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Topic: MacBook Air

Sandy Bridge, Thunderbolt MacBook Airs coming in June or July

05/18/2011, 01:05 am

A new report claims that Apple's supply chain will begin shipments of new MacBook Air models upgraded to include Intel's Sandy Bridge processors and Thunderbolt high-speed interconnect later this month in preparation for a June or July launch.

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Supply chain sources say all remaining Macs to receive update in coming months

05/04/2011, 08:05 pm

According to one analyst's check with sources along Apple's supply chain, Apple plans to refresh the rest of its Mac lineup, which would include the MacBook, Mac Pro, Mac Mini and MacBook Air, "in upcoming months."

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Apple to begin production of Thunderbolt MacBook Airs next month

04/22/2011, 11:04 am

Apple next month will reportedly begin manufacturing the first updates to its rejuvenated MacBook Air line as the company looks to maintain the impressive sales momentum generated by the ultra-thin notebooks and limit the market opportunity for would-be competitors hoping to wedge their foot in the door.

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Faster Samsung flash memory SSD drives appear in Apple's new MacBook Airs

04/18/2011, 01:04 pm

Apple has quietly upgraded some recent MacBook Air orders with Samsung solid-state flash memory drives, offering even faster read and write times.

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Apple expected to report sales of 7M iPads, 17M iPhones for Q2 2011

04/12/2011, 08:04 am

Apple is once again predicted to exceed expectations in its upcoming quarterly earnings call, with one analyst forecasting sales of 7 million iPads and 17 million iPhones in the second quarter of fiscal 2011.

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Acer's Iconia Touchbook takes on iPad, MacBook Air using Windows 7

04/07/2011, 05:04 pm

The world's second largest PC maker Acer aimed at tapping into enthusiasm surrounding the iPad and MacBook Air with Iconia, its keyboard free, mobile touchscreen Windows PC notebook. The downside is that the product costs more than twice as much as the iPad and eats up a battery in less than three hours.

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Strong sales make Apple's 'quasi-tablet' MacBook Air a $2.2B-per-year product

04/04/2011, 08:04 am

More than five months after the new thin-and-light MacBook Air was unveiled, sturdy adoption rates for the notebook have continued, positioning it as a meaningful growth driver for Apple raking in a projected $2.2 billion a year.

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Killer deal: Brand new Apple 11.6-inch MacBook Air for $849 ($150 savings)

03/28/2011, 11:03 pm

AppleInsider sponsor MacMall on Monday teamed up with eBay to offer readers a killer deal on Apple's 11.6-inch MacBook Air, selling brand new units for $849 while supplies last.

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Apple ships over 1 million MacBook Airs in new notebook's first quarter

03/05/2011, 02:03 pm

The streamlined and lightweight family of MacBook Airs introduced by Apple late last year are a hit with consumers, who combined to demand shipments of more than 1 million of the new notebooks during the fourth quarter of last year.

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Apple exploring capacitive touch buttons to control a closed MacBook

02/25/2011, 12:02 pm

Apple could add the ability to control applications like iTunes while a notebook is closed via capacitive touch buttons added to the lid of future MacBooks.

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Apple customer survey sparks hope for brawnier MacBook Airs with built-in 3G

02/14/2011, 07:02 pm

Apple, a company notorious for relying on its own in-house research rather than the feedback of its customers, began reaching out to select MacBook Air owners this week in a new survey that could help define future versions of the diminutive notebook, posing questions on 3G, data syncing, I/O usage, and the desire for models with more capable computing power.

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Apple rumored to update MacBook Air with Intel's Sandy Bridge CPU in June

02/11/2011, 11:02 am

Apple plans to update its recently redesigned MacBook Air line of thin-and-light notebooks with Intel's latest-generation Sandy Bridge processor in June, according to a new report.

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Apple doubling orders for 'hot-selling' Macbook models, suppliers say

02/10/2011, 11:02 pm

Apple's Asian manufacturing partners have seen orders for popular Macbook models as much as double, while shipments of notebooks to other brand-name vendors have failed to meet expectations, a new report claims.

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Apple's iPad tops Time's top 10 gadgets of 2010 list

12/10/2010, 08:12 pm

Time magazine awarded Apple four slots on its 2010 top 10 gadgets list, naming the iPad the No. 1 gadget of 2010.

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Apple updates MacBook Air firmware to address display issue

12/08/2010, 09:12 pm

Apple issued a MacBook Air EMI firmware update Wednesday, resolving an issue where the ultra-thin laptop boots or wakes to a black screen or becomes unresponsive.

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Classifying iPad as mobile PC makes Apple No. 3 worldwide manufacturer

12/07/2010, 02:12 pm

If the iPad is categorized as equivalent to a traditional laptop, Apple is the largest mobile PC seller in the U.S., and the third-largest worldwide.

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Apple struggles to meet iPhone 4, iPad, MacBook Air demand in China

12/07/2010, 08:12 am

Apple's hottest products are facing significant demand in China, with the 11-inch MacBook Air, certain versions of the iPad, and the iPhone 4 all facing shortages.

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Apple patents show convertible tablet, MagSafe optical data connector

11/30/2010, 09:11 pm

Patents granted to Apple on Tuesday reveal that the company could be working on a device that converts from standard laptop form to tablet form as well as a magnetic connector that provides both power and an optical data connection.

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Cyber Monday: Apple's sale, $110 off MacBook Airs, Office for $80, Fusion for $18

11/29/2010, 12:11 pm

Apple on Monday kicked off its Cyber Monday sale, leaving much to be desired. Meanwhile, the company's resellers continue push the envelop on Mac pricing, knocking hundreds off of new Macs while lopping another $10 off Office 2011 for Mac and $60 off VMWare Fusion 3.0.

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Apple's 11-inch MacBook Airs 'flying off the shelves' alongside iPad

11/29/2010, 08:11 am

Apple saw a healthy demand for all of its products across the board on Black Friday, but the iPad and new MacBook Air were particularly strong sellers over the weekend, according to financial experts.

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