Mac Overview Updated October 19, 2016


Apple’s current Mac lineup consist of both notebook and desktop computers ranging in screen size from 11-inch to 27-inch to headless Macs. The MacBook Air is offered in 11-inch and 13-inch options, the MacBook features a 12-inch Retina display, and the MacBook Pro is currently available in 13-inch and 15-inch options. A non-Retina MacBook Pro still exists as well; a 17-inch MacBook Pro is the last display size to be discontinued. 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.

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Mac Stories October 19

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Apple is making it official: the company will hold a major product unveiling on October 27 where new Macs are expected to debut. The event will take place on Apple’s campus, likely marking the last one before Apple Campus 2 is open for business.

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At the JAMF Nation User Conference (JNUC) this week, IBM’s Fletcher Previn delivered an update on the company’s rollout of Macs internally since it introduced Apple computers as an option for employees for the first time last year. In just over a year, IBM passed its original goal of deploying 50,000 Macs and is now at 90,000 internally. That makes it the largest enterprise Mac deployment anywhere, and Previn described how it’s helping the company cut costs.

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Last week, we reported that Sonder Design was in talks with Apple to license its futuristic keyboard technology, that replaces the normal printed keys with dynamic E-Ink displays. A new article from the WSJ today confirms that Apple does intend to use the technology and is aiming to ship new MacBooks including the special keyboards in 2018, citing anonymous sources. The keys can automatically adjust to show emojis, international characters, special command functions, as well as the standard QWERTY layout.

Apple will be making its first steps in this direction next week, when it unveils a new MacBook Pro with OLED function key row at a to-be-announced October 27 media event. However, the E-Ink keyboard for 2018 could represent the most significant user interface changes for Apple’s line of laptops, although it’s still a few years away …

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As we suspected, the long-awaited Mac updates now appear to be scheduled for October 27. We provided a roundup of what we’re expecting to see, and now it’s time to find out what you all plan to buy if the rumors are correct …

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Mac Stories October 18

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Following last night’s report that new Macs are still on track for this month and as predicted, Recode now reports that Apple is planning to hold an event on October 27th to announce its latest lineup, meaning that we’re just over a week away from those long overdue updates…

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Mac Stories October 11

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It’s no secret that most of Apple’s Mac lineup is long overdue for refreshes and new data out today from Gartner and IDC shows how the prolonged period of no updates is affecting Apple in the overall market. Data from both firms shows that Apple is sliding year-over-year in terms of shipments for the third quarter of 2016…

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