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Topic: Current Hardware

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.

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Mac sales continue to slide in Q2 as overall PC market rebounds [Update: Numbers refuted]

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.

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Apple debuts $50 security lock adapter for redesigned late-2013 Mac Pro

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.

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Deals: $300 off MacBook Pros, $90-$120 off iPad Airs, Apple TV for $80, GoPro Hero3 for $280

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.

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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.

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Teardown of Apple's low-end iMac reveals non-upgradeable soldered RAM

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.

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With dearth of major chip upgrades from Intel, Apple opts for cheaper Macs in 2014

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.

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Apple makes new low-end 1.4GHz iMac official with $1,099 starting price

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.

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Apple set to launch new low-end 21.5" iMac with dual-core 1.4GHz Intel Core i5 CPU

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.

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Best Buy student coupons cut new MacBook Airs to record low $650, Retina iPad minis to $300 [u]

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]

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Apple catches up with Mac Pro demand, shipping times fall to 24 hours

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.

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Rumor: Apple to refresh iMac lineup next week with possible CPU speed boosts

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.

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Apple issues MacBook Air EFI update to address random reboots, sleep/wake reliability

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.

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Apple issues MacBook Air SMC update to fix battery drain issues

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.

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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.

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Tim Cook lauds 'American manufacturing expertise' during visit to Texas Mac Pro factory

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.

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WWDC Deals: $250 off 15" MacBook Pro, $239 iPad mini, $80 Beats, $999 iMac & more

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.

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Apple's Mac Pro ship times fall below one week for first time since launch

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.

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WaterField Designs' Mac Pro Go Case keeps Apple's desktop safe during transport

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.

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Apple remains mum as complaints mount over 2011 MacBook Pro GPU failures

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.

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