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Thanks for putting me right on that. Yes, 264 dpi would be a thoroughly worthwhile improvement over 132. If it's already doable, maybe Apple is looking at a resolution higher than 264, which is why it has experienced problems?Yes, obviously. This discussion makes me wonder when regular 13"-15" Apple laptops will get hi res screens with an equivalent resolution?
This is a very sensible, intelligent comment. Let's not forget that the iPhone's success is due in no small part to its touch screen technology. Before it came along, there were no touch screen devices. Now everyone is using them. At the moment the screen resolution on an Amazon Kindle is around 300 dpi, which makes it very good for reading books and better than the iPad 2. The 80 dpi resolution of the iPad 1 and 2 is okay for most things, but even without the better...
This is the IPhone I hoped the 4S would be. I love the large 4.5" screen. I like the thinness and teardrop shape, which seems like it'll be a trend that follows in in the slipstream of the latest MacBook Air. Overall, it looks light and handy. But why release it when the iPhone 4 is still doing so well? The 4S is a respectable bump, but this new design is the next generation. I am keeping with my IPhone 4 for the time being. Should this or something like this...
I can't make up my mind about yesterday's new IPhone launch. On one hand, I am actually quite relieved by the iPhone 4S's relatively lacklustre update. Apple has been on such a breakneck course of new product launches since 2007, you couldn't help wondering how long they could keep it up. Everyone at Cupertino has been working at 100% capacity for some time. Those that fall by the wayside get fired; those who succeed get promoted. Without some kind of regular update...
The debate about whether Apple will launch only a 4s model, or a 4S model plus a 5 is interesting. I don't think Apple can get away with only releasing a mild upgrade to the existing design. As someone who has bought every successive iPhone model, I wouldn't change handsets unless the cost was negligible. There is pent-up demand for a new iPhone handset, not only because the changeover is three months overdue but also because of the antenna issues of last year. They...
Getting back on topic, guys... I see this MacBook Pro refresh as somewhat futile. For many users, the latest MacBook Air is sufficient, apart from the fact that SSD disk size is limited to 256 GB. This machine effectively makes the 13" MacBook Pro redundant. Moreover, everybody is now anticipating Ivy Bridge and a new enclosure design for the 15" and 17" MBP models. Many buyers will simply wait. It looks almost certain as if a 15" MacBook Air will get quad core...
Steve Jobs leaving Apple fills me with an intense and brooding sense of impending loss. No man who has so brilliantly led and built such an amazing business leaves it unless he has to. I don't want to suggest what Steve's departure from Apple signifies, i only wish it wasn't so. Since returning to Apple, Steve has set out to build a company that was bigger than any individual person in it, including himself. The top team is probably the strongest of any global top...
I was someone who would have bought a new macBook Air but didn't because i needed a larger hard drive capacity than 256 GB offered by its SSD drive. i wonder how long it'll be before Airs are available with 512 GB drives? Any chance that Apple will increase SSD capacities before next refresh?
I am interested to see how current MacBook Pro sales are holding out after the intro of the revised Air. My thoughts are that if sales have softened, then Apple will into due a new MBP enclosure design sooner rather than later, i.e. it won't wait for Ivy Bridge. That said, I wonder if the real bottleneck to a new MBP launch isn't the processor, but SSD pricing. Assuming that Apple maintains two different computer lines, Air and Pro, and both junk the DVD drive, how it...
[@Marvin Thanks for that. Interesting and informative. When do you think a 500 Gb SSD will be a BTO option for the MBA?
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