Apple 的 10 月 22 日媒體發表會摘要

Apple Special Event October 22 2013

Apple 在 10 月 22 日的媒體發表會上一連介紹了作業系統、軟體和硬體,不管是否都與你的猜測或小道消息相符,這次的發表會終究是讓人期待的;讓我們簡述一下這次發表會的內容,更詳細的資訊都可以在 Apple 產品網頁找到,我們就不贅述了,若你想要快速一覽媒體會的內容,可以參閱下方摘要:

new MacBook Pro with Retina display

MacBook Pro with Retina Display
The highlight of new hardware release during today’s WWDC 2012 Keynote is the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display. As the name indicates, the all new 15-inch MacBook Pro features a stunning Retina display, all flash storage and quad-core processors in a radically thin and light design. Measuring a mere 1.8 cm (0.71 inches) and weighing only 2.02 kg (4.46 pounds), the completely redesigned MacBook Pro sets a new standard in performance and portability for pro users.
The new MacBook Pro Retina display is the world’s highest resolution notebook display with over 5 million pixels, 3 million more than an HD television. At 220 pixels-per-inch, the Retina display’s pixel density is so high the human eye cannot distinguish individual pixels from a normal viewing distance, so text and graphics look incredibly sharp. The Retina display uses IPS technology for a 178-degree wide viewing angle, and has 75 percent less reflection and 29 percent higher contrast than the previous generation. 閱讀更多內容

MacBook Air and MacBook Pro updated, USB 3.0 ports!

During today’s WWDC 2012 Keynote, Apple updated MacBook Air with the latest Intel Core processors, faster graphics and flash storage that is up to twice as fast as the previous generation. New 13- and 15-inches MacBook Pro also features the latest Intel Core i5 or i7 and up to quad-core processors.
MacBook Air 2012
The new MacBook Air (11-inch and 13-inch designs) is features the latest Core i5 and Core i7 dual-core processors, new integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 which is up to 60 percent faster, new FaceTime HD camera supports HD 720p.
MacBook Pro
The 13-inch MacBook Pro features the latest Intel Core i5 or Core i7 dual-core processors up to 2.9 GHz with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.6 GHz. The 15-inch MacBook Pro features the latest Intel Core i7 quad-core processors up to 2.7 GHz with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.7 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M discrete graphics. Both the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro can be configured with a 1TB hard drive or SSDs up to 512GB that are up to twice as fast as the previous generation. 閱讀更多內容




按照蘋果官網上支援文章 HT1490 – Apple Portables: Calibrating your computer’s battery for best performanceApple 可攜式電腦:校準電腦電池以達到最佳效能),其實你不需要每個月做所謂的完整充放電和電池校準,除非你的蘋果筆電是(早期)可更換電池的機型。

Portables with built-in batteries
Current Apple portable computer batteries are pre-calibrated and do not require the calibration procedure outlined in this article. These computers use batteries that should be replaced only by an Apple Authorized Service Provider.


Apple Thunderbolt 傳輸線

Apple 前兩天推出了 Apple Thunderbolt 傳輸線,讓使用者可以用來連接多組 Thunderbolt 裝置,這個配件長度為 2 公尺長,兩端皆有 Thunderbolt 接頭,在台灣 Apple Store 價格為 1550 元 (美元 $49)。

Apple’s cable is a “smart” cable that “has firmware in it.”

一條傳輸線要近一千六,你可能會覺得貴,不過 ars technica 的這篇文章或許可以讓你稍微理解一下,傳輸線兩頭都內建小型晶片來完成高速資料傳輸的作業。另外 Sony 最新發表的 13 吋 VAIO Z 系列,也使用了 Thunderbolt (不過他們稱之為 Light Peak)。

全新 MacBook Pro 家族,新機型和更好的電池效能

new MacBook Pro family
Apple 今天更新了鋁質一體成形的 MacBook Pro 產品線,納入了 13 吋、15 吋及 17 吋的機型,標榜內建 Apple 創新的電池,使用者將可享有更長 40% 的電池壽命。新的 MacBook Pro 具備 LED 背光顯示器,提供更好的色彩表現、新穎的亮面 Multi-Touch 觸控式軌跡板、發光鍵盤、SD 卡或 ExpressCard 插槽、FireWire 800 傳輸埠以及最新的 NVIDIA 顯示卡。