Apple just made a whole slew of software announcements, unveiling major updates for watchOS, tvOS, macOS and iOS. On top of a bunch of exciting new features, the Mac operating system also received a welcomed name change: as rumored, it’s going to be known as macOS, and the 2016 macOS release will be named Sierra. But is your MacBook or iMac even compatible with macOS Sierra? It turns out that many old machines will be eligible for the upgrade, but some will be left behind. More →
When it comes to conceptual renders of upcoming Apple products, there’s only one designer worth keeping an eye on: Martin Hajek. Over the years, Hajek’s skillfully crafted and tantalizing concept images have provided us with insight into what future Apple hardware and software might look like. And now with reports that Apple has plans to introduce a revamped MacBook Pro with an OLED touch panel located at the top of the keyboard, Hajek has delivered yet another home run.
Based on reports from the rumor mill, Hajek yesterday released a number of renderings which aim to show us how and why Apple’s next-gen MacBook Pro could very well be a game changer. As for a release date, it’s even been rumored that Apple may introduce its revamped notebook next week at WWDC ahead of a nationwide launch in August.
You can buy an external battery for your smartphone pretty much anywhere, but it’s harder to get one for your laptop — and it’s even more difficult to find one that’s compatible with a MacBook. But that’s about to change thanks to BatteryBox Slim, an external battery that can recharge all MacBook models and offer some exciting additional features as well. More →
The iPhone 7 might become the best-selling new device Apple launches this year, but that’s not the only exciting new gadget the company is developing. More and more rumors have revealed that the MacBook Pro is getting a fresh design this year, with the flagship laptop expected to be thinner and more powerful than ever. Previous rumors claimed the 2016 MacBook Pro will be launched in the fourth quarter of the year, but a new report says the new notebook family might hit stores in August. And Apple could unveil the device in just a few days, at this year’s WWDC event. More →
Apple’s MacBook Pros are getting a radical redesign this year, multiple reports have revealed. Changes include the replacement of the top keyboard row with a secondary OLED screen that could provide context-aware shortcuts, as well an overall design overhaul. The new MacBook Pro laptops will be lighter and thinner than ever, past reports said, featuring a design similar to the 12-inch Retina MacBook. A new rumor from Asia indicates that at least one supplier is already shipping a critical component to Apple that’s needed for making a thinner laptop: the hinge. More →
Apple is rumored to give its MacBook Pro a major makeover this year, with one of the new changes concerning the function keys that make the top row of the regular MacBook Pro keyboard. Rather than going with physical keys, Apple has reportedly opted for a secondary OLED display to replace the entire row. The design change is not official yet, though it has been spotted in leaked images. Furthermore, a concept image shows us how such a design would look like. More →
Virtual reality is in full bloom this year, but to enjoy amazing VR experiences you need computers capable of heavy lifting, especially in the graphics department. That means you need to either upgrade your Windows 10 computer, or buy a new one – in other words, MacBook and iMac users will be losing out, for the time being. But Apple might have an amazing trick up its sleeve that will allow it not only to continue to slim down its laptops but also to offer VR fans a decent experience.
Storage is one of the first world problems when it comes to modern computing devices. We can’t have enough of it on iPhones and laptops, and we want it to be as fast as possible. It’s pretty self-explanatory why having more storage for pictures, media, and apps is better. But we don’t want to deal with slow memory, whether that’s iPhone flash storage, microSD cards, hard drives or SSDs. The fastest the storage, the better performance any computing device will deliver. And Samsung just announced that it’s ready to mass-produce high-speed 512GB SSDs that weigh just 1g and have a volume about a hundredth of a 2.5-inch SSD or HDD.
While the bulk of Apple’s laptop updates in recent years have been relatively incremental in nature, Tim Cook and co. have plans to really shake things up in 2016. According to a new research report from reputed analyst Mink Chi-Kuo, Apple later this year is planning to release what may prove to be its biggest MacBook Pro update in history.
We recently heard that the MacBook Air line may have reached its end of line and a new report seems to reinforce that idea. A top Apple insider who’s usually accurate in his predictions regarding unreleased Apple hardware says that the Retina MacBook line will slowly replace the MacBook Air in the near future. More →
Apple’s MacBooks are due for a substantial refresh this year, at least when it comes to design. The company is rumored to be ditching the MacBook Air line and while making the MacBook Pro thinner than ever and similar in design to the 12-inch Retina MacBook. Refreshed 13-inch and 15-inch ultra-thin MacBooks were expected in the second quarter, but a new report says the machines are going to be launched only at some point in the second half of the year. More →
A new report suggests that Apple plans to kill off the MacBook Air line this year, and focus instead on the 12-inch Retina MacBook and slimmer-than-ever MacBook Pro models. The company is yet to announce its 2016 MacBook lineup soon, but this new report is in line with what a previous rumor claimed – that Apple will launch 13-inch and 15-inch MacBooks with designs inspired by the 12-inch MacBook released last year. More →
Apple last year amazed the world with an incredibly thin new MacBook design. The all-metal 12-inch Retina MacBook comes with various technical advancements that allowed Apple to make a thinner laptop than ever before. Rumors now say that Apple will take the same design and apply it to bigger laptops this year. The company will reportedly soon launch 13-inch and 15-inch notebooks that will be included either in the MacBook, Air or Pro families.
While there aren’t any leaks to show us what a 15-inch ultra-slim MacBook might look like, graphic designer Martin Hajek’s got us covered. More →