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.
Macbook Pro News
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.
Apple has just released MacBook Pro Video Update 1.0 for Snow Leopard, which addresses issues with freezing and blank video on mid-2010 MacBook Pro models running OS X 10.6.
A recent report suggests that suppliers will begin shipping components to Apple this month for an ultra-thin 15″ MacBook this month. Retail shipments of the new MacBook are reportedly set to begin in March of 2012.
Following a report from June suggesting that Apple was preparing an ultra-thin 15″ Mac notebook, a new report from Macotakara now claims that the new device is now even closer, with Apple having finished testing of a 15″ LCD component for the notebook.
Following their recent iPhoto 9.2.1 update, Apple has also released EFI firmware updates for the early 2011 MacBook Pro, mid-2011 MacBook Air and mid-2011 Mac Mini, as well as a general Thunderbolt updated for OS X Lion and an update to Quicktime for Windows.
I often enjoy browsing Kickstarter, as there are often many cool ideas surfacing that restore my faith in human creativity. One such project is called the TILT, and seeks to create a unique new desktop cooling stand for the MacBook Pro.
Apple has issued an update for 15-inch MacBook Pros (mid 2010 model), MacBook pro Video Update 1.0, which addresses a video issue that could cause your screen to suddenly go back or cause your device to freeze when displaying video.
Apple has just released an update to their MacBook Pro line with faster processors, more storage and better graphics. The updated models are priced the same as the previous models, and are available now from the Apple Online Store.
During Intel’s earnings conference call this weak, the company announced that their forthcoming Ivy Bridge platform has already entered mass production, with deliveries expecting to arrive to computer manufacturers by mid-November.
Five updated MacBook Pro models with faster Sandy Bridge processors are likely to be released next week, reports 9to5Mac, with a launch occurring between Tuesday and Thursday.
Apple has recently begun adding Bluetooth 4.0 support to their devices, having so far added support to the new MacBook Airs the Mac Mini and the iPhone 4S. It also appears, however, that Apple has been quietly adding Bluetooth 4.0 support to the MacBook Pro as well.
Apple may be preparing to release new models of their popular MacBook Pro line of laptops. Supplies of all current models are nearly out of stock, and new models have already appeared in Apple’s inventory system for all sizes of the MacBook Pro.
Some early adopters of Apple’s early 2011 Thunderbolt-enabled MacBook Pros have been reporting performance issues that seem to be related to cable interference inside the MacBook Pro chassis. According to OWC, however, yesterday’s firmware update should have fixed the issue.
Looking to upgrade to 8GB of RAM in your 2011 MacBook Pro or Mac Mini? The good news is that you can now do the upgrade yourself for just $34, saving yourself the $200 that Apple charges for the upgrade.