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Apple releases MacBook Pro firmware in update to address battery issues

02/12/2013, 04:02 pm

In the second MacBook Pro firmware update in as many weeks, Apple on Tuesday released version 1.7 of its MacBook Pro SMC Firmware to patch a problem regarding the laptops' built-in battery.

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Apple notebook fire sale continues with $1,499 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display

02/09/2013, 11:02 pm

The entry-level price for an Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display has been unofficially slashed by $200 to just $1,499, as the company continues to work with its indirect sales channel to push units on the back of a lackluster quarter for Mac sales in general.

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Test finds Surface Pro's storage space comparable to MacBook Air

02/07/2013, 10:02 pm

After wide-ranging media reports bashed Microsoft over questionable claims regarding the new Surface Pro's built-in flash storage, a side-by-side comparison between the tablet and Apple's 11.6-inch MacBook Air reveal the two devices share the same amount of disk space.

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MacMall kicks off free overnight shipping on lowest priced MacBook Pros & MacBook Airs

02/05/2013, 11:02 pm

MacMall on Tuesday launched a four-day promotion offering free overnight shipping on all Apple MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros, both of which are offered to AppleInsider readers at the lowest prices anywhere through exclusive coupon code APPINSDRMWB37994.

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iMac ship times slip again in Europe on supply issues but U.S. retailers shipping all models

02/04/2013, 08:02 am

Estimated shipping times for Apple's thinner iMac continue to slip, as the 27-inch model is now advertised to arrive in Europe in 4 to 6 weeks, while the 21.5-inch model has been delayed to between 3 and 4 weeks.

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Amazon, MacMall drop Retina pricing; Best prices anywhere on all MacBooks with new coupon

02/01/2013, 11:02 pm

Apple resellers this week continued the trend of aggressive price drops on Macs, slashing 2.3GHz 15" MacBook Pro with Retina by $200, while MacMall cut a fully loaded 2.5GHz 13.3" Retina by over $300. Meanwhile, February's new MacMall coupons for AI readers offer the lowest prices anywhere on all other MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros -- and they won't be beat, anywhere.

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Apple to cease European Mac Pro sales March 1 due to regulatory requirements

01/31/2013, 12:01 pm

Sales of Apple's Mac Pro desktop will stop in Europe on March 1 because of new regulatory requirements in the region.

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Some 21- and 27-inch iMacs begin trickling into Apple's reseller channels

01/27/2013, 01:01 pm

Several of Apple's retail partners are for the first time Sunday reflecting some availability of the company's iMac models first introduced over three months ago, including a handful of customized 21" models in addition to the $1799 27" model.

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Rumor: Apple suppliers solve iMac production problems, strong sales projected

01/25/2013, 01:01 pm

A new report holds that Apple's component suppliers have solved the production problems keeping stocks of the company's new iMac models low, and Apple will supposedly see strong sales of its signature desktop in the quarter to come.

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Best Buy takes Mac price cuts further: $200 off all MacBook Airs for 2 days

01/25/2013, 11:01 am

Just days after triggering a sweeping series of MacBook price cuts in Apple's reseller channel, big-box retailer Best Buy on Friday went a step further Friday when it kicked off a special two-day sale, slashing Apple's MacBook Air lineup by $200 across the board, with the entry-level 64-gigabyte model now available for just $799.99.

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Apple resellers instate broad price cuts on MacBooks amid concerns of slowing growth

01/23/2013, 01:01 pm

With whispers of slowing growth in Apple's Mac business gaining traction and overall sentiment surrounding the company at its lowest levels in roughly a decade, several of its largest resellers this week instated unusually steep price cuts on almost all sub-$2000 MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs.

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Estimated delivery times for Apple's 21.5" iMac begin slipping

01/21/2013, 01:01 pm

New orders of Apple's 21.5-inch desktop iMac are now advertised to ship in 2 to 3 weeks to U.K. customers, suggesting production problems remain for the all-in-one desktop.

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Refurbished 13" Retina MacBook Pros now in stock through Online Apple Store

01/17/2013, 06:01 pm

In an update to its online storefront on on Thursday, Apple added a number of 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display models to the refurbished Mac section, with the certified laptops offering savings of up to $410 off list price.

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Thunderbolt still a 'niche' due to Intel licensing requirements

01/15/2013, 01:01 pm

A number of factors have played a part in the small selection of available Thunderbolt accessories, but the most significant may be Intel's lengthy licensing and certification process.

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Apple wins patent for glass-on-metal trackpad designed by Jobs & Ive

01/15/2013, 09:01 am

Apple on Tuesday was awarded a patent for the design of the glass trackpad atop the aluminum unibody enclosure of its MacBook lineup.

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US Mac shipments didn't shrink in holiday quarter, they grew 5%, Gartner says

01/14/2013, 08:01 am

Gartner on Monday contradicted its rival IDC and claimed that domestic Mac shipments actually grew for Apple by 5 percent year over year in the holiday quarter.

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Latest PC estimates don't account for Apple's growing international share

01/11/2013, 01:01 pm

Estimated Mac shipments for Apple declined 0.2 percent year over year in the U.S., according to IDC. But those figures don't account for international shipments, where Apple is expected to see more growth.

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Site News: Mac Bundles tab added to Price Guide; $283 off loaded 13" MB Pro Retina

01/11/2013, 11:01 pm

Over the past week, AppleInsider has expanded its Apple Price Guide to include a new tab for Mac Bundles, where readers can find -- and request -- exclusive Mac hardware bundles at significant discount (currently up to $450 of list price). Separately, readers can take advantage of our 3% coupons and a price drop on a fully-loaded 13" MacBook Pro Retina to save nearly $300 on that unit alone.

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Apple's 27" iMacs continue to face production issues

01/10/2013, 03:01 pm

Apple is still facing manufacturing issues with its new big-screen 27-inch iMac, though a report claims the issue could start to improve in February.

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G-Technology announces new high-performance portable Mac drives

01/07/2013, 11:01 am

External storage for Macintosh-based content creators just got a bit bigger with the release of new 1- and 2-terabyte storage devices from G-Technology.

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