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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

New MacBook and MacBook Air specs and rumours: What's the story so far?
New MacBook and MacBook Air specs and rumours: What's the story so far? By Dan Grabham

It seems certain that Apple will refresh the MacBook and MacBook Air this year, possibly completely reforming the bottom rungs of its notebook range underneath the awesome MacBook Pro.We thought we might see new notebooks at Apple's education-orientated... 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 it's now 20 years since Steve Jobs revealed it to the world (see the video below).The iMac brought several major innovations, not least that it was available in various colours,... 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

How to join the MacOS High Sierra public beta and get it working on your Mac
How to join the MacOS High Sierra public beta and get it working on your Mac By Elyse Betters

The next version of MacOS is official.While at WWDC 2017, Apple announced and previewed MacOS High Sierra, a major update to the MacOS Sierra operating system that released last year for Macs. It includes many behind-the-scene upgrades that will make... 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

Here's how much the new MacBook Pro will cost you in new adapters and cables
Here's how much the new MacBook Pro will cost you in new adapters and cables By Max Langridge

Apple has just announced the 2016 MacBook Pro, representing the first major overhaul of the company's ubiquitous laptop since 2012. There have been screen changes, processor upgrades and a bit of weight loss over the years, but the new model is completely... Read more

Apple Mac event: All the announcements that matter
Apple Mac event: All the announcements that matter By Elyse Betters

Apple's "Hello Again" event has been and gone, and it treated us to a few new product announcements.The event came 2 months after unveiling the latest iPhone models, and this time focused on the Mac. Here's everything you need to know about the event,... Read more

Apple MacBook Pro (2016): Release date, specs and everything you need to know
Apple MacBook Pro (2016): Release date, specs and everything you need to know By Chris Hall

Apple has announced an update to its MacBook Pro, claiming that it's about to change everything again.Taking to the stage at its "Hello Again" event in Cupertino, Tim Cook and chums announced a completely new MacBook Pro, simply called the MacBook Pro. This... Read more

Apple unveils all new MacBook Pro
Apple unveils all new MacBook Pro By Max Langridge

It was under the scrutiny of several leaks leading up to the launch, but Apple has finally unveiled a new MacBook Pro, on the 25th anniversary of the company's very first notebook. The new MacBook Pro will come in 13 and 15-inch variants in space grey... Read more

New MacBook Pro with OLED touch panel revealed in massive leak
New MacBook Pro with OLED touch panel revealed in massive leak By Elyse Betters

Apple's new MacBook Pro will feature an OLED touch panel that offers built-in Touch ID and works with Apple Pay.Apple released MacOS Sierra 10.12.1 on 24 October with hidden images of Apple Pay, according to MacRumours and 9to5Mac. They showed a yet-to-be-unveiled... Read more

Apple will unveil not one, but three new MacBooks on Thursday
Apple will unveil not one, but three new MacBooks on Thursday By Max Langridge

Apple has sent out media invites for its "Hello again" event on Thursday 26 October which is expected to revolve around the MacBook. 9to5Mac.com has picked up some Russian trademark filings that point to Apple announcing three new models with numbers:... Read more

Apple sends out invites to 27 October event likely for new MacBook Pro
Apple sends out invites to 27 October event likely for new MacBook Pro By Elyse Betters

It's official: Apple is holding another event this autumn.Nearly two months after unveiling the latest iPhone models, the Cupertino, CA-based company has invited the media to an event on 27 October. The tagline on the invite, "hello again," is an obvious... Read more

Apple might unveil all-new MacBook Pro at 27 October event
Apple might unveil all-new MacBook Pro at 27 October event By Elyse Betters

Apple will hold another hardware event this autumn, but this time it's for the next-generation MacBook Pro.According to Recode, Apple is planning an event for 27 October, when it will unveil a new MacBook Pro. The line hasn't been given a significant... Read more

Your next Apple Mac keyboard could look like this, with assignable keys
Your next Apple Mac keyboard could look like this, with assignable keys By Rik Henderson

It has been rumoured for a while that Apple will be unveiling a refreshed MacBook Pro before the end of the year, which will feature an OLED strip that can be assigned tasks and keys as you see fit. However, that might not be the only device on the horizon... Read more

MacOS Sierra is finally out: Here’s how to download it now
MacOS Sierra is finally out: Here’s how to download it now By Elyse Betters

Apple on Tuesday released MacOS Sierra to the public.The latest, major version of Apple's desktop operating system follows eight public betas and the golden master version that launched earlier this month for testers. It includes not only new features... Read more

Apple to continue headphone jack killing spree with MacBook Pro?
Apple to continue headphone jack killing spree with MacBook Pro? By Max Langridge

After the decision to remove the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, it seems Apple now has the urge to continue its villainous spree with attention now focused on the MacBook Pro with Retina display.MacRumours has learned that Apple has... Read more

Apple will release MacOS Sierra update for Macs on 20 September
Apple will release MacOS Sierra update for Macs on 20 September By Elyse Betters

Apple quietly announced after its iPhone 7 event on Wednesday that MacOS Sierra will officially release for Macs later this month.The Cupertino, CA-based company's latest desktop operating system will start to roll out 20 September, according to its website.... Read more

Huge Apple Mac range refresh tipped for October
Huge Apple Mac range refresh tipped for October By Rik Henderson

Apple has been tipped to replace the MacBook Pro for a while, but it is alleged that the majority of the Mac line-up, save for the current MacBook, is soon to be refreshed.Bloomberg reports that a Mac hardware refresh will include new models for iMac... Read more