Come Monday morning, or whenever he gets back to his 1 Infinite Loop studio in Cupertino, California, I suspect Apple senior vice president of design will be in for a bit of good natured ribbing. To whit he could reply, whilst looking condescendingly down his nose, “That’s, Sir Jonny, to you, peasant.”
Category: Macbook Pro
Back in the late ’90s, docking a portable to a keyboard, mouse and display was a pretty slick move. Does anyone still want any such thing in the age of wireless everything? Color me skeptical, but chipzilla’s developing a Thunderbolt-based docking system nonetheless.
This is ground that Apple’s covered before, having offered a MagSafe replacement program back in 2008. This time around some lawyers felt the need to go class action to get the same result, which gets them paid and user, well, a replacement program from Apple. Did I mention the lawyers get paid?
What’s the best antidote to a minor and generally unsatisfying refresh? What we really, really want and in fact need is a full on, stem to stern makeover, which seems to be in the cards. But are you ready to go without spinning platters for storage?
We’ve been hearing rumors of an imminent refresh and now it’s here. We have modest processor speed increases, larger hard drives and better graphics. However, Apple didn’t give every model the same tweaks, so step inside for the details and there are plenty. But, no, the MacBook Air remains untouched.
The US Senate has passed a bill that would sanction China for manipulating its currency and the Obama Administration approved a deal to upgrade Taiwan’s aging F-16 fighters — what the heck do these things have to do with a MacBook Pro’s Aluminum unibody enclosure? Perhaps nothing, perhaps everything.
From 2007 through 2010, the mothership gave us new iPhones in the June/July timeframe. This year we’ve gotten none to date, but one is expected sometime next month. Likewise, in most years, Apple will update its MacBook Pro once, but there are exceptions to this rule of thumb and we might be getting one of those pleasant anomalies soon.
Scissors cut the paper and the iPad stands alone. There’s no better marketing than the creative and effective use of your own products, and the mothership’s doubled down on its own dog food with the Apple Store 2.0 rollout.
The promise has been made many times, but 45 years after the advent of the personal computer still cabling remains a real and persistent issue. Whereas USB’s inability to daisy chain and FireWire’s licensing terms crippled their chances, a newly launched challenger could succeed where those standards failed.
When COO Tim Cook said he is confident that the company can meet demand going forward, this is undoubtedly a large part of that confidence. Thereupon, Apple spent nearly 60 percent more in fiscal Q2 than it did in it holiday fiscal Q2 — Japan quake-related parts issues aren’t going to be an issue and here’s the reason.