Mac Pro's and Apple Cinema Display's

A few updates are coming to Apple in the form of a newer 12 core Mac Pro and the new 27 inch Apple Cinema Display! The new Mac Pro is said to be launched in August while the Cinema Display will be here in September. As for the 30 inch Apple Cinema Display that will be discontinued. The exterior of the Mac Pro is the same as the previous models and feature SSD option, along with upto 32gb RAM and 8TB of storage. The LED Cinema Display looks widely the same as the 23" Model with the glossy screen and black bezel. The software built in can be used to change brightness and perform other tasks. Pricing for the LED Cinema Display will be $999 and no pricing yet on the Mac Pro. Though some say it might be around $4999 for the 12 core model.

Here is a video, giving an overview of both these products:

Safari Update 5.0.1

Apple also released an update to their, Safari web browser. Now version 5.0.1 this is to support the new scrolling feature which should be much smoother and also there seems to be various amounts of bug fixes as well.

To download the update you can click the Apple logo in the top left corner of your Macintosh and then scroll down to Software Update. 

The link to downloading is also over here: Apple Safari Update 5.0.1

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Magic Track Pad Update

The Magic Trackpad was released just yesterday, but Apple has already released an update to the new trackpad along with the trackpad's on the Macbook's and the Macbook Pro's! The update now supports three finger window drag and inertial scrolling as well!
These are the models that support both the three finger window drag and the inertial scrolling:

MacBook (13-inch, Early 2009)
MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2009)
MacBook (13-inch, Late 2009)
MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008)
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (17-inch, Mid 2010)
MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010)
MacBook Pro (17-inch, Mid 2009)
MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2.53 GHz, Mid 2009)
MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2009)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009)
MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2009)
MacBook Pro (17-inch, Late 2008)

These following models only support inertial scrolling: 

MacBook Air
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (Mid 2009)
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2008)
MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2008)

Here is the link to downloading the update: Apple Magic Trackpad Update 1.0

New iMac's and Apple's Magic Track Pad

Well, just yesterday we had talked about how Apple might be releasing new iMac's and that ended up happening! The only downside was it wasn't a huge upgrade as we expected, there was no Firewire 1600 or 3200 and no signs of USB 3.0. Although now looking at the iMac's we see that all the chipsets are new from the new Intel core line. Previously the entry model iMac had an Intel Core 2 Duo processor which is now replaced by an i3 instead. That is much better now that, Apple isn't offering outdated technology for the iMac. What also seemed different was the fact that now all the GPU chipsets, are from ATi rather than Nvidia. Well it is known Apple constantly switches around their chipsets. The higher end 27" iMac with an i5 processor features a 1GB ATi GPU, which is excellent for gaming. Not huge updates, but now I think people wanting an iMac should get one, because the components aren't outdated. Pricing remains the same for the most part. Starting at $1199.

The other news was the fact Apple released their new Magic Trackpad and this looks largely like the trackpad's on their Macbook's and Macbook Pro's. Though this one is 80% larger. Most likely this will replace the Magic Mouse, but I am pretty sure Apple will also keep that in their lineup, in case people want a smaller mouse, rather than a trackpad. The overall chassis is aluminum, and glass multi-touch and the pricing is the same as the Magic mouse at $69. It is powered by 2 AA batteries and is bluetooth wireless.

Here is a video clearly explaining about the new iMac's and Magic Trackpad:

Rumors of iMac

This was first shown on Cnet's loaded, and it is said that near the end of the year, we may see new iMac's with USB 3.0 and Firewire 1600 along with Firewire 3200. But to me the rumor sounds unlikely due to the fact USB 3.0 isn't standard yet on many PC's, so it's natural Apple will take their time in releasing new technology and Firewire 1600 and then 3200 as well, will prove to be really fast but I don't see it coming this early. Due to the fact the iMac's this year just received a refresh with the new core i5 and i7 chips. But with Apple you can expect surprises. That is all the news for now, by the way if you live in Canada. The iPhone 4 should be here on the 30th and along with other countries. So stay tuned for that, more news to come in the future.

Apple Q3 Earnings

Apple had a very successful third quarter this year, even after a little bit of hiccups with their iPhone 4, sales still remained quite strong. Apple claimed a record revenue of $15.7 billion and net quarterly profit of $3.25 billion. These results compare to revenue of $9.73 billion and net quarterly profit of $1.83 billion in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.1 percent compared to 40.9 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales were accounted as 52 percent of the quarter’s revenue. Apple sold nearly 3.5 million Macs during the quarter. Apple also sold 8.4 million iPhones in the quarter, which showed a 61 percent growth over the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 9.41 million iPods during the quarter. The iPad also had sales of around 3.27 million.

Well as you can see Apple remains strong in terms of sales, even though there was a decline in sales of iPod's, that could be due to the fact the iPad was released this year and was quite a boom for Apple.

