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Topic: Current Hardware

What to expect at Apple's September iPhone release event and when it will be

08/20/2018, 12:08 pm

Unless Apple breaks with years of tradition, it is about to reveal the date of its new iPhone launch. AppleInsider pins down when that's most likely to be, plus what you can and shouldn't expect to see there.

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Logitech reveals its first vertical mouse, the MX Vertical

08/20/2018, 09:08 am

Logitech has revealed the MX Vertical, a new Mac and Windows mouse intended to reduce muscle strain for some people by putting the wrist in a less stressful position.

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A year with Apple's 5K iMac: Still the best Mac for your money

08/18/2018, 01:08 pm

It's been over a year since Apple refreshed its iMac lineup with updated hardware and added Thunderbolt 3. After long-term daily use of the computer in that period, now is probably a good time to reflect on the iMac, and how we feel about the machine a year after release.

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New MacBook Air coming by end of quarter, research firm claims

08/15/2018, 01:08 pm

Apple is planning to release an updated MacBook Air towards the end of the current quarter, which ends in September, according to one research firm.

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Compared: 2018 i9 MacBook Pro versus iMac 5K performance

08/15/2018, 11:08 am

Apple's latest 15-inch MacBook Pro models with Intel Core i9 processors pack some serious power, more than enough to serve as a consumer desktop replacement. Can they also stand in for Apple's top-of-the-line iMac or iMac Pro? Find out in our head-to-head comparison.

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Quanta rumored to be building new 'inexpensive' MacBooks in Dec. quarter

08/13/2018, 10:08 am

Frequent Apple partner Quanta should soon see a surge in orders thanks to "new inexpensive notebooks" from the former, a report claimed on Monday.

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Review: Apple and Blackmagic's eGPU with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity

08/12/2018, 01:08 pm

AppleInsider takes an in-depth look at Apple and Blackmagic's Thunderbolt-enabled eGPU, testing the MacBook-accelerating hardware with a gamut of tests from 5K gaming to video editing. We show you everything that sets this eGPU apart from the pack.

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Comparing the Core i9 and graphical performance of the 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Dell's XPS 15

08/09/2018, 11:08 am

The 15-inch MacBook Pro's Core i9 processor is fast, but how does it stand up against another notebook packing the same chip? AppleInsider pits the new high-specification MacBook Pro against the Dell XPS 15 to see how Apple's latest release stacks up to the competition.

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Sonnet's new Echo 11 Thunderbolt 3 dock promises plenty of ports and full power for MacBook Pro

08/08/2018, 12:08 pm

Sonnet on Wednesday launched the Echo 11, a new Thunderbolt 3 dock geared primarily towards MacBook Pro owners.

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Everything you need to know about Apple's T2 chip in the 2018 MacBook Pro

08/08/2018, 11:08 am

Apple's custom T2 chip recently made its way from the iMac Pro to the 2018 MacBook Pro, where it is responsible for a lot more than people think. AppleInsider explains everything you need to know about it.

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Add these Mac accessories to your back-to-school shopping list

08/06/2018, 01:08 pm

So you're getting ready to head back to school, perhaps with a new MacBook or MacBook Pro. You may want to add a few accessories to get the most out of your device. AppleInsider has rounded up the best accessories for your Mac to make returning to school even better.

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August 6, 1997 -- The day Apple and Microsoft made peace

08/06/2018, 10:08 am

Bill Gates and Steve Jobs came together 21 years ago, when Microsoft agreed to invest $150 million in Apple stock. The deal shocked Apple purists, but it helped put Apple on a firm footing for a few reasons -- and made its historic run possible in the second Steve Jobs era.

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15-inch 2018 MacBook Pro compared - which upgrades are worth it?

08/04/2018, 12:08 pm

The changes in the 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro prompts comparisons between the models from potential customers. AppleInsider compares the low, mid-range, and high-end options in a series of benchmarks, to see if it's worth paying more for the better-specification models.

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Comparing the 13-inch 2018 MacBook Pro vs. MateBook Pro

08/02/2018, 11:08 am

Some reviewers are saying Huawei's MateBook X Pro is the closest you can get to a MacBook Pro without buying in to Apple's ecosystem -- and with a starting price of only $1,200, it might actually be a viable alternative to the new 13-inch MacBook Pro, which is priced at a hefty $1,799. The MacBook Pro is, however, the best all-around 13-inch laptop we've seen so far, so let's put the two side-by-side and see if the MateBook X Pro lives up to the hype.

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Apple's HomePod seizes 'small but meaningful' portion of US smart speaker market

08/02/2018, 10:08 am

Apple's HomePod is edging its way into the U.S. smartspeaker market, but has plenty of ground to cover if it wants to catch up with industry leaders Amazon and Google.

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Review: The 2018 MacBook Pro with i9 processor is the fastest laptop Apple has ever made, but it could be better

07/29/2018, 11:07 am

The i9 MacBook Pro is a feat of engineering and design that Apple has carried forward for the last three models, but choices made at the inception of the line are echoing forward to today, cutting back a very little bit on what the computer could be.

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Review: The 2018 i7 15-inch MacBook Pro is much more than a spec bump

07/28/2018, 10:07 am

Looking at the outside of the computer, it is very easy to think that the new 15-inch MacBook Pro with Core i7 processor is unchanged from last year's model. However, there are a surprising amount of improvements beyond just a new and powerful processor that Apple users have been looking for.

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Apple releases new Mojave and AppKit design resources for Mac, Apple Watch

07/26/2018, 12:07 pm

In an attempt to make it easier to design apps for the Apple Watch and Mac, Apple has updated its Human Interface Guidelines with new templates for the new operating system versions it will release in the fall.

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Apple's T2 chip may be behind small number of crashes in iMac Pro, new MacBook Pro

07/26/2018, 09:07 am

A number of iMac Pro and MacBook Pro owners have reported issues with macOS enduring kernel panics, with initial investigations into the problems suggesting something connected to Apple's T2 security chip is to blame -- but actual service numbers don't point to a hardware problem.

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Where is Apple's innovative iPad, MacBook Pro hardware to rival Microsoft's Surface?

07/25/2018, 01:07 pm

Despite getting lighter, thinner and faster, Apple's iPad tablets and MacBook notebooks haven't dabbled into entirely new desktop computing form factors and experimental hardware concepts the way Microsoft has with its Surface business segment -- and for good reason. Here's a look at why.

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