Apple updates leap out of nowhere


As you probably know, Steve Jobs took a medical leave of absence and is still away (and apparently getting worse). Normally for these recent updates we would expect some news, a brief keynote at most, that could have coincided with the imminent iPad 2 launch. ¬†Anyway, Apple has launched their new generation of MacBook Pros! They sound pretty cool, and from what I could see, same base price (couldn’t get further dues to the iconic updating).

 

So, can’t wait for them and hopefully I will buy one this year to release me from the clutches of a five year old HP laptop. Don’t worry, I would still run Windows under bootcamp, as I can’t live without it. Also announced (allegedly) is that there is no more Mac OS Server Edition! That’s right, it’ll be part of Mac OS Lion, thus completely killing the small gap that so many compared to Microsoft’s many versions/tiers of Windows.

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Apple changes their site design – again


Once again, Apple has ‘modernised’ their site. However this time, it looks worse:

I liked the sliding bar to choose products. I also like the rounded grey buttons. ¬†Now they seem to have adopted a cut-down dark look. Will this go down well with the ‘Apple is a dark/evil cult’ people? They will probably love the propaganda opportunities. Yes, this new interface is bare and does look quite nice, but it’s change. Is this a hint that Apple is going to move over to a completely bare-bones product line instead of complicated fancy products? One can only speculate…