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Apple Event 2 March: iPad 2, MobileMe and more?

Today is the Apple Event, which will be held at 10AM PST, which will be 2AM Singapore Time. So what will us be seeing today as mentioned by Apple asking us to come see what they have for us for 2011.

iPad 2

Of course we will be seeing a refresh of iPad. Most likely iPad 2 will be equipped with 2 camera, front and back. Faster processor and more RAM and more Flash Memory. iPad 2 should be thinner and lighter, and maybe better screen.

MobileMe

Apple has been building this super huge data center, which we still don’t know what will they do. Rumors are either MobileMe free for all iPhone and Mac users? Or maybe we will get iTunes Cloud or some new?

Mac OS X Lion

More preview for Mac OS Lion, lots of reviews of Mac OS Lion has been floating around. Thus I’m sure Apple will want to show those features themselves. We might be seeing iWork 2011 or maybe even iWork moving onto Cloud.

iPhone 5

June should be the refresh for iPhone 5, so we might be seeing some early preview or announcements of iPhone 5 or even a new version of iOS?

iMac

Last but not the least, iMac refresh is almost on the way, thus we might be seeing the new iMac.

Stay tuned with us as we report you to the latest news on Apple’s Event today. We will be blogging a summary of the event.


iMacs survived through Malaysia Fire

This news came from Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, which is very near my country! How tough do you think iMacs are when you see them in Apple Store? They look very neat, tightly assembled together, but do you know the iMac in the above picture actually survived a huge fire, and water after the firemen came.

Impressive ah? The 2 iMacs in the bridal shop not only survived the burning and water, they are still operable after all this! Yes, still able to power on and use! After reading this news, I can only say that I’m very impressed with how Apple assemble their iMacs and how much thoughts had went through to be able to build up a computer that tough.


Chinese New Year Red Friday Apple Store Discount for Asia!

Apple is giving lots of Asia countries’s Apple Store Chinese New Year RED Friday discounts. Discount range from SGD$7 to SGD$140 for accessories and Macs.

Discounts are not just for accessories this time round, which is cool. You can now get SGD$140 discount from all iMacs, Macbook Pros and the 13″ Macbook Airs. iPads are given SGD$61 discount for all model, and iPod Touch and iPod Nanos are on discounts too.

So if you wanted to buy Apple Products or Accessories, now is the time, and please note that you only have 1 day! It will end by 15 January!

I have just bought Power HD Support Anti-Glare Film for iPhone 4! Thanks Apple and advance Happy New Year to all UsingApple readers!


Apple’s Plans for Year 2011 – iPhone, iPad, iMac and Macbooks

Do you wanna know what’s Apple’s Plan for Year 2011? Computerworld‘s Jonny Evans have made a very good guess/predictions on what’s Apple’s plan on 2011. It looks like a very good guess… I’m sure most of the period are quite straightforward, but looking at the guess, Apple will be having a very very busy year.

I hope we can see Lion OS earlier, best if it can be launch before the iMac/Macbook refresh so we can have Lion on the new iMac and Macbooks, and not after it.

January

* Mac App Store opens for business
* Apple introduces the iPad 2.0 — faster, thinner, new cameras, shipping “by April”.
* Apple reports Q1 results — confirm huge Mac sales growth, stellar iPad sales and extremely strong iPhone statistics.
* iWork 11 makes App Store debut.
* News Corp. ships ‘The Daily’ magazine

February

* Aperture upgraded
* First million apps downloaded from Mac App Store, iWork and a variety of free gaming apps see huge success.
* iAds spring partners unveiled, though Apple skips discussion of revenue.
* iTunes update brings TV show streaming and subscription services. Cable company shares take a dive.

March

* iPhone hits Verizon
* White iPhone ships, but supplies deeply constrained
* iBookstore update brings the Web to books
* iBookstore/iTunes Extra title creation tool revealed, will this be part of future iLife suite?

April

* Apple upgrades MacBook Pro range, some models lose optical drives and gain SSD as standard. “We said this is where mobile computing is going, we still believe this,” says Jobs.
* Apple reports Q2 results
* iPad 2.0 hits retail for the first time, over a million sold on day one.
* Final Cut Studio upgrade is 64-bit and integrates powerful iAd and virtual environment creation features.
* iMac update now ships with Magic Trackpad as standard.

