Tag - Unibody
iFixit has introduced a revamped optical bay hard drive enclosure for unibody MacBooks and MacBook Pros. The new design serves the same basic purpose as its predecessor, replacing the optical drive with a drive enclosure for storage expansion, however the team has reengineered the mounting points for a tighter fit.
Newer Technology has launched its NewerTech Intelligent Battery Charging Stations for 13-inch Unibody MacBook and 15-inch MacBook Pros released prior to June, 2009. The charger/conditioner models, claimed to be the first-to-market, feature two battery bays for charging multiple batteries. One battery can be charged while another is being conditioned prior to charging.
Deals from DealNN today include a variety of items from MacBooks to digital cameras. Most notable is a price drop on the 13.3-inch unibody MacBook from MacMall.com, it is now priced at $924.99 after mail-in-rebate. The unibody MacBook features a 2.0GHz processor, 2GB of RAM and a 160GB hard drive as well as a glass multi-touch trackpad, built-in iSight webcam and microphone.
Apple's online store is currently offering a selection of refurbished Mac mini's at discounted prices. Starting at $419 is the 1.83GHz Mac mini with 1GB of RAM and 80GB hard drive. Next up is the 2.0GHz model with 1GB of RAM and 120GB hard drive for $469. Lastly is the 2.0GHz model with 2GB of memory and 320GB hard drive for $699. Other refurbished Mac models include the 2.0GHz unibody MacBook with 2GB of RAM and 160GB hard drive for $949. The 1.6GHz MacBook Air with 2GB of RAM and 80GB hard drive for $999 and the 20-inch, 2.66GHz iMac with 2GB of RAM and 320GB hard drive also priced at $999.
Apple's online store currently has a variety of refurbished unibody MacBook and MacBook pro models starting as low as $1099. First up is the 2.0GHz MacBook with 2GB of memory and 160GB for $1099. The 2.4GHz model has 2GB of memory and a 250GB hard drive for $1299. For $600 more ($1899) get the previously mentioned configuration with the addition of a 128GB Solid State Drive. A wide selection of MacBook Pro models are being offered starting at $1699 for the 2.4GHz model with 2GB of memory and 250GB hard drive, or $2199 for the same configuration with 128GB SSD. For $2299 is the 2.8GHz MBP with 4GB of memory and 320GB hard drive, and top off at $2599 for the same configuration with 128GB SSD.
Right now Apple.com has a variety of refurbished Apple products at reduced prices. Apple TV is available in both 40GB and 160GB configurations for $199 and $279. Accessories include the wireless keyboard for $69, the AirPort Express Base station for $85 and refurb. Time Capsules in both 500GB and 1TB options for $239 and $399 respectively. Recently the iPod nano in both 8GB and 16GB configurations were reduced to $99 and $149 correspondingly. Unibody MacBooks are also offered starting as low as $1099 for the 2.0GHz model with 2GB of memory and 160GB hard drive. A selection of MacBook Air models are being featured as well with prices ranging from $999 to $2149.
Today Apple's online store has a variety of refurbished Mac models starting as low as $419. The 1.83GHz Mac mini has 1GB of memory and 80GB hard drive for $419. A white 2.1GHz MacBook with 1GB of memory, 120GB hard drive and 8x SuperDrive is priced at $849. The 20-inch 2.4GHz iMac with 1GB of RAM and 250GB hard drive is also being offered for $849. For $50 more ($999) is the 2.66GHz, 20-inch iMac with 2GB of memory and 320GB hard drive. Also priced at $999 is the 1.6GHz MacBook Air with 2GB of RAM and 80GB hard drive. The 1.8GHz MacBook Air is available for $100 more ($1099) and has the same memory and hard drive specs as the previously mentioned MBA. A unibody MacBook is also available for $1099 with 2GB of memory, 2.0GHz processor and 160GB hard drive.
Currently Apple's online store has a large selection of discounted refurbished Mac models including Mac minis, unibody MacBooks and iMacs. Two Mac minis are being offered: the first is priced at $419 and has a 1.83GHz processor with 1GB of memory and 80GB hard drive the second is $469 and has a 2.0GHz processor 1GB of RAM and 120GB hard drive. Unibody MacBooks start at $1099 for 2GB of memory, 160GB hard drive and 2.0GHz processor top off at $1899 for the 2.4GHz model with 2GB of memory and 128GB solid state drive. Low cost iMacs are available starting at $849 for the 20-inch model with 2.4GHz processor, 1GB of memory and 250GB hard drive. Mac Pro models are being offered for as low as $2399 with dual 2.8GHz processors, 2GB of memory and 320GB hard drive. Also available is the refurb. 24-inch LED cinema display for $799.
Apple's online store has a wide variety of refurbished Apple products at reduced prices. The MacBook Air SuperDrive is available for $79. Twenty-inch iMac models start at $849 for the 2.4GHz model with 1GB of memory and 250GB hard drive. MacBook Airs are available for as low as $999 for the 1.6GHz model with 2GB of memory and 80GB hard drive. The unibody MacBook with 2GHz processor, 2GB of memory and 250GB hard drive can be purchased for $1099. MacBook Pros start at $1699 for the 2.4GHz model with 2GB of RAM and 250GB hard drive and go up to $2799 for the 2.8GHz model with 4GB of memory and 128GB Solid State Drive.
Today's DealNN deal of the day features the Cavalry CAXM-series 1TB external hard drive. The drive has been reduced from $386 to $114.99 at Buy.com, and until 4/22/09 a mail in rebate offer drops the final price down to $94.99. The 1TB hard drive is enclosed in a durable aluminum chassis that is claimed to offer superior heat dissipation.
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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