C. Keith Ray

C. Keith Ray is developing software for Sizeography and Upstart Technology. He writes code for multiple platforms and languages, including iOS® and Macintosh®.
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Summary of today's news from Apple


New versions of iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Keynote, Numbers, are free with new hardware. Also new collaborative remote "cloud" editing in some (or all?) of these apps.

"If you’ve recently purchased a Mac that did not include the latest versions of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, you may be eligible to download these apps for free."

New MacBookPro with Retina displays

  • 2560 x 1600 pixels 13-inch $1299 
  • 2880 x 1800 pixels 15-inch $1999
  • 2.4 GHz dual core processors up to 2.3 GHz quad core processors
  • 4 GB RAM up to 16 GB RAM

"flash" storage (solid-state pseudo hard disk) 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB
says "configurable" to 512 GB or 1 TB "flash storage" (3rd party upgrades?)

Non-Retina ipads (large and mini) = 1024 x 768 pixels
iPad retina (large size and mini size) = 2048 x 1536 pixels

Original iPad mini

  • 7.9-inch display, 32-bit cpu
  • original iPad mini with wifi at $299,
  • original iPad mini with cellular-data & wifi at $429,

iPad mini Retina

  • 7.9-inch display, 64-bit cpu, 
  • iPad mini Retina at $399 with wifi,
  • iPad mini Retina at $399 with cellular-data & wifi $529,
  • iPad mini Retina memory available: 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB
  • maxed out 128 GB cell + wifi = $829

Original iPad 2

  • 9.7-inch display, 32-bit cpu.
  • oiginal iPad 2 with wifi $399,
  • iPad 2 with cellular-data & wifi $529 (this is maxed-out model.)
  • iPad 2 memory available: ONLY 16 GB 

iPad Air

  • 9.7-inch display, 64-bit cpu.
  • iPad Air has Retina display weights one pound, smaller bezel, 64-bit processor, faster wifi.
  • iPad Air with wifi at $499
  • iPad Air with cellular-data & wifi at $629
  • iPad Air memory available: 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB.
  • maxed-out 128 MB cell + wifi iPad Air = $929


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