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Topic: Current Hardware

Apple bumps Time Capsule capacity to 3TB, no mention of new features [u]

06/21/2011, 09:06 am

Apple on Tuesday increased the capacity of its Time Capsule network attached storage with a 3-terabyte model, but the quiet refresh made no mention of other changes to the hardware.

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Apple kicks off back-to-school promo: Buy a Mac, get a $100 App Store gift card

06/16/2011, 07:06 am

As expected, Apple on Thursday began its annual back-to-school sale, offering students a $100 Mac App Store gift card along with the purchase of a qualifying Mac.

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Sustained growth of MacBook Air may provide Apple $3.0B-per-year opportunity

06/16/2011, 02:06 am

Apple is poised to realize a $3.0 billion opportunity with its line of MacBook Air computers as "break-out" growth of the portables continues, according to one analyst.

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Apple's Back to School' Promo starts tomorrow, offers $100 iTunes Gift Card

06/15/2011, 06:06 pm

Apple's annual back to school promotion for college bound Mac buyers begins tomorrow, offering a $100 iTunes Store gift card rather than bundling a free iPod as it has in previous years.

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Apple's US Mac sales grow 15% in April & May; stronger June sales expected

06/13/2011, 03:06 pm

Through the first two months of Apple's third quarter of fiscal 2011, U.S. Mac sales are up 15 percent year-over-year, but that number is expected to rise in June when Apple faces a more favorable 2010 comparison.

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Briefly: iMac graphics update; Apple iAd exec; Lodsys under attack

06/08/2011, 10:06 pm

Apple issued an iMac graphic firmware update on Wednesday to resolve a startup and wake from sleep hanging issue. Also, the company has hired a "rising star" in advertising as the new head of agency relations for iAd. Meanwhile, several companies are seeking to invalidate patents held by Lodsys, the company suing iOS developers over in-app purchasing.

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Patent infringement suit targets Apple over use of Intel CPUs

06/01/2011, 12:06 pm

Apple, Intel and Hewlett-Packard have all been hit with a new patent infringement lawsuit that takes issue with Apple's iMac and its use of Intel processors.

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Apple initiates MacBook bottom case replacement program

05/30/2011, 11:05 pm

Apple has initiated a case replacement program for MacBooks shipped between October 2009 and April 2011 to resolve an issue where the rubber separates from the bottom of the case.

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Apple's MacBooks sweep Consumer Reports laptop rankings

05/25/2011, 12:05 am

Apple's line of MacBook portables currently stand as the top laptops in every related category ranked by advocacy group Consumer Reports.

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Apple makes huge inroads in enterprise as corporate Mac sales surge 66%

05/20/2011, 11:05 am

Mac sales in the enterprise during Apple's last fiscal quarter grew a whopping 66 percent, significantly outpacing the rest of the PC market, which grew just 4.5 percent in the enterprise.

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Thunderbolt trademark rights will be transferred from Apple to Intel

05/20/2011, 10:05 am

Though Apple originally filed for ownership of the "Thunderbolt" trademark associated with its new high-speed data port, the rights will be transferred to Intel, the company with which it cooperatively developed the new standard.

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Apple, not Intel, filed for Thunderbolt trademark

05/18/2011, 09:05 pm

Counter to early indications that Intel already owned the trademark for the Thunderbolt high-speed I/O technology, recently discovered applications with the U.S. and Canadian trademark offices reveal that Apple has filed for the mark.

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HP exec dismisses Apple and Intel's Thunderbolt in favor of USB 3.0

05/17/2011, 10:05 am

PC maker Hewlett-Packard reportedly looked at the new high-speed Thunderbolt port created by Intel and Apple, but has decided for now to stick with USB 3.0.

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Tough 2010 comparisons cause 'soft' 9% Mac sales growth for Apple in April

05/16/2011, 03:05 pm

Mac sales a year ago were exceptionally strong, making Apple's year-over-year sales increase in April 2011 a "soft" 9 percent.

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Hard drive upgrades restricted in Apple's new Thunderbolt iMacs

05/12/2011, 02:05 pm

Apple's newly upgraded iMac desktop line features a new custom 7-pin serial ATA connector and proprietary temperature control system that will make hard drive upgrades difficult for end users.

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Firmware hack converts 2009 Mac Pro to use faster RAM, CPUs

05/11/2011, 04:05 pm

The discovery of how to install new firmware updates on 2009 Mac Pros enables the machines to support dual six-core Westmere Xeon CPUs, faster 1333MHz RAM, and adds audio-out support to the Mini DisplayPort interface, features that were not delivered by Apple until mid 2010.

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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 issues Thunderbolt fixes for new MacBook Pros, iMacs

05/05/2011, 03:05 pm

Apple this week released a series of updates for its newest MacBook Pro notebooks and iMac desktops equipped with the high-speed Thunderbolt port, addressing issues related to performance and stability.

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Apple's new Thunderbolt iMacs include unreleased Intel Z68 chipset

05/04/2011, 11:05 am

The new iMac all-in-one desktops released this week include Intel's yet-to-be-released Z68 chipset, which could allow faster solid-state drive caching performance in the future.

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Teardown of Apple's 21.5-inch Thunderbolt iMac finds removable graphics board

05/04/2011, 08:05 am

A look inside Apple's new 21.5-inch, Thunderbolt-equipped iMac desktop discovered the ability to swap out the graphics processing unit board for a new one.

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