Incipio, the Southern California based designer of mobile device accessories, sent us some new gifts just in time for the holidays. Their wide range of Apple products includes new iPhone 5 cases, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro sleeves, and even a set of hi-fi stereo earbuds. Here’s a round up of the product descriptions.
Paul McFedries’ MacBook Air Portable Genius, 4th Edition keeps the MacBook Air itself the primary focus. The author has been a MacBook Air user since the original Air came out in 2008, but he’s not an uncritical cheerleader. His objective for this book is for it to be a sort of mini Apple Genius Bar in no hassle access portable format. Has he succeeded?
For those of you who love a bargain but don’t want to brave the hardcore holiday shopping crowd, good news! Apple has posted a one-day sale on the Apple Store web page. Deals include the new Retina iPad for $41 off, the new iPod touch for $31 off, and Macbooks of all flavors for $101 off.
One of the most anticipated Black Friday sales on Apple products can be found at Best Buy, and they’ve now published their deals which will run through Saturday, November 24th. These “door-busters” will include discounts for several Apple products from MacBook computers to the new 5th gen iPod touch.
The first thing to note about Sprayground’s products: they are not subtle in any way. Rendered in bold colors, with shiny metallic fabrics and larger-than-life graphics, these cases make a statement. Stylish in a highly unconventional sense, they are perfect if you want to stand out from the crowd while protecting your iPad or MacBook.
At $1,699 with its very modest entry-level spec, I would rate the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display’s chance of filling the old school MacBook Pro’s boots as best-selling Mac at approximately zero. It’s a nice laptop, but value-wise it just doesn’t deliver the goods from my perspective. How about from yours?
2012 model Macbook Air or Macbook Pro owners should know Apple has now released a software update for those specific notebooks. The update brings a few bug software fixes and system graphic enhancements, and corrects the ability to communicate with some USB devices.
Bloomberg is reporting that Apple may be moving away from utilizing Intel chips on their Mac product line. According to the report, Apple is investing money into a new project that will allow them to create new, custom processors for desktops and laptops similar to the A-series chip currently found in many iOS devices.
Post PC era? You’d never know it based on Apple MacBook laptop sales. According to Digitimes Research senior analyst Joanne Chien, MacBook shipments increased a whopping 30% sequentially in the July-September quarter following a well-received upgrade to Intel Ivy Bridge Core i silicon and USB 3 (among other tweaks) for the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, plus the marquee release of an all-new 15″ MacBook Pro with Retina Display.
Just Mobile is known for their slick, Apple-inspired product designs for iPhone, iPad and Macintosh, and they’ve just increased their line with two new accessories: the Just Mobile AluBase (a vertical stand for Apple MacBook Pro and MacBook Air) and AluRack (a rear storage solution for your Apple iMac or Thunderbolt Display).