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Topic: MacBook

Back-to-school Mac sales outpace PCs even without white MacBook, free iPod touch

09/15/2011, 12:09 pm

Back-to-school Mac sales once again easily outgrew Windows PCs this year, even though Apple did not offer a free iPod touch and discontinued its education-focused white MacBook this summer.

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Vulnerability exposes Apple MacBook batteries to 'bricking,' malware

07/23/2011, 01:07 am

One prominent security researcher has discovered a vulnerability in the batteries of Apple's MacBook line of portable computers that could allow hackers to ruin the batteries or install malware on them that could corrupt a Mac.

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Apple's white legacy MacBook pulled, only available for education buyers [u]

07/20/2011, 09:07 am

Apple on Wednesday suddenly removed its white entry-level MacBook from its website and online store, signaling that the five-year-old notebook has been officially replaced by the $999 MacBook Air [update: still available for eduction institutions only].

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Apple may begin to phase out legacy 13-inch white MacBook

07/19/2011, 02:07 pm

Apple's white polycarbonate MacBook, which has long served as the company's entry-level notebook, may be slowly phased out this year, according to one insider.

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HP exec: TouchPad not aimed at dethroning Apple's iPad

06/30/2011, 11:06 pm

An HP executive said Thursday that the TouchPad tablet is not meant to take the market away from the iPad and is instead aimed at the enterprise, while a new report claims Apple is set to overtake HP next year as the world's leading portable PC vendor, if iPads are taken into account.

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Supply of Apple's white MacBook severely constrained ahead of Lion debut

06/29/2011, 10:06 am

Availability of Apple's current $999 white MacBook, built with hardware that is now getting long in the tooth, has become constrained, potentially signaling a forthcoming update to the entry-level notebook.

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Intel lists new Sandy Bridge CPUs aimed at MacBook Air

06/20/2011, 03:06 pm

Intel has added three new high efficiency Sandy Bridge CPUs to its product catalog, likely representing the chips Apple will use in its next refresh of the light and thin MacBook Air.

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Apple initiates MacBook bottom case replacement program

05/30/2011, 11:05 pm

Apple has initiated a case replacement program for MacBooks shipped between October 2009 and April 2011 to resolve an issue where the rubber separates from the bottom of the case.

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Lawsuit accuses Apple of violating patented Wi-Fi antenna designs

05/18/2011, 09:05 am

The latest patent infringement lawsuit against Apple takes issue with Wi-Fi-enabled products, including the company's entire MacBook lineup.

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Rumor: Apple plans to move laptops from Intel to ARM processors

05/06/2011, 08:05 am

A new rumor claims that Apple plans to ditch Intel processors to instead adopt the ARM architecture currently found in devices like the iPhone and iPad.

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Supply chain sources say all remaining Macs to receive update in coming months

05/04/2011, 08:05 pm

According to one analyst's check with sources along Apple's supply chain, Apple plans to refresh the rest of its Mac lineup, which would include the MacBook, Mac Pro, Mac Mini and MacBook Air, "in upcoming months."

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ITC judge rules Apple did not infringe Elan multitouch patent

04/29/2011, 06:04 pm

International Trade Commission judge Paul Luckern has ruled that Apple did not violate a patent held by Taiwanese touchscreen maker Elan Microelectronics.

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Apple exploring capacitive touch buttons to control a closed MacBook

02/25/2011, 12:02 pm

Apple could add the ability to control applications like iTunes while a notebook is closed via capacitive touch buttons added to the lid of future MacBooks.

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Apple's new MacBook Pros rumored with 16GB SSD boot disk, white model could be axed

02/22/2011, 06:02 pm

With the expected launch of new MacBook Pro models on Thursday, a new report claims Apple's hardware will come with 16GB solid-state drives to quickly boot the operating system, and also says the company plans to discontinue its white polycarbonate entry-level MacBook.

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Apple exploring all-in-one MagSafe power and data connector

02/17/2011, 08:02 am

Apple could add an optical signal path to future MagSafe connectors on Macs, allowing the magnetic port to send and receive data, as well as power the device.

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Apple customer survey sparks hope for brawnier MacBook Airs with built-in 3G

02/14/2011, 07:02 pm

Apple, a company notorious for relying on its own in-house research rather than the feedback of its customers, began reaching out to select MacBook Air owners this week in a new survey that could help define future versions of the diminutive notebook, posing questions on 3G, data syncing, I/O usage, and the desire for models with more capable computing power.

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Apple doubling orders for 'hot-selling' Macbook models, suppliers say

02/10/2011, 11:02 pm

Apple's Asian manufacturing partners have seen orders for popular Macbook models as much as double, while shipments of notebooks to other brand-name vendors have failed to meet expectations, a new report claims.

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Apple quotes 4-6 weeks on MacBook Pro replacements as production likely winds down

02/08/2011, 04:02 pm

Ahead of an anticipated refresh of Apple's MacBook Pro lineup, the company has told some customers who need replacement machines they may need to wait four to six weeks for new hardware due to limited supply.

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Intel and NVIDIA settle patent dispute with 6-year $1.5B deal

01/10/2011, 11:01 pm

Intel and NVIDIA have announced a six-year $1.5 billion cross-licensing agreement that resolves a lengthy patent dispute between the two companies and could lead to close integration of NVIDIA GPUs with Intel's processors.

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Report: iPad will grow 250% in 2011 at the expense of PCs

12/31/2010, 03:12 pm

A new report claims tablet sales will more than triple next year, but says Apple will hold on to its dominant position with the iPad, jumping from 14 million units in 2010 to 36 million next year.

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