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what’s new for the MacBook Pro in 2016

Published on July 28, 2016 by in Apple

MacBook Pro 2016 01MacBook Pro has been a great invention by Apple Inc. Now it is time for an update to the “oh-so” famous Retina MacBook Pro. The next generation is on its way. And with it being on way…we all are super curious to know as much as we can about it so that we can decide whether it is a perfect pick to make or not. So here are all the rumors and specs which we have heard about till yet. As for when this next version of MacBook Pro will release; it is suspected in the second half of 2016. Yes, you heard it right! Keep your fingers crossed, as it might be just too near to grab now. However, the iPhone 7 is probably going to release first.

 

Beginning with the display of the MacBook Pro; we have not experienced much change in it over a long time. The original 13 inch MacBook Pro was turned into a 15 inch one in March 2015. So can we expect an enlargement in the screen again this year? Well, the rumors make us believe that it is so not happening. The makers of the next generation of MacBook Pro are planning to bring in serious changes in the processors and system of the MacBook Pro and not just the interface.

New MacBook Pro 2016

Rumors have it that MacBook Pro 2016 will come with a detachable touch screen. Sounds great, right? Moreover, there are immense gossips that the OLED display will be taking the place of MacBook Pro function keys this year. And just like we have heard in the rumor list of iPhone 7-the headphone jack is likely going to disappear from the MacBook Pro 2016 version as well. So you never know that the 3.5mm headphone jack dies in the MacBook Pro as well.

MacBook Pro 2016 will be the next generation of the Apple professional notebook and it will certainly proof itself. The price however is going upwards as it is rumored that this upgraded version of MacBook Pro is going to cost you $1,264 or a bit more. So the next question that pops into your mind might be this; is it going to be worth so much money?

2016 MacBook Pro

Apple needs to pull off something great about its processors as Dell and Microsoft have upgraded immensely. This is why; the rumors have it that Skylake is probably going to be instilled in the 2016 version of MacBook Pro. How is it going to help? The speed will be improved massively and battery life will be more enjoyable as well. It also promises to deliver high speed in data transferring.

So yes, MacBook Pro 2016 is not only going to be smarter but is definitely going to be much more productive as well. People who already use MacBook Pro will certainly love to upgrade to this one. This is definitely the best bet for all the Apple lovers. Don’t miss out on this one at all guys!

 
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13″ Apple MacBook Pro is now less expensive

Published on February 13, 2013 by in Apple, Mac, News

After Apple posted a decline in sales for their Macs during the Q4 2012, they decide to do a price reduction on the 13″ MacBook Pro.  So now the Apples 13 inch MacBook Pro laptop with retina is $200 less, you read that right… $200 less!

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Price reduction on the MacBook Pro

 

– The base version of the MacBook Pro with retina display will be priced at $1,499- The 13″ MacBook Air laptop with 256GB of flash memory is now $1,299

– Introduction of the new  2.6Ghz CPU with 256GB flash memory version and priced at $1,699

– The 15-inch MacBook Pro now comes with a 2.4Ghz quad-core CPU with an option for a 2.7Ghz quad-core CPU and 16GB of memory.

 

 

 
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Top 10 Apple gifts – a last-minute buyer’s guide to Christmas morning

Published on December 22, 2012 by in Apple, iPad, iPhone, Mac

“‘Twas the weekend before Christmas/and all through the stores/the shoppers were panicking/what do Apple fans adore?”  If you’re sweating the last few purchases for the Mac and iOS lovers on your Christmas list, we’re here to help. (Of course, we can’t help but think you should’ve been doing all this a bit sooner, but that’s another story…)  So without further ado, we present our Top Ten last-minute Apple gifts list for Christmas 2012.

1. iPod Shuffle – At only $49, this half-ounce wonder is just about the perfect stocking stuffer for anybody on   your list.  It holds 2GB of   music, supports multiple playlists, podcasts, audiobooks and Apple’s VoiceOver technology.  Choose from 8 brilliant colors to suit any taste. iPod shuffle holds hundreds of songs and gives up to 15 hours of playback time from a full charge.

