There are many people wondering whether to buy the MacBook Air with Intel’s latest Haswell micro processor or to wait for a MacBook Pro to be release with the same processor. It is quite a good question really, the Haswell processor is much faster that the Ivy Bridge processors that the MacBook Pros currently use and the Haswell series also use much less power.
But life is never that simple. Deciding on which of the two laptops to buy comes down to a variety of factors, probably the most important being usage. The MacBook Air is a great machine for on the go business people and students. If most of your work is word processing or making spreadsheets, then the MacBook Air should be sufficient for your need. It is great for browsing, is really light and compact and can last for almost 12 hours on moderate usage.
The MacBook Pro is a much more serious laptop. It is powerful and is actually a better desktop replacement than a mobile computing solution. A MacBook Pro running the latest Haswell processor would be great for serious gamers and video editors. … Read the rest
September 2013 is going to be a big month for Apple. The Cupertino based tech giant seems to be gearing up to release multiple iDevices at a media event on the 10th of the month. These include the new iPhone 5S, possibly the cheaper iPhone 5C and a whole range of MacBooks. This is good news for Apple fans and not just because of the new products – old Apple products are already getting cheaper!
Apple is already offering students almost 13,000 Rs off on existing models of the MacBook – both the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. Apple is also offering a 7,500 Rs gift card for the App Store for any Apple laptop purchase. And retail players aren’t far behind. BestBuy has a large number of offers available on its website including one for a MacBook Air running the latest 4th Generation Intel made Haswell processer.
Till now the MacBook Air is the only Apple laptop to use the Haswell processor but we can expect the entire range of Macbook laptops to shift over to the faster and much less power hungry micro processor – one of the major reasons for such a large drop in prices.
The AllThingsD forum has said that a new iPhone will be revealed by Apple on the 10th of September. Adding credibility to this is one Jim Dalrymple who has till date been absolutely correct when it comes to Apple rumours. What we expect is that Apple will reveal its new iOS 7 and at least one new iPhone by the 10th of September followed by releasing the new phone and operating system on the 18th of the month. It is quite likely that Apple will reveal the new iPhone 6 and the iPhone 5S on the media event on the 10th but Apple will likely only release one phone first. The reasoning is that not only is this the templates that the late Steve Jobs swore by but also that Apple will likely be releasing the new iPad 5 at the same time.
There is a lot of new stuff to expect though! The iOS 7 will have a completely new look to its icons and the background will change with the phone being moved, but the changes aren’t just skin deep. AirDrop will be coming to the iPhone and there will be a new control centre letting users access social media updates and more at a swipe. The new iPhone 5S is expected to use new materials and form for the device as well as new specs; from changing to a more powerful processor to having a finger print sensor in the home button. The iPhone 6 will also have a whole slew of new stuff, but only time will tell!
Big question is whether we will see the rumoured cheaper iPhone 5C as well.… Read the rest