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Your MacBook Pro Might Be Banned On US Flights: How To Check

2015 15-inch MacBook Pro models are banned on U.S. flights. More specifically, models who have not had their batteries replaced won’t get anywhere near a plane.

Apple August 14, 2019

Apple To Stop Using Butterfly Keyboards In New MacBooks: Report

A new report says that Apple is ditching the butterfly keyboards in the near future. Starting with the 2019 refreshed MacBook Air, new models are said to sport a scissor-switch keyboard design instead.

Apple July 4, 2019

MacBook Pro Catches Fire, Days Before Apple's Battery Recall Program

A user shared pictures of his MacBook Pro that caught fire, showing burn marks and a gaping hole on its bottom. As the owner explained, this occurred days before Apple announced the battery recall program for the machines.

Apple July 3, 2019

iFixit's 2019 MacBook Pro Teardown Reveals Apple Made 'Subtle' Changes To Its Butterfly Keyboard

When Apple unveiled the new 2019 MacBook Pro models, it said it made improvements on their Butterfly keyboards with 'new materials.' It didn't elaborate on that, but iFixit's teardown has gotten to the bottom of things.

Apple May 27, 2019

Apple's New 2019 MacBook Pro Lineup Unveiled, Including 'The Fastest Mac Notebook Ever' With An 8-Core CPU

The new 2019 MacBook Pro models have been unveiled with eighth- and ninth-generation processors. Apple is also debuting the first Mac notebook with eight cores.

Apple May 21, 2019

Rumored 16-Inch MacBook Won’t Arrive Until Next Year, Says Ming-Chi Kuo

Apple’s rumored 16-inch MacBook isn’t due until next year or possibly 2021, says Ming-Chi Kuo. His other prediction, a 31.6-inch display, is still apparently on track for 2019, though.

Apple April 9, 2019

MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, And Mac Mini SSD Upgrades Now More Affordable

Select SSD upgrades for the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini are now cheaper. Apple also dropped the price of the 64 GB RAM upgrade for the 2013 Mac Pro.

Apple March 19, 2019

iPhone Stops Arrow, Saves Australian Man's Life

An iPhone saved the life of its owner after it stopped an arrow. Authorities arrested the assailant while the victim suffered minor injuries in his chin.

Apple March 15, 2019

MacBook Pro With All-New Design And 16.5-Inch Display Allegedly Coming Out This Year

The new MacBook Pro, apparently set to be released this year, will feature an all-new design. It will signal the return of a large-screen MacBook model after Apple stopped making 17-inch ones in 2012.

Apple February 18, 2019

Apple MacBook ‘Flexgate’ Problem: Are You Affected?

Apple now potentially faces a new controversy nicknamed ‘flexgate.’ It refers to MacBook Pro models 2016 and above whose displays worsen overtime and show uneven, spotted backlighting.

Apple January 23, 2019

iPhone X, MacBook Pro Hardware Issues Confirmed, Apple Offering Free Repairs

Apple is offering free repairs for MacBook Pro and iPhone X units with hardware issues. If your MacBook Pro has a failed solid state drive or if your iPhone X has a misbehaving display, send it to Apple stat.

Apple November 12, 2018

Only Apple Service Centers Are Allowed To Repair 2018 MacBook Pro, iMac Pro Models

Apple is now forcing all 2018 MacBook Pro and iMac Pro owners to go to authorize service centers for all repairs. A new software lock will block self and third-party repairs on the computers.

Apple October 5, 2018

New Apple Devices Rumors: USB-C For iPad Pro, Touch ID For MacBook, Ceramic Backs And ECG For Apple Watch

Apple has introduced several changes to some of its products, including the iPad Pro, Apple Watch, and the lower-priced MacBook. The iPad Pro is expected to carry a USB Type-C port, instead of the usual Lightning connector.

Apple September 11, 2018

MacBook Pro 2018 Users Report Crackling, Distorted Speakers

Some owners of the latest MacBook Pro models have reported that the speakers sometimes produce crackling and distorted sounds. Apple is allegedly aware of the issue and is investigating.

Apple August 10, 2018

Apple Admits That The 2018 MacBook Pro Is Being Throttled But Says A Fix Is Coming

Apple has released an update that addresses thermal throttling issues on the new MacBook Pro. It claims a software bug is responsible for reported underperformance and heat issues but that older models remain unaffected.

