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Apple Keyboard Service Program updated: Here’s who’s eligible

Apple Keyboard Service Program updated: Here’s who’s eligible

Apple isn't just adding new, faster MacBook Pro models to its range today: it's also updating its Keyboard Service Program, too. The scheme was launched in mid-2018 in the face of growing complaints about the Butterfly key mechanism, which some MacBook and MacBook Pro owners discovered could be more than a little frustrating.

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What if Apple stopped selling MacBooks?

What if Apple stopped selling MacBooks?

What would need to happen to the consumer tech market in order for Apple to stop selling desktop computers? What would happen in your life if Apple, one day, announced that they'd be phasing out MacOS, iMac, Mac Pro, and MacBooks of all sorts? We were reminded today in Apple's quarterly earnings call that the company is at a point of great change.

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Apple’s keyboard plan to pacify angry MacBook owners just leaked

Apple’s keyboard plan to pacify angry MacBook owners just leaked

A leaked Apple memo reportedly reveals that the company is prioritizing MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboard repairs. 'Until further notice,' the alleged memo tells Genius Bar technicians, the majority of keyboard-related repairs will need to be performed in the Apple Store with the goal of providing next-day turnaround. It's unclear how long this policy will stay in place.

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Apple apologizes for and downplays MacBook keyboard problems

Apple apologizes for and downplays MacBook keyboard problems

This is probably the closest disgruntled MacBook owners will get to a public acknowledgment from Apple. It's close to four years now since the company introduced a brand new keyboard technology that, for just as long, has been causing headaches and heartaches. The third generation MacBook "butterfly" keyboards have supposedly addressed those but, as per Apple's own admission, is still affecting a number of users. It's just that, according to Apple, it's a small number of users.

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2018 MacBook Pros may have secretly addressed flexgate issues

2018 MacBook Pros may have secretly addressed flexgate issues

If you make a habit of following MacBook news, there's a good chance you've already heard of "flexgate." This latest design controversy centers around the failing displays of 2016-and-later MacBook Pros and blames the problem on short flex cables that need to wrap around the hinge to connect the display to the display controller board. Since the cable is too short, it's pulled tight around the controller board when the MacBook is opened, eventually wearing down and causing the display to fail.

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ARM-based Macs might be coming as early as next year

ARM-based Macs might be coming as early as next year

Apple has long been trying to be the architect of its own destiny by placing as much of its parts and their production in its own hands. The lesser it depends on sources outside of its control, the less it has to negotiate and compromise. It has already started doing that for iPhones and iPads and is expected to do the same for Macs, moving them Intel's processors to its own custom ARM CPUs. But if you thought that's still a long time coming, even Intel's own developers and officials think it might start as early as next year.

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MacBook Pro 16: Our wishlist (and what’s most likely)

MacBook Pro 16: Our wishlist (and what’s most likely)

Apple was tipped to reveal a 16-inch MacBook Pro in the year 2019, and this afternoon we're going to take a look at what that'll mean. This would be the biggest MacBook Pro (or indeed MacBook of any sort) since the 2012 MacBook Pro on which I'm typing right this minute. No MacBook Pro's been up to the task of delivering such a monstrously adequate display - until now, it would seem. Almost, anyway.

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Blackmagic eGPU Pro for Mac orders finally open up

Blackmagic eGPU Pro for Mac orders finally open up

Back in October, Apple and Blackmagic revealed the eGPU Pro for Mac. At the time, the two companies said that the eGPU Pro would go live on Apple's website at some point in November. The external GPU very clearly missed that original release window, but it's still making it out before the end of the year, as you can now pick one up directly from Apple.

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MacBook Air 2018 teardown: What’s inside?

MacBook Air 2018 teardown: What’s inside?

Today we see inside the MacBook Air 13-inch Retina (late 2018), behind the keyboard, and under the metal. This is the model with a 13.3-inch LED-backlit IPS "Retina" display with 2560 x 1600 resolution and a 1.6 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor under the hood. The version we're looking at here is GOLD - though compared to some of the more standard "yellow" golds, this one's positively rosy. You'll be happy to find that the color of the screws holding this device together are matched with the color of the casing.

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I love the MacBook but it’s getting lost

I love the MacBook but it’s getting lost

Creatives have a shiny new iPad Pro, while MacBook Air die-hards have an all-new Retina model, but where does that leave the 12-inch MacBook? Apple's thinnest, lightest laptop has been controversial from day one, its single USB-C port and low-profile keyboard forcing some not-insignificant compromises in return for its extreme portability.

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Apple T2 Security Chip prevents MacBook microphone snooping

Apple T2 Security Chip prevents MacBook microphone snooping

Apple has published a security overview whitepaper detailing its Apple T2 Security Chip, the hardware baked into its new Mac mini and MacBook Air. The chip is designed to prevent tampering and secure data, addressing security concerns that have arisen over the last few years. According to the document, the security chip also disconnects the device's microphone when the laptop is closed.

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The winning iPhone strategy is shifting to Mac and iPad

The winning iPhone strategy is shifting to Mac and iPad

Apple tested its strategy out on the iPhone, took a risk, and it paid off: now, it’s the turn of the Mac - and specifically the new MacBook Air - to go next. For long-time MacBook Air fans, the late-2018 update to the ultraportable addressed a lot of complaints. Faster processors, more storage, and a Retina display all checked off boxes long-overdue. However there was one change we were hoping not to see.

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