May

* iPad 2.0 achieves six million sales in first two months.
* Logic Studio upgrade ships, now offers additional features for live performance mixing, including automated level controls for live desk recording.

June

* Steve Jobs keynotes WWDC
* iPhone 5 debuts at WWDC
* WWDC sees beta release of OS X Lion to developers.
* Safari 6 offers improved Flash support — Flash now an optional extra.
* OpenJDK Project announces first fully-tested public beta of Java for OS X Lion and Snow Leopard systems.
* iOS 5 offers plethora of features, including new mapping and location-sensing tools. Apple focuses its pitch on easy-to-use and understand privacy controls for location and usage information.

July

* iPhone 5, iPad 2.0 reaches new countries
* Apple reports Q3 results
* Apple desktop products upgraded, now ship with Magic Trackpad as standard. Mac Pro now boasts LightPeak connectivity.

August

* Apple hosts special music event, introduces new products which ship in September (see below).
* Apple introduces Android emulator for iPhone, “There’s some good apps on Android, now iPhone users can run them on their iPhone, unless they use Flash,” says Jobs.
* Hell freezes over, iTunes app lets Android users purchase music from their favorite music store.

September

* iTunes 11 ships, offers cloud-based music locker service. “We’ve been working on this for a while,” admits Steve Jobs as he introduces the service.
* New iPod touch ships, chassis is more like the iPhone 4, capacity increased.
* iPad nano replaced by iPhone nano, worn like a watch and equipped with an A4 processor and the capacity for voice calls, this smaller cheaper iPhone is feature-limited but lets you Tweet, Facebook and email on the move.
* iPod classic gets speed bump.
* Apple TV gains latest (A5?) processor.

October

* Mac OS X ‘Lion’ ships
* iOS 5.1 debuts, extends iOS/OS X integration.
* iLife 12 appears, equipped with additional ‘cloud’-based features this is the first version of iLife to be made available exclusively via the App Store.
* Apple reports Q4 results.

November

* iOS 5.2 upgrade ships

December

* App Store downloads now reach 5 billion
* Mac App Store downloads reach 100 million
* Apple confirms 5 million iPhone nano sales, cuts price for Christmas market.


Apple’s Successful 2010 Summarized in 3.5minutes [Video]

Year 2010 has been a very busy but successful year for Apple as a company. Not only they have launch their newest innovation iPad, iPad also sold like hot cakes. Of course, iPad is not the only achievement, iPhone 4 although was leaked, then anntenagate, but it did not stop iPhone 4 to be the best selling iPhone ever. Macbook, Macbook Pro, iMac has gotten refresh, and sold very well. Another impressive refresh from Apple is Macbook Air, it now have Solid-State Drive as its hard drive, it also got cheaper, and honesty it is the most interesting Macbook in the Macbook line.

Check out the summary of Apple’s 2010 in the below video!


MacUpdate Promo 2010: 12 Mac Apps for just $49.99

MacUpdate Promo Bundle is here again! You will be able to get 10 Mac Applications for just $49.99, but if you are the first 10,000 buyer, you will be able to get 2 more apps free. 12 apps total up to $443, it is a great discount to get them at just $49.99.

So what are the apps in this bundle?

  1. MindNode Pro – An easy to use Mindmapping App
  2. Concentrate – An App that helps you concentrate on working, open up programs you need, and block sites that will distract you!
  3. Cashculator – Financial Planner, helps you calculate your budgets and expenses
  4. My Living Desktop – As the name of the app said, make your desktop alive, play video on your desktop like a moving picture
  5. Toast 10 Titanium – One of the best Disc Burner and Media Converter on Mac
  6. Live Interior 3D Std – Design 3D Interior Floor Plan Design
  7. Espionage – Super easy to use Encryptor App, very pretty app
  8. ShareTool – Let you share media, files and folders easily and accessible anywhere
  9. Get Backup Pro – Backup, Sync and create bootable clones App
  10. Voila 3 – Easy to use, but powerful screen capture tool
  11. Compartments (First 10k Buyer) – Inventory Software to keep track of items at home
  12. Vitamin R (First 10k Buyer)- Let you be more productivity during work

Get your Bundle now!


