Apple has updated the MacBook pro range with retina screens, faster processors and new technologies to improve performance and battery life
“iMac continues to be the example that proves how beautiful, fast and fun a desktop computer can be,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Inside its ultra-thin aluminum enclosure, the new iMac has the latest Intel processors, faster graphics, next generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi and faster PCIe flash storage.”The entry-level 21.5-inch iMac features a 2.7 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor and new Iris Pro graphics for unprecedented levels of integrated graphics performance. The high-end 21.5-inch model and both 27-inch models feature quad-core Intel Core i5 processors up to 3.4 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce 700 series graphics with twice the video memory and up to 40 percent faster performance than the previous generation.* Customers looking for the ultimate in performance can upgrade to quad-core Intel Core i7 processors up to 3.5 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M series graphics with up to 4GB of video memory.
The new iMacs also include improvements to flash storage and the Fusion Drive:
The updated iMac now features support for PCIe-based flash storage that makes Fusion Drive and all-flash storage options up to 50 percent faster than the previous generation.* The popular Fusion Drive option combines the large storage capacity of a hard drive with the high performance of flash to deliver shorter boot times and faster access to apps and files. Customers can configure their iMac with a 1TB or 3TB Fusion Drive, and all-flash storage options are now available in configurations up to 1TB. iMac comes standard with 8GB of memory and a 1TB hard drive, and customers can choose to configure their iMac with up to 32GB of memory and up to a 3TB hard drive. iMac also comes with two Thunderbolt and four USB 3.0 ports for connecting to external storage and other high performance peripherals.
At the WWDC last month, Apple introduced blisteringly fast MacBook Airs with all day battery life.
Larger SSD storage up to 512GB is now available
On the 2nd May 2013, The Hervey Bay Mac Users Group celebrated it’s 5th anniversary after inception in 2008. A very interesting meeting was held featuring a superb presentation by Darren, who showed us all how he manages his family’s multiple Macs, iPads, iPhones and iPods at home. At the interval, a birthday cake was enjoyed by those members present.
Bottom, Darren gives his presentation using his iPhone to control his iPad connected to the projector.
Middle, left to right, Doe, (Treasurer) Ken and Darren (Founder Members)
HBMUG celebrated it’s 4th Anniversary on Thursday 3rd May 2012. the Group was formed by myself, Darren and Ben in my house, May 2008. We moved to the RSL in September 2008 when all the members could no longer fit into my lounge room. It has proved an excellent and popular venue. In July this year, our daytime meeting which meets at 60 and better, Dan Dinna House will celebrate it’s 2nd birthday.
From left to right, Doe, Ken, Darren, Noela and Peter.
Some of the members
Our birthday cake.
We celebrated our 22nd meeting and 2nd Anniversary with wonderful cakes made by Marion. Richard Neville kindly donated an iPod Shuffle to raffle, and it was won by Marion. We now have 85 listed members and are still growing slowly. We get about 25% of the club attending meetings at the RSL
Left to right, Annette, Ken, Ben and Marion
Below, the cakes made by Marion
Twenty four members attended our 1st Anniversary meeting and were treated to a superb presentation and demonstration of iMovie 06 by Josef. An Apple video about iMovie 09 was also shown. Richard Neville informed us of his new Apple Authorised Reseller business in Main Street. Attractive prices will be offered to members. We were presented with a chocolate 1st Birthday cake from a mystery “lady” who left it at reception.
The founding three members, left to right, Darren, Ken (founder) and Ben