Category: Weekly Summary

MacBook Pro Receives Minor Update, New Product Rumours Begin to Dominate, Dell and Blackberry Act Like Nothing Is Wrong, Are MacIntel’s Days Numbered?

13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display

13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display | Image courtesy of Apple

Weekly summary of stories from across the World of Apple during the week commencing 28th July, 2014. An attempt to summarise the more interesting stories from the week and lace them in observation and comment.

MacBook Pro Receives Minor Update

The MacBook Pro with Retina display has marked the way for a flurry of updates across Apple’s product line as we head into busy season. The update is relatively minor and will act as a stop gap before Intel’s Broadwell processor platform hits the market in mid-2015.

The MacBook Pro with Retina display saw updates to both its 13- and 15-inch display models which feature faster versions of Intel’s Haswell processors, all 13-inch models now come with 8GB of RAM standard while all 15-inch models now feature 16GB of RAM. Apple also cut the price of the high end 15-inch model by $100, which now starts at $2499 (£1,999).

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Week Summary: Apple Shows Off Latest Green Initiative, Yosemite Beta Goes Public, Earnings Hold Steady. R&D Spend Soars, Newest Ad Continues to Show New Colours

OS X Yosemite running on MAcBook Pro | Image courtesy of Apple

OS X Yosemite running on MacBook Pro | Image courtesy of Apple

Weekly summary of stories from across the World of Apple during the week commencing 21st July, 2014. An attempt to summarise the more interesting stories from the week and lace them in observation and comment.

Apple Shows Off Solar Array

Towards the end of the week Apple granted a bunch of journalists a tour of Apple’s latest green iniative, a huge solar array farm in Maiden, North Carolina. Capable of producing 20MW of energy, it allows Apple the peace of mind that it now outstrips its competitors with energy friendly schemes and for once has GreenPeace looking on and saying positive remarks—calling Apple the “gold standard”.

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