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iMac Refresh Imminent With Supplies Running Low

iMac Refresh Imminent With Supplies Running Low

If you’re thinking about purchasing a shiny new iMac soon, you may want to hold off for just a bit. The Apple trend to look for when a possible refresh is coming for a product is when its supply starts to shrink. This happened with the MacBook Pro and iPad before newer versions were released and now 9to5 Mac has been tipped off that iMac supplies are starting to dry up, so a possible refresh could be looming.

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Apple’s Big Success: Devaluing Everything

Apple’s Big Success: Devaluing Everything

It was while writing SlashGear's Nintendo 3DS review that it really struck me, the disparity between "traditional" software - whether that's for your desktop or a game for your console - and the new "app" ecosystem is Apple's biggest accomplishment. Where once computer software was a $40+ boxed product - and where 3DS games, and those for other consoles, are still $40+ boxed cartridges - it's now a $0.99 download, instant gratification at a cost that won't wrinkle your conscience. Tech is cheap, apps are throwaway, and Apple is to blame.

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Mac OS X Lion HiDPI support bringing Retina Display to the desktop?

Mac OS X Lion HiDPI support bringing Retina Display to the desktop?

From everything Apple told us about the developer release of Mac OS X Lion yesterday, we were already excited. The AirDrop instant sharing tool promises the sort of straightforward simplicity we've grown to expect from the company, and the various usability tweaks carried over from iOS should see the platform become an interesting hybrid of sorts. Still, there's more to be revealed under the hood; MacRumors has learnt that the long-anticipated "Resolution Independence" has made it into OS X Lion, paving the way for ultra-high-resolution Retina Display style screens on MacBook Pro and Cinema Displays.

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Mac OS X Lion Developer Preview Released

Mac OS X Lion Developer Preview Released

While the new MacBook Pro line-up delivers the Sandy bridge update consumers have been clamoring for, Apple has something for developers too. The new developer preview of Mac OS X Lion has been released, adding full-screen app support, pinch and double-tap zoom in Safari - some of the multitouch gestures borrowed from OS X - a document saving system called Versions (which automatically saves successive versions of documents as you work on them) and AirDrop, a wireless file transfer system for drag & drop moving of documents between Macs.

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Apple OLED ambitions tipped by patent applications?

Apple OLED ambitions tipped by patent applications?

Apple has filed three OLED patent applications, leading to speculation that the company is looking to the low-power, color-rich panels for future devices. Patently Apple due up three patents (20100321305, 20100265187 and 20100265188) which deal with integrating touchscreen layers with OLED displays, and which suggest MacBook-style notebooks, iPad-style tablets and iPhone and iPod-style smartphones and PMPs as potential recipients of the tech. Meanwhile, a throwaway mention of the Apple TV has prompted talk of an Apple OLED HDTV with integrated streaming functionality.

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MacBook Pro and “mainstream” new size iMac tipped for 1H 2011

MacBook Pro and “mainstream” new size iMac tipped for 1H 2011

With Intel's second-gen Core processors expected early in 2011, it doesn't seem too great a leap to assume that Apple will be all over the new chips for their mobile and desktop lines. We've already heard that Apple is testing the Sandy Bridge processors in the MacBook Pro and Mac Pro models; now DigiTimes is claiming their supply chain sources expect new systems - including a new iMac targeted at the mainstream - in the first half of next year.

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Apple Sandy Bridge testing tips huge CPU/GPU refresh

Apple Sandy Bridge testing tips huge CPU/GPU refresh

Apple's future processor and GPU plans are the subject of numerous leaks today, with sources revealing that the company has been testing Intel Sandy Bridge Core iX chips for several months now, ahead of including them in future MacBook Pro and Mac Pro models, among others. Meanwhile, the company is also tipped to be considering solely using Sandy Bridge integrated graphics in its entry-level notebooks and ultraportables, while higher-end machines would switch from NVIDIA chips to AMD's Radeon range.

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