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MacBook Pro 2012 refresh hits this June

MacBook Pro 2012 refresh hits this June

If our readings are correct, the planets are coming together to create a perfect storm of availability in software, hardware, and demand for a MacBook Pro 2012 release this June at WWDC. It's a very simple combination of the Apple OS X Mountain Lion software release, a precedent of notebook hardware being released at WWDC, and the pulling back of supply for the line of computers we're speaking about here that says we're about to see a new MacBook Pro in less than two months from now.

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Apple Q2 Earnings Q and A reveals China, Anobit, Japan

Apple Q2 Earnings Q and A reveals China, Anobit, Japan

This week Apple is reporting their financial Q2 earnings with monumental numbers across the board including a $11.6 billion dollar profit and 35.1 million iPhones sold. These numbers were analyzed soon after the earnings call was complete with a Question and Answer session headed by Apple and lead investors. Questions mostly rang in about the future of Apple and their financial greatness, but also hit upon products and services.

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MacBook Pro 2012 Liquidmetal integration tipped

MacBook Pro 2012 Liquidmetal integration tipped

In a not completely unfounded turn of events here this fine spring morning, we've been tipped by an anonymous Apple fan that they've seen Liquidmetal technology being used in a device much larger than an iPhone. Though such a vague tip and anonymous to boot wouldn't normally be something we'd cover, the possibility that this could be the next big MacBook Pro feature is just too perfect not to consider. With the MacBook Pro 2012 models coming sooner than later and Intel's Ivy Bridge generation of processors revealed today, could we have the whole picture here right in front of us?

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Apple gaining in corporation use due to ‘time machine’ effect

Apple gaining in corporation use due to ‘time machine’ effect

There's a lot to be said for the satisfaction of workers in this day and age, especially here in the tech industry where Apple is gaining on Windows machines for employee use due to what CBS Interactive CTO Peter Yared implies as a "time machine" effect. In a talk with the Wall Street Journal's CIO Journal, Yared spoke candidly about why he's seeing Apple gain relatively quickly in businesses where employees have Apple computers at home and therefor expect to be able to use the same hardware and software when at work.

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MacBook Pro goes slim with quad-core this Spring

MacBook Pro goes slim with quad-core this Spring

This summer we're very likely going to see MacBook Air slimness on Apple's line of heavier-duty MacBook Pro units, complete with Intel's Ivy Bridge quad-core processors in-tact. This information is gleaned from no less than Intel themselves, with news coming through that April 29th will be the date that they're ready to show the world what they're made of in both the mobile and desktop world. CPU World lets us know that two separate and trustworthy sources have now confirmed that this date late in April will be the delivery time for for desktop portion of this equation, with quad-core models Core i7 and Core i7 Extreme families in the pipeline.

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Air-style MacBook Pro in production tip insiders

Air-style MacBook Pro in production tip insiders

Apple's refreshed MacBook Pro range is currently in production, with new 13- and 15-inch models ditching the DVD drive to deliver MacBook Air style but more performance grunt, according to insiders. The first batch of the new Pros is headed to Apple this month, industry rumor-mongers DigiTimes' sources in the supply chain claim, and are believed to use Intel Ivy Bridge processors along with offering more storage than the Air.

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Sources claim Apple considering 14-inch MacBook Air

Sources claim Apple considering 14-inch MacBook Air

DigiTimes reports that sources in the Apple upstream supply chain are saying that Apple is considering the launch of a 14-inch MacBook Air. The sources tip that the notebook could start mass production soon. That move will allow Apple to enter the mainstream Asian PC market where 14-inch panels are the norm.

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Apple’s thinner MacBook Pros still en route for April

Apple’s thinner MacBook Pros still en route for April

Despite recent reports that Intel's next-gen Ivy Bridge chips may see an 8- to 10-week delay, which pushes the release back to June, insider sources say that Apple may still be launching the much rumored MacBook Pro refresh as early as April. Intel has staggered its shipments before and may give Apple a head start with about 900,000 units, according to DigiTimes' sources in Apple's upstream supply chain.

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Apple slim keyboard tech could make Air-thick MacBook Pro

Apple slim keyboard tech could make Air-thick MacBook Pro

Apple has developed an ultra-slim keyboard design that would allow future MacBook Pro notebooks and others to be even thinner, delivering a layout both tactile enough to suit typists and compact enough for Apple's own design ambitions. Described in a patent application for a "Single Support Lever Keyboard Mechanism" the keyboard is "a thin profile peripheral input device that is both efficient and aesthetically pleasing" Apple writes, as well as opening up new aesthetic possibilities, such as keycaps made from silicone, wood, stone, glass or even polished meteorite.

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