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Friday, July 13, 2018

FeatureFirst look: Apple's 2018 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

First look: Apple's 2018 13

Our new 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is already in for testing after orders for Apple's latest professional laptop went live on Thursday. Read on for our first look at each new feature, benchmarks for the new quad-core CPU and a comparison with a top-spec 2017 15-inch MacBook Pro.

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

VideoHands on with the new Apple and Blackmagic Thunderbolt 3 eGPU

Hands on with the new Apple and Blackmagic Thunderbolt 3 eGPU

Along with Thursday's 2018 Macbook Pro refresh, Apple also announced a partnership with Blackmagic Design which resulted in a new external GPU with an 8GB AMD Radeon Pro 580 GPU — and AppleInsider has it on the test bench.

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iPhone survives 1,000-foot plummet out of a plane, located by owner with 'Find my iPhone'

iPhone survives 1,000-foot plummet out of a plane, located by owner with 'Find my iPhone'

The phone landed in a residential neighborhood after the incident, and was located by the owner without a scratch on it from the ordeal.

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

How to save up to $535 on Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro

How to save up to $535 on Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro

With Apple's newest 2018 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros hitting store shelves, now is the time to secure your place in line for the configuration you want and take advantage of free expedited shipping with no sales tax in most states (saving many shoppers up to $535). Select models are also eligible for 0% financing for 12 months as well.

ReviewApple's new leather MacBook Sleeve is finely crafted and high quality — but at a cost

Apple's new leather MacBook Sleeve is finely crafted and high quality — but at a cost

Apple's leather sleeves must be solid performers, even with their questionable price. Apple has continued to add leather accessories to their growing lineup of cases and covers after starting out with those for the iPhone, and AppleInsider has the latest addition.

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ExclusiveBack to School Blowout Deals: Up to $1,050 off Apple iMacs with 0% financing

Back to School Blowout Deals: Up to $1,050 off Apple iMacs with 0% financing

Grab 'em while they last! Apple authorized reseller Adorama is knocking up to $1,050 off Late 2015 iMacs exclusively for AI readers. Inventory is extremely limited on the closeout configs with 0% financing and no tax collected outside NY and NJ.

App Roundup: Astropad, Oilist, Cthulhu Chronicles, Farrago, more!

App Roundup: Astropad, Oilist, Cthulhu Chronicles, Farrago, more!

In the constantly-changing landscape of the App Store and the software marketplace, new apps and updates to existing titles are announced all the time. AppleInsider highlights some of the more notable app introductions and software updates for iOS and macOS that surfaced in the past week.

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This week on AI: New MacBook Pros, iOS 11.4.1, AirPlay 2, Apple's 2018 roadmap & more

This week on AI: New MacBook Pros, iOS 11.4.1, AirPlay 2, Apple's 2018 roadmap & more

New 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros stole the show this week, but we also picked up rumors about Apple's product slate for the rest of the year, including future iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches.

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Friday, July 13, 2018

2018 MacBook Pro keyboards include silicone membrane, might protect against key failure

2018 MacBook Pro keyboards include silicone membrane, might protect against key failure

Apple is advertising the new MacBooks as having an updated, "quieter" keyboard, but has said little about the new design. A teardown of the hardware on Friday, however, reveals a new silicone membrane encases each key that potentially serves as a dust-repelling feature to protect against malfunctions.

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Apple partners with Malala Fund on education for Brazilian girls

Apple partners with Malala Fund on education for Brazilian girls

Apple on Friday announced a partnership between its Brazilian Developer Academies and the Malala Fund, which will launch projects intended to "empower girls, teachers and policymakers through skills development, school enrollment efforts and education advocacy."

LG UltraFine 4K, 5K & Apple Thunderbolt monitors can be used as True Tone displays

LG UltraFine 4K, 5K & Apple Thunderbolt monitors can be used as True Tone displays

Apple has detailed True Tone features in the 2018 MacBook Pro, with some surprising displays on a list of compatible monitors.

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AR Quick Look brings augmented reality to Safari in iOS 12

AR Quick Look brings augmented reality to Safari in iOS 12

Online shopping will get a lot more interactive this fall when iOS 12 launches, thanks to the new feature AR Quick Look. Instead of relying on user-installed apps, AR Quick Look makes it easy to view AR capable images right from within Safari.

