What’s The Deal with the Glass Track Pad?

28 10 2008

By Ravenizer

Well we all know how Jobs and Co revealed to us the latest in Apple Innovations, the Glass MultiTouch Trackpad, just the other day during the Apple Special event. But what if the fancy new TrackPad had a higher purpose? Or more precisely, a Mobile Purpose. Yes, I have been giving this a lot of thought recently and I have kind of come to a conclusion about this.

Since the launch of the iPhone, there have been busloads of ex-blackberry people asking the same question. Where is the heptic feedback? For those of us who don’t know what this fancy lingo means, well, basically, it just means that you get a real life tactile feedback off a virtual screen or in the case of the iPhone, keyboard. Since Jobs had actually said that the entire Glass Trackpad is clickable at any point, it will work as an excellent feature to introduce heptic feedback onto the iPhone. What do you guys think?

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Apple Event a Success?

15 10 2008

by Ravenizer

Hey guys, its around 2.10 am where I live right now. We will be back with the updates of the Apple event later in the day. However, here is a quick recap on what was announced today and which rumours were proven true.

Firstly, the Brick process. It is indeed true that all the new MacBooks made from Aluminum all start out as a block. They are then anodized and treated and carved. This process however, is not new. It is the exact same procedure that was used to manufacture the MacBook Air.

The next two things announced were mainly the meat of the event. Firstly, Apple has ditched Intel integrated graphics. The new MacBooks all carry the NVDIA 9400 M cards. These perform up to 5 times faster than Intel’s Integrated Graphics.

The MacBook Pro turned out to be just like the spyshots we have been seeing. So are the new MacBooks. But more of this will be covered later. The Old MacBook is still stating though. New MacBook, Old Revised MacBook and New MacBook Pro ship today. All aluminum machines now have option to go SSD.

All new MacBooks have Glass Trackpads with the exception of the ‘Old’ MacBooks and the Air. This tracpad has no buttons, buy instead, is clickable to function as one button. It is multi-touch and supports up to 4-fingers for funtions. No screen is observable under the tracpad though.

The MacBook Air is getting a specification upgrade. I must say I am particularly not too happy with this announcement. The new Airs will have with them a 120GB HDD, and the new NVDIA Chips. Apple has also released a new DisplayConnector port dubbed Mini DisplayConnector. It replaces the micro-DVI port on the Air as well as Display ports on all the new MacBooks. This coupled with the new Graphics card, the Air can now drive a 30 inch display. It could only handle 24 inches before this revision. These new upgraded Airs are available in November. I think this revision came too early. Especially on the account of the NVDIA GPU. However, like still goes on.

Not discussed today were the iPhone OS Software 2.2 as well as further information on Snow Leopard. I have a feeling that Snow Leopard will be released during WWDC ’09. As for the iPhone OS, only time will tell.

So that is all the recap that we have for now on the Strictly Notebook Event. Was the event a success? Well, it felt pretty dry to me. But more on that later. Be sure to check INFINITECH’s homepage later for more updates.





October 14 – Spotlight Event ( Condensed Live Coverage )

13 10 2008

by Ravenizer

 

Hey guys. Looks like Infinitech is going to be wothing real hard tomorrow for the Apple Event. That’s right. We are going to consolidate the best of the live blogs right into one blog. Check out the new Infini•Live! page during the event. We will be bringing you updates live from Gizmodo, Engadget, and other live blogs. Stay tuned folks!

We will be going live at the following times in the following cities:

• New York , 1:00 PM (14 Oct)
• London , 6:00 PM (14 Oct)
• Toronto , 1:00 PM (14 Oct)

• Singapore , 1:00 AM (15 Oct)
• Shanghai , 1:00 AM (15 Oct)
• Hong Kong , 1:00 AM (15 Oct)
• Tokyo , 2:00 AM (15 Oct)

• Berlin , 7:00 PM (14 Oct)
• Kabul , 9:00 PM (14 Oct)
• New Delhi , 10:30 PM (14 Oct)





We are nearly there…

13 10 2008

by Ravenizer

 

There’s only gonna be one topic on the lips of the technoscenti in the next 24 hours: Apple’s new MacBook and MacBook Pro. It’s been leaked online, but mystery still surrounds its hidden connector, track-pad and docking skills… read on for all the gossip!

