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Topic: MacBook

Apple to update MacBooks at WWDC 2017, including possible Air, Pro refreshes

05/16/2017, 02:05 pm

Apple is reportedly planning to announce MacBook updates at its Worldwide Developers Conference on June 5 -- possibly including a Kaby Lake processor upgrade for the MacBook Pro, and a similar refresh for the neglected MacBook Air.

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Apple begins inviting media to its June 5 WWDC 2017 keynote

05/09/2017, 02:05 pm

Apple on Tuesday began inviting members of the media to its keynote presentation on June 5 in San Jose, where the company will kick off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference and unveil the next-generation versions of iOS and macOS.

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In two-pronged attack, Microsoft intros low-end Windows 10 S, high-end $999+ Surface Laptop

05/02/2017, 12:05 pm

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the Surface Laptop, a new PC aimed at the educational market, despite having a $999 base price tag with 4 gigabytes of non-upgradeable RAM and 128 gigabytes of storage.

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Apple declares last polycarbonate MacBook model obsolete

05/01/2017, 10:05 pm

Apple on Monday added a handful of MacBook models to a running list of "obsolete" and "vintage" hardware, including 2010's 13-inch MacBook, the last of the company's laptops to feature a polycarbonate outer shell.

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Last call! Apple Deals: 2017 iPad for $307 ($22 off); $240 off high-end 15" MacBook Pro w/ AppleCare; $15 off $75 at eBay

04/24/2017, 04:04 pm

Today is the last day to save $22 instantly on Apple's brand-new 32GB 9.7" iPad in Space Gray (Wi-Fi Only) with no tax collected outside NY and NJ. Or pick up a high-end 15" MacBook Pro (2.9GHz, 16GB, 1TB, 460) for $3,608 ($240 off). Shoppers can also save $15 on $75 purchases now through 6 p.m. Pacific.

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Apple drops to 5th place in LaptopMag's brand rankings after leading for multiple years

04/10/2017, 01:04 pm

Apple has lost its place at the top of Laptop Mag's annual ranking of the best notebook brands after six years, with the MacBook producer dropping down to joint-fifth place, after being penalized over the high cost of its products and the apparent need to acquire dongles to expand its connectivity.

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Test finds Apple's MacBook and MacBook Pro only laptops to match or beat advertised battery claims

03/31/2017, 11:03 am

Apple's MacBooks are the only current laptops to meet or exceed their makers' battery life claims, British testing publication Which? found in a comparison of several major brands.

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Deals: Fully loaded 2015 12" MacBook for $1,299 ($450 off); Yuneec refurb Q500 4K Typhoon drone $499; 16GB unlocked iPhone 6 $230

03/08/2017, 01:03 pm

With very limited supply left, Adorama is taking $450 off Apple's 2015 12-inch MacBook (1.3GHz, 8GB, 512GB) in Space Gray with no tax outside NY and NJ. Top Rated Plus eBay sellers also have refurbished Yuneec drones for $499 ($300 off new) and GSM unlocked 16GB iPhone 6 devices for $229.97.

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References to possible 2017 MacBook Pro with Intel Kaby Lake CPUs found in macOS Sierra beta code

02/07/2017, 12:02 pm

Examination of the beta code for macOS Sierra 10.12.4 has revealed a trio of Kaby Lake processors referenced, which has pointed to specific processor substitutions for a possible MacBook Pro refresh using Intel's new processor line.

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Back to School promotions on Mac, iPad Pro start in Australia, Japan, New Zealand

02/06/2017, 01:02 pm

Apple has launched a series of Back to School promotions in Australia and New Zealand, with purchasers of new equipment online or at Apple Retail getting gift cards for a future purchase at the Apple Store.

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Apple developing ARM chip for Mac to handle low-power functionality

02/01/2017, 04:02 pm

As it looks to lessen reliance on outside chip manufacturers, Apple is developing an ARM-based Mac processor designed to take some of the burden off primary Intel silicon, a report said on Wednesday.

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Scosche USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter provides HDMI, USB-A, pass-through power for MacBook

01/31/2017, 12:01 pm

Accessory producer Scosche has launched the USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter, a dongle for MacBook that offers users a HDMI port for connecting a 1080p monitor or television, a function offered by previous generations of Apple portable computers.

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Deals: $200 off 2016 12" MacBook; 128GB 9.7" iPad Pro (Wi-Fi + Cellular) for $749; $100 off 13" MacBook Pro

01/27/2017, 11:01 am

Heading into the weekend, shoppers can pick up Apple's 2016 12" MacBook (1.2GHz, 8GB, 512GB) for $1,399 or opt for a 128GB 9.7" iPad Pro (Wi-Fi + Cellular) for $749 ($80 off). An upgraded Late 2016 13" MacBook Pro is also $100 off instantly with no tax outside NY and NJ.

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Satechi USB-C Power Meter shows power usage of devices connected to MacBook ports

01/27/2017, 11:01 am

Satechi has launched its USB-C Power Meter, a device that aims to protect MacBooks from potential damage caused through unsafe cables and accessories, by providing users with accurate readings of power drawn through the connection.

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Supply chain predicts 2017 MacBook sales will top 15M thanks to recent refresh, Kaby Lake upgrade

01/17/2017, 08:01 am

Analysts from the supply chain are predicting that sales of Apple's portable MacBook and MacBook Pro lines will exceed 15 million in 2017, on the strength of sales of the 2016 MacBook Pro, and improvements to the line with the Kaby Lake processor and possibly 32GB of RAM later in the year.

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Apple to offer 32GB of desktop RAM in top-end 2017 MacBook Pro, 16GB for 12" MacBook

01/16/2017, 05:01 pm

Answering the call of professional users, Apple is predicted to offer a high-end MacBook Pro model in 2017 with up to 32 gigabytes of -- potentially desktop-class -- RAM, while bumping 12-inch MacBook to 16GB of RAM.

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Apple's fourth beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.3 warns if display brightness affects MacBook battery life

01/16/2017, 02:01 pm

In a bid to extend battery life, the latest beta of macOS Sierra introduces a new option to the Mac's battery menu that will reduce the brightness of the display if it is above 75 percent.

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Deals: 15" MacBook Pro for $1,959; up to $175 off 13" MacBook Pros; $188-$250 off 2015 12" MacBooks

01/16/2017, 11:01 am

Shoppers can save $140 this week on Apple's 2015 2.5GHz 15" MacBook Pro with no tax outside NY and NJ. Or pick up a 13" MacBook Pro at $75-$175 off with exclusive promo code savings. Apple's upgraded 2015 12" MacBooks are also up to $250 off with special financing offers.

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Comparison: Which Apple MacBook is right for you?

01/01/2017, 02:01 pm

Having trouble deciding between the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, MacBook Pro without Touch Bar, Retina MacBook and MacBook Air? Confused about specs? Not sure if upgrades are worth the extra money? AppleInsider explains it all in this breakdown of Apple's current laptop lineup.

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No, Apple did not switch to USB-C on its new MacBook Pros to profit from dongle & adapter sales

12/23/2016, 03:12 pm

Apple's full embrace of USB-C has led to numerous user complaints,many of which are legitimate. However, there's one common refrain that keeps cropping up: A conspiracy theory claiming Apple switched to USB-C in order to make gobs of cash from selling users new adapters, dongles and cables. There's just one problem with that narrative -- it's complete nonsense. Here's why.

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