Pre-Order your new iMac now from MacMall (ships Oct 23) & save hundreds in tax: Apple Price Guides updated Oct 22nd (exclusive coupons)

Topic: MacBook Air

Apple rumored to be testing new ultrathin 15-inch MacBook

10/30/2011, 05:10 pm

Apple is allegedly prepared to add a new thin-and-light 15-inch MacBook to its lineup in the near future, with one report claiming the company has finished development of a crucial test component.

97 comments

Apple issues EFI Firmware, iPhoto, QuickTime updates

10/27/2011, 01:10 am

Apple on Wednesday issued EFI Firmware updates for its Thunderbolt-equipped iMac, Mac Mini, Macbook Pro and Macbook Air computers, as well as minor updates to QuickTime for Windows and iPhoto.

10 comments

Catcher says unibody MacBook case plant will fully reopen next week

10/26/2011, 07:10 am

Apple supplier Catcher Technology said Wednesday that its China plant that builds unibody MacBook cases will fully reopen at the end of October.

4 comments

Apple's iPhone 4S, Mac mini & MacBook Air are 'Bluetooth Smart Ready'

10/25/2011, 02:10 pm

Apple's latest products, including the iPhone 4S and updated Mac mini and MacBook Air, are among a group of low-power Bluetooth devices now branded as "Bluetooth Smart Ready."

45 comments

Catcher hoping to reopen Chinese MacBook unibody case plant in November

10/21/2011, 01:10 am

After local officials ordered the suspension of operations at a Suzhou, China factory that supplies Apple with chassis for its laptops, Taiwanese manufacturer Catcher Technology will invest $2-3 million with the goal of getting its facility back online in November.

11 comments

Uni-body casing manufacturer shutdown may affect Mac notebook shipments

10/17/2011, 08:10 pm

A Chinese factory responsible for manufacturing the metal housings for Apple's uni-body laptop lineup has been shutdown due to "strange odors" emanating from the plant, potentially causing a 40% decrease in shipments for November.

30 comments

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.

11 comments

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.

102 comments

Intel working on OpenCL-capable Ivy Bridge chips bound for Apple's MacBook Air

09/16/2011, 01:09 am

Apple's MacBook Air may see an additional performance boost next year with Intel's next-generation Ivy Bridge processors, which, according to a new report, will add support for the OpenCL technology.

26 comments

Back-to-school Mac sales outpace PCs even without white MacBook, free iPod touch

09/15/2011, 12:09 pm

Back-to-school Mac sales once again easily outgrew Windows PCs this year, even though Apple did not offer a free iPod touch and discontinued its education-focused white MacBook this summer.

31 comments

Windows PC makers demonstrate Thunderbolt support for 2012 debut

09/14/2011, 04:09 pm

PC makers Acer and Asustek have joined Apple in announcing support for Intel's Thunderbolt high speed data interconnect, saying they will add the technology to PCs next year.

29 comments

Apple releases MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.1 with Thunderbolt Display support

09/12/2011, 05:09 pm

Apple has issued an firmware update for new MacBook Air models that contains enabling support for the as yet unavailable new Thunderbolt Display.

15 comments

Apple on pace to sell record 4.5M Macs this quarter

09/12/2011, 02:09 pm

The latest sales figures from the NPD Group show Apple's Mac platform is set to have its best quarter ever, with sales on pace to hit 4.5 million.

44 comments

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.

78 comments

Apple's MacBook Air draws long lines, stock-outs in Hong Kong debut

08/26/2011, 10:08 am

Apple's newly updated MacBook Air lineup debuted this week in Hong Kong, attracting crowds and selling out quickly, ahead of making an anticipated splash in mainland China.

14 comments

Apple's struggles to meet 13-inch MacBook Air demand trigger price gouging

08/23/2011, 09:08 am

More than a month after introducing its latest Thunderbolt MacBook Airs, Apple is still unable to meet broader demand for the 13-inch models, which can be seen listed at prices well above MSRP on at least one of the internet's largest ecommerce sites.

54 comments

Intel also hearing rumors Apple testing MacBooks based on own A-series chip

08/22/2011, 02:08 pm

An Intel executive said this week it would be foolish to ignore reports that Apple is considering switching some of its Macs away from Intel's mainstream processors and towards its own A-series of mobile chips because it's been hearing the same rumors.

130 comments

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.

25 comments

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.

62 comments

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.

81 comments