40 posts • joined Wednesday 27th June 2012 19:47 GMT
Well apparently just about any old Apple product with an SATA connection can have an SSD. This is one of the biggest boost to speed along with more memory. I've added both these to an older MBP and it's like a new machine.
All Mac Pro models
• All PowerMac G5 models
• All MacBook Pro models
• All Mac mini 2006-Current (All Intel Models)
• iMac 2006-current (All Intel Models)
• iMac G5
• All MacBook models
• Xserve 2009
Wow only the haters could find something bad to say about Apple giving away something for free.
This is really GREAT news. It's nice to see justice actually happening for a change.
Which could also be one of the resons they also have a good resale value.
You forgot and get everything for free. Most Android users don't like to pay for things.
Watch the last half of Monday's keynote posted on Apple's website. You will see how Apple actually implemented these new features and more.
Re: Not quite as pointless as I thought.
The cool thing about the control panel/menu on iOS 7 is that it will change according to what is being used.
Re: Problem solved?
Wow dude talk about the head in the sand. Go grab EVERY model of smartphone from the year 2007 and lay them out on a table. Bring in 5 people who have NEVER used a smartphone and ask them to examine all the phones without any input from you. I can guarantee they will be shocked at how game changing the iPhone was.
That's right you don't know about profit, so let me tell you something, that IS the number one reason a company is in business and why Apple became the wealthiest company in the world. It's not about marketshare, it's about profit and all other makers don't come close to what Apple rakes in.
Re: Does it do widgets?
I've been using widgets on my Macs for years. Hit the F12 key and the screen changes to show all my widgets. I too use to use them a lot more but now only have a few.
On my iPhone 5 I've set up folders as categories and organize all my apps into these on the home page. I keep games on page 2 and that's it. I love using folders and give them names in all caps for easy reading. I hated flipping through numerous pages of apps.
Re: So. Jobs was wrong.
I think it existed but that it had to do with the strength of the network it is trying to use. I could watch the bars on my ATT version go up and down while holding and not holding our two iPhone 4 but it never seemed to cause any issues for us.
Re: So. Jobs was wrong.
My 4 worked fine also the whole time I used it until upgrading to a 5. My wife is still using her 4 and I gave my 4 to my grandson as an "iPod" wannabe with the SIM pulled.
Re: funny enough...
Agreed, the hardware has gotten so fast that you can get an outstanding value by buying and entry level machine (ie mini, iMac) and max out the memory and upgrade the drive. I just picked up a used iMac mid 2011 and dropped in a OWC 32GB ram upgrade kit and this baby is snappy running FCP.
Re: More iPads equals
With the past couple of OS X versions the apps have begun to merge, even using the same names. They all share the cloud and work together so that may very well entice one to get a Mac. I've seen it happen many times. First they got the iPhone, then an iPad and now they are talking to me about a Mac.
Re: Looking for more?
I understand what some are saying about the walled garden thing. I own all apple devices and love the iway they all work together. If you use the included apps then yes you may feel walled in because they are working together with iTunes and icloud. Try getting some new apps. I use Downcast for podcast, VDownload for videos, Dropbox for file storage and many more. Remember there's an app for that.
In the 70s growing up we wore the 501 Levi's which WERE skinny jeans. Then the "Super size it" eating merchandizing came along and everyone viewed gluttony as just normal. Because of this all the jeans started being offered in larger baggier styles. We eat so horribly today.
20th Anniversary Mac
When the title mention Apple I thought for sure the 20th Anniversary Mac would have made the cut. While it wasn't the most powerful of the Mac line of the time the design was surely sexy. You could definitely see that machine sitting on any CEO's desk. It also had the Bose sound system.
Re: Apple has stolen so much ...
I believe he was trying to say that had the Mac come out in 83 (at it's cheaper price then Lisa), then it would have been harder for Windows to catch up.
Gates wanted Apple to license their OS but they refused. This is what gave Gates the opportunity to get his Windows out onto DOS machines and thus gain market share.
Re: Say it like it is...
They did say it like it was. Apparently you weren't old enough to know.
Apple has been copied in every category they have ever entered. Computers, music players, smartphone and tablets. They may not have invented these categories but they do know how to make a great product. It's in their DNA. The haters have always tried to belittle their effort. When all you do is copy the majority of a product it's easy to come up with some good features to add to it. Why waste time on actual R&D right?
Stocking vendors and giving phones away for free is one way of creating market share I guess. Now lets talk about profits.
