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Monday, June 11, 2012

A few words about the WWDC keynote

Mac Pro: updated for faster Xeon processors. Still no Thunderbolt or USB 3.0 included.

MacBook Air: Updated to Ivy Bridge CPUs, more RAM memory, more SSD capacity, USB 3.0. The USB ports can accommodate both 2.0 and 3.0 at the appropriate speed when you plug in the appropriate connector.

MacBook Pro with Retina Display: One model available. 15.4” display with 2880 x1800 pixel display. 8Gb of RAM memory standard, configurable up to 16 Gb. Flash storage starts with 256Gb in 2.3 Ghz model, 512Gb in highest priced model, configurable up to 768 Gb of Flash storage.

No hard disk, no built-in SuperDrive. Thin is in.

Ports galore. 3 USB 2.0/3.0 ports, 2 Thunderbolt ports, one SDXC card slot, one HDMI port, one audio out port. Adaptors for Thunderbolt to Gigabyte Ethernet and Thunderbolt to Firewire 800 coming by the end of July. MagSafe 2.0 power port.

Yes, I want one. You want one. Lots and lots of people all over the world want one. Or Two. So you can understand why Apple decided to introduce the MacBook Pro with Retina Display as just one model, the most popular size in their line up.

Considering the demand for the iPhone with Retina Display and the iPad with Retina Display and now the MacBook Pro with Retina Display, maybe the Japanese and Korean factories turning out Retina Displays are taxed at their limits of capacity. So you might have to wait a while for a Retina Display MacBook Pro. Especially during the Winter Holidays this December & Lunar New Year next spring.

MacBook Pro with Standard Display and SuperDrive: Apple intends to sell the 13.3” and 15.4” MacBook Pros with a Standard Display and internal SuperDrives. Apple made no mention of the 17” MacBook Pro. (Apple has pulled the 17” model from the on-line store.)

iMac and Mac Mini: No upgrades at this time. To pull a opinion out of my ear, Apple would have to deal with the increased heat from the graphics circuitry in these space constrained models. I do not doubt they intend to deal with the heat problem in the next 4 years.

In 4 years, all models will have at least 4096 x 4096 displays or the capacity to drive a 4096 x 4096 display.

Mountain Lion:

Apple has narrowed the launch windows to “July”. It will cost you $19.99, but it’s only available from the Mac App Store.


1 comment:

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