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iPhone 4, MacBook Air late 2010 to obsoleted in two weeks

iPhone 4, MacBook Air late 2010 to obsoleted in two weeks

Even, or especially, good things must come to an end. While the usual turnover for smartphones and computers is usually claimed to be two years, various laws mandate that manufacturers offer parts and repairs far longer than that. That said, there’s always a hard limit to that life extension. By the end of this month, Apple will reportedly be shuffling a few of its devices over to its “vintage and obsolete” list, practically putting an end to the iPhone 4’s and late 2010 13-inch MacBook Air’s long lives.

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How Apple’s next MacBook Pro could be the most flexible laptop ever

How Apple’s next MacBook Pro could be the most flexible laptop ever

Apple has been tipped to be speaking with Foxconn startup Sonder, a company which creates some of the strangest keyboards in the world. The keyboards Sonder makes don't look significantly different from Apple's current MacBook Pro and iMac offerings - just so long as their keys keep their standard characters. Sonder's big differentiator in keyboards is their ability to switch keys at a moment's notice using E-Ink technology.

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New Macs expected in October, iPad Pro enhancements in 2017

New Macs expected in October, iPad Pro enhancements in 2017

Apple’s fans have been bemoaning the lack of new devices from the company’s Mac portfolio but, if insider sources are to be believed, that languishing will soon come to an end. Apple’s new Macs could start hitting stores as early as October, starting with new MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros, followed by new iMacs as well as a new standalone monitor from LG. And it doesn’t stop there either, as Apple is also said to be working on software improvements that will make the Apple Pencil a lot more useful and widespread on iPad Pro apps.

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New MacBook Pro 2016 detailed with Touch ID release date tip

New MacBook Pro 2016 detailed with Touch ID release date tip

This morning it's been reported that a new MacBook Pro could be arriving by the end of this year from Apple. This new MacBook Pro for 2016 would have a very similar look to previous models - albeit a bit thinner and more "MacBook-like". It'd also have its own Touch ID sensor, allowing Apple to once again push the world of passwords further away from the mainstream.

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Xiaomi’s “MacBook Air” laptops might be unveiled next week

Xiaomi’s “MacBook Air” laptops might be unveiled next week

Xiaomi is getting into a lot of "smart" products these days beyond smart phones and smart tablets. There are smart rice cookers and smart bikes, for example. So why not a smart portable computer, a.k.a. a laptop? It just so happens that the Chinese company is rumored to be doing exactly that. In fact, it has an even scheduled later this month to unveil a new product and, while most of is fans think it will be a new smartphone, sources are claiming it will, instead, be two laptops in the style of the Apple's MacBook Airs.

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The most absurd Apple concept ever

The most absurd Apple concept ever

The following images were made by Martin Hajek, an illustrator you likely know well by now if you follow SlashGear closely. If you follow SlashGear's Apple leaks and tips, that is to say. Hajek is the sort of person who has access to blueprints for iPhones well before they're released, taking the data he's got on hand and making what end up being spot-on renderings of Apple devices before they're revealed. Today he's made a row of keys that fit on your MacBook. Why in the world would I need these keys, you might ask.

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OLED MacBook looks like something Razer would make

OLED MacBook looks like something Razer would make

The flatness is here - a set of images of what could some day end up being a glorious new generation in MacBook aesthetics. This is a concept by Martin Hajek, who you might most recently remember for his renderings of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 "Pro". Here you'll see keys that are a lot closer to the surface of the keyboard. Here you'll see a display bar above the rim. Here you'll see a new way to interact with a machine that - to be entirely honest - didn't need much to change in the first place.

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MacBook Pro with OLED touch bar, 13-inch MacBook coming soon

MacBook Pro with OLED touch bar, 13-inch MacBook coming soon

The refresh of the 12-inch MacBook last month, and the noticeable lack of new MacBook models, has had some scratching their heads over Apple's vision for the notebook line. That confusion may soon give way to clarity in the next two quarters of the year. According to respected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the second half of the year will not only see Apple's MacBook products settle along more discernible lines, it could also see Apple's most significant upgrade to the MacBook Pro in a very long time.

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OS X 10.12 may allow Mac unlocking via iPhone Touch ID

OS X 10.12 may allow Mac unlocking via iPhone Touch ID

One of the coolest features that the iPhone and other smartphones have gained in recent years is the ability to unlock the devices with a fingerprint rather than a passcode. A report claims that Apple is looking to make it easier to unlock your Mac computer by being able to swipe a finger on your iPhone to unlock the computer via Touch ID.

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Apple updates MacBooks with new CPU, better battery life

Apple updates MacBooks with new CPU, better battery life

As predicted yesterday, Apple is giving their line of 12" MacBooks a refresh this week. While they might not be major changes, the update is definitely a welcome one. The refresh includes bringing the latest, sixth-generation Core M processors. The new CPUs clock in at up to 1.3GHz, with Turbo Boost speeds hitting 3.1 GHz.

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Apple’s thinner 13, 15 inch MacBooks tipped for June

Apple’s thinner 13, 15 inch MacBooks tipped for June

Apple's event earlier this week wasn't exactly surprising, given how the iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro have been leaked to death. Still, the reality of those products proved to be even better than the rumors. Not everyone, however, is sold. Those people can probably start turning their attention to Apple's next batch of new devices. Chinese new site DigiTimes reports that Apple will be revealing "ultra thin" Macbooks, in 13 and 15 inch sizes, at WWDC, which may be schedule smack in the middle of June.

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Even thinner MacBook Airs rumored inbound at WWDC next year

Even thinner MacBook Airs rumored inbound at WWDC next year

The arrival of the new MacBook and its ultra thin body seemed to have generated rumors about the untimely demise of the MacBook Air. This new bout of rumors, however, seem to wan to give the line a second lease on life. According to Taiwanese media, Apple will still be unveiling two new MacBook Air devices come 2016's WWDC event. But this time, it will be launching a 13-inch and 15-inch model, instead of the current 11 and 13 inch pair that it has right now.

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