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Apple Releases Aluminum Unibody 17" MacBook Pro

Tuesday January 6, 2009 11:23 am PST by
Apple announced a new 17" MacBook Pro which will be available in late January. Utilizing the same unibody construction as the 15" MacBook Pro and 13" MacBook, the 17" MacBook Pro will be available in a single alterable configuration for $2799 including the following: - Three USB ports - Mini DisplayPort - Firewire 800 (no 400) - Digital audio in/out - Expresscard - Gigabit Ethernet - ...

Apple Announces Changes to iTunes Stores: DRM Free, Variable Pricing

Tuesday January 6, 2009 11:07 am PST by
At today's Macworld Expo keynote, Apple announced several changes to the iTunes store. Starting today, 8 million of the iTunes Store's 10 million songs are now available DRM-free via iTunes Plus. All 10 million songs in the iTunes Store will be offered DRM-free by the end of March. Apple will also offer users a one-click solution to upgrade their entire library to iTunes Plus for 30 cents per ...

Apple Releases iWork '09

Tuesday January 6, 2009 11:01 am PST by
In addition to iLife '09, Apple announced a major revision to its iWork suite of applications. iWork '09 is available now for $79/single user and $99/family pack, or only $49 with the purchase of a new Mac. It begins shipping today. Keynote New transitions, chart options. There's also a new Keynote Remote app for the iPhone and iPod touch to control Keynote wirelessly with video preview that...

Apple Announces iLife '09

Tuesday January 6, 2009 10:53 am PST by
At MacWorld San Francisco today, Apple announced a major update to its iLife suite of applications. iLife '09 will be available by late January 2009. Upgrade costs are $79, with a family pack at $99. It is shipping on all new macs. Here's a quick breakdown of some of the standout features of the new apps: iPhoto '09 - Faces: Addition of facial recognition to events. Photos can be tagged to...

Mac OS X (Leopard) 10.5.2 Update Released

Monday February 11, 2008 1:09 pm PST by
Apple has released the Mac OS X 10.5.2 Leopard update. The 180MB download is now available via Software Update, and a restart is required after installation: The 10.5.2 Update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Leopard and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac. For detailed information on this update, please visit...

Apple Announces MacBook Air

Tuesday January 15, 2008 10:10 am PST by
As rumored, Apple announced a new line of portable computers during Steve Jobs' keynote speech at MacWorld San Fransisco today, the MacBook Air. The new line is a complement to the existing MacBook and MacBook Pro lines. Features of the new portable include being "the world's thinnest notebook," at 0.16" to 0.76" - thinner than the the thinnest part of a Sony TZ series laptop. Screen size is...

Apple Announces Apple TV Take 2 + Price Drop

Tuesday January 15, 2008 10:07 am PST by
Now there's no computer required - you can now rent movies directly on the Apple TV in your choice of DVD quality or HD + dolby 5.1 surround sound. Podcasts are available in audio and video format, as well as photos from Flikr and .Mac and sync with iTunes. AppleTV allows you to preview movies from the interface, and see what other users who have rented that movie have rented. Photo screensavers...

Apple Announces iTunes Movie Rentals

Tuesday January 15, 2008 10:06 am PST by
Apple announced that as of last week, the iTunes Store has sold over 4 billion songs. A new single-day record was set this past Christmas Day (December 25, 2007) with 20 million songs sold in 24 hours. iTunes Movie Rentals Touchstone, Mirimax, MGM, Lionsgate, Newline, Fox, WB, Disney, Paramount, Universal & Sony are all on board. Over 1000 movies - available 30 days after the DVD release of...

Apple Announces iPod Touch Software Update

Tuesday January 15, 2008 10:04 am PST by
During Steve Jobs' keynote address, he announced 5 new apps for the iPod Touch: Mail, Stocks, Notes, Weather, and Maps. The updated software will be available to existing users for a $20 upgrade fee. MacHeist is providing full sponsorship for our MacRumorsLive feed today. Buy their 14 application bundle for $49 and support MacRumorsLive....

Apple Announces iPhone Software Update & SDK Release Date

Tuesday January 15, 2008 10:01 am PST by
Apple announced a number of updates to the iPhone platform today. The iPhone has sold over 4 million units since going on sale 200 days ago. That averages 20,000 iPhones sold per day. In its first quarter shipping, the iPhone garnered 19.5% of the US Smartphone market (2nd, behind only RIM's BlackBerry). iPhone SDK Release scheduled for February New Software today Google Maps with Location ...

