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As expected, Apple announced the iPhone 5 at today’s media event. The latest model of Apple’s flagship iOS device features a glass and aluminum enclosure that’s 18% thinner than the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 and weighs in 20% lighter than these previous models at 112 grams. It has a 4-inch 1136 x 640 pixel (326 pixels per inch) Retina Display giving it the same width as the iPhone 4S but a taller form factor.
Last week, the teardown experts at iFixit took a look at the new Retina MacBook Pro, noting how Apple used a number of innovations first deployed in the MacBook Air to reduce the machine’s thickness but in the process hampered users’ ability to repair and upgrade components. As it notes on its blog , iFixit has now taken apart the Retina display itself to further examine the steps Apple took to mount the breakthrough 2880×1800 display within the thin lid of the notebook. The Retina display is an engineering marvel. Its LCD is essentially the entire display assembly. Rather than sandwich an LCD panel between a back case and a piece of glass in front, Apple used the aluminum case itself as the frame for the LCD panel and used the LCD as the front glass.
Microsoft today unveiled a major tablet initiative to compete with Apple’s iPad, Google’s Android, and its own PC hardware partners. The Microsoft Surface is a 10.6″ tablet powered by Windows 8, coming in two distinct versions — both equipped with touch screens. One will be powered by an ARM processor and will be more like a traditional tablet running Windows RT. The other will be powered by Intel’s 22nm Ivy Bridge chips running the desktop version of Windows 8. As reported by The Verge : The Windows RT version is just 9.3mm thin, weighs 1.5lbs, includes a built-in kickstand and is the first PC with a vapor-deposited (PVD) magnesium case, according to Microsoft
Back in mid-2010, Mozilla released Firefox Home , an iOS app designed to sync users’ Firefox histories, bookmarks, and open tabs from their desktops to their iOS devices. Several months later, Mozilla acknowledged that it had no plans to bring a full-fledged Firefox browser to iOS, due in part to “technical and logistical restrictions” that would make it difficult to create an acceptable user experience on the platform. While Mozilla apparently still has no desire to try to replicate Firefox on iOS, The Verge reports that Mozilla has been working on a stripped-down browser known as “Junior” that is intended to simplify and improve the browsing experience on iOS
Last week, Primate Labs summarized its Geekbench 2 database results for Apple’s new MacBook Air and 15-inch MacBook Pro models, but did not address the 13-inch MacBook Pro as not enough data had been collected at that time.
AnandTech takes a closer look at the new MacBook Pro’s 2880×1800 Retina display, revealing just how well the display stacks up against its predecessor and other notebook displays and delving into the details of how it handles various resolutions. In looking at scaling, the report explains the new slider option in System Preferences that allows users to select from a spectrum of resolutions that include not only the 1440×900 resolution in Retina quality using the full 2880×1800 pixels, but also larger desktop spaces at 1920×1200 and 1680×1050.
Apple today announced the winners of its annual Apple Design Awards at WWDC. Winning developers receive a MacBook Air, an iPad, an iPod touch, and the Apple Design Award cube trophy as well as a special ADA lanyard. For apps to be eligible for ADA nomination, they must be distributed via the Mac or iOS App Store. This year’s winners come from a range of genres, encompassing everything from games to education to art to music: iPhone Jetpack Joyride National Parks by National Geographic Where’s my Water? iPad Paper Bobo Explores Light DM1 the Drum Machine Mac DeusEx: Human Revolution Sketch Limbo Student Little Star daWindci Apple has included additional information about the apps and what made them stand out on the Apple Design Awards page .
According to New York Times technology columnist David Pogue, Apple still believes in desktop Macs, including both the iMac and the Mac Pro. The Mac Pro in particular has raised the ire of some Apple fans because it has been several years since the last update, and the update today was extremely minor.
The outside of the box said "Windows base machine or better", so I bought a Mac.