The reader on Reddit.com noticed 4 new Apple Laptop (Macbook Pro 2010) SKUs appear in the Microcenter purchasing system today. The 4 laptops are labeled: "Apple System Good-USA", "Mac System #1 Best-USA", "Mac System #2 Best-USA", "Mac System Better-USA."
The 4 SKUs which show up under a search for "Apple Laptops" are likely to correspond to new Macbook or Macbook Pro models range anywhere from $1,799 to $2,299 which fall neatly in line with Apple's existing pricing of laptops.
The submitter of this news went on to state: "This all just showed up in my system at microcenter, with model numbers and price. The week before the macbook came out in november this came up the same way, with a correct model number and price. Looks like we might get new Macbook Pro 2010 tuesday...".
We take this news to point strongly to the release of at least four new Apple Laptops (Macbook Pro 2010) configurations next week.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
The reports from AppleInsider that it has received information that Apple is planning an enhancement to its next-generation of MacBook Pro 2010 that will allow for automatic switching between integrated and discrete GPU (Graphic Processing Unit) based on whichever is the more optimal technology (power consumption vs. performance) at any given time.
Since September 2008, Apple has offered two NVIDIA GPU in its 17" and higher-end 15" MacBook Pro models, one discrete processor and one integrated processor. Users of these machines have been able use the Energy Saver pane in System Preferences to select whether they prefer "better battery life" with the integrated graphics or "higher performance" with the discrete graphics, although switching between the two requires users to log out of their accounts temporarily.
Apple's rumored plans appear to be based on NVIDIA's Optimus technology, which allows for seamless switching between graphics processors based on automatic software settings. NVIDIA reportedly developed the technology in response to a dispute with Intel over NVIDIA's ability to build chipsets for Intel's latest processors, a dispute that has led to NVIDIA exiting the chipset business. NVIDIA's Optimus technology offers computer manufacturers an enticing means to pair NVIDIA's well-regarded discrete graphics processors with integrated processors provided by Intel as part of its chipsets.
Today's report notes that the source is not 100% certain that the change will be made in time to appear in Apple's next-generation MacBook Pro 2010, which is widely expected in the near future. Apple's pressing need for a solution to the situation presented by the Intel-NVIDIA dispute, however, makes it very likely that the technology will be included in the forthcoming models.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
- Intel Core i5/i7 processors
- Up to 8GB of RAM
- 640GB HDD / 256GB SSD
- LED-backlit glossy widescreen standard display with anti-glare option available
- New 8-hour built-in battery
- Express Card/32 slot
- 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 9400M + 9600M Graphic Cards
- Multitouch trackpad
Thursday, February 11, 2010
This video blog about a benchmark on geekbench that was done for the unreleased macbook pro 2010 with intel core i7 620m.
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You can also check Apple for more on this. Here is the link.
Today, Steve Jobs has finally unveiled the Apple's iPad, let's quickly list down the complete list of features that makes the iPad one of the most advanced tablet / eBook reader on the of face of this earth. If you ask me, I was expecting more out of yesterday’s keynotes. Anyways, looks like Apple is going to come back with a bang when the launch the OS 4.0 for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.
You can also check Apple for more on this. Here is the link.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
This is a big news coming to all those unhappy AT&T customers who are on iPhone. Its rumored that along with Apple Tablet (aka iSlate) big launch at next weeks media event, Apple might also announce plans to sell iPhone 4G via Verizon starting June. Peter Misek, analyst of Canaccord Adams has shared this interesting bit of news and Tech Trader Daily has shared this interesting scoop:
I got some fresh details last evening about Apple's Tablet, Apple sees its tablet as a device that will be shared by multiple falimy members - and it might even recognize their faces. AppleInsider shared this interesting piece on info: Reporters Ethan Smith cited numerous sources familiar with the tablet in revealing that Apple intends to focus its tablet on providing content from multiple "old media" business sources, including textbooks, newspapers and television. Apple has reportedly pitched the tablet as a device that can be shared amongst family members and used for reading news and checking e-mail.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
- There will be multitouch gestures OS-wide. (Would make sense for that as the rumored OS for the Apple Tablet is close if not the same as the iPhone)- "A few new ways" to run applications in the background -- multitasking.- Many graphical and User Interface changes to make navigating through the OS vervy easier and more efficient. We haven't had this broken down, but we can only hope for improved notifications, a refreshed homescreen, etc.- The update will supposedly be available for only the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS(iPhone 2G not included), but will "put them ahead in the smartphone market because it will make them more like full-fledged computers" more than any other phone to date. Everyone is "really excited."- The last piece of information is the most vague, but apparently there will be some brand new syncing ability for the contacts and calendar applications.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Apple has just officially the rumored surprise event that is going to be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco on Jan. 27. This special event is by invitation-only and Apple has already sent out the secret invitation card to selected media outlets this morning.