And yet the Fandroids would have you believe that to be so. Features, features and more features. Look my phone is better because it has... But you are correct in saying what most people buy a smartphone for.
Samsung just need to pay the fine and move on. Guilty is guilty, get over it. Get back to work.
Re: Rational decision
Who else has been making the whole widget since day one? Apple makes the hardware and software. Everyone else until recently with Microsofts products made either hardware or software. This is what made Apple different and why the company has fans who talk about it. Android is fragmented because Google let it loose and everyone and their mother are making hardware for it. By the way I know Many Apple product users who say nothing about the company and only about its products. Try not to make Apple fanatics seem so different from the rest. All the fanatics on all side are just that, FANATICS.
Re: Mac users
Arrogant Windows users are above giving.
Are you really that surprised? Surveys have shown Mac user to be more educated and higher pay earners then Windows users. Also Mac user pay for their software while the majority of Windows users have no problem pirating, they even brag about it. They go for the cheapest possible hardware.
Re: "Adobe for its proprietary approach to Flash."
Exactly in Jobs letter he said and I'm paraphrasing that if and when Adobe shows us a lean mean mobile Flash we will be happy to support it on our mobile devices. He never banned it on the Mac. Well Adobe never made such a beast and here we are
Re: 7" tablets an easy upsell
Sorry to bust your bubble but your last comment about the S3 was short lived due to many people waiting for the iPhone 5 release. That so called big win for the S3 was against the iPhone 4s. The iphone 5 was released the last week of Q3 and has been selling like hotcakes ever since. Lets talk again after Q4. The fact that Apple had and will again have the best selling smartphone is amazing considering the dozens of models made by other manufacturers sold everywhere while the iPhone not.
It's all the Mac haters who dissed Apple for so many years that when Apple products became popular they had to save face and hold out until a rival made something comparable to buy. Believe me there are a LOT of them. Mostly IT and hardcore gamers. I saw so many of them refusing to buy iPods iPhones and iPads after there release when nothing on the market was comparable. You should have seen the relief in their faces when they actually could buy something comparable. I just shook my head when after a few years of them refusing to buy an iPhone and stick with their flip phones claiming there was nothing special about the iPhone and then as soon as a comparable came out they jumped on it and claimed how advanced it was to their previous phone. Chumps.
Did you really think Apple was going to remain at basically 100% MS? They kick started the whole tablet market with the iPad and with no competition at the time it's easy to be at 100%. The competition finally started offering something comparable so yeah MS is going to drop. This is far from failure.
Re: Impressive number
And as always android is grouped into one giant lump sum against the single iPhone. Those number include all the crap android models they sell as 2fers or free incentives. Try comparing each companies top model against the iPhone to see how things really stack up.
Re: Really? *Can* you use USB mass storage in WP8?
Why aren't you using iCloud to sync your music between your Mac and iPhone? All my music and playlist are avaliable on both. My music is in the cloud and available to play on my iPhone. If I need it on my iPhone I can touch the iCloud button and it downloaded on the phone. All purchases are immediately available on both. Nothing to drag or connect.
Obviously many of you are not aware that Google's Map app on iOS did not offer turn by turn voice navigation as it does on Android. How many version of this app was it going to take for Google to offer this feature on the iPhone? I'm glad Apple decided to move on and offer this feature to its users. The app will improve and Google can drop dead.
You mean like when the first iPhone hit the market? Yeah it looked and handled like a combination of the best elements of RIM, Nokia, Motorola and Microsoft at that time. Sheesh Apple just doesn't know how to innovate. Also remember when the first Mac and iMac came on the market? Again they just looked like all the rest. We could go and on, what about the iPod.....
Re: This was a different patent from those considered in the California case
Plus Apple is a top seller in Japan, they just LOVE their Apple gear and prove it with their hard earned cash.
Re: official now
This type of deal has existed between these two companies since MS gave Apple the infamous $150m and promised 5 more years of Mac Office back in the late 90s when Jobs returned to Apple. It was announced at a MacWorld event with a big screen of Gates behind Jobs at a keynote. That deal also stopped the suing between the companies. The are some today who think this was MS saving Apple which is far from the truth.
Re: A ban based on a design patent??
Apple is moving towards dumping Samsung because they can't be trusted. As far as design goes how come all the tablets prior to Apple's iPad don't look like the iPad? Do all current tablets look like the iPad. No, but the Tab 10 looks like a twin which is why they lost.
This win is actually great for innovation and the consumer because it will force everyone to make distinguishing products.
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