Antonio Villas-Boas, provided by Published 12:04 pm CST, Thursday, December 13, 2018 Reuters/Beck Diefenbach Apple quoted me $1,475 to repair a liquid-damaged MacBook Pro. An unauthorized Apple repair shop quoted me $425 to perform the same repair. I went with the unauthorized repair shop. The repair shop replaced a single chip, whereas Apple would likely have replaced the entire logic board that hosts the most important parts of a laptop. Going the cheaper route was easily the best option for me, but it might not be for everyone. When my wife's 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro stopped working, I did what most Mac users might do: bring it to the Apple Store. I was expecting the repairs to be costly. But when Apple quoted me $1,500 to repair the MacBook Pro, I was shocked. To be specific, the repair would cost me $1,475, before tax. With taxes, the total cost would surely rise above the $1,500 mark. Unfortunately, I didn't get AppleCare+ when I bought the … [Read more...] about Apple quoted me $1,500 to repair a MacBook Pro, so I paid less than $500 at an ‘unauthorized’ Apple repair shop instead
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Apple quoted me $US1,475 to repair a liquid-damaged MacBook Pro. An unauthorised Apple repair shop quoted me $US425 to perform the same repair. I went with the unauthorised repair shop. The repair shop replaced a single chip, whereas Apple would likely have replaced the entire logic board that hosts the most important parts of a laptop. Going the cheaper route was easily the best option for me, but it might not be for everyone. When my wife’s 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro stopped working, I did what most Mac users might do: bring it to the Apple Store. I was expecting the repairs to be costly. But when Apple quoted me $US1,500 to repair the MacBook Pro, I was shocked. To be specific, the repair would cost me $US1,475, before tax. With taxes, the total cost would surely rise above the $US1,500 mark. Unfortunately, I didn’t get AppleCare+ when I bought the laptop, which would have helped cover the cost of the repair. More on that later. Indeed, it turned out that my wife … [Read more...] about Apple quoted me $1,500 to repair a MacBook Pro, so I paid less than $500 at an ‘unauthorised’ Apple repair shop instead
source YouTube/Dom Esposito The only way to get Apple’s MacOS operating system is to buy one of Apple’s own Macs. That’s pretty much the way it’s always been. Or at least, that’s the only official way. The computer pictured above is running MacOS, but it’s not a Mac. It’s a so-called Hackintosh – a computer built by a hobbyist, made to run MacOS on non-Apple hardware. You read correctly: You don’t need to buy a Mac to get the Apple experience (or official Apple apps), assuming you’re willing to do the work of building one. In a way, the reasons to buy, build, or turn your existing computer into a Hackintosh represent some of the less desirable aspects of buying a Mac from Apple – namely, that they’re expensive, hard to customize, and often not exactly what you need. Check out some of the reasons why people build their own Hackintosh computers instead of buying a Mac from Apple, … [Read more...] about Some Apple fans are building their own ‘Hackintoshes’ — Mac computers they build themselves. And they point to a weakness with Apple’s computer lineup.
Apple is updating its flagship MacBook Pro line of laptops to make them faster, brighter and quieter. The company on Thursday announced the revamped 13- and 15-inch laptops which start at $1,799 and reach a whopping $6,699 for the most tricked out model. The new devices represent a significant power jump for the line, and come with the latest Intel 6- or 8-core processors. The bigger model is 70% faster than the previous one, while the 13-incher is up to twice as fast. Apple (AAPL) said the improved performance lets users do things like handle large data sets, perform complicated simulations, and edit film faster than ever. "The latest generation MacBook Pro is the fastest and most powerful notebook we've ever made," Philip Schiller, Apple's senior VP of marketing, said in a statement. Related: Apple promises free repairs for faulty MacBook keyboards But the question is whether the new laptops address one of the biggest complaints people have about the MacBook Pro -- a … [Read more...] about Apple MacBook Pro line gets a refresh
Apple Inc. is working with Barrington High School to research how students use their school-issued laptop computers. Barrington Area Unit District 220 Superintendent Brian Harris updated school board members on the Apple initiative at a recent meeting. Barrington High is among just a few schools in the country participating in research with the company. "It's a neat opportunity," Harris said. "We're very fortunate."Through the district's One to World program, all Barrington High students receive Apple MacBook Air 11-inch laptop computers. One to World, which started in 2014-15, allots Apple iPad tablet computers to students in kindergarten through eighth grade.Barrington High is working with Damian Bebell, a Boston College educational researcher whose work includes studying schools that provide laptops or notebooks to each student, typically known as a one-to-one program. Bebell visited the high school to talk with educators last week.Since 2012, the district has spent more than … [Read more...] about Apple researching how Barrington High students use laptops