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Late last month, NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim reported that suppliers had begun production on 2560×1600 display panels destined for a 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro. The machine has been rumored to be launching in October.
FoxNews.com ‘s Clayton Morris reports that an update to Apple’s aging iMac lineup is “imminent”, although he does not offer additional details on a specific timeframe or expected improvements. Get ready, because the iMacs are coming. I’ve been hoping for an iMac update and it looks like my wish is about to come true! Multiple sources tell me that a new lineup of desktop machines from Apple is imminent.
The Loop reports that Apple has just sent out invitations for a media event scheduled for next week Wednesday, September 12.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a new research report outlining his thoughts on Apple’s product introductions for the remainder of 2012, noting that delays in some necessary components have forced Apple into a very tight timeline that is less than ideal and which may impact growth over the short-term.
While several observers have noted shortages of Apple’s current 27-inch iMac at resellers over the past several months, the tight supplies now appear to be increasingly affecting Apple’s own retail stores. According to a survey of retail store stock availability through the “Personal Pickup” program at Apple’s 249 U.S. locations, each of the two standard 27-inch iMac configurations is currently out of stock at approximately half of all Apple retail stores
While a significant number of parts claimed to be for the next-generation iPhone have appeared over the past few months, the component of perhaps the most interest has yet to be seen: the main processor package. Speculation has covered a number of different possibilities including a die-shrunk A5 similar to that introduced in the revised iPad 2 earlier this year, an A5X such as found in the third-generation iPad, or an all-new A6 system-on-a-chip. Several photos of the device’s logic board have leaked in recent weeks but the low quality of the photos or the presence of shielding on the part have left the identities of the chips on the part unknown
Following up on last week’s photos of iPad mini and next-generation iPhone parts including Apple’s new, smaller dock connector and the bottom-mounted headphone jack, parts and repair firm iResQ has taken the iPhone part and placed it in a rear shell obtained from a separate source. The two parts fit together extremely well, with screw holes and components lining up perfectly. While the fit is not conclusive evidence of the legitimacy of these parts, it does provide additional confidence that they are intended to be used together. The photos also provide a better idea of what the next iPhone will look like when viewed from the bottom, with the significantly smaller dock connector making room for the headphone jack and a larger speaker grille along the bottom edge of the device.
Exactly one month ago, we noted the presence of a “MacBookPro10,2″ entry in the Geekbench results database, suggesting that a 13-inch version of the Retina MacBook Pro is indeed in the works, as has been rumored for October . In comparison, the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro carries a “MacBookPro10,1″ identifier, while current non-Retina versions of the MacBook Pro carry “MacBookPro9,x” identifiers.
Hidden files in the Mountain Lion version of Boot Camp appear to confirm the next generation of both the Mac Pro and iMac, according to information dug up by AppleInsider . Within a Boot Camp configuration file lies information that tells the software what models of Mac can boot Windows from a USB-drive, a task that only Macs of a more recent vintage can accomplish.
The outside of the box said "Windows base machine or better", so I bought a Mac.