• Reviewers are flagging one particular complaint about Apple's $200 leather MacBook sleeve

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Apple's new leather sleeves for its 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops aren't designed to allow for charging while the computer is full inside the sleeve, according to early reviews.
    Reviewers at 9to5 Mac and iDownloadBlog noted the same frustration, and found it to be a main reason not to buy the sleeve.
    Reviewers have gotten their hands on the new leather sleeves for Apple's recently introduced MacBook Pro laptops - and they've already run into a frustrating pain point that stems from the sleeves' overall design.
    Apple introduced new MacBook Pro laptops earlier this month, and added...
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  • Apple acknowledges “throttling” bug in new MacBook Pros

    Apple acknowledges “throttling” bug in new MacBook Pros

    2 monthes ago - By Fast Company

    The company says a firmware update going out to the computers today will fix the problem.
    Apple released a statement today acknowledging what scattered reports have been saying: The new MacBook Pro laptops have a bug that triggers clock-speed slowdowns when the machines think they're overheating.
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  • Apple apologizes for the MacBook Pro throttling 'bug' and releases a software fix

    Apple apologizes for the MacBook Pro throttling 'bug' and releases a software fix

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Apple is rolling out an update to the 2018 MacBook Pros that should fix the controversial overheating issue that some prominent tech YouTubers, as well as some users.
    The overheating issue was caused by a firmware bug.
    In a statement to Business Insider, Apple said:
    "Following extensive performance testing under numerous workloads, we've identified that there is a missing digital key in the firmware that impacts the thermal management system and could drive clock speeds down under heavy thermal loads on the new MacBook Pro. A bug fix is included in today's macOS High Sierra 10.13.6...
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  • Apple Has a Software Fix for Those Underperforming MacBook Pros

    2 monthes ago - By Fortune

    Apple Inc. confirmed that some new MacBook Pro computers didn't perform as advertised under heavy workloads, responding to complaints from users. The company unveiled a software fix for the high-end devices and apologized.
    The problem is due to the laptop's thermal management system, which throttles processing speeds to prevent overheating in some situations, the Cupertino, California-based company said.
    “Following extensive performance testing under numerous workloads, we've identified that there is a missing digital key in the firmware that impacts the thermal management system and could...
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  • Apple apologizes, issues update for MacBook Pro thermal throttling

    2 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Apple came out swinging when it announced its latest MacBook Pro update earlier this month. In preparation for the launch, the company seeded souped up versions of the notebook with diverse array of creative professionals, who happily discussed the ways in which the new specs have improved their workflows.
    The reviews have been largely positive, as well - our own included. The laptop performed admirably and racked up some impressive benchmark scores in our testing that were in line with the performance boosts recorded by Geekbench itself. But in amongst those reviews, Dave “D2D” Lee...
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  • Apple addresses MacBook Pro Core i9 throttling with software update

    Apple addresses MacBook Pro Core i9 throttling with software update

    2 monthes ago - By Venture Beat

    Responding to reports of serious performance problems with the new Intel Core i9 version of its 15″ MacBook Pro laptop, Apple today offered an explanation and software update to address the issues. The company blamed a software problem in the new model's thermal management system for overaggressively dropping CPU speeds across the 2018...
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  • A prominent tech YouTuber says everyone is wrong about Apple's new Core i9 MacBook Pro controversy, and he's right - to an extent

    A prominent tech YouTuber says everyone is wrong about Apple's new Core i9 MacBook Pro controversy, and he's right - to an extent

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    The 2018 MacBook Pro with a Core i9 processor was initially found to perform worse than last year's model with a less powerful Core i7 processor.
    The issue was blamed on the MacBook Pro's poor cooling design.
    It's now been found that the Core i9 model actually performs better overall, despite insufficient cooling.
    But the Core i9 model still doesn't reach its full potential, and those who buy them may not be getting their money's worth.
    Recent videos from prominent tech YouTuber Jonathan Morrison shed some new light on the controversy surrounding Apple's new 2018 MacBook Pro that come with...
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