Apple July 25, 2018

2018 MacBook Pro Models Offer Biggest Performance Improvement Since 2011, Geekbench Shows

Preliminary Geekbench results revealed that the 2018 MacBook Pro models offer the biggest performance improvements since 2011. Even better news for MacBook Pro fans is that the Geekbench scores are expected to go even higher in the coming weeks.

Apple July 16, 2018

Here’s How The Keyboard On The Newly Redesigned MacBook Pro Prevents Dust

Apple’s just-unveiled MacBook Pro not only has new specs, but it’s got much-needed changes too. The keyboard might be the biggest change of all, now with a silicone membrane underneath each key for dust and particle prevention.

Apple July 15, 2018

Students Only: Apple Gives Free Beats Headphones With Mac, iPad Pro Purchase

Get free Beats headphones when you buy a Mac or iPad Pro as part of Apple’s Back to School promotion. College students, parents, and faculty are all eligible.

Apple July 14, 2018

Apple Unveils New 2018 MacBook Pro Models: All Changes Are Under The Hood

Apple unveiled the new 2018 MacBook Pro models, but only the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar are getting updates. The laptops look the same as their predecessors, but that is because Apple focused on upgrading performance.

Apple July 13, 2018

Apple Reportedly Upgrading Every Product In Its Lineup This Fall, Even The Mac Mini

Apple is preparing a whole slew of upgrades this fall, if analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is correct, which he nearly always is. Expect upgrades for Apple’s entire product lineup, save for the iPod.

Apple July 12, 2018

Apple Registers 5 New Macs And iPads, But There’s A Huge Catch

Apple has apparently registered a filing that lists five new Mac and iPad models — each. That doesn’t mean we’ll be getting that many new products, though.

Apple July 6, 2018

Apple Is Offering Free Repairs For MacBooks With Broken Keyboards

Apple is offering an extended keyboard repair program for MacBook owners suffering from issues with their butterfly-style keyboards. It covers all MacBooks purchased not more than four years ago.

Apple June 23, 2018

Huawei MateBook X Pro Lands On US Shores With A $1,200 Starting Price

Huawei just released the MateBook X Pro in the US with a starting price of $1,200 but with specifications of a high-end ultrabook. It is now available on Amazon, Newegg, and Microsoft.

Computers May 23, 2018

Apple Hit With Lawsuit After 'Thousands' Of Users Complain About Defective MacBook Pro Keyboards

A class-action lawsuit was filed against Apple due to reported malfunctions with the keyboard on the MacBook and the MacBook Pro. Over 19,000 consumers signed a petition about the problem.

Apple May 12, 2018

Public Petition Seeks Apple MacBook Pro Recall Over Keyboard Problems

Apple's butterfly keyboard for MacBooks poses issues as the keys can get stuck from the smallest speck of dust. An online petition now calls on Apple to recall every MacBook Pro since 2016 and replace the keyboards with redesigned ones.

Apple May 5, 2018

Apple To Replace Swollen MacBook Pro Batteries, But Only Some Models Are Eligible

If the battery on your non-Touch Bar 13-inch MacBook Pro expanded for some reason, you can take it to Apple for a battery replacement. It’s completely free and valid until five years after the initial retail purchase.

Apple April 21, 2018

Apple Plans To Launch 3 New Macs With Custom Co-Processors Under The Hood This Year: Report

Apple will reportedly release three new Mac models this 2018 that in part will be powered by the company’s custom co-processor chips. Rumored to unpack soon are a modular Mac Pro and a 13-inch MacBook to replace the MacBook Air.

Apple January 30, 2018

B&H Offers $800 Discount On 15-Inch MacBook With Touch Bar

B&H is having a massive Black Friday sale on Apple products, with savings of up to $1,100. You can get a MacBook Pro, iMac, or Mac Pro for much, much less than their retail price.

Computers November 25, 2017

Best Buy Best Black Friday Deals 2017: Big Discounts On Apple MacBook Air, iMacs

Best Buy is offering a MacBook Air and a couple of iMacs at discounted prices in celebration of Black Friday. For just $1,099, get yourself the 21-inch 4K Retina Display iMac with 1 TB of storage.

Business Tech November 23, 2017

The iPhone X Can Keep Up With The MacBook Pro, Thanks To The A11 Bionic Chip

Benchmark scores have shown that the iPhone X is capable of keeping up with the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro. The amazing performance is made possible by the latest Apple processor, the A11 Bionic chip.

Apple September 15, 2017

Meet The Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro, An Unapologetic Copy Of The MacBook Pro That Costs Half As Much

Xiaomi has unveiled what’s perhaps the best attempt at a MacBook Pro ripoff. Looking at the specs and price of the Mi Notebook Pro, however, it’s clear Xiaomi didn’t merely copy Apple’s flagship laptop.

