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13″ Macbook Pro: Finally, A Replacement for the 12″ Powerbook

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Not even twenty minutes into Phil Schiller’s keynote speech at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple gave the crowd something relatively unexpected. Every single aluminum-unibody notebook is now considered a Macbook Pro, with the “Macbook” moniker only sticking around for the white plastic model.
Since Apple first unveiled the new unibody designed notebooks, they were received [...]

Leaked Photo of New Apple Portable Device? NOPE. Just An Icon.

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

9to5mac has more on this.
Just an icon.

Leaked Photo of NEXT-Generation iPod Shuffle

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Even though Apple has recently released released a new iPod Shuffle, our sources were able to get their hands on a leaked photo of the NEXT generation iPod Shuffle. It’s even smaller, invisible and only works with these obscure Japanese headphones that nobody can find.
The new shuffle depicted in the leaked photo below, has wireless [...]

Apple Releases Plethora of New Hardware: Mac Pro, Mac mini, iMac

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Mac Pro
Apple today has released an upgrade to its professional line desktop, the Mac Pro. Alongside redesigned interiors that make it easier to expand the machine, the new Mac Pro includes Intel “Nehalem” Xeon processors capable of running at speeds up to 2.93 GHz.
“The new Mac Pro is a significant upgrade and starts at [...]

Apple Reportedly Scheduled to Release iMacs and Mac minis Tomorrow

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Adding even more fuel to the fire, some more updates regarding upcoming Mac minis and iMacs has been made available. Detailed specs are now being reported by some sites, which accompany previous reports, leaked images, and a video.
HardMac reports:
The new iMac models and their corresponding references:
- MB417: Entry level model
- MB418: “Mass market” model
- [...]

New Time Capsule, Airport Extremes Being Readied by Apple

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Speculation about Apple refreshing both its Time Capsule backup device, and the Airport Extreme wireless base station has been kicked into high gear. Citing rather sharp discounts at the Apple Store and resellers, both devices may get some attention sooner rather than later.
Notably, Amazon’s sharp discounts were what initially spurred 9to5mac to start pondering the [...]

Leaked Spyshot of Mac mini Packaging

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

A leaked image depicting the back of some new Mac mini packaging has been making the rounds originally appearing over at and MacRumors.
The image consistently depicts previously circulating rumors, however the image only shows the rear-facing side of the packaging. While some believe the image to stille be a fake, the evidence is [...]

Macbook Air Hinge Failures Not Covered by Apple’s Warranty (VIDEO)

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

A large number of first generation Macbook Air owners are claiming that the hinges on their notebooks are failing. Unfortunately, early responses from Apple claim these issues are not covered under the company’s warranty.
The issues seem fairly widespread with Macbook Air owners explaining what is going wrong both in Apple’s Discussion Threads, as well [...]

Apple Tablet: Marc Andreessen and Charlie Rose Think It’s Inevitable (VIDEO)

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

During an incredibly interesting interview between Charlie Rose and serial entrepreneur Marc Andreessen, both of them touch upon the subject of a “scaled up” iPhone. Charlie Rose thinks it’s an inevitable idea, while Andreessen explains that he “would be the first to buy one.”
Specifically around the forty minute mark, the interview shifts towards Amazon’s business [...]

Leaked Video: ‘Mac Mini 2009 Edition’

Friday, February 20th, 2009

Following up yesterday’s leaked 2009 Mac mini image, the original source has now provided what looks like a fairly convincing video of the rumored unit.

The image below was the first spyshot to circulate the web, which was originally posted to the Macrumors Forums. Interestingly, some raw investigation work done by a 9to5mac reader, who [...]

Apple Hardware Updates Shifting Towards Annual Refreshes

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Over at ComputerWorld, Seth Weintraub (author of 9to5mac), postulates that Apple is steadily shifting their product release cycles to an annual schedule. The information makes sense, and correlates with actual industry moves being made by Apple, which we have been tracking closely over the past year.
Based on the extended period of time it has taken [...]

Leaked Mac Mini Image Emerges, Shows Five USB Ports

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

A leaked image first posted to the MacRumors forums depicts what may be the next Mac mini. The image shows what is allegedly the back side of the new Mac mini, with enough clarity to identify what specific ports have been included.

Image courtesy of MacRumors
In our coverage of what to expect from Apple over the [...]

20″ Cinema Display Discontinued, Possible Updates Coming

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

MacRumors points out that Apple has removed the 20″ Cinema Display from its online store, while at the same time notifying resellers that the product has been “end of life’d” and will no longer be available to order.
A quick check with various resellers proves the information correct.
While it may be possible that Apple has [...]

Apple COO Tim Cook Comments on Netbook, iPhone Pricing Changes

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Analyst Toni Sacconaghi of Sanford C. Bernstein & Co, has recently met with Apple COO Tim Cook, and he believes that Apple is indeed working on a Mac netbook, as well as the possibility of some iPhone price changes.
After meeting with Apple’s Chief Operating Officer, Tim Cook, who has taken over for Steve Jobs while [...]

New German Mac Cloner Emerges As Psystar Battle Continues

Monday, February 9th, 2009

A new company calling themselves PearC has been spotted selling a new line of PC’s with Apple’s Mac OS X operating system pre-installed. This comes fresh on the heels of an ongoing legal dispute between Apple and currently the biggest Mac cloner around, Psystar.
Psystar’s legal standing is by no means clear cut. The last we [...]

Apple Next Month Plans to Drop Certain G4 and Xserve Support

Thursday, February 5th, 2009 picked up some information from a support bulletin that Apple uses to communicate with Authorized Service Providers, that explains which of Apple’s products will be marked either “vintage” or “obsolete” next month.
Come March 17th, Apple will officially label the items listed below as either “vintage” or “obsolete” in Asia-Pacific, Canada, Europe, Japan, Latin America, [...]

Analyst Reveals More Evidence of Apple Working on Networked Televisions

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Despite Apple’s open disregard for the television market, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster has expressed his belief that the Cupertino-based company will deliver a networked television within the next couple of years and issue an Apple TV update to provide DVR functionality by the end of 2009.
AppleInsider reveals that a recent research [...]

Apple Pushes 17″ Macbook Pro Shipments Until February 19th

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Apple has sent an email out to customers waiting for their 17″ unibody Macbook Pros, stating that the shipments will now be pushed back until the third week in February.
In late January, Apple had officially changed the status of the Macbook Pro to shipping, while making the delivery dates range anywhere between February 5th and [...]

The All New Mac Pro: Sleeker, Sexier and More Refined

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

While everyone waits for Apple to update their Mac Pro workstation, we felt it best to render out some 3D concepts based on what we hope to see, coupled with what makes most sense for Apple moving forward with the machine.

Originally announced on August 7, 2006 at the World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) the Mac [...]

Apple Sues German Website Over ‘Misuse’ of iPhone Imagery

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Apple has sent a cease and desist letter to a German website that sells iPhone 3G’s independent of a Simlock or T-Mobile contract, as well as a $2,271 bill for legal costs surrounding the misuse of Apple’s own iPhone imagery. is an online store based out of Germany that sells iPhone 3G’s. By importing these [...]