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With WWDC right around the corner rumors are running high with news about new iMacs, MacBook Airs, and more.

Here’s what I think we can hope to see at WWDC:

1. With Intel’s new Ivy-bridge processors out, and Apple’s whole computer line-up awaiting an update we can will definitely predict that Apple’s new machines will definitely carry the Ivy-Bridge Chips.

2. USB 3.0 is becoming more and more popular, and rumors from 9to5mac show that USB 3.0 will replace USB 2.0 in all future Macs

3. More RAM: Currently the most RAM an Apple Macbook can hold is 8 GB, but rumors are showing MacBook Pro models with up to 16 Gigs of RAM. Now that would be one monster laptop.

4. Apple’s top-of-the line Mac, the Mac Pro, has not been updated for 2 years. And sources are showing a scarcity in Mac Pro’s at Apple Stores. Professional workers would love to see a new Mac Pro, so hopefully we will see an update next week.

5. 15-inch MacBook Air. For a couple of months there have been rumors that Apple is adding another model to their MacBook Air line. So we can assume that it will be the 15-inch. But we don’t know weather their is enough technology to create a 17-in MacBook Air

6. Retina Display Macs: Display technology has become more and more advanced. And some images found in the source code of Mountain Lion show images with a large number of pixels that would only fit on a Retina Display.

6. iOS 6: Pictures below show that Apple will be showing iOS 6 off and most probably release developer versions. Some features we might see in iOS 6 are Facebook sharing integrated into Apps, Siri for the iPad, Apple’s new Maps app, and iCloud improvements.

7. Mountain Lion: Versions of Mountain Lion have already been seeded out to Developers so we can probably hope to see Apple release Mountain Lion to the public at WWDC.

8. Apple TV SDK: Sales of the Apple TV has been steadily increasing and at AllThing’s D’s D12 conference Tim Cook stated that the Apple TV had become something Apple would pay more attention to. So we might see Apple release an Apple TV SDK, so the Apple TV can become a more attractive offer to people.

All of this seems like too much to be releases at one WWDC keynote, but these are just predictions that may or may not come true.

-MacMusings

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Apple has released a lower end iMac for $999, buy only for education.. It’s 21.5-in. and has lower specs than the lowest-end iMac. It’s like a merger of the last and current gen iMac. Specs Include:

  • 3.1GHz Intel Core i3
  • 2GB RAM, Upgradeable to 4 or 8
  • 250GB Hard Drive at 7200 RPM
  • AMD Radeon HD 6750M with 256MB of dedicated GPU Memory
  • Mini Display Port without Thunderbolt

These specs are plenty enough for the average school student. And at this low price it makes for an amazing deal for schools. I hope my High School buys these to replace our really old Macs’s and PC’s.

By doing this Apple has shown how much they feel about Education. Also how, in this era, Technology is an important part of a student’s education.

-MacMusings

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On May 3rd Apple released new iMacs with mainly internal upgrades and a slight external hardware change.

One change on the back is that the 21.5 has a Thunderbolt port on the back which you could also use as a Mini-Display Port. However the 27 in. model has two Thunderbolt ports. So what Engadget did was add two 30in. displays to the 27in. iMac so there were as much pixels as anybody could wish for. But right now the only thing Thunderbolt can be used for is external displays because Thunderbolt cables aren’t out on the market anymore.

Another change was that, like it’s cousin’s the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, it doesn’t have an iSight Camera it has an HD FaceTime Camera.

And the major change for these new iMac is the CPU‘s and GPU‘s. With the 21.5-inch you can get a 2.5 or 2.7 GHz quad-core i5, it’s also upgradeable to a 2.8GHz Core i7.  While with the 27-inch a 2.7 or 3.1 GHzi5, and it’s upgradeable to a 3.4GHz Core i7. Like previous iMacs these new ones also feature Turbo Boost 2.0 which can boost processing power to 3.8GHz.

Overall I think this is a good update to the Apple’s all-in-one Mac desktop series. And if anyone asks you what the best all-in-one computer is, you know what to say.

-MacMusings

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