Computers September 12, 2017

Surface Book Users Not Allowed To Take Tennessee Bar Exams, MacBook Pro's Touch Bar Banned Too

Take note, lawyers-to-be: the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners has announced new prohibitions regarding the use of certain devices during the bar exam next month. Tough luck if you were planning to use a Surface Book or a tablet.

Computers June 19, 2017

New iPad Pro Models Beat High-End MacBook Pro In Some Benchmark Tests: How Did That Happen, Apple?

The new 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models surpassed the updated 13-inch MacBook Pro in some benchmark tests. Does this mean that MacBook Pro owners should replace their laptops with the Apple's new tablets?

Apple June 15, 2017

Apple Unveils Upgraded MacBooks At WWDC 2017: Kaby Lake, Faster Graphics, Better SSDs And More

Apple announced refreshed MacBook models at WWDC 2017, promising more power, faster performance, and better battery life. Here's what the new MacBook and MacBook Pro have to offer.

Apple June 7, 2017

RIP, 17-Inch MacBook Pro: Come June 30, It Will Become Obsolete

Apple has reportedly added more devices to its obsolete list, going into effect on June 30. Unsurprisingly, the last 17-inch MacBook Pro model will join the list, along with several other older devices.

Apple May 29, 2017

Apple To Announce MacBook Upgrades At WWDC? Three New Laptops Planned To Fight Back Against Microsoft

Apple is planning to unveil three new MacBook models at the upcoming WWDC 2017, according to a Bloomberg report. Among the planned updates are a new 13-inch MacBook Air, which has not been redesigned for almost seven years.

Apple May 17, 2017

MacBook Pro 2017 Specs, Design, Release Date: Everything We Know So Far

Waiting for the 2017 MacBook Pro? Here are some of the rumors and the things we know so far about Apple’s next offering in the Pro line up

Apple March 18, 2017

Sorry, But Your Oculus Rift Won’t Work On Macs Anytime Soon, Says Cofounder

The cofounder of Oculus has confirmed that Mac support for Oculus Rift headsets isn’t in the company’s roadmap, so don’t expect it anytime soon. But the idea shouldn’t be scrapped entirely, too.

Wearable Tech March 3, 2017

Users Report 2016 MacBook Pro Keyboard Issues: High-Pitched Sounds, Non-Functional Keys, And More

Users are reporting 2016 MacBook Pro keyboard problems. Here's what we've learned so far about the MacBook Pro keyboard issues.

Apple February 23, 2017

Attention, MacBook Pro Users: Office For Mac Now Has Touch Bar Support

Microsoft has now officially rolled out Touch Bar features for all Office for Mac users. Beyond Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Touch Bar functions, support for Outlook will also soon be released.

Computers February 16, 2017

2017 MacBook Pro Kaby Lake Motherboard Configurations Leaked In Apple's macOS 10.12.4 Public Beta

Apple's 2017 MacBook Pro models should get a boost in the processing department with faster Kaby Lake chips, based on references found in the macOS 10.12.4 public beta. Here's the deal.

Apple February 13, 2017

UltraFine 5K Display Will Be Delayed As Apple And LG Fix Hardware Shielding

After LG confirmed there was indeed a problem with its UltraFine 5K Display when placed near a router, Apple has delayed shipment of the said product. Shipping estimates for the display are now from five to six weeks while LG is in the process of retrofitting its product.

Computers February 12, 2017

LG Confirms 5K UltraFine Display Router Proximity Problem, Says Future Units To Be Fitted With Enhanced Shielding

LG has confirmed that its UltraFine 5K Displays indeed have router proximity problems. LG has promised that units manufactured after February won’t come with the issue, and that preexisting units will be fixed, but how exactly remains foggy.

Gadgets February 4, 2017

Apple Reportedly Working On ARM-Based Mac Processors To Handle Low-Power Functions

Apple is reportedly creating a secondary chip for Macs that’ll handle low-power tasks while in sleep mode, which will reduce battery consumption. The new chip could ship with a new MacBook Pro upgrade slated for launch later this year.

Apple February 2, 2017

Students Required To Disable MacBook Pro's Touch Bar: Here's How To Do It

The Board of Law Examiners of the State of North Carolina announced that the bar exam applicants using the new version of MacBook Pro have to disable its Touch Bar. This is a step towards preventing cheating during the exams.

Apple January 31, 2017

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