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Informal Test Shows New MacBook Pro is Quieter

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

One of the features Apple is pushing for its new Touch Bar MacBook Pro is a quieter keyboard. Less clackity-clack will no doubt make a lot of people happy, but is it really quieter? TechCrunch did their own informal test with a previous generation keyboard and the new model. They recorded the results, and there is a difference between the two, but it may not be as dramatic as some were hoping for. Still, it’s quieter, and that’s something.

New MacBook Pro Love (Mostly) and FCC Reaches for New Low - ACM 470

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

Apple Context Machine Logo

Apple announced new MacBook Pros, and Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet talk about what they like (processors and RAM) and what they don’t like (pricing on storage). They also dig into FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s efforts to reach for a new low.

Apple Discontinues 2015 MacBook Pro

· Jeff Gamet · News

2015 MacBook Pro tombstone

If you’re in the market for Apple’s 2015 MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 2 and MagSafe 2 you better act fast because it’s been discontinued.

Apple Unveils Blackmagic eGPU for MacBook Pro

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

Apple-exclusive Blackmagic eGPU for MacBook Pro

Along with new Touch Bar MacBook Pro models, Apple unveiled a new Blackmagic eGPU that’s available only through its own stores.

Ten One Design Intros Light-up Stella MacBook Charger Cord

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Ten One Designs introduced its Stella replacement power cord for MacBook and MacBook Pro chargers on Tuesday. The cord is wrapped in braided fabric, and the plug-end lights up when it’s near a power outlet. It also has a built-in clip so you can wrap the cord around your charger brick. The cable is white and you can choose between aqua and blue for the plug head. The design makes it easy to see outlets in the dark and lets you know if they have power, too. Stella is priced at US$34.95 and it ships in July.

Ten One Design Intros Light-up Stella MacBook Charger Cord

Where Shall Apple Take the Mac Next?

· John Martellaro · Analysis

Apple iMac 2017

The Macverse is bursting at the seams waiting for new Macs. A Mac specific event seems called for. Here’s what John would like to see.

Craig Federighi Doesn't See a Touchscreen Mac in the Future

· Jim Tanous · News

no touchscreen macbook

Even though Apple announced that iOS apps will soon be ported to the Mac, Apple exec Craig Federighi doesn’t think that a touchscreen Mac makes sense, stating that the explosion of touchscreens in the Windows world may end up as a failed experiment.

Geekbench Results Tease 6-Core MacBook Pro with 32GB RAM

· Jim Tanous · Rumor

Geekbench results posted this weekend appear to show an upcoming MacBook Pro featuring the latest 6-core Intel processor and 32GB of RAM, a major upgrade over the current 4-core models limited to 16GB of RAM. This suggests that a 6-core MacBook Pro could make its debut this week at WWDC.

13-inch MacBook Pro Delivery Date Slips to June 6

· Jeff Gamet · News

Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro

Apple’s Mac lineup seems to be shipping as normal leading up to this year’s Worldwide Developer Conference, that is except for the 13-inch MacBook Pro which now shows as delivering two days after the 2018 WWDC keynote.