USB 3.0

iMac stock shortages continue ahead of tipped range refresh

iMac stock shortages continue ahead of tipped range refresh

Speculation of an imminent iMac refresh continues apace, with AppleInsider hearing that some Apple stores are reporting low or non-existent stock of both 21.5- and 27-inch versions of the all-in-one desktop.  The news follows recent leaks that tipped updated iMacs with USB 3.0, faster FireWire connectivity and even touchscreen functionality; a new entry-level machine with an Intel Core i3 CPU has been mentioned, together with dual-core Core i5 and quad-core Core i5/i7 models.

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Apple iMac refresh rumors resurface: USB 3.0, CPU updates and possible touchscreen?

Apple iMac refresh rumors resurface: USB 3.0, CPU updates and possible touchscreen?

The iMac refresh rumors continue to bubble, with the latest being stock shortage warnings apparently made to Apple's direct and indirect sales channels.  Apple Insider has heard that stock of the entry-level 21.5-inch, 3.06GHz iMac will not be replaced, suggesting the SKU has been axed, while others claim to have been told to keep their inventory low.  The whispers suggest a reasonably imminent refresh to the all-in-one OS X desktop.

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Mac Pro & iMac refresh: USB 3.0 & faster FireWire tipped for back-to-school season

Mac Pro & iMac refresh: USB 3.0 & faster FireWire tipped for back-to-school season

All eyes may be on the iPhone 4 right now (or, more accurately, on its chubby little signal strength meter and whereabouts your fingers are in relation to the antenna) but that doesn't mean we'll bypass a good Mac Pro rumor.  According to one of Hard Mac's "better sources", Apple is preparing for a Mac Pro refresh at the end of the summer, to hopefully tap into the "back to school" period.  Meanwhile they'll be swiftly followed by an iMac refresh.

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Thermaltake BlacX 5GB is a USB 3.0 Docking Station for Cheap

Thermaltake BlacX 5GB is a USB 3.0 Docking Station for Cheap

Transferring files from one computer to another can be a hassle, especially if you're not a fan of the cloud (cloud-based computing, we mean). But, thanks to docking stations, and the fact that data transfers are getting faster and faster every day, it's becoming not so much of an issue anymore. And let's face it: USB 3.0 is going to make that so much easier, just as the Thermaltake BlacX proves.

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