Any one who's ever followed the emotional roller coaster of Apple's patents knows that sometimes the Apple Patent falls far from the tree. And sometimes it hints at completely awesome technology we could never have dreamed possible.
We wouldn't trade anything for our beloved Macs, but Dell knows not everyone feels that way. Most people just care about the final price. Unfortunately for them, their most recent Dell to Apple comparison has been outed for being just plain inaccurate. We know companies often omit a lot of the extras Macs come with when they make these comparisons, but we're glad the rest of the world, via Electronista, is catching on.
With this week's refresh of the iMac and Mac Pro line, Apple chose ATI graphics cards, no longer offering even an option of NVIDIA graphics. There's a lot of rumors as to why Apple made the switch to ATI-exclusive graphics, but new speculation leads to believe that Apple was able to achieve a larger graphics performance boost from the ATI cards instead of NVIDIA cards.
Between the Magic Trackpad now shipping, new Mac Pros on deck for August and a new 27-inch LED Cinema Display coming in September, you’d think Apple would have exhausted their goody bag for Tuesday. But you’d be wrong, because the iMac line has also gotten a little love today.
One of the blog's readers sent AppleInsider a tip/complaint that both the 21.5-inch and quad-core 27-inch iMac weren't available for reserve or pick up in Apple's Buffalo, NY location. Elsewhere in the Empire state, shoppers lurking the stark lanes of Apple's 5th Avenue New York City store found that the 27-inch quad core was in short supply there, as well.
Despite being one of the first computer makers to adopt the fledging USB 1.0 technology with the original iMac, Apple has fallen a bit behind the curve now that USB 3.0 is here. But that may change later this summer, with rumors pointing to both Mac Pro and iMac refreshes that will bring faster connectivty.
In these heady days of cloud computing and inexpensive gigabytes of data storage, it’s hard to remember how we all survived with floppy disks -- especially now that Sony has announced they’re killing them.