New MacBook prices in India

As you are already aware of (you HAVE to be), Apple yesterday launched a brand new line of MacBooks (Pro and Air) in its annual World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) at the Moscone center in San Francisco, NY and the world is already going gaga over it. The next gen MacBook Pro, especially, has found many takers thanks to the inclusion of an all new retina display which aims to make your experience simply resolutionary. But how, then, is the pricing structure of the new MacBooks in India? Well, for a change, we have you covered 🙂

New MacBook Prices in India

MacBook Air 11 MacBook Air 13 MacBook Pro 13 MacBook Pro 15 MacBook Pro with Retina
MacBook Air 11″ MacBook Air 13″ MacBook Pro 13″ MacBook Pro 15″ New MacBook Pro 15″
  • 1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB flash storage
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • 1.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 128GB flash storage
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
  • 4GB RAM
  • 500GB hard drive
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
  • 4GB RAM
  • 500GB hard drive
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 512MB of GDDR5 memory
  • 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256GB flash storage
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB of GDDR5 memory
Indian Rupee67,900 (64 GB)
Indian Rupee74,900 (128 GB)
Indian Rupee81,900 (128 GB)
Indian Rupee99,900 (256 GB)
Indian Rupee81,900 (2.5 GHz i5)
Indian Rupee99,000 (2.9 GHz i7)
Indian Rupee122,900 (2.3 GHz i7)
Indian Rupee152,000 (2.6 GHz i7)
Indian Rupee152,900 (2.3 GHz i7)
Indian Rupee192,900 (2.6 GHz i7)

You can visit apple.com to know the various configuration that are available for these models.

Other notable announcements at WWDC 2012:

 

 

iPhone 5: the mother of all upgrades (video)

With the iPhone 4S quickly losing its ‘newness’ and the new iPad too getting older by the day, Apple fanboys the world over are yearning for a new toy to play with. A new iPhone. And with that, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster agreed and said the new device will be the mother of all hardware upgrades. You think so? Check out this video below:

“We think one of the big features of iPhone 5 is going to be LTE… when iPhone 4S came out it was obviously the same form factor… this is going to be a big hardware upgrade… this is going to be the year of the hardware… the mother of all upgrades”

The next iPhone is slated for a June release in Apple’s annual WWDC, but if the latest rumors are to be believed, then it’ll see the light of the day only in October.

Foxconn Insider reveals iPhone 5 getting laid, WWDC launch likely

An allegedly “reliable source at Foxconn in China” is said to have revealed the million dollar secret Apple fans all over have been speculating about — the next iPhone is getting ready to hit production and will mostly likely be ready for Apple’s WWDC event this summer.

The news comes from 9to5mac, who believe in the credibility of this information, and add that the source told them that “various sample devices are also floating around (they vary slightly from one another), so it is impossible to tell which one will be the final” iPhone model. Among those being tried are:

  • iPhone with same dimensions as we’re used to (3.5 inch screen)
  • iPhone with a slightly bigger 3.7 inch screen
  • iPhone with a large 4 inch display
  • iPhone with a mammoth 4.3 – 5 inch display

There are, however, some similarities between the dummy models floating around, giving a slight hint where Apple’s vision lies:

  • 4+ inch display (made by LG on at least one of them).
  • No teardrop-shaped devices, as rumored in the lead up to the iPhone 4S. Samples so far have been symmetrical in thickness (also longer/wider).
  • Neither of the sample devices have the iPhone 4/4S form factor.
  • Neither of the devices are the final versions.

While the folks at 9to5mac claim the information comes from a reliable source and is trustworthy, we should not read much into it as we’ve already told you before why Apple won’t make an iPhone larger than its current offering. The WWDC launch, however, seems much easier to believe.

P.S. Has Steve Jobs already left his mark in the yet-to-be-announced iPhone?

Via 9to5mac

Apple releases iTunes 10.5 beta 6.1 (featuring iTunes Match beta)

Apple has seeded iTunes 10.5 beta 6.1 featuring iTunes Match beta to developers today, the first time Apple has released its new cloud platform since announcing it at WWDC 2011 in June this year. The beta is available in the United States, and still has the $24.99 subscription cost tagged to it.

