Whoa…full day for Apple at yesterday’s “a little more to show you” media event.

It looks like the pundits and the rumor sites got it mostly right.

Yesterday, Apple announced a Shrinky Dinked addition to their tablet family, the iPad mini (7.9-inch 1024 x 768 display versus the original’s 9.7-inch one, making for a pencil-thin form factor you can hold in one hand).

Apple also announced a new version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro, this time with a 2560 x 1600 Retina display. And they previewed a Kate Moss-thin revamp of the iMac (say goodbye to built-in SuperDrive, and hello to faster Intel Core quad-core processors, Thunderbolt, and an innovative hybrid storage system Apple calls Fusion Drive). Continue reading “Whoa…full day for Apple at yesterday’s “a little more to show you” media event.”

Apple’s iMac 1TB Seagate Hard Drive Replacement Program

NOTE: This program covers affected iMacs for three years after the first retail sale of the unit or until April 12, 2013, whichever provides longer coverage. Apple will continue to evaluate repair data and will provide further repair updates to this program as needed. If it has been more than three years since you purchased your qualifying iMac, please be sure you get your qualifying iMac checked in to our Service Department before it closes at 6 PM Friday, April 12th.

If you purchased (and registered) an iMac during 2009 to 2011, you probably received an email from Apple recently. According to Apple, “certain Seagate 1TB hard drives used in 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMac systems may fail. These systems were sold between October 2009 and July 2011.” Continue reading “Apple’s iMac 1TB Seagate Hard Drive Replacement Program”

Here’s to the crazy ones.

Steve Jobs | Feb. 24, 1955 – Oct. 5, 2011

“The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes.

“The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. Continue reading “Here’s to the crazy ones.”

The completely re-nanoed iPod nano.

The redesigned, ultra-portable iPod nano has a larger Multi-Touch display; plays music, FM radio, and videos; includes built-in Bluetooth technology; and features a pedometer and Nike+ support for fitness.

About the size of a credit card — and just 5.4 mm thin — the new iPod nano is the thinnest iPod ever made. The 2.5-inch Multi-Touch display is nearly twice as big as the display on the previous iPod nano, so you can see more of the music, photos, and videos you love. Buttons let you quickly play, pause, change songs, or adjust the volume. The smooth new anodized aluminum design makes iPod nano feel as good as it sounds. And iPod nano wouldn’t be iPod nano without your choice of seven gorgeous, hard-to-choose-from colors.

Engineered for maximum fun: the new iPod touch

iPod touch features a 6-mm ultra-thin design and brilliant, 4-inch Retina™ display. The 5-megapixel iSight® camera lets you take stunning photos, even in panorama, or record 1080p video. Discover music, movies, and more from the iTunes® Store, or browse apps and games from the App Store. And with iOS 6—, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system—, you get Siri, iMessage, Facebook integration, FaceTime®, Game Center, and more.

Now that sounds fun.

First Look: Apple MacBook Pro 15 with Retina Display

The all-new MacBook Pro pushes the limits of notebook performance. It has a stunning Retina display with over 5 million pixels. An all-flash architecture built for speed. The latest quad-core Intel Core i7 processors and next-generation NVIDIA graphics. And an incredibly thin and light design. You’ve never seen anything like it. Because there’s never been anything like it. The MacBook Pro with Retina display is available in a 15-inch model.

You really have to see it to believe it. Fortunately, that’s not a problem: it’s in stock right now at Connecting Point. Continue reading “First Look: Apple MacBook Pro 15 with Retina Display”

Apple announcements from WWDC

On June 11th, at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple unveiled an all-new 15-inch MacBook Pro, featuring a stunning Retina display with over 5 million pixels. It also updated MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, announced OS X Mountain Lion availability, introduced an all-new AirPort Express, updated Mac Pro, introduced iPad Smart Case, and previewed iOS 6.