Apple Announces Time Capsule

Tuesday January 15, 2008 9:54 am PST by
Today during the MacWorld keynote speech, Steve Jobs announced a new Airport Extreme Base Station - with "server grade" internal hard drive dubbed "Time Capsule." The new base station is available in two configurations: 500GB - $299 1TB - $499 Ships: February MacHeist is providing full sponsorship for our MacRumorsLive feed today. Buy their 14 application bundle for $49 and support...

Official MacRumors Nike+ January and 2008 Challenges

Monday December 31, 2007 6:46 am PST by
Happy New Year to all! All of us at MacRumors hope everyone had a great end of year celebration. Now is the time to get back on board with the new year and use your new 'gifts' to keep in shape, get in shape or keep a resolution! For that to happen we have created a variety of Challenges for participation. Each Quarter everyone will be invited to a 5k and 10k time trial - this is to promote...

iTunes 7.5 & Quicktime 7.3 Released

Monday November 5, 2007 11:43 am PST by
Released via Software Update are new versions of iTunes (7.5) & Quicktime (7.3). Updates are as follows: iTunes 7.5 - 41.3MB iTunes 7.5 features the ability to activate iPhone wherever service is offered and support for Phase, a new interactive music game designed exclusively for iPod nano (third generation), iPod classic, and iPod (fifth generation). This release also includes bug fixes to...

iTunes 7.4.1 Update Released

Friday September 7, 2007 9:41 pm PDT by
Now available via Software Update: With iTunes 7.4, sync your favorite music and more with the new iPod nano (third generation), iPod classic, and iPod touch, plus create custom ringtones exclusively for iPhone with many of your favorite songs purchased from the iTunes Store. You can now also play purchased videos with closed captioning (when available), easily rate your favorite albums from one...

New iTunes Released with Ringtone Support

Wednesday September 5, 2007 12:18 pm PDT by
Apple released a new version of iTunes at the "Beat Goes On" special media event today, allowing users to make their own ringtones & sync directly to the iphone for $.99 in addition to the cost of the song. The user is allowed to pick any 30 second selection from a song, with iTunes automatically creating fade-in and -out for the ringtone. After agreeing to your selection, you can click the "buy" ...

8GB iPhone Price Drop, 4GB iPhone Discontinued

Wednesday September 5, 2007 12:14 pm PDT by
An additional announcement from the "Beat Goes On" media event today - the iPhone will receive a price drop, moving the 8GB model down to $399 from $599 starting immediately. The 4GB iPhone model is being dropped, due to intense consumer concentration on the 8GB model. With the current pricing, the 8GB iPhone is now only $100 more than the new iPod touch model at the same storage capacity....

Apple Announces Starbucks Partnership

Wednesday September 5, 2007 12:01 pm PDT by
In addition to the iPod related releases today, Apple is pleased to announce a partnership with Starbucks. When you get near a Starbucks a fifth button will come up in the WiFi music store - you may have been in a Starbucks wondering what song is that playing? Now you can buy it with a tap of your finger. The service will reportedly display the last 10 songs played in that Starbucks. According to ...

iTunes WiFi Music Store Announced - One More Thing...

Wednesday September 5, 2007 11:59 am PDT by
Also announced at the "Beat Goes On" media event as Steve Jobs' classic "One More Thing..." was a wifi-accessible version of the iTunes Music Store. The new version allows downloading music from iTunes directly to your iPod touch. Same pricing & selection as standard iTunes store Free previews over WiFi of any song in the iTunes store Availability of the Wifi Music Store for the iPhone...

Apple Releases iPod Classic

Wednesday September 5, 2007 10:14 am PDT by
Apple released the iPod Classic at the "Beat Goes On" special media event today, revamping what was the current full-size iPod in the lineup. It features a thinner, full metal body. Capacity has been increased to either 80GB or 160GB versions. Specs are as follows: 80GB - $249 160GB - $349 - 40 hrs music playback, 7 hrs video playback Available today 80GB iPod (Black), 80GB iPod...

New iPod Nano Released

Wednesday September 5, 2007 10:14 am PDT by
Apple released a new iPod nano at the "Beat Goes On" special media event held at the Moscone West event hall in San Francisco today. Specs for the new device are as follows: Incredibly smaller New colors: (RED), silver, light blue, teal & green Full Metal design New User Interface - includes Cover Flow Three games bundled - includes Vortex Video-capable Cover Flow 2" screen, ...