Best Buy is hoping you’ll want to walk out with more than just an iPad Air this weekend. To entice the expected influx of Apple fans coming into the store to either buy or ogle the iPad Air, the retailer is offering a promotion on the MacBook Air, the non-Retina MacBook Pro and iPad fourth generation.
Apple updated the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro at an event earlier this week with a number of improvements including Intel’s new Haswell chip, and Iris integrated graphics, which has led to an increase of over 50 percent in graphics performance according to early benchmarks.
Pardon my ignorance, but I’m on a 2010 MacBook Pro, and my power connector is crazy strong. I have to yank it quite hard to remove it, sometimes to the point where I’m scared that I’ll break something. Apparently Apple has recently introduced new power connectors that are incredibly flimsy. So much so that some guy had to invent something called the “Snuglet”. It’s a metal ring that sits on your power connector and makes it more secure. How much does it cost? Depending on how early you give the guy money, between $12 and $19.
According to 9to5Mac, their sources can confirm, without a shadow of a doubt, that Apple will release new MacBook Airs at WWDC next week. They’ll of course use Intel’s latest Haswell chip, and they’ll have a dual microphone system that makes for better voice and video calls. You shouldn’t be having a Skype call without a pair of headphones anyway, but let’s not go there.
Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference is just a week away! Many of you are looking forward to seeing the next version of iOS and Mac OS X, but truth be told, for us it’s always been about the hardware. According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who MacRumors trusts as a source, Apple will announce a slimmer 13 inch MacBook Pro retina, along with a new MacBook Air that has two microphones for better noise cancellation. The new 13 inch retina will also supposedly get an upgraded camera, enabling 1080p video calls.