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Apple and the Environment
Apple and the Environment Oct 16, 2014
iPhone update: first 30 days, largest pickup ever in 32 countries. About to release in China
alighed with China's 4G rollout. Preorders have set new record. Biggest iPhone launch ever.
Apple Pay: built right into passbook for iPhone 6 and 6+. easy and secure and a private way to pay for things.
All of the nations top banks supporting us. Signed another 500 new banks supporting ApplePay many of the the
largest vendors supporting. Also works online. No coard number entry, no address entry. Lots of online stores
accepting Apple Pay. Beginning on Monday
Apple Watch: great reception for tech, health and fitness, and fashion and style. This month the Apple watch
on the cover of Vogue China. Working with selected third party developers with Apple watch. Watchkit is
rolling out next month so all developers can build for Apple watch. Shipping early next year.
Each of these products have been designed to work seamlessly together.
iOS 8: Out for just under a month. Early review have been just great. 48% of iOS are running iOS 8 2014,
46% running iOS 7 2013 so mostly current. Android 54% still running 2012 release. Quicktype, family sharing...
what really sets iOS 8 apart is the tools that iOS 8 provides to our developers. for instance swipe down from
the top and get access to all third party widgets, edit photos, documents, third party keyboards ( klingon, yet ). Healthkit: developers has really embraced this. Lifesum, sharecare... also access to touch ID, Metal driect access to the performance of amazing GPS and fast graphics and great visual fidelity. Swift: and entirely new programming language. We have seen a flood of applications in swift already, IBM has embraced swift for its development of enterprise mobility. Major universities have incorporated swift. iOS 8.1 fixes bugs, icloud photo library: manages all changes across all devices, photos and videos, currently available in public beta uses iCloud storage.
Yosemite: Clean and consistent use of typography throughout the system, notification center, and enhanced spotlight. All the apps built into Yosemite, including new safari. Safari is better at sharing right within the app. Great new tab view that provides a birds eye view. Safari is 6 x faster than other browsers and uses much longer batter life. hours longer battery use. Mail: fill out forms with markup right within mail. Mail drop, can set upto 5 GB through iCloud. Messages, iTunes, iWork: Pages, Numbers and keynote all updated. iCloud Drive: store any file in the cloud. Access anything from anywhere, even a windows PC : ) just some of the wonderful new user features in Yosemite. What makes this great is how Yosemite and iOS work together. iCloud is the centre of this. Advanced wifi and bluetooth low energy devices, for instance air play to appleTV even without a wifi network. Continuity: at any moment work with the device that is most convient in that moment. Send and receive SMS text messages from any device and phone calls through the speaker of your mac. With continuity I can just pickup where I left off moving from iPhone to iPad and back to my Mac. Apple space ship is really a space ship example of Apple security with Steven Colbert. Granny Smith to Red Delicious. Quick overview of Yosemete release. Much more... Yosemete on MacApp store today. Available for free and iOS 8.1 available for download this monday. iWork update available today also for free
iPad: unique blend of simplicity and capibility, jam packed full of advanced technology. Incredibly thin and light package. As we packed more capibility, our customers have begun to use it in whys we could not imagine. Transforming the way we communicate. We sold more iPads in the first 4 years, 225 million than we have any other product in history. If you look at the top 4 by volume of top PC manufactures, iPad beats them all, for all of their products, not by a little but by a lot. Consistently rate number 1 in customer satisfaction. iPad mini retina has scored 100% in customer satisfaction. Why? Unique blend of simplicity and capibility. At the root of this 675K apps custome designed for iPad. A tablet is only as good as what you can do with it. The verge named the iPad air as the best tablet you can buy. Remember the original release, it was thinner than a pencil...make it better making iPad Air 2 even thinner.
New iPad Air 2, very thin, can you even see it. 6.1 mm thin. World thinest tablet. Can stack two of them and still be thinner than the original iPad. Display: LCD touch layer and glass, in each ipad there has been an air layer between these layers. Not now they are optically bonded with anti-reflective coating reducing reflections by 56%. Best display. A8X new generation chip, A8 for iPhone, A8X 3 billion transiters 40% faster CPU 2.5 faster graphics. 12 x faster than original iPad, graphics performances 180 times faster. Metal lets developers get direct performance without software overhead. Developers bringing there desktop plateforms, 10 hours battery, and motion control, new barometer, new isight camera. The ipad is the best viewfinder for your photos. Developers like these cameras for prizmo, coaching applications, home styler and hundreds of other applciations, 8 MP 1.12micro pixels 2.4 appature 1080p HD video and the image processing done in A8X chip. Auto HDR, accurate color, great depth of field, low noise, macros, can take large panoramas upto 43 Mpixels. Can take burst mode photos. Timelapse also. Slo-mo video 120 frames per second at 720p. Dual microphones for better audio. New face time cameral HDR videos and faster wi-fi 80211.ac 866Mbps, faster LTE with 20 bands upto 150Mbps. Touch ID reads your finger prints and works with iTunes store and iOS 8 developer apps also. With touchID you can use Apple pay within all the apps that support applepay. Comes with iOS 8.1. Pixelmator is a big hit on the Mac and now it works on the iPad. Full featured image editing app. Smooth editing of 4k image. Coming later this month in the app store. Improvements of speed up to 3 times in many areas of the app.
