Are you a grandfathered unlimited data user on Verizon Wireless? If so, you may soon find your favorite carrier slowing your roll on data consumption. GigaOM reported Friday that Verizon plans to throttle LTE speeds for heavy data users effective October 1, an effort to target the top five percent of users consuming 4.7GB or more each month. The new policy will only affect customers who haven't renewed their contract within the last two years, with customers being notified of the change next week. Speaking of changes, read on to find out how Verizon customers will be able to use their early upgrade program at an Apple store later this year...
According to "people with proven insight into Apple's future product plans," the MacBook Pro will get a mild refresh this month. The update is reported to only mildly increase processor speed, and is being pushed out early because Intel will not have their next generation chips ready until the second quarter of 2012.
If it feels like we just got a MacBook refresh, well, that's because we did. It was just this past February when Cupertino released the latest MacBook Pros. Usually, we're stuck waiting for another year before it's time to upgrade, but it may be that Apple's doing it to keep up with the rest of its competitors and take advantage of the holiday buying season.
For whatever reason, Vietnam is the new hotbed of Apple product leaks -- the latest being a refreshed 13-inch MacBook with a 2.4GHz processor and Nvidia 320M mobile graphics, complete with an unboxing video of the unannounced upgrade.
If you believe the veritable swirl of rumors leading up to today (as well as the fact that Apple’s web store is currently down as we write this), there will be new MacBook Pros unleashed today. But we might have the specs already!