On Monday Apple introduced its next-generation MacBook Pro with Retina Display. Just days after reviewers of the biggest mainstream publications started post their opinions on the redesigned 15-inch MacBook Pro, but some of them remain putting off by the $2,200 entry price. Here are some of the highlights:
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Offices published on Thursday an Apple patent filing which details a system that could notify other users of preferred methods of communication based on their current network status and relative signal strength. Determining which methods of communication are available, the system simplifies the decision whether to call, text message, FaceTime or iMessage another user.
The iPhone Dev-Team has released a tethered jailbreak of iOS 6 for the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPod touch 4G.
Just like at the at the wind-down of last year's WWDC, we're releasing a developer-only version of a redsn0w tethered jailbreak for app developers.
- iPod touch 4G
- iPhone 3GS
- iPhone 4 (GSM)
- iPhone 4 (CDMA)
You can download the latest version of RedSn0w from here.
DevTeam comments are available
On Wednesday Nico Weber, a Google Software Engineer, revealed that the company "committed to polishing" its Chrome browser to take advantage of Apple's new MacBook Pro with Retina Display, released on Monday. Nico posted the promise to the company's official Chrome blog along with a screenshot of the "early results" of high-resolution support in Chrome.
"We have further to go over the next few weeks, but we’re off to the races to make Chrome as beautiful as it can be," he said.
Unconfirmed data found by AppleInsider reader Sam shows the log of an online battery test archive with a machine identifier possibly pointing to a 13-inch version of Apple's Retina Display MacBook Pro. The notebook is labeled "MacBookPro10,2" which could be a next-generation version of Apple's 13-inch notebook if the company's coding scheme is followed.
According to sources close to the matter Apple will reportedly kill off the Ping iTunes service when the next iteration of iTunes rolls out alongside iOS 6 this fall, reports All Things D. The social music network has suffered waning participation since its introduction in 2010.
Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed these rumors partly when he said at the D10 conference in May that the company might kill off Ping but vowed to add more social integration into its products. Ping is still active, but sources say that the social network will be redacted this fall and replaced by deeper Twitter and Facebook integration.
On Monday Apple released a completely-redesigned 15-inch MacBook Pro with a 2,880-by-1,800-pixel Retina Display and, of course, the competing notebook makers do their best to follow in Apple's footsteps by releasing their own high-resolution laptops. The key obstacle however could be the price they have to pay for Retina Display panels. Apple is rumored to pay at least $150 per unit for the Retina Display found in its MacBook Pro.
Apple confirmed that its CEO Tim Cook sent an e-mail to a Facebook group page dedicated to the Mac Pro on Monday and said that the company is indeed "working on something really great" for 2013, allaying current Mac Pro owners' fears that the desktop has reached its end of life.
The slightly updated Mac Pro presented by Apple at WWDC on Monday wasn't the significant revamp. The machines received 12-core Xeon chips, but CPUs are based on Intel's two-year-old Westmere-EP architecture and not newer Xeon E5 silicon. Professional users were hoping for something more significant and impressive.
According to the Associated Press, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has posted a list of around 2,000 applications for new domain name suffixes. These applications were received by ICANN as part of its program to expand existing domain naming system by adding new suffixes. Among the new domain name suffixes will be those based on brands so that companies can simplify URLs for their websites and enhance their branding.
We’ve already seen tons of photos of different next-generation iPhone parts. But now Chinese site has posted a set of pictures that reportedly depict a fully-assembled leak of Apple's 2012 iPhone. The publication acknowledged the photos were "really incredible," while calling them the "most-possible" leak of the next-generation iPhone. Though, the authenticity of the images remains unverified.
Safari doesn’t look that different on iOS 6, but underneath the hood you’ll find some interesting changes aimed at improving your mobile browsing experience.
First of all, there’s the ability to browse in full screen mode while in landscape on the iPhone. Secondly, there’s the ability to sync tabs across other iOS 6 devices using iCloud. Next up to bat is a new update to Reading List that allows you to read those items while offline.
Take a look at the demo:
Here is an official video from Apple, introduction to the new MacBook Pro with Retina display.
Apple has just launched a new TV commercial for the MacBook Pro unveiled yesterday, focusing on the machine’s breakthrough Retina display.
“The radical new MacBook Pro with Retina display. Innovation in every dimension”.
While Apple has run several high-profile ad campaign for Macs such as “Switch” and “Get a Mac”, the company rarely promotes specific Mac products in television ads. But with the Retina display and the new form factor in the new MacBook Pro, the company is obviously interested in attracting widespread attention to this product.
Apple posted a list of limitations that reveals which devices get which new iOS 6 features. For example, the iPhone 4 does not get FaceTime over 3G, Flyover, Turn-By-Turn Navigation, or Siri.
Here is the full list:
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Video of WWDC 2012 keynote is officially available for download in iTunes.
Apple presented new operating systems iOS 6 and OS X Mountain Lion, as well as hardware changes to MacBook Pro and MacBook Air product line.