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Topic: Current Hardware

Report confirms new 27" 5K iMac supports up to 64GB of RAM, 21.5" 4K iMac limited to soldered-on RAM

10/13/2015, 10:10 pm

Aftermarket Mac solutions specialist Other World Computing on Tuesday confirmed the recently released 27-inch iMac models support a maximum 64GB of RAM, double that of previous generation models, while the new 21.5-inch 4K iMac comes with soldered-on RAM.


Apple's renowned attention to detail led designers to fret over the sound of sliding new Magic Mouse 2

10/13/2015, 02:10 pm

Designers at Apple spent months time and considerable effort to create the perfect sound heard when gliding the new Magic Mouse 2 across a desk -- a small but crucial element of the product, and yet another example of how the company focuses on all details.


Apple's 'Then and Now' page compares original 1998 iMac with 2015 models

10/13/2015, 12:10 pm

To help market its latest iMacs, Apple on Tuesday posted a "Then and Now" page on its website, showcasing how far the product has come from 1998's original "gumdrop" iMac.


Apple's redesigned Magic Mouse 2 & Magic Keyboard gain integrated batteries, Lightning ports

10/13/2015, 09:10 am

Apple's second-generation Magic Mouse and rebranded Magic Keyboard both feature rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and are recharged by Lightning cables, as part of a fall 2015 redesign of both Mac desktop accessories.


Apple upgrades all 27-inch iMacs to 5K Retina displays & Intel Skylake CPUs, starting at $1,799

10/13/2015, 09:10 am

As part of a host of updates to the iMac lineup on Tuesday, Apple upgraded all of its 27-inch iMac models to not only high-resolution 5K Retina displays, but also Intel's latest-generation Skylake processors, priced starting at $1,799.


Apple brings Force Touch to the desktop with new $129 Magic Trackpad 2

10/13/2015, 08:10 am

Apple's updated iMacs have the option of shipping with the all-new Magic Trackpad 2, which features a larger surface and features Force Touch input, bringing it in line with Apple's latest MacBook Pro and 12-inch MacBook with Retina display models.


Apple launches 21.5-inch iMac with Retina 4K display, starting at $1,499

10/13/2015, 08:10 am

Apple on Tuesday updated its smaller all-in-one iMac desktop with a high-resolution Retina 4K display, packing 9.4 million pixels into its 21.5-inch screen.


Mac gains marketshare in third quarter amid continued PC market slide

10/08/2015, 04:10 pm

Apple saw its worldwide Mac sales rise 1.5 percent over the third quarter of 2015, while U.S. shipments jumped 7.3 percent, bucking an ongoing downward trend in the overall PC marketplace.


New iMac models with upgraded CPUs & displays to drive 1M unit sales in Q3, analyst says

08/03/2015, 03:08 am

Apple is expected to grow iMac sales to one million units during the upcoming quarter on the back of new, more powerful models with enhanced display technology, according to well-connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.


Rumor: Supply chain expects Apple to grow Mac production in second half of 2015

07/23/2015, 12:07 pm

Apple's Mac orders with suppliers have remained constant, and are expected to increase overall during the second half of the year, heading into the lucrative holiday shopping season, according to a new rumor out of Apple's supply chain.


Apple's Back to School 2015 promo offers $200 Beats Solo2 headphones with purchase of new Mac

07/23/2015, 10:07 am

Apple on Thursday launched its awaited Back to School 2015 promotion, offering a free pair of Beats Solo2 wired headphones, valued at $200, with the purchase of a new Mac.


Apple fixes 2015 MacBook Pro flash storage issue in firmware update

07/22/2015, 05:07 pm

Apple on Wednesday pushed out a MacBook Pro firmware update to address issues users of 2015 models were seeing with corrupted data.


Apple's new iPod touch debuts underclocked but powerful A8 SoC, Bluetooth 4.1

07/15/2015, 06:07 pm

Wednesday's iPod touch release marked a number of firsts for Apple, including two major modifications to existing technologies in an underclocked A8 system-on-chip silicon and a communications package boasting the Bluetooth 4.1 Core Specification.


Apple releases Mac mini EMI firmware update to fix USB keyboard issue

07/15/2015, 04:07 pm

Apple on Wednesday released an EMI update for Mac mini, addressing an issue that could in some cases prevent a USB keyboard from being recognized when waking from sleep.


Retina MacBook Pro owners plagued by supposed screen coating damage, call on Apple to take action

07/10/2015, 08:07 pm

A small cadre of Retina MacBook Pro owners are calling for Apple to replace or repair their laptops after discovering what appears to be irreparable damage to an antireflective screen coating layer, a problem the group has dubbed "staingate."


Mac sales up 16.1% in June quarter as overall PC market continues slump

07/09/2015, 04:07 pm

Continuing to buck trends, Mac sales rose 16.1 percent year-over-year in the June quarter even as the PC industry as a whole shrank 11.8 percent, according to new estimates published on Thursday by research firm IDC.


AppleCare for Mac now covers batteries retaining less than 80% charge

06/29/2015, 10:06 pm

In a minor change to its AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac policy on Monday, Apple is now replacing non-removable MacBook batteries that retain less than 80 percent of their original charge.


Apple will replace some faulty 3TB iMac hard drives under new repair program

06/19/2015, 02:06 pm

Apple on Friday announced that some iMac owners whose machines are equipped with a 3-terabyte hard drive may be eligible to have their drive replaced free of charge, as those drives "may fail under certain conditions."


Apple provides glimpse of manufacturing, customer support operations in Ireland

06/01/2015, 02:06 pm

Apple has given local media a rare look inside its European headquarters in Cork, Ireland, where workers assemble iMacs for the Old Continent and provide sales and support services to customers in Europe.


Apple adds 5K support to MacBook Pro as target display mode remains absent for Retina iMac

05/28/2015, 01:05 pm

The new 15-inch MacBook Pro has become the third Apple computer to ship with the ability to drive high-resolution 5K displays, but Apple's flagship 5K device -- the iMac with Retina 5K display --continues to lack the popular target display mode feature.