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Topic: Current Hardware

Apple's MacBook Pro named 'Best Performing Windows Laptop' by IT company

04/24/2013, 07:04 pm

According to PC management services company Soluto, "in the field" testing has revealed an Apple-built laptop to be the number one performing Windows machine as of April 2013, despite not being optimized for the operating system.

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Tim Cook admits he wishes Apple had held launch of new iMac until 2013

04/23/2013, 06:04 pm

In a rare public admission of hindsight, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said on Tuesday that he wishes his company had waited until 2013 to launch its redesigned iMac, which remained in short supply through the end of 2012.

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RadioShack expands sales of Apple's Mac peripherals and accessories

04/20/2013, 12:04 am

In an expansion to its existing Apple product lineup, which was previously limited to iOS devices and accessories, as well as a handful of Mac-compatible wares, RadioShack quietly initiated sales of new Mac peripherals like MacBook Pro power adapters.

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Rumor: Apple halts Mac component orders, is less 'aggressive' looking forward

04/18/2013, 09:04 am

Apple has reportedly stopped placing component orders for its Mac line of desktops and notebooks, leaving suppliers in the lurch and observers wondering what the impact will be on the company's bottom line.

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PC gross margins expected to decline as sales shrink, Dell goes private

04/15/2013, 02:04 pm

The struggling PC market is forecast to go from bad to worse, as one analyst believes a number of market factors will push gross margins even lower in the already-cutthroat business.

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Consolidation in struggling PC market considered 'inevitable' as sales plummet

04/11/2013, 02:04 pm

As the PC market continues to shrink even after the heavily hyped launch of Microsoft's Windows 8, consolidation among hardware makers and an industry-wide shakeup is likely "inevitable" in the coming years, according to a new analysis.

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Nearly half of all U.S. teens own an iPhone, 62 percent plan to buy one

04/09/2013, 07:04 pm

A new study released by Piper Jaffray on Tuesday notes the iPhone is once again at the top of the heap for U.S. teens, with 48 percent owning a version of the smartphone, while 62 percent said they planned to make the Apple handset their next phone.

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Apple now selling refurbished redesigned 27" iMacs at over $400 off list

04/08/2013, 10:04 pm

The Online Apple Store is now selling refurbished versions of the newly redesigned 27-inch iMac, with a variety of configurations offering savings of up to $400 off retail pricing.

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Killer deal: 13" MacBook Pro with Retina display falls to $1299

03/28/2013, 10:03 pm

Portable Mac prices continue their downward trend, as one authorized reseller has dropped the price on Apple's entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display to just $1,299, a savings of $200.

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Chromebook pixel count spurs Apple marketing shift

03/24/2013, 11:03 am

Google's Chromebook Pixel outperforms Apple's Retina MacBooks in one particular spec, and Apple recently changed the way it markets its notebooks to reflect that reality.

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Deals: Steeply cut MacBook Pro Retinas almost gone; $319 iPad minis, $899 13" MacBook Air, more [u]

03/19/2013, 11:03 pm

A handful of MacBook Pro configurations that received steep price cuts several weeks ago are nearly sold out and won't be replenished after having been discontinued by Apple. Meanwhile, the Mac maker is blowing out hundreds of refurbished 13" MacBook Airs for $899, in addition to several other models and iPads, all of which have now been added to our price guides.

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Improved iMac supply propels Apple's Mac sales up 14%

03/18/2013, 03:03 pm

After a disappointing holiday quarter, signs continue to show that Mac sales are on the rebound, with the latest data from the NPD Group revealing a 14% year over year increase in January and February.

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Apple makes new iMac available to employees at discounted price

03/14/2013, 11:03 pm

Apple on Thursday added the newly redesigned iMac to the company's Employee Purchase Plan program which offers workers a $500 savings every three years on eligible Mac hardware, a savings that is applied on top of their usual 25 percent discount.

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Apple squashes fan control, framerate & Power Nap bugs in 15" Retina MacBook Pro update

03/14/2013, 02:03 pm

Apple on Thursday issued a software update for owners of its 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, fixing a number of bugs, including one that could affect system fan control.

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Apple now offering iMacs with built-in VESA mount adapters for $40 premium

03/14/2013, 07:03 am

Apple recently updated its online store to reflect availability of a new VESA mount-compatible iMac, with the tweaked version of the thin all-in-one costing in at $40 more than standard models.

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Apple's 'secret' eBay store undercuts company's own refurb store by $100

03/08/2013, 10:03 pm

Apple's somewhat unofficial eBay store has begun undercutting the company's own refurbished prices, offering MacBooks for up to $100 less, and savings of up to $50 on iPads and iPods.

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Users report fan speed issues with Apple's latest Retina MacBook Pros

03/08/2013, 11:03 am

Apple's newly refreshed MacBook Pro models with Retina displays may be affected by an issue that causes the cooling fan speed to unexpectedly spike, users say.

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Apple updates education only 21.5" iMac model, bumps price to $1,099

03/05/2013, 05:03 pm

In an update to its traditional special priced Mac offerings targeted at educational institutions, Apple is now offering the newly redesigned 21.5-inch iMac with a 3.3GHz dual-core Intel i3 processor, 4GB of RAM and a 500GB HDD for $1,099.

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New iMac orders now ship within 24 hours from Apple's North American stores

03/05/2013, 12:03 pm

Both the 21.5- and 27-inch version of the newly redesigned iMac now ship within one day from Apple's online stores in the U.S. and Canada.

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iMac shipping times improve in Europe, but still take longer than Apple's US store

03/04/2013, 10:03 am

iMac orders in Europe are now estimated to ship in as little as 5 to 7 business days, a major improvement over previous estimates, but a number that still lags behind Apple's turnaround in the U.S.

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