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Review roundup: Apple's Retina MacBook Pro is pretty but pricey





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On Monday Apple introduced its next-generation MacBook Pro with Retina Display. Just days after reviewers of the biggest mainstream publications started post their opinions on the redesigned 15-inch MacBook Pro, but some of them remain putting off by the $2,200 entry price. Here are some of the highlights:


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Online battery test log points to possible 13-inch Retina Display MacBook Pro



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Unconfirmed data found by AppleInsider reader Sam shows the log of an online battery test archive with a machine identifier possibly pointing to a 13-inch version of Apple's Retina Display MacBook Pro. The notebook is labeled "MacBookPro10,2" which could be a next-generation version of Apple's 13-inch notebook if the company's coding scheme is followed.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, June 14th, 2012. 15:41

Apple rumored to pay at least $150 for MacBook Pro Retina Display panels



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On Monday Apple released a completely-redesigned 15-inch MacBook Pro with a 2,880-by-1,800-pixel Retina Display and, of course, the competing notebook makers do their best to follow in Apple's footsteps by releasing their own high-resolution laptops. The key obstacle however could be the price they have to pay for Retina Display panels. Apple is rumored to pay at least $150 per unit for the Retina Display found in its MacBook Pro.


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Tim Cook confirms updated Mac Pro coming in 2013



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Apple confirmed that its CEO Tim Cook sent an e-mail to a Facebook group page dedicated to the Mac Pro on Monday and said that the company is indeed "working on something really great" for 2013, allaying current Mac Pro owners' fears that the desktop has reached its end of life.

The slightly updated Mac Pro presented by Apple at WWDC on Monday wasn't the significant revamp. The machines received 12-core Xeon chips, but CPUs are based on Intel's two-year-old Westmere-EP architecture and not newer Xeon E5 silicon. Professional users were hoping for something more significant and impressive.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012. 23:17

Teardown Of New MacBook Air Reveals Tweaked Design Of SSD Connector



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Teardown experts from iFixit are now taking apart the refreshed 13-inch MacBook Air that was released yesterday, and while the notebook seems to receive only a minor update, there are certainly some changes that are worth mentioning.


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Written by maxim

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012. 23:23

WWDC 2012 live blog



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Thanks again! You guys are the best.

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Apple MacBook Air design patent could disrupt Ultrabook rollouts



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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued on Tuesday Apple Design Patent No. D661,296 which covers the asymmetrical wedge-like or so-called "teardrop" shape first introduced in the company's MacBook Air line of computers. Such patent may cause problems for Ultrabook manufactures, replicating the MacBook Air's look.

Despite the fact that the patent describes design details, it gives also schematic illustrations that provide an exhaustive look at how the MacBook Air's body differs from existing thin-and-light PCs.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, June 9th, 2012. 11:33

Video shows purported next-gen iPhone 5 'uni-body' backplate in detail



ETrade Supply, wireless parts company, posted a video comparison of the next-generation iPhone 5 back cover and the iPhone 4S one. Noteworthy, the back shell of the forthcoming iPhone is identical to a part seen in previously leaked photos.


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Mac Pro to Finally See Updates Next Week



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An inventory check of Apple's online store reveals that the basic Quad-Core Mac Pro model isn’t any more available for in-store pickup, meaning that the computers are either sold out or Apple is preparing to introduce refreshed Mac Pros, probably, at the next week WWDC.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012. 16:30

Apple's next iPhone 5 may sport HD-capable front camera



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KGI analyst Mingchi Kuo said in a note to investors earlier this week that Apple's sixth-generation iPhone could include a front-facing camera capable of HD resolution. He also believes that Apple could employ a flip-chip (FC) solution for the front-facing camera on the upcoming iPhone so that the camera’s position would be moved to the middle.


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Siri Reportedly Coming to iPad with iOS 6



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9to5Mac reports that one of the features in forthcoming iOS 6 is Siri version for the iPad. Currently Apple’s voice assistant is supported only by the iPhone 4S. As for the new iPad, the device has dictation with voice recognition, but not seeing the inclusion of full Siri support at its launch earlier this year.


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Samsung Galaxy S III uses identical Sony-made camera seen in iPhone 4S



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iFixit in conjunction with chip analysts ChipWorks tore down Samsung's new Galaxy S III smartphone, revealing that the device is sourcing a newer version of the same Sony-made camera used in the iPhone 4S.

ChipWorks confirmed on Friday that the backside-illuminated sensor found in Samsung's new Galaxy S III handset is being sourced from Sony and may be a newer version of the component used in Apple's iPhone 4S. While iFixit initially claimed that the sensor is "basically the same unit" used in the iPhone 4S, further examination of the chip revealed that it could be a slightly refreshed product. It seems that the camera's sensor is where the similarities between the two devices end, however, as Samsung uses its own memory and optics to complete the unit.


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Here's how iPhone 5 might look like



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Techno Buffalo created really good iPhone 5 mockup rendering. They used the recently leaked schematic depicting a taller device.


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Saturday, June 2nd, 2012. 23:07

55" Apple LCD TV for about $2,000



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Piper Jaffray’s analyst Gene Munster suggests that Apple's full-fledged television set with screen sizes between 42 inches and 55 inches will be retailing between $1,500 and $2,000. Such product will be unveiled later this year and will hit the market about six months after it is announced and will be sold in the amount of approximately 110 million units, he believes.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012. 1:38

Next-Generation iPhone 5 Said to Use S5L8950X Application Processor



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9to5Mac’s source, who has access to the next-generation iPhone prototype, as well as data found out in a build of iOS 6 could report some more details about Apple’s next smartphone.

- Details in the iOS 6 beta indicate that the next-generation iPhone will run an application processor identified as S5L8950X that is still internally being referred to as part of the A5 family.  That processor initially showed up in iOS 5.1 betas alongside the S5L8945X that arrived in the form of the A5X in the current iPad.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012. 0:03