Every once in a while, Apple adds a few more devices to its list of vintage and obsolete products. According to MacRumors, that list is going to grow in 2016, as an internal memo obtained by the publication shows that four computers released between 2009 and 2011 are going to be obsoleted on December 31st.
For as long as touchscreens have been around, people have been clamoring for a MacBook that they can put their sticky paws all over. Apple’s never given the idea that much thought, and there’s never been much indication that the iPad and MacBook will merge.
That hasn’t stopped fanboys the world over dreaming of some kind of iMacPad running maciOS. Someone’s even gone to the lengths of putting together a concept video, which does an excellent job of demonstrating why Apple should kill the idea with fire.
Apple’s newest MacBook Pros have got people all kinds of upset about the lack of ports, lack of graphics, or lack of a new MacBook Air.
Those are all good points, but here’s a little something to help dry your tears of Mac sadness: a $500 discount on the 12-inch MacBooks, which can snag you one of Apple’s thinnest PCs for just $800.
2016 is a courageous year for Apple. It killed the headphone jack on the iPhone 7 series, and it killed a bunch of tried and true laptop features on the MacBook Pro as well. Don’t worry though, the headphone jack isn’t one of them.
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 →
Just hours after rumors began to spread that Apple would hold a MacBook launch event at the end of October, an even more exciting report was published. According to The Wall Street Journal’s sources, Apple is planning to ditch the standard QWERTY keyboard in favor of a customizable E Ink keyboard in 2018.
Samsung is currently dealing with a massive Galaxy Note 7 scandal that was caused by a faulty battery design. Unsurprisingly, even the slightest battery design error can lead to life-threatening explosions, and we’ve seen cars and even a house destroyed as a result. The Galaxy Note 7 isn’t the only smartphone whose battery exploded, but it’s the first one to be recalled because of a widespread battery defect. iPhones can explode too, although Apple never had to resort to such extreme measures to fix battery problems. And it turns out that Apple is studying ways to make its future batteries even more efficient while also ensuring that they remain safe. More →
What happens if you’re unhappy with Apple’s customer care practices? If you’re the guy in the following video, then you simply take your petanque steel ball to the closest Apple store and start smashing everything you can, whether it’s the newest iPhone on display or a MacBook. More →
Google has already started teasing its October 4th event where Pixel smartphones are meant to show up. But that’s not everything Google is announcing in early October. The most important thing the company might unveil is the Andromeda operating system, a merger between Android and Chrome OS.
Andromeda isn’t a commercial name, but rather an internal codename for the initiative, which will represent a major shift in Android strategy. Google will be able to take the best from both worlds and release other types of Android devices, including better laptops and tablets. The first laptop running Andromeda will come out next summer, per one report.
The end of the week is nearly here. You don’t really want to be stuck in Excel all day. We get it.
Luckily, if you’re running macOS Sierra, a new feature lets websites pop video out to a picture-in-picture view, letting a small version of the video float over other windows. It’s a handy tool if you just want to keep half an eye on a livestream, but unfortunately, it requires video players to enable a picture-in-picture button, and not many have yet.
Apple is expected to debut a new line of MacBook laptops at some point in the last quarter of the year, with the long-forgotten Macbook Pro expected to finally get an update
It’s not clear at this stage whether the MacBook Air brand will be discontinued or not, but a new report reveals more details about Apple’s rumored 2016 MacBooks. More →
For as long as I’ve been recommending laptops to people, the Macbook Air has topped the list. From about 2010 onwards, it was the best combination of price, size and power for the computing needs of almost everyone. Sure, the occasional graphic design student needs the extra horsepower of the Macbook Pro, but for your average internet-using human being, the 13-incher with 8GB of RAM was the best computer.
Was. Now it’s no secret that the Air is in desperate need of an upgrade, but all the signs point to that not happening. While we’ve seen leaks hinting at a new Macbook Pro, a new Apple Watch, and ten different flavors of new iPhone, there’s been nary a blurry render of a new Macbook Air. That’s a big problem for Apple.
Apple’s MacBook is suffering as models get stale, sales plummet, and retailers resort to discounting.
During the most recent quarter ending in June, Apple sold 4.3 million Macs, an 11 percent drop compared to the same period last year, the company announced on Tuesday. That wasn’t much better than the previous quarter when Apple sold only 4 million Macs, a 12 percent decline over the previous year.