Apple to Announce New MacBook, MacBook Pro, and Possibly MacBook Air at WWDC

Apple to Announce New MacBook, MacBook Pro, and Possibly MacBook Air at WWDC Apple is planning to announce refreshes for its notebook lineup at its upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference set to take place in June, reports Bloomberg. New versions of the MacBook and MacBook Pro are expected to be announced, and Apple is also considering […]

Consumer Reports Retesting MacBook Pro Battery Life After Apple Says Safari Bug to Blame

Consumer Reports Retesting MacBook Pro Battery Life After Apple Says Safari Bug to Blame Last month, the new MacBook Pro did not receive a purchase recommendation from Consumer Reports due to battery life issues that it encountered during testing. Apple subsequently said it was working with Consumer Reports to understand the results, which it noted […]

Apple Said to Shift to Lower Power IGZO Displays for MacBook Pro Later This Year

Apple Said to Shift to Lower Power IGZO Displays for MacBook Pro Later This Year Apple will shift to indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO) material for MacBook Pro displays as soon as later this year, according to IHS. The research firm told DigiTimes that Apple may continue to procure MacBook Pro displays based on current […]

MacBook Pro Users Express Concerns About Limited Battery Life

MacBook Pro Users Express Concerns About Limited Battery Life A subset of users who purchased a new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar claim to be experiencing shorter than expected battery life. In particular, some users claim to be getting as little as 3 to 6 hours of battery life on a single charge, or between […]

'TouchSwitcher' and 'Rocket' Apps Let You Switch and Launch Apps From the Touch Bar

'TouchSwitcher' and 'Rocket' Apps Let You Switch and Launch Apps From the Touch Bar Two free third-party Touch Bar apps have been making the rounds this week that may be of interest to some owners of new MacBook Pros. The apps essentially offer alternative ways of accessing pre-existing macOS functions. TouchSwitcher adds an icon to […]

Expercom Offering MacBook Pro With Touch Bar For Up to $225 Off With AppleCare

Expercom Offering MacBook Pro With Touch Bar For Up to 5 Off With AppleCare Apple premium reseller Expercom is offering some notable discounts on new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models, including up to $53 off 13-inch models and up to $167 off 15-inch models depending upon the configuration selected. The discounts are even steeper […]

Classic Mac Startup Chime Not Present in New MacBook Pros

Classic Mac Startup Chime Not Present in New MacBook Pros Apple has done away with the traditional startup chime on its new MacBook Pro lineup because the machines automatically power on when the lid is opened. Pingie.com was first to note the removal of the sound from Apple’s new 13-inch and 15-inch laptops – both […]

Thunderbolt 3 Ports on Right Side of 13-Inch MacBook Pro Have Reduced PCI Express Bandwidth

Thunderbolt 3 Ports on Right Side of 13-Inch MacBook Pro Have Reduced PCI Express Bandwidth Apple has published a detailed support document highlighting the capabilities of the Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports on the new MacBook Pro, unveiling some previously unknown details and outlining the different adapters that are needed to connect various accessories. According to […]

Teardown Reveals New MacBook Pro Without Touch Bar Has Removable SSD

Teardown Reveals New MacBook Pro Without Touch Bar Has Removable SSD The new entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro without a Touch Bar has only been available for a day and just made its way into Apple retail stores, but OWC has already managed to take apart one of the machines to get a glimpse inside. The […]

New MacBook Pros Don't Include Backlit Apple Logo or Power Extension Cable

New MacBook Pros Don't Include Backlit Apple Logo or Power Extension Cable Apple’s “Hello Again” event has come and gone, leaving us with an abundance of Apple-related news and updates heading into the weekend. Below, we have shared some of the more interesting tidbits that have surfaced over the past 24 hours. Image Credit: Edgar […]

New MacBook Pros Max Out at 16GB RAM Due to Battery Life Concerns

New MacBook Pros Max Out at 16GB RAM Due to Battery Life Concerns Despite featuring more energy efficient Skylake processors, faster SSDs, better GPUs, and new thermal architecture, Apple’s revamped MacBook Pros continue to max out at 16GB RAM. Many customers have been wondering why Apple didn’t bump up the maximum RAM to 32GB, including […]

Microsoft Explains How Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook Work With Touch Bar

Microsoft Explains How Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook Work With Touch Bar Yesterday during its Hello Again event, Apple confirmed that the Microsoft Office suite of apps will be gaining support for Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro, and now Microsoft has detailed what that will look like for each app. The company said […]

New MacBook Pro and 13-Inch 'MacBook' Coming Next Week, iMac and Display Not Ready Yet

New MacBook Pro and 13-Inch 'MacBook' Coming Next Week, iMac and Display Not Ready Yet KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a new research report outlining his expectations for next Thursday’s “Hello Again” event where Apple is expected to make a number of Mac-related announcements. In line with long-standing rumors, Kuo believes the highlight […]