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AMD failed to provide 'Llano' chip for Apple's MacBook Air because of faulty parts

02/22/2012, 09:02 pm

Former AMD employees revealed that Apple gave its "Llano" chip a "close look" for a new MacBook Air model last year, but ultimately decided not to go with the processor because too many of its parts were faulty, according to a new report.

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Apple's Mac sales solid ahead of "possible MacBook Air refresh" as early as March

02/21/2012, 05:02 pm

NPD Group is reporting essentially flat domestic sales of Macs, but Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster reports that "Apple may launch new MacBook Airs as early as March," helping to boost global Mac sales and reach quarterly street expectations of 4.5 million units.

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Suppliers gearing up for Apple's launch of new MacBook Air models

02/21/2012, 08:02 am

Apple's overseas supply chain is said to be anticipating the debut of a refreshed MacBook Air lineup, which was last updated in July of 2011.

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Rumor: Intel to push back Mac-bound Ivy Bridge chip shipments until June

02/15/2012, 11:02 pm

Intel is rumored to have warned its partners that mass shipments of its next-generation Ivy Bridge processors, which are expected to make their way into Apple's Mac lineup later this year, will not begin until after June, though a "small volume" of chips will reportedly go out in early April.

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JP Morgan: Ultrabooks unlikely to drive PC growth in 2012

02/14/2012, 03:02 am

A new analysis from investment bank J.P. Morgan says Windows-based ultrabooks are unlikely to achieve similar success as Apple's MacBook Air in their first generation and will not become "meaningful enough" to drive growth in the notebook PC market until at least 2013.

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Apple reportedly squeezing supplier to stop building MacBook Air clones from Asus

02/13/2012, 11:02 am

Apple has reportedly asked Pegatron, one of its overseas device assemblers, to "choose sides" and stop producing the MacBook Air-like Zenbook from Asus, or else lose Apple's business.

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Apple now offers basic 13-in. $999 MacBook Air to education buyers

02/10/2012, 03:02 pm

Apple has begun selling a less powerful version of its 13.3-inch MacBook Air to educational institutions buying in bulk for $999, filling the void left by the recently discontinued white MacBook.

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Apple to disrupt notebook space with radically redesigned MacBook Pros

02/10/2012, 01:02 pm

While most of its rivals are struggling to match innovations Apple pioneered with its first MacBook Airs over three years ago, the Mac maker this year is hoping to further distance itself from the competition with a pair of radically redesigned professional offerings that will set the tone for the next wave of notebook computing.

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Apple continues adding Lion Internet Recovery support to 2010 Macs

02/08/2012, 12:02 am

Apple on Tuesday released several EFI firmware updates for its 2010 Macs to enable the Lion Internet Recovery feature to the older machines.

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Video: Weekend Tech Review: CES Week 2 2012

01/15/2012, 06:01 pm

Here's a video recap of the top tech stories involving Apple for the second week of 2012, including a tour of CES 2012, Steve Ballmer's keynote, big product news, the week's business stories, and upcoming events.

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Reacting to Apple at CES 2012, part three: Sony, Motorola, RIM, Nokia

01/15/2012, 12:01 am

As noted in the previous two segments, Apple's success with the MacBook Air and iPad have changed the course of Intel and its Ultrabook PC makers and Samsung and its mobility products. Here's a look at how the rest of the industry has chased (or flirted with) Apple at this year's CES.

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Reacting to Apple at CES 2012 part one: Intel's Ultrabooks

01/14/2012, 01:01 am

Without even making an official appearance at CES as an exhibitor, Apple has become an invisible hand directing the show and what the company's competitors choose to promote as their future strategies. Here's a look at how the industry is chasing Apple at this year's CES.

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Samsung to take on Apple's MacBooks in bid for notebook dominance

01/12/2012, 10:01 pm

Consumer electronics maker Samsung has voiced its goal of becoming the No. 1 notebook maker, but it will run up against rival Apple and its hot-selling MacBook lineup on its way to the top.

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Apple confirms purchase of flash memory company Anobit

01/10/2012, 08:01 pm

Apple confirmed on Tuesday its acquisition of Anobit Technologies, an Israel-based flash memory component maker, though it declined to reveal the cost of the deal.

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CES: MSI unveils external Thunderbolt GPU, Henge Docks gain MacBook Air support

01/10/2012, 03:01 pm

New Mac-centric products are aplenty at this week's Consumer Electronics Show, including a Thunderbolt-connected external graphics processor from MSI, and a vertical docking station for the MacBook Air from Henge Docks.

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Apple sold 1.2M MacBook Airs over holidays, new models with Ivy Bridge loom

01/09/2012, 10:01 am

Apple is said to have sold 1.2 million of its thin-and-light MacBook Air over the holiday buying season, as competing PC makers hope to steal some of Apple's thunder by unveiling their own "Ultrabooks" at this week's Consumer Electronics Show.

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Inside Apple's 2011: Mac hardware and Mac OS X

12/28/2011, 11:12 pm

This year, Apple's Mac OS X platform turned ten years old, launched the 10.7 Lion reference release, introduced the Mac App Store and iCloud, and delivered a series of new Macs boasting fast, flexible Thunderbolt connectivity and speedy new Sandy Bridge processors.

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Intel's Mac-bound Ivy Bridge CPUs rumored to launch April 8

12/28/2011, 02:12 pm

Intel is rumored to release a total of 25 new 22-nanometer Ivy Bridge processors on April 8, 2012, signaling a potential launch window for Apple's next generation of Macs.

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Apple investigating fuel-cell-powered MacBooks

12/22/2011, 08:12 am

Apple could build new notebooks that are even smaller and lighter than current battery-powered devices by switching to fuel cells for power.

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Apple supplier reports 61 injured in explosion at metal casing factory

12/19/2011, 04:12 am

Apple supplier and manufacturing partner Pegatron said 61 workers had been injured as a result of an explosion at a subsidiary's metal casing factory in Shanghai, China.

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