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Topic: MacBook Pro

Production ramp of Apple's next-gen MacBooks creating labor shortages in China

05/28/2012, 09:05 am

Anticipated demand for Apple's redesigned line of 2012 MacBooks is reportedly so strong that the company's Far Eastern component suppliers are facing a labor shortage as they race to produce enough parts to supply the Mac maker's production lines.


Mac-bound Retina displays will cost Apple a $92 premium from suppliers

05/16/2012, 02:05 pm

LCD screens capable of becoming Retina displays for Apple's next-generation Macs are currently available in the supply chain, but they come at a premium as high as $92 over regular screens.


Apple rumored to switch to Nvidia graphics for new MacBook Pros

05/14/2012, 10:05 pm

New reports claim to have confirmed that Apple's upcoming MacBook Pros will eschew AMD graphics processors in favor of GPUs from Nvidia.


Apple to debut thinner Retina Display MacBook Pros at WWDC

05/14/2012, 06:05 pm

Apple will reportedly debut multiple new MacBook Pro models at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June, each said to sport Retina Display-like screens and high-performance Intel Ivy Bridge processors.


Analyst expects MacBook refresh by June, next-gen iPhone by October

05/14/2012, 05:05 pm

Analyst Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray expects Apple to firm up Mac sales during the June quarter with a refresh to its MacBook, iMac and possibly MacBook Air lines, but believes that the biggest product rollout in the coming six months will be the October launch of a new iPhone.


Genesys tapped to supply USB 3.0 chips for Apple's MacBook Air

05/14/2012, 08:05 am

In a sign that Apple plans to adopt USB 3.0 in addition to Thunderbolt on its MacBook lineup, the company is said to have inked a deal with Genesys Logic for USB 3.0 card reader controller chips.


Suppliers gearing up for launch of Apple's new MacBooks in June - report

05/14/2012, 08:05 am

Apple's long-awaited update to its MacBook lineup will be announced by the company in June, when suppliers are currently preparing for their shipments to significantly rise, according to a new report.


Benchmarks hint at next-gen Ivy Bridge MacBook Pro, iMac

05/14/2012, 05:05 am

Geekbench benchmarks that appear to be from unreleased versions of Apple's MacBook Pro and iMac computers have surfaced online and serve as compelling evidence of upcoming upgrades from the company.


GameStop may start selling used Apple MacBooks

05/11/2012, 04:05 pm

U.S. gaming retailer GameStop, which already buys and resells iPhones, iPads and iPods, may soon begin buying and selling Apple's MacBooks, new details suggest.


Liquidmetal inventor says Apple is years away from using alloy

05/02/2012, 04:05 pm

The inventor of Liquidmetal guesses that it would take hundreds of millions of dollars and over three years for Apple to ready the technology necessary to mass-produce large products made from the material.


Apple predicted to discontinue 17-inch MacBook Pro

04/23/2012, 08:04 am

Though updates for the 13- and 15-inch models are on the horizon, Apple may not continue making its 17-inch MacBook Pro, according to one analyst.


'Bulk' of first wave of Intel's next-gen Ivy Bridge chips bound for desktops

04/18/2012, 02:04 am

Intel revealed on Tuesday that the first wave of its next-generation Ivy Bridge processors will feature quad-core models, the bulk of which are headed for desktop computers, followed by a second launch of dual-core chips for "mainstream notebooks."


Apple working on new power management technology for future Macs

04/17/2012, 02:04 pm

Apple's next-generation Macs will employ new power management technology that will allow devices to be more efficient and run even longer on battery power.


Domestic data shows Apple's Mac sales up 5% in March quarter

04/16/2012, 04:04 pm

The latest U.S. sales data from NPD suggests Apple's Mac sales were up 5 percent year over year during the March quarter, a number lower than some have expected.


Availability of Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pros constrained ahead of redesigned models

04/10/2012, 09:04 am

Multiple authorized resellers this week are reflecting stock outs of 15-inch MacBook Pros, suggesting that Apple is ramping down production of existing models before introducing redesigned offerings that will largely resemble the company's increasingly popular line of ultra-slim MacBook Airs.


Mac shipments slow on absence of new hardware

04/05/2012, 05:04 pm

Apple is seeing a decrease in year-to-year Mac sales due to a later than usual refresh cycle for its popular MacBook Pro line of notebooks, but analysts expect iPhone and iPad sales to offset the drop.


Apple to build 200K 15-in. MacBook Pros in April, 400K 13-in. units in June

04/03/2012, 11:04 am

Apple is gearing up to begin production of its new thinner and lighter MacBook Pros, with production of the new 15-inch model set to begin first in mid-April.


Apple rumored to mass produce new 15" MacBook Pro in April, 13" in June

03/29/2012, 03:03 am

A new report out of the Far East claims Apple is scheduled to begin mass production of a new 15-inch MacBook Pro in April, while a 13.3-inch model is rumored to enter mass production in June.


Potential Mac-bound Intel Ivy Bridge chips to launch at end of April

03/28/2012, 01:03 pm

A slew of mobile and desktop CPUs from Intel's forthcoming Ivy Bridge lineup are set to launch on April 29, potentially signaling when Apple could refresh some of its Mac lineup.


OS X Lion tested with unreleased Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge chip

03/23/2012, 03:03 pm

A modified version of OS X 10.7.3 has been tested with an unreleased Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge chip, giving a first indication of how Apple's next-generation Macs will perform.