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Topic: Current Hardware

Best Buy, Amazon knock 10% off Apple's MacBook Airs & iMacs for Mother's Day

05/11/2013, 11:05 am

Weekend discounts on Apple's personal computer family continue this month, as Apple works with partners like big-box retailer Best Buy to push sales of Macs in the face of weak global demand, and a bearish outlook for the consumer PC business in general.

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Best Buy MacBook Pro sale helps push down prices on 13" Retina models

05/06/2013, 10:05 am

Apple and Best Buy have again teamed for a week-long MacBook Pro sale, not only helping the Mac maker push units in an unfavorable climate for the PC market, but also helping to driving down prices for consumers even further at competing resellers.

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Apple adds 256GB, 512GB flash storage upgrade options for iMac

05/02/2013, 10:05 am

Build-to-order iMac options from Apple's official online store now include either 256 or 512 gigabytes of flash storage for both the 21.5- and 27-inch models.

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Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock for Mac now shipping for $299

04/30/2013, 08:04 am

The Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock, first announced in January of 2012, is now available for purchase for $299, more than a year after the Mac accessory was unveiled.

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AI readers now get lowest prices on Apple's iMacs & MacBooks with new coupons

04/26/2013, 11:04 pm

AppleInsider, which has long teamed with Apple Authorized Reseller MacMall to offer the lowest prices anywhere on Apple's MacBook family through the addition of exclusive 3% discount coupons, is pleased to announce that those coupons have now been extended to the iMac family.

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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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