Apple Officially Announces March 21 Media Event

Apple Let Us Loop You In

Finally we have confirmation that Apple will indeed be hosting an event in March. Speculation has been rife of what might be announced including an iPhone 5Se, updated Apple Watch (too soon?), a new iPad and of course there will be iOS 9.3 which has the rather nice Night Shift mode.

Apple has set up a special page for the event, confirming that it will be streamed live on March 21. The video will be available here.

Apple Patents Liquidmetal Home Button For iOS Devices

Could Apple finally really have a practical use for liquid metal? It seems unlikely doesn’t it. Apple has had exclusive rights to use liquidmetal alloys and consumer electronics since 2010.

So far is had yeiled the pin that helps people pop the cards out of iOS devices and that’s been it, but it seems they aren’t at least considering more uses for the terminator style material.
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Apple Updates iMac Line, 4k Retina Comes To 21.5-inch iMac

Apple updated the iMac line on Tuesday bringing the 2″ iMac to the retina display party.The 21.5 ” iMac is available with the all new retina 4K display featuring a 4096 x 2304 resolution and 9.4 million pixels. 4.5 times more than the standard 21.5 inch iMac display.

Every 27″ iMac features a retina 5K display the world’s highest resolution all-in-one display with 14.7 million pixels, seven times more pixels than HD.

Now we could for over all the techs and specs for the machines but I would really prefer to boil it down to faster, better, more. If you want details rumor has it Apple has a website dedicated to all kinds of Apple products 😀

We can however talk prices available now from Apple Store Apple’s online store and Apple authorized resellers

21.5″ iMac starts at $1099 is a midrange machine for $1299
21.5″ iMac with a retina for K display starts at $1499 and yes you can make each of those machines much more expensive with various build-to-order options.

If you are looking for something bigger the 2″ iMac with retina 5K display comes in three off-the-shelf prices $1799, $1999 and $2299 and than those two can be made more expensive with various whistles and bells.

These latest machine releases went relatively unnoticed by those in the financial analyst world as I guess it didn’t feature “Made In America” like on the Mac Pro.

As usual those who get their pants in a twist about market share continue to give a muted amount of enthusiasm for Apple’s share price. Sheesh what do Apple have to do to impress these days?

OS X El Capitan GM Candidate Available For Download Today

OSX El Capitan GM Download

If you are currently testing OS X El Capitan, please back up your Mac and do the following to install the GM Candidate. Go to your Purchased tab in the Mac App Store and click the Download button next to OS X El Capitan GM Candidate. Then click Continue to download the full OS X installer. When your download finishes, the installer will automatically launch. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete installation.