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New MacBook Air to land later this month according to source

New MacBook Air to land later this month according to source

Apple is having a great year so far and its Mac computers are selling very well. Some of the Mac notebooks like the MacBook Air are due for an update. Apple is pretty good about offering an update at least once per year on their notebooks and other hardware. There have been rumors that the Air would get an update to Sandy Bridge power in July. The rumor came by way of industry sources. The updated machines are also expected to get the Thunderbolt port that other MacBooks have onboard.

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Apple’s Mac Sales Grow 15% In April, May; Stronger Sales Expected For June

Apple’s Mac Sales Grow 15% In April, May; Stronger Sales Expected For June

Recently released numbers from NPD are showing Apple's year-over-year Mac sales in the U.S. to be up by 15 percent in April and May. The report was put together by Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, who noted that the "slow start" to the quarter will likely be bumped up in June, when sales are expected to be much stronger.

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Next Generation MacBook Air with Sandy Bridge Processor to Begin Production This Month

Next Generation MacBook Air with Sandy Bridge Processor to Begin Production This Month

Anyone who recently purchased a MacBook Air may soon be kicking themselves as the next generation of Macbook Airs with Sandy Bridge processors could launch as early as July. A note obtained by AppleInsider from Concord Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo indicated that Apple has placed an order for about 400,000 of these next generation MacBook Airs. They are also expected to include Apple’s relatively new Thunderbolt data transfer ports.

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10 Features Revealed for OSX Lion including Multi-Touch Gestures, Full Screen Apps, and Mission Control

10 Features Revealed for OSX Lion including Multi-Touch Gestures, Full Screen Apps, and Mission Control

Revealing OSX Lion on the first day of WWDC in California today, Apple's Phil Schiller started down a list of 10 features that would essentially outline the breadth of the new Mac operating system. He began with Multi-Touch Gestures, a system that would expand on what Apple's trackpads already had in place. With multiple fingers you'll now be able to tap to zoom, pinch, two-finger swipe, scroll by pulling (much in the same way you do so on a tablet.) The next feature, these features coming on QUICK by the way, was Full-Screen Applications.

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MacBook Air Supplies Constrained, Refresh Imminent

MacBook Air Supplies Constrained, Refresh Imminent

Earlier this month it was rumored that the MacBook Air would soon be getting a refresh by a June or July timeframe. Now, retail sources from around the globe are tipping that supplies for the MacBook Air are constrained. This along with major price cuts on current models indicates that the refresh is indeed imminent.

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Apple A5 based MacBook Air prototype reportedly in testing

Apple A5 based MacBook Air prototype reportedly in testing

Apple is not only rumored to be considering ARM-based MacBook notebooks but has apparently already been experimenting with prototypes, according to the latest leaks out of the company. The test mule resembles a MacBook Air, Macotakara reports, only with the same dual-core Apple A5 processor inside as used by the iPad 2.

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Apple MacBooks Top All Notebook Categories On Consumer Reports [Updated]

Apple MacBooks Top All Notebook Categories On Consumer Reports [Updated]

That matte aluminum laptop with the white Apple logo is an all too common sight these days, be it in on campus, in a design studio, or at our next press event. And apparently it's popular with good reason. Consumer Reports, an advocacy group that tests and ranks various consumer products, has given all the top spots in its latest notebook rankings to Apple's MacBooks.

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MacBook Air with Sandy Bridge and Thunderbolt due June?

MacBook Air with Sandy Bridge and Thunderbolt due June?

Apple is reportedly readying a refreshed version of its MacBook Air ultraportable, adding in Intel's 2011 "Sandy Bridge" Core processors and Thunderbolt 10Gbps connectivity. Shipments are expected to begin later this month, according to DigiTimes' supply chain sources, with a retail launch predicted for June or July.

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PC notebooks to get MacBook Air style flash-standby in 2012

PC notebooks to get MacBook Air style flash-standby in 2012

Apple's MacBook Air could lose its super-speedy resume advantage if Intel has its way, with news that the chip company will be pushing "fast flash standby" support to PC manufacturers with the debut of the Chief River notebook processors in 2012. By shifting the standby system state from RAM to SSD storage, Fudzilla reports, Chief River based notebooks will be able to offer the same resume speed performance but with significantly reduced power consumption.

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An ARM MacBook could revolutionize the industry

An ARM MacBook could revolutionize the industry

It's a strange week to be talking about Apple dumping Intel. Only a few days ago, the company was proudly unveiling its new iMac line-up, relying on Core i5 and Core i7 processors - along with AMD GPUs - to make them the fastest all-in-ones Apple has offered to-date. Yet at the same time as Intel's latest quad-core chips are finding their way into what Apple's Phil Schiller describes as "the world's best desktop," there's also talk that the company's close relationship with Intel is about to get served with divorce papers. ARM is coming, and the computing industry will never be the same again.

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Apple ditching Intel for ARM in future MacBooks tip insiders

Apple ditching Intel for ARM in future MacBooks tip insiders

Apple is reportedly planning to ditch Intel's processors for ARM-based chips, a potentially huge revolution that will supposedly kick off with the company's MacBook notebooks. According to SemiAccurate's sources, Apple is looking to a mid-2013 timescale for the transition, when 64-bit cores such as NVIDIA's Project Denver are common.

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OWC puts 480GB SSD into the MacBook Air (but it’ll cost you)

OWC puts 480GB SSD into the MacBook Air (but it’ll cost you)

Apple's switch to SSD-only storage in the MacBook Air made for a whippet-fast boot/resume time, but the expense of solid-state memory meant capacity was limited. Officially up to 256GB is on offer, but entry-level users are stuck with a measly 64GB. Now OWC is teasing us with up to 480GB in the shape of the new Mercury Aura Pro Express upgrade.

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