Mac News

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!


New Macbook Pros Imminent? My Thoughts

Posted on 28/01/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

It appears to be that time again – Supplies seem to be tightening on Apple’s current models of Macbook Pros, MacRumors release schedule is issuing a do not buy warning, and the annual schedule is nearly in line for a…