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Early Mac Pro benchmarks show major speed increase

The new Mac Pro isn't supposed to launch until later on this year, but Geekbench has nabbed a new set of benchmarking tests which appear to be from the new machine itself. The computer is labeled as "AAPLJ90,1" in the report, which seems strange, considering that a retail build would probably be...

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Primate Labs benchmarks new Retina MacBook Pro models

Apple bumped the processors in the Retina MacBook Pro line last week, pushing the 15-inch model to the 2.4, 2.7 or 2.8 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 and the 13-inch to 2.5, 2.6, 2.9 or 3.0 GHz dual-core processors. As usual, Primate Labs grabbed a handy copy of their "flagship product" --...

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Daily Update for November 30, 2012

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player...

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Primate Labs posts new iMac benchmarks

The company that provides the amazing Geekbench benchmarking software, Primate Labs, has run its tests on the new 21.5-inch iMac and found that it's a pretty impressive piece of hardware. Primate Labs tested all of the configurations of the new iMac, but it's the top-of-the-line unit sporting...

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Daily Update for October 30, 2012

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player...

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Early iPad (4th generation) benchmarks posted

If this latest report from Primate Labs is accurate, then customers who snag a fourth-generation iPad on Friday will be pleased with the device's performance. According to a Geekbench result that appeared on Sunday, Apple's latest tablet outperforms all other recent iOS devices, including the...

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iPod touch "significantly" less powerful than iPhone 5

Geekbench has some early benchmarks from the iPhone 5 and Apple's latest iPod touch. Though it's a nice improvement over previous models, the fifth-generation iPod touch didn't fare so well when compared to other Apple handhelds. The new iPod touch scored a 619, which places it right below...

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13" MacBook Pro with Retina display appears in Geekbench benchmark

Back in mid-May, we reported on sightings of MacBook Pro and iMac benchmarks on Geekbench that appeared to show the 15" Ivy Bridge-based MacBook Pro with Retina display that was announced about a month later. Now MacRumors is reporting that a similar benchmark for what appears to be a 13"...

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MacBook Pro, iMac with new Ivy Bridge processors show up on benchmarks

As Chris Rawson noted in today's rumor roundup, there are some fascinating indications that new Macs may be on the way to an Apple Store near you. Geekbench is a cross-platform processor benchmarking tool that is used to provide numbers on the relative capabilities of computers with various...

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New iPad benchmark finds 1 GB RAM

Earlier today, Vietnamese blog Tinhte.vn released unboxing pictures and a video that supposedly showcases the new iPad. They also did some benchmark tests that suggest the iPad will ship with 1 GB of RAM. Recent reports from The Verge and iOS hacker Chronic claim the iPad had 1 GB of RAM, but...

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New iMacs 25 percent faster than previous generation

A few days ago, we reported on Macworld's benchmark results for the new Sandy Bridge-equipped iMacs. Macworld found them to be, on average, about 16 percent faster in the Speedmark 6.5 test than the previous generation. Now Primate Labs has put together a report detailing the iMac's speed...

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Found Footage: Browsing speed compared on the iPhone 4 and 3GS

Thanks to Obama Pacman, here's a neat (audio muted) video comparison of web browsing speed over 3G on an iPhone 4 (shown on the left) and an iPhone 3GS (shown on the right). The test was done using only mobile 3G with Wi-Fi turned off, and it shows a variety of sites using Safari in a head to...

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Rumor: Geekbench hints at a Core i7 MacBook Pro

A quick couple of tips from readers Ken and Jack, and this thread over at the MacRumors forums, point us towards an interesting results page at the Geekbench site (Google cached version, in case they get hammered), which aggregates benchmark results from thousands of users all over the globe. This...

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Benchmarking results: Is Snow Leopard really any faster than Leopard?

Be sure to check all of our ongoing Snow Leopard coverage right here. One of the biggest features of Snow Leopard isn't something apparent to the naked eye: software tweaks and refinements intended to make OS X a leaner, meaner OS for your fighting Apple machine. But is Snow Leopard really any...

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MacBook Pro vs PowerBook benchmarks

If you are like me and enjoy a good clean fight, check out these benchmarks at Geek Patrol using their own pre-production software: Geekbench, a multi-platform benchmarking utility. These numbers reflect benchmarking on a 1.5GHz PowerBook G4 with 1.25GB RAM vs a 2.0GHz MacBook Pro with 1GB RAM (the...

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