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Our affiliate sponsor MacMall has done it again today. They have made available a handful of new MacBook Pro 13″ with Retina Display for an amazing $1699.99. That is $600 off the regular price of $2299.99. As you would expect, these aren’t the lightweight-on-feature versions of the newest MacBook Pro. These come fully loaded:
- Dual-Core Intel Core i5 Processor 2.5GHz
- 8GB RAM
- 512GB Flash Storage
- Intel HD Graphics 4000
Like I said, not light on features!
The price is first-come-first-served and there are a limited number at this price point. To get this offer you must click the link below.
We just got a note from our affiliate sponsor MacMall of a great deal on a 15″ MacBook Pro. They have some of these great MacBooks on sale for $2099.99, a $449 savings over the regular price. These are pretty decked out with features:
- Quad-Core Intel Core i7 2,7GHz
- 8GB RAM
- 1TB 5400-RPM Drive
- Intel HD Graphics 4000
Supplies are limited and to get this special price you need to click this link
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Apple has released the Thunderbolt Firmware Update 1.1 pack for 2012 Macs today. The update addresses a problem with some Thunderbolt cables that would not allow some bus-powered devices to work properly on the mid-2012 Macs equipped with Thunderbolt ports.
The update does require a reboot of your Mac so be aware before you start the process.
If you have a mid-2012 Mac you should get this update and install it even if you are not using Thunderbolt at this point.
The update is available in the Updates section of the Mac App Store app on your Mac or you may have received a notification for it in the Notification Centre if you have that functionality enabled.
Today is Cyber Monday and our affiliate MacMall has some great deals going today, much like they did on Black Friday. The list is exhaustive but I will link some of the highlights in this post while all the deals can be found by clicking the banner at the top of the AlliOSNews front page.
MacBook Pro with Retina Display
MacBook Pro Blowouts (big savings!)
iPod Touch (5th Generation)
That’s right, you can get your all new MacBook Pro 13″ with Retina Display right here on AlliOSNews thanks to our affiliate MacMall. The base model is a few dollars less than Apple direct at $1694.00 and includes free shipping.
The more roomy model with the 256GB of flash storage is $1994.00. Again, a few bucks less than Apple and free shipping.
And here is a high resolution image of the new MacBook Pro 13″ with Retina Display for everyone.
This is great to see finally.
Apple’s big event today where the iPad Mini is expected to be announced will be streamed live for Apple TV owners.
This morning, if you check on your Apple TV you will see a new “Apple Events” icon on the menu. Click it and you will be taking to the waiting room area for today’s event. Once 10:00 AM PST rolls around, you can watch it live as it happens.
For those of you who don’t have an Apple TV (uh, why?!) or cannot view the event live, AlliOSNews will still be Live Streaming from the event starting at 10:00 AM PST today.
For the second time in as many months we have a big Apple event today, this time with the focus being on not only updates but on new hardware. The event is expected, much like the even in September, to reveal one big piece of hardware: The iPad Mini. But there could be more – a lot more.
Here then are what I think we will see today in San Jose as well as some things I don’t think we will see. Ready? Let’s go!
iPad Mini – 100% Chance
This is the item of this event. Rumors have been floating around for months around the launch of this 7″ sized iPad with a range of memory options (8GB, 16GB and 32GB seem to be what everyone is thinking here) and even a Retina Display using the same technology they are using in the iPhone 5. Price points are predicted to start around $259 with a November 2nd release date. Lightening connector is going to be on the iPad Mini, continuing to push forward the new charging/syncing solution from Apple.
Some things that are unclear: It seems to be of great debate on if it will include LTE support but given that Apple has made this reasonably affordable already with the iPad, and the fact that other 7″ tablet devices have cellular support, it seems likely that Apple will include it or make it an option. Apple has to make it as easy as the Kindle’s Whispersync and perhaps they do the same thing that Amazon has done which is do cellular download silently but offer faster service and web surfing with a LTE enabled device.
Retina display on the iPad Mini is all but required now. With the iPad and iPhone 4/4S/5 all having Retina display – nevermind the Macbook Pro with Retina Display – and the fact that this device will be pointed at ebook readers and education, Retina seems like a must have, not a nice to have.
Will it be called an iPad Mini? Only Apple knows that right now. I think iPad Mini or iPad Air are likely names but we will know for sure in a few hours.
Note: This post will remain at the top of AlliOSNews’ front page throughout today. Newer news and articles will be available directly below this post.
Welcome everyone to the Live Stream from the Apple Event for October 23, 2012. After the break you can see live, continual updates from the event where the iPad Mini is expected to be launched along with a few other updates.
The event starts at 10:00 AM PDT/12:00 PM CDT/6:00 PM BST
Twelve South is pleased to announce that its best-selling BookArc Pro Vertical MacBook Stand is now fully compatible with the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display. The updated model perfectly fits the MacBook Pro with Retina Display as well as all sizes of the current MacBook Pro. BookArc Pro is a sleek, sturdy stand that holds MacBook upright, off of your desk, freeing up valuable workspace. The updated BookArc for MacBook Pro is available now for $49.99 at twelvesouth.com. More info and a gallery of images can be found here.
BookArc Pro is the perfect stand to work with your MacBook Pro closed. Can you really use your MacBook Pro closed? Yes. Apple calls it Closed Clamshell Mode – and there are several benefits to doing so. First, size matters when portability doesn’t. While the 15-inch Retina screen is a stunningly beautiful mobile display, it is still small when compared to a giant desktop monitor like the 27-inch Apple Thunderbolt Display. A larger display translates into not just more pixels – but more actual screen real estate – creating more workspace for editing movies, photo retouching, navigating huge spreadsheets in Numbers or viewing multiple apps on one big screen. Connect your favorite external display, keyboard and mouse… and BookArc Pro turns your MacBook Pro into a picture perfect mini-desktop.
Using your MacBook in Closed Clamshell Mode in a BookArc can also give your MacBook a performance boost compared to a dual-monitor setup. How? When you close your MacBook, your system automatically dedicates 100% of its video memory to the external display rather than splitting it with the built-in display. Depending on your MacBook model, you can see snappier graphics and faster screen refreshes, especially when working in graphic-intensive applications like Aperture and Photoshop. BookArc didn’t create the feature, but it can teach your MacBook the trick.
BookArc Pro invites you to add a full-size desktop display, extended keyboard and mouse to your MacBook setup at home, and use the portable features of your MacBook when you’re on the go. Don’t work mobile when you’re at home. Park your MacBook Pro, and now MacBook Pro with Retina, in a BookArc Pro. And have the best of both worlds.
Already a BookArc Pro user? You’re covered too. Twelve South now offers an insert for BookArc that makes all previous BookArc Pro stands fully Retina-compatible. Order yours today at twelvesouth.comfor $9.99.
About Twelve South
Twelve South is a company dedicated to making one-of-a-kind accessories exclusively for Apple products. The company was formed in 2009 by former executives from the fashion and consumer electronics industries, and its design team includes the original designers of landmark products like the Griffin iTrip and iCurve, and the DLO HomeDock and DLO Relaxed Leather cases. More information is available at twelvesouth.com.