Replay: you can use your iPad to create amazingly rich video without knowing anything about editing. Select all of your clips and with one tap replay analysis all of the video, puts everything together to find the best action and color to match videos to the beat of the music. You can add captions, trime views and reorder things. Created a custom rendering engine with each generation it gets faster. Does volumentric lighting: lighting that interacts with the text or the images. replay for free on the app store today.
iPad: next gen retina display A8X chip, new cameras, ultrafast wireless, touch ID and very thin.
$499 16GB $599 64GB $699 128G cellular verisons for 130 more.
iPad Mini 3
silver space grey and gold
$399 16 GB $499 64 GB $599 128GB
will keep iPad air 399 and iPad Mini $249 iPad mini 2 $299
Pre-order tomorrow will start shipping next week
Note this is US pricing
Mac: updated Macbook Air this summer. The wall street journal says it is the best laptop ever made.
MacBook Pro: for all day battery and performance.
iMac with Retina display. You have never seen a level of detail like you can see in this iMac.
5120 x 2880 pixel 14.7 million pixels. worlds highest resolution display, we call it the retina 5k display, 7 times the pixels than on your HDTV, 67% more than a 4k display. Fit into 5mm thin display. Lots of innovation and design to make this possible. Uses 30% less energy. Use apple photo alignment technology with a compensation film to make the images look crip and sharp. You can work with 4k video editing with room left over for bins and timelines. Fastest chips 3.5GHz i5 can upgrade to i7 can upgrade to radion 295x 3.5 Teraflops, thunderbolt 2, fusion drive, energy star 6.1. A 4K IPS TFT display currently costs $3000 or more. new iMac will cost $2499 Radion R9 chip.. Joins the rest of the iMac line $1099 - $2499 avalable tomorrow.
MacMini: iris graphics 500 802.11 ac 2 thunderbolt 2 ports starts at $499 shipping today
Soon you can wear the technology right on your wrist... line up products and the ecosystem that supports them is only something Apple can create because Apple creates both the hardware and the software, simple intuitive and magic experience for our customers. We are just getting started.
Youngest developer attending 13 years old. 9 million registared developer.
Huge release for developers: entire section of presentation devoted to this.
Over 50% of OS X install base working on Mavericks. Fastest adoption in history.
Windows 8 shipped a year before Mavericks and is currently at 14%
OSX 10.10 Yosemite ( new cleaner icons, typography, transulcency, and a dark mode )
Notification centre: New Today view that can be extended with widgets. Why more functionaliy.
Spotlight: new interface, inline preview. Search local and websearch.
Calandar has an all new look for day view which shows appointment details.
iCloud Drive: icons inside of finder, can store all files of any sort to sync across all macs and windows.
Mail: Focus on basics. Also deal with large attachments with Mail Drop via iCloud ( encripted ) upto 5GB
Markup: Write on top of photos and PDF's for sending in email
Safari: smooth scroll of tabs, or visual overview. Share button, Markup button works within mail.
Markup is smart enough to magnify, and recognize arrows, cartoon bubbles, etc. very nice : )
Continuity: Use the right device for the moment. Want transitions between devices to be simple. Airdrop now works between iOS and the Mac.
HandOff: When working on your Mac devices around you are aware of what you are doing. So you can simmply continue working on your iPad or from iPad to Mac. Proximity awareness. Automatic hotspot generation from Mac to iPhone. SMS messages now show up on other devices using your phone as a intermediary, same thing with phone calls. So you can answer or dial a phone call directly from your Mac. Directly from numbers on web pages.
OS X 10.10 available for developers today. Available to everybody else in the fall for Free.
Public Beta program this summer.
800 million iOS devices sold, iPad 200 million, iPhone 500 million units.
130 million bought their first Apple device in the last 12 months. Many switching from Android.
Half of customers in China in the last 6 months switch from Android to iPhone.
97% customer satisfaction for iOS 7
iOS 7 89% adaption. Android is 9% ( over a third running 4 year old software )
99% of mobile malware is on Android.
iOS 8 announced. Giant release. Great end user and developer features.
interactive notifications, even from the lock screen.
Quick access to people as well as apps with double tap on home button.
Keyboard: QuickType supports perdictive typing suggestions, for the next words, context sensitve.
learns how you type to different people in different apps. All learning private to device.
Group Messaging and thread management.
Tap to talk in Messages
New details button in Messages, locations, context, do not disturb ( including mute notifications )
All attachments from conversation available in details.
Can also do audio or video responses in messages.
Raise to ear to listen and respond to audio messages
Enterprise auto configure. VIP Treads, suppport for third party document providers.
Managed Books and PDF
Comes with Health App. Works with third party apps that integrate with healthkit.
Working with Mayo clinic, for automated communication to provide more timely care.
Revolutionize how the health industry interacts with people.
Epic system integration for HMO provisioning
Refigerator the original, now we can share other stuff.
Sharing media, songs, movies, books and apps. You can get at the purchases of all the members of your family. Up to 6 family members who all share the same credit card. Get prompted to ask you permission to purchase.
