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Apple Silicon is a True Game-Changer for Photographers

Late last week, Apple unveiled its most consequential product in at least a decade. 10 years, 9 months, 2 weeks, and 2 days after Steve Jobs took the stage to unveil the first iPad, Tim Cook announced the release of three new Macs powered by Apple's own M1 system on a chip (SOC)... changing the industry forever.

Testing the Most Expensive MacBook Pro Apple Makes

When Apple announced the new, more powerful GPU configuration for the 16-inch MacBook Pro, we reached out to ask about performance. How did it compare to the previous top-of-the line model that we tested in December? Apple's response: test it out for yourself.

Review: The New 13-Inch MacBook Pro is Surprisingly Powerful

The new 13-inch MacBook Pro is a confusing proposition from Apple. We called it a "half update" in our first impressions, and I stand by that. But it's also an important update that gives photographers and video editors a lot more performance bang for their buck—as long as they're willing to spend $1,800 or more. Let's dive in.

Hands On with the 13-Inch MacBook Pro: Half the Update We Wanted

Earlier this week, Apple released the latest iteration of the 13-inch MacBook Pro. And while the update came with some very welcome additions, many felt that it was a half-step: a refresh rather than a redesign, like we saw with the 16-inch MacBook Pro earlier this year. Now that we have one in hand, we tend to agree.

16-Inch MacBook Pro vs Razer Blade 15 Studio: Photo Editing Shootout

Last month, we reached out to Razer to see if they would lend us a Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition for testing. With the 16-inch MacBook Pro just announced and on its way in as well, it seemed like the perfect time to see which top-of-the-line laptop would take the photo editing crown.

Apple MacBook Pro 16-Inch: A Film Director’s Perspective

For a several years now, I have been patiently waiting for a “new” MacBook Pro to arrive. There has been a lot of hype about new processors, increased screen size and resolution, improved
features and connectivity, even better battery life. Myself along with many industry colleagues, have been reaching out to Apple for some time to let them know what we need and why.

An Olympic Sports Photographer Tries the New 16-Inch MacBook Pro

Last Wednesday, Apple announced the new MacBook Pro with a 16-inch Retina display. I have been testing this new laptop computer (locked behind closed doors) for the last couple of weeks and am excited to share my findings with all of you.

Photographer Stuck in Vietnam After Flying with Recalled MacBook Pro

Here's one last PSA for any photographer using a 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro made between September 2015 and February 2017: if you haven't checked your serial number to see if your battery has been recalled, do so ASAP. Not only are you putting yourself in danger, you might end up stranded in a foreign country, like British travel photographer Julian Elliott.

FAA Bans Some 15-Inch MacBook Pros from Flying Due to Battery Recall

If you own one of the 15-inch MacBook Pros that was part of Apple's recent battery recall, you'll want to get the battery replaced before you try and take it on a flight. The FAA has confirmed that all affected MacBook Pros are banned from flying until and unless the battery is replaced by Apple.

Apple Kills Off the Last Non-Touchbar MacBook Pros, Discounts MacBook Air

Apple continued its trend of quietly updating its laptop lineup this week, releasing a few hardware updates for its MacBookPro and MacBook Air computers, while killing off the last of the non-touchbar MacBook Pro options. That's right, if you want an old-fashioned keyboard with physical function keys, there is no longer a MacBook Pro model for you.

Apple’s MacBook Pro Battery Recall is No Joke, Here’s What Could Happen

A couple of weeks ago, Apple announced a recall of "a limited number" of Mid-2015 15-inch Retina MacBook Pros because "the battery may overheat and pose a fire safety risk." But if you thought that yours is probably fine and haven't taken the time to check your serial yet, think again. As designer Steven Gagne recently discovered, the "fire safety risk" is very real.