Sunday, February 27, 2011

iPad2 rumors summary

There are a lot of rumors about iPad 2 out there. The latest is about the release date on 2 March 2011.

I don't really care about the launch date, but it should be at the beginning of the year.

This is what I think about the rumors of iPad 2.

iPad 2 is smaller and thinner. Thinner because it has a flat back plane. Smaller doesn't mean is 7-inch. It still be 9.7-inch display, may be the frame just smaller. I will came with camera (for FaceTime), some expect there will be only front camera, but some expect front and back camera.

The device will use a newer and better CPU--A5. Current iPad use A4 CPU just as your iPhone 4 CPU but running at higher 1GHz speed. Just not sure the performance of the new CPU.

iPad 2 will have a larger speaker, expect a better sound quality.

This is what I think it may not happen in iPad 2.

SD slot and USB. I don't think so, not an Apple or Steve Jobs style.

Retina display? The iPad will have 2048x1536 display resolution. I think is a bit too high for current specification. I heard iPad 3 will have a better display.

I may miss out some rumors. Like my friend says, there is no attractive new factors for buyers. May be is Steve Jobs presentation.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

MacBook Pro 2011 with i7

On the day of Steve Jobs' 56 birthday (24 February), Apple announced the new MacBook Pro. It came with a faster processor, better display, FaceTime HD and a new I/O port.

The 15-inch (and 17-inch) MacBook Pro upgraded to quad-core i7, 13-inch model use dual-core i5 and i7 processor. Apple claims that new MacBook Pro double the performance. 13-inch starts at USD $1199, 15-inch starts at USD $1799 and 17-inch starts at USD $2499.

New MacBook Pro came with Thunderbolt. Thunderbolt, the new external I/O port back by Intel. It was name light peak, Apple name it Thunderbolt. Is 20 times faster than USB 2.0.