Thinner, Lighter, Faster (Apple iPad/Mac Pro Announcement) – inThirty 115

We are joined today by famed rumor prognosticator Drew Pitchford to discuss what happened today.  Is free software enough to tempt people onto Apple saying that you only have to buy the hardware? After we argue the merits of free software, we dive into the commitment to ship a new mac pro in 2013.  Chaim breaks down that he is happy that old hardware has been given a breath of fresh air.  Finally we discuss iPads.



Episode 68 – Something about Football

Happy Thanksgiving listeners! We hope you’ve recovered from your food comas in time to join us for episode 68 of inThirty – Justin jumped the gun and said it was number 69 at the top of the show and his confusion maintains itself throughout. We leave tech on the table and Chaim takes us through something called “football” with the help of regular contributor Drew Pitchford. Harry is absent, but missed, and we bet he’s thankful that he decided to take this episode off because passing around the pigskin is not his forte. Chaim and Drew try to explain the college football Bowl Championship System to Justin and all three soon realize that figuring out whether Apple really did infringe on Samsung’s wireless patents would be easier. Touchdown.

Episode 68 Hangout:

Drew Pitchford, War Eagle

Show Notes
Rutgers headed to Big Ten | ESPN
The road to the BCS has been a long one | ESPN
Obama’s BCS Options | The Washington Times


New iPhone Expectations

Apple prognosticator and inThirty contributor Drew Pitchford is laying his predictions on the line for the upcoming iPhone:new iPhone

The New iPhone
– Leaked pictures accurately depict the external design including the 8 pin connector. The connector will be orientation independent.
– Thinner with front and back flush with the antennae band. Guessing thinness at 7.6 mm.
– Unibody construction
– 16:9, 4 inch screen. Resolution: 1136 X 640
– 8 MP camera with f/2.2 aperture
– panorama mode for camera
– 16:9 HD video recording
– 16:9 photos
– 720p HD front camera
– Shrunken A5X chip built on the 32nm process that is being used in the revamped iPad 2.

– Better graphics than the 4S but not as good as in the new iPad.
Battery Life:
– 9 Hours Talk time
– 6 Hours LTE browsing
– 8 Hours 3G browsing
– 10 Hours wifi
– 40 Hours music
– 10 Hours video
– 250 Standby
Pricing and Storage:
– 8gb iPhone 4 free
– 8gb iPhone 4S $99
– 16gb new iPhone $199
– 32gb new iPhone $299
– 64gb new iPhone $399
All offered with 2 year contracts on Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T
The September 12 event will be limited to iPhone and iOS 6 only. No updates to iPads or iPods.

Drew’s early predictions for iOS 6 can be found here.