Macworld’s Jim Galbraith puts the new iMac through some tests.
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∞ The Macalope takes on DealMac
The Macalope (Subscription required): We are talking about the same Mac mini, right? The one from Apple? The company whose logo is an apple with a bite out of it? Because, reading this, one might get the impression that you … Continued
∞ Mac mini refresh posts impressive benchmarks
Macworld: “Based on Macworld Lab’s benchmark results, the new Mac mini models provide a great leap in processor performance over the previous generation.” James Galbraith reports that the new Mac mini beats the pants off its predecessor in most tests, … Continued
∞ Mac mini gets Thunderbolt, Lion
Apple on Wednesday refreshed its Mac mini desktop computer with new processors, Thunderbolt high-speed I/O technology and Mac OS X Lion. The new systems will be available beginning Thursday, starting at $599.
∞ Apple makes more from selling one Mac than HP does from seven PCs
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
∞ Mac sales up 27 percent in second quarter
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.
∞ Apple's Mac market share grows 18.9% in first quarter
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 to cut 32 games, some hardware from retail stores
Apple is in the process of cutting software titles and some hardware peripherals from its retails stores to make room for other services.
∞ Mac outgrows market for 19th straight quarter
Apple’s Mac growth continues to outpace the overall PC market as the latest numbers prove the Macs popularity.
∞ Analyst: iPad outsells Mac on Black Friday
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.
∞ For IT, Xserve was a luxury, not a necessity
On Friday Apple quietly updated its Web site with information indicating that the Xserve – its rack-mounted server hardware – will be discontinued effective January 31, 2011. The Loop sought the advice of experts to help understand Apple’s enterprise IT … Continued
∞ Apple to discontinue Xserve in January, 2011
In a move bound to disappoint IT professionals and others, Apple has posted a technical bulletin to its Web site noting plans to discontinue its Xserve product after January 31, 2011.
∞ Device lets Mac mini, iMac users replace optical drives with second HD
OWC has announced the expansion of their Data Doubler optical bay drive mounting kit. The kit now works in 2009-era Mac minis and 2009-2010 iMac models. It costs $79.99.
∞ Apple adds "Compare Macs" option to Apple Store
Apple on Thursday added a new option to its online Apple Store called “Compare Macs.”
∞ GadgetTrak 3 anti-theft software tracks laptops, desktops
ActiveTrak released the latest version of its anti-theft and tracking software, GadgetTrak 3.
∞ Apple reports $3.25 billion profit on strong iPhone, Mac sales
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.
∞ Apple updates Mac mini with HDMI, SD card slot, faster processors
Mac mini fans got pretty much everything they’ve been wishing for in the latest update. The new computer features a SD card slot, which is great for putting media on the computer; faster 2.4GHz and 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo … Continued
∞ Apple kicks off "Why you'll love a Mac" campaign
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 sued for infringing patents on Mac, Safari, and Mac OS X
Apple is being sued for infringing on patents for the way it summarizes data on its Mac computers and Mac OS X operating system.
∞ Report: iPad not cannibalizing Mac sales
Piper Jaffray Senior Research analyst Gene Munster said on Monday that he sees no signs that the iPad is cannibalizing sales of the Mac.
∞ PC vs. Mac: What's the right computer for you?
Technologizer founder Harry McCracken posted an interesting article on choosing the right computer. I’m often asked about my decision to use a Mac instead of a Windows PC — the answer is that it works better and has a superior … Continued
∞ Nine out of 10 computers sold over $1,000 in the U.S. are Macs
Apple is increasing its unit share of computers sold in the United States quite dramatically, according to a new report by Betanews’ Joe Wilcox.
∞ Apple reports $3.38 billion profit for first quarter 2010
Apple on Monday reported a first quarter 2010 profit of $3.38 billion on $15.68 billion of revenue.
∞ Apple ranks highest among Greenpeace's top tech companies
The back and forth battle between Greenpeace and Apple has been going on for years, but in its new report, Greenpeace ranked Apple as its No. 1 company.
∞ Apple launches Monday-only sale on accessories
Apple on Monday launched a sale on select Mac, iPhone, and iPod accessories on its online store.
∞ Munster: Apple's Black Friday sales down from 2008
Piper Jaffray Senior Research Analyst, Gene Munster, on Monday said his team’s checks of Mac sales on Black Friday show Apple was down from the same day in 2008.
∞ Apple grabs almost half of retail money spent on desktops
The news surrounding Apple’s devices and computers just keeps getting better. Not only is the company’s iPhone flying high, but it seems the desktops are as well.
∞ Schiller: Apple's holiday line-up is set
If you were waiting to purchase a new Mac in hopes Apple would release one more thing before the holidays, you can stop waiting.
∞ Schiller: Apple designs Macs for the future
Netbooks have taken off in the last year, leading some industry watchers to wonder if Apple was missing out on an opportunity by not having one. But Apple stuck to its guns and continued to put out high-quality computers, instead … Continued