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Apple deals gift cards to lure Black Friday shoppers

After a one-year absence, Apple today returned to Black Friday by offering gift cards worth up to $150 with the purchase of select company hardware.

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Scalpers try to cash in on MacBook Pro shortage

Profiteers are trying to cash in on shortages of Apple's new MacBook Pro notebook with sales on eBay.

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Apple returns to Black Friday

Apple today signaled that it will return to offering Black Friday sales specials this year.

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Hands on: 15-in. MacBook Pro delivers on speed and design – for a price

There's a lot to like in Apple's new MacBook Pro -- newer chips, faster SSD storage, and brighter, better display. But it's the Touch Bar that represents the biggest change.

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Hottest Black Friday 2016 deals on Apple iPhones, iPads & more

While Apple itself has yet to reveal any Black Holiday 2016 specials, its retail partners have disclosed dozens of deals on iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches. Mac deals? Not so much.

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Mingis on Tech: The MacBook Pro show-and-tell

It's a lot easier to judge a laptop when you've got it in hand -- especially when it's Apple's new MacBook Pro with the Touch Bar.

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First look: The 13-in MacBook Pro's Touch Bar wows

The innovative new Touch Bar in the MacBook Pro brings back something that's been missing from Macs in recent years: fun.

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MacBook Pro review: The Touch Bar bridges the gap between iPad and Mac

With its innovative, contextual, customizable controls, the Touch Bar makes the new MacBook Pros worth buying.

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What's the Mac mean to Apple, the Surface to Microsoft?

The Mac's contribution to Apple's revenue has shrunk in the last two years, while the Surface's share of Microsoft's revenue has grown.

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The next MacBook Pro could sport Intel's new 3D XPoint SSD

Intel's Optane (3D Xpoint) memory, which could be 1,000 times faster than NAND flash, is due out next year, making it a suitable candidate for Apple's next-generation MacBook Pro. Optane will be compatible with the NVMe protocol,...

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Start-up creates USB-C-to-MagSafe adapter for new MacBook Pro, other devices

Snapnator.com has developed a USB-C to magnetic charger adapter that addresses the lack of Apple's popular MagSafe charging port on new MacBook Pros.

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First Look: The no-Touch Bar MacBook Pro still delivers speed, style

Apple's svelte new MacBook Pro -- the one without the Touch Bar -- still offers a lot of cutting edge tech at a reasonable price. But buyers will have make some adjustments.

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Mingis on Tech: From superfast SSDs to Bluetooth locks and solar shingles

It looks like Apple has the fastest laptop on the market, solar shingles will electrify the market in 2017 and there's lots of holiday shopping options for gadget geeks.

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The new MacBook Pro isn't just a laptop, it's a strategy shift

Apple's decisions with its Pro line of laptops could signal a further shrinking of its Mac product lines.

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Latest MacBook Pro price reset resembles shift to Retina in 2012

Apple's higher prices for its MacBook Pro laptops are not out of the ordinary for the company.

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Hands-on: 13-inch MacBook Pro with function keys

While we're waiting for the Touch Bar equipped MacBook Pros, let's check out the model Apple glossed over at the unveiling: the 13-inch MacBook Pro with function keys.

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Apple flirts with, but doesn't commit to touchscreen

Apple brings touchscreen capabilities to the MacBook Pro without turning it into a two-in-one.

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Apple’s new MacBook Pro may be the world’s fastest stock laptop

Apple has been a leader in using PCIe-based flash storage, which offers far greater bandwidth than SATA-based SSDs. The new 2016 MacBook Pro's specs blow away the performance of its predecessor by nearly double.

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