Apple warns that what is uploaded to iCloud will be deleted at the end of the beta period. Also, Apple wants to thank developers of their service with a free beta period and an additional free three months with their 12 months purchase.

Video by iDownloadBlog

Release Notes

Backup regularly and do not delete the music you add to iCloud from your computer. Apple
may periodically delete all iCloud libraries during the beta period. This will require you to scan,
match, and upload songs again. Also note that some of the features and optimizations of
iTunes Match may not be available during this beta.
About Subscribing
iTunes Match beta is available to iOS developers in the United States.
• iTunes Match beta is available as an automatically renewing 12 month subscription for
$24.99 per year. You may cancel at any time from your Account settings.
• To thank you for your participation, beta subscribers will receive the beta period and an
additional 3 months of service with their 12 month subscription.
• You can subscribe to iTunes Match using iTunes 10.5 beta on your Mac. iTunes Match is
not available with iTunes for Windows at this time. You cannot subscribe to iTunes
Match from your iOS device.
• You can access your iCloud library on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch with iOS 5 beta, or
your other computers with iTunes 10.5 beta.
• Once subscribed, you can add up to 25,000 songs to iCloud, and iTunes purchases do
not count against this limit. iTunes Match will not add your apps, books, movies, TV
shows, ringtones, and audiobooks to your iCloud library. These items can continue to be
synced to your iOS device with iTunes. iTunes LPs and iTunes Extras are also
unsupported.
• iTunes Match includes limits to how you may access your iCloud library:
– You can use iTunes Match on up to 10 computers and iOS devices, up to five of
which can be computers authorized with your Apple ID.
– You can only associate computers and devices with a different Apple ID once every
90 days.
Getting Started
Important: Before you get started, it is recommended you make a backup of your complete
iTunes library. You can find your iTunes library inside /Music/iTunes in your Home folder.
To subscribe to iTunes Match:
1. Install iTunes 10.5 beta 6.1 or later on your Mac.
2. Open iTunes and choose Turn On iTunes Match from the Store menu.
3. Click the Subscribe for $24.99 button and follow the onscreen instructions. Once
complete, your Music library will include songs on your computer and in iCloud.
Once iTunes has completed matching your music with the iTunes Store, you may begin
accessing your iCloud library:
• From your iOS device:
1. Tap Settings > Music > turn iTunes Match ON.
This will disable syncing music with iTunes.
2. Press the Home button and tap Music.
• From your other computers:
1. Install iTunes 10.5 beta on your other Macs
2. Open iTunes and choose Store > Sign In. Sign in using the same Apple ID you used
to subscribe to iTunes Match.
3. Choose Store > Turn On iTunes Match
4. Click the Add this Computer button
5. Once complete, your Music library will include songs on your computer and in
iCloud.
Known Issues
• Songs in unsupported formats will not be uploaded to iCloud at this time.
• Some songs that are available in the iTunes store may not be matched correctly.
• Some songs may match to a different version of the same song on the iTunes Store.
• You will not be able to add music to iCloud from more than one computer at a time.
• You may experience playback issues on iOS, such as slow performance, incorrect track
playing, or songs being shown as unavailable when they are available.
• Playback over cellular data connection will occur when Wi-Fi is not available, despite
this option being turned off in Settings > Store

 

Video: Apple copies Microsoft, others as legal battle looms large

2011: Year of the copycats? This was Steve Jobs’ message about 3 months ago during the launch of the iPad 2. Now, ironically, it seems that Apple is doing the catching up.

Last week at their annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple released a lot of new stuff, including iOS 5. As you might be already aware by now, a lot of the features of iOS 5 seem to be inspired by competing operating systems like Android, BlackBerry OS, and Windows Phone 7. Obviously, Apple made a few changes to it and tried to better the efforts of their rivals while integrating it in their OS. For instance, Notification Center, which works by swiping down on the status bar, is lifted from Android’s notifications bar. Both work on the exact same principles, although Apple’s implementation is a bit cleaner.

iMessage, Apple’s new instant messaging service, works a lot like RIM’s BlackBerry Messenger (BBM). You can send unlimited text messages via 3G/WiFi to anyone with an iOS device at no extra cost. You can send text, photos, videos, contacts and locations. Group messaging is also available. Yep, very much like BlackBerry Messenger!

