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Retina MacBook Pro teardown reveals new heights of user-inaccessibility

Retina MacBook Pro teardown reveals new heights of user-inaccessibility

Apple's MacBook Pro with Retina Display has gone through the traditional gadget rite of passage, the ceremonial teardown, and it's clear that a compact form-factor demands a compromise in repairability. In fact, iFixit says, it's incredibly difficult to open up and access the components inside, being awarded the worst possible score for the potential for user-repair. The struggle begins from the outset, with Apple's proprietary pentalobe screws making an appearance for the first time on a MacBook (and demanding a special driver), and continues all the way through.

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MacBook Pro with Retina Display gets “Every Dimension” promo

MacBook Pro with Retina Display gets “Every Dimension” promo

No Apple flagship product launch would be complete without a pared-back and deeply tempting advert, and the promo for the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display is no different. Unsurprisingly the new video, called "Every Dimension", focuses primarily on the 2880 x 1800 IPS LCD screen, though as the notebook carefully rotates we get a glimpse of just how thin the new Pro has become.

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MacBook Pro with Retina shipping slips to 3-4 weeks

MacBook Pro with Retina shipping slips to 3-4 weeks

Supplies of Apple's new MacBook Pro with Retina Display continue to tighten, with online orders of the high-resolution notebook now being warned that shipping isn't expected for up to a month. The new Pro, announced at Apple's WWDC 2012 opening keynote on Monday and put up for order shortly after that, quickly saw shipping estimates stretch from an initial 5-7 working days to 2-3 weeks yesterday, and today that's stretched out to 3-4 weeks.

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WWDC 2012 keynote highlights hit 80-second video

WWDC 2012 keynote highlights hit 80-second video

If you're the kind of person who loves CliffsNotes for all your reading activities and also want to see everything Apple showed off this week at WWDC 2012's main keynote, there's an 80 second version of the video for you right here. Courtesy of Michał Cichecki from UpsterTV we've got a video that's no longer than 80 seconds of quick-cut video from the official Apple release of the WWDC 2012 keynote from yesterday. You'll see everything from the next generation MacBook Pro with Retina display down to the race car driver stepping on stage to assure you that Apple's deeply invested in the gaming universe.

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Mountain Lion’s Secret Weapon

Mountain Lion’s Secret Weapon

This week Apple brought a bit more detail to the eventual full release of their next big desktop software version OS X Mountain Lion, and one feature continues to present itself as the real hero. This feature is of course known as Notification Center. While this sort of functionality began its life in the Apple universe on the iPhone, it has come to the desktop in what might be the best form its been in yet. Here lies the connection between all of your desktop applications and functionality, accessed by you with great ease.

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Apple’s Unofficial WWDC 2012 Theme: Independence

Apple’s Unofficial WWDC 2012 Theme: Independence

The madness has been and gone: Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference 2012 begins in earnest today, but the opening keynote has already seen Apple show one of its key strengths in the industry. WWDC is a very different scene from the other high profile events we've come to expect on Apple's calendar. Unlike the iPod, iPhone and iPad launches, and the impromptu Mac revelations, the keynote isn't a stand-alone moment but the gateway to a week of what Apple arguably does best: blend hardware and software together.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: June 12, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: June 12, 2012

This morning you're going to feel the aftershocks of the Apple event that took place yesterday, so you might want to get up to speed with our giant WWDC 2012 Keynote Round-Up. Next head down the rabbit hole with the waves that will continue to move on in now that Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference's first big bang has subsided. Start with Mophie Juice Pack and move on directly to the Satechi WRT-A remote for your Canon 5D.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: June 11, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: June 11, 2012

Happy Monday, everyone. We just wrapped up the video game bonanza last week that was E3, and now it's time for yet another major convention - Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference. We'll get right down to it - Apple WWDC 2012 keynote video available now. Among the major announcements today - iTunes updated to 10.6.3 with iOD 6 compatibility. There were some stories that didn't fall into Apple's wheelhouse today, like - Diablo III down-time portends real money Auction House launch.

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MacBook Pro 2012 15-inch with Retina Display Hands-on

MacBook Pro 2012 15-inch with Retina Display Hands-on

Apple may have had a jam-packed WWDC 2012 keynote, but the star of the show was undoubtedly the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display. Kept behind glass in its first public showing, that didn't stop us digging up a review unit of our own for some playtime. We've been waiting a long time for a significant reworking of the Pro range, and this new model is more than just a pixel-packed screen.

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Apple WWDC 2012 Keynote Round-Up

Apple WWDC 2012 Keynote Round-Up

Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference 2012 has started off with a bang with no less than a brand new MacBook Pro 2012 line with Retina display, iOS 6, and several secret updates to hardware now live in the Apple Store online. This event has released a whole wave of updates in the Apple universe and to help you keep them all straight, we've got a guide which lies here below. This guide will show you what you'll be getting on your current-wave hardware for software upgrades and will also inform you on what it will mean to upgrade to the newest hardware this summer!

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