The anti-reflective coating issue that has been around for years, troubling certain MacBook Pro owners, is seeing an extension to its repair window.
Numbers from market research firm TrendForce show that Apple shipped 4.43 million MacBooks in Q3 2017 thanks to the strong showing of its 12-inch MacBook and the new Kaby Lake powered MacBook Pro lineup.
Amidst the pre-orders for the iPhone X, Apple also quietly launched a new leather sleeve for the 12-inch MacBook. The sleeve is available in Saddle Brown and Midnight Blue colors.
Back in 2015, Apple introduced the 12-inch MacBook. A super-thin ultraportable that also introduced a universe where Apple only includes two ports on a computer: One USB Type-C and one 3.5mm headphone jack.
At the end of July, it was reported that Apple was outright replacing some 2012 and early-2013 MacBook Pro models due to the battery replacement procedure.
The latest numbers shared by market research firm Gartner indicates that Mac shipments declined to 4.6 million in Q3, 17 from 4.89 million in the same quarter last year. The decline comes amidst a slowdown in PC sales across the world which affected all major OEMs.
Apple has started selling refurbished models of the 2017 15-inch MacBook Pro from its online store. Released first in June 2017, the 2017 15-inch MacBook Pro features Intel’s Kaby Lake processors.
If there’s one thing everybody knows about Apple, it is that the company makes premium products. Barring a few offerings like the iPhone SE, the iPad 2017 or the MacBook Air, most other Apple products occupy the high-end spectrum of the category they are in.
Security firm Duo Security analyzed more than 73,000 Macs, and the results showed that, in total, 4.2 percent of the machines were running insecure firmware that left them vulnerable to Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) attacks.
Apple has been adding new devices to its refurbished store via the online storefront recently, and the trend continues with the most recent 12-inch MacBook.