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New iMac models with upgraded CPUs & displays to drive 1M unit sales in Q3, analyst says

08/03/2015, 03:08 am

Apple is expected to grow iMac sales to one million units during the upcoming quarter on the back of new, more powerful models with enhanced display technology, according to well-connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Rumor: Supply chain expects Apple to grow Mac production in second half of 2015

07/23/2015, 12:07 pm

Apple's Mac orders with suppliers have remained constant, and are expected to increase overall during the second half of the year, heading into the lucrative holiday shopping season, according to a new rumor out of Apple's supply chain.

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Apple's Back to School 2015 promo offers $200 Beats Solo2 headphones with purchase of new Mac

07/23/2015, 10:07 am

Apple on Thursday launched its awaited Back to School 2015 promotion, offering a free pair of Beats Solo2 wired headphones, valued at $200, with the purchase of a new Mac.

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Apple fixes 2015 MacBook Pro flash storage issue in firmware update

07/22/2015, 05:07 pm

Apple on Wednesday pushed out a MacBook Pro firmware update to address issues users of 2015 models were seeing with corrupted data.

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Apple's new iPod touch debuts underclocked but powerful A8 SoC, Bluetooth 4.1

07/15/2015, 06:07 pm

Wednesday's iPod touch release marked a number of firsts for Apple, including two major modifications to existing technologies in an underclocked A8 system-on-chip silicon and a communications package boasting the Bluetooth 4.1 Core Specification.

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Apple releases Mac mini EMI firmware update to fix USB keyboard issue

07/15/2015, 04:07 pm

Apple on Wednesday released an EMI update for Mac mini, addressing an issue that could in some cases prevent a USB keyboard from being recognized when waking from sleep.

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Retina MacBook Pro owners plagued by supposed screen coating damage, call on Apple to take action

07/10/2015, 08:07 pm

A small cadre of Retina MacBook Pro owners are calling for Apple to replace or repair their laptops after discovering what appears to be irreparable damage to an antireflective screen coating layer, a problem the group has dubbed "staingate."

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Mac sales up 16.1% in June quarter as overall PC market continues slump

07/09/2015, 04:07 pm

Continuing to buck trends, Mac sales rose 16.1 percent year-over-year in the June quarter even as the PC industry as a whole shrank 11.8 percent, according to new estimates published on Thursday by research firm IDC.

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AppleCare for Mac now covers batteries retaining less than 80% charge

06/29/2015, 10:06 pm

In a minor change to its AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac policy on Monday, Apple is now replacing non-removable MacBook batteries that retain less than 80 percent of their original charge.

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Apple will replace some faulty 3TB iMac hard drives under new repair program

06/19/2015, 02:06 pm

Apple on Friday announced that some iMac owners whose machines are equipped with a 3-terabyte hard drive may be eligible to have their drive replaced free of charge, as those drives "may fail under certain conditions."

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Apple provides glimpse of manufacturing, customer support operations in Ireland

06/01/2015, 02:06 pm

Apple has given local media a rare look inside its European headquarters in Cork, Ireland, where workers assemble iMacs for the Old Continent and provide sales and support services to customers in Europe.

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Apple adds 5K support to MacBook Pro as target display mode remains absent for Retina iMac

05/28/2015, 01:05 pm

The new 15-inch MacBook Pro has become the third Apple computer to ship with the ability to drive high-resolution 5K displays, but Apple's flagship 5K device -- the iMac with Retina 5K display --continues to lack the popular target display mode feature.

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Apple upgrades some 27" non-Retina iMac orders to 5K model following price cut

05/20/2015, 08:05 am

Some consumers who ordered Apple's top-end, non-Retina 27-inch iMac in advance of Tuesday's iMac lineup shuffle have seen their orders automatically upgraded to the new, less costly Retina 5K base model.

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Apple lowers price of 5K iMac, adds new $1,999 configuration

05/19/2015, 08:05 am

Apple on Tuesday unveiled a new entry-level $1,999 configuration for its ultra high-resolution 5K iMac while dropping the price of the top-end model to just $2,299, making it easier for consumers to get their hands on Retina-quality displays for the desktop.

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Apple launches new 15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch trackpad

05/19/2015, 08:05 am

Apple on Tuesday issued an update to its 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, adding faster Intel processors, as well as the new pressure-sensitive Force Touch trackpad.

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Apple discontinues 15" MacBook Pro BTO models ahead of Force Touch refresh

05/15/2015, 07:05 pm

Apple on Friday began discontinuing many models of its professional 15-inch notebook ahead the company's annual developers conference, which is widely expected to give way to updated models with Force Touch trackpads and Intel's latest mobile processors.

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Patriot unveils USB-C flash drive for Apple's MacBook

04/28/2015, 01:04 pm

New MacBook owners who need removable storage but don't want to carry around a USB adapter now have a new native USB-C option in California-based Patriot Memory's just-announced convertible flash drive.

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Embracing a wireless future: What it's like to use Apple's 12" MacBook as your main computer

04/26/2015, 12:04 pm

In writing our review for Apple's impressive new 12-inch MacBook, the reality of using the ultraportable notebook didn't fully set in until I realized I couldn't actually finish the publication of said review without turning to my MacBook Pro.

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Shipping times for Apple's 15" MacBook Pro with discrete GPU slip to 2-3 weeks, point to refresh

04/24/2015, 03:04 am

Days after apparent supply constraints slowed ship times for certain Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro models to 1-2 weeks, the Online Apple Store on Friday extended those estimates to 2-3 weeks.

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Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro shipment estimates fluctuate, drop to 1-2 weeks ahead of WWDC

04/22/2015, 06:04 pm

Over the past month, the Online Apple Store has seen 15-inch MacBook Pro inventory slowly drop from "in stock" to a current shipping estimate of one to two weeks, suggesting a refresh is in the offing.

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