(Note from Katie: this is from January 2006)
Ooh yeah! I ordered my iPod Shuffle about a year ago minutes after the announcement at the keynote... maybe i'll even post pictures of her today? A year late, but eh... here's what Cupertino is cooking up today!
|from macworld.com's keynote coverage! piping hot mac shit right here, bitches!|
Of course, no Steve Jobs keynote would be complete without his trademark "one more thing." This year's was a doozy: a new laptop computer called the MacBook Pro. That's right -- no more PowerBook.
The MacBook pro features an Intel Duo Core chip that runs four to five times faster than the PowerBook G4, according to jobs -- he called it the fastest notebook ever. All this, in a chassis that's actually slimmer than Apple's 17-inch PowerBook G4 model, and weighs in at 5.6 pounds. It features a 15.4-inch LCD screen that's as bright as Apple's desktop Cinema Displays.
The new MacBook Pro features a built-in iSight camera, much like Apple's iMac systems, and an integrated InfraRed (IR) sensor supports Apple's remote control, which can operate Front Row -- the software that helps turn a Mac into a media center, which Apple first introduced in a refreshed iMac model in 2005.
Apple is taking orders today, but does not expect to begin shipping the MacBook Pro until sometime in February. A 1.67GHz model will cost $1,999. A 1.83GHz model will cost $2,499.
You want some more?
Ok here's the feed from macrumors.com...
|macrumors.com keynote coverage...|
|10:40 am Thanks intel.|
10:40 am Thanking people who walk out on stage. Lots of applause.
10:38 am Showing in the Intel ad one more time.
10:38 am Taking orders today.
10:37 am Shipping in February.
10:37 am 5.6lbs. iSight, Front Row; $1999 1.67 Core Duo; 667 DDR bus, x1600; $2499 1.83GHz.
10:35 am New feature: New Power Adapter is magnetically held in. If yanked, comes right out.
10:35 am IR sensor. Apple Remote.
10:33 am Demoing the new MacBook Pro.
10:33 am iSight Camera.
10:32 am 15.4inch LCD. bright as cinemas.
10:32 am Hair thinner than the 17".
10:32 am Fastest notebook ever.
10:31 am 4-5x faster.
10:31 am 2 processors in every Macbook pro.
10:31 am No more Powerbook. Intel duo Core.
10:30 am New laptop computer.
10:30 am Today - MacBook Pro
10:30 am But power consuption. Now discussing Peformance per Watt.
10:29 am Showing a Powerbook G4. Trying to shoehorn a G5 into the Powerbook. We've done everyhing possible...
10:29 am "One More Thing..."
10:28 am "For years intel chips have been bored in a PC"
10:28 am "Intel Chip will be Set Free" (Mac Ad)
Apple to the Core,
Katie Greene, Vice President of Public Relations, Expresso Parking