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'Greatly enhanced' iOS Maps, upgraded Camera & Photos apps expected at WWDC

06/01/2012, 08:06 am

New software features in iOS, as well as OS X, are likely to be the main highlights at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference, though Apple is also expected to refresh a significant portion of its Mac hardware lineup.

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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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RBC expects new MacBooks in late Q2, next-gen iPhone in Sept., Oct.

05/29/2012, 03:05 am

RBC Capital Markets expressed belief on Tuesday that Apple will revamp its MacBook portables later this quarter and release a new iPhone in September or October.

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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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Mac-bound Retina displays will cost Apple a $92 premium from suppliers

05/16/2012, 02:05 pm

LCD screens capable of becoming Retina displays for Apple's next-generation Macs are currently available in the supply chain, but they come at a premium as high as $92 over regular screens.

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Apple rumored to switch to Nvidia graphics for new MacBook Pros

05/14/2012, 10:05 pm

New reports claim to have confirmed that Apple's upcoming MacBook Pros will eschew AMD graphics processors in favor of GPUs from Nvidia.

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Apple to debut thinner Retina Display MacBook Pros at WWDC

05/14/2012, 06:05 pm

Apple will reportedly debut multiple new MacBook Pro models at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June, each said to sport Retina Display-like screens and high-performance Intel Ivy Bridge processors.

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Analyst expects MacBook refresh by June, next-gen iPhone by October

05/14/2012, 05:05 pm

Analyst Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray expects Apple to firm up Mac sales during the June quarter with a refresh to its MacBook, iMac and possibly MacBook Air lines, but believes that the biggest product rollout in the coming six months will be the October launch of a new iPhone.

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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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Benchmarks hint at next-gen Ivy Bridge MacBook Pro, iMac

05/14/2012, 05:05 am

Geekbench benchmarks that appear to be from unreleased versions of Apple's MacBook Pro and iMac computers have surfaced online and serve as compelling evidence of upcoming upgrades from the company.

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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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Liquidmetal inventor says Apple is years away from using alloy

05/02/2012, 04:05 pm

The inventor of Liquidmetal guesses that it would take hundreds of millions of dollars and over three years for Apple to ready the technology necessary to mass-produce large products made from the material.

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Apple predicted to discontinue 17-inch MacBook Pro

04/23/2012, 08:04 am

Though updates for the 13- and 15-inch models are on the horizon, Apple may not continue making its 17-inch MacBook Pro, according to one analyst.

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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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Availability of Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pros constrained ahead of redesigned models

04/10/2012, 09:04 am

Multiple authorized resellers this week are reflecting stock outs of 15-inch MacBook Pros, suggesting that Apple is ramping down production of existing models before introducing redesigned offerings that will largely resemble the company's increasingly popular line of ultra-slim MacBook Airs.

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Mac shipments slow on absence of new hardware

04/05/2012, 05:04 pm

Apple is seeing a decrease in year-to-year Mac sales due to a later than usual refresh cycle for its popular MacBook Pro line of notebooks, but analysts expect iPhone and iPad sales to offset the drop.

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Apple to build 200K 15-in. MacBook Pros in April, 400K 13-in. units in June

04/03/2012, 11:04 am

Apple is gearing up to begin production of its new thinner and lighter MacBook Pros, with production of the new 15-inch model set to begin first in mid-April.

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