Even considering the disappointing performance of the iPhone 5c, it seems safe to say that Apple has been on fire this holiday season. The latest good news for the Cupertino giant comes from Parks Associates (via Cnet), an analytics firm that revealed yesterday that Apple's desktop computers have at long last edged out competitors Dell, HP, and Acer as the "preferred" units among consumers this holiday season.
Well, we hope you all were pleased with yourselves and your Black Friday madnesses. Since the great deals were everywhere last week, this week's foray into refurbs will find a few different corners, but some old faves too. Plus the usual assortment of gear for your gear at a price that's not dear.
The latter half of 2013 has been full of information and teasers pertaining to the new Mac Pro (even an advertisement designed for cinema), but at long last it looks as though we might have a release dates. As MacRumors reports, a retailer in Germany known as Conrad Electronic may have changed all that.
Here's a good rumor on which to end Friday. According to French site Mac4Ever (via MacRumors), the new Mac Pro might be a little more awesome than originally thought, especially for the gamers out there. Based on their research, Mac Pro owners may be able to switch out their graphics cards.
It seems like there's something going on or about to happen, but we can't quite put our finger on it. Like something that didn't get mentioned. Like an event-wide "one more thing." Hmmmm, well, maybe you can spot it in this week's hottest news.
How many workers does it take to build a new Mac Pro? Around 1,700, according to the Austin-American Statesman (via Cult of Mac), which notes that almost all of them will be put to work to get what looks to be the totally tubular new desktop system out to the Apple faithful.
It looks as though earlier reports from both AllThingD and Jim Dalrymple of The Loop were right. As announced by Apple itself today, the Cupertino giant will hold its next media event on October 22. The event, which Apple will hold at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, will kick off at 10 A.M. Pacific/1 P.M. Eastern.
Assuming Apple is holding the rumored media event next Tuesday, Oct. 22, the media should start receiving invites today, but the rumor mill is abuzz with potential release dates for the hardware expected to be unveiled there.
If you still haven't had your fill of rumors now that the iPhone 5s/5c business is finally out in the open, consider this: French site MacGeneration has heard that the next Apple event will be on October 15. 9to5 Mac notes that we should all take such news with a grain of salt since MacGeneration has a spotty record when it comes to rumors, but the date fits earlier projections that we'd see the release of Mavericks sometime in October.