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Bloomberg: Apple to launch iPhone Pro, 16 inch MacBook Pro in September (and much more)

Apple has a habit of introducing new iPhones in September, but according to a report from Bloomberg, next-gen smartphones may just be one part of the company’s next hardware event. Bloomberg’s sources indicate that we can expect three new iPhones, new iPad and iPad Pro models, and the first MacBook Pro to feature a 16 […]

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Apple brings Intel Coffee Lake chip, Touch Bar to 13 inch MacBook Pro

Apple is giving its entry-level MacBook Pro a spec bump while keeping the same $1,299 starting price (or $1,199 for college students during a back-to-school promotion). The new MacBook Pro 13-inch laptop features a quad-core Intel 8th-gen Core i5 “Coffee Lake” processor with Intel Iris Plus 645 graphics and a Touch Bar with Touch ID, meaning […]

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Lilbits 368: Huawei can’t seem to catch a break

In the days since the US put Huawei on an “entities list” and prohibited US companies from doing business with the Chinese tech company, the implications have kept piling up. A number of companies based outside the US have ceased working with Huawei, including UK-based chip designer Arm since the company uses some technology developed in […]

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Apple’s 2019 MacBook Pro has an improved keyboard, up to an octa-core CPU

Apple is updating its MacBook Pro lineup with new models that’s said to fix the biggest issue users been complaining about for the past few years — the keyboard. The new 13 inch and 15 inch MacBook Pro laptops for 2019 feature a 4th-gen butterfly keyboard which the company says feature new materials in the […]

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You can’t run Linux on Apple’s 2018 Macs (Update: or maybe you can… while sacrificing some security)

Apple’s newest computers have a new chip dedicated to security. That’s a great thing if you care about disk encryption, support for for Touch ID/fingerprint sensors, and even improved visuals using a FaceTime HD camera. It’s less good news if you care about booting Linux on a Mac. Any computer with the Apple T2 security […]

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Apple acknowledges MacBook Pro CPU throttling, promises update to fix it

Apple’s most expensive new MacBook pro laptops are available with up to a 6-core Intel Core i9 processor and AMD Radeon Pro graphics. Unfortunately early testers have discovered that the laptop can overheat very quickly, causing the speed to drop so low that previous-gen MacBook Pro models are actually faster. That’s kind of disappointing for […]

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Lilbits 320: Apple’s new MacBook Pro is fast… except when it’s not

Apple launched its most powerful MacBook Pro laptops to date last week, including 15 inch models with support for up an Intel Core i9 processor and AMD Radeon Pro discrete graphics. Unsurprisingly, a top-of-the-line model scores really, really well in benchmarks, and Laptop Magazine reports it has one of the fastest SSDs shipping in any […]

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Apple’s 2018 MacBook Pro lineup: 8th-gen Intel Core chips, more RAM, display, keyboard, and Touch Bar improvements

Apple is launching a new generation of MacBook Pro laptops today with Intel Coffee Lake processors, support for up to 32GB of RAM on the larger models, and a design that should look familiar… but which include a few improvements including a quieter keyboard and a bigger battery. The new MacBook Pro laptops with 8th-gen […]