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What Apple’s WWDC Keynote Means for Designers

What Apple’s WWDC Keynote Means for Designers

I have always loved watching the Apple keynotes because it feels like Christmas morning. You have your wish list that you have been thinking about for the past month and now Tim Cook (Santa) has come to deliver the goods (presents). Sometimes you get what you want and other times, you are a little disappointed. But there are a few times you are pleasantly surprised. Updated MacBook Airs and Pros Tim’s first gifts: updates to the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro. Both were upgraded to the 3rd generation Intel Core (a.k.a. Ivy Bridge) and the USB ports are now 3.0 (and backwards compatible to 2.0). 11-inch MacBook Air 1366 x 768 display 1.7 GHz dual-core i5 4GB RAM Intel HD Graphics 4000 64GB flash storage 5 hours $999 13-inch MacBook Air 1440 x 900 display 1.8GHz dual-core i5 4GB RAM Intel HD Graphics 4000 128GB flash storage 7 hours $1199 13-inch MacBook Pro 1280 x 800 display 2.5 GHz dual-core i5 4GB RAM Intel HD Graphics 4000 500GB hard drive 7 hours $1199 15-inch MacBook Pro 1440 x 900 display 2.3GHz dual-core i7 4GB RAM Nvidia GeForce GT 650M 512MB 500GB hard drive 7 hours $1799   MacBook Pro with Retina Display The big gift of the keynote was the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display. The beautiful display that you enjoy on the iPhone 4/4S and the latest iPad (3) is now available for the first time on a laptop. Not only that, it is super thin – 0.71 inches / 4.46 lbs. compared to the other MacBook Pros weighing in at 0.95 inches / 5.6 lbs.... read more