Sunday, February 24, 2013

Friday, January 4, 2013

CES is upon us



Tomorrow is the start of the avalanche of consumer tech news. you can stay informed at these following sites:

TheVerge

Engadget




Tuesday, October 23, 2012

iPad mini or iPod Touch Big?

4th generation iPad? already?
-A6X chip 2x faster than the A5X, and doubles graphic performance
-10 hour battery
-updated camera
-LTE
-Sprint is getting the iPad
-Lightning connection
-faster wifi
-SD card reader Lightning adapter
-$499 base model still
-$629 for wifi+cellular

iPad mini
-key feature...hold it with one hand?... Steve would not be pleased...
-7.2 mm thin, .68 lbs
-two colors- black and white
-7.9" display 1024x768 same as the iPad 9.7
- 275+apps work on the new iPad. whats say you Android!
* comparing the iPad mini to the Nexus 7, how dare you, Phil!... but well played.
-A5 chip, LTE, HD facetime, (5mp) camera around the back
-Lightning connector
-10 hour battery life
-smart covers
Pricing
-16GB $329
-$459 with celular
-preorders start Friday and ship Nov 2nd

Apple's new announcements!

Phil Schiller announced

13 inch retina display mac book pro (re-design)
-4,096,000pixels!
-FaceTime HD camera, dual mics, stereo speakers.
-up to 768GB SSD storage
-...Mountain Lion
-starts at 8 gb of ram, 128 SSD, 2.5GHz CPU and $1699
-Ships today!

Mac Mini
-Thunderbolt refresh?! that was fast...
-$599
-$999 server
-ships today

iMac (re-design)
-super thin display...show stopper, edge is 5mm thin
-80% thinner than the older version
-friction stir welding?
-compared to the old iMac it is quite futuristic
-45% thinner display
-27" ( 2560 x 1440) and 21.5" (1920 x 1080) fully laminated
-improved camera and sound
-up to three TB of storage
I/O
-Four USB 3 ports
-2 thunderbolt
Storage (SSD+HDD)
-Fusion Drive combines SSD for apps and HDD for storage...combined!
-starts at $1299 for 21.5" ships in Nov, $1799 for 27" ships in Dec.

Impressive


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

iPhone 5 announced!...

and yep its the leaked one...


glass and aluminum construction

18% thinner 7.6mm, 20% lighter 112 grams

4 inch display 1136x 640, 16:9 aspect ratio, Retina

extra screen space, extra row of icons

automatically resizes apps

touch sensors are directly in the screen/ improves accuracy

LTE! finally single chip/radio and dynamic antenna -> better battery

Sprint, Verizon, AT&T support

WIFI improvements 2.4 and 5g 802.11 a/b/g/n up to 150 Mbps

A6 processor 2 faster CPU and graphics

Camera: 40% smaller, features panorama

Backside illuminated sensor for facetime HD/face detection/720p

3 microphones/ noise canceling

Lightning connector/ all digital, 8 signal design, improved durability, reversible, 80% smaller. ( dont worry there will be adapters)

iOS 6:
maps- search POIs, over 100 million points of interest
 turn by turn directions

3D flyover, two fingers tilt the camera

Notification center improvements: tweet or post to facebook...

Safari: fullscreen mode, syncs with desktop Safari

Passbook: works from the lockscreen

Photostream

Siri: can post to facebook...oh jeez

available in black and white

Pricing: 16g/32/64 199/299/399

preorder: Sept 14th

Thanks, TheVerge, Engadget










Apple's outrageous earnings/stats


7 million Mountain Lion downloads

MACS: 27% of PC market

17 million iPads sold April-June

84 million iPads sold to date/ 68% of tablet market

250,000 specific iPad apps

400 million iOS devices sold to date

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

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