Okay, so Apple has announced the third-generation iPad.
The new iPad has
- retina display (2048-by-1536-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch)
- a 5-megapixel camera
- 4G LTE
- A5x processor
Apple wants to put laptops with thinner keyboards in your hands. A patent application dug up by Apple Insider points to plans by Apple to make keyboards as thin as .02 mm. These keyboards would be thinner, lighter, and more quiet than keyboards being manufactured today.
The patent says the new keyboards could be made of glass, wood, stone, or, believe it or not, polished meteorite (material that’s, you know, out of this world).
Macbooks with Ivy Bridge processors which is almost sure to arrive. Ivy Bridge CPUs from Intel should boost performance and graphics capability on the Macbook Air and Macbook Pro. And because it is more energy efficient, it should also be able to give Macbooks better battery life.
All sorts of news and rumors surround an expected Macbook refresh. Will retina displays be among the coming features?
A 15-inch Macbook Air? It could happen. Retina display on Apple notebooks? Quite possibly. Ivy Bridge processors on the Macbook Pro and the Macbook Air? Most probably.
The following are the top news stories on Mac Mojo.
Intel’s Ivy Bridge processors could bring triple display support to coming Macbook Airs and Macbook Pros.
A February intro and a March 2012 release. Such is the rumor picked up by Cnet from a Japanese Apple blog.
According to the Cnet report, the possible iPad 3 release could have come earlier except that Apple’s factories in China are tied up with the celebration of the Lunar New Year.
More after the jump.
Not only are coming Macbooks expected to get significant performance boosts from CPU and SSD upgrades, higher resolution screens with “Retina” display are also expected to make its debut to Apple notebooks.
Websites such as Macrumors are citing Digitimes as the source of reports that Apple supply chain partners “would double the resolution of the Macbook Pro to 2880×1800 pixels.” Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch have been boasting of Retina displays that “pack four times the number of pixels into the same size screen” as previous models. The rumored iPad 3 could also get a boost to its screen resolution.
What are the possibilities of seeing Ivy Bridge Macbook Pros and Macbook Airs with Retina displays?
More after the jump.