New Apple Products Are Here!
I’d hoped for a Magic Trackpad announcement from Apple earlier this year, but we were disappointed. Until now. This morning, Apple took down their store for a while, which is always a sign of good things to come. We now know what tricks were up their sleeve! Read on to see all the goodies…
Available in the Apple store now:
- Brand new Magic Trackpad
- New iMacs
- Battery Charger
Announced, but not available yet:
- 12-core Mac Pro
- 27″ Cinema Display
Let’s take this one piece at a time…
I won’t know if this is a good thing until I actually use the new separate Magic Trackpad, but I’m excited about the possibility! Normally, I like to keep my range of hand motion in a very small area. I multi task and move fast, so I have never liked using a wireless mouse with my laptop when the trackpad is right there and easier to access. However… I have a gut feeling having a completely separate trackpad might sway me. The trackpad is way more attractive to me than a mouse. It’s ordered and on its way, so I’ll follow up on the show with my thoughts.
There’s a range, but you can get iMacs with dual-core up to 3.6GHz and quad-core up to 2.93GHz
This one kind of came out of left field. It’s a battery charger.
Yep…a AA battery charger. You probably have one already. This $29 device will charge AA NiMH batteries just like a lot of chargers out there, and Apple says the batteries will last up to 10 years.
12-core Mac Pro
Phil Schiller says the Mac Pro is…
…the most powerful and configurable Mac we’ve ever made…With up to 12 cores, the new Mac Pro outperforms our previous top-of-the-line system by up to 50 percent, and with over a billion possible configurations, our customers can create exactly the system they want.
Since my team is using a fairly new Mac Pro to edit GeekBeat.TV, I’m not very happy with this, as you can imagine! Though, I learned something a couple days ago that makes this upgrade a lot easier to swallow, and I don’t think a lot of people realize this. The newest version of Final Cut Pro doesn’t actually allow you to take full advantage of all the cores, so this 12-core beauty won’t help much if all you’re relying on it for is editing in Final Cut. Whew… I feel better now!
27″ Cinema Display
The new 27″ display is 16:9 with an edge to edge glass display.
That’s it for the announcements… I’d love to hear what you’re interested (if any of it) – leave a comment below!