In the coming weeks and months, travelers will no longer be able to keep iPads or small MacBook models in their bag when passing through security screenings, and will instead have to place them in a separate bin to be X-rayed, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration announced on Wednesday.
Apple on Wednesday launched its annual Back to School promotions for the U.S and Canada, offering qualified shoppers wireless Beats headphones if they buy a Mac or an iPad Pro. Alternatively, Apple-authorized resellers are offering their own great deals on new Mac purchases for students and non-students alike.
Apple authorized resellers are slashing prices on new and closeout hardware heading into the last weekend in June. Save $200 to $345 on 2016 12" MacBooks with no tax outside NY and NJ. Or snap up a 2017 27" iMac at $100 off. Apple's 2017 13" Air with 256GB of storage is also $1,129 ($70 off).
Overshadowed by new hardware "sneak peeks" and software news, Apple on Monday updated its MacBook and MacBook Pro lineups with Intel Kaby Lake processors, while giving the MacBook Air a minor speed boost.
Apple took its online store down on Monday, hours before its annual Worldwide Developers Conference is set to kick off, potentially tipping its hand and revealing new hardware will be announced in a keynote address.
An extensive thread from "Foxconninsider" on Reddit has answered user questions about forthcoming Apple products, including limited information on a 2018 MacBook Pro refresh, the death of the MacBook Air, an "Apple Smart Glasses" project, the "Siri Speaker" and the "iPhone 8" — but a previous rumor that was refuted has been reiterated and casts significant doubt on the user and the data provided.
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.
In Tuesday's Apple earnings conference call, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook declared that the company was "investing aggressively" in the Mac, signaling that meaningful refreshes are in the pike for years to come.
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.
Shoppers looking for the lowest prices on 13" MacBook Airs can save $200 this week with special financing offers. MacMall is also knocking $5 off Apple's new 2017 32GB iPad (Wi-Fi) in Silver with units in stock. Refurbished iPhone 5s devices (GSM unlocked) are discounted to $99.99 as well.
For 24 hours only, B&H Photo is taking $800 off Apple's fully loaded 11" MacBook Air (Early 2015) featuring a 2.2GHz Core i7 processor, 8GB of memory and 512GB of storage with free shipping and no tax outside NY and NJ.
B&H Photo this week is offering shoppers $200 off two popular 13" MacBook Air configurations or $150 off Apple's Late 2016 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pro with 512GB of storage. Beats Tour2 in-ear headphones are also marked down to $54.95 with no tax outside NY and NJ.
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.
Shoppers this week can pick up a refurbished 27" iMac 5K (3.2GHz, 8GB, 1TB FUS) with M390 graphics for $1,299.99 on eBay. Plus, save $100 on a 13" MacBook Air or 2.6GHz Mac mini at B&H with no tax collected outside NY & NJ. B&H is also discounting the 500GB G-Drive by 50% today only.
AirBar on Wednesday showed off a prototype "plug-and-touch" USB device that turns Apple's 13-inch MacBook Air into a touchscreen laptop, a feat accomplished through infrared light, sensors and other proprietary technology.