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MacBook Pro flexgate shows Apple might be losing its touch

MacBook Pro flexgate shows Apple might be losing its touch

There’s a reason why Apple’s products are highly prized despite being highly priced. The company is famous for its attention to detail and near-perfect balance of form and function. Lately, however, questions have been raised about whether the company still has what it takes to keep up that image. Because from ugly antenna lines to bending phones and tablets to fragile and expensive laptop screens, Apple seems to be making too many compromises for the sake of looking good.

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Now you can order a MacBook Pro with AMD’s Radeon Pro Vega GPU

Now you can order a MacBook Pro with AMD’s Radeon Pro Vega GPU

Apple's MacBook Pro has new graphics card options, with the AMD Radeon Pro Vega GPUs now being added to the notebook's configurator. Promised earlier this month, alongside the big Mac mini and MacBook Air launch, the new graphics options are targeted at graphics professionals doing tasks like 3D rendering, as well as gamers.

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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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iPhone X ghost touch and MacBook Pro SSD fails get free Apple repairs

iPhone X ghost touch and MacBook Pro SSD fails get free Apple repairs

Apple is offering free repairs to fix the iPhone X ghost touch issue and certain MacBook Pro laptops that may experience drive failure. The company announced the two new repair options today, acknowledging a problem in which the iPhone X's display reacts when it hasn't been touched or fails to respond to touch, and in which a MacBook Pro SSD may fail.

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The MacBook Pro upgrade you didn’t hear about today

The MacBook Pro upgrade you didn’t hear about today

Today amid announcements of a new MacBook Air, Mac mini, and iPad Pro, one upgrade seemed to slip through the cracks. Not that Apple would announce this sort of thing on its own, but still, there's more power to be had. There'll be new configuration options on Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro starting late November.

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iMac Pro, MacBook Pro third-party repairs still possible, confirms iFixit

iMac Pro, MacBook Pro third-party repairs still possible, confirms iFixit

Whether it's the need to protect their products' security and integrity, or just a slimy business practice, Apple is one of the most prevalent of modern tech companies that are clamping down on third-party repairs of their devices. Proponents of the "right to repair" were alarmed earlier this week when leaked Apple service documents indicated that the latest MacBook Pros and iMac Pro would be left inoperable after repairs from unauthorized service providers.

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New MacBook Pros rendered inoperative after 3rd party repair

New MacBook Pros rendered inoperative after 3rd party repair

Apple, like many device manufacturers, are dead set against self-repairs or third-party repairs. These companies often cite safety, integrity, and trade secrets as reasons for discouraging those while consumer advocates accuse them of deplorable business strategies. That has never really stopped the third-party repair industry though companies increase their efforts to curb it. The latest from Apple is probably the most radical, making a 2018 MacBook Pro or even an iMac Pro practically useless if it has been repaired by an unauthorized service provider.

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Apple releases software fix for MacBook Pro thermal woes

Apple releases software fix for MacBook Pro thermal woes

Apple has admitted it made a mistake with the new MacBook Pro, and will push out an update today that addresses the controversial thermal throttling of its latest laptops. The new Core i7 and Core i9 MacBook Pro 15-inch options arrived to a warm reception when Apple announced them earlier this month, but that warmth turned out to be the excessive heat from the new processors.

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Apple iPhone repair videos leaked, specialized tools revealed

Apple iPhone repair videos leaked, specialized tools revealed

It’s really no secret by now that Apple has some of the most restrictive repair policies in the consumer electronics market. It even sometimes runs afoul of government regulations regarding warranties and third-party repairs. It has some pretty secretive procedures and proprietary tools for the job, which has left many in the third-party repair service industry coming up with their own solutions. That might have just become easier now that someone has leaked Apple’s internal videos showing its own official procedures for opening up iPhones and even MacBooks.

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2018 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar might have a data recovery problem

2018 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar might have a data recovery problem

It seems that the uncertainty over Apple’s newest MacBook Pro generation. The problematic keyboard has been “fixed” by what is practically a cover-up. The most powerful Core i9 model might be throttling too much to take advantage of all that power. But now there might be an even bigger threat to the 2018 MacBook Pro’s longevity. Based on teardowns, sources, and lack of documentation, the latest gen notebooks might be unable to save the data on your SSD if its logic board becomes irreparable.

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Here’s how Apple’s new MacBook Pro keyboard actually performs

Here’s how Apple’s new MacBook Pro keyboard actually performs

Not since Baywatch in the days of Pamela Anderson has silicone proved so fascinating to so many, as Apple using it in the third-generation butterfly keyboard on the controversial 2018 MacBook Pro. The reworked keys are, Apple insists, all about reducing noise, but that hasn't stopped plentiful speculation that in reality they're intended to address the spate of stuck buttons that forced the Cupertino firm to offer free repairs.

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Why Apple may be the victim in 2018 MacBook Pro throttling

Why Apple may be the victim in 2018 MacBook Pro throttling

Apple's most potent MacBook Pro may have a cooling problem, but blame for the toasty Core i9's throttling may not lie entirely at the Cupertino firm's door. The 2018 MacBook Pro offers a six-core Core i9 processor for the first time, one of Intel's fastest CPUs, and instantly became an object of lust for those wanting workstation performance from a portable machine.

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