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Topic: Current Hardware

Apple fixes 27-inch iMac glitches, issues Mac OS X security updates

04/14/2010, 07:04 pm

Apple on Wednesday afternoon issued a number of updates, addressing high processor usage and other glitches in its 27-inch iMac, as well as various security updates for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.


Apple sells estimated 1.4M Macs in US to capture 8% market share

04/14/2010, 04:04 pm

Quarterly PC shipment estimates were released Wednesday, and Apple's share of the U.S. PC market grew 34 percent year over year to capture 8 percent of the total domestic market.


Intel profits quadruple as chip maker says industry has recovered

04/14/2010, 03:04 pm

Intel, the maker of processors for Apple's entire line of Mac computers, reported record earnings this week, with its strongest first quarter in the company's history fueled by demand for new microprocessors.


Resellers offer over 7% off new MacBook Pros with discount coupons

04/14/2010, 04:04 pm

A handful of Apple authorized resellers began reflecting stock of the company's new MacBook Pros on Wednesday, offering discounts of up to 7% (or $165) through special discount coupons.


New MacBook Pros off to strong start, 13-inch model selling out

04/14/2010, 12:04 pm

Demand for Apple's newly upgraded line of MacBook Pro notebooks was strong on the first day, with scattered reports of the low-end 13-inch model selling out in some retail locations. Also, Apple has already issued a software update for the 15- and 17-inch models.


iPad shortage forces Apple to delay international launch until May

04/14/2010, 08:04 am

Apple on Wednesday revealed that demand for the iPad is far higher than the company predicted, with more than a half-million U.S.-only sales in the first week. As a result, it has delayed the international launch of the iPad until the end of May.


Strong interest in Apple iPad expected to produce 7M first-year sales

04/14/2010, 08:04 am

A new survey of 2,500 consumers found that a large number -- 21 percent -- are interested in purchasing an iPad, which has led one prominent analyst to project 7 million sales of Apple's new device in its first 12 months on the market.


Benchmarks show Core i7 MacBook Pros offer 50% speed boost

04/13/2010, 04:04 pm

Preliminary benchmark tests with Apple's new 15-inch Intel Core i7 MacBook Pro shows the notebook's CPU has gained a 50 percent performance boost over its Core 2 Duo predecessor.


Nvidia says new MacBook Pro graphics switching isn't Optimus

04/13/2010, 12:04 pm

The automatic graphic switching capabilities in the new 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pros are accomplished with a solution created entirely by Apple, and do not rely on Nvidia's established Optimus technology.


Nvidia 320M GPU made especially for Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Pro

04/13/2010, 10:04 am

While the GeForce GT 330M featured in the new 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pros has already been found in competing notebook PCs, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro sports the Nvidia 320M, a graphics processor created just for Apple.


Apple releases new MacBook Pros with Intel Core i7, i5 processors

04/13/2010, 08:04 am

Apple on Tuesday issued long-awaited updates to its MacBook Pro line of notebook computers, upgrading them to Intel's latest high-end Core i7, Core i5 and Core 2 Duo mobile processors, and adding new automated graphics switching technology.


Week two: Apple stores still finding it tough to keep iPad in stock

04/12/2010, 08:04 pm

Consumers looking for one of Apple's more affordable iPad models may still have trouble finding one at the company's nation retail chain, where the device continues to sell out during its second full week of availability.


In-depth review: Apple's IPad and iPhone OS 3.2

04/09/2010, 11:04 am

The iPad is not a big smartphone nor a scaled down laptop. It's not really like any tablet that's come before it. And for this reason, it will delight users ready for something new, and confuse and upset people who expect it to be something old and familiar.


Apple sells 450,000 iPads in 5 days, users download 3.5 million apps

04/08/2010, 01:04 pm

Apple said Thursday that it has shipped over 450,000 iPads since the device went on sale this past Saturday, spurring 3.5 million app downloads for the new tablet device by its earliest adopters.


Apple creates AdLib framework to enable rich iPad web apps

04/07/2010, 05:04 pm

Apple has created a new development framework to enable rich web apps for iPad using simple HTML, CSS and JavaScript, following its previous efforts to do the same for the iPhone and within iTunes.


Apple rejected iPad app for using pinch to expand gesture

04/07/2010, 12:04 pm

Apple refused to accept one iPad application to its App Store until the proprietary "pinch to expand" multi-touch gesture, which is found in Apple's own Photos application, was removed, a developer has told AppleInsider.


iPad component costs adjusted, estimated to cost Apple $260

04/07/2010, 08:04 am

With the iPad now in users' hands and its internal components revealed, iSuppli has adjusted its estimated cost to Apple for the 16GB Wi-Fi model higher, to $259.60, due to more silicon than it had anticipated.


Apple's iPad Case ships, gets unboxed in high-quality photos

04/06/2010, 06:04 pm

After 72 hours of coddling their iPads like a newborn baby, early iPad adopters who pre-ordered one of Apple's official iPad cases have begun to receive the first deliveries of the accessory, which can be seen in the below unboxing photos.


Apple iPad, iPhone OS 4 appears set to gain direct printing support

04/06/2010, 06:04 pm

Apple has hinted at the prospect for direct printing from the iPad in its support documents for iWork apps, suggesting the feature may appear as part of iPhone OS 4.0.


Apple's iPad can stay in bag for airport security screenings

04/06/2010, 06:04 pm

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration announced Tuesday that fliers who bring an iPad through security will conveniently be able to leave their device in its carry-on bag, unlike with a traditional laptop.