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Topic: Current Hardware

Cook denies Apple requested Facebook data, discusses data privacy in interviews

06/04/2018, 10:06 pm

A day after bombshell newspaper report, Apple CEO Tim Cook says his company requested and received "zero" personal data from Facebook.

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Apple grabbing control of non-crucial parts for new MacBooks to reduce costs

06/04/2018, 08:06 am

In an effort to drive down overall production costs of its next-generation MacBooks, Apple has reportedly seized control over the procurement of many of the notebook's non-key parts -- such as screws, metallic parts and plastics pieces -- typically sourced by suppliers for the production of more major components.

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Benchmarks hint at MacBook Pro with Intel's powerful six-core Core i7-8750H

06/03/2018, 06:06 pm

Apple could use tomorrow's WWDC keynote to raise the performance bar for top-end MacBook Pros, new benchmarks suggest.

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MacBook & iPad Pro updates might not make it to WWDC

05/31/2018, 11:05 am

While Apple's WWDC 2018 keynote on June 4 should contain some important announcements, new MacBooks and iPads won't be among them, a report claimed on Thursday.

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Apple key to more universally compatible USB Braille display standard

05/31/2018, 11:05 am

The USB Implementers Forum backed by Apple announced a new interface standard for braille displays, which will simplify development and bring down costs for the blind dramatically.

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Watch and hear HomePod's multi-room audio with stereo playback on iOS 11.4

05/29/2018, 06:05 pm

Apple on Tuesday released iOS 11.4, bringing with it multi-room audio and stereo pairing for HomePod. We show you how to activate those features and take a closer look at how they work in this video.

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Beats 'Decade Collection' headphones revealed online ahead of release

05/25/2018, 01:05 am

Apple's planned celebration of Beats By Dre's 10th anniversary -- a line of special "Decade Collection" hardware -- hit the web late this week prior to an official announcement, with major retail chains advertising the limited edition ahead of a scheduled launch in June.

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Apple's Federighi promises APFS boot support for Mac Fusion Drives 'very soon'

05/23/2018, 08:05 am

Apple will have news on APFS for the Fusion Drives in Macs "very soon," according to the company's software engineering head, Craig Federighi.

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Apple's MacBook butterfly switch keyboards target of second class action complaint

05/23/2018, 12:05 am

Customer complaints over Apple's butterfly keyboard have again turned into legal action, with a class action lawsuit filed in California court on Tuesday claiming the company sold, and continues to sell, a product known to be defective.

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Razer launches Mac compatible Core X eGPU for $299

05/22/2018, 03:05 am

Gaming hardware specialist Razer on Tuesday released the Razer Core X, an all-new external GPU enclosure that, thanks to Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, is compatible with Macs running macOS 10.13.4 High Sierra.

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AOC debuts MacBook-compatible 15.6-inch USB-C monitor

05/21/2018, 09:05 am

Display maker AOC is rolling out a new 15.6-inch portable USB-C monitor, allowing MacBook and MacBook Pro owners to provide power and the video signal to the display through a single cable.

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StarTech Thunderbolt 3 Mini Docks offer dual video outputs in a compact package

05/18/2018, 08:05 am

Peripherals vendor StarTech has shipped a pair of Thunderbolt 3 Mini Docking stations that add a wider selection of ports to an iMac or a MacBook, with each including support for a pair of 4K monitors and Gigabit Ethernet connections.

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Apple hit with class action suit over MacBook, MacBook Pro butterfly switch keyboard failures

05/11/2018, 11:05 pm

A class action lawsuit filed in federal court on Friday takes Apple to task over an allegedly flawed keyboard design deployed in MacBook models from 2015, claiming the company knew about the defect at or before the product's launch.

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Apple's Mac mini now inexcusably getting trounced by cheap Intel hardware

05/11/2018, 02:05 pm

Apple's Mac mini is a great small form factor macOS computer, but it is being completely blown away by Intel's NUC, which is bad for Apple, and bad for us, the consumer. AppleInsider delves into the hardware.

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Spectre-style Intel chip vulnerability disclosures delayed, patches not expected until August

05/09/2018, 10:05 am

The release of patches to fix new Spectre-style flaws in Intel's processor designs is allegedly delayed by two more weeks to late May, but a report suggests Intel wants to push the release back even further into July while it works to finalize the required updates.

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First Look: $599 Gigabyte RX 580 Gaming Box gives compact eGPU power to MacBook Pro

05/08/2018, 12:05 pm

Long-time video card supplier Gigabyte now has an all-in-one package for Mac users looking to get into Thunderbolt 3 eGPU technology, and AppleInsider is testing the latest version.

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First Look: Iogear Quantum Thunderbolt 3 Pro 85 dock for 15-inch MacBook Pro

05/06/2018, 12:05 pm

Iogear is back with another Thunderbolt 3 dock with some connectivity and power improvements including a front-mounted USB 3.1 generation 1 type-C port.

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2016 MacBook Pro butterfly keyboards failing twice as frequently as older models

04/30/2018, 01:04 pm

Apple launched its new butterfly key-switch keyboard with the MacBook, with some usability complaints starting nearly immediately, but it wasn't until its adoption in the MacBook Pro in 2016 that reliability concerns started popping up -- and AppleInsider has the hard data on failure rates.

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Apple officially discontinues AirPort router product line, available while supplies last [u]

04/26/2018, 05:04 pm

Apple on Thursday announced the official death of its long-running AirPort Wi-Fi router line, a development many believed to be an inevitability after the division responsible for its development was axed more than a year ago.

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Going all-in on USB-C with Apple's ecosystem? That's impossible -- for now

04/25/2018, 09:04 am

I'm finally ready to fully embrace the smaller, reversible, more powerful USB-C port featured on Apple's recent MacBooks. But in preparing for a full switch to the versatile port, I have hit a number of roadblocks. No matter how badly I want to completely ditch USB-A, it turns out I just can't.

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