iFixIt.com has completed disassemblies of the MacBook Pro and MacBook.
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Apple technology keeps gaining respect in the executive suite, with businesses and in the data center. Jason O'Grady and David Morgenstern deliver critical news and penetrating analysis that managers need to succeed.
Jason D. O'Grady
Jason O'Grady is a journalist and author specializing in mobile technology. He has published six books on Apple and mobile gadgets and his PowerPage blog has been publishing for over 17 years.
David Morgenstern has covered the Mac market and other technology segments for 20 years.
Bob Snow emailed me his thoughts on the new MacBooks, and the economy in general.This week, Apple made a great industrial design statement while going somewhat off-track into a recessionary economy.
The thing that bums me out the most about yesterday's MacBook announcements is Apple's move to all-glossy displays. I'll make no bones about it – I loathe glossy displays – especially on a notebook computer.
Although they didn't get fancy glass trackpads (like Apple's other new notebooks) the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro 17-inch received minor speed-bumps when Apple announced its new MacBooks yesterday.The MacBook Air went from: 1.
That madman of disassembly, a.k.a. Kodwarisan, has already unboxed and completely disassembled the new MacBook (Late-2008) that was announced yesterday.
One of the announcements coming out of Cupertino is that their MacBooks now ship with a new video out port called the Mini DisplayPort (complete with funny capitalization and lack of space between the words). It means that you'll have to remember to bring a US$30 dongle/adapter with you everywhere you go.
While Apple delivered a lot of new features in the new MacBooks today (glass trackpads, unibody contruction) and they also removed one – Firewire from the MacBook. There are some other key features that that were rumored to arrive in Apple's new notebooks that just didn't pan out.
It's confirmed. Apple has dropped the Firewire port from the new MacBook.
Apple today completely revamped their MacBook and MacBook Pro notebooks and they've clearly taken the enclosures up another level. The new unibody aluminum enclosures look sleek and professional and the black bezel around the monitor makes the notebooks match the latest iMacs.
Highlights from the Apple notebook event at Apple headquarters in Cupertino.Steve Jobs takes that stage and introduces Tim Cook who discusses Apple's 2-3x the market growth, Vista and their retail successes.