That has to hurt.
Apple on Wednesday said it had updated its portable computers. Both the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air product lines were updated. […]
Simple and to the point. [...]
“It’s important to understand that the manufacturers grade themselves against the EPEAT criteria first, and then EPEAT conducts a review of this grading. That EPEAT review has not yet occurred. They can require the manufacturers to remove any product from the registry if it is not found to conform to the IEEE standard.”
Okay, so Apple gave itself a gold rating. If the Retina MacBook Pro didn’t pass muster before, it certainly can’t pass now — nothing changed. If the gold rating sticks then we call bullshit. Maybe Apple saw the advantages of having the remainder of its product line on EPEAT even if the Retina models don’t make it. Seems odd though if you think that Retina is the future of the product.
The sudden pullout — and subsequent return — of Apple from the EPEAT certification program it helped create increasingly appears to have been a dispute over the status that have been given to the Retina MacBook Pro if it were submitted, as the two 15-models with the high-resolution display may have been threatened with a lower-than-top ranking, a first for the company. The Retina models now appear on the EPEAT website with Gold rankings.
How is that possible?
If Apple sees no change in total number of units sold from the current quarter, this ASP bump will still result in a minimum additional profit of $200 million. If you include net new purchases and higher percentage up-sells, this number could easily become $1 billion in additional profit.
Not once did they just tell the truth:
“We shamelessly ripped off Apple.”
I just can’t put my finger on it.
Horace Dediu: But more importantly the iPad and the Mac both outgrew the PC market. Taken as OS X vs. Windows, the growth rates were 27.7% vs. 2.5%. If iOS is included along OS X, Apple grew its “computer” shipments … Continued
Apple on Monday updated its MacBook Pro line of notebook computers, adding faster processors and graphics cards.
One of my favorite Apple peripheral makers, Twelve South, on Tuesday introduced a newly redesigned BookArc made especially for Apple’s most recent refresh to its line of MacBook Pro laptops. The new BookArc costs $49.99.
The average selling price of a Mac increased 5.71% over the last two quarters. If we apply that growth rate to NPD’s data that says the ASP of a PC was $615 in November, then the ASP of a PC … Continued
If you were wondering how good Apple’s MacBook line of portable computers are, the answer is simple — they are the top computer every category on Consumer Reports.
Apple’s 11-inch MacBook Air scored a 62 out of 100 taking the top spot in the small laptop section. Scoring a 56, Gateway came in second while HP came in third with a 49.
Apple has a lot of good portable computers, but the choice of which one to get is a very personal decision. I like the 17-inch MacBook Pro because of its power that I use for creating music. If that kind … Continued
Apple’s Mac sales are showing an incredible surge for the second fiscal quarter, according to a new report on Monday.
In a note to clients on Monday, financial analyst Gene Munster said U.S. Mac sales are up 27 percent over last year’s second quarter. Munster based his analysis on data provided by market research firm, NPD.
Overall PC shipments fell in the first quarter of 2011 in the United States, but Apple gained.
In fact, Apple’s market share gains were the highest among the top companies, according to a new report from market research firm, Gartner.
Apple shipped 1.25 million Macs in the first quarter of 2010 and 1.49 million in the first quarter of 2011. The company’s market share grew from 7.3 percent in 2010 to 9.3 percent in 2011.
Apple is in the process of cutting software titles and some hardware peripherals from its retails stores to make room for other services.
Apple on Thursday released a new line of MacBook Pro laptops and a preview release of Mac OS X Lion, the next generation operating system. Apple executives sat down with The Loop to talk about the new products.
Apple on Thursday took the wraps off a refreshed line of MacBook Pro laptop computers that include a new “Thunderbolt” high-speed I/O port and more capable microprocessors based around Intel’s “Sandy Bridge” architecture. Availability starts today, with prices starting at … Continued
Apple’s Mac growth continues to outpace the overall PC market as the latest numbers prove the Macs popularity.
More people were walking out of an Apple store on Black Friday with an iPad than a Mac, according to Piper Jaffray Senior Research Analyst, Gene Munster.
Newer Technology and OWC announced Tuesday NuGuard Keyboard Covers for the unibody MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. The silicone covers protect the keyboards of those laptops but enable you to type while using them.
Embroiled in a patent infringement lawsuit with Apple, HyperMac has announced that it will stop selling its MacBook charging cables and car charger on November 2, 2010.
Did you know your MacBook battery should be recalibrated? I didn’t. Apparently Apple recommends you do it, and now there is an app to help you get it done.
Apple on Thursday added a new option to its online Apple Store called “Compare Macs.”
ActiveTrak released the latest version of its anti-theft and tracking software, GadgetTrak 3.
Apple on Tuesday reported a $3.25 billion profit for its fiscal third quarter of 2010 on record revenue of $15.7 billion. These results compare to revenue of $9.73 of revenue and a $1.83 billion profit in the year-ago quarter.
There’s nothing better than getting information directly from the pros that we respect and follow. Whether it’s music, graphics or in this case, photography, getting tips on workflow can be invaluable.
The Mac may not be a big part of this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, but Apple certainly hasn’t forgot about it. It launched “Why you’ll love a Mac” campaign on Friday to educate potential switchers.
Apple is being sued for infringing on patents for the way it summarizes data on its Mac computers and Mac OS X operating system.