Why You Shouldn’t Buy a MacBook With Only 256GB Storage

When Apple unveiled the first MacBook Pro with Retina display in 2012, it shipped with 256GB of flash storage at minimum. Nearly a decade later in 2020, the entry-level MacBook Pro still only includes 256GB of storage, unless you upgrade it. Meanwhile, in 2012, the iPhone 5 shipped in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB variants. In 2020, the iPhone 11 is available in 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB flavors. So why has Apple put the MacBook on a diet? And is 256GB of space enough? Let’s examine why you shouldn’t settle for just 256GB of storage when buying your next MacBook. The...Read the...

Is There a Right Time to Buy a New Mac, iPhone, or iPad?

Because technology advances so quickly, a product you buy today could be superseded by its next iteration in a month. Knowing this, is there a “best time” to buy an iPhone, iPad, or Mac to get the biggest bang for your buck? Let’s examine Apple’s historical release schedules and try to figure out when the right time to buy new Apple hardware is. If You Can’t Wait Image credit: photography33 /Depositphotos Before we dive into specifics, we should set a baseline expectation first: the right time to buy any tech product is when you need it. Say the Mac you...Read the...