Oct. 26 Stories October 23, 2012

We had many of the details for the 13.3-inch Retina MacBook Pro ahead of today’s unveiling, but Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Philip Schiller just confirmed the device’s specs and pricing. As we told you earlier, the new 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro comes in two base configurations (with a third 2.9GHz dual-core i7 upgrade option available) and gets many of the enhancements that the 15-inch version received. Schiller noted that the device is 20 percent thinner than the previous generation 13-inch MacBook, and it includes a 2,560-by1,600 Retina display with 29 percent higher color contrast and 75 percent reduced reflection.

Apple also announced that the device would start at $1,699 for the base configuration, and it will start shipping today. Apple also showed a second configuration would be offered for $1,999. Both options below are configurable to a 2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i7.

  • 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz) with 3MB shared L3 cache
  • 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz) with 3MB shared L3 cache

Some of the device’s specs—that Apple is now listing on its website— are below: expand full story

Oct. 26 Stories October 9, 2012

1B+ Indians gain access to iPhone 5 on Oct. 26

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After rolling out the device to 22 more countries last month, BGR.in reported today that multiple sources confirmed Apple is preparing to launch the iPhone 5 in India on Oct. 26:

Multiple sources have confirmed to us that Apple is preparing to launch the iPhone 5 in India on the last Friday of this month, which happens to be October 26.  As we had exclusively reported earlier, Apple will be distributing the iPhone 5 in India on its own rather than relying on its carrier partners.

Apple confirmed last month in a press release announcing sales of 5 million units for the iPhone 5’s opening weekend that it still plans to roll out the device to more than 100 countries by the end of 2012. BGR.in previously reported that Apple will handle sales of the iPhone 5 in India this year, with carrier partners Aircel, Airtel and others offering nano SIMs and special tariff plans for the device.

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