Following rumors that Apple is preparing to update several lines of Macs soon, a new report claims that Apple is planning to release new iMac models in June, and new MacBooks by mid-summer.
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As is typical leading up to new Apple releases, consumers are beginning to think twice before purchasing a new Mac, causing this quarter’s Mac sales to slide as potential Mac purchasers anticipate new models in the coming months.
Apple have some filed some awesome looking new patents which show a potential Macbook Pro with surround sound speakers.
Following yesterday’s news that Intel’s first batch of Ivy Bridge processors will be available in late April, a new report from Digitimes claims that production of a new 15″ MacBook Pro will begin next month as well, although new 13-inch models will not enter production until June.
Claims of a significant redesign for the MacBook Pro are reiterated by Digitimes this morning with claims that new slimmer 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models without optical drives have already entered production.
Electricpig reports that “one anonymous vendor” is saying that Apple is likely to launch a 15-inch MacBook Air in April of this year, basically killing the MacBook Pro for the average consumer.
Apple’s super thin next-gen MacBook Pro models may arrive sooner than expected, with DigiTimes reporting that the updated machines could be released in April.
Apple has just issued an EFI firmware update for the late 2008 15-inch MacBook Pro. The update addresses internal display flicker issues, and requires Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.8, Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8, or OS X Lion 10.7.3.
A new report has rekindled rumors of a significantly redesigned MacBook Pro with an ultra-thin new design, stating that Apple will indeed launch revamped Air-like MacBook Pros sometime this Spring.
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HP has done a great job with one of their latest laptops: the Envy 15 – a gorgeous brushed aluminum notebook that might as well be a MacBook Pro. But HP didn’t just rip off Apple’s designs. Because nobody does that, right?
Apple has released a new EFI firmware update for users of the mid-2010 13-inch MacBook Pro, which enables Lion Internet Recovery on those machines and allows then to reinstall Lion from scratch without a recovery disk or USB drive.
With the general expectation being that the next-gen iPad will feature a Retina display, it is somewhat surprising to see that Apple is also rumored to be launching a Retina Macbook Pro in 2012, with a reported resolution of 2880 by 1800.
Despite Apple’s recent usage of ATI graphics hardware for the MacBook Pro’s discrete graphics chips, SemiAccurate reports that Apple will be moving back to NVidia chips for future MacBook Pro models.
Microsoft recently opened their first retail store right next to the Apple Store in Tyson’s Corner Mall. What’s more amusing, however, is that the DJ at the grand opening used a MacBook Pro to serve up the music!
iLounge reports some exciting information today, as their “most reliable source” claims major changes are coming to the iPad, iPhone, and MacBook Pro next year.