We’ll all have to feign surprise on Thursday when Apple announces new MacBook Pro models, since details about the notebook refresh have been leaking out steadily for days. Now it appears the full specs have been leaked for a new 13-inch model, complete with an image of the new Light Peak port, rechristened as “Thunderbolt.”
Although Apple has yet to send invitations, a new report claims that the iPad 2 will be officially announced at a media event held in San Francisco on Wednesday, March 2, just a bit more than a week away.
While everyone is anticipating new MacBook Pro models this week, no one really knows for sure what new features we might see. On Monday, a couple of possibilities surfaced involving a larger trackpad and dedicated SSD storage for Mac OS X system files to allow faster performance and startup.
If you’re in the market for a new MacBook Pro, we’d suggest holding off on that purchase until later this week -- although in the case of Apple’s own online store, you won’t have much of a choice, anyway.
It seems that the usual “people briefed on Apple’s plans” have been telling one newspaper one thing and another newspaper something else -- only days after The Wall Street Journal claimed Apple was working on an “iPhone nano,” along comes The New York Times, who claims they’re not.
A new report out of Taiwan claims that Apple has cornered much of the market for touch panel components -- nearly 60 percent. with the intention of using them to meet internal goals of shipping 40 million iPads in 2011.
As rumors of a new, smaller “iPhone nano” swirl across the pipes, a report from Taiwan indicates that Apple may choose to go in the other direction for the next iPhone -- essentially keeping the same form factor but increasing the screen size to four inches to better compete with Android smartphones.
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: The iPhone will get a nano-sized little brother (or sister), and one of these days, MobileMe will be free to everyone. The difference is, now this information is coming a reliable source not usually known for tossing out wild rumors and speculation.
Apple's push notification system has certainly been a great utility on our iPhones to help us stay abreast of the latest news, sports scores, tweets, Facebook status updates and the like. However, if you happen to have a string of them right in a row, it can get to be a bit of a mess. Apple reportedly has taken notice and could be aiming to release a new notification system for iOS.