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New iMac and Mac Pro reportedly coming in 2013

New iMac and Mac Pro reportedly coming in 2013

Apple may have refreshed its line of MacBook Airs and MacBook pros, as well as introduce the next-gen MacBook Pro with a Retina display, but iMac and Mac Pro updates were noticeably absent. The Mac Pro did get a very sneaky update after the event, but it was a very minor refresh, mainly due to the fact that Intel stopped producing the chips that the models used. David Pogue of the New York Times has heard that updates to both lines are coming.

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WWDC 2012: What’s not there is more interesting

WWDC 2012: What’s not there is more interesting

Rumors ahead of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference 2012 (WWDC 2012) are flying thick and fast, with speculation, leaks and rumors all mounting as to what Tim Cook & Co. will reveal in the opening keynote. Apple puts on a good show, that's for certain, but it's sometimes more interesting to look at what doesn't make it to the stage than what products and services get their moment under the spotlight. Could this be the inflexion point for some old favorites, and how do the pre-show whispers fit in?

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Mac Retina Display looking likely: High-res apps hit Mac App Store

Mac Retina Display looking likely: High-res apps hit Mac App Store

Further evidence of a Retina Display upgrade for Apple's new Macs has emerged, with Mac App Store apps being quietly updated to apparently support the pixel-dense panels. File sync tool FolderWatch [iTunes link] has been spotted mentioning Retina graphics in a recent update, and while Apple is yet to confirm that the new computers - expected to make their debut at WWDC 2012 next week - will indeed follow the new iPad with a high-resolution display, it's nonetheless looking increasingly likely.

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MacBook Pro 2012 and refreshed Macs expected at WWDC

MacBook Pro 2012 and refreshed Macs expected at WWDC

We’ve been hearing reports for a while now that Apple is planning to overhaul the MacBook Pros at WWDC to include Retina displays as well as new Intel Ivy Bridge processors. 9to5Mac has once again heard from sources saying that several products in the Mac range will be seeing updates, and not just the MacBook Pros. Sources indicate that two 15-inch MacBook Pro configurations with Retina displays will be released.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: May 15, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: May 15, 2012

Happy Tuesday, everyone. It's that part of the week where you already feel a bit tired but can't yet use the "it's all downhill from here" mantra. You know what I mean, right? Let's go to a more positive note with today's top tech stories - Apple rumored to use Retina display in next iMac. That's certain to please a lot of Apple fans, not that they need much pleasing because - Apple grabs top spot in US customer satisfaction rankings. And speaking of cool things - NASA's next course: asteroids.

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Analyst predicts new Macbooks and iMacs in June, 7-inch iPad this fall

Analyst predicts new Macbooks and iMacs in June, 7-inch iPad this fall

When you write for a tech blog like SlashGear, it's hard to be surprised at Apple rumors. But every once in a while the source can throw you for a loop. So it is with this one: Ben Reitzes, an analyst for Barclays Capital, claims that the company will updater its MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and iMac lines as soon as next month. He's echoing things we've heard ourselves for weeks, including "Retina" displays and a new lower price point for the Air.

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Apple rumored to use Retina display in next iMac

Apple rumored to use Retina display in next iMac

Apple may be gearing up to refresh its entire Mac lineup with Retina displays. The imminent MacBook Pro refresh has long been rumored to feature the new pixel-dense screen and now the next-gen iMac looks to be getting the same treatment. The new iMacs are also rumored to feature the latest Intel Ivy Bridge processors and a noticeably slimmer design.

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Mac stock clearing indicates Retina refresh nigh

Mac stock clearing indicates Retina refresh nigh

An imminent refresh of Apple's desktop and mobile Mac line-up adopting Intel's 3rd Gen Core processors is looking increasingly likely, with retailers slashing pricing of existing stock to clear shelves for the newer models. Best Buy has begun offering discounts of up to $200 on its Mac Pro, iMac, Mac mini, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models. The cut price computers come hot on the heels of leaked benchmarks for supposedly Ivy Bridge based MacBooks and Macs, as well as suggestions of USB 3.0 and Retina Display technology in Apple's new notebooks.

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Ivy Bridge iMac and MacBook Pro revealed in benchmarks

Ivy Bridge iMac and MacBook Pro revealed in benchmarks

As we edge ever closer to June, more and more signs keep cropping up that Apple is poised to refresh its line of iMacs and Macbook Pros with Intel’s new Ivy Bridge chips. The latest tip comes from benchmarks posted to GeekBench with new iMac and Macbook Pro models featuring the new platform, providing detailed scores compared to old models, plus an idea of what processors we can expect to see.

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Jobs wanted to go Wonka for the millionth iMac

Jobs wanted to go Wonka for the millionth iMac

I wager anybody who grew up in the 80s has watched the original Willy Wonka flick. It was vastly superior to the one with Johnny Depp. Apparently, the late Steve Jobs was a fan of Wonka and wanted to hold on Wonka-esq celebration for the one-millionth iMac sold. The tip comes from the official biography of Jobs.

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Mountain Lion ditches older Macs

Mountain Lion ditches older Macs

Apple Mountain Lion will force many Mac models into legacy status, with no support for the upcoming OS X refresh for numerous pre-2007 MacBooks, MacBook Pros and desktops. The minimum hardware requirements of Mountain Lion - which we previewed comprehensively yesterday - apparently count out multiple models using integrated Intel GPUs, so TUAW's developer source says. That means, if you have a pre-unibody MacBook or the original MacBook Air, there's no Mountain Lion for you.

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