Apple’s worldwide Mac shipments grew 3 percent in the second quarter of 2018 compared to the year-ago quarter, according to new preliminary PC shipping estimates shared today by Gartner.
During the quarter, Apple shipped an estimated 4.4 million Macs, compared to 4.26 million in the second quarter of 2017. Apple’s market share also saw slight growth, improving from 7 percent in Q2 2017 to 7.1 percent in Q2 2018.
Gartner’s Preliminary Worldwide PC Vendor Unit Shipment Estimates for 2Q18 (Thousands of Units) Apple’s improved Mac sales come amid an overall increase in worldwide PC shipments, the first growth that’s been seen in the last [...]
Customers who ordered one of the new 2018 MacBook Pro models that Apple released this morning are starting to see shipment notifications with the first deliveries of stock configurations slated for tomorrow.
As noted by 9to5Mac, customers have had their cards charged, and orders started shifting to preparing for shipment earlier today before some new machines were sent out by Apple.
Apple’s delivery estimates when placing an order suggest the new 2018 MacBook Pro models won’t deliver until July 16 at the earliest, which is next Monday, but some customers will be getting deliveries early.
Custom configurations for both 13 and 15-inch machines [...]
On June 11, 2012, at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple introduced its first MacBook Pro with a Retina display. Impressed by its thinness, the crowd at Moscone West erupted with a huge round of applause.
The notebook was also praised in many reviews, which awarded it top marks for its mix of functionality and portability. Marco Arment, a well-known developer, even called it „the best laptop ever made,“ with a „crowd-pleasing design.“
„Introduced in 2012, less than a year after Steve Jobs died, I see it as the peak of Jobs‘ vision for the Mac,“ said Arment, in a blog post last year.
In addition to [...]
Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming macOS Mojave update to its public beta testing group, giving non-developers a chance to try out the software ahead of its fall public release. Today’s public beta should be the same as the second developer beta, released last week.
Beta testers who have signed up for Apple’s beta testing program will be able to download the macOS Mojave beta through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store. As a word of warning, though, subsequent betas are installed in a different way, using the Software Update icon in System Preferences.
Those who want to be a part of Apple’s beta testing program can [...]