Microsoft is expected to unveil new Surface-branded hardware this year, including Surface Pro 5 and a Surface Book 2 tablet/laptops. But for the first time since introducing the Surface family of Windows devices, Microsoft may also launch a desktop computer of its own. Rumored to be an all-in-one (AIO) PC, the Surface desktop is expected to compete directly against Apple’s iMac. More →
Microsoft surprised fans last year with a great MacBook Pro alternative, a high-end 2-in-1 Surface Book laptop that nobody saw coming. The Surface Book line joined the regular Surface models to better compete against Apple’ MacBooks and iPads. A report that flew under the radar last week claims that Microsoft is working on the next generation of Surface-branded devices. Among them, there’s an iMac-killer as well, which would become the company’s first Surface desktop. More →
Virtual reality is in full bloom this year, but to enjoy amazing VR experiences you need computers capable of heavy lifting, especially in the graphics department. That means you need to either upgrade your Windows 10 computer, or buy a new one – in other words, MacBook and iMac users will be losing out, for the time being. But Apple might have an amazing trick up its sleeve that will allow it not only to continue to slim down its laptops but also to offer VR fans a decent experience.
Apple on Tuesday unveiled brand new iMacs and a range of updated accessories to go with them. Yes, there’s a new 27-inch iMac with 5K resolution, but for the first time, the smaller all-in-one OS X desktop has also received a high-resolution display. More →
A new report from Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac finally pins down a few release dates for some upcoming Apple products. First off, we have the long-rumored 21.5-inch 4K iMac. A product that has been making its way through the rumor mill for quite some time, Gurman writes that revamped iMacs will at long last make their way into stores as early as Tuesday, October 13.
Hot on the heels of Apple releasing the sixth beta of OS X El Capitan, developers have stumbled across strings of code that provide even more proof that the next-gen 21.5 inch iMac will come with a dazzling 4K Retina display. Thankfully, the wonders of a 4K computing experience are about to get much more affordable.
Apple will soon reveal more details about its most recent quarter, and an analyst who has usually been highly accurate with predictions about unreleased Apple devices is out with a new research note that offers sales estimates for the past quarter and an insight into Apple’s next potential steps. More →
It’s been a long while since Apple has issued a substantive update to its 21.5-inch iMac, but newly revealed data strings tucked away in the most recent OS X El Capitan beta suggests that that may change soon.
Originally spotted by 9to5Mac, Mark Gurman reports that the second beta of OS X 10.11, released to developers just this week, references Mac support for a varying number of display resolutions, one of which points to an upcoming 21.5-inch iMac with a 4K display.
Apple on Tuesday quietly released a new versions of its 15-inch MacBook Pro and its 27-inch 5K Retina iMac. The new MacBook Pro has been updated with the Force Touch technology that Apple started using with the Apple Watch and the 12-inch Retina MacBook earlier this year. In addition to the new Force Touch trackpad, the new MacBook Pro will also feature stronger battery life that Apple says will deliver an extra hour of use, as well as a new graphics processor that the company says will make graphics run 80% faster. The computer will come in two versions — one with a 2.2GHz processor and one with a 2.5GHz processor — that will sell for $1,999 and $2,499, respectively. More →
If you were thinking of purchasing a new computer this week, it might be worth waiting a few more days to see what Apple plans to introduce. Over the weekend, several 15-inch MacBook Pro models were discontinued on Apple’s website, potentially indicating that the company is clearing the way for new MacBook Pro models with Force Touch trackpads. More →
Apple had a record Christmas quarter after crushing all expectations and setting a new world record for the most profitable quarter ever in the history of any company. While iPhone sales — specifically the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus versions — brought in a significant chunk of revenue and profit, Apple also sold plenty of iPads and Macs during the period. In fact, the company keeps selling lots of OS X computers each quarter, with Apple constantly tweaking their design and performance. More →
Many Mac users are too young to have purchased and used an original Apple Macintosh computer, and now it’s too late for them to do so. But what if some of those same designs were brought back to life in a completely unexpected iMac? That’s exactly what Curved Labs did, imagining a perfect mix between the old Macintosh and today’s Macs, and creating a modern Macintosh that might impress computer buyers. More →