MacBook Air

Apple Keyboard Service Program updated: Here’s who’s eligible

Apple Keyboard Service Program updated: Here’s who’s eligible

Apple isn't just adding new, faster MacBook Pro models to its range today: it's also updating its Keyboard Service Program, too. The scheme was launched in mid-2018 in the face of growing complaints about the Butterfly key mechanism, which some MacBook and MacBook Pro owners discovered could be more than a little frustrating.

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Apple T2 chip confirmed to have kill switch for DIY repairs

Apple T2 chip confirmed to have kill switch for DIY repairs

The folks over at iFixit recently celebrated a small victory for third-party repair industry when exceptions to the DMCA allowed self-repairs for certain classes of devices. That victory, however, might have been short-lived at least as far as Apple’s latest Mac products are concerned. Because while some part of the new Macs and MacBooks can be replaced with no problem or issue, some parts, like the logic board and Touch ID fingerprint sensor, would now require official re-authentication using a diagnostic tool that only Apple provides to its authorized service providers.

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The latest Apple teardowns have surprisingly good news

The latest Apple teardowns have surprisingly good news

Fans of DIY gadget repairs haven't had much good news over the past few years, but there are signs the tides may be changing - at least - for Apple devices. The Cupertino company hasn't exactly led by example when it comes to making repairs, battery replacements, and other unofficial tinkering easy with its laptops, tablets, and smartphones, but that could be changing.

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Apple Black Friday 2018 deals include MacBook Pro, iPad and more

Apple Black Friday 2018 deals include MacBook Pro, iPad and more

Black Friday is still weeks away but deals are going live now. Best Buy has just launched its Black Friday 2018 deals for Apple products, including the latest and great MacBook Pro, select iPad models, and more. The deals aren't terribly substantial at this time, but buyers can expect up to $250 off certain models.

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MacBook Air 2018 teardown: What’s inside?

MacBook Air 2018 teardown: What’s inside?

Today we see inside the MacBook Air 13-inch Retina (late 2018), behind the keyboard, and under the metal. This is the model with a 13.3-inch LED-backlit IPS "Retina" display with 2560 x 1600 resolution and a 1.6 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor under the hood. The version we're looking at here is GOLD - though compared to some of the more standard "yellow" golds, this one's positively rosy. You'll be happy to find that the color of the screws holding this device together are matched with the color of the casing.

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MacBook Air 2018 review roundup: The good, the bad, the Intel

MacBook Air 2018 review roundup: The good, the bad, the Intel

The first new MacBook Air 2018 reviews are out, and if you were expecting a clean sweep of universal acclaim, think again. Apple's more affordable notebook may have addressed many of the complaints users had about the old MacBook Air, but changes in pricing and what your money actually gets you in terms of specifications is prompting some arguments.

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I love the MacBook but it’s getting lost

I love the MacBook but it’s getting lost

Creatives have a shiny new iPad Pro, while MacBook Air die-hards have an all-new Retina model, but where does that leave the 12-inch MacBook? Apple's thinnest, lightest laptop has been controversial from day one, its single USB-C port and low-profile keyboard forcing some not-insignificant compromises in return for its extreme portability.

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The winning iPhone strategy is shifting to Mac and iPad

The winning iPhone strategy is shifting to Mac and iPad

Apple tested its strategy out on the iPhone, took a risk, and it paid off: now, it’s the turn of the Mac - and specifically the new MacBook Air - to go next. For long-time MacBook Air fans, the late-2018 update to the ultraportable addressed a lot of complaints. Faster processors, more storage, and a Retina display all checked off boxes long-overdue. However there was one change we were hoping not to see.

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Blackmagic eGPU Pro makes many Macs more powerful

Blackmagic eGPU Pro makes many Macs more powerful

The new Blackmagic eGPU Pro was revealed today, aiming to lend AMD graphics power to a number of new Apple computers using Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C). This product is unique in its execution and presentation. While it's a Blackmagic-branded device, it was "designed in collaboration with Apple." This eGPU device will be available straight through Apple Stores and Apple dot com.

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Everything Apple just announced at their iPad/Mac event

Everything Apple just announced at their iPad/Mac event

Today we're looking at everything Apple just announced during their event for October 2018. This event played host to a new set of iPad Pro units, one with an 11-inch display, the other with a 12.9-inch display. The rest of the products revealed today were Mac OS in nature. There was a new iteration of the MacBook Air and a new Mac mini.

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MacBook Air 2018 hands-on: Apple knows what you’ll pay for

MacBook Air 2018 hands-on: Apple knows what you’ll pay for

What explains the perennial popularity of the MacBook Air? That might seem like a pointless question, given the 2018 MacBook Air has just been revealed to us, but if Apple's newest ultraportable is to be a success then it can't just count on branding to buoy sales.

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MacBook Air 2018 detailed with Retina display and Touch ID

MacBook Air 2018 detailed with Retina display and Touch ID

Today Apple revealed a new MacBook Air in New York City, a MacBook Air for the year 2018 and beyond. This new MacBook Air was revealed to roll with a new set of colors, including gold and silver, along with two USB-C ports and a headphone port. This MacBook Air was revealed to have a 13.3-inch display with "4 million pixels" and a 50% narrower bezel around its face.

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