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MacBook Pro 2012 and refreshed Macs expected at WWDC

MacBook Pro 2012 and refreshed Macs expected at WWDC

We’ve been hearing reports for a while now that Apple is planning to overhaul the MacBook Pros at WWDC to include Retina displays as well as new Intel Ivy Bridge processors. 9to5Mac has once again heard from sources saying that several products in the Mac range will be seeing updates, and not just the MacBook Pros. Sources indicate that two 15-inch MacBook Pro configurations with Retina displays will be released.

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Expect these three things at Apple’s WWDC 2012 Keynote

Expect these three things at Apple’s WWDC 2012 Keynote

On the 11th of June at 10AM PST, we'll be liveblogging the Apple WWDC 2012 official keynote, but before we get there, we've got some educated hypothesizing to do. First we must decide if its possible that Apple would release one or several new devices or device refreshes at that event. Next, we've got to assess how important it is that Apple push forward with new software in this ever-changing mobile-minded world of ours. Finally, we've got to set the stage for the event itself - gotta get prepped!

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Apple WWDC 2012 June 11 keynote confirmed : We’ll be liveblogging!

Apple WWDC 2012 June 11 keynote confirmed : We’ll be liveblogging!

Apple has confirmed the WWDC 2012 keynote, taking place in San Francisco on June 11 at 10am PST, as part of the newly-published schedule for the developer-centric event. The subject of the keynote - which is expected to see CEO Tim Cook take the stage, as well as other luminaries from Apple's executive team - is still a source of contention, with predictions of both iPhone 5 and new Mac news that day.

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Analyst suggests new MacBook Pros coming next month

Analyst suggests new MacBook Pros coming next month

We’re edging closer and closer to WWDC 2012, and rumors have been flying of a potential MacBook Pro refresh with updated Retina displays and Intel’s mobile Ivy Bridge processors. RBC Capital markets believes the same, telling investors in a recent note that Apple is due to refresh its MacBooks in June, and that a new iPhone should be released towards the end of the year.

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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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