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Apple schedules secret retail employee meeting this weekend [u]

02/22/2011, 08:02 am

Apple has asked its retail employees to sign non-disclosure agreements ahead of an all-hands meeting likely to be held later this week, AppleInsider has been told [updated with new details].

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Rumor has Apple's new MacBook Pros booting from fast SSDs with larger trackpads

02/21/2011, 04:02 pm

A new rumor attributed to unnamed sources says the coming refresh of MacBook Pros will feature larger trackpads and boot from SSD, even on models equipped with a conventional hard disk drive.

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Apple's MacBook Pro ship times slip to 3-5 days ahead of refresh

02/21/2011, 03:02 am

On the heels of of an imminent update to Apple's MacBook Pro lineup, Apple has bumped ship times for all US orders of its line of professional notebooks to three to five business days.

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Apple tells some stores to expect 'sealed packages' early this week

02/20/2011, 03:02 pm

Evidence that Apple plans to introduce new MacBook Pro notebooks as early as this week continues to mount, with the company reportedly providing some dealers with strict warnings not to breach the integrity of sealed pallet shipments that may begin arriving as early as tomorrow.

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Apple partner Best Buy listing 5 new MacBook Pro SKUs and price points

02/20/2011, 01:02 pm

Best Buy, one of the largest resellers authorized to sell Apple's Mac family of products, is listing this weekend five new stock keeping units for Mac notebooks at price points ranging from $1,199 to $2,499.

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Apple to announce new high-speed connector for Macs, report claims

02/20/2011, 12:02 pm

Apple is on the verge of introducing a new high-speed connection to some of its Mac computing lines, according to report that speculates the announcement could accompany revised MacBook Pros expected as early as next week.

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Apple gearing up for major product launch as early as next week - sources

02/18/2011, 02:02 pm

With inventory of its existing MacBook Pro notebooks becoming increasingly constrained with each passing day, Apple may be evaluating the possibility of launching revised models before month's end, AppleInsider has learned.

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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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Unaffected by Intel chip issues, Apple increases notebook orders - report

02/16/2011, 07:02 am

Shipments of notebooks reached Apple's expectations in January, and the MacBook maker plans to increase its orders for the first quarter of calendar 2011, providing further evidence that the company is largely unaffected by an Intel chipset design error, according to a new report.

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Apple's new MacBook Pros in production, due by early March - sources

02/15/2011, 08:02 pm

The first major overhaul to Apple's MacBook Pro line in nearly a year is on the cusp of fruition, with production actively underway and volume shipments to begin as early as the first week of March, AppleInsider has been told.

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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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Source: Intel error pinches Apple's MacBook Pro updates but delays minor

02/11/2011, 11:02 pm

A widely publicized chip design error on Intel's part has disrupted Apple's plans for its next-generation MacBook Pro models, but the impact will be largely immaterial to both the company's bottom line and its customers, AppleInsider has been told.

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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 resumes shipment of chipsets for systems not affected by design issue

02/08/2011, 07:02 am

Intel has resumed shipments of Series 6 chipsets for Sandy Bridge-powered PC system configurations not impacted by a recently disclosed design flaw, though systems that are affected by the error must wait for new parts to begin shipping in mid-February.

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Intel error also affects mobile, could delay Apple's next-gen MacBook Pros

02/01/2011, 02:02 pm

Intel's chipset troubles for its new Sandy Bridge processors affect both desktop and mobile machines, AppleInsider has learned, placing into question the timing of updates to both Apple's MacBook Pro line of notebooks and iMac desktops.

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Apple restricting employee vacations as first 2011 products loom

01/05/2011, 07:01 pm

Apple is quietly prohibiting vacation days for some retail employees for three weeks beginning later this month, a move that could foreshadow a significant product introduction in the coming weeks, AppleInsider has learned.

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Redesigned MacBook Pro, iMac may come in first half of 2011

12/15/2010, 11:12 pm

A new report out of the Far East claims Apple plans to launch redesigned MacBook Pro and iMac models in the first half of 2011.

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Apple to use Intel's Sandy Bridge without Nvidia GPUs in new MacBooks

12/09/2010, 09:12 am

Future MacBooks set to arrive in 2011 will rely on Intel's forthcoming Sandy Bridge processor, which means Nvidia's graphics processors will not be included in at least some models 13 inches and under, according to a new report.

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Classifying iPad as mobile PC makes Apple No. 3 worldwide manufacturer

12/07/2010, 02:12 pm

If the iPad is categorized as equivalent to a traditional laptop, Apple is the largest mobile PC seller in the U.S., and the third-largest worldwide.

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