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Topic: Current Hardware

Iowa high school equips students with 1,425 MacBook Airs in $1.4 million initiative

08/22/2013, 10:08 am

Iowa's Ames High School has announced it will provide each student enrolled in 9th through 12th grade with an 11-inch MacBook Air for use during the 2013 school year.

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Mac sales on pace to slide 5% in Apple's September quarter

08/19/2013, 04:08 pm

As the larger PC market continues to struggle, Apple, too, has seen its Mac sales decline year over year a trend that is on pace to continue in the current September quarter.

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Best Buy & Amazon holding Back To School sale on MacBook Airs through midnight

08/17/2013, 10:08 am

In addition to its recently-announced iPhone trade-in incentives, Best Buy this weekend is among a handful of resellers offering notable discounts on Apple's MacBook Airs, with prices for 2012 and current 2013 models starting at $799 and $899, respectively.

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Apple opens video card replacement program for certain mid-2011 iMacs

08/17/2013, 12:08 am

Addressing complaints from owners, Apple has decided to institute a replacement program for graphics cards used in specific 27-inch iMac models sold between May 2011 and October 2012.

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Exclusive Deals: $799 MacBook Air, $1799 fully-loaded 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina

08/13/2013, 11:08 pm

In its on-going quest to bring you the most affordable pricing on Apple's product offerings, AppleInsider is teaming this week with Apple power reseller B&H Photo to offer the lowest prices anywhere on an entry-level 11-inch MacBook Air and a fully-loaded current-generation 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display.

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Caught by iPad cannibalization, Apple, Inc. gambles on Mac inventory safeguards

08/04/2013, 12:08 pm

Apple reduced its total channel inventory by a whopping $1 billion last quarter. That aggressive cut may help explain recent temporary stock-outs of low-volume products, such as Macs and accessories, as the company adopts what is said to be a more conservative approach amidst a shrinking PC market.

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Deals: Best Buy knocks $200 off all Retina MacBook Pros; others discount by up to $650 [u]

07/27/2013, 06:07 pm

Big box retailer Best Buy is holding a 48-hour sale that ends Saturday at midnight, slashing the price of all MacBook Pro with Retina display models by $200, while also offering $100 iTunes Gift Cards for $85. Meanwhile, other Apple resellers have discounted fully loaded MacBook Pro with Retina display BTO configurations by as much as $650, while supplies last.

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US Mac sales down 5% year over year in Apple's June quarter, NPD says

07/22/2013, 03:07 pm

The latest data from the NPD Group shows domestic Mac sales down 5 percent year over year in the June quarter, as iPad cannibalization of Apple's Mac platform continues.

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Best Buy, Amazon and others host first sales on Apple's all-day power MacBook Airs

07/14/2013, 10:07 am

Having caught up with initial demand for its all-day power MacBook Airs, Apple this week is teaming with Best Buy to host the first official sale on the new notebooks. The move has triggered copy-cat sales at other top resellers, which now yield the lowest prices yet on some models.

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Owners of new MacBook Air complain of volume fluctuation issues

07/12/2013, 03:07 pm

Just one day after Apple rolled out an AirPort Utility update to fix a MacBook Air Wi-Fi issue, a new problem has allegedly been discovered, with users now reporting uncontrollable volume fluctuations in their new laptops.

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Windows 8.1, Intel's Haswell not expected to reverse sliding PC sales

07/11/2013, 01:07 pm

The PC market will continue its downward spiral in spite of the debuts of Microsoft's Windows 8.1 update and Intel's latest-generation Haswell processors, a new analysis contends.

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Deals: Free $50 Target Gift Cards with iPads, 2TB WD Portable Drive for $99, more [u]

07/10/2013, 09:07 pm

Target is currently offering free Gift Cards to customers who purchase WiFi iPad minis, iPad 4s with Retina display, or Apple TVs. Meanwhile, a 48-hour deal offers Western Digital's 2-terabyte Passport Drive for just $99, and there are now a dozen and a half MacBook Air configs in stock at the lowest prices anywhere.

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NPD: Apple's MacBook Air most popular thin-and-light notebook with 56 percent share of market

07/01/2013, 06:07 pm

Apple's MacBook Air is far and away the most popular notebook in its class, according to new data from NPD that shows the ultra portable holding more than half of the thin-and-light laptop market.

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Deals: 20% bonus on iOS trade-ins, more MacBook Pro discounts and Air bundles

06/30/2013, 12:06 pm

In this weekend's deal roundup: trade-in services are increasing payouts by as much as 20% for used iPads, iPhones and iPods ahead this year's product refreshes. Meanwhile, over a dozen new MacBook Air configs are in stock along with the return of the $999 MacBook Pro with optical drive. And some 13-inch Retina MacBook Pros are now discounted by $900-$1000.

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Apple testing 'MacBook Air WiFi Update 1.0' to reportedly solve 802.11ac woes

06/29/2013, 05:06 am

In a likely response to reports of 802.11ac Wi-Fi issues with its latest MacBook Air refresh, Apple late Friday began sending out invitations to select users, offering inclusion in the AppleSeed Program to test an upcoming Wi-Fi centric software update for the thin-and-light laptop.

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Apple winding down Mac Pro tower shipments as it works to finish new cylindrical model

06/26/2013, 04:06 pm

It's the end of the line for the aluminum Mac Pro tower, as Apple appears to now be winding down shipments to resellers in preparation to launch a newly redesigned professional-grade desktop later this year.

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Apple's OS X Mountain Lion reportedly hindering MacBook Air 802.11ac speeds

06/24/2013, 06:06 pm

One of the major upgrades found in Apple's latest MacBook Air is the inclusion of 802.11ac Wi-Fi, but a discovery on Monday appears to show an issue in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion is hampering the laptop from reaching peak data transfer speeds.

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Review: Apple's new 11-inch MacBook Air (Mid-2013)

06/23/2013, 03:06 am

Apple unveiled the latest incarnation of its hot-selling MacBook Air lineup at WWDC 2013, taking somewhat of a gamble in concentrating on greatly extended battery life in lieu of a more conventional performance boost. But did that bet pay off?

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Deals: Nine new MacBook Air models in stock at discount, tax-free in mosts states

06/22/2013, 08:06 am

Shipments of Apple's new all-day power 11- and 13-inch MacBook Airs began making their way into the company's reseller channels this week, and one reseller now boasts the largest selection of configurations outside Apple, all of which it is offering to AppleInsider readers at additional discount and tax-free in all but eight states.

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Users report Wi-Fi connectivity issues with Apple's new 802.11ac MacBook Airs

06/20/2013, 11:06 am

Some early adopters of Apple's latest MacBook Air models have found their new thin-and-light notebook will unexpectedly and repeatedly drop its wireless connection.

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