If there is any one time that Apple both surprises and disappoints its ever growing group of fans, it would be now. In Apple’s latest product launch yesterday, the new MacBook and the long anticipated Apple Watch were introduced to the ever growing group of Apple-fanatics.
There is no doubt about Apple’s ability to design and craft these beauties. If put into perspective, the product design of MacBook and Apple Watch would be the crème de la crème of high fashion models. However, there is doubt that Apple might just be losing its cutting edge technology and overall attraction.
The New MacBook
The perfect must have gadget for all existing MacBook users and soon-to-be MacBook users! Have I commented on the gorgeous product design? Apple is launching the new MacBook in three different colours – Space grey, gold and silver. At just 13.1mm at its thickest point and weighing a mere 920g, which makes the new MacBook even thinner and lighter than the MacBook Air! How they have kept it so light you may ask? Simple, Apple took out the cooling system! Easy peasy.
The new MacBook is equipped with Apple’s signature super sharp and brilliant retina display, Intel Core M Processor, 8GB RAM, 9 hours of battery life and will run on the latest X Yosemite operating system. Its track pad is also something worth mentioning. Built with the new Force Touch track pad technology, this allows users to click anywhere and features haptic feedback that provides for a responsive feel.
On the flip side, there are only minimal ports for USB access – Apple’s not-so-subtle manner of making its consumers buy their accessories.
Price: Starting from USD$1299 to USD$1599
Launch Date: Friday 10th April 2015
Where: Apple online store and authorised Apple resellers
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It looks gorgeous, tracks your fitness, alerts you of notifications and has three different styles to choose from, so what is my problem with the Apple Watch?
Everyone else has done it so what makes Apple so special? I have asked myself that so many times, I have literally lost count. The functions of the Apple Watch are approximately the same or even less stunning than those which are already in the market; Samsung’s Galaxy Gear and Motorola’s Moto 360.
Yes, the rumours that you have heard are true. The Apple Watch Edition is made with 18k rose or yellow gold alloy (apparently twice as hard as standard gold), has really nice curves, retina display that is protected by sapphire glass, comes with a leather band and it goes for a whooping USD$10 000. Let us put this into perspective for you. That is a Rolex, a few bullions of gold, you may still have some cash left over for a fancy dinner and the cab fare home.
On another note, thank you Apple for creating the perfect gadget for the young and old frat and sorority types out there.
Price: Starting from USD$349 to USD$10 000
Launch Date: Friday 24th April 21015
Where: Not in Singapore but in nine other countries - Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the US.
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By Geralyne Kaye Ong / March 10, 2015 2:30PM GMT+8
Tags:Tech Storm, TechStorm, TV, Apple, MacBook, MacBook Air, Space Grey, Silver, Gold, Apple Watch, Samsung Gear, Motorola Moto 360, Expensive, $10 000, 18k Gold, Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch Edition, Notifications, Alert, Wearable
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