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Topic: Current Hardware

Apple recalling 'very small number' of iMac 1TB Seagate hard drives

07/22/2011, 08:07 pm

Apple is recalling some Seagate 1TB hard drives used in iMac systems sold between May 2011 and July 2011 because of an unspecified failure issue.

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Teardown of Apple's new Mac Mini shows optical drive ditched for second HDD option

07/21/2011, 08:07 pm

A teardown of Apple's just-released Mac Mini reveals a similar design to the previous generation, though with the addition of the new processor, Thunderbolt controller and Bluetooth 4.0, while the company's decision to remove the optical drive made room for a second storage drive.

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Apple's new Minis and Airs benchmark twice as fast as predecessors

07/21/2011, 06:07 pm

Apple's new line of Mac Minis and MacBook Airs launched Wednesday are not only strikingly faster than their predecessors in raw processor and memory performance, but in some cases rival premium-priced Macs that made their debut just one year ago for more than twice the cost.

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Teardown of Apple's new MacBook Air finds SSDs are replaceable

07/21/2011, 04:07 pm

A peek inside Apple's refreshed MacBook Air lineup has found that the new notebooks continue to have flash-based solid state drives that are removable, dispelling a rumor that they would be soldered onto the motherboard.

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MacBook Air shipments strong; Apple eyes InterDigital; Patent group sues again

07/21/2011, 02:07 am

Shipments of Apple's just-released MacBook Air will "remain strong" throughout this summer, possibly topping 1.5 million units, according to industry sources. Meanwhile, Apple is reportedly weighing a bid to purchase InterDigital for its wireless technology patents. Also, a patent licensing group that won $8 million from Apple is now suing for additional royalties, this time from the iPhone and iPad.

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Apple adds Bluetooth 4.0 support to new MacBook Air, Mac mini

07/20/2011, 09:07 am

Apple's latest MacBook Air and Mac mini models released on Wednesday are the first hardware from the company to support the Bluetooth 4.0 wireless standard for improved power consumption.

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New Mac mini lacks optical drive as Apple continues to ditch the disc

07/20/2011, 09:07 am

For the first time ever, Apple's new Mac mini models, released on Wednesday, lack an optical drive for CDs or DVDs, as the Mac maker continues to move away from physical formats like discs.

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Apple's white legacy MacBook pulled, only available for education buyers [u]

07/20/2011, 09:07 am

Apple on Wednesday suddenly removed its white entry-level MacBook from its website and online store, signaling that the five-year-old notebook has been officially replaced by the $999 MacBook Air [update: still available for eduction institutions only].

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Apple's new 27-inch LED display is world’s first Thunderbolt display

07/20/2011, 08:07 am

Apple on Wednesday unveiled the new Apple Thunderbolt Display, the world’s first display with Thunderbolt I/O technology and built-in docking cables for Mac notebooks set to arrive sometime in the next 60 days for $999.

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Apple updates Mac mini with Thunderbolt, 2X graphics and CPU power

07/20/2011, 08:07 am

Apple on Wednesday updated the Mac mini with next generation Intel core processors, new discrete graphics, high-speed Thunderbolt I/O technology and Mac OS X Lion at entry-level pricing starting at just $599.

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Apple releases new MacBook Airs with Thunderbolt, backlit keyboards

07/20/2011, 08:07 am

Apple on Wednesday launched a refresh to it thin-and-light MacBook Air lineup, equipping the ultraportables with Thunderbolt ports, backlit keyboards and Intel's latest Sandy Bridge processors offering up to twice the performance of their predecessors.

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NPD data suggests Apple sold record 4.2M Macs in June quarter

07/18/2011, 04:07 pm

The latest domestic sales figures from the NPD Group suggest Apple may have sold as many as 4.2 million Macs in the June quarter, a sum that would represent the company's best quarter ever.

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Apple's back-to-school promo clobbering Microsoft's efforts

07/08/2011, 10:07 pm

In spite of initial skepticism from industry watchers, Apple’s annual Back to School promotion is off to a strong start, pushing a fourfold increase in Mac sales over that of Windows PCs by college students in some circles.

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Early Thunderbolt tests find blazing speeds with bootable external drives

06/29/2011, 07:06 pm

Newly published results show Apple's newly adopted Thunderbolt technology blows FireWire 800 out of the water with data transfer speeds to an external RAID system at 700MB/s.

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Apple releases $49 Thunderbolt cable, offers external RAID systems

06/28/2011, 08:06 am

Apple on Tuesday added a new $49 Thunderbolt high-speed data cable to its online store, as well as a handful of external RAID storage options starting at $999.

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Apple's tweaked AirPort Extreme serves stronger Wi-Fi with 2.8X power boost

06/23/2011, 03:06 pm

The new AirPort Extreme was quietly released by Apple this week with no mention of new features, but it actually has increased power output for increased Wi-Fi signal strength and range.

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Apple's Airport Extreme quietly refreshed alongside Time Capsule

06/22/2011, 02:06 am

On the heels of Tuesday's Time Capsule update, Apple has quietly updated its Airport Extreme wireless base station without advertising any new features.

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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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