Apple planning massive rollout of its product lineup for Q3 2014

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Apr 102014
 

According to a report from 9to5Mac, KGI Research analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a timeline that show Apple is planning a massive rollout for new products in Q3 2014.

Apple will update the iPad, Apple TV, and MacBook line, says Kuo. But the Mac mini and the much rumored Apple-branded television were not mentioned. In the meantime we will only see a minor update in the iMac line. Continue reading »

Apple Currently Working On Hardware Specific Features For OS X Mountain Lion

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May 172012
 

A project called AppleSeed, allows select people – and we don’t know how they are chosen – to test out very early and exclusive access to new releases of software for testing. That particular group of people may have been given a little clue as to what direct Apple is taking with its next big cat. In an email to those on the Appleseed program, Apple has requested that users inform the company of their latest hardware configuration to enable “exclusive seeds” of new software, with Mountain Lion being mentioned by name. Continue reading »

MacBook Pro With 2880 by 1800 Retina Display Coming Next Year According To Report

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Dec 142011
 

According to a report published earlier today, Apple is looking to introduce Retina Displays to their MacBook Pro lineup of high-end notebooks. Details available after the jump!

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Apple’s Black Friday Sale On November 25th 2011

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Nov 222011
 

As soon as the Thanksgiving turkey has been consumed, many will prepare for the next holiday of sorts, Black Friday. This year it falls on November 25th and will be the day where many retailers go from being in the red, to making a profit for the year and being in the black. On Black Friday morning, stores will open early offering amazing deals to those who were lucky enough to be first in line.

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2011 MacBook Pro firmware updates: v1.4, fixes stability, Thunderbolt, and Turbo Boost issues

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May 052011
 

In spite of the “Pro” in its name, Apple’s 2011 MBP got off to a bit of a bumpy start for many users. Some encountered problems when outputting video through the Thunderbolt port to their Cinema Displays, while others found the new MacBook Pro freezing up when processing loads got that little bit too intense. The good news is that Apple now has a software update geared to remedying all these maladies, with changes specifically designed to improve graphics stability, 3D performance, and support for external displays and Thunderbolt devices. Continue reading »

MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt hands-on

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Feb 242011
 

We just got our new 15-inch MacBook Pro review unit, and although it looks almost exactly the same as the previous MBP, it has that fancy new Thunderbolt icon on the side, which ought to make I/O nerd hearts flutter the world over. Unfortunately, there aren’t any Thunderbolt peripherals on the market yet, so we can’t really test the new connection yet, but we can report that backwards compatibility with Mini DisplayPort performs as advertised and that all of our display adapters worked without issue — the first time we can ever remember Apple switching a standard and not requiring all new dongles. Continue reading »

Apple and Intel reveal Thunderbolt I/O technology

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Feb 242011
 

So it’s perhaps not the most original moniker that Apple and Intel could have chosen, but it’s here just the same. After years of waiting Apple has launched its implementation of Intel’s Light Peak standard and it’s called Thunderbolt. It’s making its appearance on new MacBook Pro models and it’s promising 10Gb/second transfer rates. That’s dual-channel, too so you’ll get 10Gb/sec both to and from your devices. Apple suggests this will be useful for external RAID arrays, Gigabit Ethernet adapters, and also mentions support for “FireWire and USB consumer devices” along with HDMI, DVI, and VGA over DisplayPort. Apple expects that Thunderbolt will be “widely adopted as a new standard for high performance I/O,” but we think the USB 3.0 crew might have a thing or two to say about that. Full PR is embedded below. Continue reading »