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Apple's new Thunderbolt iMacs get Boot Camp update, dual-monitor out

05/03/2011, 01:05 pm

Apple on Tuesday quickly released an update to address issues with Boot Camp on its new iMacs. Also, the new 27-inch all-in-one desktop supports two monitor outputs via its two Thunderbolt ports, and orders can ship with a Magic Trackpad instead of a Magic Mouse at no extra cost.

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Updated iMac line expected to boost Apple's share of PC market

05/03/2011, 11:05 am

Though desktop computers play a smaller role than notebook sales, the newly updated all-in-one iMac is expected to help push Mac sales even higher and give Apple a greater share of the PC market.

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Apple unveils new quad-core iMacs with Thunderbolt and FaceTime HD

05/03/2011, 08:05 am

Apple on Tuesday updated its all-in-one line of iMac desktops, adding Intel's powerful new quad-core Sandy Bridge processors, as well as the new high-speed Thunderbolt input/output port.

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Mac sales up 25% in Americas, 76% in Asia

04/21/2011, 06:04 pm

While the bulk of attention in Apple's earnings was focused on iPhone sales, Apple also experienced dramatic growth in Macs, despite slow PC sales globally and a shrinking market for PCs in the US.

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Insiders believe Thunderbolt from Intel, Apple will 'greatly affect' USB 3.0

04/19/2011, 11:04 am

Though Intel has said it plans to support USB 3.0 with its next-generation chipsets, some in the PC market believe Apple's adoption of Thunderbolt could have a major impact.

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New MacBook Pros push Apple's US sales up 47% year over year in March

04/18/2011, 02:04 pm

Driven by strong sales of the new Thunderbolt-equipped MacBook Pro lineup, domestic Mac sales are estimated to have increased 47 percent year over year in the month of March.

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Faster Samsung flash memory SSD drives appear in Apple's new MacBook Airs

04/18/2011, 01:04 pm

Apple has quietly upgraded some recent MacBook Air orders with Samsung solid-state flash memory drives, offering even faster read and write times.

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Gartner rivals IDC to report Apple fifth largest, with 9.3% share of US PC market

04/13/2011, 11:04 pm

A report by Gartner agrees with IDC that PC shipments have contracted both globally and in the US, but the firm issued sales numbers that are significantly different than its market research rival.

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US Mac sales grow 9.6% in Q1 2011 as rest of market drops 10.7%

04/13/2011, 05:04 pm

Apple's line of Mac computers saw great success in the U.S. in the first quarter of calendar 2011, growing 9.6 from 2010, while the rest of the American market fell 10.7 percent and netbook maker Acer tumbled 42.1 percent.

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Cisco kills its Apple competitors Flip, Eos, Umi to focus on networking

04/12/2011, 07:04 pm

Cisco announced plans get out of the consumer business apart from its Linksys networking products, killing its Flip handheld camcorders, Eos social media platform and Umi consumer video conferencing device.

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New MacBook Pro Thunderbolt port gets attention at NAB 2011

04/11/2011, 07:04 pm

A variety of vendors are demonstrating new products taking advantage of Apple's Thunderbolt-equipped MacBook Pros at the National Association of Broadcasters convention.

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Strong sales make Apple's 'quasi-tablet' MacBook Air a $2.2B-per-year product

04/04/2011, 08:04 am

More than five months after the new thin-and-light MacBook Air was unveiled, sturdy adoption rates for the notebook have continued, positioning it as a meaningful growth driver for Apple raking in a projected $2.2 billion a year.

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Killer deal: Brand new Apple 11.6-inch MacBook Air for $849 ($150 savings)

03/28/2011, 11:03 pm

AppleInsider sponsor MacMall on Monday teamed up with eBay to offer readers a killer deal on Apple's 11.6-inch MacBook Air, selling brand new units for $849 while supplies last.

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Owners of Apple's new MacBook Pros report issues with iTunes Home Sharing

03/16/2011, 09:03 pm

Numerous owners of Apple's early 2011 MacBook Pros report being unable to connect devices or maintain connections through iTunes Home Sharing.

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NPD data shows Feb. Mac sales slowdown before Apple's MacBook Pro refresh

03/14/2011, 03:03 pm

U.S. Mac sales were on the low end of expectations -- but still up 16 percent year over year -- in the first two months of the March quarter, ahead of Apple's release of the new MacBook Pro lineup.

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Review: Apple's early 2011 Thunderbolt MacBook Pros

03/09/2011, 09:03 am

Apple's revised 13, 15 and 17 inch MacBook Pros deliver Intel's blazing fast new Sandy Bridge Core i5 and i7 CPUs, new AMD Radeon HD (formerly ATI) dedicated graphics performance on the high end and a new high speed Thunderbolt port, resulting in the fastest notebooks currently available while inheriting the long battery life, the strong, minimalist unibody construction, and the environmentally friendly design of previous year's models.

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Apple ships over 1 million MacBook Airs in new notebook's first quarter

03/05/2011, 02:03 pm

The streamlined and lightweight family of MacBook Airs introduced by Apple late last year are a hit with consumers, who combined to demand shipments of more than 1 million of the new notebooks during the fourth quarter of last year.

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Apple's MacBook Pros ship with active SSD TRIM support in Snow Leopard

03/04/2011, 04:03 pm

New MacBook Pro models are shipping with Mac OS X 10.6.6 (build 10J3210), which supplies TRIM support for bundled Apple Solid State Drives, enabling extended performance of the fast new devices via background maintenance.

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First Look: Apple's early 2011 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros with Thunderbolt

03/01/2011, 06:03 pm

Apple's newly revised early 2011 MacBook Pros carry forward the same unibody construction, but offer Intel Core i5 and i7 Sandy Bridge quad core CPUs, faster RAM, more powerful AMD graphics chips, larger drive options, and the new high speed Thunderbolt interconnect. Here's an illustrated first look ahead of our in-depth reviews.

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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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