Month: January 2018

Steve Jobs Introduced the MacBook Air Exactly 10 Years Ago Today

Today marks the tenth anniversary of the late Steve Jobs unveiling the MacBook Air, the world’s thinnest notebook at the time. After introducing the AirPort Time Capsule and sharing some iPhone and Apple TV news, Jobs walked over to his podium, grabbed a manilla envelope, and pulled out the sleek MacBook Air. The crowd at …

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Apple and Tim Cook Honor the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Apple today has honored the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a full-page tribute on its website. A photo of Dr. King is accompanied by a famous quote of his: “The time is always right to do what is right.” Apple CEO Tim Cook also shared a quote from Dr. King on Twitter …

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Toyota and Lexus to Offer CarPlay in Select 2019 Vehicles and Beyond in United States

Toyota today is introducing its all-new 2019 Avalon at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and MacRumors has learned it is the automaker’s first vehicle with support for Apple’s CarPlay. Toyota and Lexus plan to expand CarPlay compatibility to other 2019 model year and beyond vehicles with its Entune 3.0 and Enform 2.0 …

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MacBook Pro Reportedly Won't See Any Major Upgrades in 2018

Apple currently has no plans to make any major upgrades to its MacBook Pro lineup in 2018, according to DigiTimes. Of course, if accurate, the report doesn’t rule out a MacBook Pro refresh or update of any kind this year. An excerpt from the report, citing sources within Apple’s supply chain:The sources revealed that Foxconn …

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First Apple Park Drone Video of 2018 Captures Footage of Courtyard and More

Drone videographer Duncan Sinfield has shared the first new Apple Park drone footage of 2018 on YouTube today. The three minute video includes shots of Apple Park’s large central courtyard, employee fitness center and basketball courts, the Steve Jobs Theater, and more. The first part of Sinfield’s new video focuses on the landscaping within Apple …

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Apple Shares Two New iPad Pro Ads Focused on Apple Pencil and Augmented Reality

Apple today has shared two new iPad Pro ads titled Augment Reality and Take Notes. The short 15-second clips, set to the song “Go” by Louis The Child, are part of a larger campaign ongoing since last year. The first ad focuses on how the iPad Pro can run augmented reality apps based on Apple’s …

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iMac Pro is $1,000 Off at Micro Center Stores, Now $3,999 While Supplies Last

Micro Center stores are currently offering the base model iMac Pro for $3,999, a significant $1,000 discount off Apple’s regular price, and by far the lowest price we’ve ever seen for the powerful desktop workstation since it was released a month ago. Micro Center says the deal is available at its retail stores only and …

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Office Depot and OfficeMax Offering $28 Aftermarket iPhone Battery Replacements Until February

Office Depot and OfficeMax today informed us they have lowered their iPhone battery replacement fee to $27.99 at select stores across the United States through February 4, 2018, undercutting Apple’s $29 price by one dollar. The lower price, down from $49.99 regularly, is applicable to the iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, …

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Apple Shares New Video Highlighting Portrait Lighting on iPhone X

Apple this afternoon uploaded a new iPhone X video to its YouTube channel, this time showing off the new Portrait Lighting mode on the iPhone X. In the 38-second video entitled “A New Light,” Apple explains that Portrait Lighting offers studio quality lighting effects without the studio, while also showing off each of the different …

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Adorama and Best Buy Sales Include Up to $200 Off New MacBook Pros and MacBook Air

Adorama has marked down a collection of MacBooks this week, with instant rebates that start at $150 off Apple’s mid 2017 refresh of the 13-inch MacBook Pro and increase to $200 off the 15-inch model. Adorama’s markdowns on the latest MacBook Pros provide some of the best sale prices for these custom configurations found online, …

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Visa Dropping Signature Requirement for Chip Cards and Apple Pay Starting in April

Visa today announced it will eliminate its signature requirement for EMV payments beginning April 2018 in the United States and Canada. The change will apply to both chip-and-signature credit and debit cards, and contactless payment solutions like Apple Pay when linked to a Visa credit or debit card. The change is designed to allow for …

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MacRumors Giveaway: Win an Adventure Leather Satchel for Your MacBook Pro From Intrepid Bag Co

For this week’s giveaway, we’ve teamed up with Intrepid Bag Co to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win an Adventure Leather Satchel Bag designed for Apple’s line of MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro machines. Available in 13 and 15-inch size options, the Adventure Leather Satchel is made from high-quality full grain tobacco-colored leather …

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Air-Gapped MacBook Air Helped Rian Johnson Avoid Leaks When Writing 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

Writer/director Rian Johnson did an interview with The Wall Street Journal this week, discussing his favorite tech essentials that he uses both casually and professionally, including for the creation of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In regards to the scripting process of The Last Jedi, Johnson said that he wrote the entire film on an …

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