“Throttle Gate” Comes to Fruition Following New MacBook Pros

“We can’t blame the technology when we make mistakes”

-Tim Berners-Lee

(Source: Apple)

On July 17th, YouTuber Dave Lee noticed that the 15 inch MacBook Pro was throttling performance. Dave noticed that the computer could not handle the i9 processor as the MacBook got too hot to handle it. In fact, the 2017 15 inch MacBook pro was rendering faster than the 2018. Although Apple has advertised 2.9GHz, the laptop is truly getting around 2.2GHz. The only way Dave could get better numbers for the brand new model was by putting the laptop in the freezer to cool the processor.

To confirm Dave Lee tests, AppleInsider did their own research. Unfortunately, they confirmed the YouTuber’s results; they found that the CPU was very volatile, even running at 2.02 GHz at one point. The numbers were almost the same as the 2017 MacBook Pro i7 processor was hitting.

The problem seems to be that the i9 processor was placed into the same chassis as last year’s model. So, the chassis does not have the ability to properly cool itself, since i9 generates mass amounts of heat. In order to prevent overheating, the laptop throttles the speed to prevent overheating. The former CEO of AMD, Patrick Moorhead, stated, “Processors like the Intel Core i9 are all manufactured with maximum power and heat limitations to maintain a specific frequency. OEMs, like Apple, create thermal solutions for their systems, in this case the MacBook Pro, to remove enough heat so the processor can run at its intended frequency. BIOS settings determine when the cooling kicks on, its intensity, and for how long.”

For now, it seems the best option would be to not purchase the new MacBook Pros till the problem is fixed.

AAPL was unaffected by the MacBook Pro problems.

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Apple Quietly Rolls Out New MacBook Pros

“The digital revolution is far more significant than the invention of writing or even of printing”

– Douglas Engelbart

(Source: Apple)

With a new Apple device usually comes a big conference broadcasted to the world. However, that was not the case with Apple’s MacBook Pro, which got a revamp on July 12. The new laptops are, as Apple puts it, “the most advanced Mac notebook ever.”

This brand new reboot clocks in at 70% faster performance for the 15 inch mode and up to twice the performance for the smaller 13 inch model. The company states that device will be able to compile developers code faster than any machine. With SSD capacity doubling, Apple is hoping to bring in more developers to their platform. And yes, battery life has increased to last all day.

(Source: Apple)

The new computer also adds the T2 Chip, which adds extra security. The chip delivers enhanced system security through a new encryption storage system. The chip also allows users to say “Hey Siri” prompting Siri to pop up on the laptop.

You may recall our previous article where we talked about the problem with Apple’s butterfly keyboard. It seems Apple has fixed many of the problems with it, making typing quieter, softer, and less clicky. More importantly, the new MacBook fixes the previous dust problem that caused the keyboard to break. Now there is a silicone membrane underneath each key to help protect the mechanism from debris.

To sum up perfectly the new MacBook Pros, Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president, stated, “Now with 8th-generation 6-core processors, up to 32GB of system memory, up to 4TB of super fast SSD storage, new True Tone technology in its Retina display and Touch Bar, the Apple T2 chip for enhanced security and a third-generation quieter keyboard packed into its thin and light aluminum design with all-day battery life, it’s the best notebook for pro users.”

The 2018 MacBook Pros are available for purchase right now.

AAPL hiked following the announcement of the new MacBook Pros

(Source: YCharts)

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In a Rare Move, Apple Admits to Faulty MacBook Keyboard

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” – Steve Jobs

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In 2015, Apple ditched their classic keyboard design for a new, sleeker keyboard with a “butterfly” mechanism for their MacBook and MacBook Pro line. Apple claimed this new keyboard was 40% thinner, making it much easier and fluid to type.

Consumers started reporting that the keyboard was faulty and that just a tiny bit of dust caused the keyboard to repeat letters or not respond properly. Being that these devices started at $1,299, users were mad that Apple was not making an effort to address such a fault. Three years and three lawsuits later, Apple has finally stated that they will fix the faulty butterfly keyboard, free of charge.

In other news, analyst Eric Ross of Cascend Securities stated that, iPhone’s supply chain was “healthy and growing again”. This may be due to the restocking of the iPhone X, which is selling better than expected, causing suppliers to revamp selected parts for the device. Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty stated that the upcoming iPhone will be at cheaper cost as Apple looks to drop prices by 2%. So, this increase in supply may be for the new iPhone, releasing this September, which the company expects to sell greater quantities than last year.  

Apple’s stock was down .64% on Friday as an escalated fear of a trade war mounted a dip in the market.

