In this week’s top stories: More hands-on time with the MacBook Pro, we show you Apple’s special tool to recover data from the device’s soldered down SSD, reports of wireless charging for iPhone 8, the best Black Friday deals, and much more.
The best 4K & 5K displays for Mac
We kick things off this week with Ben’s MacBook Pro Diary and his first impressions of the new machine. We show you Apple’s special tool that will allow repair staff to recover data from the MacBook Pro’s non-removable SSD. And we give you the rundown on the best 4K & 5K USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 displays, while Jeff shows you five other handy accessories you should consider for the new MacBook Pro.
A new report claims Apple is planning to incorporate wireless charging into an ‘all-glass’ iPhone 8 in 2017. Trump tells Tim Cook directly he wants Apple to make products in the USA. The future of Apple’s AirPort line is in question. And we go hands-on with the new TouchSwitcher app for TouchBar in this week’s top videos.
These and the rest of this week’s top stories below:
- MacBook Pro Diary: First impressions in the metal and glass
- Apple’s special tool to help recover data from MacBook Pro’s non-removable SSD
- Video: Early owners report various GPU glitches in 2016 MacBook Pro models [Poll]
- The best 4K & 5K USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 displays for MacBook Pro & MacBook
- Five handy MacBook Pro (Late 2016) accessories that I’m using right now
- Apple releases macOS 10.12 Sierra open source Darwin code
- Final Cut Pro rendering almost twice as fast on new 15-inch MacBook Pro as original Retina model
iOS 10 | iPhone |
- KGI: Apple to incorporate wireless charging into ‘all-glass’ iPhone 8 in 2017
- Apple launches new repair program for iPhone 6s units affected by unexpected shutdowns
- There’s another malicious link floating around that will cause any iOS device to freeze
- Koogeek Smart Plug is a simple, inexpensive, Wi-Fi HomeKit device to get started
Black Friday |
- Best Black Friday Apple Deals: iPad Pro 9.7 $449, Apple Watch Series 1 $198, iPhone 7…
- Apple’s Black Friday deals are all gift cards, don’t apply to latest products (we found better)
- Black Friday: The best iPhone, iPad, Mac & Apple accessory deals
- Parallels Black Friday Mac Bundle: 1Password, TextExpander, PDFpen & more $49 upgrade/$79 new
- Trump tells Cook he wants Apple to make products in the US, promises tax incentive
- Apple reportedly stops developing AirPort WiFi router products, moving employees to other projects
- Opinion: Is Apple dropping AirPort products just simple financial sense, or a slippery slope?
- Design book and Gruber podcast fuel speculation on whether Jony Ive is ‘on the way out’ from Apple
This week’s top videos |
- Latest Apple Campus 2 stunning drone flyover video shows complete buildings
- Hands-on: TouchSwitcher brings fast app switching to the MacBook Pro Touch Bar [Video]
- Shure MV88: a solid Lightning-enabled microphone for on-the-go recording [Video]
- Rocket: Launch Dock apps and recent apps from the MacBook Pro Touch Bar [Video]
- Transfer files quickly between two MacBook Pros using Thunderbolt 3 & Target Disk Mode
- First LG UltraFine 5K Display hands-on unboxing appears [Video]
- How to enable unsupported Thunderbolt 3 devices on the MacBook Pro using ‘TB3 Enabler’ hack
Happy Hour Podcast 095|
This week Zac and Benjamin discuss Apple’s holiday ad, the Thanksgiving Apple Watch challenge, the fate of AirPort routers, and much more.