Bringing together photos with iCloud so every photo you take are available on all of your devices.
Device has access to more photos in the cloud than it can store locally.
Better search mechanisms for all of your photos, location, time, albums
Smart editing controls for light and colour.
Edits all mirrored to iCloud library when favorated.
For mac new Photos App solution shipping early next year Photos
first 5GB free 20GB for .99 cent per month
shazam song recognition
streaming voice recognition
22 new dictation languges
vecor based maps
turn by turn navigation
improved weather data
Developer Part of iOS 8
Make Apps you could not create before.
1.2 million Apps in app store. 300 million people visit app store each week
downloaded 75 billion apps.
Adding and explore tab
Adding top trending searches
related searches and editors choice logo
App Bundles from developers: can buy multiple apps at a discounted price
App previews: short videos of app features
New Beta test service: developers can invite testers to Test Flight
Everything available in the fall.
Biggest release since the launch of the App Store
4000 new developer APIs
Extensibility: can extend the system and offer services to other apps.
Extensions live inside an apps sandbox, but other apps can interact
for instance bing could offer translation inside of safari
third party apps can define widgets for notification centre
for instance Waterlogue can plug into photos for instant effects
Ability to install system wide third party keyboards
Third party apps can take advantage of touchID as well.
Identifies successful matches but does not expose fingerprint ID
Camera's and photo kit API
HomeKit API, lights, door locks, thermostates. Works with a common network protocal. Siri integration.
CloudKit: takes over the cloud part, provides you with a client side programming model. Effectively free.
with some limits
Metal: 3D Graphics ( high end gaming and rendering )
Metal reduces OpenGL overhead. Up to 10x faster draw call rates. Also access to compute power of GPU>
Gaming engines: frost bite console engine to mobile.
Epic Games: Live demo Tim Sweeny. Zen garden order of magnitude increase in detail. Wow! A7 processor.
Zen garden will be available in app store for free when iOS 8 is available.
Sprite Kit for casual gaming
ligh, field forces per-pixel physics
New programming language
Swift: fast modern, safe, interactive
objective C without the C
faster than Objective-C
A modern language
large classses of common programing errors are not possible.
Swift code can sit right along side C and objective C code in an applicaiton.
enables a level of dynanism that we have not seen before.
Swift Playground: runs my code as I type it.
Uses type inference
Designed from the ground up for Coco and cocotouch
Allows interactive and dynamic programming expreience
Full power over time forwards and backwards through execution .
With Scenekit it is easy to make a 3D version of app
Swift comes with complete Xcode support
Swift lanugage guide availabe in iBooks now.
Day one of release swift apps can be submitted to App store.
iOS 8 available in beta to developers today, everyone else in the fall.
OS 10.10, iOS 8, how OS devices and serves work together in harmony an integrated and continous experience.
how developers can create powerful apps. Apple engineers a seamless experience for our users.
no hardware announcements.
AppleEvent Oct 22,201
Review iPhone sales, iOS 7 rapid uptake, iTunes Radio, App Store 60 billion sales ( 13 billion dollars to developers )
Mac: Computers people Just Love to use. Still believe deeply in this category. New products this morning.
OS X Mavericks 10.9: Upgrade your hardware, more out your hardware. Techniques like compressed memory, integrated graphics,
OpenCL takes compute oriented tasks and uses the GPU for computation. Shared links from twitter within safari,
finder tags, big improvments for handling multiple displays. New Apps: Maps, iBooks ( library and text books ).
Email recognition updates calendar which also displays may and weather and provides time to get from previous appointment.
Mavericks Extends your battery life, gets more out of your system and some great new apps.
Re-engineered development process and revolutionized pricing
Mavericks is Free! Snow leopard or later single step update to Mavericks. Available today!
MacBook Pro: 13" and a 15" macbook pro major updates today
MacBook Pro: 13"Thinner and lighter 3.46lbs .71 thin intel Haswell 4th generation dual core Iris graphics 90% faster than previous generation
upto 9 hours of batter life, 9 hours of movie play back for instence, PCIe based flash 60% faster, thunderbold 2,
13" MacBook Pro starting at $1299 2.4 GHz i5 4 GB RAM 128 GB Storage shipping today.
MacBook Pro: 13" Crystal well chip, Iris Pro Graphics & Geforce GT 750M, upto 8 hours of battery life, PCIe flash, 802.11ac wifi
$1999 2GH i7 8 GB RAM 256 Flash
Mac Pro: fast 7 Teraflops of compute power, PCIe 10 times faster than hard drive. Up to three 4k video displays
nice feature motion sensor lights up your plugs if you move it : ) Video editing, new verion of final cut pro that takes advantage of MacPro, enables real time 4k editing, Photo editing, Music ( Mac Pro is really quiet 12dBA, great for the recording studio ) $2999
available December. As quite as a Mac Mini at idle. Assembled in the USA
Apps: New verions of iLife for Mavericks. Photobooks for iPhoto in iPad for instance.
iMove for iOS 7 cleaner simpler on the Mac a new design. iMovie theater iCloud to AppleTV also. Garage band upto 32 tracks for iOS on 64 bit iPhone, 16 tracks on others, new for Mac also. See drummer for instance, a drummer track that automatically plays along with you and takes your guidence. Every new Mac comes with garage band and you can expand it with a single in-app purchase. One of the many new features in Garage Band. All free with the purchase any new Mac or iOS device updates available today.