2. iPod classic – This is the best fix for serious music junkies.  The iPod classic is 160GB of anodized aluminum and polished stainless steel, with a 2.5-inch screen and up to 36 hours of battery life on a full charge.  $249 buys the ability to take your entire media library with you wherever you go – up to 40,000 songs, 200 hours of video, 25,000 photos, or any combination of the above.  It also supports Genius mixes and multiple playlists.

 

 

3. iPod Touch – This is the best gift to give to someone who wants a pocket-sized iDevice, but doesn’t really want to make the financial commitment to an iPhone.  Also made of anodized aluminum, iPod touch comes in 5 vivid colors that are bonded right to the metal, and in a choice of 32GB ($299) or 64GB ($399). Both models also boast a 4-inch Retina display and 5-megapixel iSight camera. Facebook and Twitter have been integrated into iOS 6, and Siri comes to iPod touch for the first time with this model.

 

 

 4. iPad mini – This is Apple’s newest iOS device.  It’s pencil-thin, weighs just over half a pound, and handles all of your apps and media with the greatest of ease.  Want to surf the web? Safari has you covered.  Rather read a comic book? There’s an app for that.  Think you’ll play a game instead?  The App Store is your playground. The 7.9-inch screen is big and bright enough to show you everything you’re looking for, but small enough to fit into a purse, backpack or messenger bag.

 

 

5. MacBook Pro (15-inch, non-retina) – Call me just a little bit old-fashioned, but I’m not quite ready to let go of optical drives – or the ability upgrade your own RAM.  The 15-inch MacBook Pro offers users the best Mac OS X experience, along with the ability to be portable at a moment’s notice.  Firewire 800, Thunderbolt and USB 3 ports mean that your notebook should talk to just about anything you can introduce it to.  It also reads SD cards up to 64GB.  Max it out at 8GB of RAM and a 1TB internal hard drive, and you’ll have everything you need to be productive for a good while – at least until Apple releases its next sexy beast of a notebook! 

 

 6. AppleCare Protection Plan – The very best one-size-fits-all accessory for any piece of Apple gear is the AppleCare Protection Plan.  When purchased at the same time as your new hardware, it provides 3 years of global hardware and software support (2 years for iOS devices), both in person at the Genius Bar as well as over the phone with trained technical professionals.  What that means is direct access to Apple experts for questions on a wide range of Mac topics, including using OS X, iLife, and connecting to printers and AirPort networks. Prices for the protection plan range from $29 to $349, depending on the particular piece of hardware you’re covering.

 

7. iTunes Gift Cards – Of everything on my list, this is the biggest no-brainer of the lot.  It’s the best all-around stocking stuffer for anyone who has just about any kind of Apple hardware, and your lucky recipient is sure to love what they eventually purchase with it.  Best of all, it never expires or goes out of style.  What’s also lovely about these little guys is that you can buy them practically anywhere (which these days can even mean your local gas station) and they work for anything in any of Apple’s app stores. 

 

8. Apple EarPods w/Remote and Mic – It used to be that if you wanted to get decent earbuds for your iDevice, you either had to cough up $79 for Apple’s in-ear headphones, or try to navigate the zillions of different 3rd-party options available at every electronics store and mega-mart from here to Timbuktu.  Now, with the release of iPhone 5 and the new iPod touch, Apple has stepped up its headphone game while dropping the price at the same time.  EarPods are less than half the price of the alternative to the original ubiquitous white earphones, but still have better customer ratings at Apple’s online store.

 

9. iFlash Dual USB (3 Amp) car charger (USB-to-microUSB cables included) – This is the first 3rd-party hardware to be included on our list.  It’s not something that you’re going to need right on Christmas morning, the hot second you unwrap your new shinies from Apple, but it’s something you’re going to want to order from Amazon pretty quickly.  $11 buys an amazing amount of peace of mind for families with multiple mobile devices and want to travel without worrying about batteries dying.  This unobtrusive little dual-USB car charger will top up both tablets and phones, and comes with 2 USB-to-microUSB cables.

