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Old Jun 11, 2012, 01:55 PM   #1
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Apple Updates MacBook Pro and MacBook Air Models With Minor Spec Bumps




Apple today announced minor updates to its MacBook Air and MacBook Pro lines, including upgrades to flash storage, memory and processors.




The 11" and 13" MacBook Air models now include up to 512GB of flash storage, 60% faster graphics, up to 8GB of memory and a 2.0GHz i7 Ivy Bridge CPU. The machines have been upgraded with combined USB 3.0/2.0 ports as well as 720p FaceTime cameras. All MacBook Air models now include 4GB of RAM standard. Pricing remains similar to before, with only the premium 11" MacBook Air seeing a $100 price drop.

The 15" MacBook Pro model include Ivy Bridge quad-core i7 CPU's up to 2.7GHz, a 1GB GeForce GT 650M discrete graphics card, a standard 8GB of 1600 MHz memory, and USB 3.0/2.0 ports. Pricing remains the same at $1,799 and $2,199.

The 13" MacBook Pro includes Ivy Bridge dual-core i7 CPU's up to 2.9GHz. Pricing remains the same at $1,199 and $1,499.

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Old Jun 11, 2012, 01:56 PM   #2
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Great keynote, great announcements!
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 01:57 PM   #3
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Nice! Now, how many people are going to complain about "Tim Cook's Apple" despite the fact that we're still seeing Steve Jobs' Apple?
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 01:57 PM   #4
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Not going to be a productive day in the office..
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 01:58 PM   #5
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pretty nice keynote. good updates.
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 02:09 PM   #6
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you guys think amazon will have the 8gb ram version of the 13" air?
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 02:09 PM   #7
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But where's the new Mac Pro?????
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 02:11 PM   #8
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No Mac Pro!!!!

I think we can say it's quite official,
Apple is a mass-market company and not Pro company.
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 02:13 PM   #9
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No Mac Pro. Fail.
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 02:13 PM   #10
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No improved res for the air? Some reasonable spec boosts, but... unfortunately not enough to warrant the upgrade. The GPU is nice, but was really hoping for a res increase.
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 02:16 PM   #11
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Optical Drive?

The kept the same case size and product price, did they lose the CD/DVD drive? Maybe they replaced it with batteries?

The store is now up. I found no comment on the optical drive in the tech specs but, looking in the store, it "appears" that the SuperDrive lives.

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Old Jun 11, 2012, 02:16 PM   #12
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I was expecting a little more from this?
design wise I guess the Air is still at the forefront, and they are fairly new so no big deal there.
I was hoping for a small price drop on the base models.

Also no mac pro update?!!!??! How long will we have to wait
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 02:16 PM   #13
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No Mac Pro. Fail.
Don't go jumping off a cliff yet. They didn't update the iMac either. There's always the possibility of them updating it with a separate press release later today. The store still isn't back up yet, so there's still hope.
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 02:18 PM   #14
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No refreshed Mac Mini, iMac, or Mac Pro... I'm sure there'll be a silent update by the end of the summer. So just sit tight.

Nice to see the spec updates and BTO options on the MBA now though! HD FaceTime camera and 8GB of RAM
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 02:19 PM   #15
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Don't go jumping off a cliff yet. They didn't update the iMac either. There's always the possibility of them updating it with a separate press release later today. The store still isn't back up yet, so there's still hope.
Yeah and if they don't update, then proceed to jump of cliff!
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No Mac Pro?

No Mac Pro?
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I think we can say it's quite official,
Apple is a mass-market company and not Pro company.
You mean they prefer growth and success over being a boutique operation? Shut the front door!
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 02:19 PM   #18
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Would it have been too hard to drop in the same updates for the 17"? Kinda annoying. I guess the "halo" effect from the commercial/professional segment isn't as interesting to Apple as the iPhone "halo" effect.
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 02:20 PM   #19
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According to the apple store, the Mac Pro was indeed updated. 9to5 was actually right.
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R.I.P. 17" MBP. Alas, we knew ye well.
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 02:22 PM   #21
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Where is the love?

-iMac and Mac Pro
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 02:22 PM   #22
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No Mac Pro?
No, but they now have a true iPad case.
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 02:22 PM   #23
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new airport express isn't looking too shabby either.
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 02:23 PM   #24
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R.I.P. 17" MBP. Alas, we knew ye well.
Yep, dead.

Mac Pros have not been updated. Still the same specs. You are dead to me. Long live my 27" iMac!
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 02:23 PM   #25
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Well, at least no one has to feel bad about buying a refurb previous gen macbook air for a great value.

All you gain here is a slightly better processor and slightly better graphics, both irrelevant for most users.

For "power" users, you get the option of more HD space and memory as well (8GB), so that's good (but only for the small fraction of people who want to use their airs as pros), though I am sure they will be expensive upgrades (the store hasn't updated yet for me, so I don't know exactly).
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