(Source: Yahoo Finance)

Apple Stock News: AAPL Bouncing Back After Stagnation

Apple Stock News

For the latest Apple Stock News, AAPL closed at $113.95 on Friday, December 9, 2016 with a 1.63% loss, or $1.83 from its previous close of $112.12. per share.

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AAPL is finally recovering after being stuck in a rut. The stock has broken over it’s 50-Day moving average as well as their upper Bollinger Band, possibly creating the perfect storm for a rally on AAPL. New information about the iPhone 8 has been trickling out from the rumor mill, creating excitement over its release. The iPhone 8 will feature a new OLED display, among other incredible features. Anticipation for the new iPhone will drive investors to purchase shares of the company so that they can benefit from the release. Because the stock price hasn’t been boosted by the inevitable rally that lays ahead, investors will flock to the tech giant and partake in the future lucrative release. There is still time to purchase shares before the rally begins, setting up for an impressive year for Apple.

While Apple has been seeing lackluster sales on the MacBook Pro and the iPhone 7, the company seems to always find a new and better way to invade the market, taking over its competitors. The iPhone 8 will be the saving grace this upcoming year.

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Apple Stock News: iPhone 8 Uncertainty

Apple Stock News

For the latest Apple Stock News, AAPL closed at $110.52 on Wednesday, November 30th, with a 0.84% loss, or $0.94 from its previous close of $111.45 per share.

Apple Stock News

While news of the iPhone 8 seems exciting, as each new release tends to be, investors are taking a step back due to iPhone 7 sales. While the iPhone 8 may be revolutionary and may have upgrades that could change how phones are built and used, the idea that Apple products are less appealing than they used to be is becoming a possible phenomena. The iPhone 7 and the recent release of the new MacBook Pros are evidence of the shift, with their lackluster sales. However, this upcoming year is the year many iPhone users receive an upgrade from their cell phone providers, phasing out the iPhone 4/S, 5/S, and possibly even 6/S/Plus.

Most subscription based cell phone providers only allow customers to upgrade their phone every two years, which would mean that 2018 and 2019 will be a problem for Apple. However, companies such as Sprint are beginning to change their upgrade programs to every year. Sprint currently has a plan entitled “iPhone Forever,” where their customers can upgrade their iPhone every year. This may eliminate the two year upgrade problem that Apple currently faces. This could positively affect AAPL shares in the future because more units will be moved with new  and easier ways to attain an iPhone.

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Apple Stock News: Is It Time To Buy AAPL?

Apple Stock News

For the latest Apple Stock News, AAPL closed at $108.84 on Friday, November 4th, with a 0.90% loss, or $0.99 from its previous close of $111.59 per share.

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AAPL continues to decline following the less than exciting release of the company’s new MacBook Pro. SVP Eddy Cue of Apple sold $37.5 Mill in AAPL stock recently, which indicates that the company may be seeing a future loss. However, analysts are finding that this is a buying opportunity for bargain hunters. As the stock cheapens, more investors will flock to buy up shares at a heavily discounted price.

It’s important to take into account the time of year that it currently is. With the holidays around the corner, there is potential for the tech giant to increase revenue exponentially. Apple has consistently shown that between November to December their sales and share price have gone up because of the holiday season. There is no reason why Apple won’t see the same trend this year and with the new MacBook Pro, there may end up being a belated excitement. Apple isn’t out of the game yet, so as the price in shares decline, investors should take advantage and bolster their portfolio.

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Apple Stock News: New MacBook Pro Release

Apple Stock News

For the latest Apple Stock News, AAPL closed at $113.54 on Monday, October 31st, with a 0.158% loss, or $0.18 from its previous close of $113.72 per share.

October 27th, 2016, was the day that Apple released its new MacBook Pro on the 25th anniversary of Apple’s first laptop called the PowerBook. The new MacBook Pro is available in a 13-inch and a 15-inch model. The new 13-inch model is much thinner than the previous models, measuring at 14.9 mm which is 17% thinner and only weighs 3 lbs. The 15-inch model measures 15.5 mm thick at 4 lbs.

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The most exciting update is the touch bar that will replace the keys on the very top of the MacBook Pro keyboard. It is a touch, retina display that adapts to every application being used and gives you new tools and apps. Touch ID has also been added to the new model as well as the T1 chip that lets users use Apple Pay easily on their laptop.

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Apple also announced another 13-inch model with lower specs and doesn’t include the touch bar, it is a cheaper option for those customers that are looking to buy a MacBook Air but will get a better machine. This model starts at $1,499. As for the 13-inch with the touch bar, the price starts at $1,799 and the 15-inch starts at $2,399. The lowest model is available for shipping now and the touch bar models will ship between 2-3 weeks.