Completely new versions of iWork for iOS and Mac. Pages, Numbers, KeyNote. Adding collaboration to iWork for iCloud. Can both be editing the same document at exactly the same time, even between Mac and Windows. All iLife and iWork apps are free with new purchase of iOS available today. More than 20 Apple Apps in total updated today
iPad: We called iPad our most advanced technology and a magical device. One of the most successful products in Apple history. earlier this month sold 170 millionth iPad. Now everybody is making a tablet. iPad is used more than any of the rest, four times more that all of the others put together. People use it, people love it. Rated #1 in customer satisfaction. Great plateform for 3rd party developers, 475,000 iPad apps. Not about quantity but about quality. Combineation of hardware, software services. What is most rewarding for Apple is all the amazing ways that their customers are using them.
Next Generation of iPad: iPad Air 9.7" retina dispaly much smaller bezel 43% thinner than previous version, thinner 7.5mm thinner 20% thinner. ligher previous 1.4 lb iPad Air just 1 lb now the lightest full size tablet in the world. Apple A7 chip as in iPhone 5s. 64 bit destop class architecture also includes M7 processor. 8x faster than original iPad, graphics 72 times faster than original iPad have the change with new iPad Air. MiMO wifi technology twice the data transfer rate of previous generation, expanded LTE coverage, 5MP iSight camera, dual microphones, 10 hours of battery live. Silver/white SpaceGrey/Black $499 start 16GB wifi config with wifi $629 iPad 2 at $399 Shipping Nov 1st.
iPad Mini: one most requested feature a retina display. 7.9" Same number of pixels as iPad Air. Also A7 chip 64 bit 4x faster CPU tasks 8x faster graphics tasks 2x faster wifi with MIMI and better LTE support, silver/white spacegrey/black $399 16 GB wifi, available later in november current iPad mini now $299 will remain. New iPad covers and Case ( case covers the back too )
new iPad Air Pencil Ad
Apple Special Event September 13 2013
Wtach The Event for yourself. Also available on the Events Channel of AppleTV.
Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iPhoto and iMovie included for free on all new iOS purchases.
iOS 7, iPhone 5S and iPhone 5S replace iPhone 5
is a plastic steel reinforced phone with an optional soft silicon cover. Most economical in five colours.
is a machined aluminum phone with an optional leather cover 64 bit fast processor and new fingerprint security in three finishes.
Sept 10 2013
three colors - gold, white, and black
made of high-grade aluminum and chamfered edges
new A7 SoC 64-bit desktop-class architecture
A7 is up to twice as fast at CPU & Graphics tasks
OpenGL ES 3.0 is supported this will enable breakthroughs in GPU performance
new part called the M7 "motion co-processor" that works alongside the A7 measures data coming from sensors without waking the A7 up
a whole new level of health and fitness solutions never before seen in a phone
battery life equal or greater than iPhone 5. 10 hours 3G talk, 10 hours wifi browsing, 40 hours of music, 250 hours of standby
new camera system, five element lens, f2.2 aperture, bigger pixels rather than more 1.5u pixels
bigger pixels let in more light, better color, less noise
iPhoto will go with that new camera
the 5S takes multiple photos at once and picks the best one for you
dual-LED flash,camera examines the scene in real time and chooses from between 1000 different colors to match the room
auto-image stabilization is another new feature, sharper action shots
hold the shutter button down, it will take photos continuously at a rate of 10fps
120fps slo-mo video, 720p video at 120fps
normal video is 1080p at 30fps
Touch ID: a finterprint sensor, touch capacitive sensor, 500ppi resolution 170 microns thin, scans sub-epidermal skin layers
new sensor is embedded in the home button, stainless stell deteciton ring around it , sapphire crystal on top to proctect it.
just touch the button to unlock your phone
also use it to make itunes purchases
fingerprint data is encrypted and stored in the A7
sensor maps individual details in your fingerprint ridges to make sure only you get into your phone
it's only on the A7, and only decryptable via the TouchID software
never goes out to iCloud, never touches apple's servers
$719 16 GB, $819 32 GB, $919 64 without plan
Available for order Sept 20th 2013
iPhone 5C Sept 10 2013
This year we're replcing the iphone 5 with two new designs.
iPhone 5C: with everything from the iPhone 5, and more
the 5C has a black front with blue, green, red, yellow, and white backs)
the back and sides are made from a single part
iOS 7 and the color of your phone will match out of the box
custom cases just for the 5C made out of silicone rubber.
made of hard-coated polycarbonate, steel-reinforced, also amplifies the antenna, 4" retinal dsiplay with in-cell touch.
A6 on the inside
slightly larger battery than in the iphone 5
8MP isight camera, same as in the 5
supports all the new camera features in iOS 7
new facetime HD camera on the front side
even better than the old one, better in low-light conditions
supports more LTE bands than any other iphone or any smartphone in the world
$599 for 16 GB and $719 for 32 GB without a plan
pre-order Sept 13th purchase Sept 20th
iWork: Sept 10 2013
all five apps - keynote, pages, numbers, iphoto, and imovie, are now free with any new iOS 7 device.
