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Topic: MacBook Pro

Touch Bar keyboards, 'modest' Mac upgrades on Apple's slate for 2017

12/20/2016, 10:12 am

Apple's Mac plans for next year reportedly include mostly "modest" upgrades, though the company is considering building standalone keyboards with Touch Bars and Touch ID.

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Mac losing focus of Jony Ive, others in Apple management - report

12/20/2016, 09:12 am

Despite promises by Chief Executive Tim Cook that "great desktops" are coming, Apple's Mac team has become seriously neglected in favor of iOS devices, a new report claims.

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Review: Using LG's UltraFine 4K Display with Apple's USB-C MacBooks is as simple as can be

12/17/2016, 12:12 pm

While it isn't branded as an Apple display, the LG UltraFine 4K Display is quite Apple-like, featuring a minimalist design, high-quality ultra high-resolution screen, and dead-simple plug-and-play connectivity. It's a fantastic choice and a gorgeous display if you have a USB-C equipped MacBook, with a few caveats: it lessens the appeal of the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar and Touch ID, and it doesn't utilize Thunderbolt 3.

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Apple not finding any material battery problems in MacBook Pro, prunes time indicator in 10.12.2

12/13/2016, 02:12 pm

The latest macOS 10.12.2 Sierra update has eradicated the inaccurate "time remaining" battery indicator as part of its investigation about the 2016 MacBook Pro battery life situation, leaving users with just the far more accurate percent charge figure, as reported directly by the battery and the charging circuitry.

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Watch: Up close with the 2016 MacBook Pro's 2nd-gen butterfly switch keyboard & huge Force Touch trackpad

12/12/2016, 09:12 pm

The 2016 MacBook Pro lineup features two key hardware enhancements that help boost productivity: a second-generation butterfly mechanism keyboard and the largest Force Touch trackpad ever integrated into an Apple laptop. In this latest video installment, AppleInsider takes a closer look at the new components and how they compare to past models.

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Green Monday Deals: $350 off 2016 13" Macbook Pro with AppleCare; $550 off 2015 12" MacBook; $125-$245 off 2015 15" MacBook Pros

12/12/2016, 11:12 am

With Green Monday well underway, Adorama is offering shoppers exclusive savings on a 2016 13" MacBook Pro with 16GB of memory and 1TB of space bundled with AppleCare (now $2,498). Or pick up a 1.3GHz 2015 12" MacBook for $999. Apple's 2015 15" MacBook Pros are also up to $245 off with free shipping and no tax outside NY and NJ.

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Microsoft touts Surface success, claims more MacBook switchers than ever

12/12/2016, 09:12 am

Calling the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar a "disappointment," Microsoft claims that more users than ever are switching from Apple's MacBook lineup to its competing Surface lineup of hybrid laptop tablets.

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Killer Deals: $50-$200 off 2016 MacBook Pros plus free $50-$100 gift cards, free AirPrint printers & no tax outside NY

12/10/2016, 06:12 pm

Apple authorized reseller B&H is offering shoppers $100-$200 off Late 2016 13" MacBook Pros without Touch Bar and throwing in a free $100 gift card with the 2.4GHz, 16GB, 512GB model. Or save $50 on 13" MacBook Pros with Touch Bar and score a $50 gift card. Plus, get a free $100 gift card and free Canon AirPrint printer with 2016 15" MacBook Pros. Best of all, the configurations are in stock and ready to ship.

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Killer Deals: Save up to $550 on Apple's new 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and AppleCare

12/08/2016, 12:12 pm

Prices on Apple products are steadily rising as the holiday shopping season begins to wind down. But there's still time for shoppers to save between $250 and $550 on orders for Apple's high-end 15" MacBook Pros with Touch Bar and AppleCare by combining our exclusive coupon codes with the benefit of no sales tax on out-of-state orders. A few configurations are in stock and ready to ship.

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Apple's Federighi suggests GPU issues on 2016 Retina MacBook Pro fixed in macOS 10.12.2

12/07/2016, 10:12 am

In email response to a customer regarding GPU anomalies associated with the Touch Bar MacBook Pro, Apple's senior VP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi suggested that the problem is solved in the latest macOS 10.12.2 beta.

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Apple adds basic support for Touch Bar in beta Web-based iCloud Photo Library

12/05/2016, 09:12 am

Very recently, Apple updated its beta iCloud site with support for the Touch Bar on the 2016 MacBook Pro -- but the support is bug-laden, and not fully implemented.

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Reported 2016 MacBook Pro graphics issues likely caused by third-party software [u]

12/02/2016, 10:12 pm

An undetermined number of 2016 MacBook Pro models are suffering from disturbing graphical rendering issues, with owners reporting full screen artifacts, screen tearing, flashing, random "glitches" and even system crashes. The issue, however, is related to overzealous third-party software and is not indicative of a critical hardware flaw.

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Watch: Apple's 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar vs. 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro in performance shootout

12/02/2016, 07:12 am

Apple recently released the first MacBook Pro redesign since 2012, and in typical Apple fashion, there's been some controversy over the new machines. People are talking about are the lack of legacy ports, and the need for adapters to use current devices and accessories. With so many Macbook Pro users waiting for this redesign, AppleInsider takes a closer look and compares the new 15-inch model to the old to see if you should upgrade to the 2016 model, or stick with 2015's version.

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Thunderbolt 3-equipped MacBook Pro can use external GPUs, but at a cost

12/01/2016, 08:12 am

One of the most frequent complaints about the new MacBook Pro is the relatively weak GPU as compared to some found on the Windows side. Some progress has been made very recently by independent developers, allowing the adventurous who aren't afraid to spend a few dollars to build and connect an external GPU to a Thunderbolt 3 Mac.

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Apple updates Boot Camp audio driver that was causing blown MacBook Pro speakers

11/30/2016, 11:11 am

Apple has issued an update to Boot Camp drivers within Windows, preventing the random, loud pops from over-ranging and damaging the new MacBook Pro's speakers. However, the driver doesn't fix speakers already damaged by the problem.

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Kaby Lake suitable for MacBook Pro said to debut at January's Consumer Electronics Show

11/30/2016, 09:11 am

According to reports out of the Chinese supply chain, Intel is gearing up to announce and release the H-series Kaby Lake processor, suitable for use in laptops like the MacBook Pro.

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LG UltraFine 5K Display now for sale through Apple, first orders ship in January [u]

11/28/2016, 05:11 pm

One month after it debuted onstage at Apple's MacBook Pro event, LG's UltraFine 5K Display went up for sale on Monday exclusively through Apple's online storefront for $974.

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Apple to add some 2009 & 2011 Macs to vintage and obsolete list on Dec. 31

11/28/2016, 04:11 pm

Starting Dec. 31 of this year, several 2009 and 2011 Mac models will reportedly join Apple's list of "vintage" and "obsolete" products, making them ineligible for most or typically any official repairs.

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Review: Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

11/26/2016, 01:11 pm

Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar embraces the future, delivering it in a super light, portable, attractive and expensive package. But are users ready to embrace that future? And does the 13-inch model have enough horsepower and connectivity? Find out in AppleInsider's full review.

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15-inch MacBook Pro mystery connector connects to special apparatus for emergency data transfer

11/25/2016, 08:11 am

Apple's tool for migrating data from a new 15-inch MacBook Pro's SSD soldered to the motherboard has been spotted, and utilizes the unused connector discovered in tear-downs of the hardware.

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