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MacBook Pro 2012 imminent as supply chain wears thin

MacBook Pro 2012 imminent as supply chain wears thin

Chinese manufacturing plants such as Foxconn have been reported to be having so much business this season from Apple that they must outsource themselves to keep up with demand for the MacBook Pro 2012 update. This version of the MacBook will be made with a brand new set of components when compared to the current model, with Apple tipped to be thinning the entire unit out and getting rid of its optical drive altogether. This update has been tipped this week as wearing Eastern China manufacturing plants specifically down to their last available labor, creating demand that must be met by upstream suppliers.

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MacBook Pro 2012 model release tipped by price drop

MacBook Pro 2012 model release tipped by price drop

Over at Best Buy this week you'll find that the new MacBook Pro 2012 model has been tipped by one of the more obvious events that always happens before a new Apple product: a price reduction int he current model. This blowout and replace tactic has been in place for several years now, all the way back to when iPods were given away for free to students when the newest model was on the way in the early 2000s - and beyond. Here we've got Best Buy specifically taking a few bucks off Apple's otherwise tight and solid price scheme with several price cuts starting at $100 USD.

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MacBook Pro 2012 GameStop sales tip Apple gaming future

MacBook Pro 2012 GameStop sales tip Apple gaming future

Back a few weeks ago when it was rumored that Apple CEO Tim Cook was visiting Valve, we wrote up an article which tipped what we suspect here in May once again: a full-fledged OS X gaming push. Here in May we're to understand that the MacBook Pro 2012 model will be sold at GameStop stores across the nation. Could this be Apple's big push for gaming on the OS X desktop operating system environment, at long last?

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: May 14, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: May 14, 2012

This morning we're heading into the summer full force with a brand new tablet along the lines of a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, with front-facing speakers for all! There appears to be a bit of a MacBook clear-out in preparation of a whole new model in the very near future. Apple has begun to seek security knowledge from Kaspersy for a safe future. The Samsung Galaxy S III has had its battery secrets revealed in a snapshot of its battery display sheet.

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Mac stock clearing indicates Retina refresh nigh

Mac stock clearing indicates Retina refresh nigh

An imminent refresh of Apple's desktop and mobile Mac line-up adopting Intel's 3rd Gen Core processors is looking increasingly likely, with retailers slashing pricing of existing stock to clear shelves for the newer models. Best Buy has begun offering discounts of up to $200 on its Mac Pro, iMac, Mac mini, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models. The cut price computers come hot on the heels of leaked benchmarks for supposedly Ivy Bridge based MacBooks and Macs, as well as suggestions of USB 3.0 and Retina Display technology in Apple's new notebooks.

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MacBook Pro 2012: 15″ Retina Display, USB 3.0 and ultra-thin

MacBook Pro 2012: 15″ Retina Display, USB 3.0 and ultra-thin

More and more information has emerged regarding the next MacBook Pros featuring Ivy Bridge chips, and now 9to5Mac has detailed exactly what to expect from the new 15-inch model. They say that Apple is currently finalizing the new laptop, and that it will feature a slimmed down design, drop the optical drive, include a high-resolution Retina display, and most interestingly, have several USB 3.0 ports.

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Ivy Bridge iMac and MacBook Pro revealed in benchmarks

Ivy Bridge iMac and MacBook Pro revealed in benchmarks

As we edge ever closer to June, more and more signs keep cropping up that Apple is poised to refresh its line of iMacs and Macbook Pros with Intel’s new Ivy Bridge chips. The latest tip comes from benchmarks posted to GeekBench with new iMac and Macbook Pro models featuring the new platform, providing detailed scores compared to old models, plus an idea of what processors we can expect to see.

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Tech21 demonstrates D30 impact fabric: we go hands-on

Tech21 demonstrates D30 impact fabric: we go hands-on

This week we've gotten our hands all covered in goop as Tech21 CEO Jason Roberts demonstrated for us the power of D30 impact fabric, a material they've got exclusive rights to for electronics-related implementation. What we've got here is a material you might recognize as Silly Puddy - it's close, but not precisely the same. While that toy was used to pick up the ink from newspapers and squish around for fun, this material is used to protect your smart devices from impact - devices which include the iPhone, Android smartphones of all kinds, and even larger devices such as the MacBook Pro.

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