Then you’ve also got Twitter integration, WiFi Sync and the updated camera app. All these features were implemented in Windows Phone 7 when it was released last year. Apple worked upon them as well, bettered it, and integrated it in iOS 5.

However, there is one feature in iOS 5 which is exactly, and I mean exactly, the same as a feature on Windows Phone 7 which Apple have ripped off: Camera Swipe to Camera Roll.

What this feature does is allow users to swipe to the right to reveal the most recently taken photos. So, instead of having to open up the camera roll, users can go straight to their snapshots from the camera app itself.

Microsoft even has a patent for this feature called “Integrated Viewfinder and Digital Media”:

A user interface can display active and passive content. For example, a camera viewfinder image can be displayed on a screen, as part of a strip, concatenated with one or more other images, for example, images that were previously taken with the camera. A user can cause the viewfinder image and the other images to move together across the screen. This can allow a user to easily examine the other images and the viewfinder image without, for example, switching between different screens in a user interface. Media captured with a device can be associated with a media category by positioning a user interface element near one or more other elements associated with the category.

(via USPTO)

So now, technically, Microsoft can sue Apple over this patent infringement. But will they or won’t they is a far difficult cry than it seems. Of course, if Microsoft do decide to go ahead with the lawsuit, then what will follow will be a nuclear war of sorts, fought within the consignment of legality. Remember, it takes only one to spark something. The rest just follow.

Anyway, i’m a bit disappointed that a company of Apple’s caliber, who have always been the trend-setters, have resorted to such cheap tactics. I mean, changing it here and there and bettering it is smart business, but copying it as is and integrating it in your OS? Not acceptable!

On Cloud 9: Apple vs Google vs Amazon…fight!

There are a lot of things to ponder over after Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2011 concluded in grand style. Among the many new things that came out from WWDC, one such popular new service from Apple was the iCloud. With Amazon already in the act and Google adding some finishing touches to its baby, Apple’s full unveiling of its own cloud-based service has set up a mouth-watering clash between the three giants — a clash which will eventually result in total consumer satisfaction. So, what is Apple’s iCloud all about? How does it fare with Google’s Music Beta and Amazon’s Cloud Drive? Let’s find out…

There’s no surprise it’ll be tough to choose a winner right now. But as always, if Steve Jobs has it his way, Apple is the best!

A Quick Glance At iOS 5

As you might already be aware by now, Apple released the next major OS for its mobile devices at WWDC 2011 few hours ago – the iOS 5. iOS 5 brings to your iDevices everything you ever wanted and maybe much more than that. Below we’ll recount the magical new features of this magical OS in some detail to help you get started. Head past the break for the goodies. Continue reading “A Quick Glance At iOS 5”

“One more thing” is the iTunes Match

We earlier told you there will be one more thing at the WWDC  and here it is- The iTunes match

iTunes match is a service by Apple that lets you put your existing music ripped off via cd’s into the cloud and then you can have all the benefits that you have with music purchased from iTunes.

Engadget explains it better

iTunes Match service that will let you put your existing collection of ripped CDs in the cloud. That’s done by scanning your library and matching songs to the versions Apple already has, rather than uploading everything — a process Apple notes takes “minutes,” not “weeks” — although songs will be uploaded in the cases where there is no match. It will run you $24.99 a year, and promises to give you all of the “same benefits as music purchased from iTunes.”

This service costs $24.99 a year which is quite reasonable.

Apple also released the Mac OS Lion at WWDC, have a look here.Also you can see a lot of pictures of the WWDC here.

cia-engadget

Breaking:There might be a “one more thing” at WWDC 2011

Apple has always been the best at introducing new products with the slogan”one more thing”(Welcome,Macbook Air) and it seems like today too at the WWDC  something apart from iCloud,iOS and Lion that is going to be released with the tag line “one more thing”. The covered banner below makes us the believe the above statement.

Pic Credits

Lets wait and watch what the One more thing will be(if it will be).