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Technology Phil Schiller has bad news for anyone hoping for a smaller version of Apple’s new MacBook Pro

21:50  15 november  2019
21:50  15 november  2019 Source:

Apple may reveal its 16-inch MacBook Pro tomorrow

  Apple may reveal its 16-inch MacBook Pro tomorrow Don't worry, that fabled 16-inch MacBook Pro hasn't vanished in fact, it might be right around the corner. Bloombergsources hear that Apple may introduce the revamped laptop "as soon as" November 13th (that's tomorrow, if you're reading soon enough). The apparent leak doesn't share more about the design. It would still stuff a 16-inch display into a system roughly the size of today's 15-inch model, and would ditch the notoriously unreliable butterfly keyboard. However, the insiders claim the new MacBook Pro would cost roughly the same as the outgoing model, and would be available this week.

Apple finally unveiled the 2019 MacBook Pro model that so many reports mentioned in the past few months. The 16-inch MacBook Pro laptop replaces the 15-inch model in Apple’s lineup and starts at the same base price. And the screen isn’t the only thing Apple upgraded. We’re looking at beefier specs including more base storage, improved sound, better battery life, and a new Magic keyboard. The obvious question now that the 15-inch MacBook Pro is history, is whether Apple plans to replace the 13-inch model with a 14-inch Pro. Apple’s senior vice president of marketing Phil Schiller addressed that very question in an interview this week, basically telling us exactly what we would expect to hear from an Apple exec.

Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Pro is no more

  Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Pro is no more Goodbye to the classic screen sizeThe outgoing 15-inch screen size has been a fixture of Apple’s laptop lineup dating back to the PowerBook G4 days and continued on with the MacBook Pro, which was first introduced over a decade ago in 2006.

a computer sitting on top of a table: 16-inch-macbook-pro© Provided by Penske Media Corporation 16-inch-macbook-pro

“I wouldn’t draw any extrapolation from [ the16-inch MacBook Pro] to anything else,” Schiller told YouTube vlogger Jonathan Morrison when asked whether a 14-inch version is in the making. It’s not like Apple will reveal any new product until it’s ready to launch it. Schiller’s comment doesn’t necessarily mean that a 14-inch display upgrade is never happening. After all, just as smartphone vendors have been increasing the screen-to-body ratio of their devices in recent years, laptop vendors have been increasing the screen size of their devices at the expense of bezels. Apple happens to make both of these types of products, and it’ll surely want to equip MacBooks with the biggest displays possible.

Apple’s Phil Schiller says kids with Chromebooks in classroom are ‘not going to succeed’

  Apple’s Phil Schiller says kids with Chromebooks in classroom are ‘not going to succeed’ Google’s machines are only good for testing, says Apple execIn an interview with CNET, Schiller is asked about the growing popularity of Chromebooks for education, an important battleground for Apple where it’s been losing ground to Google’s machines. Schiller gives a particularly spicy answer, saying that while iPads are the “ultimate tool for a child to learn on,” kids with Chromebooks are “not going to succeed.

But Apple isn’t ready to deliver a 14-inch MacBook Pro just yet.

What’s interesting to note in the interview, which is embedded at the end of this post, is Schiller’s insistence on the idea that Apple’s Mac team hasn’t forgotten its biggest customers and is well aware of what they say. That’s why Apple made all these products at the same time, including the new iMac Pro, Mac Pro, 16-inch MacBook Pro, and even Mac Mini, while simultaneously upgrading the regular Pro and Air notebooks, according to the exec.

Schiller also said that Apple is listening to feedback from customers, which seems to be a suggestion that Apple might do a 14-inch MacBook Pro in the future if enough people ask for one. That is, assuming Apple isn’t already considering a 14-inch laptop in the near future. The full interview follows below.

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Apple confirms shutdown issue with the 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro .
Apple's MacBook Pro issues are still ongoing, as it recently issued a support document confirming an unexpected shutdown problem on the entry-level 13-inch 2019 MacBook Pro. According to MacRumors' forum, the model can suddenly shut down when it hits about 25 to 50 percent of its battery life and you can only turn it on again by connecting the charger. Apple has issued a support document describing how to handle the issue if it pops up. Once your ‌MacBook Pro‌ drops below a 90 percent charge, you should connect it to a charger, quit all applications and let it sleep and charge for eight hours, minimum. After that, update to the latest version of macOS.

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