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.
OWC has just unveiled it’s new 16GB RAM upgrades 2011 MacBook Pros. This is the first time such a product has ever been released for the MacBook line of Notebooks. There are 12GB and 16GB configurations available that retail at $879.99 and $1599.99 respectively.
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.
An anonymous source has provided us with reliable information to indicate that Thursday’s MacBook Pro models will include an embedded SSD, as well as retaining the optical drive as standard. In addition, units are rumors to keep the aluminum unibody enclosure.
According to AppleInsider, Apple is telling some stores to expect to receive a sealed package that is not to be opened until instructed. The package is said to possible contain new MacBook Pros, and possibly refreshed iMac models.
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.
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.
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.