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UBS starts Apple coverage with claims of ultraportable Mac delay

08/04/2008, 10:08 pm

A relative newcomer to covering Apple's financial health, UBS Investment Research is beginning its examination of the electronics firm with a positive outlook on the 'stickiness' of the company's brands but also the assertion that it has had to delay shipping a new ultra-mobile Mac.

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Taiwanese blog claims photos of Apple's next-gen 13-inch MacBooks

08/04/2008, 05:08 pm

A Chinese-language blog responsible for leaking photographs of a genuine next-generation Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro casing has posted a similar set of photos purported to be that of the company's upcoming aluminum 13-inch MacBooks.

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NVIDIA to exit chipset business, no Apple partnership? [False?]

08/01/2008, 10:08 am

A new rumor has it that NVIDIA is preparing to bow out of the chipset business altogether, making it unlikely that Apple has forged a closer bond with the chipmaker as part of its future Mac product plans.

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Could NVIDIA chipsets replace those from Intel in next-gen Macs?

07/30/2008, 08:07 pm

One high-tech journalist is making a compelling argument for why chipsets from graphics chip designer NVIDIA stand the most likely chance to replace those from Intel in Apple's next-generation Macintosh computers.

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Apple warns resellers of Mac and iPod drought, says load up now

07/30/2008, 11:07 am

With the first phase of the iPhone 3G launch in the rear view, Apple Inc. is now shifting much of its focus towards product refreshes targeting its two other revenue drivers and is advising resellers to be prepared for product shortages in the interim.

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New iPod touch hidden in firmware; Microsoft's pro-Vista videos

07/29/2008, 06:07 pm

A simple reference in the beta of Apple's latest firmware could hint at a significant remake of the iPod touch. Also, Microsoft has posted the controversial "blind taste test" videos that promote an improved Vista, and a Wyoming county's schools will receive 3,000 MacBooks.

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Apple's next-gen Macs to have something special under the hood

07/28/2008, 03:07 pm

A new generation of personal computers on the way from Apple Inc. may sport some of the most significant architectural changes since the Mac maker made the jump from PowerPC processors to those manufactured by Intel Corp., AppleInsider has learned.

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Apple may be eying sub-$1000 notebook market

07/22/2008, 12:07 pm

Investment bank Piper Jaffray said Tuesday it believes Apple is readying new iPod and notebook products that will apply downward pressure to profit margins because they'll be priced more affordably, such as 13-inch MacBook that will fetch less than $1000.

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Apple plans mystery "product transition" before September's end

07/21/2008, 06:07 pm

During his quarterly financial results call, Apple's chief financial officer Peter Oppenheimer revealed that the company will make a key "product transition" that cuts back on its profit margins to help shut out rivals.

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Apple hikes orders for notebook boards by 20 percent - report

07/18/2008, 10:07 am

With sales of Macs maintaining growth rates of more than two times the industry average and a pair of hefty portable updates in the pipeline, Apple is reported to have increased sharply its procurement of notebook-use circuit boards for the third calendar quarter.

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Apple's next-gen MacBook Pro casing design revealed

07/09/2008, 12:07 pm

Photos that reveal the industrial design of Apple Inc.'s next-generation MacBook Pro notebooks have been making the rounds on the Internet since late last week, AppleInsider has learned.

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German publisher drops 12,000 PCs for Mac; more

07/04/2008, 04:07 pm

One of Germany's largest newspaper publishers will become one of Apple's largest-ever customers when it converts all of its 12,000 computers from Windows systems to Macs. Also, the latest beta of Flash Player 10 promises to boost sluggish performance with Apple computers.

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Mac OS X 10.5.3 users grapple with bugs in Adobe CS3, graphics

05/30/2008, 09:05 am

Those early adopters of Apple's latest major patch for Mac OS X Leopard are finding bugs with Adobe's Creative Suite 3, as well as persisting graphics glitches for MacBook portables.

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Apple looks to extend display life with removable LED strips

05/29/2008, 01:05 pm

With Apple rapidly transitioning its notebooks -- and eventually its desktops -- to flat-panel displays lit by LEDs rather than CCFLs, the Mac maker is simultaneously researching cost-effective solutions that would extend the life of those displays should the LED backlights eventually burn out.

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Windows 7 starts race with Apple to full multi-touch desktop OS

05/28/2008, 09:05 pm

The first public showing of Microsoft's next major Windows update reveals an operating system with a familiar-looking dock and a more than slight emphasis on multi-touch displays.

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Confirmed Intel delay will push back MacBook overhauls

05/28/2008, 01:05 pm

Intel Corp. has confirmed that it will delay volume shipments of its upcoming "Montevina" Centrino 2 mobile platform by as much as two months, which will push a release of Apple's redesigned MacBook notebooks to late summer at the earliest.

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3G iPhone shell photos; possible Centrino 2 delay

05/27/2008, 05:05 pm

Photos have surfaced of an accessory maker's purported reference model for the 3G iPhone. Also, Intel may have stalled the launch of its Centrino 2 mobile platform, potentially affecting the release of future MacBooks.

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2.5m AT&T iPhone users; Piper on WWDC Macs; 3G stock panic

05/23/2008, 06:05 pm

AT&T now counts more than 2.5 million iPhone users among its ranks. Also, analysts at Piper Jaffray give a 60 percent chance of Macs at WWDC; the New York Times has developed a new version of its Times Reader for the Mac; and a plunge in Apple stock value on Thursday was triggered by fears of an iPhone delay.

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All Apple MacBooks to use LED backlighting by 2009

05/21/2008, 10:05 am

Apple plans for all of its MacBooks to use LED-backlit displays by 2009, completing a transition across its notebook lines away from mercury-laden panels that began last year with an update to its MacBook Pro.

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Component report pins MacBook overhaul for third quarter

05/16/2008, 10:05 am

The next update to Apple Inc.'s line of 13-inch MacBook consumer portables will arrive sometime during the third quarter of the year, Far Eastern component suppliers are reported to have revealed.

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