These 12-core machines start at $4,999, though if you like it won’t be too hard to get the final price to over $20,000, by upping the specs. Off the shelf specs include:
Word on the street is that another two MacBook Air models are being prepped, shipping later this September. As far as pricing, speculation persists that it will be less than what Apple has slated its MacBook Air for currently.
These new MacBook Air models could target the mainstream notebook market, which would see its 13.3″ display shrunk down to 11.6″, with Intel’s newer ultra-low voltage Core iX processors. It’s a drop in processing power, but affordable enough to compete against other mainstream models and brands like the Acer TimelineX.
Yesterday we saw some images of what is supposed to be an iPhone touch 4 mockup and case surface. Today we see some new shots of what it supposed to be the screen for the next iPod touch.
The images come from MacRumors and the site claims to have received the images from an Apple supplier. The screen clearly shows the hole needed for a front facing camera.
Pictures of a so-called protective case for the upcoming iPod touch have surfaced, and if they’re on the level, it would seem to confirm that the next-generation iPod touch will sport a camera, and maybe a built-in flash too, like the iPhone 4.
Take this with a grain of salt. Until Apple confirms it, nothing is certain, but remember that we’ve heard talk of a camera on the iPod touch before. Several times in fact.
Word on the street is that there will be a revised set of Apple devices coming soon (as if that’s a surprise), specifically an iPod shuffle with a touchscreen display, a 7″ iPad for early next year, and a fifth generation iPhone as early as next January.
We would guess that the 7″ iPad is the focus, since it would make the device all the more appealing in a smaller form factor. Time will tell what the items will be, but at least we know that there are always more Apple products falling from the tree.
Clearwire has been rolling its 4G WiMax network out into cities around the country via its own network, Sprint, and other partners. The 4G network offers very fast speeds and today Clearwire has announced a new device called the iSpot.
The iSpot is a mobile WiFi hotspot that provides 4G speed WiFi to any Apple device including the iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone. Clearwire says that the device is made specifically for Apple gear, but any WiFi enabled device can use it.
Apple fanboys have long gloated about the “fact” that Apple users are safe and secure compared to PC users. It’s utter nonsense of course and here’s further proof. Owners of the iPhone, iPod touch or iPad need to be careful. Visiting a web page and loading a simple PDF file might actually set off a security bug that affects all iOS 4-powered devices.
All it requires is for the user to visit a web address using Safari, and the site will automatically load a simple PDF document that holds a font which hides a special program. When the IOS 4-powered device you are using displays the PDF file, the font will begin the stack overflow condition that allows embedded code in the font to gain full control of your device.
Sure, you have your choice of third-party iPad protective cases available, but Apple has a nicely functional iPad case of its own, and China’s patent office has now accepted Apple’s patent design for this iPad case. About time I guess.
The design has a microfiber interior and reinforced panels to provide some structure. As shown above, the case can fold down to double as a stand so you can type out emails easily. Looks a bit like a Trapper Keeper.
Does Apple hate connectivity standards? Always seems that way. So OWC is now offering an inexpensive option to fix yet anothet Apple design flaw. For just $169, plus shipping, the company will cut a small hole in the bottom grill and install the missing eSATA port.
The only problem is that the port isn’t port-multiplication-compatible so it won’t work properly with most multi-drive RAID enclosures. Still, if you want it, they will do it. Like Burger King, you can have your iMac your way.
Not that we knew of. However, Japan’s industry ministry has just ordered Apple to report on selected steps it will take concerning cases of iPod nanos overheating, which gives it a risk of catching fire. So far, overheating cases concerning the 2005 iPod nano while charging have caused at least 27 incidents. Out of those half a dozen fires were recorded which required firefighters to be called.
Aside from that, four different people suffered burns when they touched the device which overheated during charging. Apparently the ministry issued Apple Japan to take measures several times, but nothing has been done yet.
Every time I look at computers on a manufacturer’s site, I get a little sick to my stomach when I see how much they want to charge you for RAM and HDD upgrades. Sometimes even a small upgrade can add a $100 or more to the price you pay.
If you tend to buy your rigs with the minimum RAM available and upgrade alter you aren’t alone. OWC has announced that it has new RAM kits put together specifically for the newly updated iMac computers.
You have to live under a rock to not know about the issues that iPhone 4 users are having with the antenna on the new smartphone. Apple has admitted there is an issue and has offered up free cases for users to fix the issue.
Apple is even refunding users that bought the bumper case with their smartphone. Motorola is taking the chance to make fun of the iPhone 4 and its need for a case in its new ad for the Droid X.
Yeah I have wanted to kill my iPhone on a few occasions by hurling it at Steve Jobs’ testes. I really like the phone, but the thing can be frustrating at times, especially when the battery goes dead after half a day’s use.
I bet there are scores of Android fans out there who would heartily say piss on Apple. If you are one of this cadre of Android fans, we have found your club t-shirt. This shirt is on a French site called t12lve creations and the shirt is dubbed Andromod.
Apple has just announced its latest 27″ LED Cinema Display. It features a stunning 2560 x 1440 resolution and 60% more screen real estate compared to its predecessor. It has a built-in iSight video camera, microphone and speakers, a powered USB 2.0 hub and universal MagSafe connector.
This good looking $999 monitor also sports a beautiful 16:9 edge-to-edge glass display on an aluminum stand with an adjustable hinge, so that tilting the display requires almost no effort at all. Let’s not forget the 178 degree viewing angle.
The rumors were right and here it is. The Apple Magic Trackpad is a wireless touch input device that just debuted in Apple’s Store app for iOS 4. The glass-covered device sports an aluminum shell that replicates the multitouch area of Apple’s MacBooks.
The device is powered by a built-in battery, so you’ll need to keep it juiced if you’re going to use it a lot. The Apple Magic Trackpad will retail for $69 and uses no wires thanks to built-in Bluetooth.