Apple Officially Obsoletes First MacBook Pro With a Retina Display

As expected, Apple’s first MacBook Pro with a Retina display is now officially classed as “obsolete” worldwide, just over eight years after its release. In a support document, Apple notes that obsolete products are no longer eligible for hardware service, with “no exceptions.” This means that any mid-2012 Retina ‌MacBook Pro‌ 15-inch models still out […]

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Apple’s First MacBook Pro With a Retina Display Will Become ‘Obsolete’ in 30 Days

If you are still hanging on to a Mid 2012 model of the 15-inch MacBook Pro with a Retina display, and require a new battery or other repairs, be sure to book an appointment with a service provider as soon as possible. In an internal memo today, obtained by MacRumors, Apple has indicated that this […]

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Apple Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over ‘Flexgate’ Issue With MacBook Pro Displays

A nationwide class action lawsuit filed against Apple in Northern California court this week accuses the company of knowingly concealing a defect with a display-related flex cable on recent 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models. As discovered by repair website iFixit last year, some MacBook Pro models released in 2016 and 2017 have experienced issues […]

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13-Inch MacBook Pro Benchmarks: $1,799 Model Up to 16.5% Faster Than $1,299 Model

Geekbench results have surfaced for the new 13-inch MacBook Pro, providing us with our first look at year-over-year performance improvements. Priced at $1,299, the base model 13-inch MacBook Pro remains powered by the same 1.4GHz quad-core 8th-generation Core i5 processor as the previous generation, with average single-core and multi-score scores of 927 and 3,822 respectively. […]

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Higher-End 13-Inch MacBook Pro Models Can Use an 87-Watt Power Adapter, but Won’t Charge Any Faster

Higher-end models of the new 13-inch MacBook Pro unveiled this week are able to take some advantage of higher-wattage power adapters, as revealed in regulatory labels for the new machines. Apple’s 13-inch ‌MacBook Pro‌ models have shipped with a 61-watt USB-C power adapter since 2016, with the machines typically rated to draw at that maximum […]

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New 13-Inch MacBook Pro With Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports is Compatible With Apple’s Pro Display XDR

Apple’s new 13-inch MacBook Pro models with four Thunderbolt 3 ports are compatible with its Pro Display XDR at full 6K resolution, according to updated tech specs for the display. The base model with two Thunderbolt 3 ports remains incapable of this. Apple’s Pro Display XDR is a 32-inch 6K monitor with a P3 wide […]

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New 13-Inch MacBook Pro Announced With Magic Keyboard, 10th-Gen Processors, Up to 32GB of RAM and 4TB SSD, and More

Automatic Shutting Down and Connected Car Service is Ending on May 28 Automatic, a company that made the Automatic Adapter that plugs into a car’s OBD-II port to provide vehicle information like distance traveled, gas used, time spent in the car, and more, is shutting down. The imminent shuttering of the company was announced on […]

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Jon Prosser: Apple to Announce 13-Inch MacBook Pro Refresh Today

Automatic Shutting Down and Connected Car Service is Ending on May 28 Automatic, a company that made the Automatic Adapter that plugs into a car’s OBD-II port to provide vehicle information like distance traveled, gas used, time spent in the car, and more, is shutting down. The imminent shuttering of the company was announced on […]

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Leaker Claims New 13-inch MacBook Pro Coming as Soon as Next Month

Apple will announce a new 13-inch MacBook Pro in May with the codename J223, according to a rumor shared by YouTuber and leaker Jon Prosser. Note: it’s a refresh to the current 13” So the bigger 14” display upgrade is a big possibility — Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) April 4, 2020 Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has said […]

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Intel Unveils 10th-Gen Processors Suitable for Next 16-Inch MacBook Pro With Wi-Fi 6 and Turbo Boost Speeds Above 5GHz

Intel today announced the launch of its latest 10th-generation Core processors for high-end notebooks, potentially including the next 16-inch MacBook Pro. The batch of 45W chips, part of the Comet Lake family, are built on Intel’s 14nm++ architecture. The new H-series chips have the same base clock speeds as the 9th-generation chips in the current […]

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Apple’s Work on New Upcoming Products Progressing Normally as Employees Adjust to Telecommuting

Apple’s development of upcoming products is progressing as usual despite the fact that Apple employees around the world are working from home, according to a new report today out from Bloomberg. Apple is still working on new versions of the HomePod, Apple TV, MacBook Pro, budget iPads, Apple Watch, iPhone, and iMac, all of which […]

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Kuo: MacBooks With Apple-Designed Processors Coming Late 2020 or Early 2021, All-New Design to Follow in Mid 2021

Camera Comparison: iPhone 11 Pro Max vs. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Earlier this week we picked up a Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and did a feature overview to see if it’s worth $1,400, but we also thought we’d take a deeper look at Samsung’s newest smartphone to see how the cameras measure up to the […]

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Kuo: New MacBook Pro and MacBook Air Models With Scissor Keyboards to Launch in Second Quarter

Camera Comparison: iPhone 11 Pro Max vs. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Earlier this week we picked up a Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and did a feature overview to see if it’s worth $1,400, but we also thought we’d take a deeper look at Samsung’s newest smartphone to see how the cameras measure up to the […]

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DigiTimes: Apple to Launch 12.9-Inch iPad Pro and MacBooks With Mini-LED Displays by End of 2020

Apple plans to launch a 12.9-inch iPad Pro and multiple notebook models with Mini-LED backlit displays by the end of 2020, according to industry sources cited by Taiwanese publication DigiTimes.This lines up with information shared earlier this week by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who said Apple is developing six products with Mini-LED displays for release by […]

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Apple Working on Six Mini-LED Products Including New 14.1-Inch MacBook Pro and Refreshed iMac Pro

Apple has six mini-LED products in the works that are set to debut in 2020 and 2021, and production is not expected to be delayed by the coronavirus, according to a new note to investors sent out this morning by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.Apple is developing a 12.9-inch iPad Pro, a 27-inch iMac Pro, a […]

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Apple Begins Selling Certified Refurbished 16-Inch MacBook Pro Models in the UK

Apple has started selling certified refurbished 16-inch MacBook Pro models through its online store in the United Kingdom for the first time since the notebook was released in November 2019. All of the refurbished configurations are discounted by 15 percent compared to the equivalent brand new models.As of writing, a Silver 16-inch MacBook Pro 2.6GHz […]

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Upcoming 13-Inch MacBook Pro Models to Use Intel’s 10th-Generation Ice Lake Chips

Apple is rumored to be working on a refreshed version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro following the launch of the new 16-inch ‌MacBook Pro‌ in October, and the new 13-inch machines could adopt Intel’s 10th-generation Ice Lake chips.Over the weekend, a Twitter leaker shared a 3D Mark Time Spy benchmark of a machine said to […]

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Apple Begins Selling Certified Refurbished 16-Inch MacBook Pro Models

Apple has begun selling certified refurbished 16-inch MacBook Pro models through its online store in the United States for the first time since the notebook was released in November 2019. All of the refurbished configurations are discounted by 15 percent compared to the equivalent brand new models.Apple says refurbished 16-inch MacBook Pro models are thoroughly […]

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