Apple has this morning launched a new Macbook in their lineup, the 11.6″ and Macbook Air. The Macbook Air in itself is nothing new, it has been around for for a few years though I have yet to meet anyone that actually uses one. The similarly sized and better specc’d, cheaper 13″ Macbook Pro was always a no-brainer when choosing between the two. Apple has addressed this today with the introduction of the smaller 11.6″ Macbook Air. Much thinner and much smaller than a 13″ Macbook Pro you can begin to see some advantage to this solution if you are really looking to travel as light as possible. Now I am always looking to shave a pound or two off the weight that I carry when I’m traveling. My camera gear weighs me down big time! And often when I am away, all I need to do is update the blog, check some e-mail and download and backup memory cards. I had high hopes for the iPad initially because it could deal with the internet side of that problem, but it failed miserably on the memory card download a backup side of things. But the new Macbook Air can handle that without issue, 2xUSB ports allow me to connect an external drive and a memory card reader and for my SD cards, the reader is built in to the body. As Steve Jobs said in the presentation, this is what happens when a Macbook and an iPad hook up! But there is a lot more to it that simple portability….. read on.
I’m pleased to announce today that Apple’s latest global “Shot On iPhone” ad campaign will feature one of my recent images taken with my iPhone 6+. Their latest campaign aims to feature the work of their customers, both amateur and professional photographers, and as a longtime Apple user, I couldn’t be more excited to be chosen as part of this project! The campaign will feature the images around the world on billboards, transit ads, magazine ads and in a gallery on Apple.com More About The Image A photo posted by Dan Carr (@dancarrphoto) on Mar 2, 2015 at 1:16pm PST
Apple announced a slew of new products yesterday and all of them have potential to offer something for the photographer. As I sit here waiting for my flight to PhotoPlus Expo in New York I thought I’d put down some thoughts on these new products as I am , or have been considering several of them myself. First let’s start with the new iMac. This represents one of the largest jumps in design for the iMac since the very beginning of line. The new ultra-thin panel and curved back design give the illusion of an impossibly thin machine and from
B&H has all of the new Macbooks up for order. 2012 Next Generation Macbook Pro with Retina display 15″ Macbook Pro Next Gen – i7 2.3 Ghz , 8GB, 256GB SSD 15″ Macbook Pro Next Gen – i7 2.6 Ghz, 8GB , 512GB SSD 2012 Macbook Air 11″ Macbook Air – 1.7GHz , 4GB of Ram, 64GB SSD 11″ Macbook Air – 1.7GHx , 4GB of Ram, 128GB SSD 13″ Macbook Air – 1.8Ghz, 4GB Ram, 128GB SSD 13″ Macbook Air – 1.8Ghz, 4GB Ram, 256GB SSD 2012 Macbook Pro 13″ Macbook Pro – i5 2.5Ghz, 4GB Ram, 500GB 13″
According to the website 9To5Mac, Apple is set to finally update the Mac Pro line next week at the WWDC conference. That noise you hear ? That’s the collective sigh of relief from the creative community. It’s been nearly two years since the introduction of the previous Mac Pro and speculation had been rife that the Mac Pro lineup was simply not profitable enough in Apple’s books. Many people had already concluded that the line was dead, replaced by new top-end iMacs with Thunderbolt ports. The previous incarnation of the Mac Pro (which I own) does not have Thunderbolt ports
A few days ago Apple announced that it has sold 1 million iPads in the device’s first month on sale. Less than half the time it took the original iPhone to achieve the same feat. Lots of photographers like a good gadget and many are users of other apple products already, but is there actually any practical use for one? It seems as if the iPad might be the catalyst for a fundamental change in the way that we receive what was previously “printed” media. The iBook store has sold 1.5 million books along with that first 1 million iPads