Apple upgrade laptops and announce iOS 6

12 June 2012

Apple Logo Apple have had a bit of a spring clean, with overhauled versions of their some of their hardware and software on their way.

The most impressive upgrade is that of the MacBook Pro, which is now equipped with the lovely high-resolution retina display in its 15 inch incarnation. That model also has 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, which with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.3GHz, plus 8GB of memory and 256GB of flash storage. Best of all, it’ll only cost you… erm… £1,800.

The ‘basic’ MacBook Pro has a 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB of memory and a 500GB hard drive, and that’ll set you back just… erm… £1,000. Meanwhile the basic version of the souped-up MacBook Air has a 1.7GHz processor, 4GB of memory, and 64GB of flash storage for just £850. Soup it up further yourself with 128GB of flash storage and it’ll set you back £930.

Meawhile, iOS 6 is coming, with lots of new features – the largest of which is Apple’s own mapping service, replacing Google Maps that have been part of previous versions of the OS. Additionally, voice-activation thingamajig Siri will be available for the latest iPad as well as the iPhone 4S. Apple are also working with various car manufacturers to being in-car Siri-control to their devices. Which is nice.

TOPICS:   Gadgets

3 comments

  • Zleet
    Siri is the most over-hyped useless piece of shit I've ever used. I'm lucky if it can understand every second word. I try to ask it a question and it rings random people or 'text Sarah, what time are you back' becomes 'I don't understand, test a water back'. FFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUU
  • Sicknote
    How much....!!!!!!!!!!!
  • rhodeuk
    I think it was Engadget or Wired who was saying that Apple now had a year start on the ultrabook landscape... Apart from the fact their machines are massively overpriced and PC manufacturers are now readying multi touch IPS screens in their ultrabooks for Windows 8 in October at probably half the price. Even the Asus Zenbook is getting that and 1080p in the Macbook Air form factor. Yes, Apple has a better screen but not that you'd notice it too much unless you physically smash your face into the screen.

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