We just could not wait to see what new products Apple had to announce at the October special event. The new iPad has had a minor change of name, “iPad Air.” Much to our surprise, though we were predicting a newly designed housing because of the much loved iPad mini design. This new design minimises the bezel making the new look more sleek and tidy, like the iPad mini. It also weighs less than half a kilo, which is 28% lower than the previous generation. The device is also 20 % thinner than its predecessor, the iPad Retina.
The iPad Air has been upgraded with the new A7 64-bit processor, which increases CPU & graphics performance by up to twice as much. You would think that with a faster processor and exceptional performance would decrease battery life, but no. Apple state that you are able to get up to 10 hours battery in a single charge. So much portable power and style are what makes this product a complete engineering masterpiece. Well done Apple!
Using MIMO technology, which uses two separate antennas, Apple managed to add faster WiFi onto the upgrade list with up to twice as fast performance than before. Do not forget, this iPad also gets the same beautiful retina display performance that the previous model obtained. Whats more Apple redesigned iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers and Keynote, to work with 64-bit integration making the apps work fluid. All for FREE!
OS X Mavericks
Apple redesigned the operating software to increase battery usage and dramatically improve memory use. Built on a concrete base UNIX foundation, making everything work together seamlessly. OS X gives longer power saving with the help of advanced power saving technology, by compressing memory, making space for new allocations. Power Nap is a new function that keeps all software up to date while you sleep while technologies like Timer Coalescing & App Nap save battery power.
Spotlight search is fast and easy to locate files and folders while finder has been improved to organise with ease. Controlling your mac with gestures is a breeze making everything work together fluently. You do not have to keep manually update software anymore as Mavericks updates everything in the background. There are many more features, check them out at Apple.
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We had a sneak peak back in June of the new Mac Pro, but its now been announced we can place an order in December. Using up to 70% less energy and only 1/8 the size of the previous generation along with the specifications, this mac is a completely new breed of computing.
- Up to three 4K displays
- Dual GPUs
- Up to 12GB Video Memory
- Up to 7 teraflops of computing power
- Thunderbolt 2 (25 x faster then FireWire 800)
- PCIe Flash storage (2.4 x faster then previous flash storage)
- Up to 60GB of memory bandwidth
For more details visit the Mac Pro page. Watch the manufacturing video.
iPad mini with Retina display
The iPad mini had a slight upgrade, with a predicted Retina Display. With 2048 x 1536 resolution and 326 pixels per square inch, the new display is sure to impress any Apple enthusiast. Fitted with a 64-bit A7 processor and M7 coprocessor chip improving CPU speeds of up to 4 times and boosting graphics performance by up to 8 times. This is the same chip used in the new iPhone 5s. All this and at no cost to battery usage, with up to 10 hours battery life per charge, which is incredible.
The iPad mini Retina also uses the same MIMO technology, which uses two separate antennas, making WiFi twice as fast as before. Apple have finally added more storage to the iPad range, which is now upgradeable to 128GB. There is no improvement on the camera, which is a bit disappointing, though you do get a 3 x zoom with video recording. MacBook pro
The updated lighter and thinner MacBook with the new 4th generation dual core intel chip. Along with Iris graphics, which increases performance by 90%. New PCIe flash storage, Thunderbolt 2 which is twice as fast as before, and new 802.11ac WiFi makes this mac faster and flawless as ever. No matter what task you are performing, whether it’s video editing, music producing or browsing the web.
The beautiful 15″ Retina Display produces over 5 million pixels while the 13″ produces 4 million. After upgrading to the new MacBook range, photos will have to be re-edited as this Retina Display will pick out the smallest imperfections, with its advanced clarity & exposure. The 13″ MacBook has an acceptable battery life, with up to 9 hours battery usage while the larger 15″ model has a battery life of up to 8 hours.
Compare the MacBook range.