We’re all Apple fans. But why? Deep thoughts like that -- and 50th issues -- call for a countdown! But don’t worry, we balanced our enthusiasm with a hard-hitting look at the dark side of Apple...
Turning 50 is certainly a milestone, and we’ve been saving something special for our 50th issue: a countdown that examines all the reasons that Apple fans are Apple fans. After all, as the Microsoft Stores so perfectly prove, no other tech titan can inspire the same level of devotion.
But there’s no single reason we love our Macs, iPhones, iPads, and iPods -- in fact, we thought of a lot more than 50. It took some of the most epic staff meetings we’ve had in Mac|Life history -- we haggled, we argued, and we picked on Nic and Flo because teasing them is pretty fun -- but in the end, we emerged with a thoughtful, incisive look at what makes Apple so successful.
As we all wait to see what kind of Black Friday deals Apple.com will post in the morning, resellers of the company’s products are already doing some deep discounting of their own in advance of Cupertino.
If you’re one of our readers residing outside of the United States and you happen to be in the market for a Mac mini this week, you may have noticed that Apple has quietly slashed prices on the headless Mac. Could cheaper pricing be coming to Cupertino’s home turf as well?
In the September issue of Mac|Life, we reviewed the brand-new unibody Mac mini, awarding it 4 stars. But the amount of space we had to work with didn't really lend itself to a deep-dive into the mini's performance, and the results of our real-world testing suite. Luckily we have a website to deal with just this kind of problem...
Earlier this week, the new unibody Mac mini went on sale in Taiwan. However, Apple accidentally listed the Mac mini with 8GBs of RAM for $19,900 NT, but was supposed to be priced at $47,000 NT. This of course, led to a blunder in Apple's history as the company raised the purchase price on orders from the $19,900 NT to $47,000 NT.
Apple’s been pouring its design magic into handhelds lately, but now the lowly Mac mini joins the ranks of unibody hotness, complete with a glossy, almost liquid-looking black Apple logo on top. The smooth aluminum brick has zero screws or visible seams, just a round black hatch on the bottom that pops off with a twist, letting you upgrade the included 2GB of DDR3 memory to a maximum of 8GB. Gone and not missed is the sweaty pleasure of prying open a previous-generation mini with a putty knife.
They surely don't let the grass grow under them at iFixit, do they? The new aluminum Mac Mini was released only yesterday, but the teardown is already on their site. It's pretty amazing when you look at the pictures to see how much is crammed in there.
The iPhone 4 pre-orders started today, and as expected, it's total AT&T network chaos. Would-be iPhone owners are frustrated with Apple's pre-order page and with the inability to verify their account with AT&T.
To add insult to injury, no white iPhones. Ray's sad.
If there’s one fairly certain way to predict when new Apple products are coming, it’s a quick check at supplies of a given product. This week it’s the Mac mini which appears to be in short supply -- is a new model on the way?