Now it's MacBook Pro time. Also getting the Ivy BRidge update. 2.7GHz, turbotoost up to 3.7GHz.
$999 and $1099 for the 11-inch, $1199 and $1499 for the 13-inch [Ars]
Spec chart shows no retina display, either. 1366x768 for the 11-inch, 1400x900 for 13-inch. [CNET]
Shipping today! [Ars]
All those grandma blemishes!
FaceTime HD with a 720p camera -- this is going to make my parents to happy to see me in high def! [Ars]
MacBook Air has a port on each side, with USB 3 and USB 2 support. [Ars Technica]
Also throwing in USB 3.0 in the bargain. But no Thunderbolt? Ruh roh.
Up to 512GB of flash storage, which is a decent chunk but maybe still not enough for power users. [The Verge]
60 percent faster graphics too [Ars]
It's getting an Ivy Bridge update, as expected, with up to 2.0 GHz dual-core i7. Up to 8GH of 1600MHz memory. [CNET]
Macbook air gets an Ivy Brige update [Ars]
But first! Let's make fun of ultrabooks: "Everyone is trying to copy [MBA]. They find it's not so easy." [The Verge]
Starting with the MacBook Air, although everything's getting an update. [CNET]
Oh I love me some Phil.
"Today we're announcing new changes in our notebook lineup, and new versions of our OS and iOS." [The Verge]
Here comes Phil Schiller to talk about new notebooks. That means MacBook Pros. [The Verge]
And new hardware is confirmed! Along with OS X and iOS updates. [Engadget]
So much of that first focus was on Apple helping people. You get the feeling, not just from this but from numerous other signals, that Cook has more of a humanitarian bent than Jobs did.
"It's a great reminder of what it's all about, and why all of us do what we do," according to Cook. [CNET]
Tim is back now. [The Verge]
Lots of pats on lots of backs. But WHERE'S THE CUT THE ROPE GUY.
If you're wondering why we're seeing so much stuff that already exists instead of new hotness, it's good to remember that this is a conference by, for, and of developers. GOOD JOB, GUYS. Here's what you made.
Now we're looking at speech pathology to help a small girl with speech difficulty communicate with her family. [9to5Mac]
Now, on to a Vermont treehouse to focus on AirBnB. That treehouse was definitely advertised as a quaint one-bedroom, nature views.
That first video, of the blind person walking in the forest, was clearly meant to show off Apple's accessibility. It really is something that Apple puts a ton of thought into.
First up: An app that helps blind people "explore the world," specifically a forest. Next, a classroom in southeast Asia where kids are learning about anatomy on the most expensive textbook you've ever seen. [9to5Mac]
The highlight videos are always the best part of following along at home
If this isn't just five minutes of people on toilets and subways it's a LIE.