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  • Apple’s MacBook Air turns 10

    Apple’s MacBook Air turns 10

    Ten years ago today, Steve Jobs triumphantly held up a manilla interoffice mail envelope to a round of applause at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. It was a silly gimmick, but it got the point across. A year after introducing the Macworld crowd to the iPhone, the company was about to add another cornerstone product to its repertoire. Ten years and seven generations later… Read More

  • Plot twist: the MacBook Air is still alive

    Plot twist: the MacBook Air is still alive

    The MacBook Air just won’t die. While Apple introduced a thinner, lighter MacBook Pro last year, people still want a new MacBook Air. The MacBook Pro is roughly as heavy as the 13-inch MacBook Air, but it’s still more expensive. That’s why customers still love the MacBook Air. Instead of killing the MacBook Air altogether, Apple is keeping it around as it still sells fine. Read More

  • Apple’s MacBook and MacBook Pro get routine processor and SSD boost

    Apple’s MacBook and MacBook Pro get routine processor and SSD boost

    Apple gave its MacBook and MacBook Pro lineup a small boost today at WWDC — the machines are getting new Kaby Lake processors and faster solid-state drives across the board. Apple’s 15-inch Pro is getting faster standard graphics, and an upgraded entry-level 13-inch Pro will retail for $1,299, sans Touch Bar, of course. You’ll be able to order all of the upgraded laptops… Read More

  • The 13-inch MacBook Air model is still alive

    Surprise, the MacBook Air is still alive! The new MacBook Air is Apple’s new cheap laptop. While everybody thought the 12-inch Retina MacBook was going to replace the MacBook Air, it’s not going to be the case just yet. Apple just updated the MacBook Air page on its website after its press event. While the 11-inch MacBook Air is gone forever (R.I.P.), the 13-inch MacBook Air is… Read More

  • Where to watch the live stream for today’s Apple MacBook Pro press conference

    Where to watch the live stream for today’s Apple MacBook Pro press conference

    Apple is holding a press conference today on its campus in Cupertino, and the company is expected to unveil the new MacBook Pro (yes, the one with the insane mini display above the keyboard that already leaked), as well as an updated 13-inch MacBook Air. At 10 AM PT (1 PM in New York, 6 PM in London, 7 PM in Paris), you’ll be able to watch the event on all Apple devices. Apple is likely… Read More

  • Updates to Apple hardware this year will focus on power users

    Updates to Apple hardware this year will focus on power users

    Apple’s roadmap for the rest of the year (and perhaps a bit beyond that) appears to take aim at big spenders and power users. Expect updates to the iPad, MacBook Air and Pro and Thunderbolt display. Read More

  • Apple’s Latest Betrayal

    Apple’s Latest Betrayal

    “Seriously, fuck them,” read the tweet. The person was speaking about Apple and the new MacBook the company recently announced. There are countless other tweets and comments with the same sentiment. Right now there’s visceral hate directed at the company. A swath of consumers feel betrayed by the stark design of the new MacBook. Our original post on the topic was shared… Read More

  • Apple’s Well-Crafted Vanishing Point

    Apple’s Well-Crafted Vanishing Point

    It’s a standard Apple play to shave a few atoms off the waists of its gadgets come refresh time — allowing the company’s marketing department to crow about thinner flagships that also pack more power and boast better screens, or both. Read More

  • TC AppleCast 1: Watch Out For The Apple Watch

    TC AppleCast 1: Watch Out For The Apple Watch

    It’s our first ever TechCrunch AppleCast, and we’re starting things off with a long look at the Apple Watch and its companion app, as well as a discussion on the (still theoretical) 12-inch MacBook Air. We also dive into Swift, Apple’s new programming language, which is really heating up in terms of developer interest, and touch on App Store discovery and what could still be… Read More

  • The Next MacBook Air Will Be A 12-Inch Beauty With An Edge-To-Edge Keyboard

    The Next MacBook Air Will Be A 12-Inch Beauty With An Edge-To-Edge Keyboard

    Apple’s 12-inch MacBook Air has been rumored for a while now, but the computer is very real, according to a new report from 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman. The resourceful and consistently accurate site has revealed specs and renders of a 12-inch MacBook (which is pegged for release anytime between the near future and mid-2015) that pushes the limits in terms of thickness, input and… Read More

  • Microsoft Gets In The Holiday Spirit With Latest Apple-Bashing Ad

    Microsoft Gets In The Holiday Spirit With Latest Apple-Bashing Ad

    Microsoft is up to its old tricks again, and just in time for the holidays. The latest ad out of Redmond pits its Surface Pro 3 against the MacBook Air, and with all the holiday cheer and spirit you’d expect in mid-November. Going over all the same features we see listed in every Surface Pro 3 ad, Microsoft talks about the touchscreen and the pen and the detachable keyboard, all the tune… Read More

  • The Surface Pro 3 Is Microsoft’s Answer To The MacBook Air. Again.

