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Apple’s Mac lineup consists of both notebook and desktop computers ranging in screen size from 12-inch to 27-inch to headless Macs.

The MacBook Air features a 13-inch display, the MacBook features a 12-inch Retina display, and the MacBook Pro is available in 13-inch and 15-inch Retina options.

Apple’s Mac mini and Mac Pro both ship without peripherals — mouse, keyboard, display — and aren’t updated very frequently. Apple’s iMac is available in 21.5-inch and 27-inch versions, both with Retina displays. Follow the links below for more specific guides.

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Mac Stories July 13

iFixit has shared a significant discovery in the midst of their ritual hardware teardown: the 2018 MacBook Pro keyboard includes a ‘thin, silicone barrier’ under each key. While this may be used to make typing quieter compared to previous versions, it may also be practical for keeping debris from positioning under keys.

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Mac Stories July 12

Gartner today is out with its latest research covering the global PC industry during the second quarter of 2018. According to the research, shipments totaled 62.1 million units during the quarter, which is a 1.4 percent increase year over year…

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Rogue Amoeba has updated Farrago for Mac today with a handful of useful new features. Farrago 1.2 brings MIDI support, multi-tile editing, and accessibility improvements to the Mac soundboard app.

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Apple stops selling 2015 MacBook Pro

In the wake of the new 13-inch and 15-inch Touch Bar models today, Apple has stopped selling the much-beloved 2015 MacBook Pro. For people who despised butterfly keys, or mourned the lack of legacy ports on the 2016 and later MacBook Pro, until today Apple Store stocked a 15-inch 2015 model as an alternative. It may not have been as fast or as svelte as the latest models, but for people who had become disenchanted with Apple’s latest direction, it was their favorite computer. Whilst supplies last, Apple is selling some 2015 models in its clearance section.

How to prepare your Mac for an upgrade to a new MacBook Pro

Apple today updated its MacBook Pro lineup, bringing Intel’s 8th generation processors, True Tone display, a third-generation butterfly keyboard and more to the 13- and 15-inch notebooks. If you’re going to be upgrading, follow along for how to get ready to switch to a new MacBook Pro.

Mac Stories July 11

Ming-Chi Kuo of TF International Securities has published a new research note for investors that includes new details about what to expect with Apple’s fall hardware lineup. Adding to his previous reports about new iPhones, Kuo has shared new details and specifics about upcoming iPad Pro updates, Mac refreshes including the Mac mini, Apple Watch screen size expectations, and more.

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