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Topic: MacBook Air

Apple rolls out bevy of legacy OS X, firmware updates

09/19/2012, 07:09 pm

While the release of Apple's OS X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion and iOS 6 have taken most of the spotlight on Wednesday, the company released a plethora of updates for OS X Snow Leopard and Lion as well as new firmware and software versions for select products.

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Apple Store now carries Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter

08/01/2012, 07:08 am

The Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter for newer Thunderbolt-equipped Macs is now available for $29 at Apple's online store.

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MacBook Pro Retina supply improving as both models now in stock at MacMall

07/20/2012, 09:07 pm

It will be several more weeks before Apple is expected to eliminate the backlog of orders for its new MacBook Pro with Retina display over at its online store, but one of the company's resellers said this week it's ready to ship both models immediately with added savings.

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Apple Thunderbolt display exhibits noise issue with new MacBook Air

07/17/2012, 12:07 am

A number of MacBook Air owners are experiencing audio issues when they connect their laptops to Apple's Thunderbolt display and complain of static, distortion and crackling emanating from the speakers built into the 27-inch screen's chassis.

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Ultrabook makers fear design patent lawsuits from Apple - report

07/09/2012, 01:07 pm

PC makers are said to be "facing threats from Apple" over Ultrabook designs that resemble the ultraportable MacBook Air.

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Google admits Chrome bug responsible for crashing MacBook Airs

06/29/2012, 12:06 am

Google has accepted responsibility for a kernel panic issue on Apple's new MacBook Airs that was apparently being caused by a graphics resource leak in its Chrome browser.

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PC makers struggle as Apple locks up metal chassis supply

06/26/2012, 09:06 am

Supply of metal chassis for ultraportable PC notebooks remains constrained as Apple has reportedly locked up most of the capacity available from suppliers.

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Discounted MacBook Pros with Retina display now in stock; 50% off AppleCare

06/21/2012, 11:06 pm

While Apple's online store continues to list wait times of 2 to 3 weeks on new orders for its 15-inch MacBook Pros with Retina display, one of the company's authorized resellers -- which is also offering AppleInsider readers the lowest prices anywhere -- has received stock of the high-end model and is ready ship the new notebooks immediately. Separately, a second reseller is offering additional savings when purchasing new Macs alongside AppleCare.

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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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