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VideoSiri gets supercharged with watchOS 5 on Apple Watch

Siri gets supercharged with watchOS 5 on Apple Watch

Siri got some seriously useful enhancements in watchOS 5, going a long way towards making the Apple Watch more independent. AppleInsider delves in to see how Apple's personal assistant will help out in the forthcoming update.

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Enter to win two tickets to the Silicon Valley premiere of 'General Magic'

Enter to win two tickets to the Silicon Valley premiere of 'General Magic'

The film, which tells the story of a group of Apple veterans who invented a smartphone-like device 15 years too early, will have its area premiere July 26 in San Jose. AppleInsider and General Magic are partnering up to give away 25 pairs of tickets to the premiere. Find out how to enter today.

EditorialApple says the 2018 MacBook Pro keyboard doesn't improve reliability, and that's not great

Apple says the 2018 MacBook Pro keyboard doesn't improve reliability, and that's not great

While repair data collated by AppleInsider continues to suggest that Apple has made some reliability improvements in the MacBook Pro keyboard in the past year, there appears to be no changes made to the third generation butterfly switch keyboard beyond a quieter typing experience — but there should have been.

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Two more iPad model numbers surface in Eurasian regulatory filings

Two more iPad model numbers surface in Eurasian regulatory filings

New iPad models could be on the way, after a new filing at the Eurasian Economic Commission (ECC) shows the regulator is authorizing two models for sale in Russia and other markets in the region, along with updates to other models showing they will run iOS 12 instead of iOS 11.

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FeaturePodcast discusses the new MacBook Pro, alleged industrial espionage, and iOS USB Restricted Mode

Podcast discusses the new MacBook Pro, alleged industrial espionage, and iOS USB Restricted Mode

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and Andrew discuss the new MacBook Pro, allegations of industrial espionage as an engineer is said to have stolen secrets from Apple and tried to board a flight to China, and iOS USB Restricted Mode and what it means for you.

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Adobe eyeing iPad release of full Photoshop suite in 2019

Adobe eyeing iPad release of full Photoshop suite in 2019

Adobe has confirmed that there are full-featured cross-platform apps coming for Photoshop, but less clear is an announcement date, and a release window.

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ExclusiveKiller Deals: Save up to $350 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states & 0% financing [u]

Killer Deals: Save up to $350 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states & 0% financing [u]

AppleInsider readers can take advantage of exclusive coupons and instant discounts this week to instantly save between $50 and $350 on every Mid 2017 MacBook Pro, including Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15" MacBook Pro. Plus, sales tax will not be collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ and systems qualify for 0% financing OAC.

LG Display secures orders to supply OLED and LCD screens for 2018 iPhones

LG Display secures orders to supply OLED and LCD screens for 2018 iPhones

Apple has placed an order with LG Display for OLED and LCD display panels, a report claims, with the South Korean firm said to be providing screens that will be used in the 2018 iPhone refresh this fall, alongside existing display provider Samsung.

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Apple highlights Apple Pay Cash in latest ad series

Apple highlights Apple Pay Cash in latest ad series

Apple on Thursday shared four short commercials touting Apple Pay Cash, the company's in-house person-to-person payments solution that lets users send money to friends, family and other parties with a text.

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Apple launches $300M fund to power Chinese supply chain with clean energy

Apple launches $300M fund to power Chinese supply chain with clean energy

Apple on Thursday announced a new initiative that seeks to power its Chinese supply chain with renewable energy sources, with the company and initial suppliers expected to invest nearly $300 million in the project over the next four years.

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Hot Deals: $800-$1,400 off 15" MacBook Pros; RAVPower wireless chargers from $23; $20 off $200+ CPO iPhones

Hot Deals: $800-$1,400 off 15

Apple deals are heating up this week with instant savings on closeout hardware. Save up to $1,400 on loaded Late 2016 15-inch MacBook Pros with at least 1TB of storage. Gazelle is also knocking an additional $20 off all CPO phones priced at $200 or more, including the iPhone X, and RAVPower wireless chargers are up to $25 off with coupon.

Mac shipments continue to outpace overall PC sales trends

Mac shipments continue to outpace overall PC sales trends

New estimates from market research firm Gartner suggest Apple's Mac business grew in the second quarter of 2018, contributing to a year-over-year upturn in the embattled PC market, its first in six years.

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VideoEverything new in Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro

Everything new in Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro

Apple just released the long-awaited new 2018 MacBook Pros, and while identical at first glance, there are a lot of features that differentiate them from the 2016 and 2017 models.