I spoke to a source at Apple this morning, before the invite hit my inbox, who said the event would likely focus on three projects: The tablet device, iPhone 4, and a new round of iLife 2010 software. While we won’t see new iPhone hardware just yet, we will see the next-generation software.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Stéphane Richard next CEO of France Telecom and Orange has apparently confirmed in a radio interview that Apple will be launching Apple Tablet device as has been rumored for later this month. AppAdvice offers a translation of the exchange between Richard and Jean-Pierre Elkabbach of France's Europe 1:
Jean-Pierre Elkabbach (the interviewer) : According to Le Point (a french magazine), your partner Apple will be launching a tablet
Stéphane Richard: Yes.
Jean-Pierre Elkabbach: ... equipped with a webcam.
Stéphane Richard: Yes.
Jean-Pierre Elkabbach: Will Orange customers also be able to enjoy it?
Stéphane Richard: Of course!, they will actually particularly enjoy it because the webcam will allow live video streaming. It's a new take on mobile video-conferencing.
A video of the interview is also available, with the relevant comments beginning at approximately the 6:10 mark.
Richard has been tabbed as the next CEO of France Télécom, a position he will assume when current CEO Didier Lombard retires next year. As of January 1st, 2010, Richard assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer Delegate in preparation for taking the helm of the company.
Apple iSlate Set for 2nd Quarter Launch With Aluminum Case?
Reports from Reuters on information from Apple's supply chain indicating that touchscreens for the company's rumored tablet device are in manufacturing and that production of the device's case, which is reportedly aluminum, will begin next month. The beginning of mass production of components for the device suggests that it is likely to launch in the 2nd quarter of this year.
Suppliers for Apple's new tablet computer have begun shipping touchscreen panels and will start delivering aluminum case for it next month, sources said, implying a 2nd-quarter product launch.
AVY Precision Technology Inc, a Taiwanese manufacturer of covers for electronic products, will begin production of the cases in February 2010, two sources familiar with the situation said on Friday.
TPK Solutions, an unlisted touch screen panel maker also based in Taiwan will also supply panels for the product, a 3rd source said, on top of those already being manufactured by another Taiwan company, Wintek Corp.
The claims follow relatively recent reports that Apple will begin mass production of the tablet next month with availability planed for March or April. Another report just days ago from The Wall Street Journal pointed to a March launch for the tablet, with two different material casings reportedly under consideration. The latest report, however, suggests that Apple has settled on an aluminum case for the device.
Claims of touchscreen suppliers for the tablet have been muddled over the past few months, with early reports that Wintek had been awarded the contract called into question that Foxconn subsidiary Innolux could be tapped for the screens.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
To be taken with a grain of salt: Apple’s long-time-rumored Apple tablet (iSlate) will arrive at market early next month and will feature a 10.6 inchs panel designed with ebooks in mind. This according to the occasionally accurate DigiTimes.
“Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) will be the manufacturing partner for iSlate from Apple, according to market sources,” the publication claims.
“The sources indicated they believe the iSlate features will focus more on ebook functionality more than music, and that based on Apple’s marketing strategy, long battery life, fast Internet connectivity and an easy to use user interface will be key features of the device.”
Although some of you might not wait for the latest developments on Google Nexus One date, these sources confirmed that iSlate (nearest inevitably still unconfirmed name again on the tablet from Apple) will be its main no message on January 26 as planned, but 27 or January 28 with her expectation that all our questions on a large "tablet" will put to rest.
