Topic: Current Hardware
08/04/2014, 07:08 pm
Continuing a trend of delivering the most cost effective Macs in its history, Apple last week introduced its more aggressively-priced 2014 family of MacBook Pros and then sweetened the pot less than a week later by authorizing additional price cuts on the new models through its resellers, which are now translating to $100 - $350 net savings for users of the AI Price Guides.
08/01/2014, 11:08 am
Apple's latest television advertisement -- which shows a number of MacBook Airs that have been customized by their owners with fanciful stickers -- has reportedly been a boon for shops that sell the vinyl decals, with some receiving four times as many orders as they did before the ad's release.
07/30/2014, 05:07 pm
Apple on Wednesday rereleased a recent MacBook Air EFI update targeting sleep-from-wake problems after a flawed initial rollout caused some machines to crash unexpectedly.
07/29/2014, 10:07 pm
Apple's much-anticipated 2014 family of MacBook Pros introduced Tuesday are on their way to the company's largest authorized resellers, and AI has teamed up with a pair of them to offer the lowest prices anywhere on not only the five standard retail configurations but over two dozen custom configurations, including those that come with 3-Years of AppleCare.
07/29/2014, 06:07 pm
Hours after Apple released its refreshed MacBook Pro with Retina display lineup, aftermarket parts reseller Other World Computing has SSD speed test results for both 13-inch and 15-inch models, as well as photos of a partial teardown.
07/29/2014, 01:07 pm
Hardware updates to the Mac lineup thus far in 2014 have been generally unexciting, and yet Apple has still achieved record sales this year, as consumers are seeing plenty to like about the company's newest and more affordable computers.
07/29/2014, 08:07 am
Though it lacks a Retina display and features a thicker, heavier design, spinning hard drive, and a CD/DVD SuperDrive, Apple's legacy MacBook Pro survived the company's latest round of updates on Tuesday, and was even given a $100 price cut to $1,099.
07/29/2014, 05:07 am
Apple on Tuesday refreshed its MacBook Pro with Retina display line of laptops, bringing faster Intel Haswell processors and, for the 15-inch models and entry 13-inch model, double the standard memory.
07/22/2014, 08:07 pm
It appears Apple's most recent EFI update for mid-2011 Mac Book Air models contains a bug that in some cases fails to install, or more seriously creates system crashes.
07/21/2014, 05:07 pm
Apple on Monday posted an EFI update for its thin-and-light MacBook Air, addressing two wake from sleep issues including a rare problem that causes the computer's fans to spin at full speed unnecessarily.
Deals: 7-10% off CTO Retina MacBook Pros, $859 13" MacBook Air; $101 off 32GB AT&T iPad Airs, $350 off iPhone 5 refurbs
07/18/2014, 01:07 pm
With the back-to-school season nearing full-swing, AI's Price Guides and Deal Tracker continue to rack up exclusive, industry-low prices on many of Apple's most popular Macs, iPads and iPhones. This include 7-10% instant saving on dozens of custom configured MacBook Pros with Retina display, sub-$860 13-inch MacBook Airs, $200-$350 off Apple Certified Refurbished iPhone 5 handsets, and $100 off 32GB AT&T iPad Airs.
Killer Deal: Save up to $250 on Apple's new Macs plus get a 3-Year AppleCare Protection Plan for free (up to $749 off 2013 MacBook Pros)
07/14/2014, 04:07 pm
As part of its ongoing effort to deliver the lowest prices anywhere on Apple's Macs and iOS devices, AppleInsider is teaming up with Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama to give away 3-Year AppleCare Protection Plans with the purchase of each Mac from now till Aug. 12th. When combined with instant discounts of up to $250 on the Macs themselves, plus added tax-savings benefits in 48 of 50 states, the average savings from this promotion range from $300 and $800 off MSRP.
Apple's surprising sales in emerging markets like China & Latin America keep Mac growth ahead of PC market
07/14/2014, 08:07 am
Sales growth for Apple's Mac platform has outpaced the PC market for the 31st time in the past 32 quarters, keeping the trend alive. But surprisingly, Apple's premium-priced computers were actually driven by growth in emerging markets last quarter, new data shows.
07/09/2014, 04:07 pm
Apple's share of the U.S. computer market slipped again during the second quarter of 2014 despite a global trend towards growth in the PC marketplace after tablets like the iPad cannibalized sales.
07/02/2014, 02:07 am
Apple on Tuesday introduced the first official hardware security adapter specifically designed for the late-2013 Mac Pro, offering owners basic protection against theft and tampering.
06/26/2014, 02:06 pm
With the September time frame expected to delivery a plethora of new and refreshed products from Apple, an increasing number of the company's current offerings are seeing sporadic but significant price cuts like todays: $300 discounts on both a 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro, $90 off 32GB WiFi + AT&T iPad Airs, two iMacs for under $1000, and Apple TV for just $79.99.
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.