Apple has just issued media invitations for its October 22 Media Event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco at 10:00 AM Pacific Time. The tagline reads “We still have a lot to cover”. Apple is expected to introduce the next-generation iPad, the iPad mini models and a number of Mac-related announcements. » Apple Sends Out Invitations for October 22 Media Event
9to5Mac has received information from a source that suggests the MacBook Air updates that are expected at WWDC will ship soon after the keynote.
Today, we have received specific pricing for the aforementioned SKUs, and the price-points correspond to Apple’s current pricing for the 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air models. We have yet to receive pricing information that points to the imminent availability of new MacBook Pros (as some had hoped), but perhaps the next refresh to Apple’s Pro portables will arrive in the coming months. Supply constraints to the Retina MacBook Pro line seems to infer that…
9to5mac also reports that they received pricing for three new accessories that could be new AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule models. » Pricing Leak Suggests MacBook Air and Pro Ship Soon After The Keynote?
The reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, released a new research note last week highlighting his expectations for changes to Apple’s notebook lineup at next week’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). In his note he writes that the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro will see a slightly slimmer design, as well as an improved camera. He also writes that Apple will not be upgrading the non-Retina MacBook Pro, instead simply continuing to sell the current Ivy Bridge-based models as it seeks to phase out the non-Retina line. The MacBook Air will see a shift to dual built-in microphones. » Slimmer Retina MacBook Pro & Dual Mic MacBook Air Expected at WWDC
At Apple’s media event Apple didn’t just introduce the iPad Mini and iPad 4, Apple also updated their iMac, MacBook Pro and Mac Mini lineup. Apple’s new iMac comes with third generation Intel quad-core processors, powerful NVIDIA graphics and an innovative new storage option called Fusion Drive. Apple’s new version of its popular 13-inch MacBook Pro featuring a stunning Retina™ display and all flash storage in a new compact design. And the new Mac Mini come with new processors, including quad-core chips on the high end, as well as new build-to-order RAM options of up to 16 GB. » Apple Introduces New iMac, New MacBook Pro and New Mac Mini
Did you miss the live stream of Apple’s media event? Don’t worry, Apple has just posted the video to its website and it’s now available for playback. For people who use a Mac you need Safari 4 or later on Mac OS X 10.6 or later, iOS users need Safari and iOS 4.2 or later and Windows users need QuickTime 7 to play this video.
Bloomberg reported that Apple is preparing a new lineup of thinner MacBook laptops running on more powerful chips made by Intel Corp and will get a Retina Display like the iPad. They said this Thinner Macbook will be unveiled at Apple’s annual developers conference starting June 11.