We’re back! And we’ve got things to talk about. This week we discuss the latest Apple products, and what’s going on at Sony. There was also far too much cheese and bread.
Apple and Google make their big hardware announcements, then we have quadratic tattoos and a left breast. We’ll leave you to work that one out.
You’ve heard of 4K right? That “Ultra HD” resolution that the latest TVs are starting to use. Well Apple’s just gone and outdone them with the iMac with Retina Display. The new iMac boasts similar specs to the rest of its 27-inch siblings in the lineup, except for the fact that it’s for 4 times the amount of pixels, making it effectively 5K. I’m personally wondering if there’s any point to having a 5K display in an iMac, but if you want one it exists and you can buy one now! It’s worth noting that you cannot use the iMac as a monitor using Target Display mode, as no other Apple computer is able to output 5K resolutions. Not even the current Mac Pro can output to the super high resolution display.
This week Apple introduced their two latest tablets: The iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3. The changes to the Air 2 include a thinner and lighter design, a faster A8X CPU, TouchID support, 8-megapixel camera and a new gold color option. The iPad Mini 3 however got a fairly “meh” upgrade over the previous Mini. only receiving TouchID and the gold color option. Apple also removed the 32GB storage option and added a 128gb option. This undoes Apple’s strategy last year of having two equally powerful tablets separated only by their screen size.
This week on Blitcast: Microsoft, Apple, Meat Ménage à trois and the Seaside Cow.
This week on Blitcast: Apple buys beats, Macbook Air ad surges sticker sales, crocodiles in showers and the most delicious highway ever
Today Apple has announced their acquisition of Beats, the popular headphone company. It’s an odd move for the company, but it also makes a bit of sense. Music has been a big part of Apple’s business for the past decade with the success of of iTunes and the iPod, and Beats have taken the world by storm by being the “premium” headphones that everyone wants. The acquisition has already lead to Beats closing its own online store, making Apple’s website the official place to order their products. All I care about is if this means we’ll get better bundled headphones with the various iDevices. Probably not, but I can dream.
This week on Blitcast: iMacs, Drones, Rooftop Cows and Angry Nuns
We’re back! To kickstart our second season, we bring you the highlights from Apple’s WWDC. And, of course, 2 ‘meanwhiles’.