Latest Apple laptop news

New MacBook Air specs, news and rumours: Will we get more new Macs this year?
New MacBook Air specs, news and rumours: Will we get more new Macs this year? By Dan Grabham

It seems certain that Apple will refresh the MacBook and maybe the MacBook Air soon, possibly completely reforming the bottom rungs of its notebook range underneath the awesome (and now refreshed) MacBook Pro.Remarkably, it's a decade since Steve Jobs... Read more

macOS Mojave system requirements: which Macs support macOS 10.14?
macOS Mojave system requirements: which Macs support macOS 10.14? By Rik Henderson

Apple's macOS Mojave (10.14) is coming soon. It's the next version of macOS, the operating system that powers Apple Mac computers. Apple also released a beta version, which is available for free download (don't put it on your main Mac!). The final... Read more

How to get the MacOS Mojave public beta running on your Mac
How to get the MacOS Mojave public beta running on your Mac By Maggie Tillman

The next version of MacOS is close - the final version of MacOS Mojave will be available on 24 September as a free update via the Mac App Store.MacOS Mojave is an update to Apple's popular operating system formerly known as OS X. Mojave includes many... Read more

MacOS 10.14 Mojave features, release date and more
MacOS 10.14 Mojave features, release date and more By Maggie Tillman

Apple's latest version of macOS, called macOS Mojave (version 10.14), will officially come to Macs soon.You can download the public beta of the new software now (see how here), but as always, we don't recommend installing it on your main Mac. If you want... Read more

Apple might unveil a new Mac Mini and MacBook Air soon
Apple might unveil a new Mac Mini and MacBook Air soon By Maggie Tillman

Apple has been rumoured to be working on new Macs, and a new report from Bloomberg seems to mirror much of what's already been said.According to Bloomberg, a complete refresh to the MacBook Air is coming. This “low-cost” laptop will arrive with slimmer... Read more

Apple might launch new MacBook with 13-inch display in September
Apple might launch new MacBook with 13-inch display in September By Maggie Tillman

Apple plans to launch a new "entry-level" MacBook in September, according to a report by DigiTimes.This 13-inch MacBook will start at $1,200, the report said, and will be powered by 14-nanometer Kaby Lake CPU architecture. Keep in mind, earlier this year,... Read more

Apple announces savings on Macs, iPad Pro and more for students and education staff
Apple announces savings on Macs, iPad Pro and more for students and education staff By Dan Grabham

It's back to school season, and Apple is feeling generous towards current and prospective students. As of today, Apple is giving students who buy select Mac and iPads either from an Apple Store or online, a free pair of Beats headphones.Students will... Read more

20 years of the iMac: looking back at Apple's legendary iMac G3
20 years of the iMac: looking back at Apple's legendary iMac G3 By Dan Grabham

The iMac G3 is one of the most iconic computers that has ever existed - and while it was announced by Steve Jobs on 6 May 1998 (see video below), it was released on 15 August. So happy release birthday iMac!The iMac brought several major innovations,... Read more

Cheaper Apple MacBooks to enter production soon, report
Cheaper Apple MacBooks to enter production soon, report By Rik Henderson

Could we finally see the long-awaited Apple MacBook Air refresh soon? A report from inside the production chain suggests so.Digitimes claims that Apple partner Quanta has received "orders for Apple's new inexpensive notebooks". That is said to include... Read more

A new MacBook Air is (still) en route - but what processor will it use?
A new MacBook Air is (still) en route - but what processor will it use? By Dan Grabham

We've been banging on about the possibility of a new MacBook Air for some time, but we think that late 2018 will be the time for a new model. We'd expect a new MacBook Air to now to launch at Apple's September event featuring either Intel's third iteration... Read more

MacBook Pro throttling bug: What is it and has Apple fixed it?
MacBook Pro throttling bug: What is it and has Apple fixed it? By Maggie Tillman

Apple has confirmed a throttling issue with the new MacBook Pros.The company released a software update, a supplemental update to macOS High Sierra 10.13.6, which addresses a new bug that causes eighth-generation quad-core and six-core Intel processors... Read more

Apple helped make an external GPU for its refreshed MacBook Pros
Apple helped make an external GPU for its refreshed MacBook Pros By Maggie Tillman

Own a MacBook Pro but need more graphic processing power? Then you need to check out this latest Apple product.Technically, it's a Blackmagic product. Blackmagic is a cinema company, and it worked closely with Apple to create a new product for MacBook... Read more

Apple MacBook Pro models updated with beefier processors and RAM
Apple MacBook Pro models updated with beefier processors and RAM By Rik Henderson

