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Global PC market and Apple Mac sales increase

The worldwide PC shipments jumped for the first time in six years. Q2 2018 appeared to be an interesting quarter for the worldwide PC market and Apple as one of the players in this market. According to Gartner’s preliminary calculations about the sales, the overall computer shipments increased for the first time in six years. There were 62,095 million shipments in the quarter, compared with 61,254 million in Q2 2017, which is a 1.4 percent increase year-over-year. During Q2 2018, Apple shipped 4,395 million Macs, which is a 3 percent increase over the previous year. The worldwide PC market stopped[…]

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No hope for significant changes in MacBook Pro in 2018

Apple won’t introduce major changes to its MacBook Pro line this year. DigiTimes, a website with pretty good records of Apple leaks in the past, is now reporting that MacBook Pro won’t see major changes this year. According to DigiTimes, Apple is not planning major upgrades for MacBook Pro in 2018, which would leave those wanting for a more significant refresh since 2016 frustrated. The report also claims that Foxconn will have increased number of orders for MacBook machines this year, as the orders for Quanta Computer will be reduced. However, Quanta will remain the major producer of MacBooks, with[…]

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MacBook sales grew in the third quarter of 2017

An 11.3% increase of the MacBook sales in Q3 2017. Apple sold more MacBook in Q317 than the same period last year. The company sold 11.3% more MacBook in the third quarter of the year, resulting in a 10.4% market share. The overall sales of notebooks have also increased by 6.8%, exceeding the expectations. Apple is now the fourth biggest manufacturer in this market, shipping around 4.44 million MacBooks in the quarter, according to a report from TrendForce. HP remains a leader (share of 25.8%), with an impressive year-to-year increase in the third quarter of 17.6%. HP sold 11 million[…]

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Intel’s Cannon Lake chip reportedly delayed, MacBook Pro under threat?

10nm chip may have been delayed to the end of 2018. Apple relies on Intel and the upcoming Cannon Lake chip built on the 10nm CPU architecture to upgrade its MacBook Pro models in 2018, but a reliable source confirms that Intel won’t be ready with the processor by the end of 2018. The original target-launch for Cannon Lake was mid-2017, but the date has been rescheduled three times already – first to early 2018, then to mid-2018, and now to the end of 2018. If the report is accurate and Intel won’t release the chip as everyone expected, Apple[…]

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Increased MacBook sales in the second quarter of 2017

Apple is again on the fast track with MacBook. The market research company called TrendForce has published its regular report about the global notebook shipments for the second quarter of 2017. According to the data, Apple remains number 5 in the rank, but Cupertino managed to increase its market share on a quarter-to-quarter basis with 1%. Apple sold 17.1% more MacBooks in Q2 2017 in comparison to Q1 2017. The total shipments of MacBook are 3.98 million, according to Trend Force. Apple refreshed the MacBook line in June 2017, less than a year before the last hardware upgrade, launching new[…]

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New MacBook Pro with Touch Bar now shipping to customers

Some users who pre-ordered the new laptops will receive them next week. MacBoook 13 and 15-inch variants with the new Touch Bar will be delivered to the first customers on Monday, 14 November, according to shipment notifications. These early pre-orders, registered on the day following the Announcement last month, have already been shipped to the customers who can now track the deliveries to their door. It seems Apple is sending the MacBook Pros in waves, as some of the users who preordered the new models can expect deliveries around the end of November, while other – in early December. Currently,[…]

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MacBook Pro 2016

MacBook Pro 2016 to ship after 5 weeks

Apple’s new MacBook to be shipped within 4 to 5 weeks Apple’s new MacBook line includes a refreshed MacBook Pro without a Touch Bar, and two models (13 and 15 inch) with the new OLED touch-sensitive bar at the top of the physical keyboard, displacing the familiar function keys. Apple will start shipping the standard non-Touch bar model on October 31, according to the official website. At the same time, if you want the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, you need to wait between 4 and 5 weeks for a delivery. A day after the announcement, Apple has pushed[…]

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Touch Bar MacBook Pro 2016

This is the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

Apple revealed two new MacBook Pros. Media event in Cupertino gave us the first look at the new professional laptops by Apple. The company announced two MacBook Pros – with a 13 and 15-inch screen, both boasting a lighter and thinner bodies. The 13-inch MacBook is just 14.9 mm thick, which is 17% less than the previous generation, while its volume is 23% less. It weighs 1.36kg. The 15-inch model has a thickness of 15.5 mm (a 14% reduction) and weighs 1.8 kg. Both notebooks will be offered in two colors – silver and space gray. Apple is using a[…]

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What’s the solution for the missing Escape key in the MacBook Pro?

You could use a virtual ESC key or remap the Escape to another key. Apple’s refreshed MacBook Pro will be officially announced tomorrow, but we already know that they will include an OLED touch bar instead of function keys. Yes, Apple will get rid of all function keys, including the useful Escape key, used by many specialists and programmers on their MacBook Pros. It’s clear that using virtual buttons is the smarter approach, but is it smarter for everyone? For regular users, having a configurable touch-sensitive bar with settings and important options depending on the app in use makes a[…]

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Hello Again MacBook event October 27

Hello Again! New Macs to be revealed on October 27

Apple sends media invites to a Mac event next week. Following our recent report about a possible press-event on October 27, Apple has officially confirmed that the new Macs will be uncovered on that very date in Cupertino. The company has sent out invites to select media for a press-conference that appears to be focused on MacBook and iMac, according to the title and the photo. Hello Again!, and the Mac logo – we don’t need other clues to believe that this event will be focused on Mac computers which are long overdue for a hardware refresh. The October 27[…]

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