Apple on Tuesday quietly released a new versions of its 15-inch MacBook Pro and its 27-inch 5K Retina iMac. The new MacBook Pro has been updated with the Force Touch technology that Apple started using with the Apple Watch and the 12-inch Retina MacBook earlier this year. In addition to the new Force Touch trackpad, the new MacBook Pro will also feature stronger battery life that Apple says will deliver an extra hour of use, as well as a new graphics processor that the company says will make graphics run 80% faster. The computer will come in two versions — one with a 2.2GHz processor and one with a 2.5GHz processor — that will sell for $1,999 and $2,499, respectively. More →
If you were thinking of purchasing a new computer this week, it might be worth waiting a few more days to see what Apple plans to introduce. Over the weekend, several 15-inch MacBook Pro models were discontinued on Apple’s website, potentially indicating that the company is clearing the way for new MacBook Pro models with Force Touch trackpads. More →
Apple’s gorgeous new MacBook wasn’t the only laptop-related announcement made during its Monday event, as the company also announced minor updates for the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro families. Of those, the MacBook Pro got a special feature that was first demoed on stage and isn’t available in any other Mac at this time — namely, the Force Touch trackpad.
The 12-inch MacBook may be the most interesting new laptop the company will have in stores this April, but that’s not the only new Mac laptop fans will be able to purchase in Apple stores soon. In fact, the company on Monday announced it has also updated its 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display and the MacBook Air family. More →
Instead of deciding that your old Mac is haunted and putting up for sale on eBay, you could always try breathing some new life into it. After recently looking at how to upgrade your old MacBook for just $170 and checking out various OS X tricks that let you make the most of your Mac, you should also check out Business Insider‘s list of nine tricks that should speed up your aging MacBook Pro or Air. More →
Apple had a record Christmas quarter after crushing all expectations and setting a new world record for the most profitable quarter ever in the history of any company. While iPhone sales — specifically the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus versions — brought in a significant chunk of revenue and profit, Apple also sold plenty of iPads and Macs during the period. In fact, the company keeps selling lots of OS X computers each quarter, with Apple constantly tweaking their design and performance. More →
MacBook Pros are great computers but they can always benefit from getting a nice hardware upgrade. A Redditor at r/apple who goes by the name of ZuluZuluZuluZulu has posted a quick guide for anyone who wants to make their old MacBook Pro run like brand new for a relatively small sum of just under $170. More →
Remember that massive 2011 MacBook Pro graphics problem that affected thousands of users where Apple failed to provide a definitive fix? Unhappy 2011 MacBook Pro owners eventually took matters into their own hands by taking Apple to court in a class action suit in late October. AppleInsider has discovered more details about the progress of the lawsuit, as the law firm handling the case recently contacted members to uncover more interesting details, including the fact that Apple may have willfully tried to conceal the defects. More →
The days surrounding Black Friday and Cyber Monday are always packed with some of the deepest discounts you’ll find all year long on gadgets and just about anything else. Not everyone wants to purchase everything on their holiday shopping lists in one sitting, however. As is the case each and every year, sometimes people who choose to wait get rewarded if they’re willing to dig — or if others are willing to do the digging for them.
Many reports have recently detailed one significant 2011 MacBook Pro issue that’s affecting thousands of buyers, an issue that Apple has yet to publicly acknowledge. Now, the company will now have to defend itself in a new class action complaint. Law firm Whitfield Bryson and Mason on Tuesday confirmed it has filed a class action lawsuit against Apple in California on behalf of customers who have experienced consistent graphics card-related issues on their 2011 MacBook Pro laptops. More →
I am writing these words on a MacBook Pro. There are many like it, but this Mac is mine. My MacBook is the tool I use most in my life. My MacBook, without me, is useless. Without my MacBook, I am useless. I have learned all about its weaknesses, its strengths, its features and its accessories. I think I have mastered it, and managed to fix various issues to help keep it usable even though it’s an older machine — I even saved it from what could have been a fatal coffee incident, I swapped out the RAM and I replaced the hard drive with an SSD to speed it up.
One of the coolest features of Yosemite, is Continuity / Handoff, which lets iOS and OS X device users continue a certain action even after switching devices — including placing phone calls and sending regular text messages on a Mac. Unfortunately, not all Macs and MacBook models can support it, as older models do not have Bluetooth 4.0 LE chips inside. Luckily, after some digging, a Mac user revealed on MacRumors’ forum that 2011 MacBook Pros can support Continuity / Handoff features after a little tinkering. More →