Feb 28

Apple has released new models of the MacBook and MacBook Pro portable systems.

The new MacBook is available in three models including faster processors and larger hard drives; white 2.1 GHz and 2.4 GHz models with 120GB or 160GB 5400 rpm hard drives and a black 2.4 GHz model with a 250GB 5400 rpm hard drive. The 2.4 GHz MacBook models ship with 2GB of memory standard, with all models expandable to 4GB. Prices are unchanged, starting at $1099.

The new MacBook Pro has up to a 2.6Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 6MB of shared L2 cache; up to 4GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM memory and up to a 300GB hard drive, plus NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics with up to 512MB of video memory. New hardware features including a trackpad with Multi-Touch gesture support, an illuminated keyboard, and an ambient light sensor. Prices start at $1999.

Feb 24

More Updates from Apple

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  • Xsan 2 and Aperture 2 are now available
  • The iPod Shuffle has been reduced in price to $49 for the 1G version, and a 2G version is now available for $69.
  • MacBook and MacBook Pro Keyboard Firmware Update 1.0 fixes a problem with keyboard responsiveness under Mac OS X Leopard.
  • iTunes 7.6.1 fixes a few bugs as usual
  • Feb 13

    Apple releases Mac OS X 10.5.2 and Leopard Graphics Update

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    Apple has released the OS X 10.5.2 Update. It is available via direct download or via Software Update. The Combo edition of the update is 343 megabytes.

    Once 10.5.2 is installed, the Leopard Graphics Update will become available via Software Update. The download is 49 megabytes, and reportedly dramatically improves graphics performance on systems using Intel GMA or Nvidia graphics chipsets.

    Feb 05

    Apple increases iPhone and iPod Touch storage

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    Apple has released an updated iPhone available with 16G of onboard storage as well as a new iPod Touch available with 32G.

    Both new products retail for $499. The older 8G iPhone and 16G iPod Touch are still available for purchase.