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Topic: Current Hardware

Killer Deal: Brand new mid-2011 11.6" MacBook Air for $699

11/21/2012, 04:11 pm

While Apple's often modest Black Friday sale won't kick off for another day, the company's authorize resellers are already in the process of updating their pricing and releasing door busters, like a brand new 11.6-inch MacBook Air for $699.

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Mac sales to US businesses grow nearly 50%

11/21/2012, 03:11 pm

Sales of Mac hardware to U.S. businesses grew by 49.4 percent year over year in the September quarter, posting continued growth while PC sales shrank.

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Apple on pace to sell 4.8M Macs in holiday quarter, down 7% year over year

11/20/2012, 03:11 pm

Domestic sales figures from the first month of Apple's holiday quarter have signaled the company is on track to sell 4.8 million Macs in the three-month period, representing a decrease from last year.

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eBay launches new store for Apple certified refurbished products

11/18/2012, 08:11 pm

eBay earlier this month introduced a new section to its website dedicated to Apple certified refurbished products, including numerous iPads, MacBooks and iPod touches.

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Deals: MacMall 3% coupons expire at midnight; Amazon slashes 15" MacBook Pro Retina by $389

11/18/2012, 11:11 am

With just days to go before the start of the official holiday shopping season, we're seeing some Apple authorized resellers jump the gun with early deals. Meanwhile, today marks the last chance to take advantage of AppleInsider's 3% Mac discount codes during the 2012 calendar year.

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Some Retina MacBook Pro users complain of graphics issues after EFI update

11/13/2012, 07:11 pm

A number of 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display owners are experiencing noticeable drops in graphics and processor performance after having updated their machines to the latest EFI (extensible firmware interface) version, such as drastically clipped frame rates when running graphics-intensive programs.

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Apple's Fusion Drive cuts Mac startup time in half, triples read/write speeds

11/09/2012, 09:11 am

A hands-on test with Apple's Fusion Drive inside the new Mac mini has found that the hybrid hard drive, with both solid-state flash memory and a traditional spinning hard drive, offers a significant performance boost.

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Apple issues MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Update 2.0

11/08/2012, 05:11 pm

Apple on Thursday supplied an update for all Mac notebooks introduced in June 2012 in the form of "MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Update 2.0."

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Review: Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display

10/30/2012, 07:10 pm

The new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display brings Apple's much-heralded high-resolution screen to its most popular notebook model. It's a beautiful, powerful machine, but does it justify its $500 premium over the price of the legacy 13-inch MacBook Pro?

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Apple braces for significant shortage of new iMacs

10/25/2012, 06:10 pm

Apple's newly redesigned iMacs will debut later in the December quarter, and the company expects the all-in-one desktops will face significant supply constraints through the end of the year.

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Teardown of 13" Retina MacBook Pro finds redesigned battery, Samsung flash, soldered RAM

10/25/2012, 09:10 am

Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display isn't just a shrunken-down version of its 15-inch counterpart, as a teardown of the device has found key changes to its design, including a rearrangement of the battery cells.

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Apple releases 'Colors' ad for 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display

10/25/2012, 12:10 am

Apple on Wednesday posted a commercial for the recently-announced 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display to the company's YouTube page, with the ad highlighting the laptop's power and accessibility.

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Apple posts highly-detailed drawings of iPad mini, 4th-gen iPad to website

10/24/2012, 07:10 pm

Coming on the heels of an avalanche of product announcements, Apple on Wednesday posted detailed dimensional drawings of the iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad to its developer website to assist third-party case makers in developing new products.

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Apple's speedy new Mac mini torn down and benchmarked

10/24/2012, 04:10 pm

A pair of Mac colocation companies performed teardowns and benchmark tests of Apple's newly released Mac mini, finding that the small format desktop's performance is approaching that of legacy Xserves and 2010's Mac Pro.

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Apple slims down iMac 40% with 'friction-stir welding' & ditching the disc drive

10/24/2012, 04:10 pm

Apple's new iMac updates the company's flagship Macintosh into a faster, faster and in particular thinner version of itself.

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Apple focuses on the high end with 13-inch Retina Display MacBook Pro

10/23/2012, 10:10 pm

Apple's new 13 inch MacBook Pro Retina Display expands the company's high-end family of notebooks, casting a high-end halo over over its mobile notebook offerings.

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Apple's new Fusion Drive debuts in latest iMacs, Mac minis

10/23/2012, 01:10 pm

Apple's new iMac and Mac mini desktops feature what Apple is calling a "Fusion Drive" that offers nearly the same performance as a solid state drive, but allows for considerably more storage at a lower price point.

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Apple's redesigned iMac is 5mm thin with edge-to-edge glass

10/23/2012, 01:10 pm

Apple's industry-leading iMac desktop received a major update on Tuesday, with newest all-in-one design featuring a form-factor with edges that are just 5 millimeters thin and a new high-res display laminated to the computer's glass cover.

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Mac mini gains Ivy Bridge CPU, up to 16GB of RAM with Apple's latest update

10/23/2012, 01:10 pm

Apple's smallest desktop, the Mac mini, received a respectable bump in specs on Tuesday, adding Intel's latest Ivy Bridge processors while starting at the same $599 price.

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Apple unveils 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display starting at $1699

10/23/2012, 01:10 pm

Apple on Tuesday took the wraps off its redesigned 13-inch MacBook Pro, featuring a high-resolution Retina display.

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