Last year was a big year for MacBooks, but Apple did not decide to stop there as they announced a new 17-inch MacBook Pro which is named the “world’s thinnest and lightest 17-inch notebook” at just 0.98-inches thick. We are happy to announce that the resolution is 1920 x with a 700:1 contrast ratio that is 60-percent greater color gamut.
Phill moved from speaking about iLife 09 to talking about how the presentation what is being showed was created with iWork 09. One of the new additions will allow users to expand possibilities with effects some of which look like apple commercials.
Today at the last MacWorld expo Phil Schiller started off with details on the newest installment of iLive, iLive 09. The first portion that was announced is the addition of more “events” in iPhoto such as Faces. This feature uses face recognition to identify people in photos and then pick that particular person out of photos in your album. You can also create an auto-corkboard of people in which you can then tag people to identify who they are. From there you can confirm the different people that Faces finds for you.
Macworld is just around the corner, and so is CES 2009 . You'll not be surprised to hear, then, that the SlashGear team is getting ready to attend both events, bringing you the latest news and the most interesting updates. Firstly we'll be liveblogging Apple's final keynote presentation at Macworld on Tuesday January 6th, kicking off 9am PST at http://live.slashgear.com. Then our CES 2009 coverage begins, starting with press previews on Tuesday and running through to the weekend.
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9to5Mac is making claim that Apple will be making the announcement that iWork will be composed of web-based applications. This would mean that future versions of Numbers, Keynote and Pages would all be entirely run in a web browser. This does not necessarily mean that there will not be a native Mac version as well.
The newest rumors regarding Apple CEO Steve Jobs decision to discontinue Macworld give incite to the state of his physical health. According to sources, “Apple misrepresented the reasons behind Macworld and Jobs' keynote cancellation.” The real cause is said to be his rapidly declining health.
With Steve Jobs keynoting or not, numerous rumors been circulating Apple to refresh the revamped versions of its long-overdued iMac at the Macworld conference coming this January. Concreted source has further supported the hearsay. Citing its source from the Economic Times Daily this morning, Digitimes claimed Apple is evidently preparing to introduce the new all-in-one iMacs at the MacWorld conference in San Francisco, in two weeks.
Report said the Taiwanese manufacturer supplier of all-in-one PCs to Sony and NEC, Quanta, is contracted to begin shipping in Q1 2009 of their all-in-one computers in the quantity of 800,000 production units per month to Apple
Fewer detail were revealed to the exact specs of the machine; but, as usual, Slashgear will bring you the MacWorld conference live reporting first hand. Be sure to check out http://live.slashgear.com in the event of the live coverage.
There's bad news and then there's really bad news for Macworld Expo. Apple announced today that this is the last year the company will exhibit at Macworld Expo. And the really bad news is that Steve Jobs will not deliver the upcoming keynotes! How's that's that for a double whammy of bad news? Taking Jobs place is Philip Schiller, Apple senior vice president of worldwide product marketing.
This morning Ezra Gottheil of Technology Business Research sent a note to clients, speculating that Apple will indeed launch a new product line at MacWorld in January 2009. Apple will announce a much-needed netbook to help Apple gain the upper hand and cover a fast growing market in which they have not yet tapped.
I’m going to whine a little and say how dare Apple to give the world’s first unboxing of the MacBook Air to the Japanese market. Why couldn't Steve also include the unboxing of the MacBook Air as part of his presentation?