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We all know that means something big. Sounds like it’s most likely dual core powermacs… Hope there’s a powerbook announcement in there too. Mine’s getting long in the tooth (for my likes anyway). Anyone wanna buy a 17″ powerbook…? Hold your breath folks… HERE’S THE LATEST: […]

We all know that means something big.
Sounds like it’s most likely dual core powermacs… Hope there’s a powerbook announcement in there too. Mine’s getting long in the tooth (for my likes anyway). Anyone wanna buy a 17″ powerbook…?

Hold your breath folks…

HERE’S THE LATEST:
(via macrumors)
– Upgrades to the 15″ and 17″ PowerBooks.
– 15″ gets a new display with 1440 x960 resolution, while the 17″ will get 1680 x1050. Both will be brighter thanprevious models and have better battery life.
– SuperDrives will be standard and all will support Apple’s 30″ Cinema HD Display
– Prices start at $1,499 for 12″, $1,999 for 15″ and $2,499 for 17″.
– Powerbooks ship today

- PowerMac G5s updated
– Dual core processors, up to 16GB of DDR2 RAM, 1TB of internal storage, PCI Express
– Four new nVidia cards, including the Quadro FX 4500 – all four cards support 30″ cinema display – PowerMac G5 Quad, with dual dual-core processors
– Single dual-core 2.0 GHz CPU version is $1,999; single dual core 2.3Ghz is $2,499; dual CPU dual-core is $3,299

- 23″ and 30″ cinema displays drop in price, 23″ down to $1,299, 30″ down to $2,499

- Aperture – post-production tool for photographers
– Built for pro photographers, provides end-to-end RAW workflow
– Feature called Stacks allows photos to be grouped together based on the time between shutter clicks
– Full screen workspace, can span multi-image displays
– Multi-image viewer to check images side-by-side, up to 10 at a time
– Standard tools like red-eye reduction; cropping etc. Non-destructive workflow and versioning capabilities

That’s all folks.
Thanks to the good people at MacRumors for being on top of this event.

  1. Anybody knows who provides a live feed from the event? Can’t find it in the usual places…

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  2. I was under the impression that the media event is happening right now. They usually don’t shut the store down until Jobs is getting up on stage, and they put it up shortly after the event is over. Then, 20 minutes later, http://www.apple.com is updated. That’s how it usually happens. Oh, and macrumors and appleinsider (both which Apple doesn’t like too much) are getting hammered right now. Slow loading and forums getting overstressed. So there’s no way to know what’s happening.

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  3. Oh, I read on appleinsider (earlier) that the event was tonight. Hope they were wrong. I’d much rather find out NOW.

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  4. The event starts at 12:00 PM EST looks like noon to me.

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  5. The store is back up! So for as I can tell, the rumors are true, as far as the PowerMac’s and PowerBook’s go. There is a new photo product on the main page, but I haven’t had time to check it out yet…

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  6. Nice coverage Nick! Makes me feel good that my Rev D 15 inch isnt as outgunned by these new ones as I thought it would be.

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