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Topic: Current Hardware

PC gross margins expected to decline as sales shrink, Dell goes private

04/15/2013, 02:04 pm

The struggling PC market is forecast to go from bad to worse, as one analyst believes a number of market factors will push gross margins even lower in the already-cutthroat business.

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Consolidation in struggling PC market considered 'inevitable' as sales plummet

04/11/2013, 02:04 pm

As the PC market continues to shrink even after the heavily hyped launch of Microsoft's Windows 8, consolidation among hardware makers and an industry-wide shakeup is likely "inevitable" in the coming years, according to a new analysis.

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Nearly half of all U.S. teens own an iPhone, 62 percent plan to buy one

04/09/2013, 07:04 pm

A new study released by Piper Jaffray on Tuesday notes the iPhone is once again at the top of the heap for U.S. teens, with 48 percent owning a version of the smartphone, while 62 percent said they planned to make the Apple handset their next phone.

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Apple now selling refurbished redesigned 27" iMacs at over $400 off list

04/08/2013, 10:04 pm

The Online Apple Store is now selling refurbished versions of the newly redesigned 27-inch iMac, with a variety of configurations offering savings of up to $400 off retail pricing.

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Killer deal: 13" MacBook Pro with Retina display falls to $1299

03/28/2013, 10:03 pm

Portable Mac prices continue their downward trend, as one authorized reseller has dropped the price on Apple's entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display to just $1,299, a savings of $200.

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Chromebook pixel count spurs Apple marketing shift

03/24/2013, 11:03 am

Google's Chromebook Pixel outperforms Apple's Retina MacBooks in one particular spec, and Apple recently changed the way it markets its notebooks to reflect that reality.

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Deals: Steeply cut MacBook Pro Retinas almost gone; $319 iPad minis, $899 13" MacBook Air, more [u]

03/19/2013, 11:03 pm

A handful of MacBook Pro configurations that received steep price cuts several weeks ago are nearly sold out and won't be replenished after having been discontinued by Apple. Meanwhile, the Mac maker is blowing out hundreds of refurbished 13" MacBook Airs for $899, in addition to several other models and iPads, all of which have now been added to our price guides.

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Improved iMac supply propels Apple's Mac sales up 14%

03/18/2013, 03:03 pm

After a disappointing holiday quarter, signs continue to show that Mac sales are on the rebound, with the latest data from the NPD Group revealing a 14% year over year increase in January and February.

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Apple makes new iMac available to employees at discounted price

03/14/2013, 11:03 pm

Apple on Thursday added the newly redesigned iMac to the company's Employee Purchase Plan program which offers workers a $500 savings every three years on eligible Mac hardware, a savings that is applied on top of their usual 25 percent discount.

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Apple squashes fan control, framerate & Power Nap bugs in 15" Retina MacBook Pro update

03/14/2013, 02:03 pm

Apple on Thursday issued a software update for owners of its 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, fixing a number of bugs, including one that could affect system fan control.

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Apple now offering iMacs with built-in VESA mount adapters for $40 premium

03/14/2013, 07:03 am

Apple recently updated its online store to reflect availability of a new VESA mount-compatible iMac, with the tweaked version of the thin all-in-one costing in at $40 more than standard models.

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Apple's 'secret' eBay store undercuts company's own refurb store by $100

03/08/2013, 10:03 pm

Apple's somewhat unofficial eBay store has begun undercutting the company's own refurbished prices, offering MacBooks for up to $100 less, and savings of up to $50 on iPads and iPods.

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Users report fan speed issues with Apple's latest Retina MacBook Pros

03/08/2013, 11:03 am

Apple's newly refreshed MacBook Pro models with Retina displays may be affected by an issue that causes the cooling fan speed to unexpectedly spike, users say.

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Apple updates education only 21.5" iMac model, bumps price to $1,099

03/05/2013, 05:03 pm

In an update to its traditional special priced Mac offerings targeted at educational institutions, Apple is now offering the newly redesigned 21.5-inch iMac with a 3.3GHz dual-core Intel i3 processor, 4GB of RAM and a 500GB HDD for $1,099.

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New iMac orders now ship within 24 hours from Apple's North American stores

03/05/2013, 12:03 pm

Both the 21.5- and 27-inch version of the newly redesigned iMac now ship within one day from Apple's online stores in the U.S. and Canada.

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iMac shipping times improve in Europe, but still take longer than Apple's US store

03/04/2013, 10:03 am

iMac orders in Europe are now estimated to ship in as little as 5 to 7 business days, a major improvement over previous estimates, but a number that still lags behind Apple's turnaround in the U.S.

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Apple's shipping times for both 21.5" & 27" iMac improve to 1-3 days

03/02/2013, 06:03 pm

Estimated shipping times for both of Apple's new iMac models dramatically improved on Saturday, going from weeks to just one to three business days.

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After 'astonishingly' poor quarter, Mac sales predicted to rebound

03/01/2013, 10:03 am

Mac sales outgrew the overall PC market for 26 consecutive quarters until December, but Apple is expected to see sales improve in the current quarter.

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Apple using eBay to blow through 13" MacBook Pros for $999, dozens of refurbished iPads [Ux2]

02/26/2013, 11:02 pm

In addition to slashing prices across its MacBook Pro with Retina display family of premium notebooks earlier this month, Apple continues to take a more unconventional approach by using eBay power sellers to push volume of its most-popular notebook overall -- the standard 13" MacBook Pro for just $999.

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Domestic Mac sales grow 31% as Apple catches up with iMac demand

02/25/2013, 02:02 pm

The latest data from the NPD Group shows U.S. Mac sales in the month of January were up 31 percent year over year, suggesting Apple began to catch up with demand for its new all-in-one iMac.

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