Nov 15

Apple Releases 10th Anniversary iPhone X

https://www.apple.com/au/iphone-x/

Our vision has always been to create an iPhone that is entirely screen. One so immersive the device itself disappears into the experience. And so intelligent it can respond to a tap, your voice and even a glance. With iPhone X, that vision is now a reality. Say hello to the future With iPhone X, the device is the display. An all?new 5.8?inch Super Retina screen fills the hand and dazzles the eyes. The display employs new techniques and technology to precisely follow the curves of the design, all the way to the elegantly rounded corners. The first OLED screen that rises to the standards of iPhone, with accurate, stunning colours, true blacks, high brightness and a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. A tiny space houses some of the most sophisticated technology we’ve ever developed, including the cameras and sensors that enable Face ID.

The most durable glass ever in a smartphone, front and back. Surgical?grade stainless steel. Wireless charging. Water and dust resistance. Familiar gestures make navigation natural and intuitive. Instead of pressing a button, a single swipe takes you home from anywhere.       See more here  https://www.apple.com/au/iphone-x/#design 

https://www.apple.com/au/iphone-x/specs/

https://www.apple.com/au/shop/buy-iphone/iphone-x

Sep 26

Apple has released the latest operating system, High Sierra macOS 10.13.0. 

Apple has just released this year’s major update to its desktop operating system, macOS High Sierra.  This rounds out the big Apple software releases for 2017 after iOS 11,  https://www.apple.com/au/ios/ios-11/    Apple TV   https://www.apple.com/au/tv/   and Apple Watch https://www.apple.com/au/watch/         

High Sierra includes the brand new Apple File System for Macs  (APFS) with SSDs, significant updates to the Photos app’s interface and editing tools, Safari 11, iCloud file sharing, various under-the-hood architecture improvements and more.

macOS High Sierra: Your Mac. Elevated.  New technologies at the heart of the system make your Mac more reliable, capable and responsive — and lay the foundation for future innovations. macOS High Sierra also refines the features and apps you use every day. It’s macOS at its highest level yet. Read on for a walkthrough of what’s new in macOS 10.13 …

https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/25/macos-high-sierra-now-available/

Sep 22

Apple has released iPhone 8

Our vision has always been to create an iPhone that is entirely screen. One so immersive the device itself disappears into the experience. And so intelligent it can respond to a tap, your voice and even a glance. With iPhone X, that vision is now a reality. Say hello to the future. https://www.apple.com/au/iphone-x/

Sep 20

Apple has released anew OS for iPhone and iPad  https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/19/apple-releases-ios11-iphone-ipad-ipod-touch-new-features

Pages   https://www.apple.com/au/pages/   

Numbers     https://www.apple.com/au/numbers/   

Keynote       https://www.apple.com/au/keynote/  

iTunes          https://www.apple.com/au/itunes/    

 https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/19/apple-pages-numbers-keynote-update-ios-11/

 Also update to tvOS    https://www.apple.com/au/tv/

tvOS 11 update for Apple TV is now available, here’s everything new

Sep 13

Apple announced many new iWatches, iPhones, Apple TV and Operating Systems at the Apple Event yesterday. https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/12/apple-iphone-x-event-roundup/

Jul 19

iPhone 8 and iOS 11 arrive later in the year

https://www.apple.com/au/ios/ios-11-preview

 

Jun 06

Apple today announced upgraded iMacs, MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs                                                                                                                                                                            

Here is a summary of all Macs currently available    (except for iMac pro)   

https://9to5mac.com/2017/06/13/mac-lineup-specs-price-upgrades-more

iMac    https://www.apple.com/au/imac/     Specs  https://www.apple.com/au/imac/

 

They also announced a new iMac Pro to ship in December, the fastest Mac ever built for Pro users.

https://www.apple.com/au/imac-pro/    Specs    https://www.apple.com/au/imac-pro/specs/

*Upgraded MacBook Pro*  (Ships in December)

https://www.apple.com/au/macbook-pro/     Specs   https://www.apple.com/au/macbook-pro/specs/

MacBook Air has faster 1.8 or 2.2 GHz CPU Speed BOOST but retains non Retina screen and current ports. This remains the cheapest entry level Mac Laptop at $1799 with 256 Solid State Device 

New macOS High Sierra  (coming in December 2017)

Many improvements and refinements macOS High Sierra 

May 22

https://www.apple.com/au/mac/

Apple is planning three new laptops, according to people familiar with the matter. The MacBook Pro will get a faster Kaby Lake processor from Intel Corp., said the people, who requested anonymity to discuss internal planning. Apple is also working on a new version of the 12-inch MacBook with a faster Intel chip. The company has also considered updating the aging 13-inch MacBook Air with a new processor as sales of the laptop, Apple’s cheapest, remain surprisingly strong, one of the people said.

