Retina MacBooks Have a Day of Reckoning Regarding Batteries, Vintage, and Obsolete Status – Next Year
Next year, Apple will begin adding 2012-era MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models to its Vintage and Obsolete list. The first wave will happen in June, 2017.
Apple’s Battery Technology – A Potential Systemic Fault, Glued In
Does Apple’s modern battery technology have a systemic fault in older MacBook and iPhone units? I’d argue there’s a good case to be made there.
Could be worse, at least they aren’t bulging and catching fire… at the moment.
Software Fixing Hardware: A Case Study in the 13-inch MacBook Pro
I take apart the good, bad, and ugly of when you use software to heal hardware.
Windows 8.1 Preview on a Late 2009 MacBook
Unboxing: Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter Cable
Went to an Apple Retail Store, and bought the cable that I have waited a very long time for. After over a year with a Thunderbolt-enabled MacBook Air, and the only FireWire options being 1) Target Disk Mode to another Mac or 2) A $999 Thunderbolt Hub Display… Apple finally started stocking the cable. Considering […]
Apple Unibody MacBook Case Crack Warranty Extension — Expanded?
In my last article, I noted that Apple was providing undocumented case crack warranty extension for the 13-inch Unibody (Late 2009 & Late 2010) MacBook models. Specifically, Apple replaced the entire display on my two-plus-year-old machine when hairline cracks formed around the display hinges. Indeed, cracks have now formed around the 3, E, and D […]
Apple Quietly Starts Fixing Unibody MacBook Cracks
MacBook Bottom Case Replacement Program
I bought my MacBook in December 2010, the bottom case on it has failed twice. Sure enough, Apple has opened up a replacement program for the bottom case. Apple doesn’t go into great detail as to what may fail, but basically a couple of things can happen. One, the thin metal can warp if you […]
What’s next for MacBook Pro? SSD Alongside HDD.
The iMac has a nifty new feature (well, for iMac, anyways). It has both a 2.5-inch drive bay and a 3.5-inch drive bay. Now yes, you can use that 2.5-inch drive bay to house that old hard drive from your PlayStation 3 (before you maxed it out). However, the reason that it is there, is […]