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Topic: Current Hardware

Apple releases Mac Pro firmware update to address Power Nap fan control, USB device recognition issues

02/26/2014, 05:02 pm

Apple on Wednesday released an SMC firmware update for the redesigned Mac Pro that enhances Power Nap fan control and fixes an issue that caused recognize low-speed USB devices on system startup.

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Apple's holiday Mac shipments outpaced PC growth by largest margin in 5 years

02/21/2014, 09:02 am

While some pundits speculate that Mac lineup could be on the way out in favor of the iPad, Apple's traditional notebooks and desktops outpaced the overall PC market by nearly 25 percent last quarter, representing the largest margin separating the two in five years.

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Deals: Valentine's Day delivers year's lowest prices on MacBook Airs

02/14/2014, 11:02 pm

Several configurations of Apple's popular MacBook Airs are seeing a new round of price cuts in the company's reseller channels this week, with six models now available at more than $100 discount, including a 13-inch model which is now available exclusively to AI readers for less than $999.

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Mac Pro ship times slip to April as demand continues to outstrip supply

02/11/2014, 11:02 pm

After launching preorders for the completely redesigned Mac Pro in December it looks as though Apple is still struggling to meet demand, as the company's online store now reflects ship times of April for all configurations.

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Apple's average Mac selling price steady at $1300 as iPad eats away at PC sales

02/10/2014, 03:02 pm

As PC sales continue to decline at the hands of tablets like Apple's iPad, the Mac platform is quietly growing its install base while maintaining an average selling price well above the rest of the market.

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New Mac Pros support AMD's CrossFire GPU teaming, but currently only within Windows

02/07/2014, 04:02 pm

Apple's newly-redesigned Mac Pro ships standard with dual GPUs configured via hardware to support AMD's CrossFire GPU-pairing technology, but only when running Microsoft Windows.

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Apple says turning off Bluetooth may improve AirPlay Mirroring on latest Macs

02/05/2014, 01:02 pm

Apple said it's aware of an issue where its latest professional Macs may experience AirPlay Mirroring jitters when connected to certain wireless networks and recommended a temporary fix.

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Review: Promise Pegasus2 Thunderbolt 2 RAID array for Apple's latest professional Macs

02/04/2014, 09:02 am

Promise Technology's Pegasus2 RAID storage solution was one of the first products to sport the latest Thunderbolt 2 , offering blazingly fast read/write speeds for data-intensive operations.

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Deals: $100 off new MacBook Airs & Mac Pros; up to $770 off Retina MacBook Pros

01/31/2014, 05:01 pm

A fresh wave of price drops and 2-day sales on Apple's Mac product family this friday are further sweetened by exclusive offers already granted to AI readers, yielding some of the lowest prices seen this year on MacBook Airs, MacBook Pros, iMacs and Mac Pros.

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Owners of 2011 MacBook Pros report critical GPU failures, system crashes

01/16/2014, 07:01 pm

It appears a number of early-2011 MacBook Pro models with discrete AMD GPUs are seeing issues with system crashes and hardware failures, with reports of problems escalating in recent weeks.

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Apple's domestic Mac sales surge 28.5% as overall PC market shrinks 7.5% [u]

01/09/2014, 04:01 pm

U.S. Mac sales spiked 28.5 percent year over year in the just-concluded fourth quarter of calendar 2013, according to the latest figures from Gartner, giving Apple a 13.7 percent share of its home market while the rest of the industry continues to struggle.

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Review: Apple's redesigned late 2013 Mac Pro

01/09/2014, 10:01 am

After years of waiting, pro users finally get a completely revamped Mac designed specifically to suit their needs, complete with bespoke chassis, high-powered internals and a price tag to match.

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Want one of Apple's new Mac Pros now? Best Buy says it has a few in stock [u]

01/04/2014, 12:01 pm

While Apple's new American-mac Mac Pro desktop is backordered on the company's retail store until at least February, one of its brick-and-mortar retail partners says it currently shipping out a limited supply of both standard retail configurations. [Update: all have sold out]

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New Mac Pro's processor reportedly user-upgradeable

01/03/2014, 04:01 pm

Following its teardown of Apple's new Mac Pro, Other World Computing has supposedly confirmed the cylindrical desktop's processor is user-upgradeable, meaning owners may have the option to keep their machine up to date as new CPUs hit the market.

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Apple touts energy, material efficiency in Mac Pro environmental report

01/02/2014, 04:01 pm

Apple on Thursday released an environmental impact report regarding the company's latest Mac Pro desktop, noting the cylindrical machine uses 74 percent less aluminum than its predecessor, while keeping greenhouse gas emissions low.

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Apple not expecting new Mac Pro to be available in-store until at least March

01/02/2014, 04:01 pm

Production of Apple's new professional desktop is said to be heavily constrained, with representatives indicating that the company's retail stores will not stock the machine until at least March.

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Mac Pro teardown finds easy disassembly, great potential for repairs & upgrades

12/31/2013, 10:12 am

Another dissection of Apple's new cylindrical Mac Pro has once again discovered that despite its unique design, the parts inside the desktop can be easily accessed, repaired or upgraded if need be.

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Teardown of Apple's new Mac Pro reveals socketed, removable Intel CPU

12/27/2013, 02:12 pm

Hardware enthusiasts will likely be pleased to know that the processor powering Apple's new Mac Pro desktop appears removable, meaning that future upgrades of the CPU could be possible.

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Apple's first new Mac Pro shipments arrive early for Christmas Eve

12/25/2013, 01:12 pm

The first customers who ordered Apple's distinctive new Mac Pro workstation system have started receiving their orders in time for unwrapping on Christmas.

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Apple's new Mac Pro a better value than the sum of its parts

12/24/2013, 12:12 pm

The first indication that Apple's sleek, cylindrical Mac Pro is meant for professionals --other than its name --is its high cost. AppleInsider assembled a comparable Windows-based system to see just how much value Apple squeezed into its new desktop.

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