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Historically Inaccurate Analyst Speculates On the iMac’s Future

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Analyst Shaw Wu, who has been fairly inaccurate in the past, both with Apple product information, and speculation about their future plans, now claims to have sources which he is citing in a recent report about the possibility of an iMac refresh over the next few weeks.
Specifically, Wu claims that over the next few weeks [...]

More Intel Evidence Shows that Mac Pro May be Moving to Nehalem

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Intel is set to unveil its first new eight-core processor next month at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco. A peak at the show’s program sheds light on the notion that these are Nehalem class processors that may find there way into Apple’s Mac Pro workstation and XServes.

The ISSCC program, which you can [...]

What You Should Expect From Apple Over the Next Few Months

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Now that we’ve all celebrated the Macintosh’s 25th birthday, it’s time to start focusing on what Apple’s plans may be moving forward. From a home media server to a refreshed Mac Pro, some rumors are starting to brew as interest grows around what Apple may be up to.

Mac Mini
Even though persistent and seemingly credible [...]

Apple’s Plans Should Be Clear: High-End iPhones and Global Positioning

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

As the market reels from Apple’s announcements in their Q1 financial earnings call, a clear distinction between Apple’s current position, and where they should be headed with the iPhone product line is made even more apparent.
We already know that Apple doesn’t like to dabble in cheap products. Whether it be a sub-$500 netbook (cheap ultra [...]

Apple Netbook Doesn’t Seem Likely According to Tim Cook

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

In today’s Q1 Financial Earnings call, COO Tim Cook, who is currently overseeing day-today activity at Apple, commented on the possibility of a sub-$500 “netbook” or lower priced device. In a nutshell, it doesn’t seem likely.
Backing up what CEO Steve Jobs has said about the netbook category, Cook reiterated Apple’s stance on such a device. [...]

Snow Leopard to Feature Four Finger Gestures for Old MacBooks

Monday, January 19th, 2009

A 9to5mac reader has noted that users of the older generation MacBooks and MacBook Pros will be able to make use of four finger gestures on the device’s trackpad.
This is said to be featured in the much anticipated release of Snow Leopard, where another 9to5 reader has made mention of a special version [...]

Steve Wozniak Sheds Some Light On Steve Jobs’ Health Issues (Video)

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has been making rounds in the media weighing in on Steve Jobs’ medical leave of absence with his own analysis. The latest is a video interview on NBC where he mentions a few crucial elements regarding Apple’s future endeavors, and business model as a whole.
Last week Wozniak explicitly stated how he [...]

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 [...]

Sources Point to Atom Based Mac Mini in March, Kinda Weird Though

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Tom’s Hardware has released some information pertaining to Apple’s upcoming Mac mini refresh, a possible move to the Ion platform and the use of an Atom based processor. The information is strange however because Intel’s Atom is targeted at netbooks.
The report explains that Apple will most likely unveil a new Mac mini in March around [...]

An Apple “Desktop Media Event” in Early February?

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Digital Daily’s John Paczkowski kicks off speculation about what the industry may see from Apple in the coming weeks after Macworld ‘09. If new products are in fact planned, Apple may already have something lined up.
Given the announcements at Macworld ‘09, Apple left many wondering when a few products would get some attention. In particular, [...]

Apple to Pay $500 Million Advancement to LG for Flat Panel Displays

Monday, January 12th, 2009

In tough economic times, LG has managed to secure a high profile deal with Apple Inc, to supply the tech giant a “massive amount” of flat panel displays.
In a statement by the Korean based company, they explained, “LG Display has made a long-term agreement to supply a massive amount of LCD to Apple in the [...]

iLife ‘09 Set to Ship On Tuesday, January 20th?

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

While browsing around the web, Peter Yan over at Meoeo stumbled across a release date for Apple’s new iLife ‘09. While Apple had mentioned the new software would be shipping at the end of January, a specific date had not yet been set.
The images and video show that Apple had set a shipping date for [...]

iPhone Tethering: AT&T May Shock Us All and Charge $10

Friday, January 9th, 2009

AT&T may shock and surprise most of us as well as their competitors and charge much less than initially expected for an iPhone tethering plan. Additionally, sources report that there is much buzz surrounding iPhone tethering internally at AT&T.
An iPhone tethering plan has been in the works for some time now. We know for a [...]

iPhone Firmware 3.0 and Future Multi-Core iPhones

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

ZDnet brings word of a possible four-core iPhone being developed by Apple. The information explains that while Apple’s current iPhone does well with gaming, a move into multi-core processing coupled with iPhone firmware 3.0 could bring dramatically increased power.
As MacRumors points out, Imagination Technologies is announcing a new version of its its graphics chip IP. [...]

Macworld Rumor Aftermath: What We Know Now

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

This year’s Macworld saw four core announcements during Phil Schiller’s keynote speech. Even though Apple delivered some incredible new stuff, a large majority of the rumors were inaccurate, without even a brief mention.

What Came True
Macbook Pro
Most notably, Apple unveiled the brand new 17″ Macbook Pro. It has adopted the unibody design and also brings with [...]

28″ iMac, Mac Pro Rumored to Start Shipping in February

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

PC Perspective’s Ryan Shrout has released some information regarding a few upcoming products we may see at Macworld this week. While most of the information corroborates with what we’ve heard, new specs regarding a 28″ iMac and new Mac Pros have popped up as well.
The report claims that Apple’s new iMacs should be making an [...]

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 [...]

Rumor Roundup: Apple’s Final Macworld

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

This year’s Macworld Conference and Expo will be Apple’s last year in attendance. Even though CEO Steve Jobs won’t be giving the keynote, excitement is still going strong, and there doesn’t seem to be a shortage of rumors either. (Here’s a recap that we’ll continuously update prior to the event)

New iMacs
READ → Back in October [...]

Apple’s New Cloud Offerings May Be (Mostly) Free

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

Backing up Seth Weintruab’s latest report from Computerworld regarding Apple’s soon-to-be-released web-based offerings, we have been able to confirm the upcoming push, as well as some new information about pricing.
Apple is expected to unveil a new suite of web-based applications that play off of iWork. They will primarily be extensions of their desktop counterparts not [...]

Quanta Expected to Manufacture Apple Netbooks in 2009

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

According to a report from the Taiwanese government, Quanta will be manufacturing netbooks for Apple in 2009, among most other well established PC vendors.
The report comes straight from website TaiwanHeadlines.gov, and describes current netbooks sales, as well as their expected manufacturing pace for 2009.
Quanta vice chairman and president CC Leung said his company wants [...]