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Topic: MacBook Air

Teardown of 2012 MacBook Air finds revised flash memory connector

06/12/2012, 03:06 pm

Apple's new Ivy Bridge-equipped MacBook Air features a design largely the same as its predecessor, though a few minor tweaks have been implemented, most significantly a redesigned connector for the flash memory module.

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Apple's new Retina Display MacBook Pro, MacBook Air sport slimmer MagSafe 2 port

06/12/2012, 01:06 am

On its quest for ever-thinner computers, Apple has created MagSafe 2, a slimmer version of its magnetic power port, for the next-generation MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air.

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Apple unveils new MacBook Air with up to 2.0GHz CPUs, 512GB storage

06/11/2012, 01:06 pm

Apple's thin-and-light MacBook Air lineup was given a refresh on Monday, with new models featuring Intel's latest Ivy Bridge processors, and configurations running up to 2.0GHz in speed with a Core i7 processor and 512 gigabytes of flash storage.

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Inside Apple's rumored 'new MacBook' vs. updated MacBook Pro

06/08/2012, 11:06 am

The rumored introduction of a "new MacBook" series alongside refreshed MacBook Pro and MacBook Air lineups next week presents some interesting possibilities for the future of the Mac. AppleInsider takes a closer look at where Apple could be headed next.

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Apple still expected to retire 17-inch MacBook Pro in 2012

06/08/2012, 09:06 am

With a new MacBook lineup said to be on the way, Apple is expected to discontinue its 17-inch MacBook Pro this year, and might even ax the Pro lineup entirely in favor of the "new MacBook" in 2013.

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Apple to unveil entirely new MacBook series at WWDC, insiders say

06/08/2012, 09:06 am

Apple next week is expected to unveil an entirely new MacBook model positioned between the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, available in sizes of 13 and 15 inches with no disc drive.

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Apple MacBook Air design patent could disrupt Ultrabook rollouts

06/07/2012, 06:06 pm

A broad patent issued to Apple on Tuesday for the MacBook Air's distinctive "teardrop" design may cause problems for Ultrabook makers hoping to replicate the sleek look and feel of Apple's thin-and-light laptop.

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New part numbers reveal Apple to refresh most of Mac lineup at WWDC

06/06/2012, 09:06 am

With the WWDC keynote now just five days away, a list of alleged part numbers provided to AppleInsider suggests Apple may be preparing to revamp nearly its entire Mac lineup.

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New Ultrabooks still viewed as 'too pricey' next to Apple's MacBook Air

06/06/2012, 09:06 am

The latest batch of Windows-based Ultrabook PCs will not undercut Apple's ultraportable MacBook Air enough on price to win away most consumers, according to a new analysis.

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Intel launches new low-voltage Ivy Bridge CPUs suited for MacBook Air

05/31/2012, 02:05 pm

Intel on Thursday announced 14 new Ivy Bridge processors, four of which are ultra-low voltage chips that could find their way into Apple's updated MacBook Air lineup.

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Production ramp of Apple's next-gen MacBooks creating labor shortages in China

05/28/2012, 09:05 am

Anticipated demand for Apple's redesigned line of 2012 MacBooks is reportedly so strong that the company's Far Eastern component suppliers are facing a labor shortage as they race to produce enough parts to supply the Mac maker's production lines.

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Genesys tapped to supply USB 3.0 chips for Apple's MacBook Air

05/14/2012, 08:05 am

In a sign that Apple plans to adopt USB 3.0 in addition to Thunderbolt on its MacBook lineup, the company is said to have inked a deal with Genesys Logic for USB 3.0 card reader controller chips.

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Suppliers gearing up for launch of Apple's new MacBooks in June - report

05/14/2012, 08:05 am

Apple's long-awaited update to its MacBook lineup will be announced by the company in June, when suppliers are currently preparing for their shipments to significantly rise, according to a new report.

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GameStop may start selling used Apple MacBooks

05/11/2012, 04:05 pm

U.S. gaming retailer GameStop, which already buys and resells iPhones, iPads and iPods, may soon begin buying and selling Apple's MacBooks, new details suggest.

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HP exec: 'Apple may like to think they own silver, but they don't'

05/09/2012, 12:05 pm

When asked about similarities between the design of HP's new Ultrabook and Apple's MacBook Air, an HP executive dismissed concerns that Apple could sue.

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Rumor: Apple planning to launch $799 MacBook Air in Q3 2012

05/07/2012, 07:05 am

Apple is rumored to be planning to aggressively combat new "Ultrabook" laptops coming to market by releasing a $799 MacBook Air model in the third quarter of 2012, a price $200 less than the company's current cheapest model.

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Tim Cook says Windows 8-style tablet PC convergence won't please anyone

04/24/2012, 06:04 pm

Apple's chief executive Tim Cook doesn't see success in Microsoft's strategy to have Windows 8 power everything from notebooks to tablets to hybrid transforming devices, comparing their convergence to a refrigerator with toaster functions tacked on the side.

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'Bulk' of first wave of Intel's next-gen Ivy Bridge chips bound for desktops

04/18/2012, 02:04 am

Intel revealed on Tuesday that the first wave of its next-generation Ivy Bridge processors will feature quad-core models, the bulk of which are headed for desktop computers, followed by a second launch of dual-core chips for "mainstream notebooks."

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Apple working on new power management technology for future Macs

04/17/2012, 02:04 pm

Apple's next-generation Macs will employ new power management technology that will allow devices to be more efficient and run even longer on battery power.

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Domestic data shows Apple's Mac sales up 5% in March quarter

04/16/2012, 04:04 pm

The latest U.S. sales data from NPD suggests Apple's Mac sales were up 5 percent year over year during the March quarter, a number lower than some have expected.

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