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Apple’s September 12th 2018 event: what to expect

Apple’s September 12th 2018 event: what to expect

We’re counting down the hours to Apple’s much awaited event of the year, even if it’s still more than 24 hours away. But while the event on 12th September is already earmarked for that iPhone, the story hardly that simple. Yes, we are getting new iPhones, but which ones? And it won’t be arriving alone either. Over the past months, even all the way back to late 2017, we’ve been inundated with rumors, leaks, and tips about Apple’s next mobile devices and wearables. And even if those don’t come to pass, they were strong enough to have changed the face of the market way before the next-gen iPhone X. To help you navigate through tomorrow’s big day, here’s the Cliff Notes version of what we’re expecting to be unveiled.

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PlugBug Duo adds two USB charging ports to MacBook charger

PlugBug Duo adds two USB charging ports to MacBook charger

Twelve South has released a new version of its PlugBug charger for MacBooks, the PlugBug Duo. The new model resembles the version introduced way back in 2011, but with two USB charging ports instead of one. PlugBug connects directly to a MacBook charger, fitting its brick-shaped design like a puzzle piece; the device then plugs into the wall, offering three charging opportunities while using a single outlet.

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I’m worried about Apple’s MacBook Air replacement

I’m worried about Apple’s MacBook Air replacement

The MacBook Air is about to get its hotly-anticipated replacement, and I doubt I'm alone in being worried. The Retina hold-out has long been on borrowed time, looking increasingly out of place in Apple's shiny - and controversial - notebook range. My big question is, as it crafts its successor, will Apple forget the reasons the MacBook Air is still so popular despite its age?

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New Mac mini and entry-level 13″ MacBook tipped for October

New Mac mini and entry-level 13″ MacBook tipped for October

A new Mac mini and an entry-level laptop replacement for the MacBook Air could follow the 2018 iPhones as Apple's big hardware news for the year. The new products, though unconfirmed by the Cupertino company itself, would finally bring updates to some of the oldest products in Apple's portfolio.

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Entry-level MacBook rumored to debut alongside 2018’s iPhones

Entry-level MacBook rumored to debut alongside 2018’s iPhones

It seems that Apple's iPhone reveal event in September could be a packed one. In addition to revealing 2018's lineup of iPhones, Apple is now also said to be planning to introduce an entry-level MacBook. This new MacBook would be priced on the lower end of the spectrum, but it's unknown which model (if any) it'll replace in Apple's current lineup.

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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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New MacBook Pro True Tone feature works with LG UltraFine, Thunderbolt displays

New MacBook Pro True Tone feature works with LG UltraFine, Thunderbolt displays

New 2018 model MacBook Pros were revealed by Apple this week, and, along the latest processors and RAM upgrades, one of the biggest new features is True Tone display technology. Originally introduced on the iPad Pro, the feature allows the laptops to keep colors consistent regardless of changes in ambient light. While not part of the MacBook Pro's announcement, it was later revealed that the laptops can extend this True Tone technology to several external displays.

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New MacBook Pro features debris-repelling keyboard, iFixit discovers

New MacBook Pro features debris-repelling keyboard, iFixit discovers

As you may have heard, Apple released new MacBook Pros earlier this week, featuring the usual processor and RAM updates, along with True Tone displays. Less touted, however, was an "improved third-generation keyboard" which only promises to offer a quieter typing experience. Apple didn't say anything about making real changes to the keyboard's butterfly switch mechanism, leaving us wondering if they'd even addressed the recently acknowledged "sticky key" problem. As it turns out, they did.

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Surprise! PC sales grow for first time since 2012

Surprise! PC sales grow for first time since 2012

For the first time in the last SIX YEARS, PC shipment numbers grew worldwide. This is according to analysts at Gartner, who suggest that this year-over-year growth in global PC shipments is a temporary situation. This is all apparently due to the business world replacing all their old PCs with new Windows 10 PCs in a global trend. This trend will apparently fall off within the next couple of year.

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Apple just discontinued the beloved 2015 MacBook Pro

Apple just discontinued the beloved 2015 MacBook Pro

Apple has discontinued the much-loved 2015 MacBook Pro, the last of the old-generation design notebooks. The laptop had built a fierce following despite being several years old, with a vocal section of macOS fans clinging to its full-sized USB-A, HDMI, and other ports.

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Everything Apple’s releasing this Fall, predicted by Kuo

Everything Apple’s releasing this Fall, predicted by Kuo

In addition to an iPhone event later this year, Apple's got a collection of other devices probably coming to an event in coming months. This afternoon an investors note was released by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of TF International Securities predicting all the bits and pieces Apple will probably reveal. This new set of devices includes upgrades for some devices, reboots for others, and a couple brand new devices to boot.

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