Items tagged with Retina

Just this past Tuesday, Apple updated two if its high-end PC product lines: the 15-inch MacBook Pro and the 27-inch 5K Retina iMac. The developments surrounding the 5K iMac were perhaps the most interesting, as Apple lopped off $500 off the price of entry for the base model, taking it to a respectable $1,999 (with slightly reduced specs). The ranging-topping model saw its price fall by $200 to $2,299. Now just mere days after Apple made its big price cuts, Best Buy is coming along with an additional price cut of its own. The range-topping model that we mentioned has be reduced to just $2,099 over... Read more...
After a long, long wait, Apple has finally revealed the MacBook. The new MacBook weighs just 2 pounds and is just 13.1mm at its thickest point, making it 24 percent thinner than the current MacBook Air. It features an all-metal enclosure (no more plastic backing for the screen hinge) and an all-new key design for the keyboard — the previous scissor mechanism for the keys has been replaced with a butterfly arrangement that provides a much smoother, more stable typing experience. It also allows for a thinner keyboard design. The keys now have individual LEDs for each key, which allows for a more... Read more...
With its latest iMac, Apple's proven that it's keen on skipping over 4K, instead choosing to settle in at 5K. No one could blame you if you thought the differences between 4K and 5K were minimal, but the reality is, 5K boasts nearly 80% more pixels - it's a matter of 8.29 million vs. 14.7 million. 4K in itself is an impressive resolution, so the amount of real estate that 5K offers is simply incredible. Apple's not the first company out the door with 5K, as Dell announced its own 5K UltraSharp last month. Given that Dell's monitor and the display in this latest iMac happen to both be 27-inch, I... Read more...
Pat yourself on the back if you've been patiently waiting for Apple to refresh its MacBook Pro with Retina display making the leap. Today is that day -- in anticipation of OS X Yosemite, Apple refreshed its MacBook Pro with Retina display line with faster processors, double the memory in entry-level configurations, and a lower price tag for the top-of-the-line 15-inch model. The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display now comes standard with a 2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor (up from 2.4GHz previously), 8GB of DDR3-1600 RAM (up from 4GB of RAM previously), and 128GB of flash-based PCIe... Read more...
Apple is a company that's constantly in motion -- if it's not launching new products, then it's refreshing existing ones and tweaking its lineup. Such is the case at present starting with Apple's decision to snuff out the iPad 2 and replace it with the resurrected iPad 4, which the Cupertino company had discontinued last year. This is a pretty savvy move on Apple's part, as the iPad 4 represents a significant upgrade in hardware and features over the iPad 2, thereby offering consumers a much more compelling product at the $399 price point. That's for the 16GB model with Wi-Fi, though the fourth... Read more...
Although it’s a essentially a footnote to Apple’s big day announcing the iPad Air and the new Mac Pro, Apple has also given its MacBook Pro a goose in the specs department. For starters, the new 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros feature Retina displays, bringing the smaller model up to a resolution of 2560x1600 and the larger one to 2800x1800. The IPS displays also feature 178-degree viewing angles and high contrast ratios. Under the hood, Apple updated these lappies with fourth-generation Intel Core processors (Haswell). On the lowest end, there’s a dual-core Intel Core i5 chip (2.4GHz,... Read more...
According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has an impressive track record with his reports, Apple is going to be unveiling a couple of interesting products in mid-2014 - one MacBook and one iPad. On the MacBook front, a new 12" model will enter the lineup (it's not clear if this will replace the 11" MacBook Air or not) which will feature a clamshell form-factor that is said to be thinner than the current MacBook Air. In addition, thanks to improved yield rates on the retina displays, this MacBook Air may debut for a lower-than-expected price. Kuo notes that this 12' model will be portable... Read more...
The drama surrounding Apple's second generation iPad mini tablet and whether or not it will sport a Retina-class display continues as rumors of a supply shortage come to light. Plan and simple, people working in Apple's supply chain are saying that it's not feasible to introduce an iPad mini with a high resolution display this month. This puts Apple in a bit of a pickle. The Cupertino company could roll out its second generation iPad mini this month as planned and let customers deal with the shortage of devices. Alternately, Apple could forgo a Retina-class display and save that upgrad for another... Read more...
What’s going on with Apple? Earlier this week, a rumor broke that Apple had to push back the release of its 2nd-generation iPad Mini to as late as next year--production allegedly won’t even begin until Q4 2013--and now, it seems that the company will have to push back the release of the iPhone 5S, too. That’s far later than originally expected; at one point, some believed that the iPhone 5S and the much-rumored cheaper iPhone would debut this summer; other estimates had the iPhone 5S pegged as early this autumn. Regardless, the last smartphone that Apple produced, the iPhone 5,... Read more...
When the original iPad Mini was unveiled, the entire tech industry understood one thing: there would eventually be another edition with a Retina display. Given that Apple has shown to be quite fond of pixels on displays, it's really just a matter of time before the iPad Mini joins the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch in Retina-land. According to fresh rumors, that time may be coming soon, and the displays could be provided by a bitter rival. Samsung Display is rumored to be readying a 7.9" display with a native 2048x1536 resolution, not to mention a 9.7" panel with an even slimmer bezel for a redesigned... Read more...
A telltale sign that Apple is about to refresh a product category is when inventory of the current crop of products starts disappearing. So it is with Apple's 13-inch MacBook Air model, the popular lightweight notebook that's out of stock at several major retailers, including Amazon, B&H, MacMall, and J&R's online site. Some of the sites list that it's a temporary shortage, but it may not be a coincidence that the low inventory comes just ahead of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), an annual event that's due to run from June 10-14. If Apple is planning to refresh its MacBook... Read more...
There's been so much hype, speculation, and rumors in regards to the next iPad mini release featuring a Retina-class display that if Apple doesn't include one, there's probably going to be a pretty big backlash, especially in the media. Fortunately for Apple, it's an easy situation to avoid, and according to NPD DisplaySearch, mass production of iPad mini devices with an upgraded Retina display are about to begin. "We should see the start of mass production of panels in June or July," Richard Shim, an analyst at NPD DisplaySearch, told CNET. Shim added that LG Display will be one of the major suppliers... Read more...
It wasn't too long ago that rumblings had Twitter pining for more users to simply use the Web instead of those third-party tools. Tweetbot, TweetDeck, etc. -- those aren't exactly Twitter's favorite things, strangely. Now, the social network has made it super difficult for new third-party clients to operate, thereby forcing users to either rely on a native tool (like the official Twitter iOS app), or the website. Oddly, one official tool (the Twitter app for Mac) was left out in the cold after Apple began to refresh its MacBook displays with Retina capabilities. There were even rumors that the... Read more...
Live by the sword, die by the sword. Apple has taken the path of the courts to settle the hash of its competitors, and now one of its customers is giving the Cupertino company a taste of its own medicine. A fellow named Beau Hodges filed suit against Apple for allowing its customers to buy MacBook Pros with shoddy Retina displays, and it’s possible that the case could become a class-action lawsuit of others that have experienced the problem jump in. The issue pertains to ghosting on the MacBook Pro screens, which can occur with IPS displays after an image is left on the screen for a long... Read more...
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