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Sandy Bridge E Processors for Mac Pro Update, Coming on November 15

Written on September 10, 2011 by Lulu

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A report claims that Intel will be releasing a Sand Bridge E processor, which is suitable for the Mac Pro update on November 15, 2011.

Turkish site, DonanimHaber, suggests that Intel will be releasing its high-end Sandy Bridge E processors on November 15. While not said in the report, server class Xeon versions of those processors – which would be candidates for inclusion in an updated Mac Pro lineup – are likely to ship at the same time.

Other rumors also suggest that the updated Mac Pro models might ship in early August, even though no suitable processors that are known to the public that is available for such refresh. It is noted last month that the rumored period of time came and went without even a single release, and reviewed Intel’s roadmap that pegged suitable processors for a release during the fourth quarter of 2011.

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Apple: To Launch Updated MacBook Air and Mac Pro Models this Thursday?

Written on July 12, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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According to reports, Apple is targeting a MacBook Air and Mac Pro models launch this coming Thursday.

With so many rumors regarding the upcoming debut of Apple’s MacBook Air and Mac Pro models, finally, a report coming from a 9 to 5 Mac source disclosed that Apple will release its MacBook Air and Mac Pro models this week — along with the OS X Lion preinstalled.

As stated by the source, Apple is ready to launch four new MacBook Air models alongside the latest lineup of two stock configurations, which have the sizes of 11-inch and 13-inch. The company has been holding the release of such devices until they will be able to ship the new machines with OS X Lion being installed.

See the list of updated MacBook Air models after the cut.

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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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Apple Rumor Roundup: Back-to-School Promo, MacBook Air, MobileMe and More

Written on June 19, 2011 by Adam Eve

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People at the Rumor City are spreading words about Apple's MacBook Air, Mac Pro, iCloud, iPhone, iOS 5 and more. Which of them are true and which are just plain hearsays?

Back-to-School Promo
In the past, Apple gave away free iPod – which is usually worth around $200 – for every Mac purchase to qualifying students. However, there are rumors suggesting that the company’s back-to-school promo this year is a $100 iTunes Gift Card only. The fact that the iPod will not be part of Apple’s promo for the upcoming school year only means that the company will be delaying the device’s upgrade. And with iPod’s financial importance diminishing to Apple, it only makes perfect sense.

iPhone 5 and iOS 5
While Apple did not show even a preview of its upcoming iPhone 5, there are words on the other side of the fence that it’s now in advance testing. Manufacturers, Omnivision and Sony, were tipped to provide 8-megapixel cameras for iPhone 5, while a purported leak of data from UAE suggests that the device might support LTE protocols. On the other hand, the iOS 5 is instructed to sport a native panoramic camera app that will surely grate on the developers of existing apps to do the same trick.

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[REVIEW] The Quad-core and Eight-core Mac Pro

Written on September 03, 2010 by Adam Eve

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Though it seems that Mac Pro is loosing its relevance in today's work environment against iMac, it is still undeniable that the former has a lot to offer. One of its many advantages is the use of multiple cores. So what can the new quad-core and eight-core Mac Pro do?

With literally billions of available configuration combination, the Mac Pro continues to be expandable and customizable. Anyone struggling to install anything in the rest of Apple’s Mac lineup can find it easy to access, swap and install these components on the Mac Pro. Among many of its advantages, Mac Pro has the ability to use multiple processors with multiple cores. People using Mathematica, Cinema 4D and other high-end software cannot deny the performance advantage.

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