Topic: Current Hardware
08/30/2014, 12:08 pm
For all of the time and effort Jony Ive & Co. have spent crafting their oft-imitated MacBook Pro designs, there is one problem that they've yet to overcome: laptop ergonomics are, by their nature, terrible. AppleInsider took a look at the latest accessory attempting to right this wrong, BlueLounge's new Kickflip stand.
08/24/2014, 10:08 am
While it's not a particularly exciting update, Apple's mid-2014 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display increases performance and offers more value, making it an enticing offer for those who may have been waiting to take the plunge on a thin-but-powerful high-resolution notebook.
Deals: $400-$600 off 2013 MacBook Pros, $160- $260 off Mac Pros, $50 off iPads, and a $750 students 13-inch MacBook Air, iPhone 5
08/23/2014, 01:08 pm
With the back-to-school shopping season nearing an end, some last minute offers include a couple of "killer deals" where you can save between $400- $600 on 2013 MacBook Pros that are essentially equivalent to 2014 models, $160-$250 off Mac Pros, $50 off iPad Airs and some iPad minis, up to $399 off certified iPhone 5 refurbs, and Apple's current 13-inch MacBook Air for $750 (Students Only).
08/12/2014, 08:08 pm
Owners of early-2011 MacBook Pro continue to report GPU-related system failures, but Apple has yet to acknowledge the problem as widespread and, according to informed sources, is not planning a replacement program to remedy the issue.
AI Deals: $100-$200 off 17 mid-2014 MacBook Pros; Free AppleCare with any Mac; $20 cash bonus on iPad trade-ins
08/09/2014, 10:08 am
This weekend AppleInsider is highlighting a number of exclusive offers -- some new and some about to expire -- such as $100-$200 discounts on a dozen additional mid-2014 MacBook Pro models, free 3-year AppleCare Protection Plans with the purchase of any Mac, and a $20 cash trade-in bonus on any iPad valued at $75 or more.
08/07/2014, 05:08 am
Countering a rumor that claimed China recently banned state agencies from purchasing Apple products, a report on Thursday says the company was simply not included on a list of energy-efficient devices that some government bodies look to for appropriating new equipment.
08/04/2014, 07:08 pm
Continuing a trend of delivering the most cost effective Macs in its history, Apple last week introduced its more aggressively-priced 2014 family of MacBook Pros and then sweetened the pot less than a week later by authorizing additional price cuts on the new models through its resellers, which are now translating to $100 - $350 net savings for users of the AI Price Guides.
08/01/2014, 11:08 am
Apple's latest television advertisement -- which shows a number of MacBook Airs that have been customized by their owners with fanciful stickers -- has reportedly been a boon for shops that sell the vinyl decals, with some receiving four times as many orders as they did before the ad's release.
07/30/2014, 05:07 pm
Apple on Wednesday rereleased a recent MacBook Air EFI update targeting sleep-from-wake problems after a flawed initial rollout caused some machines to crash unexpectedly.
07/29/2014, 10:07 pm
With Black Friday around the corner, AI readers have a few more days to take advantage of exclusive coupon discounts on Apple's entire MacBook Air and MacBook Pro product line before they expire for the year. This promo currently offers readers the absolute lowest prices anywhere on Apple's notebook lineup with tax-savings for many readers to boot.
07/29/2014, 06:07 pm
Hours after Apple released its refreshed MacBook Pro with Retina display lineup, aftermarket parts reseller Other World Computing has SSD speed test results for both 13-inch and 15-inch models, as well as photos of a partial teardown.
07/29/2014, 01:07 pm
Hardware updates to the Mac lineup thus far in 2014 have been generally unexciting, and yet Apple has still achieved record sales this year, as consumers are seeing plenty to like about the company's newest and more affordable computers.
07/29/2014, 08:07 am
Though it lacks a Retina display and features a thicker, heavier design, spinning hard drive, and a CD/DVD SuperDrive, Apple's legacy MacBook Pro survived the company's latest round of updates on Tuesday, and was even given a $100 price cut to $1,099.
07/29/2014, 05:07 am
Apple on Tuesday refreshed its MacBook Pro with Retina display line of laptops, bringing faster Intel Haswell processors and, for the 15-inch models and entry 13-inch model, double the standard memory.
07/22/2014, 08:07 pm
It appears Apple's most recent EFI update for mid-2011 Mac Book Air models contains a bug that in some cases fails to install, or more seriously creates system crashes.
07/21/2014, 05:07 pm
Apple on Monday posted an EFI update for its thin-and-light MacBook Air, addressing two wake from sleep issues including a rare problem that causes the computer's fans to spin at full speed unnecessarily.
Deals: 7-10% off CTO Retina MacBook Pros, $859 13" MacBook Air; $101 off 32GB AT&T iPad Airs, $350 off iPhone 5 refurbs
07/18/2014, 01:07 pm
With the back-to-school season nearing full-swing, AI's Price Guides and Deal Tracker continue to rack up exclusive, industry-low prices on many of Apple's most popular Macs, iPads and iPhones. This include 7-10% instant saving on dozens of custom configured MacBook Pros with Retina display, sub-$860 13-inch MacBook Airs, $200-$350 off Apple Certified Refurbished iPhone 5 handsets, and $100 off 32GB AT&T iPad Airs.
Killer Deal: Save up to $250 on Apple's new Macs plus get a 3-Year AppleCare Protection Plan for free (up to $749 off 2013 MacBook Pros)
07/14/2014, 04:07 pm
As part of its ongoing effort to deliver the lowest prices anywhere on Apple's Macs and iOS devices, AppleInsider is teaming up with Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama to give away 3-Year AppleCare Protection Plans with the purchase of each Mac from now till Aug. 12th. When combined with instant discounts of up to $250 on the Macs themselves, plus added tax-savings benefits in 48 of 50 states, the average savings from this promotion range from $300 and $800 off MSRP.
Apple's surprising sales in emerging markets like China & Latin America keep Mac growth ahead of PC market
07/14/2014, 08:07 am
Sales growth for Apple's Mac platform has outpaced the PC market for the 31st time in the past 32 quarters, keeping the trend alive. But surprisingly, Apple's premium-priced computers were actually driven by growth in emerging markets last quarter, new data shows.
07/09/2014, 04:07 pm
Apple's share of the U.S. computer market slipped again during the second quarter of 2014 despite a global trend towards growth in the PC marketplace after tablets like the iPad cannibalized sales.