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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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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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iPhone 5 production starts in June

iPhone 5 production starts in June

With the Summer season upon us, it's the mobile world that we once again look to for the most surprises, especially from Apple with it's upcoming iPhone 5, it being a "full refresh" season for the smartphone maker. Apple has for the past several years created a complete refresh of an iPhone, then an "S" version, then a complete refresh once more, this resulting in last year's iPhone 4S and this year's big jump into the future: the iPhone 5. What we're hearing this week is that the production of this next-level smartphone will start with its displays, with orders already placed, so says the WSJ, for a 4-inch screen which will start to roll out this June.

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iPad Air Display gets Retina upgrade

iPad Air Display gets Retina upgrade

This week the folks at Avatron have updated their popular "Air Display" app for iPad to include Retina-quality graphics for the 3rd Generation iPad. This upgrade will bring you up to full speed with your second monitor via your new iPad and will now have you working with full support for the graphics you payed for in the first place! This upgrade is free and can be found in the iTunes app store right this second - supposing you already own the Air Display app, of course.

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Apple rumored to use Retina display in next iMac

Apple rumored to use Retina display in next iMac

Apple may be gearing up to refresh its entire Mac lineup with Retina displays. The imminent MacBook Pro refresh has long been rumored to feature the new pixel-dense screen and now the next-gen iMac looks to be getting the same treatment. The new iMacs are also rumored to feature the latest Intel Ivy Bridge processors and a noticeably slimmer design.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 23, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 23, 2012

Happy Monday, everyone. Welcome to the last full week of April. It's snowing in the midwest today, but we've got our own snowstorm here - an Ivy Bridge snowstorm. Check out these Ivy Bridge stories for Maingear, CyberPowerPC, and MSI, just to name a few. But if you're not into all that jazz, you might appreciate some business news - Netflix earnings fall though streaming grows. And, watch out - Flashback Trojan infection still going strong.

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