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Topic: MacBook

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Aluminum MacBook, iMac-like MacBook Pro mocks leaked? [updated]

04/17/2008, 08:04 am

An unusual .Mac website believed to belong to an Apple employee has been revealed to include promotional images depicting an all aluminum 13-inch MacBook design in addition to a MacBook Pro that takes design cues from the company's existing line of all-in-one iMac computers.


Apple orders aluminum 13-inch MacBook shells, 3G iPhone chips

04/17/2008, 08:04 am

Separate reports have revealed that Apple's next wave of products for 2008 is soon to enter various stages of production, with orders placed for aluminum shells for the company's next-generation 13-inch MacBooks and a manufacturer chosen for the iPhone's 3G chipset.


Apple acknowledges graphics glitch with latest notebooks

04/14/2008, 10:04 am

Apple is investigating problems with its new Penryn-based Intel notebooks that cause flickering and graphics corruption during media playback and web browsing.


Apple posts Mac, keyboard firmware updates, new iPhone SDK

04/08/2008, 04:04 pm

Apple on Tuesday released several fixes to improve the reliability of its Macs based on Intel's mobile platform as well as its newer aluminum keyboard. Also, beta 3 has surfaced for the iPhone developer SDK along with a new firmware beta.


Apple notebook lines to see major design changes, sources say

04/07/2008, 12:04 pm

Apple Inc.'s existing MacBook and MacBook Pro notebooks will be the last of their breed, as both product families are destined for major design changes upon their next refresh, AppleInsider has learned.


Apple developing full multi-touch Macs - report

04/01/2008, 10:04 am

Mac maker Apple Inc. is in the early developmental stages of a personal computer system that will rely exclusively on its revolutionary multi-touch technology rather than traditional input devices, investment bank Piper Jaffray said Tuesday.


Apple settles "millions of colors" class-action lawsuit

03/26/2008, 09:03 am

Apple has settled with two professional photographers who had charged the company with falsely advertising the quality and capabilities of its MacBook and MacBook Pro notebook displays.