According to mac4ever: Developers had been given an iPhone OS 4 SDK which includes a “simulator” for reformatting / scaling applications to a new, tablet-sized screen – Obviously, for beta testing purposes to make app’s compatible with the bigger resolution of the new tablet – and other purposes as well.
WSJ also said that ‘Cupertino tablet a.k.a iSlate’ will be presented to the ‘10-11 inches size’, estimated from the ears of a 7-inch" and is ready to send this March for $ 1,000. Hmm? Its sources also indicate that the new tablet could "Municipality way users interact with rich content" - as if something new to our ears? If we proceed according to two patented technologies Apple has been promising for their islation then it is probably more so this tablet can bring new interactivity for users, 'coz in fact it is (it departed intuition). You can read the entire statement WSJ is here (note that you must subscribe first breath all their juice)
That’s it for the official headstart – Now here’s the bomb! I know on our last ‘iSlate Specs’ post we only tackled a very minute percentage about what’s the full specs of the new tablet. Today, recent leaks suggest that they have full specifications of the iSlate.
But grr, a fakey. Just by looking at the texture of this so-called ‘Apple islate document scanned paper send to an email of a phonearena diddlers’ you can judge that its dubious – But hey, we are posting this for the avid enthusiast to criticize this one. So let’s bring it now, shall we?
It is obvious that this so called rumor glasses was made to stir the funny bone of geeks, while the official specs leak out. Funny thing though, is how PhoneArena Tipster treat this "day" for real glasses (as shown to me) and Woh, even if they have time to put a watermark on it? Bravo!
Anyway, we'll keep you guys posted if I ever will be another new "rumor in town for the Apple Tablet, I hope what is our next tickle even more. I will stay with the official statement.
Monday, January 4, 2010
What would a 10" Apple iSlate look like? I am sure that nobody can say at the moment. We will wait until 26th of this month(January 2010), for Apple announce the magic called the iSlate (iGuide). Last week, Matt Buchanan of Gizmodo pulled together an exhaustive guide to Apple tablet rumors, an awesome article covering every rumor surrounding the iSlate. According to Matt iSlate will cost about $800 and will be announce on 26th January 2010, but did not release to store until March or even to keep April.
I also tried to saving a little iSlate/iTablet concept pictures every time, if I'm going to see on the web. In this regard, if I pull'em em together and share 'em with you all . So, here's it . Enjoy!!
Friday, January 1, 2010
While we generally avoid purely speculative piece here on MacRumors, John Gruber posted a very interesting opinion piece on what need or void the Apple Tablet can be filled. Gruber acknowledges that it is not based on knowledge, but it is clear that a draft describes tablet in the works and a "cone of silence" to all persons involved in the project.
Exactly what purpose or role of an Apple tablet will fill a legitimate question is raised repeatedly. Since another tablets company’s which has so far not commercially that, what could Apple bring to the table that will make them success?, Steve Jobs himself has asked what is good for other than web surfing in the bathroom.
Gruber believes the upcoming Apple Tablet will replace the low end of Apple's portable computer market which is currently held by the MacBook and instead focus on some core functionality and do it well.
And so in answer to my central question, regarding why buy The Tablet if you already have an iPhone and a MacBook, my best guess is that ultimately, The Tablet is something you’ll buy instead of a MacBook.
Like all Apple products, The Tablet will do less than we expect but the things it does do, it will do insanely well. It will offer a fraction of the functionality of a MacBook — but that fraction will be way more fun.
Apple clearly has the capacity to reinvent a product category as are the MP3 player (iPod) and mobile (iPhone), and people certainly hope that will be capable of the same thing with the tablet to do. Much of the differentiation of these products have been produced with the software, we agree with Gruber that the Tablet operating system and can not simply be a bare iPhone OS Mac OS or be reduced.
One common prediction I disagree with is that The Tablet will simply be more or less an iPod Touch with a much bigger display. But in the same way that it made no sense for Apple to design the iPhone OS to run Mac software, it makes little sense for a device with a 7-inch (let alone larger) display to run software designed for a 3.5-inch display.
Exactly how that will be accomplished, of course, is the big secret.
Apple is rumored to be launching their Tablet in 2010 and Steve Jobs has been described as being extremely happy with the upcoming device.