Apple has announced upgrades for its 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro notebooks. They both get new, enhanced spec and are available now.As well as speedier processors, they each get upgraded RAM, storage options, batteries and quieter keyboards.The 2018 13-inch... Read more

Apple will update nearly all its devices this autumn, even Mac Mini
Apple will update nearly all its devices this autumn, even Mac Mini By Maggie Tillman

Apple will announce several updated devices this year, according to a respected analyst who regularly and successfully predicts Apple's plans.The company is working on updating most of its product lines for the second half of 2018, per an investor's note... Read more

New Apple MacBooks and iPads imminent, EEC filing reveals
New Apple MacBooks and iPads imminent, EEC filing reveals By Rik Henderson

Apple will allegedly launch five new MacBook laptops and five new iPads in the coming months, according to a leaked filing posted by the Eurasian Economic Commission.The EEC approves tech products for sale in Russia, Armenia and other Eurasian countries,... Read more

How to make Apple repair your faulty MacBook keyboard for free
How to make Apple repair your faulty MacBook keyboard for free By Maggie Tillman

Apple has launched a keyboard repair program.This program is for MacBook and MacBook Pro models with butterfly keys. The program is designed to address consumer complaints over keyboard keys that do not work properly. For instance, letters or characters... Read more

macOS Mojave public beta coming late June
macOS Mojave public beta coming late June By Max Langridge

Apple has announced the next major update to macOS at WWDC 2018, called macOS Mojave. After years of naming its OS after mountains, Apple has now turned to the expansive desert in California. It's official! Apple announces iOS 12 with performance updates... Read more

What is the Apple Star N84? ARM hybrid, touchscreen MacBook or just a new iPhone?
What is the Apple Star N84? ARM hybrid, touchscreen MacBook or just a new iPhone? By Rik Henderson

Much has been said on the leaked Apple N84 (codename Star) over the last few days. But, unlike many rumoured devices in the past, the one thing that nobody seems sure of is what the Star actually is.Some sources claim that the Apple Star is a laptop/tablet... Read more

Apple officially invites media to 4 June keynote at WWDC 2018
Apple officially invites media to 4 June keynote at WWDC 2018 By Maggie Tillman

Apple has invited the press to its official 2018 Worldwide Developers Conference keynote.The company already revealed it planned to hold an event from 4 June, but now, it's confirmed it will give a keynote address on Monday, 4 June at 10am PST. Since... Read more

29 best features of macOS High Sierra: The changes you can actually see
29 best features of macOS High Sierra: The changes you can actually see By Elyse Betters

We'll admit it: MacOS High Sierra is kind of boring compared to previous updates to the Mac operating system.Sure, it has a new file system underneath, and it will eventually include support for virtual reality experiences. But in terms of obvious visual... Read more

Tim Cook: Apple won't water down iOS and MacOS by merging them
Tim Cook: Apple won't water down iOS and MacOS by merging them By Elyse Betters

Tim Cook just curb-stomped an Apple rumour.In December, Bloomberg echoed long-existing rumours when it claimed Apple wanted to merge iOS and MacOS apps sometime in 2018 so that developers could create a single app that'd run across both operating systems.... Read more

Apple is planning to design its own chips for the Mac from 2020
Apple is planning to design its own chips for the Mac from 2020 By Dan Grabham

It’s been long rumoured, but now it seems it really could happen: Apple really is planning to dump Intel in favour of its own processors for at least some Macs. The move could happen as soon as 2020. We know that Apple is working on bringing iOS and... Read more

Apple Field Trip event recap: Watch the new iPad get unveiled here
Apple Field Trip event recap: Watch the new iPad get unveiled here By Elyse Betters

Apple has debuted a new 9.7-inch iPad with Pencil, which is aimed at students, as well as several apps aimed at helping students and teachers make the most of the Apple gear that schools buy.Apple Field Trip event: What was announced?A new iPad 9.7 is... Read more

'Entry-level' MacBook to begin production in June, says report
'Entry-level' MacBook to begin production in June, says report By Max Langridge

A new report from DigiTimes has now weighed in on the news that Apple will release a new entry-level MacBook later this year. Usually-reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently stated that Apple would introduce a new MacBook Air later in 2018, but the DigiTimes... Read more

Apple's forgotten tech: The Apple products you won't remember
Apple's forgotten tech: The Apple products you won't remember By Max Langridge

Apple has come a long way since it was founded in 1976, from the humble beginnings of the Apple I computer to the very latest MacBook Pro with TouchBar. Not to mention it is now the world's most valuable company, with revenue in 2017 totalling $229 billion. Apple... Read more

Apple to release an updated MacBook Air this year
Apple to release an updated MacBook Air this year By Max Langridge

