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Apple today released the 3rd generation iPod shuffle in what Apple calls "the world's smallest music player". The new models are approximately half of the size of the previous model with new 'VoiceOver' and Playlist features. The new iPod shuffle is smaller than a AA battery, holds up to 1,000 songs and now features controls conveniently integrated into the included earphone cord.
In a blog post, Shannon McPherson states, "It's official. Apple's Mac OS X is my favorite opperating system." The post on his personal blog provides an overview of his computing experience which went from an Apple IIe, Mac SE, Windows PC, and Ubuntu Linux. He's now a Mac user.
Speculation is running rampant amongst Apple watchers that the firm's annual Worldwide Developer's Conference (WWDC) will be held during June 6-12. It was first speculated by the Baltimore Sun and has been picked up by numerous outlets. It's widely anticipated that Apple will demonstrate and/or announce Snow Leopard, Mac OS X version 10.6 at WWDC.
Kindle is Amazon's Wireless Reading Device that works in conjunction with the Kindle Store to provide more than 240,000 books, top newspapers, magazines, and blogs. The new 'Kindle for iPhone application' from Amazon allows iPhone and iPod touch owners the ability to read Kindle books using a simple, easy-to-use interface.
Apple has released new Time Capsule and AirPort Extreme wireless models that now include a new guest network feature that offers support for simultaneous 2.4GHz and 5GHz dual-band networking. Time Capsule now works with MobileMe for instant file access via the Internet.
In conjunction with an entire Mac desktop revamp of new consumer and pro Mac models, Apple has quietly added the option to upgrade the 15-inch MacBook Pro with a 2.93GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 6MB shared L2 cache. This new option replaces the prior high end 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor option. Apple has also upgraded the standard processor on the high-end MacBook Pro with a 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor thereby dropping the standard 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor.
Apple today introduced the new Mac® Pro using Intel "Nehalem" Xeon processors and a next-generation system architecture to deliver up to twice the performance of the previous generation system.* The new Mac Pro starts at $2,499 and features the latest graphics technology and an updated interior that makes expansion even easier than before.
Apple today announced updates to its iMac and Mac mini desktop lines, including a 24-inch iMac that is priced more affordably than ever before and a Mac mini with powerful new integrated graphics. For the same $1,499 price as the previous generation 20-inch iMac, the new 24-inch iMac delivers a 30 percent larger display, twice the memory and twice the storage. Delivering up to five times better graphics performance, the updated Mac mini now features the same groundbreaking NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics introduced with the aluminum unibody MacBook family. The Mac mini is the world's most energy efficient desktop, drawing less than 13 watts of power when idle. All iMac and Mac mini systems come with Mac OS X Leopard, the world's most advanced operating system, and iLife '09, Apple's unparalleled suite of consumer applications for managing and organizing photos, making movies and creating and learning to play music.
The Apple Store is currently down with anticipation that Apple is about to announce new iMac and Mac mini models. Interestingly enough Amazon has posted the prices and model numbers of the new Mac mini models prior to any announcement from Apple.
The Apple Store is currently down with anticipation that Apple is about to announce new iMac and Mac mini models. Interestingly enough Amazon has posted the prices and model numbers of the new iMac models prior to any announcement from Apple.