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Topic: MacBook Air

'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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Apple seen merging iOS, Mac OS X with custom A6 chip in 2012

08/03/2011, 10:08 am

Apple is looking to merge its iOS and Mac OS X operating systems into one unified platform for applications and cloud services as soon as next year starting with the MacBook Air, one Wall Street analyst believes.

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Strong sales of Apple's new Thunderbolt MacBook Airs result in stock-outs

08/01/2011, 03:08 pm

Some locations have reportedly been sold out of Apple's newly updated Thunderbolt MacBook Air models, as consumers have been quick to embrace the refreshed thin-and-light notebook.

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Bundled iLife licenses now transferable to other Macs via App Store

07/29/2011, 03:07 pm

New Mac buyers get a free bundle of Apple's iLife apps, but until recently the bundle only installed on the new machine it was bundled with. With the Mac App Store, Apple now makes the bundle available for use on any Mac they own.

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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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New MacBook Air using smaller, cheaper Thunderbolt chip

07/28/2011, 07:07 pm

New MacBook Air models use a smaller, cheaper Thunderbolt controller that limits them to using a single external display while consuming less space on the logic board.

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Review: Apple's 2011 Thunderbolt 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Airs

07/27/2011, 08:07 am

Last year at its "Back to the Mac" event, Apple launched a revamped pair of 11 and 13 inch MacBook Air models that borrowed hardware details from the iPad. This year, the company's duo of light and thin notebooks get some notable hardware enhancements but also benefit significantly from Mac OS X Lion, which incorporates a variety of iPad software features.

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Apple rumored to be working on ultra-thin 15- and 17-inch notebooks

07/26/2011, 05:07 pm

With Apple's new family of MacBook Airs gaining considerable traction in the marketplace over the past nine months, the company is believed to be working to introduce 15- and 17-inch models with a similar minimalist design to capitalize on the trend towards ultra-mobile computing.

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Performance variation found in SSDs shipping with new MacBook Airs

07/25/2011, 05:07 pm

Apple last week refreshed its popular line of MacBook Airs, offering 128GB SSDs on both an 11- and 13-inch model, but a recent discovery reveals that not all SSDs perform equally.

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First look: Apple's new 11 and 13 inch Thunderbolt MacBook Air

07/23/2011, 02:07 pm

Apple's new Thunderbolt-enhanced, fourth generation MacBook Air models upgrade the company's light and thin notebook category with new high-speed connectivity; faster, more powerful Core i5 and i7 processors; faster RAM; larger SSD options, support for Bluetooth 4.0 and a new backlit keyboard.

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Vulnerability exposes Apple MacBook batteries to 'bricking,' malware

07/23/2011, 01:07 am

One prominent security researcher has discovered a vulnerability in the batteries of Apple's MacBook line of portable computers that could allow hackers to ruin the batteries or install malware on them that could corrupt a Mac.

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Apple's new Minis and Airs benchmark twice as fast as predecessors

07/21/2011, 06:07 pm

Apple's new line of Mac Minis and MacBook Airs launched Wednesday are not only strikingly faster than their predecessors in raw processor and memory performance, but in some cases rival premium-priced Macs that made their debut just one year ago for more than twice the cost.

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Teardown of Apple's new MacBook Air finds SSDs are replaceable

07/21/2011, 04:07 pm

A peek inside Apple's refreshed MacBook Air lineup has found that the new notebooks continue to have flash-based solid state drives that are removable, dispelling a rumor that they would be soldered onto the motherboard.

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MacBook Air shipments strong; Apple eyes InterDigital; Patent group sues again

07/21/2011, 02:07 am

Shipments of Apple's just-released MacBook Air will "remain strong" throughout this summer, possibly topping 1.5 million units, according to industry sources. Meanwhile, Apple is reportedly weighing a bid to purchase InterDigital for its wireless technology patents. Also, a patent licensing group that won $8 million from Apple is now suing for additional royalties, this time from the iPhone and iPad.

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Apple adds Bluetooth 4.0 support to new MacBook Air, Mac mini

07/20/2011, 09:07 am

Apple's latest MacBook Air and Mac mini models released on Wednesday are the first hardware from the company to support the Bluetooth 4.0 wireless standard for improved power consumption.

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Apple's white legacy MacBook pulled, only available for education buyers [u]

07/20/2011, 09:07 am

Apple on Wednesday suddenly removed its white entry-level MacBook from its website and online store, signaling that the five-year-old notebook has been officially replaced by the $999 MacBook Air [update: still available for eduction institutions only].

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Apple releases new MacBook Airs with Thunderbolt, backlit keyboards

07/20/2011, 08:07 am

Apple on Wednesday launched a refresh to it thin-and-light MacBook Air lineup, equipping the ultraportables with Thunderbolt ports, backlit keyboards and Intel's latest Sandy Bridge processors offering up to twice the performance of their predecessors.

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Apple may begin to phase out legacy 13-inch white MacBook

07/19/2011, 02:07 pm

Apple's white polycarbonate MacBook, which has long served as the company's entry-level notebook, may be slowly phased out this year, according to one insider.

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Apple set to release Lion, new MacBook Airs as soon as Wednesday

07/18/2011, 10:07 am

Apple as early as Wednesday will launch two highly anticipated products: Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and new Thunderbolt-equipped MacBook Airs, AppleInsider has learned.

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Apple Cinema Display page under maintenance ahead of Thunderbolt update [u]

07/16/2011, 02:07 am

Shortly after leaked images of an updated Thunderbolt-capable LED Cinema Display surfaced, the Apple Online Store's page for the product stopped working, serving as further evidence that a refresh is imminent.

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