News tagged ‘MacBook’
Geekbench benchmark suddenly showed that the new MacBook Pros based on the Intel’s latest Haswell processors are actually not as fast as they were expected to be. But the point is that the battery life has been improved - both laptops can work for about 8-9 hours on a single charge.
After announcing the new iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display, updated MacBooks, Mac Pros and the free OS X Mavericks yesterday, Apple decided to release iOS 7.0.3 that same evening. This minor update contains numerous bug fixes, safety improvements as well as a bunch of new features aimed to make the integration between Apple’s mobile and desktop operating systems even deeper. Moreover, there’re some enhancements that deal with iPhone 5s’ Touch ID sensor.
Let’s take a look at the new laptops’ specs. Both MacBooks got the 4th-generation Haswell processors with Iris integrated graphics. It may sound incredible, but Apple claims that new devices have become 90% faster in comparison with the previous generations of MacBook Pros.
Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has released another report; it contains some predictions that deal with Apple’s iPad media event, which is set for October 22nd. The analyst is famous for his precise predictions, so you’d better read what he expects from the company from Cupertino (via
According to Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, Apple’s planning to release a bunch of redesigned products in 2014. Analyst’s predictions seem plausible since Tim Cook has earlier promised that 2014 will become “a major product year” for the company from Cupertino. But what exactly should we expect from Apple?
A new version of OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 is said to be released in the coming days. According to the unidentified sources, the so-called “Supplemental Update” is already being tested by Apple - that means that very soon it will reach the end-users. As usual, the new OS X version will be available through Software Update menu on the Mac App Store.
Quanta Computer is an Apple supplier responsible for Apple’s current MacBook Airs and an unusual choice for tablet production as those devices are currently produced by suppliers like Foxconn and Pegatron. The report claims, however, that Quanta is aiming to diversify.
This summer WSJ reported that Apple was asking to see prototypes of an iPad measuring slightly less than 13-inches diagonally.
So how would this big iPad look like? Take a look at the mockups below:
EA has finally released SimCity for Mac. This happened after a six-month delay - the game had to come out in February of this year, but since EA wanted to "ensure a great experience" for all the Mac users, they had to wait.
Great discounts are now offered by retailers on custom iMac configurations. The level of stocks is expected to fall in reparation for the Intel Haswell processor.
For instance, B&H on Wednesday evening slashed the price of 15 different custom iMac configurations by as much as $150, several of which had not previously been discounted from Apple's suggested retail price. Many of those same configurations were previously available from other resellers, but have not been restocked alongside other Macs for several weeks, according to historical data from the Apple Price Guide.
It is also stated that big shopping malls such as Best Buy, Amazon, and MacMall are offering a $100-$150 discount on standard retail configurations.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple has asked its suppliers to provide the company with a 13-inch iPad screen. Soon after such rumors, CiccareseDesign has made some renderings to show how this new tablet may look like. You may look at these images below.