The new MacBook and MacBook Pros have leaked! The latest spy shots show the laptops sporting slick new aluminum cases, as well as side-mounted optical drives and expansion ports down their left side.

It’s these details that have led some to predict that the new laptops will be dockable inside brand new Apple monitors.

What’s more, the MacBook Pro features a mystery connector towards the front of its case.

What could it be? HDMI? eSATA for fast external hard drives? A docking connector for those rumoured monitors?

We’ve also heard rumours that the new portables will come with glass-covered multi-touch trackpads, and even Blu-Ray drives stashed inside.

Also, the much awaited 2.2 Update is expected to be released tomorrow as well.

Whatever surprises are in store, we’ll find out tomorrow when Apple formally unveils the new laptops. Until then, sit tight and let Infinitech do the news hunting for you!





1 MORE DAY.

13 10 2008

by Graphickz

 

Hey all,

We at Infinitech are sworn to get you the latest scoops on Apple rumors and product releases. 1 more day to the launch and the tension is mounting. What is confirmed is that the new notebooks are based on an NVIDIA chipset, which is a huge relief for all you gamers out there. They are also aluminum, and are NOT tapered like the MacBook Air.

As Ravenizer had mentioned, the Macbook Air is probably not going to get an update. I mean, how could Apple update a Notebook so early? People would just stop buying the Mac since it gets outdated way too quicklyt.

What we could also expect in the event, would be the release of the much awaited 2.2 Firmware for the iPhone (and iPod Touch?) With the fantastic new Emoji, and hopefully some improvements to the stability of the OS as well as the inclusion of 3G Radio TUning capabilities, this is the most anticipated FIrmware yet!

1 MORE DAY Ladies and Gentlemen!





MacBook Air : What Happens Now?

12 10 2008

by Ravenizer

 

Okay. So the new MacBooks are like two days away now. But what is really going to happen. Seriously, Apple will not release a new MacBook Air. Come on people. Start thinking realistic here. The MacBook Air was only released recently in Feburary. It’s not Apple convention to update a product line’s hardware in less than a year. Furthermore, it’ll make all those early adopters feel like morons. So what is going to be the fate of the MacBook Air. Let’s discuss this further.

In terms of hardware, I think Apple has struck a fine balance between performance and power consumption. Until either sees huge tecnical advances, the update seems like a distant dream. The new NVDIA chipset sounds promising, but they still take up too much power. And remember, Apple had Intel build a special Core 2 Duo for them. With such a close partnership, I do not see Apple rushing Intel into any more developmental impossibilities just yet. However, I do forsee an update of the line when we finally hit a release date with Montervina.

So owners of the MacBook Air, I see no worries for you guys in this Apple event. Hold on to see some spectacular improvements to the other machines in the line though. What do you think will be launched on the 14th? Leave us your comments.

If you guys wanna read the LiveBlog off Gizmodo, you would be pleased to know that the event happens at 10:00 AM PDT. Here is a list of time conversions to make things easier:

• New York , 1:00 PM (14 Oct)
• London , 6:00 PM (14 Oct)
• Toronto , 1:00 PM (14 Oct)

• Singapore , 1:00 AM (15 Oct)
• Shanghai , 1:00 AM (15 Oct)
• Hong Kong , 1:00 AM (15 Oct)
• Tokyo , 2:00 AM (15 Oct)

• Berlin , 7:00 PM (14 Oct)
• Kabul , 9:00 PM (14 Oct)
• New Delhi , 10:30 PM (14 Oct)





Yet Another Update

12 10 2008

by Graphickz

 

The rumor mills have been churning and we are too. Yet more pictures of the Macbook and Macbook Pro cases made by the special Brick method are being released from unknown sources. We have the latest scoops right here on Infinitech.

MacBook Case

MacBook Case

MacBook Pro Case

MacBook Pro Case

 

Optical drives are still on the right and all the I/O ports are still on the left. The cases do not appear to be tapered like the Macbook Air, but are expected to have large trackpads to match. Power button is located in the top right corner, and it does not appear to be any latch on the Macbook and Macbook Pro. The other pictures can be viewed here.