Apple announced its annual upgrade of the iPhone line yesterday. The entire new line takes on the edge-to-edge screen first introduced last year with the iPhone X. The new iPhone XS (5.8″ screen) and XS Max (6.5″ screen) are the top-of-the-line models and the iPhone XR (6.1″ screen) is the new “affordable” option. [Read more…]
Apple has announced new mid-2018 models of its MacBook Pro product line. The update now gives Mac users up to a 6-core i9 processor. The 15-inch model gets up to 4TB of flash storage and 32GB DDR4 RAM as configuration options. They also get a bump in batteries to take on the DDR4 memory.
The keyboard has been improved and hopefully addresses some of the problems the last-gen models experienced. Configuration options range from $1799 for an entry-level 13.3″ MacBook Pro to $6699 for a fully-loaded 15.4″ MacBook Pro. You can dig more into the specs and order them from Apple.com or here at B&H Photo.
Derrick Story’s second edition of The Apple Photos Book for Photographers is now available.
“For photographers who are more than just casual snapshooters, or who are making the transition from Aperture, iPhoto, or simply the previous version of Photos, The Apple Photos Book for Photographers, 2nd Edition, by Derrick Story shines a light on the true sophistication of this app and the ecosystem it taps into. From the point of view of a working photographer, Derrick provides everything you need to know to get the most out of the imaging tools built into Mac OS X and iCloud.”
The Apple Photos Book for Photographers, 2nd Edition is available for $28.73 here on Amazon.com.
Here’s a one-day only deal that kicked off a couple hours ago… B&H has the 15.4″ Apple MacBook Pro (late 2016 model) for $1799 (reg. $2399). This MacBook Pro has a 2.6GHz Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD and 2GB VRAM, along with the Touch Bar. B&H also includes a pair of JBL E45BT Bluetooth headphones and a 1-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365 (a $169 value). Check it out while it lasts here at B&H Photo.
For more great deals this month, follow along on our Black Friday Camera Deals.
Now that the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are out, we are starting to see some real world footage and comparisons. In this interesting test, Jonathan Morrison pits the iPhone 8 against the $30,000 RED EPIC-W for a slow motion comparison at 1080p and 240fps. Apple continues to impress with the photo and video features and 240fps genuinely looks great on the iPhone 8.
Of course, if you’ve got a $30k camera at your disposal, you aren’t interested in shooting alternatively with the iPhone 8. However, the iPhone 8 makes a great slow motion camera for the rest of us.