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Official Apple Store grab bags have customers dropping cash on random swag

Official Apple Store grab bags have customers dropping cash on random swag

This New Years Day, yesterday for those of you living in a basement with the lights off, Japanese shoppers got a chance to pick up what's called a Fukubukuro, or "Lucky Bag," that being an official grab bag of relatively randomly assorted items from the store for their enjoyment! While we'll never, ever, ever see such an awesome situation happening here in the United States, this practice is said to have been going on each year since the onset of 2005. While most shoppers got a selection of accessories like headphones, cases, and Apple 1-inch buttons, some were lucky enough to snag gems like a MacBook Air or iPad 2.

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Apple exploring fuel-cell-powered MacBooks

Apple exploring fuel-cell-powered MacBooks

Two of Apple's patent applications surfaced this week at the US Patent and Trademark Office revealing that the Cupertino company is exploring ways to use fuel cell technology to power its future MacBooks and other computing devices. The use of fuel cells will allow for even smaller and lighter designs than the current battery-powered devices.

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Apple picks up Anobit for Flash Memory

Apple picks up Anobit for Flash Memory

There's a purchase out there today that you really aught to pay attention do, ladies and gentlemen, that being Apple's purchase of Israeli start-up SSD maker Anobit, creators of storage products already found in devices such as the iPhone, iPad, and MacBook Air. This group has apparently gathered together to speak about how they've been payed aproximately $500 million USD to be purchased, this according to Israeli newspaper Calcalist. In addition, the Prime Minister of Israel himself sent out a Twitter update which welcomed Apple to the country, congratulating them on their first acquisition in the country.

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Apple 2880 x 1800 MacBook Pro tipped for Q2 2012

Apple 2880 x 1800 MacBook Pro tipped for Q2 2012

Apple is readying a super-high resolution MacBook Pro update for Q2 2012, supply chain sources claim, with displays running at a whopping 2880 x 1800. The new notebooks - the screens of which would well exceed Full HD resolution - would be the first of a fresh breed of highly pixel-dense portables, DigiTimes sources say, and clock in higher than the current 1920 x 1200 maximum on the existing 17-inch MacBook Pro.

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MacBook Air set to decimate Ultrabook market says J.P. Morgan

MacBook Air set to decimate Ultrabook market says J.P. Morgan

In an investor's note released this week by J.P. Morgan, they made it clear that they believe the Ultrabook market will continue to be dominated by Apple's ultra-thin MacBook Air well into next year at least, saying the prices on all competitors don't begin to post a threat to the thinnest Mac on the market. While most Ultrabooks, they note, are priced up and above $1000, with only a few sitting below that mark, the MacBook Air still has a major edge over any competitor already released or released in early 2012. At prices between $999 and $1,599 for the newest model and competing Windows-based machines not nearly as pretty or perfect, you'd better bet your lunch he's right.

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MacBook Air refresh in Q1 includes 15-incher say sources

MacBook Air refresh in Q1 includes 15-incher say sources

Apple is reportedly readying a new MacBook Air line-up for early 2012, with a new 15-inch model joining the existing sizes as the Cupertino company reacts to Intel's Ultrabook push. The new 11.6-, 13.3- and 15-inch ultraportables will go on sale in Q1 next year, DigiTimes' supply chain sources claim, with pilot production believed to have already begun. Meanwhile, retail insiders suggest a MacBook Air price cut is in the pipeline before the new models arrive.

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4-inch iPhone 5 and thicker iPad 3 tipped for 2012

4-inch iPhone 5 and thicker iPad 3 tipped for 2012

Apple's iPad 3 will gain a little weight to accommodate a higher-resolution display, sources claim, while the iPhone 5 will grow almost a centimeter in length so as to fit in a 4-inch screen for 2012. Whereas previous leaks tipped a teardrop-profile next-gen iPhone as Apple's "significant redesign" that concept is believed to be a victim of LTE battery requirements, iLounge's trusted insider suggests. Instead, the new iPhone 5 will have a metal casing and be 8mm longer than the current model, on course for a release in summer next year.

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AMD MacBook Air plans axed over production stumble

AMD MacBook Air plans axed over production stumble

I can remember years back when AMD was the processor to have for all out performance in your desktop. One year Intel put the smack down on AMD with a line of processors that was well beyond anything AMD had for pure performance in the desktop world and it's as if AMD threw in the towel and has been the runner up ever sense. It looks like AMD missed its chance with Apple sometime last year.

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