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New MacBook Air Uses a Cheaper Thunderbolt Cheap

Written on July 30, 2011 by Lulu

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An investigation revealed that Apple is using a tinier and cheaper Thunderbolt chip on their new MacBook Air.

An investigation into the new MacBook Air’s internals showed that Apple is using a new, relatively untested Thunderbolt chip. The said Thunderbolt chip is called Eagle Ridge which has two 10Gbps bidirectional lanes (40Gbps), while the Light Ridge chip in the iMac, MacBook Pro and Mac mini has a full four.

The said part tracked down by AnandTech can only drive one display over Thunderbolt, but is also much smaller and cheaper, a key to fitting it into the 11-inch, $999 Air.

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Apple, to Ship 1.5 Million MacBook Air Systems in Summer

Written on July 21, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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With the MacBook Air adding up the latest generation Sandy Bridge processors, Apple might be planning to build orders of over 1.5 million products by summer.

Late yesterday, some sources claimed that Apple is planning to ship a number of 1.5 million MacBook Air systems by summer. Previous statements said that the company already produced 400,000 to 500,000 Core i5 models last June, and was still persisting to have this huge number through the months of July and August.

According to Digitimes’ current rate record, Apple will be having 1.2 million – 1.5 million MacBook Airs to be shipped in summer. Apple also estimated that if the shipping becomes successful, they will be able to attain 13 million to 14 million of shipped MacBook products before the year ends. And if they would perform well on this plan, they might hit 15 million.

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Google’s Eric Schmidt Shares Thoughts on Facebook, Apple and the Future of Information and Technology

Written on February 08, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Google's outgoing CEO Eric Schmidt promises he will not be out of the picture yet even when he steps down to pass the torch to Larry Page. What are his thoughts on Facebook, Apple and the future of information and technology?

Do you really think he’ll just lie around in a comfy mansion living the good life after his triumphs in Google? Not a chance in hell. Google’s outgoing CEO Eric Schmidt promises that he’ll still be around even after stepping down from the pinnacle of the world’s most visited website. He also shares a couple more things about the future of information and technology, along with some insights on their so-called perennial rivals, Facebook and Apple, in an interview over at the World Economic Forum in Davos that will open your eyes and see what will happen in the next 50 years.

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Apple iMac: Suffering from Yellow Screen Again?

Written on August 13, 2010 by Charles Bass

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It seems that Apple isn't learning from past mistakes.

The phenomena of Apple lives on, but as they begin to reach climax once again with the iPhone 4, news are flooding once again. The reason? The yellowish-screen issues for their tradition of iMacs.

For that issue, Apple seems to forget that this made them down before. Apple said that they already resolved the problem last February, with the previous iMac respectively. But as we see it they forgot the lesson learned in the previous issues.

Given that majority of its users are assuring us that there are “no problems” with regards to the new iMac. There are even 80% of MacRumors users participating in a poll given by the website. Saying that the new 27-inch model is yellow-free, with all the glorious crystal quality. This might be the reason why Apple is ignoring the hysteria.

But there would be no smoke, if there is no flame, Apple.

We assure you, we would give you updates with regards to the issue.

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