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Does the new MacBook Pro need an OLED touchbar? [Friday Night Fights]


Useful upgrade or unnecessary gimmick?
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

Apple’s new MacBook Pro is right around the corner, if recent rumors are to be believed, and it’s shaping up to be one of the most significant refreshes we’ve seen in years. Spy photos all but confirm a new OLED touchbar is coming, but is this advanced hardware really necessary?

Friday Night Fights bug Those who are excited about it can see the how customizable function keys might improve their experience in macOS, while others believe it will be little more than a gimmick.

Join us in this week’s Friday Night Fight as we discuss whether the MacBook Pro really needs an OLED touchbar.

This sexy sleeve is worthy of the new MacBook Pro


Maxwell Sleeve by WaterField Designs
The Maxwell Sleeve will keep your new MacBook Pro covered.
Photo: WaterField Designs

There’s little exciting about a laptop sleeve. Usually made of neoprene or some other soft flexible material, it has one job and often it stays hidden if the user carries a backpack or messenger bag.

But in anticipating a refresh of the MacBook Pro, WaterField Designs did a fitting — and dare I say attractive? — refresh of the unsung laptop sleeve.

October brings new Macs and MacBook Pros, this week on The CultCast


The last major Macbook Pro update was 2012...  It's time for something new.
The last major Macbook Pro update was 2012... It's time for something new.

This week on The CultCast: reports point to a big Mac event coming in October! We’ll tell you why we expect more than just overhauled MacBook Pros… Plus: we remember Steve Jobs, and what made him so damned good; why the jet black iPhone 7 is impossible to find; and stay tuned for drone chat, where we discuss the super cool new drones hitting the market.

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Should the MacBook Pro be next in line to lose its headphone jack? [Friday Night Fights]


Could you live without it?
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

If you’re an early iPhone 7 adopter, you’re already getting accustomed to life without a headphone jack. But what if it started to disappear from other devices you use everyday, such as your iPad or MacBook?

Friday Night Fights bugWith a MacBook Pro refresh on the horizon, fans fear it will be the next device in Apple’s lineup to see its headphone jack disappear. The move could allow Apple to make its most powerful portable even slimmer, but would it be worth it?

Join us in this week’s Friday Night Fight as we discuss whether the MacBook Pro should lose its headphone jack this year, or whether Apple should give consumers and the industry time to adapt to other standards.

Week’s best Apple deals: Lowest-ever prices on MacBook Pro, iPad Pro and more


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Get the lowest prices we've ever seen on current-gen Apple gear.
Photos: Apple, Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

We are already dreaming about the iPhone deals we’ll be able to bring you in coming weeks, after the iPhone 7 debuts on September 7 and retailers slash prices on older models.

But for now, we’ve got four Editors’ Choice deals with some of the best prices on Apple hardware we’ve ever seen.