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.
What happens when Google hangouts fails? inThirty continues on, with our trusty backup Skype. So on today’s show we talk about the Apple roadmap that was rumored a week ago. We opine on our thoughts, hopes, and dreams.
Isn’t every Apple Event special? On Episode 64 (make that 64 bit, we upgraded) of inThirty
Chaim, Harry, and Justin along with guest host Kelly Guimont of TUAW ooh, ahh, and yawn (Chaim) over the announcement of the new iMac and Mac Mini, MacBook Pro 13″ with Retina Display, iPad with Retina Display (don’t call it the iPad 4), and the worth the price of admission all by itself iPad Mini. We start by critiquing the legerdemain used by Phil Schiller when he removed the black cloth from the slim from one perspective, bulbous from another iMac and quickly move on to discuss whether the new Mac Mini is enough to replace the Mac Pro or even the defunct Xserve. We boldly go where no podcast has gone before in our discussion of Apple’s Fusion Drive SDD plus HDD melding tech. And, yes, everyone wants the new 13″ MacBook Pro with Retina Display – how could the little sibling of the beautiful 15 incher disappoint? Do the non Retina MacBooks deserve to keep their Pro suffix? We discuss. Amongst ourselves. Apple speeds up its upgrade cycle some with the iPad 4, but how long did you expect the Lightning port to be kept away from the iPad? We finish up with a who/what/where/when/why on the iPad Mini and manage to wake Chaim up from his slumber (he uses Apple announcement videos as a sleep aid) in time to compare the new device to his beloved Nexus 7.
Also, Harry Marks strummed us some nice intro and outro licks. Told you we upgraded.
Episode 63 Hangout: http://youtu.be/eRLZoRTQ_ks?t=12m15s
Kelly Guimont of TUAW
iMac | Apple.com
Mac Mini | Apple.com
MacBook Pro | Apple.com
iPad Mini | Apple.com
While it’s still a possibility that an iPad with a 7 inch screen may never make it outside of Jonny Ive’s secret industrial design compound, it doesn’t stop us from talking about every inch of the yet to be announced device on episode 62 of inThirty. Whether it’ll be called the Mini, Nano, Small, Little, Micro, or Petite, Chaim, Harry, and Justin conjecture, speculate, and postulate about how the device’ll fit into Apple’s current range of mobile products and analyze the impact of screen size on how users consume their digital diets. Want to find out the best screen size for playing Solitaire or reading the Wall Street Journal or mixing the musical score for a feature film? You better search Google for the answer because we come to no conclusions on this episode of inThirty. Oh, and less is more, sometimes.
Episode 62 Hangout: http://youtu.be/0x8lrwHSMHc
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