Like everything Apple does, the new MacBook Pro lineup spawned a great
deal of Internet chatter among Mac faithful. Some welcomed the new
13-inch Pro with open arms, remembering the well-loved 12-inch
PowerBook—and happy to have a small MacBook with pro-level features as
an option. Others were less than pleased with the loss of the
ExpressCard slot in most MacBook Pro models (see “MacBook Semi-Pro?”
below), which Apple replaced with an SD Card slot in all but the
17-inch model. With no fewer than six different models available—not to
mention BTO options—there’s a wide range to choose from. And with a
$1,300 price spread across all the MacBook Pros, it’s clear that Apple
is targeting the new Pro models at a wider audience than ever.
This past weekend a rumor spread like wildfire about the potential features in iTunes 9 and today there are "leaked" screenshots of the application showing these features. Coincidence? We don't think so.
When the Financial Times put out a story last month
detailing a project between Apple and major record labels named
“Cocktail,” the story everyone reported was the purported release of a tablet Mac
alongside said project.
Despite all of Apple's hate with Google recently (Latitude and Voice
apps), it seems there may be a change in the future, or this is just a
lucky fluke for Tiverias, the developer of a new app that Apple
approved for the App Store - GPush.
If you weren't surprised enough to learn that Eric Schmidt was leaving
Apple's board of directors, then perhaps his pay will be a surprise. Over the past two years, he was hardly paid enough to make Apple a viable "job."
It has been two years (and counting) since the first iPhone was released on June 29, 2007, but that first device sent a shockwave through the cell phone industry that is still recovering from the aftermath.
Apple shocked many iPhone users this week with their decision to not allow Google's Voice application onto the App Store. It looks as though they'll have to answer to more than just users now, however.