Mac News

Intel’s Light Peak Coming To MacBook Pros

Posted on 23/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

According to Engadget (via MacRumors, fscklog, and Mac4Ever), Light Peak will likely be coming to MacBook Pro’s on Thursday, branded as ThunderBold I/O. This information is derived from a supposedly leaked specification printout for the new 13″ MacBook Pro, as well as a picture of the port on a 13″ chassis.


Leaked: The New 13″ Macbook Pro Spec & Images

Posted on 23/02/2011 by Cormac Moylan

13" Macbook Pro Spec

Could there be a bigger leak? Probably not. It’s crazy how much is already known about the new Macbook Pro range. Check inside for an image showing the full spec of the 13″ model and images of the larger trackpad and the new high speed data/display port “Thunderbolt”.


Apple To Include Light Peak In February 24th MacBook Refresh?

Posted on 20/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

According to a report from CNET, Apple may soon be expected to announce their implementation of Intel’s Light Peak high-speed data technology. Rumors are abound that is technology may be incorporated into the upcoming new range of Macbooks.


MacBook Pro Update On February 24th, Prices And Model Numbers Revealed?

Posted on 19/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

According to reports from MacRumors and 9to5Mac, the long-anticipated update of the MacBook Pro line will occur on February 24th, which incidentally happens to be Steve Job’s birthday! Both sites give a date and list some model numbers of the new lineup, however 9t05Mac has gained some further insights, listing Best Buy skus and pricing information as well.


Review: OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD WIth Data Doubler Kit

Posted on 16/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

With all of the recent discussion about SSD’s, and whether maybe even MacBook Pro’s may be getting them in the future, I began to ask myself the “SSD Question.” Will this really speed up my Mac? And if so, how significant would the increase be – enough to justify the cost? It was in that realm of thinking that I decided to jump in feet-first and give an SSD a try – and not just any SSD, an OWC Mercury Extreme Pro – often said to be one of the best SSD’s currently available.


Rumors Of MacBook Pro Refresh In March Gaining Strength

Posted on 16/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

With more and more sites claiming that a MacBook Pro refresh will occur some time in March, with many sites claiming either March 1st or Early March, it seems unlikely that they are all wrong. In fact, when so many rumors from various sources agree, it starts to look more and more like a controlled leak – almost as if Apple wants the info out there, so we can limber up our wallets for the occasion.


My 11-inch friend: working with a Macbook Air

Posted on 15/02/2011 by kevin

Last year Apple released a major update to an old dog in the Mac line, the Macbook Air. The new unibody case, high resolution display, solid-state drive and design tweaks brought about a huge swathe in change that ignited a…


MacBook Pro Refresh To Occur March 1st?

Posted on 14/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

CultofMac Reports that the upcoming MacBook Pro refresh may occur on March 1st, having obtained their information from a Danish blogger named Kenneth Lund, who obtained the information from Danish retailers. It’s clearly still in the stage of high speculation, but it seems that Lund’s projection may be plausible. It’s aggressive, to say the least, as Intel will only begin shipping their repaired Sandy Bridge chipsets on February 20th, but assuming that everything else is polished, and it’s just a matter of installing logic boards into casings, this just might be a date to look forward to.


Apple Reportedly Doubling Production for Popular Macbook Models

Posted on 12/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

According to a report from DigiTimes, Apple may be doubling their initial production for certain “hot-selling” MacBook models. The report claims that 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.

The report goes on to make a number of further claims, however the real essence of the report is that while other makers of notebook computers are seeing declining sales, the opposite is true of Apple, who is in fact ramping up production in response to extremely successful sales.


MacBook Pro Refresh Only Slightly Delayed By Sandy Bridge

Posted on 11/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Good News, Everyone! According to a report from AppleInsider, the actual delays caused to the MacBook Pro refresh by the faulty Sandy Bridge chipsets should be quite minor. In fact, their source claims that it should only delay the refresh by about two weeks.

Also according to the report, one person familiar with the matter told AppleInsider that some, but not all, of the upcoming MacBook Pro models were effected by the delay. According to this source, Apple elected to make minor tweaks to the logic boards of the affected models, but the actual changes would translate to an actual delay of less than two weeks.


Macbook Air To Get Sandy Bridge Processor In June?

Posted on 11/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

According to a report from CNET, Apple’s Macbook Air, though recently updated, will be receiving a June refresh to include Intel’s latest Sandy Bridge line of processors. The report does not mention any further upgrades to the line, although I would suspect such upgrades as increased SSD sizes, and perhaps more RAM. According to the report, this knowledge has come from a source “familiar with Apple’s plans.”


Gaming, App Store (And More) Coming To Apple TV? Count On It.

Posted on 10/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

I’m sure some of you will remember Apple’s short-lived attempt to produce a gaming console back in the mid 1990’s.  They called the device the Pippin, it only sold 42,000 units, and it got itself listed in PC World’s Worst…


New Macbook Pros On March 11?

Posted on 08/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Many pundits, analysts, and tech journalists agree that it’s like that Apple MacBook Pro line will be refreshed sometime soon, with some guessing April, and some guessing even sooner. Now, however, the great folks over at 9 To 5 Mac have obtained information suggesting that the new MacBook Pro models could launch as early as March 11!