Apple quietly rolled out an update on the MacBook Air yesterday. Both 11-inch and 13-inch models received updates with new Intel Haswell processors and slightly better battery specs. The models also received a $100 price drop for the standard configurations.
On January 24, 2014, the Apple Mac turned 30.
To celebrate its birthday, Apple sent 15 camera crews, armed with the iPhone 5s, across the world on January 24 to capture “people doing amazing things with Apple products.” [Read more...]
The new Mac Pro is finally available for pre-order, starting at $2994 for the base model and going up to $9599 (for a 12-core model with 64GB RAM, 1TB PCI-e flash storage and Dual AMD 6GB FirePro D700 graphics cards) with an expected shipping date of February 2014. B&H has several configurations available and, of course, you can create your own custom configuration on Apple’s website.
Macphun has released Focus 2, which is touted as an easy-to-use software application to enable photographers of all skill levels add selective focus to their images. [Read more...]
DxO Labs has announced DxO Perspective for Mac OS X, which is an application designed to correct perspective and horizon problems. The application is available here in the Mac App Store and is free through November 3, 2013. Otherwise, it retails for $19.99.
You can see a quick demo of how it works in the video below. [Read more...]
B&H has a sale on 21.5″ and 27″ iMacs right now with up to $150 off and free shipping.
Macs are always a good deal at B&H due to the solid prices on AppleCare that are substantially below what Apple charges at retail. I’ve been buying Macs from B&H for years for myself and they’ve always beat Apple’s pricing on both the Mac and the AppleCare. I’m not sure how they offer the cut rate prices on AppleCare, but that’s a key reason why I stick with B&H for any Mac or other Apple hardware that I buy.
I had a conversation with one of the Mac sales guys at B&H a year or so back and he told me that B&H was the biggest Mac retailer in New York state – selling more Macs that even Apple in New York.
Check out all the iMac deals here at B&H Photo.