Apple make comparing Macs easier with their new HTML 5 Interface

Apple came out with a new HTML Interface that help you compare macs when you have problem buying your next Mac!

I’m sure lots of people have problem deciding on which Mac to buy, whether to buy Macbook Pro or iMac or should you buy Mac Mini instead since you already have a external LCD Monitor. Those are the common questions, but some users want to know how much electricity iMac uses, or how fast is iMac compare to Mac mini and Macbook Pro.

Apple have launch this Mac Compare Page, where you can compare up to 3 Macs side by Side, and you will be able to compare Hardware, Software, Technical Specification and even Environment Status Report.

How?

You might be interested how to get to this Compare Macs page? I’m surprise there is no direct link to Compare Macs main page of Apple Store, you have to select on any Macs, be it iMac or Macbook Pro. Then you will be able to see Compare Macs on the top bar of the site(as seen below)

So next time you want to buy Mac, try this function, it might help you decide which mac to buy faster and easier!



Apple Battery Charger

Apple also launched a totally new product, Apple Battery Charger. You might be asking why Apple want to release a battery charger? I think there’s a few reasons behind it.

Lots of Apple Accessories uses Battery, Apple Wireless Keyboard, Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad

With the newly launched Apple Magic Trackpad, there are quite a few products that uses battery in Apple’s product line. Apple Wireless Keyboard, Magic Mouse and even Magic Trackpad. They are all using battery to power itself, so as a control-freak company, will you let lousy battery life destroy your product’s name? I’m sure lots of people have been using lousy battery or rechargeable batteries that don’t hold charge well, causing users have to replace the battery frequently.

So it is a no-brainer for Apple to release their own Battery and Battery Charger to ensure users have a good experience using their battery-operated products!

So what is different about Apple Battery Charger

As a Environment-Friendly Company, Apple tried their best and their Battery Charger has one of the lowest standby usage values, or “vampire draw”. Most Charger out in the market continues to draw a lot of power even after the batteries are fully charged, Apple Battery Charger senses when its batteries are done charging and automatically reduces the amount of power it needs. In addition, the reusable batteries that come with each Apple Battery Charger are designed to maintain a high charge capacity for hundreds of charges, so you no longer have to buy new batteries or toss them every few months. They even stated that a battery can last around 10 years of usage, which is crazy long!

Apple Battery Charger cost $29 and with 6 Batteries included, it is quite a good buy, you can buy it in Apple Store.


iMac Refreshed – Updated with iCore, better graphics and LED-BackLit

Apple iMac

Apple have refresh and released tons of new stuff within a short period of time, yesterday Apple released not only the new Apple Magic Trackpad, but also refreshed their iMac line!

So what’s being updated?

The most significant update is of the processor, now all iMacs including the most basic iMac is on i3 Cores, and you will have options to upgrade to i5 or i7 Cores. Other than Processors, Graphics Cards on iMacs are all updated too, with much better graphics, iMac is definitely going into the gaming sector of the world! With Steam on Mac, iMac is the computer that will provide you the greatest gaming environment with such a screen and fast graphics.

“We took the world’s best all-in-one and made it even better,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “With the latest processors, high-performance graphics and signature aluminum and glass design, customers are going to love the latest iMac.”

What’s New in 27 iMac?

Apple have did it again, yes they have squeezed in 1 more hard disk drive in the 27″ iMac now! For the new 27″ iMac you now have the option to add 1 more Hard disk, and you can get to choose to add in Solid State Drive.

