Rochester's Apple User Group
for over 35 years…


What Is Apple CIDER?

Apple CIDER is Rochester, NY’s oldest and largest Apple User Group. Our main purpose is educational; we demonstrate, inform, and instruct in the use of Apple computing technology. Since 1978, Apple CIDER has had a dedicated staff of volunteers who maintain the organization and help run meetings. Whether you’ve been using a Mac for years or just bought your first MacBook or iPad just last week, come and expand the horizons of your Apple world. Meetings are held September to June on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, at East High School, 1801 East Main Street, between Culver and Ohio Streets. Q&A meetings are held the following Saturday, at the JCC, TechAge Lab 1, 1200 Edgewood Avenue.  Special meetings are held at different locations during the summer.

Wednesday, February 8th @ 7:00 PM

  • Keynote: Cutting the Cord and the State of the TWC/Charter merger, w/Phil Dampier,
  • Disk Management, w/Steve Rea
  • Mac OS Sierra Tips and Caveats, w/Steve Rea

East High School, 1801 East Main St

Saturday February 11th @ 1:00-2:30 PM

Green Apples

A hands-on session for new Mac users.  Hosted by Bob Hoey at his home: 226 Ashbourne Road, Rochester, 14618.  Meeting will adjourn in time for participants to go to the Saturday Q&A. Please RSVP at 978-2440.

Saturday, February 11th @ 3:00-5:00 PM

Open Q&A session

Tech Age Computer Learning Center at the JCC, Rochester.


Wednesday, February 15th @ 7:30 PM

Board Meeting

Irondequoit United Church of Christ, Titus Ave.


Weather Notice

If East High School, or the City School District is closed, the meeting will be canceled.
We will try to post an update here as soon as possible.
Check WHEC TV 10 or 13WHAM TV for detailed school closing.

Membership Drive

We’re in a Membership Drive!  Bring a guest to the meeting, and if they join the club, you can get a 3 month extension to your membership!  See a board member for details.

Next Meeting: March 8th @ 7:00 PM

Annual Elections

Keynote Tentatively: Self Publishing w/Rick Harrison, Innovative Introductions.

From our Blog

Meet Apple’s complete MacBook lineup | Macworld

Apple unleashed three new MacBook Pros during Thursday’s October event. Here’s a closer look at each one, when you can get them, and how much they cost.

Source: Meet Apple’s complete MacBook lineup | Macworld

macOS Sierra review: An update as big as the mountains | iMore

A long time ago, on a platform far, far away, Mac OS was the branding Apple used for the software that ran on all of its computers. Then came the NeXT acquisition, and with it, OS X. Now, with version 10.12, Apple is once again going back to the Mac — specifically, to macOS.

Source: macOS Sierra review: An update as big as the mountains | iMore