Can be downloaded in with one click to existing devices
Sept 10 2013
next month Apple will ship our 700th million iOS device
Multi-tasking User Interface and improved Siri, it can now draw on wikipedia
great new high-quality male and female voices
Sound and sound effects improved and classic sounds remastered.
new square aspect ratio camera
camera roll is replaced by groups (called "moments) based on time or location
over 200 features in iOS 7
new designs for iOS 7 in third party apps
no split release for iphones/ipads
coming sept 18th
as always, iOS 7 will be available for free
iPhone 4 or later, iPad 2 or later, iPad mini or fifth-generation iPod touch
Watch Apple Announcements Live on Apple TV events channel:
Oct 22 2012
Apple's One Day Sale Event ( the only one of the year ) Black Friday:
Nov 23 2012
Amazon.ca Black Friday sales:
Nov 23 2012
New 13" iMac with retina display:
Oct 22 2012
Aasemetirc lithum icon battery tech, intel dual core i5 or i7 8 GB of RAM seven hours of battery life
Solid state drive, 128 GB Flash drive 1699 starts and starts shipping today.
- New iTunes and App Store
- New iTunes is "dramatically simpler"
- The new iTunes will be available in late October.
Oct 22 2012
dual or quad i5 or i7, Intel HD Graphics 400 4 GB RAM 500 GB HDD $599
Server with 2 1T HD $999
Oct 22 2012
New iMac edge to edge glass, very thin edge 5mm thin, 80% thinner than previous generations
Engineering used Friction stire welding to do the build.
New display which if 5mm thiner, removed the 2mm air gap by laminating the display directly to the glass.
So whole display is 45% thinner, removed the optical drive
21.5 1920 x 1480 and 27 inch 2560 x 1440
Full lamination design improves the optical quality and uses Plasma deposition process for nanometer anti-reflective coating
75% less reflection than previous generation. Each are individually calabrarted.
720P face time camera with dual microphons.
Intel 2.7 GHzquad core i5 or i7 765GB of flash or 3T hard drive
sd card reader two thunderbolt and GB ethernet
with iMac and MacMini choise of Apple Fusion Drive
128GB of flash storage + either 1 or 3 T hard drive, fused into a single volume.
if you choose the fusion drive all apple sofware including system software goes to flash drive,
then it figures out what you use the most and what would benifit most to go into flash.
When you imort photos for instance you get neear the performance of flash with fusion drive.
Yes, you can get an external optical drive
Starts at $1299 Start shipping in November 27" a month later in December
4th generation iPad:
Oct 22 2012
100 million iPads sold to date, more than 90% of all web traffic from iPads
Almost every company in the fortune 500 is testing and deploying iPads.
Apple A6X new chip doubles the performance for CPU and graphics tasks.
new generation of apple signal process for face recognition
same 10 hours of battery life.
720p face time camera
includes LTE with greatly expanded carrier coverage, including Koodo
2x faster Wi-Fi
uses lightning reversable connector
lighting to USB and SD card reader and out to HDMI and VGA
Black and While
16 GB Wifi for $499 twice the performance new features at the same price
New iPad Mini:
Oct 22 2012
Can hold it in one hand, entirely new design not just a shruken down iPad
Very thin and light.
7.2 mm thin, as thin as a pencel, .68 lb as light as a pad of paper.
comes in black( slate back ) and white (silver back )
not so small that it is not useable.
ipad 2 9.7 inch mini 7.9
resolution same as iPad 1024x767
so all software created for ipad just works for iPad Mini
competion 7" diagional iPad Mini 7.9 diagional 35% larger display area.
Functionally iPad mini is 49% larger display area and thinner and lighter.
Portrait mode 67% larger than the competition.
Better inside than iPad 2
Apple dual core A5 chip, face time camera HD front side camera, 5MP iSight 1080P HD video
Ultrafast LTE wireless, faster abgn wifi, lighting connector 10 hour battery life just like 4G iPad.
New simpler iPad cover without the metal hinge blue green pink light gray and dark gray
start 16GB wifi $329 32 GB $429 64GB 599
Pre-order Oct 26 ship Nov 2 then cellar versions two weeks later.
New iPad Mini TV ad Chopsticks
New iBook Author:
Oct 22 2012
Available today free download on the MacApp Store
This update includes embed custom fonts, inserting mathematical equations and adds multitouch widgets.
iBooks Author: Publishing and distribution FAQ :
iPhone 5 its taller
Sept 12 2012
$199 for 16GB, $299/32GB, $399/64GB (with two year contract).
iPhone 4S is $99, iPhone 4 is free with contract.
Preorders start on Friday, shipping one week later.
Launching on the 21st in the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Launching on the 28th in 22 other countries.
- 6.7mm thin, 18% thinner. The world's thinnest smartphone
- Weighs 112 grams, 20% lighter than the iPhone 4S.
- 4-inch display, 1136x640.
- Screen is nearly 16:9, with 44% better color saturation.>
- Cellular Data: LTE and DC-HSDPA
- Wifi: dual-channel 5GHz 802.11n, allowing for max performance up to 150Mbps.