    The Surface Pro 3 Is Microsoft’s Answer To The MacBook Air. Again.

    Microsoft just announced the Surface Pro 3 and a new direction for the Surface line. Microsoft is no longer looking to counter the iPad. The Surface Pro 3 is Microsoft’s answer to the “heavy” MacBook Air. This argument is not new. Microsoft touched on this with the Surface Pro and then the Surface Pro 2. The value proposition is simply more clear now. Instead of muddling… Read More

  • Apple Updates The MacBook Air With Improved Processors And $899 Starting Price

    Apple Updates The MacBook Air With Improved Processors And $899 Starting Price

    Apple has indeed updated its MacBook Air as foretold, and while the updates aren’t terribly dramatic, they are solid improvements that should come as welcome news to anyone who has been waiting in the wings for a reason to upgrade. The new models now start at $899 for the 11-inch model, and $999 for the 13-inch model. Now is definitely the time for Apple to be capitalizing on their… Read More

  • MacBook Air Refresh With Spec Bumps Said To Be Coming Tomorrow

    MacBook Air Refresh With Spec Bumps Said To Be Coming Tomorrow

    Apple is planning a mid-cycle spec bump for the MacBook Air, according to a new report from 9to5Mac. The key feature of this update is said to be the use of new next-gen Intel Haswell processors, according to the report, as well as changes to the basic storage configurations available for the SSD drives of the machines. The designs will remain the same, however, and this isn’t the… Read More

  • Apple’s 2013 13-Inch MacBook Air Sweetens The Deal For One Of The Best Available Computers

    Apple’s 2013 13-Inch MacBook Air Sweetens The Deal For One Of The Best Available Computers

    The MacBook Air was the only new Apple hardware to be announced and launched at WWDC this year (besides the new AirPort Extreme), and while it isn’t a big change from the previous version, it packs some crucial improvements that really cater to the Air’s existing strengths. The 2013 Air is really Apple pushing the envelope with its ultraportable, and that has helped make one of… Read More

  • iOS 7, OS X 10.9, MacBooks And iRadio: What To Expect At WWDC 2013

    iOS 7, OS X 10.9, MacBooks And iRadio: What To Expect At WWDC 2013

    Apple is set to deliver its WWDC keynote address on Monday June 10, and there are bound to be a lot of new things revealed on that day. The exact details remain shrouded in mystery, but as with every major Apple event, there have been lots of leaks and rumors leading up to this one, so we can at least sketch in broad terms what we’re likely in for next week. Read More

  • Tale Of The Tape: Chromebook Pixel Vs. Surface Pro Vs. MacBook Air

    Tale Of The Tape: Chromebook Pixel Vs. Surface Pro Vs. MacBook Air

    Google hasn’t always been known for making breathtaking hardware, but today’s announcement of the Chromebook Pixel — arguably one of the best-looking laptops ever made, if nothing else — means that may no longer be the case. Still, you can’t be blamed for being wary of shelling out a decent chunk of money on Google’s first foray into laptops, let alone a… Read More

  • Updated MacBook Air Boasts Intel Core i5 Processors With Ivy Bridge

    Updated MacBook Air Boasts Intel Core i5 Processors With Ivy Bridge

    Apple’s Tim Cook just announced an updated MacBook Air with 3.2-GHz Intel Core i5 processors with 512GB of SSD storage and 500MBps read speeds. The new Airs also include USB 3.0 ports making them 10x faster than USB 2.0. The laptops will include two dual 2.0/3.0 ports. Read More

  • Quick PSA: MacBook Air For $699? Don’t Fall For it

    Quick PSA: MacBook Air For $699? Don’t Fall For it

    Apple has just reduced the price of the lowest tier of refurbished MacBook Air to $699 — I’ve just seen it pop up on a couple news sites. One would think that the option of getting for such a low price what was a year ago an object of envy would make it a no-brainer. But it is the old version of the famously flat laptop, and although it may seem superfluous to point this out, I feel… Read More

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