Apple has already publicly stated that new iMacs are coming later this year and a new modular Mac Pro and Apple-branded display are coming in the future.

Bloomberg: MacBook Pro upgrade coming at WWDC alongside 12-inch MacBook refresh

Dec 30

The long awaited and eagerly anticipated Apple AirPods are now shipping with mostly good reviews. Just take them out and they’re ready to use with all your devices. Put them in your ears and they connect instantly. Speak into them and your voice sounds clear. Introducing AirPods. Simplicity and technology, together like never before. The result is completely magical.  http://www.apple.com/au/airpods/

 

Dec 08

Apple has officially unveiled the new redesigned MacBook Pro at its special event in Cupertino, California. The new design is all metal like the 12-inch MacBook (no plastic along the hinge) and available in space gray (looks darker than 12-inch but we’ll see) and traditional silver. 13-inch and 15-inch options are available. http://www.apple.com/au/macbook-pro/

New MacBook Pro Touch Bar details: UI interactions, screen specs, Control Strip, and how third party apps can use it

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  • 13-inch is 17% thinner, 23% less volume, 3 pounds, nearly 1/2 pound less than previous version
  • 15-inch is 15.5 mm, 14% thinner, 20% less volume, 4 pounds, 1/2 pound less

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All-new keyboard with 2nd-gen butterfly mechanism like 12-inch MacBook (more responsive, improved travel)

  • Function keys replaced with dynamic Touch Bar, a Retina OLED display panel above the keyboard
  • Touch Bar adaptive to specific applications, color display changes based on context
  • Touch ID available on new MacBook Pros, a first
  • Supports log-ins, sapphire crystal, second-gen version like iPhone 6s
  • Apple T1 Chip supports Touch ID, includes Secure Enclave for Apple Pay
  • Siri key added to Touch Bar with default system keys
  • Control Strip lets you manage system controls like brightness and volume
  • Touch Bar supports emoji, QuickType typing
  • Photos use of Touch Bar looks especially promising with scrubber for photos in a collection and finding place in a video
  • Touch Bar can be customized (example includes Finder, Control Strip)
  • Touch ID on new MacBook Pros support profiles (Phil Schiller’s fingerprint logs him into his account, Craig Federighi’s fingerprint pulls up his account)
  • Touch Bar supports most (if not all) Apple apps including Terminal, Xcode
  • Developers can program Touch Bar support
  • MacBook Pro display is 67% brighter, 67% higher contrast ratio, 25% more colors, display as thin as 12-inch MacBook display
  • 15-inch includes Intel Core i7 (6th gen, quad-core, 2133MHz memory), Radeon Pro, up to 4GB VRAM, up to 2.3x faster, Superfast SSD up to 2TB, up to 50% faster, advanced thermal architecture (for fan), all-new speaker design, 2x dynamic range
  • 13-inch includes Intel Core i5 or i7, Intel Iris Graphics, Superfast SSD
  • Four Thunderbolt 3 ports (USB-C connector), headphone jack, any of four ports is charging port (RIP MagSafe)
  • Can support two 5K displays externally
  • New version of Final Cut Pro that supports Touch Bar coming, Adobe will also support Touch Bar with Photoshop, and djay Pro from Algoriddim shows support
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life in both models
  • MacBook Pro 13-inch will also be available in a version without Magic Bar
  • $1499 for non Touch Bar version, $1799 for 13-inch Touch Bar model, and $2399 for 15-inch Touch Bar model
  • Today for new models without Touch Bar, 2-3 weeks shipping for Touch Bar models
  • All models available to order starting today!

** All new MacBooks now only have 1 ,2 or 4 USB C ports so to use older peripherals like USB 3, HDMI or SuperDuper card readers etc., you will need to purchase some sort of external HUB. There are many types available, from Apple or third party suppliers. It is recommended that you use a Bluetooth mouse, external keyboard and wireless printer to avoid too many wired connections.

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