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First time accepted submitter zer0point writes "Apple has just announced the next-generation Macbook Pro with a retina display. Starting today you can also order a MacBook Pro upgraded with Ivy Bridge CPUs, and Nvidia graphics. Mountain Lion got some various updates, and as expected iOS 6 was announced. In rumor news, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo wrote in a note to investors, 'Based on the release schedule for iOS 6 GM, there is a very good chance iPhone 5 will start shipping also in early September.'"
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Apple News From WWDC and iPhone 5 Rumors

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  • Re:More Rumors (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Samantha Wright (1324923) on Monday June 11, 2012 @02:58PM (#40287107) Homepage Journal
    Personally, I don't think Apple will let a numeric inconsistency like "iPhone 5 released with iOS 6" stand. They'll either bump it up to be the iPhone 6, or just stop numbering them like the iPad, and call it the 2012 model iPhone. They don't do it for their other products, after all.
  • by pubwvj (1045960) on Monday June 11, 2012 @03:01PM (#40287155)

    Apple has abandoned Classic and Rosetta so now there is a tremendous amount of software, and the data accessed by said software, that can't run on the new machines. This means I can't upgrade all our machines as we still need access to our old data. Their hardware is plenty fast enough to perform the emulation. The only excuse for Apple's dropping Classic and Rosetta is greed. But the result is lost sales of Apple.

  • i'm getting the fear (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Sebastopol (189276) on Monday June 11, 2012 @03:16PM (#40287365) Homepage

    That is a LOT of features and behaviors. I don't feel prepared to understand and manage all of them. I feel like iOS is adding too damn much and is danger of becoming a Windows/Linux jumble of weird features in too many weird places. I want simple.

    Anyone else getting the fear?

  • by Sancho (17056) * on Monday June 11, 2012 @03:54PM (#40287963) Homepage

    Ethernet is ubiquitous!

    What? That's patently absurd. It may be available at the office or at home, but anywhere else you're at least as likely to have wireless, and in many, many places, it's your only option.

    The hotel I stayed at last week only had wireless.

    The restaurants I ate at had only wireless.

    My local coffee shop only has wireless.

    Remember, the common image of the Apple user is of the screenplay writer sitting at Starbucks. Ethernet does no good in that scenario.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 11, 2012 @04:26PM (#40288415)

    Can anyone confirm that these new Mac platforms are capable of loading and running Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6)? We never released Lion to our environment at my company thanks to its issues with Active Directory. Thanks.

  • Re:So what? (Score:4, Interesting)

    by tknd (979052) on Monday June 11, 2012 @08:00PM (#40290465)

    If you work in programming or anything related to graphical design or the visual arts (video included) I would say yes.

    For everyone else, maybe they can get by. The problem with our current displays is text is rendered like crap. The low resolution displays are the entire reason why sans-serif fonts (Arial, helvetica, etc) became popular. In print serifed fonts (Times New Roman) used to be popular because they had more DPI to work with. That meant fine details necessary for the font were actually printed nicely. On a low DPI (less than 100) serifs look like absolute junk. Yet a serif font in print is actually easier to read than a sans-serif font.

    So if you read anything on an electronic device, you should want a high DPI display because it will actually be easier on your eyes. Furthermore things will start to scale naturally where as right now they just turn out to be this blurry mess because we need to apply antialiasing magic to make it look right at the expensive of being blurry.

  • by vux984 (928602) on Monday June 11, 2012 @08:36PM (#40290695)

    "Separate bag"?

    Yes.

    Your laptop bag doesn't have a pocket for extras such as a PSU?

    It does. But I often don't take my laptop bag everywhere. Its 20lbs of cables, adapters, and tools.

    Often, if I just need my laptop I just take my laptop. It even has a battery in it.

    Apple has launched the word's most advanced laptop today. Retina display, SSD, 7hours battery life, and so very thin.

    If I have to carry a 20lb laptop bag wherever I go for the laptop to connect to anything I'm likely to need, then why should I be excited that its super thin?

    Hey, They could have shaved another 1/2mm off if they left out the keyboard too...

    Thinking about it further... they already redid the magsafe adapter for the new laptop...they should have integrated the ethernet connection there, and then had the ethernet jack in the power brick. If you need a wired connection, having the psu plugged in isn't the end of the world.

    I've often thought it would be handy if the power brick doubled as a usb hub as well, given the dearth of ports.

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