It finally looks like Apple has pulled the plug on the white Macbook. The last in line of the non-aluminum Macbook range, the Macbook was first introduced in 2006 and replaced the similarly designed iBook range.
Apple is likely to soon announce a refresh to their Macbook and Mac Mini range. Originally it was thought that leaked part numbers outed an impending Macbook Air and Mac Pro refresh, however, a source close to 9to5 has come forward and claimed the part numbers are for a Macbook and Mac Mini refresh.
According to recent reports, available stock of Apple’s $999 white MacBook has become quite constrained. Combine this with the rumors of other refreshes (like the MacBook Air) and OS X Lion in July, and the possibility of a new entry-level MacBook rises to the surface.
An Apple support document dated May 26 details Apple’s now “MacBook Bottom Case Replacement Program.” The program allows owners of MacBooks shipped between October ’09 an April 2011 that have problems with the pads coming off their case a free replacement inside or outside of warranty.
A recent Consumer Report ranking for laptops puts Apple’s range of Macbooks top of the heap in every category they’re in. If you ever needed to convince your friends or family that buying an Apple laptop is a wise choice, then please point them to this post and the consumer report.
The Christie’s auctioned Apple-1 which fetched a whopping £133,250 (roughly $211k) was on show at the Polytechnic University of Turin in Italy this week.
It seems Apple is just another in a long line of companies Linex is suing for violating its wireless communications patents. Apple is not alone in this episode as Linex also seeks the same action against HP, Aruba Networks, Meru Networks and Ruckus Wireless.
An analyst (Ben Reitzes of Barclays Capital) thinks that as soon as the end of this year the MacBook Air line may be running on ARM chips as opposed to Intel. This assumption may well come from reports that were suggesting Apple will be switching to ARM for MacBooks in 2013.
Apple has just issued several important updates for the new Thunderbolt equipped Macs and 2011 MacBook Pros. The updates address performance, stability, and an issue with Turbo Mode in boot camp.
Although it presumably isn’t due for some time, rumors are already flying high about the next MacBook Pro – this time, the rumor is that it may be made from carbon fiber!
The widely received MacBook Air certainly wasn’t without its criticisms at launch last October. Mainly being the lack of the latest Intel chips. Looks like this is about to be rectified in May when production reportedly starts on the latest offerings of the sleek device.
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The tech community was stunned when Apple released the MacBook Air – it was thin, it was light, and it was powerful enough to really use! Since that January 2008 day, the Air has only risen in popularity, and may be on the fast-track for becoming mainstream!
According to 9to5Mac, the new 2011 MacBook Pros are much higher powered than previous models. In fact, a total of 2100 continuous mA can be available at once. Great news for iPad owners, as this rivals the power of the iPad’s wall adapter.
The developer preview of OS X Lion brought many exciting things, among them the long-awaited TRIM support for SSD’s. Now, enterprising hackers have found a way to enable the support on any Mac running OS X 10.6.7.
Earlier we reported on 2011 MacBook Pro models having issues with iTunes Home Sharing. Now it appears additional and more serious problems have been emerging. Many users are reporting issues with screen flickering on external displays and system-wide freezing under heavy workload.