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News: Mac Pro update, Apple's inventory magic, Mac App Store vs direct, and more!

After nearly two years of exactly zero updates, it's rumoured Apple may finally update the Mac Pro next week, along with the much of the rest of the Mac lineup. Part numbers and prices have been leaked via 9to5Mac, so a Mac Pro update during WWDC is very likely — the only real question is whether Apple will include Ivy Bridge processors in the new Mac Pro, but I don't really see them doing anything else. News from research firm Gartner says Apple turns over inventory much faster than any of their competitors. In fact, Gartner's report says the only company that turns over their entire inventory faster is McDonalds. Having a company as big as Apple and turning over their inventory every five days is no mean feat, a testament to the genius of Tim Cook as a master of supply chain management.  

 

With the Mac App Store's sandboxing policy now active as of June 1, if you're given the choice between buying direct from a developer and buying from the Mac App Store, where do you buy from? Jonathan Rentzsch says because of sandboxing, your decision is easy: buy direct wherever possible.

 

Ars Technica has a look at HyperCard, 25 years on.

 

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