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In an exclusive interview with Brian Williams airing tonight at 10pm/9c on NBC’s “Rock Center,” Apple CEO Tim Cook announced one of the existing Mac lines will be manufactured exclusively in the United States next year. Mac fans will have to wait to see which Mac line it will be because Apple, widely known for its secrecy, left it vague. Cook’s announcement may or may not confirm recent rumors in the blogosphere sparked by iMacs inscribed in the back with “Assembled in USA.”
While it is expected that Apple will announce a smaller version of its popular iPad on Oct. 17, the company has yet to confirm that such a device is in the works. But there are outside reports that Apple has placed an order for more than 10 million of these mini iPads with its suppliers.
During its third quarter earnings call, Apple reported solid sales of iPhones and iPads, and announced it would release OS X 10.8 (also known as Mountain Lion) on Wednesday. The update brings Facebook integration and several iOS features to the Mac, and will cost $19.99.
The release date was previously only known to be sometime in July. iOS is still coming out “this Fall,” according to CEO Tim Cook, who also said Apple has some new products “in the pipeline.”
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Orbitz Worldwide Inc has found that people who use Apple Inc’s Mac computers spend as much as 30 percent more per night on hotels, so the online travel agency is starting to show them different, and sometimes costlier, travel options than Windows visitors see, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.