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Apple Not Only Fixed the New MacBook Air’s Keyboard, It Also Made the Laptop Easier To Repair

It was long assumed that one of the big sacrifices to making a laptop as thin as the MacBook Air was severely diminishing its repairability. But iFixit gutted the recently announced 2020 MacBook Air and discovered more than just keyboard improvements; Apple has also made it easier to fix several of the laptop’s most crucial components. Read More >>

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Here’s What Apple Would Have Announced at Its Cancelled March Event

A few weeks ago, there were heavy rumours that Apple was planning a March 31 event to unveil a new slate of products. Now, for reasons that are obvious, Apple decided to err on the side of caution and cancel – a wise move considering Santa Clara County, where Cupertino is located, has banned gatherings of 1,000 people or more to curb the spread of covid-19. But while the event was cancelled, that doesn’t mean the products are. Read More >>

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New Keyboards, Cameras, and Chips Rumoured for Apple Products This Year

The Apple prophet Ming-Chi Kuo hath spoken, and it would appear that despite some coronavirus concerns, Apple has a few plans in store for its 2020 product lineup. Read More >>

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All the Ways You Can Try and Fix a Sticky MacBook Keyboard

Since Apple introduced its butterfly keyboard design in 2015, the problems with it have been very well documented – and they’re problems that I’ve experienced as well, with a 2018 MacBook Pro (the one with the third revision of butterfly keyboard, if you’re keeping count). If yours is also acting up, here’s what you can do. Read More >>

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Apple Discovers ‘Power’ Issue With Logic Boards in Some 2018 MacBook Airs, Will Offer Free Repairs

Apple has identified a serious issue with a “very small number” of 2018 MacBook Air laptops that requires the replacement of the main logic board, 9to5Mac reported on Sunday, citing internal documents from the company. Read More >>

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Apple Finally Did the Right Thing (Sort Of)

About a week ago, the “a” key on my MacBook Pro broke. Once flat and useful, the poor little guy now looks like a mini ski slope and barely works. Several of my friends have similar keyboard problems on their overpriced laptops. So it felt like a relief earlier today when Apple announced an expansion of Keyboard Service Program. Now, the company will repair pretty much any MacBook Pro with the problematic “butterfly mechanism” for free. Apple even announced a design upgrade that will hopefully ensure new keyboards don’t break. Good job, Apple. Read More >>

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Okay, Which MacBook Should You Actually Buy

You are in the market for a laptop. You are aware that Windows and Chrome OS laptops are cheaper and are now just as well crafted and designed as Apple ones. You do not care. You want an Apple laptop. As an avowed user of the platform for 20-plus years, I support this decision to spend more money than you should to use a wonderful OS on some nicely designed hardware. But the question is which laptop do you buy? Read More >>

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The New MacBook Air Is Boring and Too Expensive

The MacBook Air is an icon: A wedge-shaped computer fashioned from a block of aluminium into a device so thin it can fit in a paper envelope. But other laptop makers have riffed on Apple’s idea in the last ten years. Instead of aluminium (or in the case of the new Air: recycled aluminium), some companies are using materials like magnesium, carbon fibre, and even leather. Apple’s iconic design is now old, and Apple’s commitment to it makes the new MacBook Air a fine laptop that millions of people will buy. But maybe they shouldn’t. Read More >>

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Rejoice! The New MacBook Air Is Repair-Friendly… Kind Of

If you’ve ever listened to an Apple hater rant about why Macs suck, chances are you’ve heard those “You can’t repair or upgrade it yourself!” arguments. But with the new MacBook Air and Mac mini, Apple seems like it’s ready to toss Mac diehards a smal but welcome bone. Read More >>

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Oh Come On, Apple Could Have Made the ‘New’ MacBook Air Years Ago

There’s this weird sort of fervour that surrounds the MacBook Air that I’ve never fully understood. Sure, when Steve Jobs pulled the first one out of a manilla envelope in 2008, it was cool as hell. But in the 10 years since then, Apple’s once industry-leading laptop was neglected and abandoned to the point that it became a running joke. Read More >>

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The New MacBook Air Has Made the MacBook a Terrible Buy

Apple has finally updated the MacBook Air. And with the many updates to the MacBook Air, the regular MacBook is looking like a real bad buy. Read More >>

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Here’s All the Stuff Apple Announced Today

Apple’s second launch event this fall brought with it few surprises, with no talk of that long-awaited Mac Pro revamp, nor an overdue update on whatever the hell is happening with AirPower. But many of the rumours did pan out today as Apple breathed new life into its outdated Mac Mini and brought Face ID to the iPad Pro. For all you skimmers out there, here’s a rundown of all the stuff Apple announced. Read More >>

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Please Put the MacBook Air Out of Its Misery

Without fail when someone tells me they are going to buy a MacBook Air, I will cringe and reach for them – begging them not to make such a poor decision. The MacBook Air is a decrepit dinosaur – a relic of another time – and when Apple announces a new wave of devices on Tuesday, it will hopefully, finally, kill the Air. Or at least refresh the damn thing. Read More >>

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How the MacBook Air Changed Laptops Forever

When Apple launched the MacBook Air at the end of January 2008, it was an overpriced marvel of design and tech. The laptop, a silvery sliver of machined aluminium, was .76 inches at its thickest and weighed less than three pounds. In an impractical but effective on-stage demonstration, Steve Jobs unveiled the the £1,500 computer by removing it from a manilla interoffice envelope to demonstrate just how svelte it really was. “What is the MacBook Air?” he asked while pacing the stage. “In a sentence, it’s the world’s thinnest notebook.” Read More >>