Here’s a Summary of the newly updated iMac Specifications:

The new 21.5-inch 3.06 GHz Intel Core i3 iMac, for a suggested retail price of $1,199 (US), includes:

  • 21.5-inch 1920 x 1080 LED-backlit display;
  • 3.06 GHz Intel Core i3 processor with 4MB shared L3 cache;
  • 4GB 1333 MHz DDR3 SDRAM expandable to 16GB;
  • ATI Radeon HD 4670 discrete graphics with 256MB GDDR3 SDRAM;
  • 500GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 7200 rpm;
  • slot-load 8x SuperDrive® with double-layer support (DVD+/-R DL/DVD+/-RW/CD-RW);
  • Mini DisplayPort for audio and video output (adapters sold separately);
  • AirPort Extreme® 802.11n wireless networking & Bluetooth 2.1+EDR;
  • iSight® video camera;
  • Gigabit Ethernet;
  • four USB 2.0 ports;
  • one SDXC SD card slot;
  • one FireWire® 800 port;
  • built-in stereo speakers and microphone; and
  • Wireless Apple Keyboard, Magic Mouse.
  • Configure-to-order options include up to 8GB of RAM.

The new 21.5-inch 3.2 GHz Intel Core i3 iMac, for a suggested retail price of $1,499 (US), includes:

  • 21.5-inch 1920 x 1080 LED-backlit display;
  • 3.20 GHz Intel Core i3 processor with 4MB shared L3 cache;
  • 4GB 1333 MHz DDR3 SDRAM expandable to 16GB;
  • ATI Radeon HD 5670 discrete graphics with 512MB GDDR3;
  • 1TB Serial ATA hard drive running at 7200 rpm;
  • slot-load 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD+/-R DL/DVD+/-RW/CD-RW);
  • Mini DisplayPort for audio and video output (adapters sold separately);
  • AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking & Bluetooth 2.1+EDR;
  • iSight video camera;
  • Gigabit Ethernet;
  • four USB 2.0 ports;
  • one FireWire 800 port;
  • one SDXC SD card slot;
  • built-in stereo speakers and microphone; and
  • Wireless Apple Keyboard, Magic Mouse.
  • Configure-to-order options include a faster 3.6 GHz Core i5 processor, 2TB hard drive and up to 8GB of RAM.

The new 27-inch 3.2 GHz Intel Core i3 iMac, for a suggested retail price of $1,699 (US), includes:

  • 27-inch 2560 x 1440 LED-backlit display;
  • 3.20 GHz Intel Core i3 processor with 4MB shared L3 cache;
  • 4GB 1333 MHz DDR3 SDRAM expandable to 16GB;
  • ATI Radeon HD 5670 discrete graphics with 512MB GDDR3;
  • 1TB Serial ATA hard drive running at 7200 rpm;
  • slot-load 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD+/-R DL/DVD+/-RW/CD-RW);
  • Mini DisplayPort for audio and video input and output (adapters sold separately);
  • AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking & Bluetooth 2.1+EDR;
  • iSight video camera;
  • Gigabit Ethernet;
  • four USB 2.0 ports;
  • one FireWire 800 port;
  • one SDXC SD card slot;
  • built-in stereo speakers and microphone; and
  • Wireless Apple Keyboard, Magic Mouse.
  • Configure-to-order options include a 3.6 GHz Core i5 processor, 2TB hard drive, 256GB solid state drive (SSD) and up to 16GB of RAM.

The new 27-inch 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5 iMac, for a suggested retail price of $1,999 (US), includes:

  • 27-inch 2560 x 1440 LED-backlit display;
  • 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5 processor with 8MB shared L3 cache;
  • 4GB 1333 MHz DDR3 SDRAM expandable to 16GB;
  • ATI Radeon HD 5750 discrete graphics with 1GB GDDR5;
  • 1TB Serial ATA hard drive running at 7200 rpm;
  • slot-load 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD+/-R DL/DVD+/-RW/CD-RW);
  • Mini DisplayPort for audio and video input and output (adapters sold separately);
  • AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking & Bluetooth 2.1+EDR;
  • iSight video camera;
  • Gigabit Ethernet;
  • four USB 2.0 ports;
  • one FireWire 800 port;
  • one SDXC SD card slot;
  • built-in stereo speakers and microphone; and
  • Wireless Apple Keyboard, Magic Mouse.
  • Configure-to-order options include a 2.93 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7 processor, a 2TB hard drive, 256GB solid state drive (SSD) and up to 16GB of RAM.

Buy your iMac now in Apple Store or go to Apple Website to purchase it!


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