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At WWDC today, Apple introduced a third line of notebook computers that Phil Schiller called the “Next Generation MacBook Pro.” He noted that the company was “willing to discard old, legacy things” to make a new notebook that was radically thin and light. An Apple video called it “the very best computer that we’ve ever built.” The new MacBook Pro — which is in addition to the existing line of Pro’s, which was also updated today — is built around a 15.4″ Retina display at a 2880×1880 resolution, 220 ppi with 5,184,000 pixels, with a display that is built directly into the unibody construction to make the notebook lighter. It includes quad-core Ivy Bridge processors up to 2.8GHz and turbo boost up to 3.7GHz, up to 16GB of MacBook Air-like non-upgradable 1600MHz RAM, and a maximum of 768GB of next generation flash storage. The new Pro weighs in at 4.46 pounds and is 0.71″ thick, but does not include a MacBook Air-like tapered body. There is no optical drive
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Apple today announced minor updates to its MacBook Air and MacBook Pro lines, including upgrades to flash storage, memory and processors. The 11″ and 13″ MacBook Air models now include up to 512GB of flash storage, 60% faster graphics, up to 8GB of memory and a 2.0GHz i7 Ivy Bridge CPU. The machines have been upgraded with combined USB 3.0/2.0 ports as well as 720p FaceTime cameras. All MacBook Air models now include 4GB of RAM standard. Pricing remains similar to before, with only the premium 11″ MacBook Air seeing a $100 price drop
MacRumors has learned that Apple will be launching its annual Back to School promotion tomorrow in the United States and likely a number of other countries. As in previous years , Apple will be offering iTunes Store gift cards to educational customers purchasing qualifying products. The major new addition to the program this year is the iPad, with purchasers receiving a $50 iTunes Store gift card with the purchase of a new iPad. The Mac aspect of the program appears to be the same as in previous years, with qualified purchases earning a $100 gift card.
9to5Mac has now published specs on the Retina-display 15-inch MacBook Pro models that are apparently arriving alongside updated versions of the existing form factor. Notably, the new machines include options ranging up to 16 GB of RAM and 768 GB of solid-state storage. MC975LL/A – MBP 15.4/2.3/8GB/256GB FLASH-USA MC976LL/A – MBP 15.4/2.6/8GB/512GB FLASH-USA MD831LL/A – MBP 15.4/2.7/16GB/768GB FLASH-USA Exact pricing has not yet been confirmed, but the high-end model is said to be exceeding the equivalent of $4000 in some countries
9to5Mac reports that it has received information on the MacBook Air upgrades to be announced today, with each of the 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch sizes arriving in two standard configurations with a third customizable high-end configuration also heading into stock at some retailers. According to the report, the initial model descriptions include not only a boost in processor performance to Intel’s latest Ivy Bridge processors but also boosts to RAM (maxing out at 8 GB on both sizes) and solid-state drive capacity (maxing out at 512 GB on the 13-inch model). The descriptions include model number, short product name, screen size, processor speed in GHz, RAM in GB, and storage size in GB
While Apple is not expected to reveal its long-rumored television set product that has been the subject of increasing rumors at today’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White has published a new research note addressing some of his expectations for the device based on a recent visit to Taiwan for the Computex trade show and to visit with supply chain companies in several markets. White believes that the Apple television set will adopt several methods of interaction, most significantly including motion detection technology, perhaps similar to that found in Microsoft’s Kinect offerings. He also suggests that the television will still include a remote control, which will arrive as an iPad-like touchscreen device. Regarding Apple TV, the data points during our trip indicate the Company will use a special type of motion detection technology on future full blown Apple TV that we expect to be unveiled within the next couple of quarters, rather than touch technology
While Apple is not expected to reveal its long-rumored television set product that has been the subject of increasing rumors at today’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White has published a new research note addressing some of his expectations for the device based on a recent visit to Taiwan for the Computex trade show and to visit with supply chain companies in several markets. White believes that the Apple television set will adopt several methods of interaction, most significantly including motion detection technology, perhaps similar to that found in Microsoft’s Kinect offerings. He also suggests that the television will still include a remote control, which will arrive as an iPad-like touchscreen device
Just hours before Apple CEO Tim Cook is expected to take the stage to kick off the keynote at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference, AllThingsD has posted the full video of his interview at last month’s D10 conference. MacRumors was on hand for the event to offer a rough transcript of the interview and AllThingsD previously posted video highlights , but today’s release includes the entire 100-minute interview complete with the Q&A session. Aside from a few short interviews and an investor conference, Cook’s session with Walt Mossberg and me was the first extended public talk as the newish leader of perhaps the most important and definitely most influential company in tech. So, getting to see Cook in action is probably the most important part of this interview.
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