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Rumor: Apple plans to move laptops from Intel to ARM processors

05/06/2011, 08:05 am

A new rumor claims that Apple plans to ditch Intel processors to instead adopt the ARM architecture currently found in devices like the iPhone and iPad.


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."


ITC judge rules Apple did not infringe Elan multitouch patent

04/29/2011, 06:04 pm

International Trade Commission judge Paul Luckern has ruled that Apple did not violate a patent held by Taiwanese touchscreen maker Elan Microelectronics.


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.


Apple's new MacBook Pros rumored with 16GB SSD boot disk, white model could be axed

02/22/2011, 06:02 pm

With the expected launch of new MacBook Pro models on Thursday, a new report claims Apple's hardware will come with 16GB solid-state drives to quickly boot the operating system, and also says the company plans to discontinue its white polycarbonate entry-level MacBook.


Apple exploring all-in-one MagSafe power and data connector

02/17/2011, 08:02 am

Apple could add an optical signal path to future MagSafe connectors on Macs, allowing the magnetic port to send and receive data, as well as power the device.


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.


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.


Apple quotes 4-6 weeks on MacBook Pro replacements as production likely winds down

02/08/2011, 04:02 pm

Ahead of an anticipated refresh of Apple's MacBook Pro lineup, the company has told some customers who need replacement machines they may need to wait four to six weeks for new hardware due to limited supply.


Intel and NVIDIA settle patent dispute with 6-year $1.5B deal

01/10/2011, 11:01 pm

Intel and NVIDIA have announced a six-year $1.5 billion cross-licensing agreement that resolves a lengthy patent dispute between the two companies and could lead to close integration of NVIDIA GPUs with Intel's processors.


Report: iPad will grow 250% in 2011 at the expense of PCs

12/31/2010, 03:12 pm

A new report claims tablet sales will more than triple next year, but says Apple will hold on to its dominant position with the iPad, jumping from 14 million units in 2010 to 36 million next year.


Several Apple retail stores fall victim to smash-and-grab burglaries [u]

12/14/2010, 09:12 pm

A burglary at the Apple Store in Greenwich, Conn., Tuesday morning is the latest in a string of smash-and-grab burglaries targeting Apple's retail stores.


Five years of Apple: 2005 iBook to 2010 MacBook Air

12/10/2010, 02:12 am

Over the last half decade, Apple has radically changed what $999 can buy, with major advancements in the processor power, efficiency, connectivity, size, weight and quality of its entry level notebook.


Apple to use Intel's Sandy Bridge without Nvidia GPUs in new MacBooks

12/09/2010, 09:12 am

Future MacBooks set to arrive in 2011 will rely on Intel's forthcoming Sandy Bridge processor, which means Nvidia's graphics processors will not be included in at least some models 13 inches and under, according to a new report.


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.


Apple shows interest in individually lit, multi-color keyboard backlights

12/02/2010, 09:12 am

Apple has shown interest in providing more advanced keyboard backlights on its notebook computers, allowing greater user interaction with individually lit keys and multiple colors.


Insurance company claims Apple's 'dangerous' MagSafe started fire

11/30/2010, 02:11 pm

A newly filed lawsuit claims that Apple's MagSafe charger, attached to a 2007 MacBook Pro, caused a major fire at a Connecticut home.


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.


Black Friday Macs: Save up to $130 on MacBook Airs, $150 on MacBooks, $270 on MacBook Pros, $180 on iMacs, $100 on Mac minis and $400 on Mac Pros

11/26/2010, 04:11 am

Apple has launched its Black Friday sale in the US offering $101 off a handful of Macs, though the company's resellers have responded by besting those discounts -- sometimes by more than double -- by offering up to $150 off white MacBooks, $270 off MacBook Pros, $180 off iMacs, $130 off MacBook Airs and $100 off Mac minis.


Apple posts Black Friday deals [u]

11/25/2010, 06:11 am

Apple's retail store deals for Black Friday have posted in Australia, indicating its discounts in the US will translate to around $100 savings on desktops and notebooks, and $25 to $50 on iPads and iPods.