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Topic: Current Hardware

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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Apple's super-slim iMacs remain in short supply months following their introduction

01/07/2013, 10:01 am

More than a month after the launch of the new iMac, Apple still cannot provide adequate supply of its redesigned desktop, as resellers remain completely barren.

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Apple now selling refurbished 15" Retina MacBook Pros at over $550 off list price

01/05/2013, 03:01 am

Apple this week began selling refurbished 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display units through its online store, with savings coming in at over $300 for entry-level models to over $550 for fully-upgraded machine.

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Apple's Fusion Drive now available on new entry-level 21.5" iMac orders

01/05/2013, 03:01 am

Apple is now offering the Fusion Drive as a build-to-order option when ordering the most affordable 2.7GHz 21.5-inch iMac model, a change in availability from October when the system was limited to high-end versions and the 27-inch iMac.

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US MacBook sales drop 6% over 2012 holidays, NPD says

01/04/2013, 11:01 am

In spite of discounts on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and even Thanksgiving Day, Apple's MacBook line of computers saw a 6 percent decrease in U.S. sales over the five-week-long 2012 holiday sales period.

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Apple's new iMac confirmed to be incompatible with VESA mounts

12/21/2012, 01:12 am

In somewhat of a regression in function from its predecessors, it has been confirmed that Apple's new iMac line of all-in-one desktops are not compatible with mounts certified by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA).

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21-inch iMacs sold out at Amazon, inventory still available at B&H [u]

12/17/2012, 09:12 am

Update: Amazon has now sold out of the 21.5-inch iMac, but AppleInsider partner B&H does still have the $1,499 model in stock, as can be seen in the Mac Price Guide below. We'll update readers if more inventory becomes available.

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Need a new 21" iMac before Christmas? Find out where to buy here [updated]

12/16/2012, 01:12 pm

With Apple still reflecting backlog of 7-10 business days on new 21-inch iMacs, readers looking to purchase one of the super slim desktops for guaranteed delivery ahead Christmas can place orders through some retailers to receive their shipment before Christmas.

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B&H offering $120 off WD 6TB My Thunderbolt Duo Dual-Drive

12/11/2012, 11:12 am

AppleInsider partner B&H is currently offering Western Digital's 6-terabyte My Thunderbolt Duo Dual-Drive Storage System for $479 with free shipping. That's $120 off the regular price of $599 while supplies last. The accessory comes with dual Thunderbolt ports capable of up to 10 Gb/s data transfer rates.

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Apple addresses 2012 Mac mini HDMI flicker issues with software update

12/10/2012, 03:12 pm

Apple on Monday released a software update for owners of its recently updated Mac mini desktop, addressing an issue that would cause a connected screen to flicker.

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