Rumored Macbook Air

Well it has been quite a while since the Macbook Air had been refreshed, people still can't stop looking at the ridiculous spec's on the Macbook Air and starting at $1499 is just plain crazy. Well everyone thought that the Macbook Air will be coming to an end seemingly cause it seems that it was a failure but it seems that Apple is taking a different approach and that they might be releasing a smaller 11.6 inch Macbook Air in the future. This might be their entry in the netbook area. Which might compete against the iPad. This might be an interesting move for Apple but I am not sure how they are going to price this if it is around the $500 mark then this should be a great seller. Considering I might think about getting a netbook someday. This is just a rumor at the moment, more news to come soon, stay tuned!

iPhone Sales

Despite the blow to Apple because of the antenna's issue on the iPhone, the sales seem to still be steady as the iPhone 4 hit 3 million sales in around 3 weeks. There is no sign of slow downs, considering everyone also gets a free case which is supposed to make the signal issue better without causing bars to go to 0. Apple admitted that they aren't perfect and neither are phones. Well we get the idea but Steve Jobs had no apology to offer for investors thanks to the stocks being affected due to the issue with the iPhones. There will be a change in manufacturing of the iPhone 4 and hopefully Apple should be doing well soon.

Apple Press Conference

Well the press conference will be starting in a few minutes, so I was taking a look at Engadget's site and they have everything updated there with minute by minute news of what is happening. For now here is the link to their site and after the press conference we will have more for you right here. Stay tuned

Engadget Link: Apple iPhone 4 Press Conference

Well the press conference is over and if you had seen the link above, there were many pictures of what was happening throughout the conference. The news is that Apple in fact will not be recalling the iPhone 4, obviously because they will lose a lot of money in the process. They are however offering free cases to consumers who own the iPhone 4 and that the users who bought a bumper will receive a full refund. There will also be a refund for AT&T contracts. These offers only last till September 30th. You are also eligible to return your iPhone 4 for a refund and I am pretty sure they are going through a different manufacturing process to stop this signal issues with the antenna's. The white iPhone is set to be released at the end of July and next up Apple will also release the iPhone 4 to seventeen other countries, by the end of July and they are: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

That's the news for now, stay tuned for more in the future!

Here is a video from Cnet, highlighting the conference today!

Special thanks to Cnet for this video!

iPad 2.0 rumours

Well just when you thought the hype about the iPad couldn't go away. Rumours from many sources claim that, Christmas 2010 might be when the next iPad will released. They say it will be offered in a 5 inch screen, 7 inch and the standard 10 inch display. There might be these three models. We also hope there might be a front facing camera but no rumours were spoken about that yet. Pricing wise the 5 inch and 7 inch models will probably be cheaper, considering it is a small screen size and it is also said we might see a new OLED screen on the next generation iPad's.

Again this is all a rumour and we are not sure if this will be true, although this update will be fairly quick and might be good for some people looking to buy an iPad. Also I believe the smaller screens will probably make good use for portable usage and ebook readers.

Also keep in mind today is Apple's Press Conference and we will keep you updated with what happens.
Stay tuned for more news in the future!

iPhone 4 news...

Apple has had a tough time with the iPhone 4 and as many of you might know iOS 4.1 was released this week which supposedly said to fix the antenna issues, given the fact it is actually hardware  issue and not software. That proved to be a failure as it did not resolve the issue, according to many developers who are using the beta.

Apple is now holding a Press Conference this Friday and many people anticipate that either Apple will do a recall of the iPhone which might cost  them nearly 2 billion dollars or they might sell the bumper at a very cheap and or free price. What many people do want is a recall because many might not want a bumper on their iPhone case because it does hide the stainless steel bands on the outside. But at the moment $30 for a bumper is outrageous even for people that just bought a really expensive phone and Apple charging a premium shouldn't have to do this. The stocks are also show that Apple isn't doing so well, this time around.

We will keep you more updated with this issue and what we might expect on Friday.

Site Changes!

Hi guys, today you might have noticed the site looks very different I had to change the theme because the older "Mystique" theme had some sort of bandwidth issue with Open drive and that caused major pop ups to arise on my site and many others who use the same theme. It is sad to see this happen to such a great template, so for the time being I had picked out a different template and hopefully this is just temporary and the original one should be back up. This problem seems to only happen on V2 of the Mystique theme for blogger. We hope this problem is resolved and will be back to you if more news arises.

Sorry for the inconvenience everyone...

Here is a screenshot of what had happened: Mystique theme issue


Seems like the Mystique theme is stable again and we are back in action! :D

Apple to fix faulty Time Capsules

Apple's Time Capsules have had a hard time with reliability and some people continue to complain that for paying a premium price you should get a better product. Many people claimed that either the drive failed or the machine wouldn't even power on. Hard drive failures are becoming common with people because of the fact either their drives are faulty or they weren't kept in a secure area.

Apple today said that a number of Time Capsules sold from Feburary 2008 to June 2008 had a problem of either failing to power on or shutting down randomly. This problem is said to be huge with many people on the Apple site forums. Time Capsules with serial numbers between XX807XXXXXX and XX814XXXXXX may be affected and are eligible for a free repair. Apple also claims that if you had paid to fix this issue with these models in the past, you will get a refund.

