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Apple’s U.S. Mac Sales Up 20% in Current Quarter

Written on September 13, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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The Apple company is seeing outstanding sales rates this quarter with its U.S Mac sales up to 22 percent.

New NPD Group figures disclosed that Mac sales in US have increased to 22% in July and August, Piper Jaffray analyst – Gene Munster – reported.

Gene Munster pointed out that this achievement was attained when the company introduces the OS X Lion operating system last July, and updates the MacBook Air and Mac Mini models. And since the sales rush would be seeing a decrease in September, he speculated that Apple might be able to sell 4.4 million to 4.6 million Mac units before the current quarter ends.

“We believe that Mac sales in the month of August benefited from new Mac products,” Gene Munster affirmed in a research note. “On July 20th Apple released OS X Lion, a $29 download also included in all Mac sales on or after 7/20. Since the Lion release timing was known, Apple likely benefited from pent-up demand for Macs, which also explains soft NPD data in the month of June (+7% y/y). The company also released updated versions of the MacBook Air and the Mac mini on 7/20, which provided a tailwind for Mac sales in the month of Aug.”

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Rumor: Apple’s Next-Gen Mac Pro Adding up a Custom CPU

Written on June 21, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Rumors claim that Apple's next-generation Mac Pro will have a rack-mountable "server" version and a custom CPU.

Last Monday, MIC Gadget reported that the next Mac Pro from Apple will “look different in appearance” and will have a built-in mountable server model that is created to replace the Xserve line. Based on the said report, the new Mac will use Thunderbolt I/O, and make the transition to Sandy bridge architecture using a “unique CPU” designed for Mac Pros and “not seen in PC.”

Although the company had not yet revealed any further information regarding the custom CPU, the updated Mac Pro is believed to be “significantly faster with the updated processor” and “good for enterprise.” As of now, Apple’s plans for the custom Mac Pro CPU are still vague, but MacNN assumes that the company might have early access to the Xeon E5 processor on July or August. There are also rumors last weekend, stating that Apple has created new features for its Mac Pros and Mac Minis. They will add Sandy Bridge and a Thunderbolt port, and the said gadgets are expected to launch in August.

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Apple’s New Mac Minis to be Released in August?

Written on June 20, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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According to a rumor, the new Macs with speedy Sandy Bridge processors and Thunderbolt ports are said to arrive this August.

Bees are buzzing with regards to Apple’s launching of its new Mac Pro this coming August. The newest Mac Mini is said to add up the latest Sandy Bridge processor from Intel, and the new high-speed Thunderbolt port.

Last Sunday, CNet’s Brian Tong wrote on his Twitter account that “all new” next-generation Mac Pros and Mac Minis will be launched “either end of July (or) first week of August.” He then posted another tweet pointing out that the August buzz is “more likely”, and the Sandy Bridge and Thunderbolt would be included on both machines. Brian Tong also added that there are no specs or configurations being released yet.

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Get Ready fo Apple’s 27-inch LED Cinema Display

Written on July 28, 2010 by Charles Bass

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Apple has finally unwrapped its gift to all of us. The 27-inch LED Cinema Display that offers a whooping bang of 2560 x 1440 resolution and 60% more screen estate than the existing prototype 24-inch LED Cinema Display. Something to kaboom our sound systems huh?

Apple has finally unwrapped its gift to all of us. The 27-inch LED Cinema Display that offers a whooping bang of 2560 x 1440 resolution and 60% more screen estate than the existing prototype 24-inch LED Cinema Display. Something to kaboom our sound systems huh?

Just like its predecessor, this $999 world class display features built in iSight Video Camera, Microphone and speakers, USB 2.0 hub and a Universak MagSafe connector, making it worth the dollars spent not to mention a great better half for Apple’s MacBook and Mac desktop.

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Newest MacBook Air and iPod Touch – to be released this year!

Written on July 19, 2010 by Charles Bass

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It seems that Apple is all set for the newest MacBook Air. This new innovation of super slim notebook features an 11.6 inch display tagging an Intel Core i-series ultra low voltage processor.

This will be released on the second half of this year with the new iPod Touch. Rumored to be in our doorsteps by August or September. The feeds were from Digitimes and according to Mingchi Kuo, senior analyst and Digitimes researcher, products were being manufactured by Quanta Computer.

The report also states that the new MacBook Air will give us an even slimmer and lighter design than its prototype. While the iPod Touch will feature a 3-megpixel camera (unlike the previous report of 5), which will capture photos as well as videos and will be supported by Apple’s latest A4 processor.

The new MacBook Air is expected to reach 400,000 units in 2010 while the new iPod Touch is expected to reach 17-18 million units this year.

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Apple to Upgrade its Existing Products

Written on July 09, 2010 by Adam Eve

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After the successful shipping of iPad and iPhone, what's the next step for Apple? Obviously, the company will announce incremental upgrades of its existing products as they already upgraded their Mac mini. It is also likely that Apple will tweak its iPod and Mac products over the next several months.

After iPad and iPhone 4, Apple seems to offer an endless list of gadgets. But if truth to be told, innovation is still better than invention. So what’s next for Apple?

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