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Topic: Current Hardware

Apple bringing scissor switches to Smart Keyboard for iPad, 13-inch MacBook Pro

01/22/2020, 06:01 am

A new supply chain report suggests that Apple will extend its new scissor switch keyboard beyond the MacBook Pro, with it set to be used in the iPad Pro Smart Keyboard.


Sonnet Fusion Dual SATA SSD card offers Mac Pro storage expansion over PCIe

01/21/2020, 01:01 pm

Sonnet is giving Mac Pro owners an extra option to boost the capacity of their workstation with high-speed storage, with the Fusion Dual 2.5-inch SSD RAID PCIe 3.0 card enabling solid-state SATA drives to be installed via one of the expansion slots.


Scotland police don't seem to have any problem getting data off locked iPhones

01/16/2020, 09:01 am

Starting on January 20, 2020, Scotland police will begin using "cyber kiosks" to extract and examine the contents of smartphones -- including iPhones -- that have data relevant to investigations or accidents.


Rackmountable Mac Pro now available from $6,499

01/14/2020, 12:01 pm

Arriving a little over a month after its desk-based counterpart, the rack-mountable version of the Mac Pro is now available to order, with the high-performance workstation starting from $6,499.


Mac shipments continue to slide in Q4 as PC market grows

01/13/2020, 07:01 pm

Apple's share of the worldwide PC market continued a year-long downward trend amidst a wider industry rebound, as Mac shipments shrank in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to estimates released on Monday by market research firms Gartner and IDC


Apple Mac mini vs Intel NUC -- the lightweights spar

01/13/2020, 11:01 am

Apple's Mac mini is the ideal Mac for high performance in a slimline package, as well as for those who want to use their own monitor instead of relying on an integrated display. However, the existence of compact rivals like the Intel NUC can offer roughly equivalent processing power in a smaller size for a bit less money.


You can now engrave your AirPods case with emojis

01/03/2020, 12:01 pm

If you're looking for a new way to customize your upcoming AirPods or AirPods Pro case with a small selection of Emoji, Apple has you covered.


Apple Pro Display XDR 'game changer' for 'Jumanji' studio

12/24/2019, 09:12 am

Apple's Pro Display XDR is a great monitor for professional production, a major animation studio who worked on the movie 'Jumanji: The Next Level' claims, with usage of the new Mac Pro and the display during a real-world project demonstrating the benefits of using the screen without paying excessively for a reference monitor.


OWC Accelsior 4M2 offers 8TB 6GB/s storage upgrades for Mac Pro

12/20/2019, 08:12 am

Mac upgrade specialist OWC has launched the Accelsior 4M2, a PCIe M.2 NVMe SSD that is capable of transfers of over 6 gigabytes per second in RAID 0 configurations, one that is aimed primarily at Mac Pro owners seeking to add more high-speed storage to their workstation.


Mac Pro now available with $2600 8TB SSD option

12/19/2019, 03:12 pm

Following its initial launch without the option, Apple has updated the ordering page for the modular Mac Pro with a new storage capacity, with customers now able to configure a version with up to 8 terabytes of built-in storage.


Mac Pro versus iMac Pro: how to choose the best pro Mac

12/18/2019, 11:12 am

Professional users may be drawn to the new Mac Pro, but depending on the circumstances, the iMac Pro may still be an excellent option for those who don't need all that upgradability or sheer power.


Mac Pro demonstrates 'masterclass in repairability' in teardown

12/17/2019, 09:12 am

iFixit has performed a complete teardown of the new 2019 Mac Pro, highlighting how easy it is to access various components when the time comes to repair or replace them.


AirPods and AirPods Pro updated with new firmware

12/16/2019, 03:12 pm

Apple has released new firmware for its AirPods and AirPods Pro, with the updates starting to roll out to the audio accessories and install automatically, though it is unclear exactly what changes have been made to the software for the audio accessories.


Not every Mac Pro is assembled in Texas

12/16/2019, 02:12 pm

The Mac Pro may be celebrated by some customers as being an American-made product, but shipments in Europe are assembled in China.


Save thousands on 2019 Mac Pro RAM with DIY upgrade

12/13/2019, 02:12 pm

The new Mac Pro can hold up to 1.5 terabytes of memory, but paying Apple's prices for more RAM from the base amount at the time of order can add up to $25,000 to the cost of the workstation. AppleInsider offers some aftermarket upgrades as cheaper alternatives to boost the memory capacity of your new 2019 Mac Pro with a quick DIY upgrade.


Pro Display XDR works on iMac Pro at 5K, not 6K

12/13/2019, 09:12 am

Apple's Pro Display XDR offers a high 6K resolution for the Mac Pro and select Mac and MacBook models, but users of the iMac Pro are only able to use the professional-level monitor at a lower 5K resolution.


Apple details how to install Mac Pro parts, upgrade RAM and more

12/10/2019, 11:12 pm

Following a start to Mac Pro sales, Apple on Tuesday revamped a dedicated support webpage with new informational assets covering a range of Mac Pro-related topics including the upgrade of system memory, installation of PCIe cards and more.


Only use Apple's special cloth to clean Pro Display XDR

12/10/2019, 06:12 pm

Engineered to exacting tolerances using only the best materials and cutting-edge processes, Apple's Pro Display XDR is a special piece of equipment. And to protect the $5,999 nano-texture version, Apple recommends using only the special cloth that comes in the box.


Afterburner card is a $2,000 add-on for the Mac Pro, and wheels are $400

12/10/2019, 12:12 pm

The Afterburner card, an optional add-on for the Mac Pro that helps improve the video-editing experience, is priced at $2,000 when ordered preinstalled in the new modular Mac workstation. And, then, there's the $400 wheels.


Apple's $5,999 modular Mac Pro now available to order

12/10/2019, 12:12 pm

Apple has put its new Mac Pro up for order, with the redesigned and modular edition of the high-performance workstation available to buy starting from $5,999, with the first units expected to arrive in late December.