Andreas Haas is persistent, I'll give him that. Approximately three years before the original iPad was released, the co-founder and his company Axiotron, attempted to bring the world its first MacBook Pro tablet. Using the insides of the MBP, Axiotron's engineers were able to design a tablet computer running OS X. Axiotron didn't take off, but Haas and his OS X tablet dream never died.
Today, Haas and his new company Modbook Inc., announced that he once again will venture into the OS X tablet market. The tablet market in 2012, traditionally consists of a mobile platform. Haas however, plans on releasing "the world's most powerful and largest-screen tablet computer" this fall, running the soon to be brand new, OS X Mountain Lion.
Early adopters of the new MacBook Pro with Retina display have been complaining of image ghosting issues with the laptop's display at Apple's Community forums. Users are referring to the issue as a screen "burn-in" and the forum threads contain a slew of comments echoing the problem. The issue appears after leaving a bright static image up for awhile and then immediately switching to a dark grey image, with the previous image reporting leaving its trace behind for up to five minutes.
We reviewed Mission Workshop’s Vandal backpack last year, and while we were impressed by the fact that it could carry a lot of stuff, we were not happy with its lack of protective padding for a MacBook. This time around, we appreciated how the VX Small Rucksack includes a little more structure for your stuff, but Mission Workshop missed the boat on the laptop padding once again.
Who are we kidding when we try to act like there was any story this week other than WWDC and the Retina Display MacBook Pro? No one, that's who. It's all we've talked about lately, the great new features coming to our Macs and our iOS devices, and how they'll be syncing together and sharing awesomesauce back and forth. So here it is in all its glory: the week that was WWDC 2012.
Whoa, some pretty good deals on MacBook Airs, but you have to get off your duff and go get them. None of this sitting around ordering over the interwebz and sitting back and waiting for it to arrive on your doorstep. On the plus side, you get to walk out the door with a brand spanking new laptop and get started playing with it right there on the spot. Score.
We know you all want a MacBook Pro with Retina display of your very own. After all, it's the first truly new laptop from Apple in years, and from what we've seen, it's drop-dead gorgeous. But for those in the market for a new portable Mac, there might be better ways to spend a couple thousand bucks. We've considered the positives, negatives, and unknowns regarding the latest and potentially greatest MacBook to date, so if you're thinking about dropping a serious chunk of change in the near future, keep all of this in mind!
Well, that was fast -- mere hours after we reported Tuesday night that iFixit was busy dismantling a mid-2012 MacBook Air, and the doctors already have a new patient on the table: The new MacBook Pro with Retina Display.
After Monday's announcement-packed keynote, WWDC attendees stumbled back into the third-floor lobby of Moscone West to encounter a couple of the brand-new, Retina Display-sporting MacBook Pros rotating magestically in glass cylinders. I stood on my tip-toes and took this video with my iPhone 4S.
Wow, that was quite a WWDC keynote today, wasn’t it? Even if you didn’t get everything on your wish list, that cool new 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display certainly looks enticing, and iOS 6 sure keeps packing on the new features. There’s plenty of ancillary news from today’s event, so be sure to keep reading and find out all the stuff you may have missed for this Monday, June 11, 2012 post-keynote edition!
Refreshed MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models aren’t exciting enough for you? Then how about sinking your teeth into the slim new “next generation” MacBook Pro with Retina Display unveiled at WWDC 2012 today?