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MacBook Air 2012 refresh comes with Ivy Bridge and USB 3.0

MacBook Air 2012 refresh comes with Ivy Bridge and USB 3.0

This week at WWDC 2012 we've been informed by no less than Phil Schiller that the entire MacBook lineup would be updated, including the MacBook Air. The Air would grab 3rd-gen Intel Core Ivy Bridge processors in i5 configurations up to 1.8GHz dual-core, 8GB of ram, and 512GB of flash storage. In addition, these new notebooks will have USB 3.0 as well as a Thunderbolt port, Facetime camera with 720p resolution, and both 11-inch and 13-inch configurations, and all of it starting at $999.

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MacBook Air refresh confirmed for Ivy Bridge

MacBook Air refresh confirmed for Ivy Bridge

Apple has just confirmed the specs for its new MacBook Air notebooks and as expected they will be sporting the latest Intel Ivy Bridge chips. The announcements are coming from the Apple's WWDC 2012 event, which is currently underway. We are covering the event live, so be sure to check out our live blog here.

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Mac Retina Display looking likely: High-res apps hit Mac App Store

Mac Retina Display looking likely: High-res apps hit Mac App Store

Further evidence of a Retina Display upgrade for Apple's new Macs has emerged, with Mac App Store apps being quietly updated to apparently support the pixel-dense panels. File sync tool FolderWatch [iTunes link] has been spotted mentioning Retina graphics in a recent update, and while Apple is yet to confirm that the new computers - expected to make their debut at WWDC 2012 next week - will indeed follow the new iPad with a high-resolution display, it's nonetheless looking increasingly likely.

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Your WWDC 2012 preparation guide: MacBook Pro and iOS 6 for everybody

Your WWDC 2012 preparation guide: MacBook Pro and iOS 6 for everybody

This week we're getting prepped for one of the larger Apple events of the year, that being the Wordwide Developers Conference 2012. This conference is billed as "the weeek we've all been waiting for" by Apple and is sure to bring on more than just software - as we've seen in years past - but hardware as well. We'll be bringing you all of the action live from our WWDC livecast portal as well as here in the main news feed, but before we get there, have a look at our pre-event guide.

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Matrox DS1 brings Thunderbolt docking to life

Matrox DS1 brings Thunderbolt docking to life

This week the folks at Matrox have revealed the DS1 Thunderbolt Docking Station for your MacBook, Ultrabook, and beyond. This device allows you to easily add a large display, a wired network, a mouse, a keyboard, and whatever else you want to your otherwise limited Thunderbolt-toting notebook. This device is made to de-clutter your life by connecting all of your devices to one aluminum-cased beast.

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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 predicts new Macbooks and iMacs in June, 7-inch iPad this fall

Analyst predicts new Macbooks and iMacs in June, 7-inch iPad this fall

When you write for a tech blog like SlashGear, it's hard to be surprised at Apple rumors. But every once in a while the source can throw you for a loop. So it is with this one: Ben Reitzes, an analyst for Barclays Capital, claims that the company will updater its MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and iMac lines as soon as next month. He's echoing things we've heard ourselves for weeks, including "Retina" displays and a new lower price point for the Air.

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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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