Apple announces 27-inch iMac with Retina display, 5,120-by-2,880 pixel resolution
Apple announces 27-inch iMac with Retina display, 5,120-by-2,880 pixel resolution: "Compared to a 4K display, Retina 5K has 67 percent more pixels, or seven times the pixels of a normal HD display. The pixel-dense panel is shoehorned into a chassis that is only 5mm thick at its thinnest edge. "
Lookin' good iMac.
Labels: AAPL, mac, mac os x
Oscar winner Christian Bale to play Steve Jobs in upcoming biopic
Oscar winner Christian Bale to play Steve Jobs in upcoming biopic: "Sony's high-profile biopic of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs will have plenty of award winning pedigree behind it, as Oscar winning actor Christian Bale will reportedly play the lead on the project, which also features an Academy Award winning director and screenwriter."
Interesting choice. I liked Ashton Kutcher.
Labels: steve jobs, steve jobs movie
Surging Mac sales put Apple among top five global PC vendors for first time, IDC says
Surging Mac sales put Apple among top five global PC vendors for first time, IDC says: "Mac shipments were up an estimated 8.9 percent in the third quarter of calendar 2014, IDC reported on Wednesday, to nearly 5 million total units. That was enough to overtake Asus and place Apple in the No. 5 position with a 6.3 percent share of the total worldwide market."
That's what I like to hear! Mac forever.
Labels: mac, mac os x
Apple's Macs rack up more than 1/4 of back-to-school PC sales in 2014
Apple's Macs rack up more than 1/4 of back-to-school PC sales in 2014: "The Mac's share of the lucrative back-to-school shopping season continued its upward trajectory this year, as data released on Wednesday indicates that some 26.8 percent of the personal computers sold in the U.S. between Independence Day and Labor Day bore Apple's logo."
Yay for us! Goods news!
As iPhone 6 units are smuggled in 'Twinkie boxes,' Chinese government says regulatory approval coming soon
As iPhone 6 units are smuggled in 'Twinkie boxes,' Chinese government says regulatory approval coming soon: "Currently, the iPhone 6 is selling for about $1,900, while the iPhone 6 Plus is said to be going for around $3,250 U.S. The most popular colors are gold and space grey, which according to Yoon are commanding up to a $500 premium in unauthorized sales."
A fun little story.
Labels: android vs. ios
First iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus teardowns reveal high-capacity batteries, reworked innards
First iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus teardowns reveal high-capacity batteries, reworked innards: "Apple's new A8 SoC is easily spotted just above the phone's nano-SIM reader, while a Hynix NAND flash module resides on the flip side. Other notables include Qualcomm's MDM9625M LTE-Advanced modem with support for carrier aggregation, two baseband chips from Avago, Triquint amps and silicon from usual players Skyworks and Broadcom."
Who can repair these things? iFixit?
Labels: iphone 6, iphone big screen
Tim Cook visits Palo Alto Apple Store for iPhone 6 launch as Angela Ahrendts welcomes Sydney | 9to5Mac
Tim Cook visits Palo Alto Apple Store for iPhone 6 launch as Angela Ahrendts welcomes Sydney | 9to5Mac: "Apple CEO Tim Cook has been spotted at the company’s local Apple Store in Palo Alto, California, to be a part of the crowd and watch the new iPhone debut. Cook reportedly joked with the crowd saying he got the new iPhone several months ago. As evident by Twitter, the Apple CEO has shared in the excitement by taking selfies with the crowd."
He walks among the common man.
9to5Mac: Apple iPhone, Mac and iPad News Breaking All Day
9to5Mac: Apple iPhone, Mac and iPad News Breaking All Day: "Ars Technica has done some field tests using an iPhone 4s running iOS 8. Although the operating system runs decently, there are definitely some drawbacks that might stop iPhone 4s users from hitting update right away."
The real question is how much the working set for the OS has increased which will impact all 3rd party applications in unexpected ways.
Panasonic’s Lumix CM1 stuffs a 1-inch sensor into an Android-powered smartphone | 9to5Google
Panasonic’s Lumix CM1 stuffs a 1-inch sensor into an Android-powered smartphone | 9to5Google: "Perhaps taking a play out of Samsung’s playbook, Panasonic has announced its new Lumix CM1, a device that comes off as a point-and-shoot camera that also happens be a smartphone. Referred to as a ‘connected camera,’ this hybrid gizmo features a 1-inch MOS sensor capable of capturing 4K video and 20-megapixel still shots."
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