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Topic: Current Hardware

Apple issues MacBook Air firmware update to test for SSD failures, initiates recall for affected drives

10/17/2013, 07:10 pm

Apple on Thursday released an update for its MacBook Air lineup meant to test the thin-and-light laptop's solid-state drive for a data loss issue and, if no fault is found, install a fresh firmware version.

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Apple's 2011 MacBook Pro lineup suffering from sporadic GPU failures

10/14/2013, 05:10 pm

Owners of early-2011 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pros are reporting issues with the discrete AMD graphics processors in their notebooks, which in some cases results in the failure of the component, leaving an expensive logic board replacement as the only remedy.

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Mac shipments continue to shrink as Apple loses ground in US PC market

10/09/2013, 04:10 pm

The latest quarterly PC market tracking data from both Gartner and IDC shows that Apple's U.S. Mac shipments shrunk in the third quarter of calendar 2013, as the overall PC market outpaced Mac hardware.

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Deals: Early Black Friday Sale serves up two Apple MacBook Airs under $800

10/06/2013, 12:10 pm

AppleInsider sponsor MacMall is hosting an early Black Friday sale over the next couple of days that -- when reduced with this month's instant discount coupons -- offer two 11-inch MacBook Airs for less than $800.

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Apple fixes battery-related shutdown issue with MacBook Pro and MacBook Air firmware updates

10/01/2013, 04:10 pm

Apple on Tuesday released a trio of SMC updates, one each for the MacBook Pro, MacBook Pro Retina and MacBook Air, that patches a minor issue some users have experienced when draining the battery down to near zero.

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Apple's latest iMac gets disassembled, earns low repairability score

09/25/2013, 10:09 am

Tech repair site iFixit has torn down the latest model of Apple's iMac, finding that the refreshed desktop has a lot in common with its predecessor, including a low repairability score.

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Deals: New iMacs shipping from MacMall on Wed., get the lowest prices with exclusive coupons

09/24/2013, 11:09 pm

Apple on Tuesday introduced its late-2013 family of iMac desktop computers and authorized reseller MacMall says it's prepared to begin shipping three of the five standard retail configurations tomorrow, each of which is offered to AppleInsider readers at the lowest prices anywhere through exclusive coupons.

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Apple's just-released iMacs receive day-one update

09/24/2013, 03:09 pm

Apple has released an Extensible Firmware Interface update for the late 2013 models of iMac that it just announced on Tuesday.

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Apple updates iMac with Haswell CPUs, 802.11ac Wi-Fi & GeForce 700 series graphics

09/24/2013, 08:09 am

Apple on Tuesday issued an update for its all-in-one iMac desktop, bringing Intel's latest-generation Haswell processors, speedy 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and Nvidia's new GeForce 700 series graphics.

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Apple continues decade of domination in personal computing customer satisfaction rankings

09/17/2013, 05:09 pm

The American Customer Satisfaction Index's 2013 rankings are out, and Apple has maintained its stranglehold on the top spot of the personal computing sector for the tenth year in a row.

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Mac growth running out of steam as 'switcher' motivation diminishes - report

08/27/2013, 01:08 pm

The Mac could become a victim of Apple's own success, according to one analyst, who points to the company's superior design aesthetic, along with the popularity of the iPhone and iPad, as reasons for stagnation in Mac sales growth.

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Apple trimming iMac inventory ahead of Haswell models while resellers cut prices

08/22/2013, 05:08 pm

Apple's major channel partners have begun offering material discounts on custom-configured iMacs just as the company appears to have slowed the flow of units coming into the channel in preparation for new Haswell-based models expected by fall.

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Iowa high school equips students with 1,425 MacBook Airs in $1.4 million initiative

08/22/2013, 10:08 am

Iowa's Ames High School has announced it will provide each student enrolled in 9th through 12th grade with an 11-inch MacBook Air for use during the 2013 school year.

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Mac sales on pace to slide 5% in Apple's September quarter

08/19/2013, 04:08 pm

As the larger PC market continues to struggle, Apple, too, has seen its Mac sales decline year over year a trend that is on pace to continue in the current September quarter.

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Best Buy & Amazon holding Back To School sale on MacBook Airs through midnight

08/17/2013, 10:08 am

In addition to its recently-announced iPhone trade-in incentives, Best Buy this weekend is among a handful of resellers offering notable discounts on Apple's MacBook Airs, with prices for 2012 and current 2013 models starting at $799 and $899, respectively.

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Apple opens video card replacement program for certain mid-2011 iMacs

08/17/2013, 12:08 am

Addressing complaints from owners, Apple has decided to institute a replacement program for graphics cards used in specific 27-inch iMac models sold between May 2011 and October 2012.

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Exclusive Deals: $799 MacBook Air, $1799 fully-loaded 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina

08/13/2013, 11:08 pm

In its on-going quest to bring you the most affordable pricing on Apple's product offerings, AppleInsider is teaming this week with Apple power reseller B&H Photo to offer the lowest prices anywhere on an entry-level 11-inch MacBook Air and a fully-loaded current-generation 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display.

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Caught by iPad cannibalization, Apple, Inc. gambles on Mac inventory safeguards

08/04/2013, 12:08 pm

Apple reduced its total channel inventory by a whopping $1 billion last quarter. That aggressive cut may help explain recent temporary stock-outs of low-volume products, such as Macs and accessories, as the company adopts what is said to be a more conservative approach amidst a shrinking PC market.

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Deals: Best Buy knocks $200 off all Retina MacBook Pros; others discount by up to $650 [u]

07/27/2013, 06:07 pm

Big box retailer Best Buy is holding a 48-hour sale that ends Saturday at midnight, slashing the price of all MacBook Pro with Retina display models by $200, while also offering $100 iTunes Gift Cards for $85. Meanwhile, other Apple resellers have discounted fully loaded MacBook Pro with Retina display BTO configurations by as much as $650, while supplies last.

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US Mac sales down 5% year over year in Apple's June quarter, NPD says

07/22/2013, 03:07 pm

The latest data from the NPD Group shows domestic Mac sales down 5 percent year over year in the June quarter, as iPad cannibalization of Apple's Mac platform continues.

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