Here are your Apple rumors and AAPL news items for Tuesday.
Apple Will Relaunch Almost the Entire Mac Line at WWDC: Apple (NASDAQ:APPL) will debut major updates to four of its five Mac product lines at Apple’s upcoming Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), 9to5Mac says. The company will release two versions of its 15-inch MacBook Pro as well as new versions of its super-thin MacBook Air, possibly with Retina displays. The company will also unveil new iMacs with faster processors, enhanced graphics systems, Thunderbolt and a FaceTime HD camera, but it remained unclear if Retina displays would hit iMacs this year.
iPad Trounces “Floundering” Kindle Fire: A survey of people planning to buy a tablet computer in the next 90 days by ChangeWave Research finds that the iPad remains the choice of 73% of consumers, while Amazon‘s (NASDAQ:AMZN) Kindle Fire interested just 8%, Apple Insider reports. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab fared even worse in the survey, with just 6% of consumers stating an interest in it, though that was twice as many as last year. ChangeWave said demand for the Kindle Fire had vanished, and the device is “floundering.”
Virgin Mobile to Offer Prepaid iPhone: Virgin Mobile, owned by Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S), will offer a prepaid iPhone, as early as July 1, Marketwatch reports. The company is expected to announce the prepaid iPhone next week, becoming the second prepaid U.S. wireless provider to get the iPhone after Leap Wireless’ (NASDAQ:LEAP) Cricket Communications. Sprint has a contract with Apple to purchase $15.5 billion worth of iPhones over the next four years. Pricing for the prepaid iPhone on Virgin Mobile remained uncertain.
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