Apple’s first Retina iMac is better than 4K, and the result is truly astonishing. There are over 14.7 million pixels here, and the level of detail is simply mind-blowing. A photo from an iPhone’s measly 8-megapixel camera doesn’t even fill up two thirds of the total space. We’ve been throwing up huge 36-megapixel images to test it, zooming and picking out things like the license plates in cars in wide city shots. It often leaves you shaking your head in wonder — it feels ridiculous.
Call it the call before the storm: With iOS 8 inbound on Wednesday and the new iPhone 6 models touching down in stores Friday, it's going to be a long week for many readers. So why not kick up your feet and check out the latest Samsung attack on Apple, soak up rumors of a 5K Mac monitor, and check in on how Apple's gift of U2 is doing? It's all here in today's Morning Report.
There's still no confirmation a deal between Apple and Beats Electronics is taking place, but that saga took another interesting turn late last week. According to The Wrap, the founder of the MOG online subscription-based music service that ultimately became Beats Music is suing co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, claiming he was fired before he could receive benefits from an incentive plan. Looking for a potential slice of Apple pie, maybe?
Early adopters of the new Mac Pro have been waiting with bated breath to find out how much Dell plans to charge for its new 4K monitor, which the company promised last month would retail for under $1,000. Turns out, it will be cheaper than expected.
Who wouldn't want to get their hands on a luscious 4K desktop monitor capable of displaying 3840 x 2160 pixels? It's coming to the U.S. later this month, but that Retina MacBook may not be a perfect companion quite yet.