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Apple sends invites for 'Hello Again' MacBook event

Apple Hello Again

One week from today Apple will reveal its latest Macs during an invitation-only event in Cupertino. MacBook Pro updates have been highly anticipated this year, with several improvements in the pipeline. The "Hello Again" press event is scheduled for Thursday October 27, with the invitation harking back to 1984's original Mac introduction "Hello". The event marks the first major design changes to the MacBook Pro line since 2012. So what can we expect?

Apple discontinues 3rd generation Apple TV

Apple TV 3G

The other shoe has finally dropped. This week Apple officially pulled the third-generation Apple TV from its stores. Previously, the Apple Store online gave consumers an option to purchase the older model set top box for $69 and even compare them. Now the Apple TV 4G with Siri Remote is the only version available, in storage capacities of 32 GB or 64 GB priced at $149 or $199 respectively.

Key differences between the 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro

iPad Pro comparison

As expected, Apple has released a little brother to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Essentially, the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro is just a successor to the iPad Air 2, but support for the Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard accessory seem to have pushed Apple to calling it an iPad Pro. However, if you are in the market for a new iPad, there are some key differences between the two "Pro" iPads you should be aware of.

Save money on Apple gifts at Best Buy

Best Buy 2015

Whether you plan to buy an Apple gift for yourself or someone else, Best Buy is running some serious holiday deals on new hardware. Anyone shopping for an Apple Watch, iPhone or iPad can enjoy free two-day shipping online. In-store pickup is also available for many items and locations. Here are some of the savings offered as part of the promotion:

Apple TV Teardown Shows Off Upgraded Specs

While the release of the third generation Apple TV may have been exciting, tearing the device apart was even more so for one forum user at xbmc.org. In the process of disassembling the 2012 Apple TV they discovered that Apple has doubled RAM from the previous model to 512MB.

2012 Apple TV third generation

Not only this, but the new ATV sports an additional antenna over its predecessor. It's not entirely clear how the addition of a second antenna helps. When it comes to the processor, a single-core A5 chip is an upgrade from the A4. Some have suggested that the new ATV processor is simply a normal dual-core A5 with one core switched off.

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