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Remains of the Day: Everybody was kung-fu fighting

Apple may dip Intel chips, OS X 10.9 is waking up from a cat nap, and Amazon's taking home the bacon in Europe.

The Apple family tree: Apple platforms through the years

Over the past 36 years, Apple has created at least 13 distinct platforms, each hosting its own unique variety of software. Some of these forgotten ecosystems met quick deaths at the hands of an unforgiving market; others persist under our noses in the consumer electronics sector.

Samsung to get another crack at questioning Apple's Schiller

Apple executive Phil Schiller will have to provide further testimony to lawyers for Samsung Electronics as part of the appeal proceedings related to their big patent infringement case, a California court ordered Thursday.

What Apple's executive reshuffle means for the products you use

Senior editor Dan Moren detects a consistent throughline in Apple's recent reorganization: a trend towards better integration.

Forstall, Browett to leave Apple; Mansfield takes on new Technologies group

Apple announced a slew of management changes Monday that included the departure of senior vice president of iOS software Scott Forstall and senior vice president of retail John Browett.

Lab Tested: Ultimate 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro

Macworld Lab customized a 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro to create an ultimate performance configuration. How does it match up against Apple's other laptops?

Remains of the Day: Friday, bloody Friday

Having killed radio, Apple may be trying to bring it back. Elsewhere iFixit hacks up an unsuspecting Mac mini, and a hot new game murders Apple's Game Center to death.

The Land Before Macs: A field guide

Before Apple made Macs, iPhone, and iPads, they made computers that paved the way for the modern-day PC. Here's a look at Apple's computers before the Mac.

This is Tim: Cook on Apple's fourth-quarter earnings, the iPad mini, and more

A transcript of Tim Cook's answers to questions on the iPad mini, iPhone, Apple TV, and more.

Remains of the Day: Underbellies

We go under the hood of the MacBook Pro, the Beatles are now under Apple's thumb, and the what's that under the music of the new iPad mini ad?

Fourth-quarter revenue, profit up for Apple on iPhone, iPad sales

Apple reported revenue of $36 billion and net profit of $8.2 billion for its fiscal fourth quarter, both increases from the previous year. Those numbers were driven by iPhone and iPad sales growth. Mac sales were also up slightly at a time when other PC makers are struggling to move merchandise.

Core i5 vs. Core i7: How much power do you need?

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Macs are now split between those that use Intel's Core i5 chip and those that use the i7. Is the i7's extra power really worth the extra money?

Summary: Slimmer iPads and iMacs highlight avalanche of Apple updates

The iPad mini was the marquee addition to Apple's product lineup on Tuesday, but it was the only hardware Apple unveiled. In addition to the smaller version of its tablet, Apple released a new generation of its full-sized iPad as well as new iMac, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini models.