What is Retina HD? It’s Retina, and then some. At today’s Apple event, the company moved quickly into iPhone talk, and Phil Schiller went right into the new Retina display. A natural progression, it’s shows just how Apple is upping the ante, and making current apps shine on a bigger display.
This morning its become apparent that Apple is hosting more than a few top-level recording artists at their big event this afternoon. The first and possibly most important of these is Dr. Dre - Apple employee. He’ll be joined by no less than Gwen Stefani - complete with a white iPhone and white Beats headphones in tow.
When the Apple store goes dormant, it’s usually due to a new product coming in. Even when the site was slightly revamped for iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, there was no noticeable lull in the action. Now, the Apple Store has fallen to a blank screen with a “we’ll be back soon” message.
We’re all signed up and ready to roll at Apple’s event center this morning before the big event. We’ll spare you the pleasantries and get this one out of the way right this minute - if you want to follow along, hit up our Apple portal for up to the minute coverage. Below we’ve got the commentary.
We still don’t know what the structure outside of the Performing Arts Center in Cupertino is, but we are hearing some news late on Monday about who may be involved with it. Sources claim that U2 will be part of Apple’s festivities tomorrow, and will reveal a very close tie-in with an Apple product and their new album.
The company that created the iPhone is no stranger to fashion. They’ve taken cues from - and given cues to - the fashion industry for years, for everything from product presentation to in-store packaging. Even an Apple Store bag is considered a fashion accessory in malls. But Apple is about to take a much more clear step in to this industry very, very soon.
There’s a really, really big box sitting near the Flint Center. It's only a bit over a week before Apple's next event here, and a massive white structure is being worked on which will likely be unveiled in full on the 9th of September, 2014. Inside this box may very well be an environment in which the iPhone 6 can show off its next-generation abilities.
As had been rumored, Apple introduced the second-generation iPad mini today. This one will be arriving with a Retina display and similar to the iPad Air -- it will be available in two color options. Apple has the iPad mini with Retina display shipping in a Space Gray and also in a Silver option.
Apple has officially unveiled the latest iPad. The 5th generation slate has been dubbed the iPad Air and it brings the familiar sized 9.7-inch display. Though, while the display size may be the same -- the tablet has gotten smaller both in terms of overall size and weight. We broke down the specs in an earlier iPad Air post, so this time around the focus will be on the pricing and availability.
This morning Apple has officially brought on a 2nd generation of their popular iPad mini tablet, complete with Retina display. This version of the iPad mini works with a body and presentation extremely similar to the original, working with a physical appearance not all that unlike the iPad mini's first edition. This iPad mini will be hitting the market with at least two different colorways - a darker gray and a lighter silver / white, and will be appearing aside the new 5th generation iPad - the iPad Air as well.