Last month, Apple initiated a Keyboard Service Program for MacBook and MacBook Pro, after determining that a “small percentage” of the keyboards in 2015-2017 MacBook and 2016-2017 MacBook Pro models may experience keys that feel “sticky,” repeat, or do not respond in a consistent manner. Apple did not identify a cause for the issues, which they call “behaviors,” but they’re believed to be caused by dust and other particulates becoming stuck in…

2018 MacBook Pro models feature the biggest yearly CPU performance gains since 2011, according to Geekbench founder John Poole. Geekbench 4 scores indicate the latest 15-inch models have a 12 to 15 percent increase in single-core performance, while multi-core performance is up 39 to 46 percent, compared to the equivalent 2017 models. A new 15-inch MacBook Pro with the best-available 2.9GHz six-core Intel Core i9 processor, with Turbo Boost up to 4.8GHz,…

Apple retail stores in the United States have received supplies of the new 2018 MacBook Pro models, which means stock configurations are available for in-store pickup and walk-in purchase as of today. Both 13 and 15-inch models are available in many Apple retail stores around the country, but not all stores appear to have full stock at this time. When the MacBook Pro was announced on Thursday, Apple said the new machines…

Apple has outlined repair options and parts availability for the new 2018 MacBook Pro in an internal document distributed to Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers on Friday and obtained by MacRumors. If a defective 2018 MacBook Pro is taken to an Apple Store, the Genius Bar will be able to mail it to an off-site Apple Repair Center, which will be able to repair minor components beginning in late July,…

The keys of the new 2018 MacBook Pro, which uses a third-generation butterfly keyboard, appear to be cocooned in a “thin, silicone barrier” according to a teardown that’s underway over at iFixit. According to iFixit, the quieter typing Apple has been advertising in the 2018 MacBook Pro models is a side effect of the new membrane, which the site believes is actually an “ingress-proofing measure” to prevent the butterfly keys from seizing…

iOS 12 introduces several significant new features like Memoji, Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time for keeping track of the time you’re spending on your iOS devices, Group FaceTime with up to 32 people, new parental controls, ARKit 2.0, and more. Along with all of the major additions, there are dozens of smaller, more hidden features. In our latest YouTube video, we’ve pulled out several of the most useful, less well-known features that are…

Texture, the digital magazine service that Apple acquired earlier this year, recently dropped its $14.99 Premium price point for existing subscribers. Texture Premium, which allows for access to both weekly and monthly magazines, is now priced at $9.99 for all customers, new and existing. The price change was shared in an email from Harry McCracken yesterday, and confirmed today by Texture. Texture is streamlining its pricing plans and opting to sell a…

Apple’s new 2018 MacBook Pro models feature a third-generation butterfly keyboard, which Apple says has been improved for a “quieter typing experience.” The difference in sound between the quieter 2018 MacBook Pro keyboard and the older butterfly keyboard in an earlier version of the MacBook Pro has been demoed in video by TechCrunch, with the difference in sound clearly audible. The sound coming from the 2018 MacBook Pro keyboard is noticeably muffled…

Apple today released a series of new 15-second ads highlighting Apple Pay Cash under the tagline “Just text them the money.” One ad shows how roommates can use Apple Pay Cash in Messages to send rent money, while another includes a “lost shirt” scenario that demonstrates the ability to request a specific dollar amount. A third ad highlights two friends discussing and paying for tickets to a game even though it conflicts…

Customers who ordered one of the new 2018 MacBook Pro models that Apple released this morning are starting to see shipment notifications with the first deliveries of stock configurations slated for tomorrow. As noted by 9to5Mac, customers have had their cards charged, and orders started shifting to preparing for shipment earlier today before some new machines were sent out by Apple. Apple’s delivery estimates when placing an order suggest the new 2018…