12-inch MacBook Stories August 13

Select 12-inch MacBook models sold out at Best Buy, could hint at fall refresh

Unlike previous years, Apple did not update the 12-inch MacBook this spring. Typically, the company does a spec bump to the line every March or April.

12-inch MacBook Stories May 23, 2017

Huawei is in the middle of launching its latest Windows 10 notebook, the new Matebook range – and is making some interesting comparisons with the 12-inch MacBook.

On one slide, the company claims that the Matebook X is ‘thinner but even more powerful’ than Apple’s MacBook – a comparison which may or may not be accurate …

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12-inch MacBook Stories October 18, 2016

A report from last night suggests that Apple is planning to drop the 11-inch MacBook Air when it unveils new MacBook Pro models later this month.

Macotakara has an above-average track-record, but the move would – on the face of it – seem surprising. The 11-inch Air has always served two purposes. First, it has been the machine of choice for those who want a Mac in the sleekest possible form-factor. It of course lost that role when Apple launched the 12-inch MacBook, so that side of things makes sense.

But the 11-inch machine also served a second role since the plastic MacBooks were phased out: as the entry-level machine designed to bring new customers into the Mac world. In particular, it appealed to students on a tight budget – customers whose lifetime value to Apple would be huge once hooked on Macs from a young age. It’s not a market Apple would want to abandon.

So what might Apple be planning if the rumor is true … ?

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12-inch MacBook Stories August 11, 2016

12-inch MacBook refresh boosts Mac shipments in Q2, but still down 23% year-on-year

This year’s refresh of the 12-inch MacBook helped Apple achieve a 30% increase in Mac shipments in Q2, according to TrendForce data, but its shipments for the first half of the year were still down 23.4% on last year’s numbers …

12-inch MacBook Stories June 13, 2016

9to5Toys Last Call: latest 12″ MacBook from $1,100, UE Boom 2 Speaker $150, Beats Solo2 Headphones $80, more

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Last Call Updates:

Microsoft’s E3 keynote brings new Xbox One S console w/ 4K, Forza Horizon 3, teases next-gen, more

You can save up to $200 on Apple’s latest 12-inch MacBook, entry-level model from $1,100 w/ .edu (Reg. $1,300)

Now you can get the UE Boom 2 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker for $150 ($50 off)

Listen to music & look good while you’re at it – Beats Solo2 Headphones from $80 new or $74 open-box shipped (Orig. $200)

Best Buy is taking up to $200 off Apple Watch Stainless Steel: 38mm from $349, 42mm starts at $399

Pebble Steel Smartwatch for iOS and Android $80 shipped, Apple Watches up to $200 off, more

Start your week with a $100 discount on iPad mini 4 & Air 2, priced from $300 shipped

App Store Free App of the Week: Drop Flip puzzler goes free for the first time ever (Reg. $2)

Rovio’s Bad Piggies for iPhone/iPad goes free for the first time in years (Reg. $1)

AngerOfStick2 and its brutal beat’em up action goes free on iOS (Reg. $1)

Square Enix brings human augmentations and hacking to iOS with the new Deus Ex Go

Father’s Day Gift Guide Hub: One Place with all the best deals

Here are our favorite Father’s Day gifts for the outdoorsman, chef and car aficionado in your life

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Amazon’s 4K-capable Fire TV Streaming Media Player is on sale for $85 shipped, more

If you’ve been holding out on buying a GoPro, here is the deal: HERO4 Black (refurb) $329 shipped (Orig. $499)

12-inch MacBook Stories June 10, 2016

I wouldn’t normally describe a portable battery as being beautiful, but Kanex’s just-released $99 GoPower USB-C Portable Battery fits that description. Its aluminum body is like a mix of Apple’s space gray and silver colors, but it’ll look good when paired with any 12″ MacBook.

Good looks are nice, but the real world performance of a battery pack is crucial. How does Kanex’s offering stack up? Check out our hands-on impressions. expand full story

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