Apple has extended its MacBook Pro Repair Extension Program for Video Issues until December 31, 2016, or four years from its original sale date. The original expiration date for the program was next week, February 27.2016.
Apple has reportedly acknowledged a problem with the anti-reflective coating on the screens of Retina MacBook and MacBook Pro models wearing off or delaminating, and has launched a quality control program to address the issues.
Apple on Wednesday released the MacBook Pro Flash Storage Firmware Update 1.0 for mid-2015 models of the MacBook Pro. Apple says the update fixes a storage firmware issue that could cause data corruption in rare cases.
If you’ve been waiting for an update to the 15-inch MacBook Pro, or the 27-inch iMac, this may be your lucky week, as a report on Monday claims updates to both models could arrive as soon as this Wednesday.
Apple announced on Thursday that it has begun a repair initiative to fix certain MacBook Pro laptops that are suffering from distorted video, unexpected restarts, and other issues. The affected units will be repaired for free.
As expected, Apple today debuted refreshed 13-inch and 15-inch models of the MacBook Pro with Retina display. The new models feature faster Intel Haswell CPUs. and all 13-inch models now boast 8 GB of RAM standard, while the 15-inch models see their RAM boosted to 16 GB.
Intel’s CEO has promised that the company’s next generation “Broadwell” CPUs will arrive in PCs by the holiday season. However, it looks to be a crapshoot as to whether they’ll make it inside any of Apple’s Mac lineup by the end of the year…
In the face of an increasing number of early-2011 MacBook Pros suffering from issues related to their built-in discrete AMD GPUs, Apple continues to officially respond to the reports, even as owners are now calling for a replacement program.
If a rumor from semi-reliable DigiTimes is to be believed, Apple will cease production of the 13-inch non-retina MacBook Pro later this year. The laptop, which was last updated in June 2012, is the only MacBook Pro model sans a Retina display.