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Early 2013 Retina MacBook Pros with Updated CPUs and Price Cuts:
Clip from the Apple press release:
"February 13, 2013. Apple® is making the MacBook Pro® with Retina® display faster and more affordable with updated processors and lower starting prices. The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display now starts at $1,499 for 128GB of flash, and $1,699 for a new 2.6 GHz processor and 256GB of flash. The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display now features a faster 2.4 GHz quad-core processor, and the top-of-the-line 15-inch notebook comes with a new 2.7 GHz quad-core processor and 16GB of memory.

Apple today also announced that the 13-inch MacBook Air® with 256GB of flash has a new lower price of $1,399."

These Retina MacBook Pros are now designated "Early 2013" models although per an Apple doc, their Model ID is the same as previous 2012 models - MacBookPro10,1 (15in rMBP) and MacBookPro10,2 (13in rMBP) but do have new Model Mumbers. Per Apple's updated doc on OS X versions/builds for Macs, they ship with OS X 10.8.2 build 12C3103.

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Listing/links of updates to mod/upgrade articles, tips and reviews you may have missed. (DIY Fusion drives, Low-Cost 2006 Mac Mini CPU Upgrades/unofficial EFI updates, Early Mac Pro CPU Upgrades/Unofficial EFI Updates, 2012 Mac Mini HDMI video problems/display tips/USB 3.0 interference, mods and more)
Previous Day's News Summary:
    Tuesday Feb. 12, 2013 News Archive
  • (Mid 2010/Early 2011) 15in/17in MacBook Pro SMC Firmware Update 1.7
  • Updated Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Articles:
    -DVD or CD sharing: Using Remote Disc
    -Where are my iTunes files located?
    -iPhone: Wireless carrier support and features
    -iPhone and iPod touch: Supported languages for Voice Control and VoiceOver
  • Other News/Updates/Alerts/Op-Ed/OT:
    -BBEDit 10.5.2 release notes
    -Exploratorium Releases (free) Audio-Centric iPad App
    -Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for Feb 2013 (Patch Tuesday)
    -Intel Working on Internet TV Device for Debut in 2013
    -Cook blasts OLEDs as inferior, independent research shows he has a point
    -Led by Former Apple Exec, Pertino Takes Networking to the Cloud
    -Building a Better E-Book (Than Amazon and Apple)
    -The lost art of offline dating
    -Sonos intros the PlayBar (soundbar)

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