One Day Sale: $300 Discount on 2015 15" Retina MacBook Pro

Best Buy is offering a substantial one-day sale on Apple’s current generation 15″ Retina MacBook Pro. The $1,999 2.2GHz MacBook Pro has been discounted $300 to $1,699.

The current generation 15″ Retina MacBook Pro was released in May of 2015. It offers the following specs:

– 15.4-inch Retina Display
– 2.2GHz Quad-Core Intel® Core™ i7 processor
– 16GB of 1600MHz DDR3L onboard memory
– 256GB PCIe-based flash storage
– Intel® Iris Pro Graphics
– Force Touch trackpad

The next MacBook Pro is not expected until 2016 with the release of the Skylake processors. $1,699 represents the largest discount on the current generation 15″ MacBook Pro that we’ve seen, and expires at the end of Monday, September 21st.

Best Buy is an affiliate parter of MacRumors.



Прочетете повече

Apple Watch Sapphire Crystal Display Cover Faces Drill in Scratch Test

iPhone service and repair website iPhonefixed earlier this week got its hands on a sapphire crystal Apple Watch display cover and decided to put the 38mm part through a scratch resistance test to weigh Apple’s claims of a completely scratch-resistant sapphire display.

The website ran the display cover through its test, rubbing it against a stone wall, scratching it with a coin, key, and abrasive paper, and finishing off with tapping the screen with a hammer and drilling it with a power drill. Following the tests, iPhonefixed found Apple’s promise of a scratch-resistant display to be entirely accurate, with not a single scratch or scuff on the screen even after all of the site’s attempts at leaving a mark.

Apple’s promotion of the sapphire crystal display cover marketed it as a material „ideal for protecting the Retina Display“ on the Apple Watch, due to it being one of the hardest transparent materials on the planet next to actual diamonds.

Though iPhonefixed was not able to test the Apple Watch Sport’s Ion-X glass display cover, with the lower-end model’s „aluminosilicate glass that’s especially resistant to scratches and impact,“ it too is likely to hold up well to abuse.

Check out the full Apple Watch sapphire display cover scratch test video by iPhonefixed right here.




Прочетете повече

Don’t expect the 12-inch Retina MacBook Air this month

Like you, we’re excited about Apple’s next MacBook Air, a device that is rumored to be a an ultra-sexy 12-incher with only a single port and a beautiful Retina Display. Now we’re hearing that Apple is planning on updating the…Read more ›



Прочетете повече

The (refurbished) Retina iMac is now available at a killer price!

The Retina iMac is a sweet, sweet machine, but starting at $2,499, it’s one of the most expensive Macs you can buy, short of the new Mac Pro. But if you’re tempted to buy one, here’s a cheaper way to…Read more ›



Прочетете повече

‘Special Events’ channel added to Apple TV ahead of today’s iPad keynote

After the disaster that was Apple’s last keynote live stream, it seemed possible that Apple wouldn’t attempt another one for its October 16, where the company is expected to unveil new versions of the iPad, its long-awaited Retina Display iMac,…Read more ›



Прочетете повече

iOS 8.1 Code Hints at Retina HD Display for New iPads

With the iPhone 6, Apple debuted a new display technology called Retina HD, which resulted in wider viewer angles, higher resolutions, higher contrast and a thinner display. Developer Hamza Sood has now discovered frameworks within iOS 8.1 Beta 2 that contain ‘3x’ assets that point to higher resolution displays in the new iPad models.

While the assets don’t confirm that Retina HD displays will be on the new iPad models, it does suggest that Apple is looking at introducing the feature. Currently, it is unclear as to which iPad models would receive Retina HD displays, although some rumors have pointed to the rumored 12.9-inch iPad Pro sporting a higher resolution. Apple did include a Retina HD display with the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, as the larger device received a higher resolution than its smaller counterpart.

Apple is expected to debut the new iPad Air (and potentially the next generation iPad Mini with Retina Display) at a media event on October 16 in its Cupertino campus. The company is also expected to introduce new iMacs, with at least the 27-inch variety coming with a Retina Display. It’s also likely Apple gives a full overview of OS X Yosemite before its public launch.




Прочетете повече