Griffin preps MagSafe-like USB-C power adapter, Acer & Lenovo unveil USB-C monitors

Article Image On Monday, a trio of companies announced new gear suited to the USB-C port on the 12-inch Retina MacBook. Griffin revealed a MagSafe-like power adapter, while Acer and Lenovo teased compatible monitors.

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Lightning strikes: Apple TV, Apple Pencil double down on proprietary port

The announcement of the new reversible USB-C port, and its subsequent embrace by Apple in the 12-inch MacBook, led to speculation that the Lightning connector could be on the way out. But the company signaled otherwise this week, when it made Lightning a key component of the new Apple Pencil, as well as the Apple TV’s Siri Remote.

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Embracing a wireless future: What it's like to use Apple's 12" MacBook as your main computer

In writing our review for Apple’s impressive new 12-inch MacBook, the reality of using the ultraportable notebook didn’t fully set in until I realized I couldn’t actually finish the publication of said review without turning to my MacBook Pro.



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Review: Apple's all-new 12" MacBook with Retina display

With the launch of its new ultra-portable 12-inch MacBook, Apple has signaled that the future of notebooks is here. The future does indeed look bright, though the initial cost and compromises made in building the new MacBook should keep most people from buying in — for the first generation, at least.



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Apple's Retina MacBook bears first fruits of Anobit acquisition with new in-house SSD controller

Already a showpiece of technical innovation, Apple’s 12-inch Retina MacBook appears to have one more trick up it sleeve in the form of a new, in-house SSD controller likely born of the company’s 2011 acquisition of Israeli firm Anobit.



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Teardown of 12" MacBook with Retina display reveals tiny logic board, massive battery [u]

After it debuted last week to mixed reviews, Apple’s all new 12-inch MacBook was dissected by a Chinese owner on Tuesday, who subsequently posted images of the teardown online.



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Review roundup: Apple's 12" MacBook ahead of its time, but hurt by weak processor, too few ports

Apple lifted its review embargo on the new 12-inch MacBook on Thursday, and the first early-access reviews began to emerge, praising some of the notebook’s futuristic design traits while typically criticizing issues like weak performance and a lack of present-day compatibility.



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Apple's new 12" MacBook shown off, compared to 11" MacBook Air in 15-minute video

Ahead of the 12-inch MacBook’s expected release later this month, a Ukrainian electronics reseller got its hands on the device to produce a fairly detailed video looking at hardware, performance and design.



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Apple's ultra-thin 12-inch MacBook benchmarks on par with 2011 MacBook Air

Fresh benchmark statistics posted to the Web on Wednesday suggest Apple’s upcoming 12-inch MacBook laptop will perform at levels commensurate of older MacBook Air models from 2011.



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Apple's new 12" MacBook unboxed in Vietnam ahead of official release

Consumers looking for an early glimpse at the shipping version of Apple’s all-new 12-inch MacBook need wait no longer, as the Force Touch-packing ultraportable has found itself the subject of a pre-release unboxing video in Vietnam.



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Inside Force Touch: Apple's new 'force click' action opens up new possibilities for the Mac

The new Force Touch trackpad found on the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro and upcoming 12-inch MacBook features an entirely new method of input, activated by applying additional pressure to the trackpad. AppleInsider offers a closer look at how force click works, and what new possibilities it opens up for OS X.



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Why Apple is banking on USB-C for its all-new 12-inch MacBook and beyond

Apple recently made a splash by announcing a new 12-inch MacBook that features a single port for both power and data transfers: USB-C, a new connector spec that may sweep away not just USB 2.0, but also Thunderbolt — and possibly even Apple’s Lightning.



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Intel Core M lets new MacBook go light and fanless, but with sacrifices

At the heart of Apple’s upcoming 12-inch MacBook is the Intel Core M, a processor series launched late last year and meant to power extremely light notebooks and tablets. But the new chips come with their own set of benefits and sacrifices, particularly for people considering other MacBook models.



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First look: Hands-on with Apple's all new 12" MacBook with Retina display

Following the redesigned 12-inch MacBook’s unveiling on Monday, AppleInsider was on hand to take a first look at Apple’s latest thin-and-light, which comes in three colors including gold.



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Rumored 12-inch MacBook Air with Retina display to launch in Q2, report says

While rumors surrounding Apple’s purported 12-inch MacBook Air have died down amid Apple Watch hype, a new report on Wednesday claims partner manufacturers have already started mass production of the device in preparation of a second quarter launch.



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Rumor: Apple's new 12-inch MacBook Air with Retina display to launch this quarter

Apple’s anticipated MacBook Air with 12-inch Retina display could launch as soon as this quarter following the start of production by Quanta Computer, according to the latest supply chain rumor out of the Far East.



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Apple's rumored 12" MacBook Air may aggressively target mobility with USB 3.1 Type-C

The latest rumors of a new 12-inch MacBook Air model describe an ultra-thin laptop that drops nearly all of its physical ports for a single audio jack and USB 3.1 Type-C connector, features that were first revealed last April and further detailed in specifications documents released by Intel, with significant contributions by Apple, in September.



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Rumor: Apple's 12-inch Retina MacBook Air enters limited production, may miss holiday release

A rumor out of East Asia on Wednesday claims Apple’s rumored 12-inch MacBook Air with Retina display has reached the manufacturing phase, though production will be limited to small batches until a gradual ramp in November.



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Rumor: Apple to launch 12-inch MacBook Air in 2015 with iPhone-inspired colors

A sketchy rumor on Thursday claims Apple’s rumored 12-inch MacBook Air will debut in the middle of 2015, to be available in gold, space gray and silver colors identical to those offered with the iPhone.



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