Feast your eyes on the latest Apple iWatch concept design, this time created by the team at CiccareseDesign.com, a designer group that’s been churning out excellent mockups of Apple gadgets from the past. The press has dubbed this mythical gadget the iWatch, and fanboys and girls alike are excited about it.
Those who got their iPhone 5 pre-orders in on time are receiving the goods right about now, myself included. The kindly UPS man delivered it about half an hour ago (“New phone, eh? We’re delivering a lot of these today.”) and have I used it yet? No! I’ve taken pictures of it to share with all of you.
It’s now been nearly two weeks since the Macworld | iWorld 2012 kicked off in San Francisco, and the shift from the Mac to Apple’s iDevices appears to have been a success. Truth be known, the show was headed that way before IDG embraced it with the name change, as evidenced by the growing number of iPhone case developers occupying booths on the show floor. This year was no exception, as there were numerous companies with snazzy new cases to show off. So, what do you say? Shall we take a look, then?
Not only was Macworld full of Apple fanboys, awesome products, and media this year, it also had a fair share of booth babes. In many cases, these people were paid to simply stand around a booth or walk around the show floor in interesting or skimpy clothing to attract presence to a brand. Regardless of their purpose, we’re glad they exist.
Today, Monster had their Press Conference to announce new partnerships and products. here were the predictable headphone and cable announcements, and the unexpected car care products. Seriously. Let me tell you about the Apple related announcements. Monster admittedly doesn’t think you need another iPhone speaker dock, but they just couldn’t resist themselves when the opportunity to expand their Tron line presented itself. The Tron iPod Sound Dock is inspired by the Identity Disk. There are almost 200 LED embedded around the disk that are controlled by Monster’s first iOS app.
After much deliberation, reading various reviews and watching the Apple promo video several times, I finally succumbed to the temptation and bought the new 11.6-inch MacBook Air. If you want to experience mobility, pleasure, fun, and the funkiness of using a solid machine that will let you perform your daily mobile computing needs, head over to the nearest Apple Store and grab one of these Apple babies.
I wasn’t even out of my pajamas this morning when the UPS fellow dropped off my iPad this morning. I don’t think the nearest Apple store is even open yet. Obviously, over the next couple of hours I’ll putting together my initial thoughts on the device. But I’m currently downloading the necessary software updates, and thought you all might like to see this baby in the meantime.
If there’s one thing we’ve taken away thus far from our trip out to Macworld 2010 in San Francisco, it’s that the show has been a success. We’ll have a roundup article later this weekend with details on that, but in the meantime, we wanted to let everyone back home have a chance to see what’s going on in Moscone this year on the show floor, at the media events, and around the city (now complete with booth babe).
Along with several other updates, Apple gave some lovin’ to the all-in-one machine: the iMac. I believe it’s safe to say these updates have seriously improved the iMac. A few days ago, for serious computing, your best bet was probably the Mac Pro. Now, with up to 16GB of RAM and a 2TB hard drive, the iMac is not to be laughed at. And with a 27-inch widescreen beyond HD display, everything will look amazing.
Without much fanfare, Apple this morning announced the Magic Mouse, “the world’s first multi-touch mouse.” Taking cues from the iPhone and MacBook track pad, the Magic Mouse takes advantage of multi-touch technology to deliver much more control than was possible with buttons and a scroll wheel. Instead the seamless surface reads gestures of one and two fingers to provide functionality. Hold down the control key on your keyboard, and you’ll enable even more multi-touch commands.
I couldn’t believe my eyes when I was strolling through Best Buy in the photography section and there, next to all of the other tablets, was Wacom’s yet to be announced Bamboo Touch. According to one of the employees with whom I talked, they put them out last night since there was no street date on the product. Chances are that a Best Buy near you has this on its shelves right now, too.
Apple has just released the latest version of iTunes at the September 9th event in San Francisco. iTunes 9 has some new welcome features, including the ability to organize your iPhone and iPod touch applications within iTunes to sync across to your device.