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Apple's redesigned AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule models debut with 802.11ac support

06/10/2013, 03:06 pm

Apple on Monday announced immediate availability of its next-generation AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule models, each of which feature an all-new "mini tower" design and support for fast 802.11ac wireless.

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Apple unveils new MacBook Air lineup with all-day battery life, 802.11ac Wi-Fi

06/10/2013, 01:06 pm

Apple's new MacBook Air lineup features Intel's latest Haswell ultra-low voltage processors, providing up to 9 hours of battery life with the 11-inch model, and 12 hours with the 13-inch version.

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Non-Retina MacBook Pros see $100 price drop for education buyers

05/30/2013, 12:05 pm

Apple on Thursday dropped the education buyer price for its default configuration non-Retina MacBook Pros by an additional $100, and customers can now pick up the notebooks starting at under $1,000.

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Half of Apple's MacBook Air lineup now sold out at Amazon ahead of WWDC

05/23/2013, 11:05 am

MacBook Air models, including Apple's popular 11.6-inch, sub-$1,000 offering, continue to go out of stock at Amazon ahead of an anticipated product refresh that's expected to add Intel's latest-generation Haswell processors.

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Domestic Mac sales flat in April, viewed as slight positive for Apple

05/20/2013, 01:05 pm

The latest data from the NPD Group shows that domestic sales of Mac computers were about even year over year in the month of April, which one analyst interprets as potentially a positive sign for Apple.

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Best Buy, Amazon knock 10% off Apple's MacBook Airs & iMacs for Mother's Day

05/11/2013, 11:05 am

Weekend discounts on Apple's personal computer family continue this month, as Apple works with partners like big-box retailer Best Buy to push sales of Macs in the face of weak global demand, and a bearish outlook for the consumer PC business in general.

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Best Buy MacBook Pro sale helps push down prices on 13" Retina models

05/06/2013, 10:05 am

Apple and Best Buy have again teamed for a week-long MacBook Pro sale, not only helping the Mac maker push units in an unfavorable climate for the PC market, but also helping to driving down prices for consumers even further at competing resellers.

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Apple adds 256GB, 512GB flash storage upgrade options for iMac

05/02/2013, 10:05 am

Build-to-order iMac options from Apple's official online store now include either 256 or 512 gigabytes of flash storage for both the 21.5- and 27-inch models.

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Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock for Mac now shipping for $299

04/30/2013, 08:04 am

The Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock, first announced in January of 2012, is now available for purchase for $299, more than a year after the Mac accessory was unveiled.

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AI readers now get lowest prices on Apple's iMacs & MacBooks with new coupons

04/26/2013, 11:04 pm

AppleInsider, which has long teamed with Apple Authorized Reseller MacMall to offer the lowest prices anywhere on Apple's MacBook family through the addition of exclusive 3% discount coupons, is pleased to announce that those coupons have now been extended to the iMac family.

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Apple's MacBook Pro named 'Best Performing Windows Laptop' by IT company

04/24/2013, 07:04 pm

According to PC management services company Soluto, "in the field" testing has revealed an Apple-built laptop to be the number one performing Windows machine as of April 2013, despite not being optimized for the operating system.

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Tim Cook admits he wishes Apple had held launch of new iMac until 2013

04/23/2013, 06:04 pm

In a rare public admission of hindsight, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said on Tuesday that he wishes his company had waited until 2013 to launch its redesigned iMac, which remained in short supply through the end of 2012.

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RadioShack expands sales of Apple's Mac peripherals and accessories

04/20/2013, 12:04 am

In an expansion to its existing Apple product lineup, which was previously limited to iOS devices and accessories, as well as a handful of Mac-compatible wares, RadioShack quietly initiated sales of new Mac peripherals like MacBook Pro power adapters.

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Rumor: Apple halts Mac component orders, is less 'aggressive' looking forward

04/18/2013, 09:04 am

Apple has reportedly stopped placing component orders for its Mac line of desktops and notebooks, leaving suppliers in the lurch and observers wondering what the impact will be on the company's bottom line.

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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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