Apple will indeed launch an all-new MacBook Air in the second quarter of 2018, according to usually-reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The MacBook Air hasn't undergone a proper upgrade in several years now, although it did get a few minor upgrades... Read more

This Apple patent depicts a MacBook with a Touch Bar for the keyboard
This Apple patent depicts a MacBook with a Touch Bar for the keyboard By Elyse Betters

Apple really couldn't care less if you hate the Touch Bar.How do we know? It went ahead and patented a concept that essentially imagines a MacBook with a Touch Bar for the entire keyboard. Technically, it's a patent for a "dual display equipment with... Read more

Apple might release three new Macs with its own custom co-processors
Apple might release three new Macs with its own custom co-processors By Elyse Betters

Apple plans to put custom co-processors in at least three new Mac models, according to Bloomberg.These models will include updated notebooks and a new desktop. They could be released this year, too. Now, this report follows another rumour that claimed... Read more

Apple might launch an all-new 13-inch MacBook later this year
Apple might launch an all-new 13-inch MacBook later this year By Elyse Betters

Apple is reportedly developing a new 13-inch MacBook.It will be launched sometime during the second half of this year, according to DigiTimes, which is well-known for leaking Apple-related news and having deep industry sources, though it also has a so-so... Read more

Apple’s iMac Pro will be available from 14 December, starting at $4,999
Apple’s iMac Pro will be available from 14 December, starting at $4,999 By Elyse Betters

You can buy Apple's new iMac Pro from 14 December.The company has announced its latest workstation will be available this week, with pricing starting at $4,999 in the US. It's a top-of-the-line machine with a 27-inch Retina 4K display. The powerful, all-in-one... Read more

MacOS High Sierra 'root' bug allows admin access without a password: Who is affected and how to fix it
MacOS High Sierra 'root' bug allows admin access without a password: Who is affected and how to fix it By Elyse Betters

A massive security hole affecting Mac computers running the latest version of MacOS High Sierra has been discovered.This is a critical bug that allows anyone on a Mac to log in and change the admin settings - using just the username "root" with no password,... Read more

Did Tim Cook just reveal in an email that a new Mac Mini is coming?
Did Tim Cook just reveal in an email that a new Mac Mini is coming? By Elyse Betters

It's been a few years since Apple updated the Mac Mini.As a result, most people think it is dead. But is it? According to MacRumors, which posted an email from Apple CEO Tim Cook to a Mac Mini user, the device will still be an important part of Apple's... Read more

Upgrading to MacOS High Sierra? Don't forget to convert your external drives to APFS too
Upgrading to MacOS High Sierra? Don't forget to convert your external drives to APFS too By Stuart Miles

With the launch of Apple's new Mac operating System, MacOS High Sierra, Apple has introduced a new file system called APFS.Standing for Apple File System, the new file format offers a much quicker experience that is designed for future growth and brings... Read more

You can now install Apple's MacOS High Sierra update on your Mac
You can now install Apple's MacOS High Sierra update on your Mac By Elyse Betters

High Sierra is finally official.The latest major update to Apple’s desktop operating system, MacOS High Sierra, is now available as a free upgrade for existing Mac users. It's an over-the-air update you can access from the Mac App Store. You can also... Read more

Will my Mac run MacOS High Sierra?
Will my Mac run MacOS High Sierra? By Elyse Betters

Apple's latest version of MacOS comes out on 25 September. But can your Mac run it?While at its mostly annual developers conference in San Jose, Apple showed off MacOS High Sierra, a major update to the MacOS Sierra operating system announced last year.... Read more

Apple MacBook battery life tips: Make your laptop last longer
Apple MacBook battery life tips: Make your laptop last longer By Stuart Miles

We are always keen to get more from our laptop battery, allowing us to work that little bit longer on the road without needing to find a power socket.Aside from the simple and well-known tip of turning your screen brightness down to save power, there... Read more

MacOS High Sierra: What's in the new software for your Mac?
MacOS High Sierra: What's in the new software for your Mac? By Elyse Betters

The next version of MacOS is official.While at its mostly-annual developers conference, Apple announced and previewed MacOS High Sierra, a major update to the MacOS Sierra operating system, which released last year for Macs. Although the update won't... Read more

Apple reveals the iMac Pro, its most powerful Mac ever
Apple reveals the iMac Pro, its most powerful Mac ever By Chris Hall

Apple has used its WWDC 2017 keynote to unveil the iMac Pro. Not content with updating the regular line of iMac all-in-one computers, it's also super-charging the iMac for professionals until a redesigned Mac Pro comes along in 2018.Sitting in the same... Read more