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Justice Department appeals AT&T merger with Time Warner

Justice Department appeals AT&T merger with Time Warner

The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday appealed a federal court ruling that paved the way for AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner, potentially putting the $85.4 billion merger in jeopardy.

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Apple Music's 'Carpool Karaoke: The Series' nominated for Emmy Award

Apple Music's 'Carpool Karaoke: The Series' nominated for Emmy Award

Though lacking critical and audience acclaim, Apple Music's "Carpool Karaoke" is turning a few industry heads, as the series is up for a prestigious television award.

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Apple's Tim Cook & Eddy Cue return to elite Sun Valley conference for 2018

Apple's Tim Cook & Eddy Cue return to elite Sun Valley conference for 2018

Apple CEO Tim Cook and senior VP Eddy Cue have once again made an appearance at the annual Sun Valley conference in Idaho, attended by the elite of the media and technology worlds.

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Study: iPhone 6 has highest failure rate among iPhones — but Samsung's rate is higher

Study: iPhone 6 has highest failure rate among iPhones — but Samsung's rate is higher

A new study by a security firm finds that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S are much more likely to fail than any other iPhone model — however, Samsung has a failure rate higher than that of any other manufacturer tracked by the firm.

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FeatureT2 chip in iMac Pro & 2018 MacBook Pro controls boot, security functions previously managed by CPU

T2 chip in iMac Pro & 2018 MacBook Pro controls boot, security functions previously managed by CPU

Apple's new T2 chip in the iMac Pro and 2018 MacBook Pro is far more than a refinement of the family of sub-processors that launched in the 2016 MacBook Pro, with expanded responsibility encompassing FaceTime camera image quality, drive security, and total control over the boot process.

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iPhone 7 survives two day 30-foot submergence, text at depth alerts diver

iPhone 7 survives two day 30-foot submergence, text at depth alerts diver

Thanks to the magic of waterproof cases, an iPhone 7 lost overboard during a vacation not only got a text message alerting a diver to its location, but kept 84 percent battery life through the ordeal.

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FeatureWhat is Apple's True Tone technology on the 2018 MacBook Pro, and why does it matter?

What is Apple's True Tone technology on the 2018 MacBook Pro, and why does it matter?

Apple's MacBook Pro refresh on Thursday revealed Apple has incorporated True Tone technology into a Mac's display for the first time. AppleInsider sheds some light on the color management system that aims to keep the image the same for the user, wherever they are situated.

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Apple warns last Photo Print Products orders must go out before Sept. 30

Apple warns last Photo Print Products orders must go out before Sept. 30

Apple on Thursday began alerting Photos users on the Mac that it will stop taking orders for its Photo Print Products service after Sept. 30 this year.

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Apple launches Back to School promotion with free Beats headphones offer

Apple launches Back to School promotion with free Beats headphones offer

Apple has commenced its summer back-to-school promotion, offering its education customers free Beats headphones on top of existing savings for select Mac desktops and iPad Pro models, as well as discounts on other related products.

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Apple finally discontinues 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro

Apple finally discontinues 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro

Following the release of the 2018 MacBook Pro refresh, Apple has quietly, finally, stopped selling the 2015 MacBook Pro as new on Apple.com after a three-year run.

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EditorialMaxed out 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro at $6699 isn't Apple's most expensive laptop ever

Maxed out 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro at $6699 isn't Apple's most expensive laptop ever

The 15-inch MacBook Pro configured to the hilt is a very expensive machine, but it isn't even Apple's most expensive laptop in history.

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Apple adds Leather Sleeve for new 13- & 15-inch MacBook Pros

Apple adds Leather Sleeve for new 13- & 15-inch MacBook Pros

Not content with new MacBook Pros and an external GPU, Apple on Thursday also launched new Leather Sleeves, sized for 13- and 15-inch Pros.

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Apple & Blackmagic launch new eGPU to match updated MacBook Pros

Apple & Blackmagic launch new eGPU to match updated MacBook Pros

Accompanying the refreshed MacBook Pros launched on Thursday, Apple is now also preparing an external GPU developed in cooperation with Blackmagic, which sports an AMD Radeon Pro 580 GPU with 8 gigabytes of memory.

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Apple refreshes MacBook Pro with six-core processors, 32GB of RAM

Apple refreshes MacBook Pro with six-core processors, 32GB of RAM

Apple's MacBook Pro refresh features up to six-core processors, a 32GB of RAM option, a True Tone display on some models, and a new quieter third-generation keyboard.

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