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

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

9to5mac has more on this.
Just an icon.

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

Apple Removes Recent NVIDIA Graphics Update (VIDEO)

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Apple has hastily pulled a recent software update that was targeted at graphics issues stemming from the Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI adapter with the Mini DisplayPort-enabled MacBook Air, MacBook and MacBook Pro.

Just two days after its release, the NVIDIA Graphics Update 2009 has been removed from both Apple’s website and software update system for [...]

The Imminent Netbook Boom and Why Apple Should Get Involved

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

According to analysts at ABI research, a myriad of social and technical facets has created a prime circumstance for a netbook explosion over the next couple of years. Can Apple keep ignoring these numbers and pawning off the iPhone as a netbook competitor?

The Imminent Netbook Boom
There is no denying the fact that the netbook market [...]

Apple’s Unibody 17″ Macbook Pros Arriving Between Feb 5th-Feb 12th

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

A few MacBlogz readers have pointed out that their 17″ unibody Macbook Pro orders have shipping dates pointing to early February.
Contrary to some recent reports that Apple’s 17″ unibody Macbook Pro wouldn’t be shipping until March, the status for most configurations has been updated on Apple’s website. Alongside a pre-order button there now is a [...]

Apple Quietly Updates White, Entry-Level Macbook Specs

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Apple has quietly updated its entry-level white macbook bringing it closer in specs to its unibody cousins. The update may be on behalf of Apple trying to upgrade all of its notebooks before Snow Leopard is unveiled.

Core upgrades (via MacRumors):
• Processor moved to 2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo with 1066 MHz frontside bus from [...]

Apple Working on a 15-inch MacBook Air?

Friday, January 16th, 2009

Chinese site, Apple.pro, who we have previously run reports about, is now claiming that Apple is hard at work on a larger 15-inch MacBook Air, noting that further details should be released in the “second half” of 2009.
Apple.pro states, “It is understood that Apple is producing more than the current MBA size MacBook [...]

Apple Loosens Up 3rd Party Web Browser Restrictions in App Store [U]

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

MacRumors has noticed that over the past 24 hours Apple has allegedly begun loosening up its restrictions that prevent third party web browsers from residing in the App Store.
Apple has already made it publicly known that applications duplicating original iPhone functionality will most likely not make it through the iPhone App Store approval process. Third [...]

17″ Macbook Pro Battery: Revolutionary or a Deal-breaker?

Monday, January 12th, 2009

At Macworld ‘09, Apple’s Phil Schiller introduced the brand new 17″ unibody Macbook Pro. Aside from unveiling natural design changes, the new notebook was introduced with what Apple calls a “revolutionary new battery.”
The brand new battery has been designed and developed by Apple specifically for the new 17″ Macbook Pro. In a nutshell, when [...]

Hands On: 17″ Unibody Macbook Pro (Photos)

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

We got to spend some hands on time with the new unibody 17″ Macbook Pro. Our first impressions are great, but there still may be a dealbreaker thrown into the mix for some.
The new 17″ Macbook Pro is extremely sturdy. Just like its little brothers, the machine is smooth and feels precision perfect nearly all [...]

Apple Unveils 17″ Unibody Macbook Pro

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

After some initial delays, Apple has finally unveiled the unibody 17″ Macbook Pro. The new notebook comes with some major internal changes, such as a non-user replaceable battery.
In keeping with their solid track record, 9to5mac accurately predicted a few changes that the new notebook would see. For one, a non-user replaceable battery has been developed [...]

17″ Macbook Pro Getting Non-Replacable Battery, Going Unibody at Macworld?

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

9to5mac claims to have sources who are familiar with Apple’s upcoming design decisions with the unreleased 17″ Macbook Pro. Some interesting tidbits of information are swirling specifically around the battery.

As we explain in our Macworld Rumor Roundup, the 17″ Macbook Pro was not released during Apple’s notebook media event in mid-October. There has been some [...]

Apple to Introduce Quad-Core 17 inch MacBook Pro?

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

As we are nearing the final days to Macworld 2009, Intel has introduced 5 new mobile CPUs including a low-cost quad-core processor that some believe may see its way into a 17 inch MacBook Pro in time for the event.

The introduction of the 15 inch unibody MacBook Pro at last October’s notebook event, [...]

iPhone Market Share on the Rise While PC Share Slips

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

A recent survey shows that Apple’s iPhone now holds a steady 23 percent of the smartphone market, narrowing the gap between rival handset maker RIM and is retaining consumer interest five months after the release of the 3G. Spirits seem high in the smartphone department but the same cannot be said for the PC [...]

Apple Releases EFI Firmware Update For Late 2008 Notebooks

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

Apple has released a series of EFI firmware updates for its late 2008 notebooks. The unibody Macbook, Macbook Pro and Late 2008 Macbook Air all require two updates each.
The updates can all be found and downloaded at http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/ or by navigating to “Software Update” in OS X’s Apple menu. MacRumors has categorized the updates by [...]

New Firefox Build Adds Support for Multi-Touch Gestures

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

As MacRumors notes, this Monday Mozilla released its latest beta version of Firefox 3.1. Across all supported platforms, the “Beta 2″ version of the popular web browser will include:

-Private Browsing Mode
-Faster JavaScript engine
-Improved rendering
-Support for new web technologies
Users of Apple’s newest line of laptops, with built in multi-touch trackpad support, will also be pleased [...]

Unibody Macbook Issues, Ram Lockups and NVIDIA ‘Bad Bumps’

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Multiple credible publications, such as PC World and Computerworld are reporting that some users of the new MacBook and MacBook Pro unibody laptops are reporting that their machines become unstable or lock up after they add third-party memory. Additionally, NVIDIA is being charged with selling “bad bumps” in their some of their chips.
According to a [...]

Apple Netbooks to Utilize ARM Cortex Architecture?

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

Computerworld’s Seth Weintraub sat down with Bob Morris, the Director of Patform Enablement for ARM’s Mobile Processor Group. While no specific information about Apple could be shared, the interview does reveal some interesting information pertaining to the possible future of Apple’s netbook/tablet PC offerings.

During Apple’s recent fourth quarter earnings conference call, Apple CEO Steve Jobs [...]