Topic: Current Hardware
Apple continues to experiment with super-low pricing as new $1,099 iMac already discounted to $979, $830 for students
06/24/2014, 12:06 pm
Through its indirect channel of trusted resellers, Apple has become increasingly aggressive on Mac pricing in 2014, offering discounts that go well beyond historical trends. That continues with big savings on the company's new iMac released just last week -- a pattern that suggests the company is actively experimenting with lower price points across multiple product families.
06/18/2014, 08:06 pm
Hours after Apple released its low-cost 21.5-inch iMac on Wednesday, a teardown of the all-in-one desktop reveals users will be unable to easily upgrade system memory as the compute's RAM modules are soldered onto the logic board.
06/18/2014, 09:06 am
Apple fans hoping for significant Mac upgrades have been disappointed thus far in 2014, thanks in part to a lack of next-generation chips from Intel. That trend continued on Wednesday with the launch of a new low-end iMac that's focused on price rather than specs.
06/18/2014, 08:06 am
Apple on Wednesday formally launched its anticipated new low-end 21.5-inch iMac with a lower entry price of $1,099, boasting a 1.4-gigahertz dual-core Intel Core i5 CPU, a 500-gigabyte hard drive, and 8 gigabytes of RAM.
06/18/2014, 07:06 am
With Apple's online store down Wednesday morning, the company appears set to debut a new iMac desktop, with one last-minute leak revealing alleged specifications of a new low-end 21.5-inch model, sporting a slower and more affordable dual-core 1.4-gigahertz processor.
06/18/2014, 11:06 pm
Best Buy for the next few weeks is serving up coupons to students that knock $150 off Apple's MacBooks & iMacs, and $50 off iPad Airs and iPad minis -- effectively dropping the entry-level buy-in cost to owning a MacBook to $650 and an iPad (mini with Retina display) to $330. [Update: Best Buy has now cut WiFi iPad mini even further, yielding $300 16GB models with student coupons]
06/11/2014, 10:06 am
Professional Mac users can now get their hands on the company's all-new Mac Pro in as little as two days, as shipping times for the desktop flagship's standard configurations have dropped to 24 hours for the first time since it went on sale six months ago.
06/11/2014, 02:06 am
Apple is reportedly preparing to refresh the iMac lineup next week, though changes expected for the company's all-in-one desktop are thought to be minor component upgrades and processor speed boosts.
06/10/2014, 05:06 pm
One day after Apple released an SMC update for 2013 MacBook Airs, the company on Tuesday issued an EFI firmware update for late-model machines, fixing a memory-related problem that can cause systems to randomly reboot.
06/09/2014, 05:06 pm
Apple on Monday released a new system management controller (SMC) for its MacBook Air line of ultraportables, targeting an issues related to unexpected battery drain experienced by some mid-2013 models.
Killer Deals: $89-$109 off iPad Airs, up to $300 off MacBook Pros, up to $200 off MacBook Airs, more...
06/09/2014, 11:06 pm
Post WWDC Monday has delivered a number of killer Apple-related deals from the company's partners, including $70 off 16GB iPad minis with Retina display, $200-$300 off a number of high-end MacBook Pros with Retina display, 11-inch MacBook Airs for $799, 13-inch MacBook Airs for $899, Apple TV and iTunes Gift Card bundles, iTunes Gift Card discounts, price-slashed unlocked iPads and more.
06/06/2014, 01:06 pm
Apple CEO Tim Cook dropped in on the Austin, Texas facility that manufactures the new Mac Pro on Thursday, watching as technicians assembled the powerful desktop computers before expressing his appreciation for the new "Made in the USA" approach.
06/02/2014, 10:06 pm
The kick-off of Apple's 2014 developer conference has lead to a number of Apple discounts from the company's partners, including $355 off a powerful 15" MacBook Pro Retina with AppleCare, refurbished Beats Solo HDs for $79.99, in addition to a number of discounted iPad and iMac models.
05/24/2014, 05:05 am
More than six months after Apple debuted its redesigned Mac Pro, the company has finally caught up with demand and is estimating ship times of three to five days on base configurations sold through the Online Apple Store.
05/20/2014, 06:05 pm
With the concerted effort Apple put into redesigning its flagship Mac Pro desktop, the company was able to shrink chassis size substantially compared previous designs. WaterField Designs is taking advantage of the hard work in a new case made to transport the powerful machine into the field.
05/13/2014, 07:05 pm
With an increasing number of early-2011 MacBook Pros suffering from what appears to be similar issues relating to built-in discrete AMD video cards, owners are now calling for a replacement program.
05/12/2014, 11:05 pm
Nearly two dozen configurations of Apple's new 11- and 13-inch MacBook Airs are now in stock and available to ship from Apple's reseller channel at the lowest prices anywhere, with tax savings to boot. Meanwhile, another two dozen MacBook Pro configurations -- some with fresh price drops -- are also now available with the same cost-saving benefits, as are a few remaining Air closeouts starting at just $780.
05/08/2014, 08:05 pm
For the third week in a row, Apple has lowered ship-by times for its flagship Mac Pro desktop, with the latest two to three week estimates suggesting the company is quickly catching up with demand.
05/04/2014, 12:05 pm
With last week's release of new and cheaper MacBook Air models, authorized Apple reseller Best Buy has undercut those prices, offering discounts on the latest refresh, as well as deep price cuts on the previous-generation models, which now start at just $759 plus tax.
05/01/2014, 06:05 pm
Exactly one week after Apple improved shipping estimates for its flagship Mac Pro desktop to three to five weeks, the company has again cut down on wait times with orders now showing delivery dates of less than one month.