Apple iMac gets serious spec boost for 2017
Apple iMac gets serious spec boost for 2017 By Max Langridge

Generally, spec boosts are nothing to shout home about, but in the case of the Apple iMac, they've just received an almighty boost indeed. Apple announces major MacOS Sierra update called...High Sierra Being a heavily display-focussed desktop computer,... Read more

Is this a sign Apple will launch new MacBook Pro laptops at WWDC 2017?
Is this a sign Apple will launch new MacBook Pro laptops at WWDC 2017? By Elyse Betters

Want more proof that Apple might launch new MacBook Pros in June?Well, if you check out Apple's online store, the free shipping times for the 15-inch MacBook Pro are now estimated for between 6 June to 8 June in the US, rather than the usual same-day... Read more

Apple could update its entire MacBook line at WWDC next month
Apple could update its entire MacBook line at WWDC next month By Elyse Betters

Apple will debut new hardware WWDC, rather than simply focus on software, according to a new report.Apple typically uses its mostly-annual developers conference to announce new software updates to existing products, giving developers a chance to become... Read more

Apple might make a new MacBook Pro adapter - one we actually want
Apple might make a new MacBook Pro adapter - one we actually want By Elyse Betters

Apple has come up with another adapter for 2016 MacBook Pro owners.The new MacBook Pro is a little inconvenient in that it replaced most ports with USB-C, relegating owners to a life of adapters if they want to make their existing peripherals compatible... Read more

Apple confirms new iMacs are coming this year
Apple confirms new iMacs are coming this year By Max Langridge

Apple has taken the somewhat unusual step of pre-announcing some products that it's working on, which includes a refreshed iMac desktop lineup that will ship later this year.  Apple iMac with Retina 5K display (2017) review: Pixel-packed powerhouse Speaking... Read more

How to turn on Apple's Night Shift mode and adjust the colour on Macs
How to turn on Apple's Night Shift mode and adjust the colour on Macs By Elyse Betters

Apple has brought its Night Shift mode - which first debuted on iOS devices with iOS 9.3 - to the Mac.With the release of MacOS Sierra 10.12.4, anyone who owns a Mac running Sierra can now cut down on the amount of blue light they're exposed to during... Read more

Is Apple making its own chips for Macs so it can eventually ditch Intel?
Is Apple making its own chips for Macs so it can eventually ditch Intel? By Elyse Betters

Apple seems to be actively lessening its reliance on Intel chips.According to Bloomberg, Apple is designing its own A-series ARM-based chips, even though Intel processors have powered Apple's Mac lineup for more than a decade. The company isn't going... Read more

Apple is bringing iOS' Night Shift mode to Macs with Sierra update
Apple is bringing iOS' Night Shift mode to Macs with Sierra update By Elyse Betters

If you own a Mac and are looking for ways to reduce your eye strain or even get more sleep at night, you're in luck.Apple’s Night Shift is coming to macOS. It's shown up in the latest 10.12.4 beta of MacOS Sierra for Macs, which is supposed to launch... Read more

Apple found out what's messing with the new MacBook Pro's battery life
Apple found out what's messing with the new MacBook Pro's battery life By Elyse Betters

Apple knows what is causing the new MacBook Pro's battery woes.A couple weeks after Consumer Reports failed to recommend the latest MacBook Pro due to inconsistent battery life, Apple has announced that it worked with the publication to identify the problem:... Read more

Apple MacBook Pro Touch Bar: What can it do and what apps are supported?
Apple MacBook Pro Touch Bar: What can it do and what apps are supported? By Britta O'Boyle

Apple announced its new range of MacBook Pros at the end of 2016. There is a 13-inch model and a 15-inch model available, both sporting a new feature called Touch Bar, along with the Touch ID fingerprint sensor.Replacing the function keys on the keyboard... Read more

Apple sale offers all USB-C adapters at discount, stock up now for new MacBook Pro
Apple sale offers all USB-C adapters at discount, stock up now for new MacBook Pro By Elyse Betters

You need to buy around £226 worth of cables and adapters, if you want to use Apple's new MacBook Pro.When Apple announced its latest laptops at an event in late October, it revealed the new MacBook Pro dropped all legacy ports in favour of some Thunderbolt... Read more

Thunderbolt 3 explained: The one port to rule them all
Thunderbolt 3 explained: The one port to rule them all By Elyse Betters

Let's face it: ports are boring.USB, Firewire, eSATA, etc: they're not sexy, but they're important. They decide what you can do on your device and how quickly you can do it. So, when Apple introduced its latest MacBook Pro laptops with Thunderbolt 3 ports,... Read more