Macbook Pro Manual 2017The new Mac Pro's 2017 release date and pricing, its expected design, and the new features and specs to see in the next version of the Mac Pro Apple launches, New iMac and if you're considering buying one of the current MacBook Pro models, explore our Mac guide. We had entertained of a Mac Pro update at Apple's 27 October press event, but no such luck. In the event Apple unveiled a new MacBook Pro instead a rather lovely new laptop with a customisable touch bar above the new Mac keyboard.
All new for Mac Pro 2017. Apple hasn't announced an official launch date for the next generation of Mac Pro systems, the company is known for its code of silence when it comes to upcoming product launches about the new Mac Pro in October, we remain optimistic that Apple will refresh the line in the near future.
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A few months back a source at one of Apple's partner companies confidently told us to expect this by the end of November, which was evidently wishful thinking, but it seems likely that March 2017 will see the Mac Pro updated alongside other Apple products. If you look closely, Cook never used the word "Mac" in his response. At all. Considering it's the name of Apple's oldest product line, you would think it'd get a mention in a question about the company's desktop lineup. Granted, he does mention desktop computers several times, but never the name of the hardware, apart from one exception - the 5K iMac, which hasn't been updated in over a year. Essentially, Cook was asked whether Mac desktops were strategic, and he answered that desktops were important.
"The desktop is very strategic for us. It's unique compared to the notebook because you can pack a lot more performance in a desktop - the largest screens, the most memory and storage, a greater variety of I/O, and fastest performance. So there are many different reasons why desktops are really important, and in some cases critical, to people.
"The current generation iMac is the best desktop we have ever made and its beautiful Retina 5K display is the best desktop display in the world. Some folks in the media have raised the question about whether we're committed to desktops. If there's any doubt about that with our teams, let me be very clear: we have great desktops in our roadmap. Nobody should worry about that."
The new Mac has been generally de-prioritised within the company, and that Mac engineers no longer get much attention from the company's industrial design team, which was until 2015 led by design chief Jony Ive, allegedly focussing more on iPhones and iPads. While Apple is imagining a future where desktops are still being produced, they might not feature the iconic Mac branding. With the astonishing number of iOS apps compared to macOS apps, it may be a smart investment for the company, but only time will tell. If so, this would signify the end of the Mac Pro line, a line that was once the pride of Apple, but has now been neglected for three years.
Macbook Pro Manual 2017
This Macbook Pro user guide is for MacBook Pro models with New Thunderbolt (USB-C). (Not all features are available on all models.)
- New Thunderbolt (USB-C) ports: Charge your computer, transfer data at Thunderbolt speeds (up to 40 Gbps), connect to a display or projector, and more.
- The right side view of a MacBook Pro with callouts to the two Thunderbolt (USB-C) ports and 3.5 mm headphone jack.
- The left side view of a MacBook Pro with callouts to the Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C) ports.
- 3.5 mm headphone jack: Plug in stereo headphones or external speakers to listen to your favorite music or movies.
- Microphones: Talk with friends or record audio (models with the Touch Bar have three microphones; other models have two microphones).
- Looking down on an open MacBook Pro, with callouts to the Touch Bar, FaceTime HD camera, ID (power button), microphones, and Force trackpad.Looking down on an open MacBook Pro, with callouts to the Touch Bar, FaceTime HD camera, ID (power button), microphones, and Force trackpad.
- Touch Bar: Some models include a Touch Bar at the top of the keyboard, which dynamically adapts to the app you’re using. The Touch Bar is an extension of the keyboard that presents intuitive shortcuts and application controls exactly when and where you need them. You can use familiar gestures like slide and tap in the Touch Bar. For more information, see Meet the Touch Bar and Touch ID.
- FaceTime HD camera: Make FaceTime video calls or take pictures and video. If the light is glowing, the camera is on. For more information, see FaceTime.
- Touch ID (power button): To learn more about how to use Touch ID, see Meet the Touch Bar and Touch ID. If your keyboard doesn’t have the Touch Bar, you can learn more about the power button in Keyboard.
- Force Touch trackpad: Control your MacBook Pro with gestures. The entire trackpad surface acts as a button so you can easily click anywhere. For more about using gestures, see Trackpad.
see Migrate your data for details.Be sure to connect to Wi-Fi, turn on Bluetooth® wireless technology, get an Apple ID,
- Sign in to iCloud. Activate Siri during setup, if you want. If your MacBook Pro has the Touch Bar, you can also set up Touch ID and Apple Pay.
- Connect to Wi-Fi. Click the Wi-Fi status icon in the menu bar, then choose a Wi-Fi network and enter the password, if necessary.
- Turn Wi-Fi on or off. Click the Wi-Fi status icon in the menu bar, then choose Turn Wi-Fi On or Turn Wi-Fi Off.
- Turn Bluetooth on or off. Click the Bluetooth icon in the menu bar, then choose Turn Bluetooth On or Turn Bluetooth Off.
For Macbook Pro Wi-Fi settings , choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Network. Click Wi-Fi in the list on the left, then select “Show Wi-Fi status in menu bar.” For Bluetooth, choose Apple menu >System Preferences, click Bluetooth, then select “Show Bluetooth in menu bar.”
To customize your MacBook Pro Settings. Click the System Preferences icon in the Dock, or choose Apple menu > System Preferences. Then click the type of preference you want to set.