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Apple admits MacBook Pro keyboard issue with repair program

Apple admits MacBook Pro keyboard issue with repair program

MacBook Pro and MacBook owners with sticky or unresponsive butterfly keys will get free repairs, Apple has quietly confirmed today. The new Keyboard Service Program for MacBook and MacBook Pro is Apple's first real acknowledgement that some of the low-profile keyboards on its latest notebooks haven't been quite as successful as initially promised.

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These new Mac ads are Apple’s reminder it hasn’t forgotten

These new Mac ads are Apple’s reminder it hasn’t forgotten

Apple wants you to know that it's still gung-ho about the Mac, releasing a quartet of new "Behind the Mac" ads that show how people - some famous, some not - rely on their laptops. The commercials come as Apple's strategy with its macOS machines faces renewed attention.

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MacBook Pro with six cores, 32GB RAM, dark macOS to debut at WWDC [UPDATE]

MacBook Pro with six cores, 32GB RAM, dark macOS to debut at WWDC [UPDATE]

Apple’s annual WWDC is almost upon us and while hardcore iPhone fans will have to wait a bit longer for their turn, there’s still more than enough good things to go around for the Apple faithful. While the crux of the event will naturally be on the software side of the ecosystem, Apple might still have one huge surprise for both developers and consumers alike. The company might have a new MacBook Pro to show off and it might be its biggest and baddest laptop so far.

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Don’t expect big Apple WWDC 2018 hardware news

Don’t expect big Apple WWDC 2018 hardware news

Don't hold out hope for a new MacBook, reworked MacBook Pro keyboard, or indeed any new hardware at WWDC 2018 this year, with the likelihood low of Apple straying from discussing software. The company's annual developer event kicks off in San Jose, CA next Monday, June 4, and as always there has been widespread speculation about just what the opening keynote will hold.

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A WWDC 2018 MacBook Pro update is looking even more likely

A WWDC 2018 MacBook Pro update is looking even more likely

Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro may well be in line for an update at WWDC 2018, with stock levels hinting that the Cupertino firm could be running down supplies in advance of a new model. The annual developer event starts on June 4, and there have been ongoing rumors that Tim Cook & Co. will use its keynote to debut fresh hardware.

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Razer Core X makes MacBook Pro a beast

Razer Core X makes MacBook Pro a beast

This morning NVIDIA revealed their latest graphics card enclosure - Razer Core X - complete with Mac compatibility. Apple isn't about to release a product completely dependent on 3rd-party hardware - but that's never stopped Razer! The Razer Core X AND the previously-release Razer Core V2 will begin to work with Macs starting this week. Below we're running down the differences between the two.

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MacBook keyboard lawsuit wants Apple to acknowledge bad design

MacBook keyboard lawsuit wants Apple to acknowledge bad design

Frustration with Apple's MacBook keyboard has prompted a class-action lawsuit, after the Cupertino firm refused to acknowledge persistent problems with the "butterfly" keys. The mechanism was announced as a key feature of the 12-inch MacBook in 2015, as a way to shrink the thickness of the keyboard and thus allow for a skinnier notebook.

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MacBook Pro free battery replacement detailed

MacBook Pro free battery replacement detailed

Apple released a step-by-step for a free replacement of select MacBook Pro models this morning. Some of the newest 13-inch MacBook Pro models without Touch Bars were affected, and only these models will have batteries replaced for free. This replacement program affected MacBook Pro models were manufactured between October of 2016 and October of 2017 - and there's a simple way to check if that includes you.

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Apple begins 13-inch MacBook Pro battery replacement program

Apple begins 13-inch MacBook Pro battery replacement program

Owners of Apple's latest 13-inch MacBook Pro model will want to take notice of a new servicing program the company launched on Friday: certain models of the laptop qualify for a free battery replacement after Apple discovered an issue that can result in the device's battery to expand, a problem sometimes seen in phones and smartwatches. Fortunately only a small number of MacBook Pros are affected, specifically the 13-inch model without a Touch Bar.

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Apple’s Touch Bar needs to grow up

Apple’s Touch Bar needs to grow up

Apple’s biggest changes to its MacBook range in 2018 may be focused on overhauling the processors inside its notebooks, but it’s making the most of one of its most misunderstood features that I really hope changes this year. I was one of what seemed like only a few people - outside of Apple, at least - upbeat about the Touch Bar when it first arrived on the MacBook Pro in 2016, though even then it was clear there was room for improvement. Apple’s concept of a contextually changing array of shortcuts placed within easier reach of your hands on the keyboard had potential, but its first implementation felt cautiously tentative.

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2018 Apple roadmap leak tips more custom Mac chips

2018 Apple roadmap leak tips more custom Mac chips

Apple plans to release at least three new Mac models in 2018 that will include custom co-processor chips developed in-house, new reports suggest. The Cupertino firm has long been an Intel partner when it comes to its Mac notebooks and desktops. However, in recent years Apple has been turning its newfound mobile chipset expertise to desktop use.

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Best Buy sale sees iPad Pro and Samsung flagship price cuts

Best Buy sale sees iPad Pro and Samsung flagship price cuts

Best Buy has decided to kick off a surprise 3-day sale, it would appear. The sale started earlier today and features discounts on a variety of different products, from phones and computers to TVs and smart home devices. Though it may not be quite as big as the sales we became used to seeing in the lead up to the holidays, there are still some fairly solid deals to be found.

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