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Apple is establishing a Repair Extension Program for 2013 Mac Pro models, according to details provided in a leaked internal notice. It is said Apple and Authorized Service Providers will be able to repair certain Mac Pro systems manufactured early last year, after determining that graphics cards used in the production of the Mac Pro at that time were error-prone, causing freezing, restarts, video distortions, and in some cases preventing the Mac Pro from booting entirely.
Apple's massive run of success over the past decade has been built on the success of its iOS mobile devices, and we've already taken an in-depth look at what we expect to see from Apple in that space in 2016. However, its Mac lineup continues to make a strong contribution to both Apple's bottom line, as well as a towards Apple's wider overall eco-system. As 2015's 12-inch Retina MacBook shows, the company still produces innovative and beautifully designed Macs. Most of Apple's Mac line up got a refresh in 2015, but some models have now been around for a while in their current form. Read on to see what we would like to see from the Mac side of Apple in 2016.
Mac upgrade vendor OWC has revealed the immediate availability of the OWC 4.0TB Aura SSD Upgrade for the 2013-current Apple Mac Pro. The Aura SSD product line for Mac Pro is the first internal SSD upgrade for the 2013 Mac Pro and debuted at CES 2015 offering up to 2.0TB of capacity. The all-new 4.0TB model (shipping just in time for CES 2016) doubles the capacity available, now offering up to 16 times the capacity of the standard factory drive and four times the capacity of the maximum factory option.
Some of Apple's fan base is often described as being quite "cult-like," with a section dubbed the "Apple fan boys." For this group, it is almost as though Apple cannot do any wrong, and anyone that dare suggest otherwise had better look out! At the risk of incurring the ire of this segment of our audience, I am going look at some Apple products from 2015 that didn't quite live up to expectations, when viewed in the cold light of day. Read on to find out what they are.
At Apple's online store today save big on a wide selection of refurbished Mac Pros with prices starting as low as $2,549 for a Mac Pro with a 3.7GHz Intel quad-core Xeon E5 processor, 12GB of RAM and 256GB of PCIe-based flash storage. Get a 6-core Mac Pro with a 3.5GHz Intel Xeon E5 processor, 12GB of RAM and 512GB of PCIe-based flash storage for only $3,299.
Depending when you read this, and also when you start counting back, it's been around 17 billion industry years (two human years) since Apple updated the Mac Pro. Give or take. In comparison, the iMac has been a revolving door lately of updates, and in comparison to the Mac Pro, the iPhone is like one of those revolving doors Superman changes costume in when phone booths died. You look at the profile of the Mac Pro longingly, and you have to wonder whether it's been forgotten.
At Apple's online store today, take advantage of steep discounts on refurbished Mac Pro configurations. Starting at $2,549, after a $450 discount, is the refurbished Mac Pro with a 3.7GHz Intel quad-core Xeon E5 processor, 12GB of RAM and 256GB of flash storage. Next up, priced at $2,889, is the refurbished Mac Pro with a 3.7GHz Intel quad-core E5 processor, 16GB of RAM and 512GB of flash storage.
At Apple's online store today, take advantage of discounts on refurbished Mac Pros with savings of up to $600 off. Starting at $2,549 is the Mac Pro with a 2.7GHz Intel quad-core Xeon processor, 12GB of RAM and 256GB of flash storage. For $2,889 is the refurbished Mac Pro with a 3.7GHz Intel quad-core Xeon processor, 16GB of RAM and 512GB of flash storage.
Mac and PC technology company Other World Computing last week announced the the Accelsior S, a new PCIe card with direct mount support for a 2.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s SSD. The latest addition to OWC's Accelsior line enables PCs, Mac Pro towers and Thunderbolt interface expansion chassis users to add additional storage, which in some cases will be faster than the native SATA bus.
Addonics Technologies today announced a M2 Hybrid Controller and M2 SSD (Solid State Drive) adapter that gives PCIe-based systems, including the aluminum Mac Pro line, a performance boost over SATA-based SSDs with RAID speeds of multiple user-provided M2 SSDs up to 1000MB/s through a PCIe x4 slot.