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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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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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Next-Gen MacBook Pro with Retina eyes-on [Video]

Next-Gen MacBook Pro with Retina eyes-on [Video]

Apple's new next-gen MacBook Pro with Retina Display was the star of WWDC 2012 this morning, and we couldn't want to check out the 2880 x 1800 15.4-inch screen for ourselves. Right now, that's all we can do: Apple has its new MacBook Pro under glass for the moment, meaning we'll have to wait a little while longer before we can go fully hands-on. But one thing's for sure: this is a super-slick notebook. Update: Video after the cut!

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Siri coming to iPad 3 this summer

Siri coming to iPad 3 this summer

Amongst the many wild and rapid-fire announcements made by Apple today at WWDC 2012 came not only news that iOS 6 was coming to most legacy mobile devices, but that Siri was coming to The New iPad as well. This is the iPad 3rd generation aka the iPad 3 and the iPad with Retina display, and with the upgrade to iOS 6 we'll see Siri as well. This upgrade will come to both 4G LTE models of the tablet as well as wi-fi models.

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MacBook Pro 2012 with Retina display priced and released

MacBook Pro 2012 with Retina display priced and released

This week the new MacBook Pro with Retina display was revealed by Apple and Phil Schiller stepped on stage at WWDC to let us know that not only would it be coming with next-level specifications galore, it would be shipping today. This set of notebooks will cost you $2199, will have 7 hours of battery life, will weigh in at just 4.46 lbs, and will rock out with 2.3GHz quad-core 3rd Generation Intel Core Ivy Brige i7 processors. This device has a 15.4-inch Retina display to start and it's in the Apple store immediately if not soon.

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Apple unveils next-gen MacBook Pro: Retina display from $2,199

Apple unveils next-gen MacBook Pro: Retina display from $2,199

In addition to the refreshed MacBook Airs, Apple has also unveiled the next-generation of the MacBook Pro. It’s a 15.4-inch model with a Retina display, with a resolution of 2880 x 1800 and a pixel density of 220PPI. In addition, it’s thinner and lighter than the current MacBook Pros, coming in a 0.71-inches thick and weighing 4.46 pounds. Apple say it’s 25% thinner than the current MacBook Pros, and almost as thin as the MacBook Air.

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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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Alleged spec sheet for 13″ MacBook Pro 2012 leaks

Alleged spec sheet for 13″ MacBook Pro 2012 leaks

The 15-inch MacBook Pro has been the main model tipped to include a Retina display, with not much being said of the 13.3- or 17-inch models. A leaked spec sheet indicates that that 13-inch may not see a Retina display update, instead settling for a mobile Ivy Bridge update as well as two USB 3.0 ports. The integrated graphics also see a bump to Intel’s HD 4000 GPU.

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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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