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Topic: Sandy Bridge

New Mac Pros rumored with 8-core Xeon E5 CPUs, Thunderbolt & USB 3.0

06/07/2012, 08:06 am

Apple's anticipated Mac Pro update will feature Intel Xeon E5 series processors with either six or eight cores, as well as native support for USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt.

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Customers report long delays when customizing Apple's Mac Pro

04/16/2012, 02:04 pm

Build-to-order models of the Mac Pro have seen significant delays in recent weeks, as the future of Apple's professional desktop line remains in question.

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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 reportedly prepped AMD-powered MacBook Air, dropped it at last minute

11/17/2011, 11:11 pm

Apple is said to have developed a MacBook Air running Advanced Micro Devices' Fusion Llano processor last spring, but scrapped it at the last minute because of production issues, according to an unverified report.

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Apple to surprise with late-2011 MacBook Pro refresh this month

09/13/2011, 04:09 pm

Exclusive: With Intel's next-generation Core i-Series mobile platform not expected until the second quarter of 2012, Apple is reportedly preparing a refresh of its professional notebook line ahead of the holiday shopping season to better bridge the gap, AppleInsider has been told.

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Teardown of Apple's new Mac Mini shows optical drive ditched for second HDD option

07/21/2011, 08:07 pm

A teardown of Apple's just-released Mac Mini reveals a similar design to the previous generation, though with the addition of the new processor, Thunderbolt controller and Bluetooth 4.0, while the company's decision to remove the optical drive made room for a second storage drive.

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Apple's new MacBook Airs to bring back backlit keyboards - sources

07/12/2011, 02:07 am

With the release of new models later this month, Apple is set to reinstate a feature to its MacBook Airs that went missing when the company overhauled the ultra-thin notebooks into more cost-affordable products late last year, AppleInsider has learned.

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Supply of Apple's white MacBook severely constrained ahead of Lion debut

06/29/2011, 10:06 am

Availability of Apple's current $999 white MacBook, built with hardware that is now getting long in the tooth, has become constrained, potentially signaling a forthcoming update to the entry-level notebook.

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Report echoes next-gen MacBook Air production, adds iPad 3 display rumors

06/14/2011, 12:06 am

A new report corroborates earlier indications that Apple will begin production of revamped MacBook Air notebooks this month, while also adding an unverified tip on a high-resolution iPad 3 reportedly coming later this year.

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Leaks suggest unlocked iPhones coming Wednesday, voice recognition in iOS 5 [u]

06/12/2011, 11:06 am

A pair of leaks have hinted that Apple begin selling unlocked iPhones at U.S. Apple Stores on Wednesday and add voice recognition support from Nuance in iOS 5.

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Apple poised to build nearly 400K next-gen MacBook Airs this month

06/10/2011, 10:06 am

The second-generation of Apple's revitalized MacBook Air notebooks are scheduled to enter mass production during the month of June, with an initial build volume hovering around 400,000 units.

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Sandy Bridge, Thunderbolt MacBook Airs coming in June or July

05/18/2011, 01:05 am

A new report claims that Apple's supply chain will begin shipments of new MacBook Air models upgraded to include Intel's Sandy Bridge processors and Thunderbolt high-speed interconnect later this month in preparation for a June or July launch.

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iMac quad-core CPUs found 25% faster than in Apple's last gen models

05/06/2011, 10:05 am

The new iMac lineup with quad-core Intel Sandy Bridge processors is consistently 25 percent faster than its predecessors, and 70 percent faster than the Core 2 Duo all-in-one desktops Apple released in 2009.

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Apple rumored to release new iMacs with Sandy Bridge, Thunderbolt by early May

03/22/2011, 01:03 pm

Apple may release a new line of iMac all-in-one desktop computers by the end of April or the first week of May with Sandy Bridge processors and the new high-speed Thunderbolt port, but no major cosmetic changes, according to a new rumor.

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Benchmarks of Apple's new MacBook Pros find speeds 13%-53% faster

02/26/2011, 12:02 pm

The addition of Intel's latest-generation Sandy Bridge processors has boosted the performance of Apple's new line of MacBook Pros by between 13 percent and 53 percent faster than their predecessors.

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Apple's new 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pros feature quad-core i7 chips, AMD graphics

02/24/2011, 08:02 am

Apple's new high-end 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pros feature the latest quad-core Sandy Bridge Core i7 processors from Intel, as well as AMD Radeon HD graphics and the new high-speed Thunderbolt port.

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Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Pros sport dual-core Core i5, i7 chips

02/24/2011, 08:02 am

As expected, Apple on Thursday updated its MacBook Pro family with next generation processors and graphics, high-speed Thunderbolt I/O technology and a new FaceTime HD camera.

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Apple's 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pros to sport quad-core i7 CPU, AMD graphics

02/24/2011, 06:02 am

New leaked photos reveal the details of Apple's MacBook Pro refresh, with updated notebooks featuring AMD graphics, and high-end 15- and 17-inch models packing quad-core Intel Core i7 processors [updated].

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MacBook Pro rumor roundup: Sandy Bridge, Thunderbolt, SSD boot drives & more

02/23/2011, 04:02 pm

With the expected release of Apple's new MacBook Pro lineup on Thursday, onlookers have been inundated with rumored hardware specifications and new features. AppleInsider offers a recap of what's expected in the imminent product refresh slated for tomorrow.

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Apple gearing up for major product launch as early as next week - sources

02/18/2011, 02:02 pm

With inventory of its existing MacBook Pro notebooks becoming increasingly constrained with each passing day, Apple may be evaluating the possibility of launching revised models before month's end, AppleInsider has learned.

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