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Topic: Current Hardware

Apple squashes bugs in first update for new Mac Pro

12/19/2013, 03:12 pm

Though the first orders won't be arriving for a few weeks, owners of the new Mac Pro will have an update to install once they get their new desktop out of the box, as Apple has already prepared a firmware fix for the late 2013 model.

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Apple reinforces commitment to professionals with nearly 200 US-built Mac Pro configurations

12/19/2013, 02:12 pm

While Apple has made efforts in recent years to pare down its product options in an effort to simplify choices for consumers, the company's new Mac Pro desktop comes in nearly 200 potential configurations, giving professional users the ability to build a system that's right for them.

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Standard Mac Pro configurations now ship from Apple in February

12/19/2013, 11:12 am

Apple quickly sold out of its initial allotment of Mac Pro inventory when preorders began on Thursday, as new orders are now scheduled to ship in February.

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Apple begins taking pre-orders for redesigned, American-made Mac Pro

12/19/2013, 02:12 am

As promised, Apple on Thursday initiated sales of its highly-anticipated Mac Pro desktop, with some orders placed through the company's digital storefront shipping by Dec. 30. Supplies appear extremely limited out of the gate, however, with custom configured models showing delivery dates into February.

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Researchers find way to activate iSight cameras without alerting users

12/18/2013, 05:12 pm

Security researchers at Johns Hopkins University have demonstrated a unique new attack that can force the iSight cameras in legacy MacBook and iMac models to capture images without turning on the camera's accompanying LED.

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Apple's new cylindrical Mac Pro desktop arrives Thursday starting at $2,999

12/18/2013, 08:12 am

Apple's much anticipated new high-end Mac Pro desktop, in a completely new and unique cylindrical design completely manufactured in America, will become available to order starting Thursday at an entry price of $2,999.

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Best Buy & B&H cut $100 off Apple's MacBook Airs, $160 off iMacs in final holiday sale

12/17/2013, 02:12 pm

A pair of final Apple holiday sales from the company's retail partners have have knocked $100 off MacBook Airs ($899-$1199) and $160 off iMacs ($1,139-$1,839.99) while also discounting previous generation models by up to $499.

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Apple's US Mac sales see strong 29% holiday growth

12/16/2013, 04:12 pm

Domestic Mac sales were up 29 percent in the first two months of the current holiday quarter, benefitting from an iMac shortfall that plagued Apple during the same quarter a year ago.

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Best Buy drops prices on Apple's MacBook Pros with Retina display for 1-day gifting event

12/15/2013, 10:12 am

Best Buy on Sunday announced that it is cutting prices on Apple's entire lineup of MacBook Pros with Retina display as part of its 24 hour Holiday Gifting Sale. [Update: B&H has matched Best Buy's pricing]

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Deals: $120-$270 off MacBook Pros with CD/DVD drive; up to $570 off Retina closeout models

12/14/2013, 10:12 am

Readers in the market for one of Apple's MacBook Pro models with a built-in CD/DVD drive can save up to $270 this weekend from one of the company's authorized resellers, who has similarly discounted last year's 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro Retina models by up to $570.

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Promise Technology ships 'world's first' 20Gbps Thunderbolt 2 drives

12/11/2013, 06:12 pm

Promise Technology on Wednesday announced its new Pegasus2 RAID arrays are now shipping, bringing one of the first Thunderbolt 2-equipped storage solutions to market for high-powered computers like the upcoming Mac Pro.

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Lowest Prices Anywhere: 11" MacBook Air for $729; loaded 13" MacBook Pro Retina for $1,650

12/08/2013, 07:12 am

While cyber week sales on Apple products have wound down from the steep discount levels seen this time last week, a new batch Ivy-Bridge MacBook Airs and MacBook Pro Retinas are in the process of being restocked at one of the company's largest resellers and are being offered to AppleInsider readers at the lowest prices anywhere.

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Cyber Monday Discounts: $200 off 13" MacBook Pro Retina, up to $60 off iPads, free gift cards

12/02/2013, 11:12 pm

Among Cyber Monday's most popular Apple deals are $200 off the company's current 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina, $200 off Apple's MacBook Pro with DVD/CD, up to $60 off iPads, a free $40 Amazon gift card with the purchase of a Nest learning thermostat, free $50 gift card from Best Buy, and more.

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How to find the lowest prices on Apple's Macs this Black Friday [u]

11/29/2013, 11:11 pm

With Apple's online store only offering Gift Card incentives on Macs this Black Friday and power-sellers like Best Buy and Amazon running out of the most popular models days ago, the lowest prices on Macs that are actually in stock for shipping continue to come from a handful of the company's independent resellers. Our real-time price guides make it easy to find the Mac you want at the lowest possible price.

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B&H's Black Friday sale delivers the lowest prices on Macs with AppleCare, tax-free outside NY

11/29/2013, 06:11 am

This Black Friday, B&H Photo Video -- an Apple Authorized Reseller and one of the largest electronics superstores worldwide -- is offering $102-$550 off standalone Macs, up to $615 off those same Macs when bundled with 3-Years of AppleCare, and dozens of unbeatable camera deals -- all of which are tax-free outside New York.

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Best Buy's Black Friday sale knocks $150-$200 off some MacBook Pros, iMacs, & MacBook Airs

11/28/2013, 06:11 pm

Big-box electronics retailer Best Buy kicked-off its 2013 Black Friday sale Thursday evening with dozens of doorbusters, including $150-$200 off MacBook Airs, iMacs, and 13-inch MacBook Pros, as well as a 65-inch Samsung HDTV offered for $999.

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Black Friday Exclusives: 15" MacBook Pro Retina for $1649 ($450 off), 27" iMac for $1599 ($400 off)

11/27/2013, 01:11 pm

[Update: Sold Out] Over the next 72-hours, electronics stores around the nation will be launching their Black Friday sales and we'll be providing full coverage of the best-of-the-best, including some unbeatable exclusives only for AppleInsider readers from top merchants, starting with a brand new mid-2012 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display for $1,649.00 and a well-equipped Ivy Bridge 27-inch iMac for $1599 from B&H Photo.

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Lowest Prices Ever: 15" MacBook Pro Retina for $1,749 ($250 off); 13" MacBook Air for $974

11/22/2013, 08:11 am

Big box and online retailers are getting a jump start on their holiday promotional efforts this year, including a pair of AppleInsider sponsors who have knocked $250 off Apple's just announced 15-inch MacBook Pro Retinas and $180 off a high-end BTO config, respectively. Separately, Apple's 13-inch MacBook Air has been discounted to $974.

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Deals: $250 off 13" MacBook Pro with CD/DVD; $150 off new iMac; up to $600 off Retina closeouts

11/10/2013, 11:11 pm

While supplies last, AppleInsider readers this week are being offered exclusive, rock-bottom pricing on a current 13-inch MacBook Pro and current 21-inch iMac. Meanwhile, discounts on early 2013 Retina MacBook Pros have increased to $270-$600.

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Apple issues update to fix keyboard, trackpad bugs in latest 13" Retina MacBook Pros

11/07/2013, 03:11 pm

Apple on Thursday afternoon issued an update for EFI firmware on late 2013 13-inch Retina MacBook Pros, designed to address a problem where the laptop's keyboard and trackpad could freeze.

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