Latest Apple laptop news

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

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

MacOS High Sierra: 29 new changes you can actually see

MacOS High Sierra: 29 new 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

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

Living with Siri on MacOS Sierra

Living with Siri on MacOS Sierra

By David Phelan

The upcoming update for Apple's computers (it's called Sierra and OS X is now called macOS, do keep up) has already announced lots of new features.One stands head and shoulders above the others though: the voice recognition-powered personal assistant... Read more

Apple MacOS Sierra: New features, release date and everything else you need to know

Apple MacOS Sierra: New features, release date and everything else you need to know

By Elyse Betters

As is typical for Apple, the next version of the Mac operating system was just announced at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco. And wouldn't you know it - it comes with a bunch of new features. Some major, some not so major. As... Read more

Old MacBook Pro being killed to make way for OLED version?

Old MacBook Pro being killed to make way for OLED version?

By Luke Edwards

Apple appears to be putting its older MacBook Pro laptops out to pasture, potentially to make way for the rumoured new model with an OLED touch panel.According to sources of AppleInsider, and its own research, Apple has begun to stop shipping the old... Read more

MacBook Pro OLED concept photos will make you want the rumoured feature more than ever

MacBook Pro OLED concept photos will make you want the rumoured feature more than ever

By Stuart Miles

Apple's developer conference, WWDC, is predominantly known for updating developers on the latest progress in the company's range of operating systems from iOS to OS X.This year, rumours are flying around that the company will announce an update to its... Read more

Apple 5K Thunderbolt Display to upgrade your Mac with its own GPU?

Apple 5K Thunderbolt Display to upgrade your Mac with its own GPU?

By Luke Edwards

Apple is reportedly set to unveil the next generation of Thunderbolt Display at WWDC 2016 in just a few weeks. It's expected to pack a 5K display and a graphics processor unit built-in for support.Sources of 9to5mac claim that the 5K Thunderbolt Display... Read more

New Apple MacBooks may have built-in 4G LTE network connection

New Apple MacBooks may have built-in 4G LTE network connection

By Luke Edwards

Apple's WWDC is just around the corner and 2016 is due for a refreshed line of MacBook laptops to add to the recently released 12-inch Retina model. This time though it might be more than just a refresh. Apple could introduce independently network connected... Read more

Apple MacBook Pro 2016: Goodbye physical keys and hello OLED touch bar?

Apple MacBook Pro 2016: Goodbye physical keys and hello OLED touch bar?

By Luke Edwards

The next update to Apple's MacBook Pro line could be one of the most significant so far. Reportedly, Apple is ditching the function keys in favour of a new OLED display touch bar.While Apple will no doubt roll out updates to its MacBook Pro line this... Read more

Apple announces new MacBook line-up, rose gold version added

Apple announces new MacBook line-up, rose gold version added

By Rik Henderson

As widely rumoured Apple has announced a refresh to its MacBook range, with upgraded Intel processors, improved graphics performance, faster flash storage and longer battery life.It has also added a rose gold model to the superslim laptop line-up.The... Read more

Apple accidentally reveals OS X will be rebranded as MacOS

Apple accidentally reveals OS X will be rebranded as MacOS

By Elyse Betters

Apple may soon stop referring to its desktop operating system as OS X.Alongside its Earth Day 2016 announcements, Apple updated this FAQ webpage to explain to consumers how it cares about the environment and what it is doing to report carbon emissions,... Read more

Apple’s future MacBook keyboards could get rid of the keys altogether

Apple’s future MacBook keyboards could get rid of the keys altogether

By Rik Henderson

Apple has filed a patent with the US Patent & Trademark Office that could change the way you interact with its MacBooks forever.It is proposing taking away the physical keyboard and replacing it with a re-configurable, force-sensitive system instead.That... Read more

Apple 12-inch MacBook (2016) spotted, Intel Skylake expected soon

Apple 12-inch MacBook (2016) spotted, Intel Skylake expected soon

By Luke Edwards

Despite no mention at Apple's recent iPhone SE launch, a new 12-inch MacBook for 2016 is expected soon, after being spotted in Mac OS X.It was inevitable that Apple would renew its MacBook for 2016 after it was released in March 2015. As March 2016 comes... Read more

Apple might introduce full Siri integration for Macs this year

Apple might introduce full Siri integration for Macs this year

By Elyse Betters

The next version of Mac OS X could come with full-on Siri.According to 9to5Mac, Apple is working on a major update to OS X El Capitan called OS X 10.12. It'll likely arrive this autumn with an impressive expansion of Siri capabilities. Siri, which debuted... Read more