We love showing off all the great refurbed Macs out there because we think maybe people don't realize the incredible bargains on machines that are in tip-top form. A big knock in consumer circles is that Apple products are expensive, but they're killer products and here we've got some of them at killer prices. So if brand-new looks like it's several months more of ramen dinners away, look on the discount side of things. You won't be disappointed.
We're starting to see iPhone 5 accessories hit the market and the flood has only just begun. We've got a few of them highlighted for your enjoyment this week, plus some refurbs and a few other goodies. So take a stroll on the deal side of the street and get your wallets ready.
There's always plenty of news we miss throughout the work day, which is where our overnight recap comes in, mopping up the smaller stories and tidbits and putting them on display for all to enjoy. On this fine Tuesday morning, let's kick back and enjoy a handful of these stories before the craziness of Apple's media event tomorrow!
Since the introduction of the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display back in June, speculation has turned to when that gorgeous display would finally be heading to other members of the Mac family -- and the answer now appears to be "soon."
We're getting ever closer to what Apple's going to do this September and we're also coming up on Labor Day weekend, so why not order yourself some fresh new gear to be there when you get back from your cookouts? Check out these sweet refurb ideas, plus get a load of these hands-free cases and holders that can make any time iOS time.
According to Appleinsider, Apple may be planning on nixing an optical drive in its next round of updates for the iMac and Mac Pro. Apple has clearly been heading towards a cross platform rule of no optical drive inclusion, with the MacBook Air, Apple TV, and MacBook Pro with Retina as the pioneer devices to lack the dying disc reader.
When reviewing internal configuration data in Apple's new OS, Mountain Lion, files made reference to unreleased iMac's and Mac Pro's, possibly not containing an optical drive. Boot Camp Assistant holds internally a configuration list file that names by initial and its Apple designated architectural version ID, the Mac models that are able to support a boot disc or a USB flash drive that can install windows to a Boot Camp partition.
If you've seen the pics of the purported next-generation iPhone built from allegedly leaked parts, you probably noticed it looks a whole lot like the iPhone 4/4S. While this may seem to poke at the persistent rumors of a Steve-overseen overhaul of the 5-year-old handset, the idea that Apple needed to ditch its glass-and-metal enclosure to transform the iPhone was always a bit farfetched.
Before we all take a mid-week day off here in the United States for eating hamburgers and hot dogs, drinking beer and watching stuff explode in the night sky, the tech world is busy grinding out plenty of news for this lazy Tuesday. And hey, you don't want to miss a single scrap of news, right? Without further ado, let's dive right into today's news for Tuesday, July 3, 2012.
Apple may have gone notebook crazy at the WWDC 2012 keynote on Monday, but Mac desktop lovers were not amused by the company’s half-hearted Mac Pro refresh -- and judging from the comments of executives in Cupertino, the next generation of desktops may not arrive until 2013.