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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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