News tagged ‘Thunderbolt’
Aside from announcing the Apple Watch and the 12-inch MacBook, the guys from Cupertino have slightly improved the existing 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air models and the 13-inch MacBook Pro. The good news is that these devices are available for purchase right now, so if you live in the USA and plan to buy one of the updated MacBook models, you can do this right now.
Apple has sent members of the press an invite to a special event on October 16th, reports The Loop. The event will take place at the company's Cupertino, California campus starting at 10:00 am PT.
Just several days after releasing the previous version, Apple has seeded a new beta of OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 to developers for testing. The update contains a number of minor improvements and bug fixes aimed at making the operating system more stable. This beta contains no new features, this was confirmed by a number of developers from all over the world.
Apple may soon show us an updated MacBook Air. The laptop is expected to get a new Haswell CPU and nothing more, so looks like it will be just a minor update.
Apple’s new cylindrical Mac Pro is a very expensive device since its top configuration costs nearly $10.000. Such a model features a 2.7GHz 12-core Intel Xeon E5 processor, 1TB of flash storage, Dual AMD FirePro D700 GPUs and 64GB of RAM.
Ken Segall, author of Insanely Simple and the creative director of the Think Different ad campaign says that Steve Jobs considered killing Apple's professional line of products.
According to Segall, Apple is not supporting professional users. Mac Pro hasn't been updated in years as well as Aperture, the 17-inch MacBook Pro has been discontinued and the update Final Cut Pro did not leave up to user's expectations. Thus t seems that Apple will farewell the pro market one day.
I hope you’re sitting down for this, but Steve Jobs did in fact once consider that very option. This was back in the days when iMac had established itself as a global bestseller. During one of the agency’s regular meetings with Steve, he shared that he was considering killing the pro products. His rationale was as you might expect: consumer products have an unlimited upside, while pro products are aimed at a niche market that eats up major resources.
In September 2011, Belkin unveiled a prototype of its Thunderbolt Express Dock offering users a wide range of connectivity options via a single Thunderbolt cable. By 2012 year, the product had been improved in design and got a launch date of September 2012 with a price tag of $ 299.
Corning, a supplier of glass for iPhone and iPad, has announced the third version of the Gorilla Glass panels. The glass reduces scratches and significantly improves overall strength.
According to Apple’s Head of Marketing, Phil Schiller, Apple's customers don't need Blu-ray drives in their Macs. Not surprising, since Apple has removed the optical disk drives from their laptops, and now in desktop computers, but it can cause some confusion among fans of Blu-ray.
Various manufacturers claim that Apple is planning to reduce its 30-pin dock connector, first introduced in 2003 in the third-generation iPod, to a 19-pin port. The new connector could be reportedly implemented in the next-generation iPhone set for launch this fall, according to multiply rumors.
Apple released new line of MacBook Air with faster processor, graphics, USB 3.0 and more. Let's compare the specs:
Today Apple introduced new line of MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. Apple also showed the new MacBook Pro with retina display. Let's compare the specs:
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Joanna Stern from ABC News claims that not only the MacBook Pro family but also the iMac line is set to gain ultra high-resolution "Retina" displays.
The laptop will see the introduction of the “Mac Retina Display,” which is said to have a very high resolution. ABC News has similarly heard from its own sources that both the next MacBook Pro and the iMac would be getting very, very high-resolution displays. Apple refreshed its new iPad with a Retina Display in March.
It seems natural that Apple wants to move all its displays to the retina standard. But, it’s unclear, how Apple will implement the increased resolution given that most Macs already approach Retina resolution at typical viewing distances.