Yesterday, Apple announced their new line of MacBook Pros. They feature thinner frames, faster processors, better battery life, less (zero) usb ports and a new product Apple calls the Touch Bar. Admittedly not the most clever name for this cool piece of tech, but like most apple product names, it will grow on me. i.e. iPad (Think about how ridiculous that name is).
In simple terms, the Touch Bar is a long, multi-touch surface that adapts to what you’re doing on your MacBook Pro. Using Final Cut? The bar lets you scrub through your timeline for editing. Photoshop has shortcuts, etc, etc. The Touch Bar is sure to make some things we do on MacBooks significantly easier and some things more annoying. Those are the facts. It will be implemented cleverly with 1st party apps, but third part will be hit or miss…in my opinion. But, the Touch Bar isn’t a huge selling point for me. See, I was excited for new MacBook Pros whether or not they had this rumored addition.
I bought my first MacBook Pro in the summer of 2012. Its a 15″ beauty with 250gb of ssd storage and a BEAUTIFUL Retina display. Before this little bundle of magic, I had a Mac Mini (2006) and a 27″ iMac (2010). All great devices, but nothing compared to my MacBook Pro. This Read the rest of this entry
Here are the major takeaways from the latest Apple event.
- iPad Air 2 and iPad mini.
- Air 2 boasts 180x better graphics than the Oginal iPad
- Air 2 is thinner than its predecessor
- Air 2 starts at $499 and Mini 3 starts at $399
- iMac Retina
- Apple calling it their “5K” display
- Starting at $1,099
- Mac Mini
- The long awaited update gets new I/O along with 4th generation processors
- Starting at $499
- Available for download TODAY
Here are some pics from the event (All pictures came from the Verge)
Congrats Dre, you have made it to where no rapper has gone before…BILLIONS. While the deal seems pretty clear – Apple acquires Beats Audio – lets look at what is actually happening. What Apple really bought isn’t the over priced, mediocre, headphones, nope, what Apple actually bought was the Beats name, notoriety, and their streaming service, Beats Music. With music sales down Apple knows the the future of music isn’t in paid downloads, but rather in music streaming services such as Spotify, Groove Shark, and Pandora. Apple seems to be poised for a big couple of months with their acquisition of Beats Audio leading the charge. Will we see a “Beats” tag on the new iPhone? Tune in next week for Apple’s yearly even to find out!
In honor of this wonderful holiday I will eat my weight in delicious blueberry pie. If I don’t return to blog on Monday you know what has happened to me. I have succumbed to the blueberry goodness and have passed on to the next life where I will Indubitably do it all over again on next years pie day. I am a gluten for punishment. Pie punishment
I’m being told that this day is actually meant for the mathematical term “pi”. Disregard what I have said previously.