It’s been years since Apple updated the MacBook Air, and now we know why. Apple is killing the MacBook Air, and replacing it (kind of!) with a basic 13-inch MacBook Pro.
Apple’s MacBook Pro event is now in full swing, and the main event has finally arrived. After much anticipation, Apple finally unveiled a brand new MacBook Pro on Thursday, and as expected, there are some significant changes in store.
Apple kicked its MacBook event on Thursday with an Apple TV announcement that’s pretty exciting. At least for Minecraft fans. But the most exciting new announcement concerns the brand new TV universal app that will offer users access to the same TV content across devices. More →
Microsoft started slow on Wednesday, but things picked up when Panos Panay took stage and showed off a brand new all-in-one desktop PC called the Surface Studio. Now, just one day later, it’s Apple’s turn to try to wow tech enthusiasts with its own look at the future of computing. Apple’s big iPhone 7 event this past September was obviously the highlight of the year for Apple fans, and the company’s iOS 10 unveiling to kick off WWDC 2016 in June was a close second. The company’s October event might not have generated quite as much buzz as either of those two earlier press conferences, but Apple’s Mac lineup is about to get its biggest refresh in years and fans can’t wait to see what’s in store. More →
Apple’s brand new MacBook Pro for 2016 will feature a gorgeous slimmed-down aluminum case and a sleek design that rivals will continue to chase. It will feature next-generation processors and cutting-edge specs that make it the fastest and most powerful MacBook Pro Apple has ever produced. The new high-end notebook computer will include an upgraded display panel and better battery life than any of its predecessors. But despite all of those hot new improvements, there’s one new feature that people will be buzzing about more than anything else: a long thin OLED touchscreen display that will replace the top row of keys on the keyboard. Supposedly dubbed the “Magic Toolbar,” this new screen will offer users a new way to control their apps, and it may also give us a preview of next-generation Touch ID tech that will help define Apple’s iPhone 8 lineup in 2017.
Well guess what — thanks to a big leak, you don’t need to wait until Apple’s event this afternoon to seen the new Magic Toolbar-equipped MacBook Pro. More →
Apple will unveil its new MacBook Pro 2016 lineup during a special press conference on Thursday, and the company’s online store is already down. That means you might be able to preorder the new laptops as soon as Tim Cook & Co. walk off the stage this afternoon. But while it’s customary to see the Apple store go down before a product launch, it’s unusual to see retail Apple stores prepare for lines on the same day an event takes place. More →
Apple leaked its upcoming 2016 MacBook Pro design in a macOS beta release that preceded its October Mac event by a few days. In the process, it confirmed the most notable change coming to the new MacBook Pro generation: the laptop is getting a touch-based secondary display that will offer app shortcuts and a Touch ID fingerprint scanner. However, the change also brings over an unexpected problem that early buyers will have to fix. More →
Apple will unveil a new MacBook Pro model later this week, one that’s going to bring fans of the series a well-deserved redesigned. The laptop is getting thinner and lighter, reports have said, borrowing certain design lines from the 12-inch MacBook. But perhaps the most important change concerns the keyboard. Apple is rumored to replace its six-row keyboard found on any MacBook with one that has just five rows. A touch-friendly OLED display will replace the current function row keys and will offer users context aware shortcuts — and perhaps access to a Touch ID sensor.
Apple has not confirmed such rumors, but code found inside the latest macOS release points in that direction. More →
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 troubles are far from over, and there’s one more side-effect the South Korean giant will have to deal with this quarter: a resurgent Apple. According to a report, Samsung’s American rival has increased iPhone 7 production in the wake of the Galaxy Note 7 explosions and recalls. More →
Just hours before Apple planned to take the stage to unveil its latest MacBook lineup, images of the new MacBook Pro appear to have been found in the latest macOS Sierra update. According to MacRumors, the images were hidden in macOS Sierra 10.12.1, which rolled out to the public on Monday.
Apple is having an event later this week, and you won’t be surprised to hear that it’s finally going to update the poor, neglected MacBook Pro. But rumors have suggested we’re getting three new computers rather than one, and new trademark filings from Russia appear to confirm that.
French site Consomac found documents from the Euraisan Economic Commission (EEC), the FCC equivalent for Russia and surrounding nations. The documents appear to show that Apple has received permission to sell three new portable computers, models A1706, A1707, and A1708.
Apple in just a few days will unveil some sweeping and long-overdue changes to its stagnant Mac lineup, with the venerable MacBook Pro slated to receive a particularly dramatic overhaul. As we covered previously, Apple’s 2016 MacBook Pro will not only feature upgraded specs, but will also incorporate an OLED display panel located at the top of the keyboard. It’s also believed that Apple’s new MacBook Pro will feature built-in Touch ID functionality, a larger trackpad and a shallower and more reliable keyboard like the 12-inch MacBook.
It’s been a long time since we’ve seen Apple roll out a revamped and next-gen MacBook Pro. In fact, the entirety of Apple’s Mac lineup has been in dire need of a meaningful refresh for an embarrassingly long time.
Thankfully, we won’t have to endure Apple’s stale and stagnant Mac lineup for much longer. Earlier this week, Apple sent out invitations for a special media event set to take place on October 27. Apple, in typical fashion, hasn’t told us what’s on the agenda but it’s no secret that the event will focus primarily on new Macs. It’s also no secret that the star of the show will be a completely retooled MacBook Pro with a number of snazzy new bells and whistles.