APPL Stock Decline

So why has APPL declined in sales? The news of the new laptop hasn’t been as exciting as projected because of the price-point. Many people don’t want to spend $1,499-$2,399 on a laptop when there are Microsoft models selling for more than half the price. However, Apple is not going anywhere and future projections show APPL will continue to be bullish primarily because of the iPhone.

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Apple Stock News: Investing in Research and Development

Apple Stock News

For the latest Apple Stock News, AAPL closed at $113.72 on Friday, October 28th, with a 0.66% loss, or $0.76 from its previous close of $114.48 per share.

Apple stock continues its downward trend after posting a disappointing fourth quarter report on October 25th.  Recently, Apple unveiled the new Macbook Pro in its much anticipated event on October 27th.  However, the event’s anticipation failed to impress shareholders and Apple users.

Apple Stock News

Given these unflattering news, some question Apple’s high research and development (R&D) budget and its return on investment.  Apple spends over $10 billion or 5% of its trailing revenue on R&D.  The company spends about 43% of the companies listed on the S&P 500, according to the Wall Street Journal.  However, if one were to compare Apple with other high-tech companies, its R&D relative to trailing revenue is among the lowest.  For example, Facebook allocates over 20% of its trailing revenue to R&D.  Despite the iPhone’s success as its best selling product, Apple is focusing on diversifying its product.  One is by investing resources and time into its other products and ventures.  Although the new Macbook Pro failed to impress some, Apple plans increase its R&D budget in the future to improve its market share for its other products.

Although we are inclined to see the immediate gains, perhaps Apple’s decision is to focus on its long term goal.  Part of Apple’s long term goal is the completion of Apple’s new 176-acre headquarters dubbed, Campus 2.   The new headquarters will have a separate on-site R&D facilities.  Apple expects to complete construction and relocate over 12,000 employees by late 2016.

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Apple Stock News: Is Apple Inc. still Worth Investing In?

Apple Stock News

For the latest Apple Stock News, AAPL closed at $117.65 on Monday, October 24th, with a 0.90% increase, or $1.05 from its previous close of$116.60 per share.

Apple sales are on the decline for the last three quarters and is expected to continue declining in the fourth quarter. Sales have essentially slowed down since the release of the iPhone 7 in September. Apple, however; predicts that in 2017 with the release of the iPhone 8, sales will pick back up again. Apple is also taking advantage of the recent Galaxy Note 7 recall recently.

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Although these predictions seem lackluster, Apple is not just a phone company. This week there are rumors that Apple will release a new MacBook Pro as well as a new iMac, both of which could increase sales tremendously. This will raise the attractiveness of Apple stock. Apple is one of the most innovative companies in the tech industry as we have seen for years. There is no end in sight so it may behoove investors to keep Apple stock in their portfolios.

Apple Stock News: MacBook Pro upgrades, iPhone 7 news & iPad fame in enterprise

Apple Stock News

For the latest Apple Stock News, AAPL closed at $108.37 on Tuesday August 9th with an increase of 0.89% or $0.83 from Apple’s previous closing.

Here are the latest news for Apple Stocks:

Two Major Upgrades for the MacBook Pro  

macbook-proApple will soon offer all-new MacBook Pros that will come both with a Touch ID sensor, as well as an organic light-emitted diode (OLED). The OLED touch bar would provide users quick access to a wide variety of functions and notifications, depending on user preference. Adding Touch ID wouldn’t be a major step forward for the MacBook Pro. Indeed, several Windows PC makers have long offered biometric security in their devices and this is a technology that is currently used in its iPhone and iPads. However, Touch ID could be used for far more than unlocking a MacBook Pro. The feature could also be used to make purchases in the Mac App Store or verify a desktop-based purchase from online stores.

Apple iPhone 7 new features 

iPhone-7-ConceptApple iPhone 7’s launch is just a couple of weeks away and most of the features of the upcoming devices were revealed. Indeed, the iPhone 7 series will have a dual-rear camera and a home button with taptic feedback. The 2016 series will mark the end of the headphone jack. New iPhones will also be water-resistant and will start at 32GB base model instead of the 16GB. Apple is expected to unveil the new iPhone in the first week of September, and it could be in stores by September 16.

 

 

Apple’s iPad is more popular with businesses than consumers                                                                           indexWhile Apple’s iPad sales continue to decline overall, the tablet is surging in demand. Indeed, nearly half of all iPad sales are to corporations and governments, with high-end iPad sales to business customers particularly strong. Apple’s fresh success in the enterprise is unusual for the company. Microsoft has typically dominated desktop computing inside businesses, and Steve Jobs always focused Apple on building products that consumers would love. But now, Apple has an advantage over both Android and Windows for tablets in the enterprise. Google’s Android security is often seen as inferior to iOS, and Windows has lacked touch-based apps to take advantage of a true mobile tablet mode.

 

 

 

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