Tag - MacBook Air
Hit-or-miss KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has used his latest research note to advise KGI investors that he believes Apple is prepping all-new and thinner 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros for a Q4 launch, while it is also planning a Q3 launch of a 13-inch variant of the 12-inch Retina MacBook it recently refreshed. Ming-Chi also said he expects that the MacBook Air line up will not receive further updates, as Apple looks to position it as an entry-level tier, sitting beneath the 12- and 13-inch Retina MacBooks. According to the analyst, the launches of the new flagship MacBooks will be the "brightest spot" in Apple's 2016 product line up, as he has previously played down the forthcoming "iPhone 7."
Mac upgrade company OWC today announced the all-new Aura SSD for Mid 2013 and later Mac laptops, what the company calls "the most anticipated SSD upgrade release in OWC's history." Available in 480GB and 1.0TB capacities, the new Aura SSD upgrade kits are the first and only PCIe-based flash storage upgrades available for MacBook Pro with Retina display from Late 2013 and newer, in addition to MacBook Air models from Mid 2013 and later.
Today at Apple's online store, take advantage of price cuts on refurbished Macs, with prices starting as low as $639 for the refurbished Mac mini with a 1.4GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 1TB Fusion Drive. Priced at $759, after a $140 discount, is the refurbished 11.6-inch MacBook Air with a 1.6GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of flash storage.
At Apple's Online Store this week, find big savings on refurbished Macs with a nice selection of bargains under $1,019. Starting at $759 is the refurbished 11.6-inch MacBook Air with a 1.6GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of solid state storage. Save $270 on the refurbished 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with a 2.5GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 500GB hard drive, now $829.
At Apple's online store today save big on refurbished Macs. Prices start at $419 for the refurbished Mac mini with a 1.4GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and 500GB hard drive, now $419 after an $80 price cut. A $140 price cut is available on the refurbished MacBook Air with a 1.6GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and 158GB hard drive, now $759.
Today at Apple's online store, save big on refurbished Macs, with prices starting as low as $419. The refurbished Mac mini with a 1.4GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and 500GB hard drive has been reduced to $419. Priced at $759, after a $140 discount, is the refurbished 11.6-inch MacBook Air with a 1.6GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of flash storage.
At Apple's online store today find discounts on refurbished Macs with savings of up to 24 percent off. The refurbished 11.6-inch MacBook Air with a 1.6GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of flash storage, cut to $759 after a $140 price break. The 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with a 2.5GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and 500GB hard drive has been reduced to $829 after a $270 discount.
This week at Apple's online store, save up to $180 on current generation refurbished MacBook Air models, with prices starting as low as $759 for the refurbished 11.6-inch MacBook Air with a 1.6GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of flash storage, now $759. A $150 price drop is offered on the refurbished 13.3-inch MacBook Air with a 1.6GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage, now $849.
If you want to own your own MacBook Air, this is your reminder to enter the competition to win the notebook over at MacNN Deals before it ends. The store is giving away a 13-inch MacBook Air worth $1,000 to one lucky participant, and you have just seven days left to try your luck by signing up from the store's contest page.
At Apple's online store today, get bargain-priced refurbished Macs for $1,099 or less. Starting as low as $809 is the refurbished 11.6-inch MacBook Air with a 1.3GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 256GB of flash storage. For $829, after a $270 discount, is the 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with a 2.5GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 500GB hard drive.
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Cirrus creates Lightning-headphone dev kit
Apple supplier Cirrus Logic has introduced a MFi-compliant new development kit for companies interested in using Cirrus' chips to create Lightning-based headphones, which -- regardless of whether rumors about Apple dropping the analog headphone jack in its iPhone this fall -- can offer advantages to music-loving iOS device users. The kit mentions some of the advantages of an all-digital headset or headphone connector, including higher-bitrate support, a more customizable experience, and support for power and data transfer into headphone hardware. Several companies already make Lightning headphones, and Apple has supported the concept since June 2014. http://bit.ly/29giiZj
Apple Store app offers Procreate Pocket
The Apple Store app for iPhone, which periodically rewards users with free app gifts, is now offering the iPhone "Pocket" version of drawing app Procreate for those who have the free Apple Store app until July 28. Users who have redeemed the offer by navigating to the "Stores" tab of the app and swiping past the "iPhone Upgrade Program" banner to the "Procreate" banner have noted that only the limited Pocket (iPhone) version of the app is available free, even if the Apple Store app is installed and the offer redeemed on an iPad. The Pocket version currently sells for $3 on the iOS App Store. [32.4MB]
Porsche adds CarPlay to 2017 Panamera
Porsche has added a fifth model of vehicle to its CarPlay-supported lineup, announcing that the 2017 Panamera -- which will arrive in the US in January -- will include Apple's infotainment technology, and be seen on a giant 12.3-inch touchscreen as part of an all-new Porsche Communication Management system. The luxury sedan starts at $99,900 for the 4S model, and scales up to the Panamera Turbo, which sells for $146,900. Other vehicles that currently support CarPlay include the 2016 911 and the 2017 models of Macan, 718 Boxster, and 718 Cayman. The company did not mention support for Google's corresponding Android Auto in its announcement. http://bit.ly/295ZQ94
Apple employees testing wheelchair features
New features included in the forthcoming watchOS 3 are being tested by Apple retail store employees, including a new activity-tracking feature that has been designed with wheelchair users in mind. The move is slightly unusual in that, while retail employees have previously been used to test pre-release versions of OS X and iOS, this marks the first time they've been included in the otherwise developer-only watchOS betas. The company is said to have gone to great lengths to modify the activity tracker for wheelchair users, including changing the "time to stand" notification to "time to roll" and including two wheelchair-centric workout apps. http://bit.ly/2955JDa
SanDisk reveals two 256GB microSDXC cards
SanDisk has introduced two 256GB microSDXC cards. Arriving in August for $150, the Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Premium Edition card offers transfer speeds of up to 95MB/s for reading data. The Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card can read at a fast 100MB/s and write at up to 90MB/s, and will be shipping sometime in the fourth quarter for $200. http://bit.ly/294Q1If
Apple's third-quarter results due July 26
Apple has advised it will be issuing its third-quarter results on July 26, with a conference call to answer investor and analyst queries about the earnings set to take place later that day. The stream of the call will go live at 2pm PT (5pm ET) via Apple's investor site, with the results themselves expected to be released roughly 30 minutes before the call commences. Apple's guidance for the quarter put revenue at between $41 billion and $43 billion. http://apple.co/1oi1Pbm
Twitter stickers slowly roll out to users
Twitter has introduced "stickers," allowing users to add extra graphical elements to their photos before uploading them to the micro-blogging service. A library of hundreds of accessories, props, and emoji will be available to use as stickers, which can be resized, rotated, and placed anywhere on the photograph. Images with stickers will also become searchable with viewers able to select a sticker to see how others use the same graphic in their own posts. Twitter advises stickers will be rolling out to users over the next few weeks, and will work on both the mobile apps and through the browser. http://bit.ly/29bbwUE