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Apple’s New MacBook Pro: Amazing ‘Retina’ Screen and Super Thin

June 11th, 2012 06:36 admin View Comments

Apple just unveiled the first of today’s big announcements at its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.

Apple’s new “next generation” MacBook Pro is a 15-inch laptop that’s modeled after the MacBook Air. It includes a super high-resolution “retina” display – a first for the Mac – and is very thin: 0.71 inches. And it’s actually not crazy expensive for Apple’s Pro notebook lineup: It starts at $2,199, or $400 more than the entry-level “old” 15-inch MacBook Pro.

The “standard” MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air also got more powerful: Faster chips, more memory, faster graphics, new USB 3 ports, etc. All of the new models start shipping today.

Notebooks represented 70% of Apple’s Mac sales last quarter, so these are important updates. The Mac division is now about 13% of Apple’s overall sales, growing 2% year-over-year. Not nearly as big as the iPhone or iPad, but still an important business for Apple.

Photo courtesy Gdgt. Follow along their WWDC liveblog here.

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Dutch Court Says Android 2.3 Violates Apple Patents

August 25th, 2011 08:35 admin View Comments

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jfruhlinger writes “A Dutch court came to some interesting conclusions in the Apple-Samsung patent case raging there. The court rejected claims that Samsung stole intellectual copyrights, or that it slavishly copied Apple’s iPad and iPhone. It did decide that Android 2.3 violated an Apple photo management patent — but said that Samsung could get around this simply by upgrading its phones to Android 3.0.”

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