Items tagged with MacBook Pro

It looks as though the 2019 iPhones will get plenty of company on stage at Apple's fall keynote address. In addition to three "iPhone 11" models, Apple is also rumored to debut updated iPad Pro tablets and potentially an Apple Watch Series 5. But we're now learning that Apple could potentially reveal the widely... Read more...
Apple is widely rumored to launch a new 16-inch MacBook Pro later this year. It will serve as the flagship of Apple's professional notebook lineup and will likely start at around the $3,000 price point compared to a $2,399 for the 15-inch MacBook Pro. Now, the ever-reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is indicating that... Read more...
Earlier this week, Apple announced a number of updates to its MacBook family including a new entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro, a slightly revised MacBook Air, and the axing of the 12-inch MacBook. Today, the teardown experts over at iFixit got their hands on the new base 13-inch MacBook Pro and were able to confirm a... Read more...
After letting its entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro languish for the past two years without any major updates, Apple is finally "making it rain". Just in time for Back to School season, the base 13-inch MacBook Pro is gaining a number of features previously reserved for its more expensive siblings. Standard equipment... Read more...
Rumors were swirling in February of this year from noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo that Apple would be launching a new display this year along with a new 16-inch MacBook Pro. The display launch happened, but the 16-inch MacBook Pro was absent from the event that did bring some updated Macs. A new rumor is going around that Apple is launching Read more...
Recalls due to battery issues are nothing new in the laptop world. Bad batteries have overheated and caused fires multiple times over the years in different notebook brands, as well as cellphones of course. This week, Apple issued a recall on certain MacBook Pro laptops due to a fire risk associated with the battery... Read more...
Owners of previous-generation 15-inch MacBook Pros may have cause for concern. Apple has recalled some older models of the machine due to potential battery fire risks. Consumers will be able to get their battery replaced for free, however. The batteries in the affected Macbook Pros may overheat and create a fire... Read more...
Touchscreen devices have become common since the first iPhone launched years ago. Physical buttons are going away on smartphones, in cars, and on laptop computers. The lack of physical buttons means that sometimes the most basic fixes for problems can get overlooked. Case in point is a photographer's trouble with his... Read more...
It's that time again; time for Apple's yearly update to its MacBook Pro family of notebooks. The company has just rolled out its 2019 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops which come with up to the latest 9th generation mobile Intel Core processors (at least for the latter model). As the red-headed stepchild of the... Read more...
Apple just can’t seem to get it right when it comes to the keyboards on its MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro family of laptops. Even though the company is currently on the third-generation of its “butterfly key” keyboard design, customers are still complaining of premature failures. With that being said, the... Read more...
Back in January, we reported on an issue that is starting to afflict recent MacBook Pro laptops (2016 and 2017 models). The problem is labeled "flexgate" and refers to the stage light effect that appears at the bottom of the display after typical, everyday use. This is caused by a flex cable (which connects the... Read more...
Tell me if you've heard this one before -- Apple is developing its own Mac processors in an effort to bring more hardware design in-house and to avoid Intel's oft-delayed product roadmaps. That rumor is once again making the rounds, and this time it's coming from Intel employees. A new report from Axios is suggests... Read more...
When it comes to Apple rumors, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is often the go-to person with highly accurate reads on the the company's future product plans. Kuo has recently published a research note that talks about what he predicts we will see from Apple in 2019. One of the products will underscore Apple's return to into the... Read more...
Throttlegate, batterygate, bendgate... flexgate? It looks as though MacBook Pro owners have yet another hardware failure to watch out for as their devices age. No, we're not talking about keyboards that are crippled by tiny specs of dust; we're talking about the flex cable that is used to connect the 13-inch or... Read more...
The MacBook Pro has seen some interesting upgrades this year. Apple refreshed both the 13-inch and 15-inch models in July with newer hardware, then last week it added an AMD Radeon Pro Vega GPU option for users who need more graphics firepower. How much more firepower are we talking about? Some new benchmark data help... Read more...
Two of Apple's most popular products over the past year could be subject to some rather nasty malfunctions according to the company. Apple has initiated replacement programs for both the 13-inch MacBook Pro (without Touch Bar) and the iPhone X, which was recently discontinued. In the case of the 13-inch MacBook... Read more...
Apple is often frowned upon in the tech world for many reasons, one of the major reasons being its famously closed ecosystem. Apple has often gone out of its way to ensure the use of approved accessories and software as well as ensuring if your device needs repair, you have to come to an Apple authorized service... Read more...
Apple puts out one fire and then another pops up just a few feet away. That seems to be the case with its MacBook Pro family, with the latest flareup affecting both the iMac Pro and the 2018 MacBook Pros. The commonality between the two product lines (besides the operating system) is Apple's custom T2 security... Read more...
Although Apple often drags its feet when it comes to addressing any flaws in its products, the uproar over CPU throttling on the 15-inch 2018 MacBook Pro was so loud that the company had to respond. The problem stems from the fact that MacBook Pros with the Intel Core i9 option were throttling to below-default clock... Read more...
Owners of the latest MacBook Pro with Touch Bar are in for a rude surprise if the logic board inside their laptop gives up the ghost. Apparently Apple tweaked the design of the 2018 models in such a way that makes data recovery practically impossible when the system is no longer able to boot. Even Apple Store... Read more...
It seems as though controversy is destined to stay with Apple these days. In recent months, Apple came under fire for its failure-prone keyboards on MacBook/MacBook Pro models, but that backlash was somewhat mitigated by a third-generation design that largely cures the problem. However, a new controversy is brewing... Read more...
Apple has finally come clean about the keyboard on its 2018 MacBook Pro notebooks. Although we all knew why Apple put a silicon membrane under the key cap, the only "perk" that the company mentioned when announcing the new family of notebooks was that it is now quieter than the previous generation. However, a new... Read more...
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