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OSX was pretty stable from the word go and while 10.5.1 was a quick fix and 10.5.2 properly addressed most of the unavoidable issues you get following the launch of a new OS, 10.5.3 really should be the update that puts Leopard on course to be 99.99999999% reliable. I am using Windows Vista and still more than a year after it was launched, it doesn't work properly or crashes when various things happen. Hardly suprising that major corporations are beginning to...
Despite the hype surrounding the iPhone and its imminent upgrade to 3G and version 2.0 software, it is still a relatively insignificant driver of profits for Apple at this time. Obviously, the more Apple develops the iPhone, the more critical mass it will gain. Given the momentum that iPhone 1.0 has already achieved, and much to the annoyance and surprise of RIM, Nokia and Samsung, Apple is right to focus on it. But Apple's core MacBook and MacBook Pro line-ups...
One of the principal packaging benefits offered by Centrino 2 is a chipset that runs less hot, reducing the need for extensive cooling components - something which is an issue even in the MBA. Motherboard aside, the other packaging constraint is also the depth of the DVD drive. Incremental reductions in chipset component designs since the current MBP was introduced at the beginning of 2006, means that there is considerable scope for enclosure size reduction. Leaving...
This story tells us nothing that we didn't know already. That doesn't mean it isn't exciting stuff, it sure is. But we need to look behind Piper Jaffray's hype to what is really going on. After forcing many Apple investors to take a bath when the stock tanked in February, Gene Munster is now trying to bid up the price by his second pronouncement in two days about future products. The truth is he knows Jack S**t, just like the rest of us. If Apple suppliers start...
Thanks for putting the thread back on track, Mr H. Sure, the WWDC is going to be about the iPhone 2.0. The growing momentum of this product is certainly very important for Apple. Who knows, we may even see new variants added. But Apple's biggest driver of profit is its notebook line-up. The MacBook Pro line is probably its most important product in terms of both profit per unit sold as well as total volume of sales. Therefore, it is well overdue for a bit of love. What...
Personally, I'm looking forward to the day we can input data into a computer using just our thoughts. If that sounds far fetched the ability to read human brainwaves already exists, e.g. through polygraph testing. An in-between technology could be computers that use an onboard camera to lipread or straightforward voice recognition. As so many pundits have suggested, we're still at the dawn of the IT age not anywhere near the end.
I just don't agree with this comment at all. The full-size keyboard and a 13.3" screen in such a slim package make the MBA an engineering marvel/ technological breakthrough - it proves that ultra-portables do not need a mini 11.1" screen that most of us struggle to read. I'd rather have these features than just about any others. As we well know, Apple thought the same. It decided that reducing the number of ports and omitting a DVD drive was a better compromise than a...
I'm 100% sure a new MacBook Pro will arrive this year. My money is on a June launch.
A month or so ago, I wrote a thread about the new MacBook Pro. It was a case of putting two and two together and making five, based on only limited inside information. I knew that the MacBook Pro was ripe for an update in January and I also knew that Penryn would be the trigger for the new enclosure design to appear. So I assumed that the January update would be the new enclosure. This was delayed due to initial manfacturing problems with Penryn. Although I got the...
Dear DHagan, There is without doubt scope to make the MacBook Pro thinner, but not much thinner. You can lose 2mm on the lid; this a space saving enabled by use of thinner LED screens. There is also scope to reduce the main encolsure by about 3 or 4 mm. To gether these two reductions will allow for an overall reduction of about 4-5 mm. This would create a noticeably smaller and lighter MBP. I have heard that Apple is indeed working on such a machine. MORE INFO ON...
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