Before WWDC, conventional wisdom was that Apple would release a 15-inch MacBook Air, and a lot of people hoped Retina displays would make it to the Mac lineup as well. What we got instead was a reimaginging of the MacBook Pro: dramatically thin, less than 4.5 pounds, but still powerful enough to handle whatever you can throw at it -- and with the highest screen revolution of any notebook computer ever built.
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.
A pair of Mac apps received updates over the weekend, adding high resolution updates for the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display and in the case of the latter, a whole big list of other changes as well.
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.
Just because Apple blessed us with a Retina Display-enhanced MacBook Pro this month, that doesn't mean every Mac is going to get them right away. That's the word on the street for this lazy Friday in late June, with a week left to go before the clock turns to July and we begin the wait for OS X Mountain Lion. In the meantime, take in some tech news for this fine Friday, June 22, 2012.
While iFixit tore apart the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display last week and quickly branded it as the least user-serviceable notebook they've ever seen, they still had one big component to get to: The Retina Display itself.
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.
We managed to get our hands on a swanky new, totally tricked out, top of the line MacBook Pro with Retina Display (and, oh, 16GB of RAM) on Wednesday and have been putting it through the paces over the last 24 hours. The full review is coming soon, but we thought we'd tease you a bit with some mind-blowing benchmark results...
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!