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Apple UK offers Black Friday cheap iPad and MacBook deals

Apple UK offers Black Friday cheap iPad and MacBook deals

Apple has kicked off its Black Friday UK sale, offering £31 off of its best-selling iPad 2 tablet, £81 off a MacBook or iMac, and dozens of discounts on Apple and third-party accessories. Described as a "special one-day Apple shopping event" - since the UK hasn't traditionally had Black Friday sales - the discounting is notable given how rarely the company agrees to slash its prices.

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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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Air-style MacBook Pro due early Q2 say suppliers

Air-style MacBook Pro due early Q2 say suppliers

Apple's rumored 15-inch ultrathin MacBook could hit the market in early Q2 2011, the latest supply chain intel suggests, with mass production tipped to kick off in March. Details on whether the notebook will be classed as a larger MacBook Air or a new, skinny MacBook Pro redesign are unclear, DigiTimes's sources maintain, one expected casualty is the DVD burner, as Apple shifts to do away with optical media.

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MacBook Pro tipped for Air-style update by holidays

MacBook Pro tipped for Air-style update by holidays

Apple's official MacBook Pro refresh may have taken place early last week, but the company is reportedly readying a more significant update to the notebook that will borrow design and spec directions for the MacBook Air. Both TUAW and Mac Rumors have been tipped on incoming 15-inch and 17-inch notebooks believed to be Apple's oft-discussed significant MacBook Pro overhaul, with integrated SSD memory and no optical drives along with sleeker chassis.

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Bluetooth 4.0 gets rebranded Bluetooth Smart Ready

Bluetooth 4.0 gets rebranded Bluetooth Smart Ready

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has decided to rebrand its new Bluetooth 4.0 standard, which has recently launched on the iPhone 4S and has been available on the latest Mac Mini and MacBook Air. The new naming scheme adds the categories Bluetooth Smart and Bluetooth Smart Ready to help clarify device compatibilities, although it now seems only more confusing.

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Apple and HTC shortages warned after unibody supplier suffers downtime

Apple and HTC shortages warned after unibody supplier suffers downtime

An Apple supplier has warned that unexpected factory downtime could well impact MacBook Air production, as well as possibly supplies of certain HTC smartphones. The manufacturer, Chinese firm Catcher Technology Co., was forced to temporarily close a production facility after nearby residents made complaints of a "strange odor" seemingly coming from the plant, the WSJ reports. "Shipments to our customers will inevitably be affected" company president Allen Horng confirmed in a press conference.

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Steve Jobs Passes Away, the world mourns a legend

Steve Jobs Passes Away, the world mourns a legend

Today we've learned a sad fact, as reported by Apple themselves, that Steve Jobs has passed away. In a statement published by Apple's Board of Directors it was announced that Jobs passing has of course brought sadness as well as reverence to the hearts of all that knew him. The world has lost a great mind and a great man, and we all mourn his passing with the utmost respect and honor.

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