A whole bunch of exciting new developments are coming from Apple's WWDC 2012 event right now, most notably its MacBook Pro refresh. The company's flagship notebook is getting fully revamped with a slimmer body of only 0.7-inches thin. And in order to fit everything on there, you can expect other items to be slimmed down as well, including the MagSafe connector.
In addition to the refreshed MacBook Airs, Apple has also unveiled the next-generation of the MacBook Pro. It’s a 15.4-inch model with a Retina display, with a resolution of 2880 x 1800 and a pixel density of 220PPI. In addition, it’s thinner and lighter than the current MacBook Pros, coming in a 0.71-inches thick and weighing 4.46 pounds. Apple say it’s 25% thinner than the current MacBook Pros, and almost as thin as the MacBook Air.
Apple's annual WWDC event has finally started this morning and we are ready for plenty of exciting news, and I'm sure we aren't alone here either. Right off the bat Apple's Phil Schiller has jumped straight into the Macbook Pro lineup. Confirming they have plenty of new stuff to show everyone.
Apple's annual developer event may kick off in just a few hours time but the rumor machine has been busy for months, churning out delicious chunks of speculation and hype. A new line of slinky MacBook Pro notebooks, blistering Mac Pro desktops, great swathes of iOS 6 and even a fresh iPhone have all been tipped for the opening WWDC 2012 keynote, each with their retinue of rumor and counter-rumor. As Tim Cook's moment on stage approaches, though, it's looking more and more possible that we've built ourselves up for more disappointment.
An Apple TV SDK allowing third-party developers to create official software for the set-top box is tipped to be on the agenda for WWDC 2012 next week, putting apps on your big-screen TV. The new developer toolkit, reported by BGR's source, would presumably open the door to the App Store on the Apple TV, something long requested by owners.
The folks at Apple have once again pushed out a patent for a device they've never before suggested they'd go through with, this time an "iPen" complete with haptic feedback and a speaker. This device has been discovered by Patently Apple will likely never see the light of day, but was indeed filed by inventors Aleksandar Pance and Omar Leung for Apple back in the fourth quarter of 2010 and was published by the US Patent and Trademark Office today. Have a peek at what might have been - or what may be in the near future.
Samsung's advertising team is at it again, this time coming up with some would-be virals pushing the company's memory, but already the firm finds itself at the point end of Apple-bashing accusations. The trio of clips focus on the frustrations caused by memory bottlenecks: freezing, batteries draining in short order, and persistent loading balls. It's the latter, though, that has market watchers questioning who, exactly, Samsung's target is.
Google co-founder Sergey Brin has criticized coverage of his "internet freedom" comments, taking to Google+ to clarify his position on Apple, Facebook and the threat of government web censorship. "My thoughts got particularly distorted in the secondary coverage in a way that distracts from my central tenets" Brin wrote on the social networking site, going on to praise Apple and Facebook after having initially expressed concerns about their closed digital ecosystems.
While those across the United States and Europe have had their hands on the new iPad for quite some time, Apple doesn’t have enough magic to be able to launch the tablet worldwide. Today the company has announced that the new iPad will be available in 21 additional countries starting from April 20th and continuing over the coming weeks.