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Apple’s new Chicago store has a giant MacBook on top

Apple’s new Chicago store has a giant MacBook on top

Apple has a new flagship retail store currently under construction in the city of Chicago, and as you'd expect from the company's other flashy stores from the last few years, it features an impressive, striking design. But new footage from the building process has revealed that the store's roof has its own interesting design element: it strongly resembles a giant MacBook.

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2017 MacBook, MacBook Pro iFixit teardown: same old, same old

2017 MacBook, MacBook Pro iFixit teardown: same old, same old

After being pleasantly surprised by the discoveries in the 2017 4K iMac, the teardown experts at iFixit braced themselves for another adventure. Imagine their disappointment when, upon opening the 2017 Retina MacBook and 2017 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, they were, instead, hit hard with a major case of deja vu. If you were, like them, expecting at least some significant changes to these refreshed MacBooks, you would be, just like them, sorely disappointed.

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Apple let me down: 3 things I wanted to see at WWDC 2017

Apple let me down: 3 things I wanted to see at WWDC 2017

At a jam-packed two and a half hours, Apple's WWDC 2017 keynote certainly wasn't slow going. iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra; the Siri-powered HomePod and new MacBook Pro and MacBook Configurations; the updated iMac and the sneak peek of the stealthily-seductive iMac Pro: this year's Apple developer conference bucked the trend and mixed new software and hardware. All well and good, but I went into WWDC day one with some back-of-the-envelope expectations, and those turned out to be dashed. Here are the three things I wanted to see Apple bring to the table, and why.

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MacBook 2017 refresh release date and pricing

MacBook 2017 refresh release date and pricing

Apple's Mac brand got a surprising amount of love during today's WWDC Keynote. Not only did Apple announce refreshes for its iMacs, but it also announced the iMac Pro for those who need a little more power. The company didn't stop there, though, as it also revealed some updates to the MacBook and MacBook Pro.

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WWDC 2017: What to expect from today’s keynote

WWDC 2017: What to expect from today’s keynote

After a lot of talk and many rumors, the day is finally here. Today Apple delivers its WWDC 2017 keynote address, and while looking at past WWDC keynotes gives us a pretty good idea of what to expect, quite a few rumors have suggested that this particular show could be something more. According to the reports we've heard thus far, here's what to expect (and also what to hope for) during today's WWDC 2017 keynote.

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New Mac, iPad, and more spotted ahead of WWDC 2017 reveal

New Mac, iPad, and more spotted ahead of WWDC 2017 reveal

Apple's WWDC 2017 is just around the corner, but signs of new MacBook Pro models along with updated iPads and accessories have already been spotted. The Cupertino company's annual developer conference has, for the past few years at least, been devoid of hardware announcements. That looks set to change, and in a big way, for 2017.

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MacBook refresh tipped for WWDC may include new 12″, Air, and Pro models

MacBook refresh tipped for WWDC may include new 12″, Air, and Pro models

Apple will be introducing a refreshed lineup of MacBook laptops at the its developers conference this summer, according to sources, doing so in a bid to stave off competition from Microsoft. The sources go on to claim that Apple will launch a trio of new laptops, one of which will be a new 12-inch model and another that will be a faster MacBook Pro. The sources also suggest we may see a refreshed 13-inch MacBook Air model in light of its continuing favor among consumers.

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MacBook Pro gets its ports back (VIA Satechi)

MacBook Pro gets its ports back (VIA Satechi)

A new USB-C "Type-C Pro Hub" from Satechi has suddenly made the MacBook Pro seem like a professional again. Plugging in to the left or right side of the MacBook Pro 13-inch and 15-inch models, this hub adds multiple connections to the notebooks. Satechi's hub is delivered in Silver or Space Gray to match the Silver and Space Gray colors of the MacBook Pro as delivered by Apple. Metal for metal, multiple ports added to the relatively port-hungry notebook.

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PowerUp is a charging and sync hub for MacBooks and more

PowerUp is a charging and sync hub for MacBooks and more

The adoption of USB-C is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it tries to fulfill the promise of one connector to rule them all. On the other hand, as Apple demonstrated, that sometimes meant dramatically reducing the amount of ports available. This, however, has created a golden opportunity for accessory makers to offer innovative products to fill in the gap. Like this PowerUp on Indiegogo that promises to reduce your chargers to exactly one.

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Apple just set itself a huge challenge

Apple just set itself a huge challenge

Apple has pretty big plans for the future, and they'll change the way your iPhone is made. As it is now, Apple needs metals mined from our lovely planet to build its mobile devices - something that has a lot of repercussions, whether those are environmental or humanitarian. According to Apple's new environmental report, though, the company wants to change that.

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Western Digital G-DRIVE USB-C bring 10TB storage to MacBooks

Western Digital G-DRIVE USB-C bring 10TB storage to MacBooks

The new MacBooks, especially the new MacBook Pros, are probably the most controversial MacBooks yet. The smaller models ditched all but one USB-C port while the Pros ditched all ports in favor of all Thunderbolt 3's. That said, the decision had one positive side effect on the computing industry as a whole. More and more accessory and peripheral makers are jumping on the USB-C train to become compatible with the new MacBooks. Like this G-technology G-DRIVE USB-C device from Western Digital that brings not only external storage but also power to the MacBook.

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LaptopMag says Apple no longer the top brand

LaptopMag says Apple no longer the top brand

Purchasing Apple devices has always been as much about lifestyle choices as it is a technical one. Even when there might be better alternatives available, consumers still flock to Apple partly because of the strength of its brand. That holding power, however, might be fading in the laptop market. At least if LaptopMag is to be believed. According to its Best and Worst Laptops of 2017, Apple is no longer the top laptop, having fallen from grace from #1 to #5.

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