For more information on this problem and how to solve it, check out: Apple Time Capsule Issues

Apple iPhone 4 signal issues & Apple TV news

Taking a breather after that great soccer(football) match and I must say it was a great win for the Spaniards. Today's news on Apple was the fact that remember how we had talked about the signal issues with the iPhone 4? Well Apple said they were going to release a software update which would fix this issue. Then the question came into people's minds about how a software update would fix what seemed like a hardware issues...? Apple claims to say that all this time they had a problem with bars showing incorrectly in their iPhone's all along! So Apple shows that with this update the bars displaying incorrectly should be fixed, rather than a problem being with the antenna's on the outside. Odd news if you ask me, but we will have to see what happens after the update.

Other news comes along that Apple might start a new trend with 99 Cent rentals on DVD's purchased though the Apple TV. This has not been confirmed yet and we aren't sure whether this will appear on the current Apple TV or the rumoured one coming in the future...

That is the news for today, have a happy Sunday everyone! :D and stay tuned for more news in the future.

NEW YORK - MARCH 23:  Apple's new Apple TV is seen on display in an Apple store March 23, 2007 in New York City. Apple began shipping the Apple TV set-top device March 21, which wirelessly connects televisions to home computers and retails for $299.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Mac mini- Video review

There isn't much happening in the Apple world today as Apple is recovering from that fraud which happened in the app store earlier this week. So I had decided to make a video review of my 2.53ghz Mac mini and this is the late 2009 model. Last time I had a written review, but now that I have had it for around 5 months. I thought of making an in depth video review. This review is cut into three parts due to the fact YouTube only allows a 10 min upload per video.

This is Part 1 of the review:

This is Part 2 of the review: 

This is Part 3 of the review: 

Apple kicks App developer out after hacking

It was around a month ago when the WWDC had taken place and it had taught developers a lot about creating apps and with many tutorials. Just this week Apple had experienced there servers being hacked by a Vietnamese developer named Thuat Nguyen, apparently this developer managed to hack into 400 iTunes accounts and used them to buy his apps. It was then noted that his apps were in the top 40-50 range of most sold. The good part about this hacking issue was that it affected only 400 of the around 10-15 million iTunes accounts. Now Apple are in the search of anti-fraud workers who will help monitor the app store. It is said that Apple has tightened their security after that attack in the app store. This goes to show that at Apple not every developer is a good one.

Make sure to constantly change your password, because it will be better for you in the future and could play a key role in not being hacked. Keeping the same password throughout, isn't the best thing. Especially hearing something like this, people would generally change their passwords.

That's all the news for now, stay tuned for more in the future.

LONDON - JUNE 15:  Steve Jobs, Chief Executive Officer of Apple computers, launches iTunes Music Store in the territories of Great Britain, Germany and France, on June 15, 2004 in London. The iTunes store allows users to buy and download albums or individual songs from a library of 700,000 songs.  (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Macbook Air and Apple Cinema Display

Sorry for the delay in news as I was quite busy the past few days. Apple's iPhone is the big news at the moment, but before giving that too much attention we should look at the fact that Apple isn't always the best seller in all it's departments of products.

In a previous post we had talked about how the Macbook Air is long overdue for a refresh and no signs of that yet, it doesn't even seem close to some speculators because of the fact there seems to be no shortage of the current model in stores. The Macbook Air at the moment is very badly priced when comparing it's specs and what you get, for a machine that offers minimalist ports and only around 120gb Hard drive for over $1000 is a joke. No wonder it doesn't seem to sell well because you can get more bang for your buck if you purchase a Macbook Pro instead or even a Macbook given the fact they aren't as light you still get more for a cheaper cost. With no refresh yet, the Macbook Air might be coming to an end for Apple. I don't think I will get a Macbook Air even after the refresh because like Apple always does it might not be a huge refresh only minimalist with a price drop of just a bit and maybe a little bit of a case change because in order to keep it really thin they can't really change the design all that much, making it even thinner will cause the loss of more ports. Tell us whether you guys are thinking of getting a Macbook Air and if so why or why not?

The other Apple product which is long overdue for a refresh is the Apple 30" Cinema display, there is already a newer 23" display which does get a decent amount of sales. But Apple might want to drop the price on the 30" to accommodate more sales. To be precise the last time Apple had updated the 30" Cinema Display was around 3 years and that means there definitely will need to be an update soon. We don't the Apple Cinema Display disappearing just yet because Apple still wants to keep their market in the monitor sector as well. Tell us your thoughts on the Apple Cinema Display. :D

Thank you for reading today's post, stay tuned for more updates in the future.

SAN FRANCISCO - JANUARY 15:  Apple CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs holds up the new Mac Book Air after he delivered the keynote speech to kick off the 2008 Macworld at the Moscone Center January 15, 2008 in San Francisco, California.  Jobs introduced the wireless Time Capsule backup appliance, iTV 2 and the new ultra thin laptop MacBook Air.  (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO - JUNE 28:  Apple CEO Steve Jobs poses with the new 30-inch flat panel display as he delivers the keynote address at the 2004 Worldwide Developers Conference June 28, 2004 in San Francisco, California. Jobs announced the 2005 release of OSX Tiger and a new line of flat panel cinema displays including the first 30-inch model designed for the personal computer.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)