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Apple Black Friday deals keep you out of harm’s way

Apple Black Friday deals keep you out of harm’s way

If you're reading this having not braved the absolute insanity that is waking up in the middle of the night to purchase a good you don't need, good on you - here's your reward: Apple Black Friday sales. The folks at Apple are keeping it all clean and tidy today with online sales - as well as retail store sales, but still - allowing you to purchase everything from the warmth and safety of your own home. It all begins with the iPad 4 (re-named "iPad with Retina display" here for the foreseeable future) and the iPad 2 - the iPad mini you'll have to purchase for full price, lucky you!

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If Apple can ditch Intel, it will

If Apple can ditch Intel, it will

The Apple rumor-mill is cyclical, and one tale refuses to die: Apple ousting Intel from its MacBooks, and replacing x86 chips with ARM-based alternatives. The story surfaces periodically, just as it has done today, with titters of increasing "confidence" within Apple's engineering teams that Intel will be eventually ditched in favor of the company's own A-series SoCs as currently found within the iPad and iPhone. Not today, so the whispers go, but eventually, and what's most interesting is that we're likely already seeing the signs of the transition in Apple's newest models.

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Scott Forstall and John Browett set to exit Apple as “Collaboration” efforts commence

Scott Forstall and John Browett set to exit Apple as “Collaboration” efforts commence

It would appear that Apple has some relatively major internal changes coming up as both their head of Retail John Browett and SVP of iOS Scott Forstall are announced to be exiting the company in the very near future. Forstall will be leaving in 2013 and will be serving as advisor to CEO Tim Cook until that time, while John Browett will be out without a timeframe - immediately, we must assume. This announcement is joined by assurances that Apple will be making changes that involve Jony Ive, Bob Mansfield, Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi adding more responsibility to their plate and that Tim Cook will be in charge of Retail until a new head of Retail can be found.

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MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina Review

MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina Review

Apple finally gave ambitious road-warriors with excellent vision the Retina MacBook Pro they'd been demanding, a 13-inch model to join the existing 15-inch Pro at the pinnacle of the company's mobile range. Promising the same eye-watering visuals with the sort of processing power the Pro line-up is known for, the 13-inch version also makes some concessions so as to slim down to suit more frequent travelers. Is this the perfect notebook for your bag? Read on for our full review.

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Teardown time for Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina

Teardown time for Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina

Apple tried to dissuade the teardown merchants from ripping apart the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display by showing exactly what was folded inside during its Tuesday keynote, but to no avail. The new pixel-packed portable has shown up on the cruel teardown bench of iFixit, only to be dismantled to its slimline parts. Overall, the news for those (few) wanting to do DIY maintenance is not good: the notebook scores just 2 out of 10 for repairability.

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13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display hands-on

13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display hands-on

It's the ultraportable road warriors have been begging for, and Apple has finally delivered: after the barnstorming 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina, now there's a 13-inch counterpart. Freshly announced today, and falling under our eager fingers straight after Apple's San Jose launch event, the new notebook follows the successful route of its bigger brother. Gone is the optical drive, in comes the super-high-resolution screen, and wide open pop our wallets.

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New MacBook line up priced

New MacBook line up priced

We're still waiting on today's huge announcement coming from Apple's press event, but before we get there, we've got some pretty excellent news to report. Yes, there will be a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display, along with a bunch of new models in the MacBook line in general. Apple's Phil Schiller delivered prices on this new line up during the event today, and it seems like there should be something for all budgets (or at least most of them).

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