- A6 chip is 2x faster and has 2x the graphics performance compared to the A5.
- It's 22% smaller and more energy efficient.
- 8 hours of LTE browsing, 10 hours of video, 40 hours of music, 225 hours of standby, 8 hours 3G talk time.
- 8 megapixel camera with backside illumination, a hybrid IR filter and a five-element lens.
f/2.4 aperture. 25% smaller, dynamic low light mode, precision lens alignment,
sapphire crystal. The camera evaluates nearby pixels to give up to 2 f-stops greater low-light performance,
along with new image processing in the A6.
- 40% faster on photo capture.
- Adding Panorama mode
- Video is 1080p but with better video stabilization.
- The front-facing camera is now 720p, backside illuminated with facial recognition.
- The iPhone 5 has three microphones, one on the bottom, another on the front, and one on the back. Improved voice recognition and cancellation.
- The phone has an improved speaker design, and is 20% smaller, and with a five-magnet transducer -- three more magnets than previously. Additional magnets make the speaker more efficient -- more volume for less power. Apple is calling it "sideband audio".
- New connector called "Lightning".
- All-digital, 8-signal design. Adaptive interface, improved durability, reversible, 80% smaller.
Sept 12 2012
Arrives Wednesday, Sept 19th for the iPhone 5, 4S, 4, 3GS, new iPad, iPad 2 and 4th generation iPod Touch.
- New iTunes and App Store
- New iTunes is "dramatically simpler"
- The new iTunes will be available in late October.
iPod Nano 7th Generation
Sept 12 2012
The Seventh Generation Nano looks a bit like the original Nano.
iPod Nano is $149 for 16GB.
- Seven colors: aluminum, black, purple, green, blue, yellow and red.
- 50% thinner than the Nano it replaces. Wider screen, 5.4mm thin, 2.5" display that's MultiTouch, with a home button.
- Lightning port
- Includes FM tuner with DVR, fitness and pedometer, view video and photos.
- Bluetooth with wireless audio streaming, so supports Bluetooth headphones and car integration.
- Promises 30 hours of music playback
iPod Touch 5th Generation its taller
Sept 12 2012
available in October.
4th Gen iPod Touch still sold, 16GB/$199, 32GB/$249.
5th Gen iPod Touch is 32GB/$299, 64GB/$399.
40 hours of music playback, 8 hours of video, slightly increased over the 4th generation Touch.
camera is much improved, with a 5-megapixel, backside illuminated, f/2.4, 5-element lens, plus the same sapphire crystal lens cover as the iPhone 5. Includes support for the new Panorama feature, as well as support for the iOS version of iPhoto.
720p front-facing FaceTime camera.
Includes Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11 b/g/n dual-band, and other typical wireless.
No LTE or cellular for the Touch.
It does include Siri, however.
Comes in five colors, raw aluminum, black, blue, yellow and red.
- New iPod Touch is 6.1mm thin, 88 grams.
- Aluminum on the back with a brushed finish.
- Speaker on the bottom plus Lightning connector.
- Has iPhone 5 4" display.
- Includes the A5 processor, and 7x faster graphics than the old touch.
- Promises 30 hours of music playback
Sept 12 2012
available in October.
iPod Shuffle remains $49.
- gaining a different color selection.
Sept 12 2012
A standalone accessory, shipping today -- but included with the new Touch, Nano, and the iPhone 5.
- Now offering new headphones, called EarPods.
- In the works for three years. Includes in-line microphone and controls.
- Has a directed speaker port that points forward into the ear canal.
- Doesn't create a seal the way other in-ear headphones do.
OS X Mountain Lion 10.8:
July 27 2012
Technical Specification including which machine are compatable
How to upgrade for $19.99 upgrade from Lion or Snow leopard.
Note that Lion and Snow Leopard have been removed from the Apple Store.
Over all this seems to be quite a stable release, with new features and
a renewed focus on iCloud and social media but with speed improvements
- iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
- MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
- MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
- Xserve (Early 2009)
- MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
- Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
- Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
WWDC: Apple World Wide Developers Conference KeyNote:
New Product Announcements. June 11 2012
Apple Introduces All New MacBook Pro with Retina Display
Mountain Lion Available in July From Mac App Store for $19.99 upgrade from Lion or Snow leopard.
Apple Previews iOS 6 With All New Maps, Siri Features, Facebook Integration, Shared Photo Streams & New Passbook App
Apple Updates MacBook Air and Current Generation MacBook Pro with Latest Processors and New Graphics
New Airport express, looks like a white AppleTV with two ethernet ports and provides
simultanious dual band wifi $99. Setup is built right into OS X and iOS and can be done in just a few simple steps, and with AirPort Utility 6.0 for OS X Lion and iOS you can access a visual map of your network for viewing and reconfiguring devices.
New Smart Cover for iPad2 that includes a back as well as the magnetic front $49
The iPad's other life: medical device extraordinaire
Much of the iPad's use in medical settings so far has been in the form of pilots and trials,
but it's getting ready to take off in a much bigger way. The Veteran's Administration in the
U.S. is looking at rolling out as many as 100,000 tablets across 152 hospitals,
says Wired, based on the success of the 1,500 trial iPads it currently has in use.
