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Apple's next product splash slated for second half of October

09/17/2014, 09:01:00 AM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Though the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch have been formally introduced, Apple is far from calling it quits on 2014, with the company's next major product unveiling expected to take place around mid-to-late October, AppleInsider has learned.

Apple Watch, AirDrop, iBeacon & Continuity coax advanced features from Bluetooth & WiFi

09/15/2014, 04:37:08 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Over the past few years, Apple has released a series of OS technologies that connect devices using Bluetooth, WiFi or a combination of the two wireless technologies. Here's how the new Apple Watch--as well as AirDrop, iBeacon and the new Continuity features of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite--work to deliver simple, efficient and fast wireless connectivity, in marked contrast to Google's rival efforts for Android.

Review: Apple's mid-2014 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display

09/07/2014, 01:07:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

Like the updated mid-2014 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, Apple's latest 15-inch notebook brings slightly speedier Intel processors. But with memory, graphics and design all carried over from last year, the most substantial change is a $100 price cut.

Review: Apple's mid-2014 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display

08/24/2014, 10:15:00 AM, Posted By Neil Hughes

While it's not a particularly exciting update, Apple's mid-2014 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display increases performance and offers more value, making it an enticing offer for those who may have been waiting to take the plunge on a thin-but-powerful high-resolution notebook.

Intel's 'Core M' chip announcement suggests Broadwell-based MacBook Pros won't arrive until 2015

08/11/2014, 02:27:00 PM, Posted By Neil Hughes

Intel on Monday announced that its first low-power Broadwell chips will hit the market in limited quantities before the end of the year, and that those processors will be intended for premium tablet- and hybrid-style devices, strongly implying that next-generation chips bound for Apple's popular MacBook Pro lineup won't be available until 2015 at the earliest.

New, lighter BrydgeAir keyboard aims to bring laptop functionality to Apple's iPad Air

08/11/2014, 12:21:52 PM, Posted By Neil Hughes

Popular iPad keyboard maker Brydge is now accepting preorders for a new model designed specifically for Apple's iPad Air, bringing not only physical backlit keys, but also upgraded stereo speakers and a lighter aluminum design.

Apple references unannounced 'mid-2014' Mac mini in Support Pages document

07/29/2014, 05:10:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

In an update to a support document regarding Boot Camp compatibility on Monday, Apple added reference to an as-yet-unannounced "mid-2014" Mac mini, suggesting the company is -- or was -- planning a long overdue refresh of its smallest desktop offering.

Apple's focus on value in 2014 has sent Mac sales surging

07/29/2014, 01:29:00 PM, Posted By Neil Hughes

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.

Apple's legacy MacBook Pro with CD/DVD SuperDrive lives on with $100 price cut

07/29/2014, 08:01:48 AM, Posted By Neil Hughes

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.

New MacBook Pros with 16GB RAM standard & faster CPUs rumored to launch Tuesday

07/28/2014, 08:09:47 AM, Posted By Neil Hughes

Apple's MacBook Pro lineup, in both the 13- and 15-inch varieties, is now rumored to receive an update on Tuesday, following a leak that suggested all 15-inch models will come standard with 16 gigabytes of RAM.

Notes of interest from Apple's Q3 2014 conference call

07/22/2014, 05:05:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Apple on Tuesday fell just short of Wall Street expectations for its third fiscal quarter of 2014 amid disappointing results for the iPhone and iPad, though the Mac continued to outpace the PC market. Following the announcements, executives from the company participated in a conference call with analysts and the media, and notes of interest follow.

Intel rolls out faster Haswell CPUs possibly bound for MacBook Pro refresh

07/21/2014, 07:34:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Intel on Sunday released a batch of new Core i5 and Core i7 Haswell processors for high-end laptops like Apple's MacBook Pro, each boasting the usual speed bumps when compared to prior versions.

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

06/18/2014, 08:28:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

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.

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

06/18/2014, 09:50:09 AM, Posted By Neil Hughes

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.

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

06/11/2014, 02:50:00 AM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

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.

Apple's new iCloud storage plans: Cheap for consumers, even cheaper for developers

06/07/2014, 08:28:00 AM, Posted By Sam Oliver

At this week's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, Apple announced a restructuring of its iCloud storage and computing services as part of an apparent bid to stem the tide of user data flowing from iOS and OS X to competitors like Dropbox and Facebook.

OS X Yosemite runs on same Macs as Mavericks, but iOS 8 drops support for iPhone 4

06/04/2014, 10:44:00 AM, Posted By Neil Hughes

Any Mac currently running Mavericks will be able to install OS X Yosemite, hardware requirements released by Apple show. But the launch of iOS 8 this fall will mean the end of support for the iPhone 4, first released in 2010.

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

06/02/2014, 10:31:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

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.

iMac shipping times slip as lower-priced models may arrive at WWDC

05/26/2014, 09:05:00 AM, Posted By Neil Hughes

With Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference just a week away, shipping times for new iMac orders direct from the company are advertised at between 3 and 5 business days, supporting rumors of new, lower-priced options coming soon.

2014 MacBook Air benchmarks show slight performance boost from faster Intel chips

04/30/2014, 11:45:31 AM, Posted By Neil Hughes

The first of Apple's newly released MacBook Air units have already been put to the test, revealing a relatively minor boost to the thin-and-light notebook lineup's horsepower thanks to slightly faster Intel Haswell processors.