Apple on Thursday will host its iPad and Mac media event, where the company is expected to unveil new tablets, computers and officially launch OS X Yosemite, and one insider is ready to share some details about Apple’s upcoming announcements. More →
Apple’s October event is just around the corner — actually, it’s this Thursday, the same day we’re celebrating our eight-year anniversary. In any case, Apple is holding two events this year, similar to last year. The first September event was focused on the iPhone and upcoming Apple Watch, and the second event most definitely is going to include updates to the company’s computer line.
It could be really interesting if Apple introduces not just a new Retina iMac with an insane better-than-4K resolution display, but also the rumored new Retina MacBook, which is going to be off the charts if it’s ready. More →
Following a previous accidental mention on Tuesday of an updated iMac Mini on Apple’s website, the company has apparently spilled the proverbial beans on another upcoming product that should have been kept under wraps. French site ConsoMac has discovered a mid-2014 iMac mention on Apple’s site in a chart detailing what kind of Windows versions Apple’s iMacs support, just as was the case with the 2014 iMac mini refresh. More →
The cheaper iMac that was mentioned in various reports in preceding weeks is now listed on Apple’s online store, a 21.5-inch model priced at $1,099. The entry-level iMac joins the existing 21.5-inch and 27-inch versions, being $200 cheaper than the 21.5-inch model that sells for $1,299. However, because it’s cheaper, the new iMac also has less impressive hardware, packing a 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor – all other iMacs have quad-core CPUs – and an Intel HD Graphics 5000. Other specs include 8GB of memory and a 500GB hard drive. The new iMac can be purchased immediately and will ship in 24 hours. More →
Apple will reportedly update its iMac line next week, French publication MacGeneration has learned, although the new iMac models won’t feature Retina displays. Instead, the new iMacs said to be coming next week will receive a processor bump and possibly new Thunderbolt 2 ports. The news apparently comes from the same source who accurately predicted the launch of new MacBook Airs. More →
Following a 9to5Mac report that said Apple might be planning to unveil new hardware at WWDC, deeming a MacBook Air with Retina display as the most likely candidate to be unveiled during the opening keynote, two insiders with accurate track records reporting on unreleased Apple products have contradicting opinions on what’s coming next week. More →
Shipping times for the iMac have increased to 3–5 business days, adding credence to a recent rumor that Apple will launch a new cheaper iMac at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference next week. First noted by AppleInsider, each of the base configurations of the iMac now has a longer than normal shipping time on Apple’s online store, up from the typical shipping time of “Within 24 hours” for most Mac products. More →
Apple’s iMac computer lineup is gorgeous, sleek and powerful, but the models that make up the iMac family are very pricey. The MacBook Air lineup is thin, well-designed and quite capable, but there is no ultra-high resolution option like there is in the MacBook Pro family. According to a new report from an extremely reliable source, Apple is righting both of those wrongs in 2014. More →
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Mac, long-time Apple fan Kurt Merki Jr. has imagined a new Apple computer that would incorporate some of the best features of the iMac, Cinema Display and the Mac Pro. The iPro all-in-one is a concept desktop for professionals that proposes “epic proportions in all ways.” More →
Apple gave the world a preview of the Mac Pro earlier this year during WWDC 2013, and then it fully unveiled its new workhorse during a press conference back in October. The company wouldn’t commit to a firm release date at either event, however, which is obviously very uncharacteristic for Apple. The wait finally ended last week on Thursday, when Apple finally released its new Mac Pro in limited supply. Starting at $3,000, the new Mac Pro is not a consumer machine by any stretch of the imagination — but does all that cash really land business users a setup that performs significantly better than Apple’s consumer grade Mac computers? More →
We’ve already published our WTF of the week this week, but one report that ties Apple to the price of precious metals is definitely in the running for a close second. Money Morning’s Peter Krauth reports that “Apple is giving us some surprising indications that the demand for silver is much higher than its current price would have us believe.” Of course, there are plenty of factors that contribute to the price of silver at any given time, but Krauth believes that one of the first signs that demand is being misrepresented by price was the delay of the 27-inch iMac in January. Apple never said what caused the delay, but one popular rumor was that there was a shortage of industrial silver in China.
Apple’s (AAPL) new 27-inch iMacs are truly terrific all-in-one desktops, but the company has so far had trouble manufacturing enough of them to start shipping. But now BrightWire is citing a report in the China Times claiming that Apple and its supply chain partners late last year finally figured out how to get more consistent manufacturing yields on the 27-inch iMac and started mass producing the computer in December. What this means, says BrightWire, is that new iMac shipments will get a boost to start the new year and “are expected to remain stable through Q1 2013.”