Over 80 percent of U.S. hospitals have similar trials in place, according to recent
comments made by Apple CEO Tim Cook , which means that many more could soon take the plunge,
resulting in a huge uptick of orders from medical organizations for the generally consumer-oriented device.
Apple has a medical market manager, Afshad Mistri, who was
profiled by Wired in a feature.
Mistri is rare because he has a specific type of business to sell to: health care. Mistri is
behind the dedicated iTunes store section for professional health care apps, has organized
conferences on how to use the iPad in medicine, and is known to make house calls for medical
professionals hoping to set up their organizations with iPads for use in treatment and patient care.
Everything in medicine is going mobile (HIMSS meeting)
Cardiologist Eric J. Topol, MD, was on a cross-country flight when an
attendant made an announcement asking if there was a doctor on board.
… He pulled out his iPhone, and with an app that produces an electrocardiogram,
he determined that the patient was having a heart attack.
The plane made an emergency landing while paramedics waited on the ground
to take the patient directly to surgery to open the blocked arteries causing the attack.
1,800 iPads ordered by Ottawa Hospital
Mount Sinai Hospital: iPhone provides vital link to medical records.
Medical App reviews for iPad
DC surgeon: "I use the iPad every day in the operating room"
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Medical Observer Free. Our team of experienced journalists and doctors is committed to
bringing GPs and other health professionals quality clinical information,
practical resources and lifestyle content.
In addition to all the content you get in Medical Observer's weekly publication,
the iPad app includes videos demonstrating clinical procedures, and interviews covering
crucial professional and clinical issues in depth. It also allows you to stay up to
date with our latest news feed.
AirStrip - Cardiology
Mobile MIM Free: The Mobile MIM software program is used for the viewing,
registration, fusion, and/or display for diagnosis of medical images
from the following modalities: SPECT, PET, CT, MRI, X-ray and Ultrasound.
Note that the new iPad
has 1 million more pixels than an HDTV
Skeletal System Pro III $14.99
Medscape Free: Medscape from WebMD (medscape.com) is the leading medical resource most
used by physicians, medical students, nurses and other healthcare professionals for
iPad Apps on the iTunes store for Medical
Medicine & iPad
Can You Really Sequence DNA With a USB Thumb Drive?
iPad in Business A new way to work
iPad features incredible applications like Mail, Calendar, Notes, and Safari in a beautiful,
thin and light design, so you stay productive anywhere. With easy, secure integration
into business environments and a robust platform for app development,
iPad is ready to start working when you are.
iPad at Work: Access and Manage Documents
Every iPad includes advanced wireless technology. It automatically finds available Wi-Fi networks,
which you can join with a few taps. iPad is also available with 3G connectivity,1 so if
you're on the road with no Wi-Fi, you still have immediate access to all your important
business documents. Get the files you need from your desktop computer or corporate server,
including Microsoft Office and iWork files, PDF and RTF documents, movies, audio files, and images.
Multi-Touch technology and the large LED-backlit display on iPad make it a snap to view, edit,
and organize your documents using just your finger. And with instant-on access and
10-hour battery life,2 iPad is designed for immediate productivity any time of day.
iPad at work
Streamline your daily business tasks with apps that eliminate paper-based processes,
give you real‑time information, and improve efficiency of common office activities.
Explore the tasks below to learn how iPad can change the way you work.
Apps for Business
Explore the world of business apps for iPad and start transforming the way you work.
For United Airlines, one of the the world’s leading airlines,
iPad provides pilots one-touch access to charts, maps and other crucial
navigation tools that help keep United flights on track and on time.
Supercharge your business
iLife and iWork
now fully on iPad Apple Event March 7 2012:
New AppleTV supports 1080p HD and video streamed at 1080p from Apple.
New AppleTV streamlined interface and iCloud integration
iCloud now supports movies as well as music.
AppleTV price is $109cdn on AppleTV available next week you can order today.
iPad: preorders begin today ships on March 16, 2012, $499 for 16GB version 32 is $599 and 64GB for $699
15.4 million iPads sold last quarter.
Over 200,000 custom apps specifically for the iPad.
Retina display 2048 x 1536 ( HDTV is only 1920 x 1080 ) 264ppi, full RGB for each pixel
at 15 inches away the human eye cannot distingish the pixels.
A5X processor is confirmed, quad-core graphics!
44 percent greater saturation in the display
5-megapixel backside illuminated sensor on the back, 5-element lens, IR filter,
and ISP built into the A5X chip. ( same lenses perhaps as iPhone 4S )
Auto-exposure, auto-focus, software image stabilization, 1080p video recording
Voice Dictation: Supports US English, British, Australian, French, German and Japanese.
4G LTE! Pad now has 21Mbps HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA at 42Mbps, with LTE taking the cake at 73Mbps.
Verizon, Rogers, Bell, Telus and AT&T will be the LTE parnters.
The iPad can now be a personal hotspot too -- if the carrier supports it.
10 hours of battery life still! 9 hours on 4G!
Okay, it's 9.4mm thin, weighing 1.4lbs.
