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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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Apple to unveil the new Macs on October 27

Apple reportedly holds an event next week. Following our recent report about the new Macs announcement possibly scheduled for this month, now new information pops up, suggesting that Apple is planning to hold a press-event in Cupertino next week, on October 27. Apple’s press-conference, where the company will show the refreshed MacBook and iMac line, is planned for October 27, which is a day after Microsoft is expected to show off its refreshed Surface line and an All-in-one Surface PC. Apple’s Macs are long overdue for a hardware refresh, and we expect an improved MacBook Pro lineup with USB Type-C[…]

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Report: Apple to discontinue the 11-inch MacBook Air

New MacBook Pro models to be announced in October. Apple is planning to remove the 11-inch MacBook Air from its line, and starts promoting the bigger 13-inch version. The company will reportedly shift its attention to the bigger Air model after the release of new MacBook Pros this month. Apple already undermined the smaller MacBook Air model after the announcement of the 12-inch MacBook. According to a report at Macotakara, Apple is expected to announce new MacBook laptops this month, with some hardware improvements such as the inclusion of an OLED touch panel for functional keys, slimmer profile, USB C[…]

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