.

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Comparing the Dell XPS 13 9370 versus Apple's 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

07/21/2018, 12:07 pm

Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar gets some pretty substantial improvements for 2018, with a beefier processor, faster GPU and new True Tone display. The upgrades bring the small form factor Pro on par with Dell's XPS 13, our all-time favorite Windows laptop. But which one is right for you?

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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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