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Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro is here and it has a good keyboard

Apple has launched a new 16-inch MacBook Pro today, available for pre-order now and in stores later this week. The starting price of $2,399 is the same price as the previous 15-inch MacBook Pro, which this one replaces. It has new processors, better speakers, and (obviously) a larger screen.

Apple Supplier Foxconn's Profit Gains Despite iPhone's Sales Drop

BEIJING-Foxconn Technology Group's net profit rose 23.3% in the latest quarter, even as its biggest customer, Apple Inc., faced declining iPhone sales. Taiwan-based Foxconn said Wednesday that net profit in the July-to-September period was 30.66 billion New Taiwan dollars (US$1.0 billion), higher than the NT$29.31 billion average estimate of analysts polled by FactSet.

How the Dumb Design of a WWII Plane Led to the Macintosh

The B-17 Flying Fortress rolled off the drawing board and onto the runway in a mere 12 months, just in time to become the fearsome workhorse of the US Air Force during World War II. Its astounding toughness made pilots adore it: The B-17 could roar through angry squalls of shrapnel and bullets, emerging pockmarked but still airworthy.

Google Is Basically Daring the US to Block Its Fitbit Deal

Google's plan to buy Fitbit took chutzpah from the start. The company was already being investigated by Congress, state attorneys general, and federal antitrust regulators, a reflection of growing alarm over a conglomerate whose dominant market share is built on unrivaled access to personal data.

Phil Schiller Discusses 16-Inch MacBook Pro, Says Virtual Esc Key Was Number One Complaint About Touch Bar

Apple's marketing chief Phil Schiller has spoken with CNET's Roger Cheng about the new 16-inch MacBook Pro, reflecting on the new Magic Keyboard, the Touch Bar, and many other aspects of the notebook.

16-Inch MacBook Pro Includes 96W USB-C Power Adapter in Box, Available Separately for $79

As was rumored over a month ago, Apple's newly announced 16-inch MacBook Pro includes a 96W USB-C power adapter in the box. The previous 15-inch MacBook Pro included an 87W USB-C power adapter in the box.