10. iCade –  For those who remember a time when video games were fed with quarters and played in public, we offer this nifty trip in the WayBack Machine.  iCade started its life as a ThinkGeek April Fools’ gag, but there was such an overwhelming demand that the retailer actually partnered with a manufacturer to make it a reality.  Pick up the free Atari’s Greatest Hits app from the App Store to get Missile Command for free; the rest of the retro games in the bundle can be had via in-app purchase for $9.99.  Then all that’s left is to slip on your Vans, crank some Journey on the radio and get your old-school game on!

 
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Apple Product Announcement Roundup: iPad mini, New 13-inch MacBook Pro, Mac mini, iMac

Published on October 23, 2012 by in Apple, iPad, Mac, News

In case you managed to ignore most of the Internet this morning (or this afternoon if you are on the East Coast), Apple, after much speculation over the last few months has released the smaller version of its iOS 6-running tablet, aptly named the iPad mini.

But the iPad Mini was not the only exciting product revealed on Tuesday in San Jose — Apple also let fly a 13-inch Retina Display MacBook Pro, a gorgeous new, impossibly thin iMac, and a refreshed Mac mini.

iPad mini

Spinning an iPad 2 to show the new iPad mini hiding coyly behind it’s bigger brother, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Hardware Phil Schiller unveiled the eBook reader-sized tablet, sending a life-threatening shockwave through the hearts of small tablet makers like Amazon, Samsung, and Google.

The iPad mini will come in White/Silver and Black/Slate, pairing nicely with the iPhone 5, released just a few weeks ago to rave reviews. As with the full-sized iPad, the iPad mini has a Wi-Fi-only option as well as a Wi-Fi plus cellular option.

The iPad mini weighs in at a nearly fictional 0.68 pounds and measures 7.87 inches tall and 5.3 inches wide with a 7.9-inch diagonal display at 1024 x 768 resolution.

Storage options include 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB. The iPad mini features Apple’s A5 chip, a front-side 720p HD FaceTime camera, a back-side 5MP camera that records video in 1080p, and the new Lightning connector.

If you’re planning on purchasing an iPad mini, check out Apple’s comparison chart:

[Check out all the tech specs.]

iMac

With the major focus of Tuesday’s event being the iPad mini, the introduction of the latest version of the iMac lineup may have been slightly underwhelming. That, however, should not be the case. The new iMac is every bit as impressive in terms of engineering and build quality. And if you are even remotely in the market for a desktop computing solution, Apple just released the best option.

The iMac still comes in its traditional 21.5-inch and 27-inch display sizes, but both have been significantly whittled down to an amazingly thin machine, boasting 40% less volume than its predecessor. Of course the iMac comes in a variety of configurations, including Apple’s new storage and speed solution, Fusion Drive, which combines the speed of a flash storage drive with the capacity of a hard disk drive.

Fusion Drive automatically and intelligently manages your data so that frequently used apps, documents, photos, and other files stay on the faster flash storage, while infrequently used items move to the hard drive. You’ll enjoy shorter boot times, and as the system learns how you work, you’ll experience faster application launches and quicker file access.

The 21.5-inch model starts at $1299 and will be available some time in November, while the 27-inch will start at $1799 and be available some time in December.

[Check out all the tech specs.]

13-inch Retina Display MacBook Pro

Apple’s notebook lineup also saw a major refresh when the 13-inch MacBook Pro with a Retina Display was announced. With a resolution of 2560 x 1600, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro boasts 227 pixels per inch. At a $1699 starting price, the upscale technology, wrapped in a thinner, lighter machine body makes high-quality, professional-level computing extremely accessible.

[Check out all the tech specs.]

Mac mini

The most under-stated, though equally interesting, announcement of the day came when Phil Schiller previewed the refreshed Mac mini. The updated tech specs for the Mac mini include the 2.5GHz dual-core Intel i5 chip, a 500GB hard disk drive, and 4GB of onboard memory — all starting at just $599.

[Check out all the tech specs.]

 
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