As expected, Apple has announced a new version of its flagship notebook, the MacBook Pro. The new model of the notebook comes equipped with a dazzling new Retina Display with a resolution 2880x1800 pixels on a 15.4-inch display converting to 220 pixels per inch. Additionally, the notebook now gets the latest generation Intel Ivy Bridge CPUs, Nvidia Kepler GPUs, and a thinner design at 0.71-inches achieved by dropping the optical drive. The previous generation MacBook Pro is 0.91-inches thick.
Apple has sent us the official pricing of the next generation MacBook Pro in India, which now starts at Rs 1,52,900 for the base model featuring the 2.3GHz Intel i7 quad core processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of flash storage and 1GB of Nvidia Kepler graphics and the impressive Retina display with a resolution of 2880x1800 pixels totaling to 220 pixels per inch.
We have been hearing a lot about Retina Display ready MacBook Pro and Air making an appearance at WWDC but this is probably the closest we have come to some sort of a semi-confirmation. Retina-ready apps are making their way on to the Mac App Store, FolderWatch being one of them.
Apple's annual World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) is exactly a week away and we are hearing more murmurings about what could be launched at the event. While Apple has so far teased us enough to expect a preview of iOS 6, 9to5mac is reporting that Apple could lift the curtains off its 2012 range of MacBooks, all equipped with Retina Displays! Apple could make as many as four Mac-related announcements at WWDC.
Apple's new iPad was launched on March 7 and is currently available in 10 countries - US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Switzerland, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Australia. While people from other countries have to either wait for the device to get launched in their country or can get it from some other place where its available, of course in a legal way. But it seems a few folks in China were opting for the illegitimate way out and were trying to smuggle a few units of the new iPad using special bags. As you can see in the image above, these two Chinese men used bags with double pockets to hide the device and thought that tablet will not come into the officer's notice due to its thin profile. Of course, they were apprehended.
According to a new report published by the Reuters, Apple's new iPhone will use a bigger 4.6-inch Retina display and should be launched in Q2 this year. An undisclosed industry source has reportedly revealed that Apple has chosen this larger display for its next generation of iPhone and has already initiated the process of ordering the parts from its suppliers. Samsung and LG could be Apple's suppliers since these vendors have been providing mobile parts to Apple for quite some time now.
Yesterday when Apple's CEO was giving details about what the company will do with its $98 billion of funds, he had mentioned that their new iPad has witnessed "record" sales. Now today, an official statement by Apple is out saying that their new iPad which was launched on March 16, has registered a record opening during this weekend and has sold 3 million units (pre-orders are not included). The new iPad is a blockbuster with three million sold the strongest iPad launch yet. Customers are loving the incredible new features of iPad, including the stunning Retina display, and we can't wait to get it into the hands of even more customers around the world this Friday said Philip Schiller, Apple s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.
Apple has announced the latest version of the iPad, which will feature a 9.7-inch Retina Display with a resolution of 2048x1536 pixels (264PPi), a A5X processor with a quad-core GPU, 4G LTE connectivity, 5-Megapixel camera with 1080p video capabilities and new voice dictation facilities. The iPad will come per-loaded with iOS 5.1 and will be available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB variants.
Now that the new iPad is out most people are wondering what kind of firepower Apple has managed to cram into this revolutionary product. Well for that hit the break and read on, we have broken down all the iPad tech specs to their bare minimums.
Apple has reportedly reached out to iOS developers insisting them to use Retina Display resolution (960x640 pixels) screenshots with their apps. It has made it mandatory for them to update their current apps and new apps with higher resolution screens, CultofMac reports. In its current portfolio, only the iPhone 3GS has a lower resolution 320x480 pixels display. Apple had first introduced its Retina display with the iPhone 4 two years ago. Read on...
Will Apple’s next iPad have a high resolution screen? At this point, we hope so. We’ve typed the rumor so many times that our fingers are getting numb from reporting on it. LG’s CEO already confirmed his company is building a Retina Display for the device, we’ve heard Samsung and Sharp are also involved, we’ve seen rumors that it will offer a dual-LED light bar and we most recently reported that LCD builders are already shipping the new screens in volume. Now, DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim says Apple is definitely releasing a high-res iPad. “It’s happening QXGA 2048 x 1536,” Shim told CNET. “Panel production has started. There’s three suppliers.” The big question we’re all wondering is when Apple will launch the device. Several reports suggest Apple will release a lower-priced “iPad mini” before the company launches the iPad 3 during the second quarter of 2012. For our sake, and the sake of our tired fingertips, let’s just hope it happens soon.
Apple is reportedly deciding between two different backlight solutions for the next-generation iPad, DigiTimes said recently. The company is expected to launch a 2048 x 1536-pixel display on the iPad 3, which will require a new backlight solution to maintain the current brightness offered on the iPad 2. As such, the company will need to choose between implementing a single LED light bar solution or using two LED light bars, with one on each side of the display. Sources have indicated to DigiTimes that Apple is leaning towards using a dual-LED light bar design now that manufacturers have created models that don’t consume as much battery life and are more efficient with heat dissipation. The latest reports have suggested that Apple will release a new iPad in March of 2012 with slight upgrades over the current iPad 2 model. A brand new iPad 3 with a 2048 x 1536-pixel Retina Display may not launch until the third quarter of 2012.
Apple plans to launch its fifth-generation iPhone this September, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday. The report contradicts information BGR exclusively reported on Tuesday suggesting that Apple may be aiming to announce and launch its next-generation iPhone in August. Most of the details in Bloomberg’s new piece are in line with countless earlier reports stating the iPhone 5 will launch in September featuring a dual-core A5 processor and an 8-megapixel camera, but one element doesn’t add up. Bloomberg says Apple is currently testing a new version of the iPad with a higher-resolution display. This, of course, is a given. But the report goes on to claim that the resolution on the new iPad Apple is testing is about one-third higher than the current iPad model. At this resolution, Apple would be forcing developers to rebuild the graphics in their apps. The resolution also wouldn’t line up with the Retina Display on Apple’s iPhone 4, which will presumably be used on the iPhone 5 as well.