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New part numbers reveal Apple to refresh most of Mac lineup at WWDC

06/06/2012, 09:06 am

With the WWDC keynote now just five days away, a list of alleged part numbers provided to AppleInsider suggests Apple may be preparing to revamp nearly its entire Mac lineup.

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New Ultrabooks still viewed as 'too pricey' next to Apple's MacBook Air

06/06/2012, 09:06 am

The latest batch of Windows-based Ultrabook PCs will not undercut Apple's ultraportable MacBook Air enough on price to win away most consumers, according to a new analysis.

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Intel launches new low-voltage Ivy Bridge CPUs suited for MacBook Air

05/31/2012, 02:05 pm

Intel on Thursday announced 14 new Ivy Bridge processors, four of which are ultra-low voltage chips that could find their way into Apple's updated MacBook Air lineup.

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Production ramp of Apple's next-gen MacBooks creating labor shortages in China

05/28/2012, 09:05 am

Anticipated demand for Apple's redesigned line of 2012 MacBooks is reportedly so strong that the company's Far Eastern component suppliers are facing a labor shortage as they race to produce enough parts to supply the Mac maker's production lines.

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Genesys tapped to supply USB 3.0 chips for Apple's MacBook Air

05/14/2012, 08:05 am

In a sign that Apple plans to adopt USB 3.0 in addition to Thunderbolt on its MacBook lineup, the company is said to have inked a deal with Genesys Logic for USB 3.0 card reader controller chips.

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Suppliers gearing up for launch of Apple's new MacBooks in June - report

05/14/2012, 08:05 am

Apple's long-awaited update to its MacBook lineup will be announced by the company in June, when suppliers are currently preparing for their shipments to significantly rise, according to a new report.

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GameStop may start selling used Apple MacBooks

05/11/2012, 04:05 pm

U.S. gaming retailer GameStop, which already buys and resells iPhones, iPads and iPods, may soon begin buying and selling Apple's MacBooks, new details suggest.

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HP exec: 'Apple may like to think they own silver, but they don't'

05/09/2012, 12:05 pm

When asked about similarities between the design of HP's new Ultrabook and Apple's MacBook Air, an HP executive dismissed concerns that Apple could sue.

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Rumor: Apple planning to launch $799 MacBook Air in Q3 2012

05/07/2012, 07:05 am

Apple is rumored to be planning to aggressively combat new "Ultrabook" laptops coming to market by releasing a $799 MacBook Air model in the third quarter of 2012, a price $200 less than the company's current cheapest model.

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Tim Cook says Windows 8-style tablet PC convergence won't please anyone

04/24/2012, 06:04 pm

Apple's chief executive Tim Cook doesn't see success in Microsoft's strategy to have Windows 8 power everything from notebooks to tablets to hybrid transforming devices, comparing their convergence to a refrigerator with toaster functions tacked on the side.

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'Bulk' of first wave of Intel's next-gen Ivy Bridge chips bound for desktops

04/18/2012, 02:04 am

Intel revealed on Tuesday that the first wave of its next-generation Ivy Bridge processors will feature quad-core models, the bulk of which are headed for desktop computers, followed by a second launch of dual-core chips for "mainstream notebooks."

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Apple working on new power management technology for future Macs

04/17/2012, 02:04 pm

Apple's next-generation Macs will employ new power management technology that will allow devices to be more efficient and run even longer on battery power.

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Domestic data shows Apple's Mac sales up 5% in March quarter

04/16/2012, 04:04 pm

The latest U.S. sales data from NPD suggests Apple's Mac sales were up 5 percent year over year during the March quarter, a number lower than some have expected.

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Intel sinks 'hundreds of millions' of dollars into Ultrabook ad campaign

04/05/2012, 07:04 pm

In an effort to get the Ultrabook thin-and-light PC platform off the ground, Intel has kickstarted an ambitious campaign that will cover TV, print and online ads in what the company calls A New Era in Computing.

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Nearly half of U.S. corporations issuing Macs to employees

04/04/2012, 06:04 pm

With about 46 percent of corporations handing out Apple computers to their workers it would seem that OS X is slowly currying favor with chief information officers, though the final count depends on the workers themselves and many are not yet ready to make the leap to Mac.

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Intel says Ultrabooks trump MacBook Air, iPad

04/02/2012, 06:04 pm

In an interview published on Monday, two Intel representatives claim that the features, price point and operating system of Ultrabooks beat out Apple's thin-and-light MacBook Air and iPad tablet.

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Apple rumored to mass produce new 15" MacBook Pro in April, 13" in June

03/29/2012, 03:03 am

A new report out of the Far East claims Apple is scheduled to begin mass production of a new 15-inch MacBook Pro in April, while a 13.3-inch model is rumored to enter mass production in June.

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Potential Mac-bound Intel Ivy Bridge chips to launch at end of April

03/28/2012, 01:03 pm

A slew of mobile and desktop CPUs from Intel's forthcoming Ivy Bridge lineup are set to launch on April 29, potentially signaling when Apple could refresh some of its Mac lineup.

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Apple's slimmer 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros in production - report

03/16/2012, 09:03 am

The 13- and 15-inch varieties of Apple's next-generation MacBook Pro, which will drop the optical disc drive for a thinner profile, are said to now be in production.

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Apple's thinner 15-inch MacBook Pro rumored to debut in April with Ivy Bridge i5, i7 CPUs

03/15/2012, 08:03 am

Apple's new 15-inch MacBook Pros will be thinner than current models but thicker than a MacBook Air, and will feature Intel's latest Ivy Bridge Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs when they launch next month, according to a new report.

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