Preorders begin today delivers start March 16th US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan.
All the stock apps have been updated and optimized.
SketchBook Ink from Autodesk. It's "a new drawing app that focuses on line art."
It's resolution independent, so zoom in as far as you like, the flower he's drawing stays clean.
Can export images greater than 100 megapixels! Available in April, exclusive on iOS.
With this resolution the games are 4x the density of an xbox.
The Unreal engine is unleashing the power of the new iPad."
more memory or screen resolution than either the Xbox 360 or the PS3.
iWork $9.99 each still, free update if you've already purchased.
Garage Band for iPad: Priced $4.99, available today!
now has Smart Strings, a Note editor and you can push through
iCloud too. There's new sharing, too.
Major updates to iMovie -- storyboards and new editing chops.
$4.99, free update again if you have it, also available today.
Introducing iPhoto for iPad: Priced $4.99, available today!
New gestures, new effects, multi-touch editing, and you can beam photos directly between devices.
double-tapping a single photo it compares all pics that look similar. The app finds them automatically.
iPhoto supports up to 19 megapixel photos.
iPad 2 $399 wifi and wifi + 3G $529
2012: There's a lot to look forward to.
We are just getting started.
Harmonies: While nothing replaces
and just singing with other people sometimes it is fun and useful to work with
music software to perform, compose and record music.
Mostly just unamplified voices provide the most viseral responses.
available for both Mac and iOS ( iphone, ipod touch and iPad ) and
provide a excelent ground on which to then explore other more specific software.
Of course you may only need GarageBand for your iOS device and at $4.99 it is one
of the best deals available.
Loopy for live performance.
Create music by layering looped recordings of singing, beatboxing,
or playing an instrument with a savvy, sophisticated, tactile new
looper that totally reinvents the formula.
Loopy is the 2nd place winner for Best Musicians App in Best App Ever 2011.
is a new vocal instrument. Real-time pitch correction and harmonization enable you
to create lush harmonies as you sing - and always sound in tune! Add vibrant
textures with effects like reverb, echo, and flanger, record your performance and share it with friends.
Tonalis is a new concept in music software. It performs four part harmonisation in
the common practise period style. Enter in a melody and Tonalis will compute the bass-line,
alto, and tenor parts automatically. The progressions can be optimised to provide contrary
motion between bass and melody and to minimise inner part movement.
Singers and songwriters may find the software useful in aiding their compositional process.
Anyone can instantly produce original compositions.
There is a selection of instruments for playing back your compositions.
One may export the results as scores or MIDI files.
Melodies must consist only of notes from the diatonic scale.
Chromatic melody and harmony is not supported at present.
teaches people to sing harmonies, but each tune costs more money.
However that said evidently it does work fairly well.
Of course there are lots of
for creating Music on your Mac and iPad
Don't forget the built in
Voice Memos App
Microphones & iOS Devices:
more mics and hardware for iOS
Mac OS X Mountain Lion Preview
Feb 16, 2012
With more than 100 new features Apple today released a developer preview of OS X Mountain Lion.
See how innovations from iPad inspire new features for Mac and find out what's coming this summer with
Mac OS X Mountain Lion. Includes: Airplay for Mac. Messages for Mac Beta now available for free messaging
between Macs, iphone, ipad and ipod touch.
is a revolutionary new security feature that gives you control over which apps can be
downloaded and installed on your Mac. You can choose to install apps from any source, just as
you do on a Mac today, or you can use the safer default setting to install apps from the
Mac App Store, along with apps from developers that have a unique Developer ID from Apple.
For maximum security, you can set Gatekeeper to only allow apps from the Mac App Store to be
downloaded and installed.
Smart Homes: 3D ON: Augmented Reality for Sketchup
Imagine seeing your building model in situ, as if it were already there.
You could view it from a distance. Get up close.
Move around it, look upwards, step inside and even admire the view from the windows.
See it in relation to existing buildings and features. Check important design features.
Sweet Home 3D is a free interior design application
that helps you place your furniture on a house 2D plan, with a 3D preview.
Includes great photo realistic rendering.
Smart Film: New Version Final Cut Pro X v10.0.3 Jan 31 2012
Available from the Mac App Store for $299.99 (CAN) to new users, or as a
free update for existing Final Cut Pro X customers.
A 30-day free trial
of Final Cut Pro X is available.
Full system requirements
and more information on Final Cut Pro X.
The All New iTunes U
Everything you need create share and complete courses all in one place.
If you are an educator at a university, college, or K-12 school,
now you have an easy way to design and distribute complete courses featuring audio, video, books,
and other content. And students and lifelong learners can experience your courses for free
through a powerful new app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.
Combine that with
Open Free University Courses
and the emergence of cheap online text books and other free courses like the excellent and free
and we are changing the way we learn. Not to mention podcasts like
and ease of access to the worlds information. Now how do we teach our kids, our selves, our businesses and
our clients? Folkstone Design can help we produced one of the first truely interactive text books to
teach general human anatomy many years ago and have not looked back as we continue to explore how
people and communities learn and interact.
in Garageband for iOS:
Now anyone can play.
$4.99 iOS iPad, iPhone, iPod touch 3G