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Goldman Sachs bullish on Apple, raises iPad, Mac, iPhone estimates

09/22/2011, 09:09 pm

Investment bank Goldman Sachs sees Apple outperforming the firm's previous expectations in spite of recent market troubles and has raised its shipping estimates for the iPad, Mac and iPhone.

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PC makers want cheaper Intel chips to compete with Apple's Air pricing

09/20/2011, 08:09 am

Struggling to compete with the pricing of Apple's MacBook Air lineup, "Ultrabook" PC makers have again asked Intel to reduce the price of its mobile CPUs.

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Intel's Ivy Bridge support for 4K resolution could pave way for 'Retina' Macs

09/20/2011, 01:09 am

Intel quietly revealed last week that its next-generation Ivy Bridge processors will support the 4K display resolution, with up to 4096 x 4096 pixels per monitor, potentially paving the way for Apple to introduce high-resolution "Retina Display" Macs.

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Intel details Thunderbolt technology spec, evolution plans for next year

09/15/2011, 07:09 pm

Intel on Thursday offered more details on its Thunderbolt specifications, detailing features for consumers as well as requirements for PC and peripheral manufacturers in view of expanding adoption of the new technology throughout the electronics industry.

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Intel's McAfee to add remote wipe, tracking features to MacBook Air-like "ultrabooks"

09/14/2011, 06:09 pm

After acquiring security firm McAfee last year, Intel has announced plans to embed iCloud-like remote lock, wipe and location tracking features in silicon for PC "ultrabook" competitors of Apple's MacBook Air .

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Intel, Google announce mobile partnership for Atom Android smartphones

09/13/2011, 06:09 pm

Intel and Google have announced a partnership to enable the use of Android software on Intel's Atom mobile x86-compatible processors, in hopes the chips can wrestle market share from the ARM processor family now dominating mobile devices.

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Apple to surprise with late-2011 MacBook Pro refresh this month

09/13/2011, 04:09 pm

Exclusive: With Intel's next-generation Core i-Series mobile platform not expected until the second quarter of 2012, Apple is reportedly preparing a refresh of its professional notebook line ahead of the holiday shopping season to better bridge the gap, AppleInsider has been told.

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US government approves patent bill in effort to reform system

09/09/2011, 03:09 am

The U.S. Senate has approved the most substantial changes to the nation's patent system in over 50 years in the form of the America Invents Act, a measure supported by tech titans such as Microsoft, Google and Apple.

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Ultrabook makers 'testing the water' with initial shipments under 50k - report

09/06/2011, 12:09 am

Several key partners in Intel's "Ultrabook" initiative are limiting the initial shipment volumes of their responses to Apple's MacBook Air to below 50,000 units due to uncertain demand, a new report claims.

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Rumor: Apple investigating USB 3.0 for Macs ahead of Intel

09/01/2011, 10:09 pm

A new report claims Apple has continued to investigate implementing USB 3.0 in its Mac computers independent of Intel's plans to eventually support USB 3.0 at the chipset level.

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Apple, Microsoft and Intel to bid on 15 million unit tablet deal

08/18/2011, 05:08 pm

Apple, Microsoft and Intel are considering making a bid for a Turkish government project that would see the winning company build and supply of up to 15 million tablets, over four years, to school children.

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Intel denies 50% Ultrabook CPU cut to aid matching MacBook Air prices

08/16/2011, 09:08 pm

Sources within the notebook industry allege that Intel has rejected a request from PC makers for a steep 50 percent discount on CPUs designed for its Ultrabook specification, even as manufacturers struggle to compete with Apple's MacBook Air on price.

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Apple threatened Intel with 'wake-up call' over chip power consumption

08/11/2011, 03:08 pm

Officials at Apple were at at one point so unsatisfied with power consumption levels of Intel's processors that they threatened to end their partnership with the chipmaker, if the problems were not addressed.

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Intel Capital creates $300M UltraBook fund to drive thin-and-light designs

08/11/2011, 12:08 am

Intel Capital, the strategic investment arm of the world's largest chipmaker, announced on Wednesday a $300 million UltraBook fund to invest in new technologies for its new category of tablet-like notebooks that will challenge Apple's MacBook Air.

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Intel issues 'Ultrabook' reference specs with sub-$710 BOMs

08/05/2011, 01:08 am

As notebook makers struggle to produce thin-and-light notebooks that compete with Apple's MacBook Air on price, Intel has sent a reference bill of materials to its partners with costs of $475-$650 for 21mm notebooks and $493-$710 for 18mm models, according to an unconfirmed report.

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'Ultrabook' makers squeezed by Apple's control of metal chassis supply

08/04/2011, 11:08 am

Long known as a master of the supply chain for overseas components, Apple has reportedly out-muscled the competition for yet another crucial element of its products: unibody metal notebook chassis.

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PC makers struggling to match MacBook Air pricing ahead of Ultrabook launches

07/29/2011, 12:07 pm

Windows-based PC makers looking to challenge Apple's extremely successful line of ultra-lightweight MacBook Airs with designs based on Intel's "Ultrabook" platform are losing hope that they'll be able to do so and still turn a profit on sales of the notebooks any time this year.

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Apple's new Thunderbolt cable sports internal firmware, transceivers

06/29/2011, 09:06 pm

A teardown of Apple's just-released $49 Thunderbolt cable has revealed an "active cable" with transceiver chips on each end.

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Supply of Apple's white MacBook severely constrained ahead of Lion debut

06/29/2011, 10:06 am

Availability of Apple's current $999 white MacBook, built with hardware that is now getting long in the tooth, has become constrained, potentially signaling a forthcoming update to the entry-level notebook.

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Sony announces first non-Mac 'Thunderbolt' laptop coming to Europe in July

06/28/2011, 12:06 am

Sony on Tuesday took the wraps off a redesigned VAIO Z laptop, which is scheduled to arrive in Europe at the end of July and will feature a proprietary version of Intel's Thunderbolt technology. Meanwhile, Apple has issued a firmware update to improve Thunderbolt performance.

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