The Retina Display MacBook Pro has been released, and from all reports its a hit. It’s in short supply, and currently there is a 3-4 week waiting period. What does the new MacBook Pro mean for Apple? How’s $1 billion in pure profit sound?
Macbook Pro News
Supplies of metal chassis for Ultrabook PC notebooks remains constrained as Apple has locked up most of the available capacity from vendors.
Some owners of the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display are experiencing image persistence problems. Apple has been replacing the possibly defective units.
One thing Apple put quite a lot of emphasis on in their keynote unveiling the Retina MacBook Pro was the asymmetric fan, which supposedly runs much more silently than the traditional fan and also moves more air. Japanese site IT Media decided to put this to the test with a thermal camera costing nearly $25,000, and got some pretty impressive results.
If you walk into any Apple Store when it opens in the morning, you might notice that all of the new MacBook Pro notebooks with the Retina Display are positioned at exactly the same angle. It’s not just because Apple loves symmetry, it’s all about building a sense of ownership.
Apple’s new Retina Display MacBook Pro has a display that measures a whopping 2880×1800 pixels, but the default display options don’t allow users to use the full capabilities. But, if you have really sharp vision, and want to use your screen to it’s full capabilities, there are ways to do so.
It usually takes a while after Apple releases brand new products for the price to go down – but Apple’s new MacBook Pro with Retina Display seems to be the exception!
The new Retina MacBook Pro apparently has one neat and powerful feature that Apple didn’t mention: powering an impressive 4 displays at the same time (counting the built-in Retina display).
iFixit has posted their teardown of the 2012 15-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro this morning, complete with a comparison to the new Retina MacBook Pro.
After tearing down the machine to discover how difficult it was to repair, iFixit has now attacked the Retina display of the next generation Macbook Pro and discovered some more positive things.
Wallpaper Weekends is a post series intended to bring you stunning, high quality wallpapers. Featuring the first-ever Wallpaper Weekend MacBook Pro Retina wallpaper by Rodrigo Sarzosa. He captured the photo in beautiful Buenos Aires!
If you’ve already gotten your hands on one of Apple’s new Retina MacBook Pros, you’ve probably noticed that many third-party apps look pixelated or blurry. Unfortunately, it may take a while for developers to update them.
Almost predictably, eBay is beginning to fill up with scalpers, offering Retina Display MacBooks for as much as $1,700 more than Apple’s asking price.
Despite orders now being estimated at 3-4 weeks dispatch time, the lucky folk who got their orders in early are now receiving their beloved Retina display Macbook Pros.
In line with previous important product launches, Apple has started decorating the Windows of its Apple Stores with oversized Retina Display Macbook Pros that actually look pretty cool.
All the new MacBooks unveiled at WWDC have now been benchmarked using Geekbench, and some pretty interesting results have emerged.