Month: October 2016

New MacBook Pros lack iconic Mac startup chime, but they do automatically boot when you open the lid

It has been discovered that along with physical function keys, glowing Apple logo and ‘old style’ USB ports, the new MacBook Pros lack the iconic Mac chime when booting up…. Read more »

Two of four Thunderbolt 3 ports in new 13″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar have reduced speeds

A support document published by Apple on Friday reveals only two of the four Thunderbolt 3 ports in the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar support full-speed data transfer,… Read more »

Sharp CEO supposedly confirms Apple to use OLED in next-generation iPhone

Newly appointed CEO of Japanese display maker Sharp, Tai Jeng-wu, this weekend seemingly confirmed widespread rumors claiming Apple plans to incorporate OLED panels in a next-generation iPhone. AppleInsider – Frontpage… Read more »

This week on AI: Apple’s touch-enabled MacBook Pro, tough Q4 results, ‘Apple Car’ AR tech & more

The news cycle was largely controlled by Apple’s MacBook Pro press event, but the company also posted its first revenue decline in 15 years, and may have let slip new… Read more »

Thunderbolt 3 Ports on Right Side of 13-Inch MacBook Pro Have Reduced PCI Express Bandwidth

Apple has published a detailed support document highlighting the capabilities of the Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports on the new MacBook Pro, unveiling some previously unknown details and outlining the different… Read more »

Apple suggests that it has permanently exited the stand-alone monitor business

The now-discontinued Thunderbolt display appears to be Apple’s last external monitor, as remarks made to the press suggest that the company is exiting that market segment. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Apple hikes UK prices on some older Mac models by 20% in response to declining British pound

Apple raised the U.K. prices of some older Mac models overnight on Thursday, compensating for the slide in the pound’s value since June’s "Brexit" vote. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Apple’s Online Store Down Ahead of Today’s ‘Hello Again’ Mac Event

Apple’s online storefront has been taken offline this morning, just over six hours prior to the company’s “Hello Again” media event at its Cupertino, California headquarters, where Tim Cook and… Read more »

Latest Strategy Analytics data shows Chinese Android manufacturers eating at Apple’s marketshare

Apple just reported its latest earnings yesterday evening, and now Strategy Analytics is out with its latest report concerning the smartphone industry. The latest data shows the entire smartphone industry… Read more »

Apple’s wireless AirPods hit delays, won’t meet October launch window

Apple on Wednesday revealed that its highly anticipated, entirely wireless AirPods earbuds will not ship within their originally advertised timeframe, finding their way into the hands of consumers later this… Read more »