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Today in Apple history: 13-inch MacBook Pro makes power more portable

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Did you own the 2009-era MacBook Pro?
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xJune 8, 2009: Apple promotes its 13-inch MacBook to join the MacBook Pro family, adding a speed bump, new FireWire 800 port, the first SD card slot on a MacBook, improved LED-backlit screen, and backlit keyboard across all models.

Coming the year after Apple radically upgraded its MacBooks with a new aluminum unibody design, the update is more about evolution than revolution. But it still makes for a pretty darn great laptop!

Apple ditches its most affordable 13-inch MacBook Pro

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You'll have to fork out for Kaby Lake if you want a 13-inch MacBook Pro.
You'll have to fork out for Kaby Lake if you want a 13-inch MacBook Pro.
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Apple’s most affordable 13-inch MacBook Pro has been discontinued.

The 2015 model has held onto its place on the Apple online store as a more affordable alternative to more recent MacBook Pros, but you’ll have to buy one of the company’s latest notebooks if you want to stick with a 13-inch display.

New MacBook Pro gives Apple a Q1 sales bump

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The new MacBook Pro has been great for Apple's bottom line.
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Despite a slow global market, Apple’s notebook sales experienced year-over-year growth last quarter, according to a new report that reveals the new MacBook Pro provided the company with a considerable bump in sales.

Notebook shipments were up 6.1% worldwide for the first quarter of 2017 with total shipments hitting 37.81 million units. That’s great news for manufacturers, but TrendForces’ latest findings show that a cool down period could be on the way.

New MacBook Pros as WWDC? Don’t miss this week’s CultCast!

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Are you ready for Apple to make Macs "pro" again?
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This week, on The CultCast: new MacBook Pros at WWDC? Insiders say yes! We’ll tell you all we know. Plus: why future Macs might get much faster CPUs; Apple makes a big move to bring manufacturing back to the US; and we’ll wrap up with 5 weird and whacky facts about the new Apple Park campus.

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Cult of Mac Magazine: Toy Mac runs Photoshop, iPhone 8 leaks, crazy MacBook Pro concept and more

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The latest iPhone 8 leaks raise some serious questions.
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In this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine, we cover the latest iPhone 8 leaks and give a hands-on look at the most recent schematics and updates — this one includes detailed labeling of each part, revealing a dual-lens camera in the front and wireless charging in the back.

Learn about how a tiny replica Mac made for the American Girl doll captured the kid in one UX designer, who modified the toy to run Mac OS 7 and Photoshop.

Check out a designer’s crazy new concept that imagines what would happen if Apple replaced MacBook Pro keyboards with a giant touchpad. Plus, The CultCast, how-tos and lots more.

Here are this week’s top stories.

Crazy MacBook Pro concept replaces keyboard with a yuuuuuuge touchpad

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Keyboards are so last year.
Keyboards are so last year.
Photo: Daniel Brunsteiner

Tim Cook has repeatedly said Apple has no plans to make a touchscreen MacBook, but a crazy new concept imagines what would happen if the company replaced keyboards with a giant touchpad.

Giving creatives a big touchscreen instead of a keyboard may sounds like a horrible idea at first. Typing would definitely take some getting used to. However, designer Daniel Brunsteiner’s concept shows how you could do some cool new stuff with the touchpad.

Take a closer look:

Evernote update brings new buttons to MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar

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MacBook Pro owners will love the Evernote update.
MacBook Pro owners will love the Evernote update.
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MacBook Pro owners received some love from today in the form of an Evernote update that adds support for Apple’s new Touch Bar.

Instead of taking a complex approach to the Touch Bar, Evernote kept things simple — adding buttons for tasks you will want to do with one tap, such as search your notes or create a new one.

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