After years of rumors and lofty expectations, Apple has finally unveiled a tablet that could rival its own line of laptops. The iPad Pro comes equipped with an enormous 12.9-inch Retina display and a 64-bit A9X chip that Apple says is 1.8 times as powerful as the A8X, but we want to know whether or not it can kill the MacBook. More →
What’s the worst thing about our smartphones? You guessed it: Battery life. We travel with chargers, battery packs and/or spares, and we constantly chase plugs and hug walls. The only thing that’s probably worse than no battery life is not having any Internet – but at least that would conserve whatever charge is left in the smartphone, tablet or laptop.
Mobile device makers are doing their best trying to come up with smart ways of improving batteries, but nobody has found the miracle formula yet. Not even Apple, whose battery life on new iPhones is more than decent. But the company is studying an absolutely cool way of fixing iPhone and MacBook battery worries once and for all – and this technology might prove to be a game-changer for iPhones. More →
One of the main new features of the 12-inch Retina MacBook is its USB Type-C port that can both charge the battery and let you connect other devices at the same time, but only as long as you have an adapter. And now a new accessory from the makers of the Magnetic Organization System (MOS) is promising to be the USB Type-C-friendly external battery that your MacBook deserves. More →
The Retina MacBook’s single USB-C port is troubling some potential buyers who are worried about not being able to plug all the accessories they want into the laptop. Not to mention that, without an adapter, the USB-C port isn’t even compatible with most peripherals you’d want to hook to the Mac today. However, there’s a new Kickstarter project ready to solve that problem: Meet Voltus. More →
Instapaper Marco Arment is a very influential iOS and Mac developer who has long sung the praises of many Apple products. However, he’s also not afraid to let Apple absolutely have it when he thinks they’ve delivered a subpar effort and that’s exactly what he thinks they’ve done with the new 2015 MacBook. In a scathing review published on his blog, Arment rips into Apple for the design choices it made with the new laptop and he even expresses concern about whether the company has run out of ideas for improving its computers other than making them thinner. More →
The Retina MacBook laptop is definitely a head-turner, sparking some controversy around some of Apple’s choices for its boldest notebook design yet. However, it appears that some of the 12-inch MacBook units already purchased have an unexpected Setup Assistant flaw that has nothing to do with regular Retina Macbook complaints. The error makes it look like the laptop lags all of a sudden and fails to respond.
It seems that this issue is serious enough that Apple has created a special help page on its support site to address it. More →
Some people have criticized the Retina MacBook since its official announcement both for its lone USB-C port and for the fact that it can’t deliver the same performance as other 2015 laptops. However, these criticisms have often ignored that Apple is giving a preview of the future for its mobile devices. If you want more evidence that the new MacBook is head of its time, look no further than a new discovery made during a recent teardown that shows how it’s better than any other Mac in one crucial aspect. More →
Some versions of the Retina MacBook are already available in stores and users have already started exploring Apple’s boldest MacBook design to date. The device has already been dismantled and thoroughly reviewed, but a video overview from 9to5Mac reveals one hidden feature of the 12-inch machine that not many potential buyers may know about.
The Retina MacBook is a remarkable piece of engineering, but the 12-inch ultra-slim computer does have one feature that’ll annoy many computer users: The single USB-C port that’s supposed to be used for both charging the battery and connecting peripherals. However, you won’t be able to do all these things at once without purchasing additional accessories. Apple already stocks a few models, but you might be better off looking at Kickstarter for a better solution, as there already are some products looking to fix the USB-C problem. More →
Now that Apple’s 12-inch Retina MacBook is available to the public, popular teardown site iFixit dismantled the laptop in order to take a closer look at some of the new technology used inside Apple’s latest notebook. Unsurprisingly, the Retina MacBook is very difficult to repair and you shouldn’t even think about doing it yourself. More →