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Evidence is mounting that the ill-fated Butterfly mechanism keyboard that Apple has been using in its notebook computers ever since the MacBook debuted in 2015 will eventually become history. AppleInsider has the goods:
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suspects that the [rumored] 16-inch MacBook Pro will be the first Apple laptop to shift [back] to a scissor mechanism …
Furthermore, Kuo is predicting that the entire MacBook Air and MacBook Pro lines will migrate in 2020 to the technology.
Some think this is evidence of the subtle hand of Apple’s COO Jeff Williams.
In this part 3, John continues the saga about a failed 2018 MacBook Pro and its Thunderbolt Dock. It’s been quite an adventure.
This is part 2 of John’s continuing saga of a failed MacBook Pro. Herein: experiences in the local Apple store.
Andrew Orr and Dave Hamilton join host Kelly Guimont to talk about the new Mac laptop updates and the latest security flaw courtesy of Zoom.
The 2019 Back to School sales are starting with Apple. The MacBook Air price has been lowered to US$1,099 and updated with True Tone.
For the first time in 15 years, John has had a Mac product fail utterly. The experience confirms the observations of others.
A 16-inch MacBook Pro is set to land this September, according to analysts, but it is likely going to cost a small fortune.
Apple announced a voluntary 15-inch MacBook Pro recall due to overheating batteries that pose a safety risk.
iFixit has completed its 2019 MacBook Pro teardown, revealing tweaks to the butterfly keyboard. Ultimately it received a low score.
It’s irritating when the keyboard on a MacBook of some kind fails. But are the complaints out of proportion? John weighs in.
Today Apple updated the MacBook Pro line with faster 8th- and 9th-generation Intel Core processors with eight cores.
Apple is now serious about MacBook keyboard problems some people may have, and repairs at Apple Stores promise next-day turnaround.
Most keyboard-related repairs will be required to be completed in store until further notice. Additional service parts have been shipped to stores to support the increased volume.
These repairs should be prioritized to provide next-day turnaround time. When completing the repair, have the appropriate service guide open and carefully follow all repair steps.
Besides updating its line of iMacs, Apple has quietly made MacBook Pro SSD upgrades more affordable.
2TB and 4TB SSD upgrade options for 13 and 15-inch machines are now more affordable, with Apple dropping prices as much as $400. Upgrading to 2TB of storage on the 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro models is now $200 cheaper, while upgrading to 4TB on the 15-inch MacBook Pro is $400 cheaper.
It seems that the newest Macs have an unresolved audio glitching bug that has to do with Apple’s T2 security chip.
The Touch Bar on recent Macs doesn’t seem to get a lot of love, but David Nield writes about macOS Touch Bar apps that do make use of it.
We’re only going to limit ourselves to mentioning one Apple app in the list, but dig around, and you’ll find that pretty much every native macOS program includes some Touch Bar shortcuts you might find useful.
Personally I’m of the opinion that the feature is gimmicky and doesn’t add much functionality to Macs.
Apple is offering Back to School promotions in Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, and South Korea, including free Beats headphones.
Mujjo released a very smart leather-folio case for the new 13″ MacBook Air and MacBook Pro on Wednesday. It has a single-leather panel on the outside and zips that go around three sides to make accessing the interior easier. The inside is felt-lined and contains a variety of compartments, including some for bank cards. The case is treated to be water-repellant. The Mujjo folio sleeve comes in black and is available online for €119.90 ($134.38) with free worldwide shipping.
Yesterday Costo started selling Macs on its website, and you can pick up a Costco Mac and get a US$50 to US$200 discount.
Bryan Chaffin and guest-host Jim Dalrymple talk about how they use their iPads, and it turns out they’re pretty different use cases. They try to talk about where Apple TV might go but venture into a much deeper conversation about Apple’s original TV shows and videos. Spoiler: one of them is a pessimist. They close the show by examining the state of the Mac. Another spoiler: one of them is a pessimist!
Space Gray 15-inch MacBook Pros with a Radeon Vega graphics are now available to purchase on the Apple Store. Users can choose from Radeon Pro 560x, Radeon Pro Vega 16 and Radeon Pro Vega 20 options. The Pro Vega 16 will add $250 to the cost of the machine, while the Pro Vega 20 options will add $350. Apple announced the introduction of the Radeon graphics following its October 30th ‘There’s More in the Making’ event.