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Despite recent reports that Intel’s next-gen Ivy Bridge chips may see an 8- to 10-week delay, which pushes the release back to June, insider sources say that Apple may still be launching the much rumored MacBook Pro refresh as early as April.
Intel has staggered its shipments before and may give Apple a head start with about 900,000 units, according to DigiTimes’ sources in Apple’s upstream supply chain.
It’s been rumored that Apple will be launching a thinner, redesigned Air-like MacBook Pro starting off with the more popular 15-inch model in April and then introducing the revamped 17-inch model later on. The next-gen lineup is expected to feature Intel’s Ivy Bridge chips and rumored to sport a Retina Display-like screen with 2,880 x 1,800 pixels, twice the current resolution found on the 15-inch MacBook Pro displays.
Canon yesterday announced two Wi-Fi capable compacts, both of which offering an impressive 1080p video recording capability on top of 12x optical zoom and 10 and 16 megapixels.
The PowerShot Elph 530 HS is Canon’s flagship all-touchscreen-operated compact that boasts a boxy design. The PowerShot Elph 320 HS picks up where the PowerShot Elph 310 HS left off, bringing back the 5x optical zoom lens and adding an all-touchscreen LCD, which is a significant improvement over its predecessor.
Samsung just announced its latest batch of numbers, and it is all good news for the Korean company, managing to make an impressive £2.9 billion in profit.
Proving how much of a player it now is in the smartphone game, Samsung revealed that half of its profits came from its telecoms division, with the company’s smartphones and tablets mustering 2.64 trillion won (£1.4 billion) from October to December.
Dry your eyes, Xbox fans – Microsoft has confirmed that there won’t be a successor to the Xbox 360 on sale this year.
The marketing director for Microsoft France has poured water on hopes that we’d see the so-called Xbox 720 lining shelves this Christmas a report by Eurogamer says. A translated interview has the executive quoted as saying, “What’s certain is that there will be nothing new in 2012.”
“The Xbox 360′s cycle is not over at all,” says Cedrick Delmas. “The proof is that we haven’t price cut this year.”