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MacBook Pro with 13-inch Retina

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A groundbreaking Retina display. All-flash architecture. The fastest mobile processors. Remarkably thin and light 13‑inch and 15‑inch designs. Together, these features take the notebook to a place it’s never been. And they’ll do the same for everything created with it.

a screen as vivid as imagination.
A screen where everything you see is vibrant, detailed and sharp.
With the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, we created the world’s highest-resolution notebook display. The only thing that even comes close? The super-compact 13-inch model. They’re two of a kind. And in a class all their own.
Multimillion-pixel view.
When you pack so many pixels into a display — over four million on the 13-inch model and over five million on the 15-inch model — the results are positively stunning. The pixel density is so high, your eyes can’t discern individual pixels. Images take on a new level of realism. Text is pin sharp. A spectacular 2560×1600 resolution on the 13-inch MacBook Pro and an equally impressive 2880×1800 resolution on the 15-inch MacBook Pro let you see more of your high-resolution images with pixel-for-pixel accuracy
More colour and contrast. Less glare.
The Retina display reduces glare up to 75 per cent while maintaining incredible colour and quality. In fact, it has a 29 per cent higher contrast ratio than a standard MacBook Pro display. Blacks are blacker. Whites are whiter. And everything in between is rich and vibrant. IPS technology gives you a wide, 178-degree view of everything on the screen, so you’ll see the difference at practically any angle. And you’re going to love what you see.
Goal is to build the high-performance notebook of the future, you begin at its foundation. For MacBook Pro with Retina display, that foundation is flash. Because when you build a notebook around an all-flash architecture, not only is everything more durable, reliable and battery efficient — everything is fast. Really, really fast.
There’s a reason they call it “flash”.
You’ll notice a difference in whatever you do — starting up takes seconds, apps launch quickly, even navigating the desktop feels incredibly fluid and responsive. It’s all thanks to flash storage, which gives you up to four times the performance of a traditional hard drive.1 So you can import huge photo libraries into Aperture in no time flat. And on the 15-inch model, flash storage combines with quad-core processors and high-performance discrete graphics to make quick work of even the most demanding editing tasks in Final Cut Pro. Since these MacBook Pro models come with up to 768GB of flash storage, you can keep all your important files with you. Flash doesn’t have any moving parts, which makes it incredibly durable and quiet. And flash storage is extremely energy efficient, which means your MacBook Pro also has the ability to stay in standby mode for up to a month, without plugging in. So whether it’s been 1 day or 30, your all-flash MacBook Pro will spring to life, from wherever you left off.
Matching power for power.
A seven-hour battery life is impressive for any notebook. But for a high-performance notebook with an ultra-high-resolution display, top-of-the-line processors and graphics, and a super-slim design, it’s absolutely remarkable. The built-in battery gives you up to 1,000 full charge and discharge cycles and up to 30 days of instant-on standby time
Power Nap
With Power Nap in OS X Mountain Lion, your MacBook Pro continues to receive new email and calendar invitations while it’s asleep. And when it’s connected to a power source, it can download software updates and make backups with Time Machine. So the next time you open your notebook, everything’s right there waiting for you.
MacBook Pro with Retina display features the latest Intel dual-core and quad-core processors. They’re the muscle behind the most powerful notebooks we’ve ever built.
The new mobile powerhouses.
With a dual-core Intel Core i5 or Intel Core i7 processor, the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display lets you take your most performance-hungry apps on the road. That means wherever you can take your camera, you can take Aperture and your entire digital photo studio too. Hyper-Threading technology, which enhances performance by letting each core handle multiple tasks simultaneously, is included in every model. And with speeds up to 2.9GHz and Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.6GHz, these processors are ready for just about anything.

The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display has the power to do even more amazing things. Third-generation quad-core Intel Core i7 processors with a state-of-the-art 22-nanometre micro-architecture provide the fastest performance ever in a MacBook Pro. With speeds up to 2.7GHz, up to 8MB of shared L3 cache and Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.7GHz, these processors make quick work of even the most complex tasks in professional apps like Final Cut Pro. They also support up to 16GB of super-fast 1600MHz memory. Which means the 15-inch MacBook Pro is ready to take on whatever you can dream up, wherever your travels take you.
These graphics are so fast, smooth and realistic, you might just forget you’re looking at a computer screen.

The power behind the pixels.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display features Intel HD Graphics 4000 — perfect for both everyday tasks and graphics-intensive creative apps. Scroll through large photo albums with ease. Play games with amazing detail. Even connect an external display or two. It’s just another way this 13-inch MacBook Pro is small on size and big on performance.

The 15-inch model has a phenomenal display — and a GPU to match. The NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M graphics processor based on next-generation Kepler architecture with 1GB of dedicated video memory provides up to 60 per cent faster graphics performance than any notebook we’ve ever made.4 And it delivers enough power to drive the amazing five-million-pixel Retina display as well as two external displays. All while making the most graphics-intensive tasks — like rendering HD video and editing RAW photography — fast, easy and incredibly fluid.

Traditional PC technology intersecting Mobile technology

Smartphone are becoming the dominant way that people access the Internet.
As mobile technology gets faster and more powerful, traditional mobile designs, chips, and operating systems begin to tackle things that were previously the province of the PC, such as high-resolution games and business productivity.

It’s presently easy to think of the Asus Transformer Prime with its keyboard as an Android-based notebook.

We can imagine ,, Apple shipping a thin notebook that runs iOS, essentially an iPad with a keyboard.

Also, the news that Windows 8 will run on ARM-based processors has both Qualcomm and Nvidia (and potentially Texas Instruments) talking about ARM-based Windows notebooks.

All the big PC vendors are taking aim at the mobile market.

Intel is venturing further into the smartphone and tablet markets with its Medfield and Clover Trail processors and AMD is talking more about tablets, too.

Vast majority of PCs will run traditional chips and Windows and the vast majority of smartphones and tablets will run traditional mobile OSs and ARM-based processors in 2012.

The potential for competition, however, forces all the vendors, and especially the companies that make final products, to take another look at their offerings. The result can only be good for innovation.
Also this year, web apps will come face to face with native applications. Until now, almost all the really powerful applications have been native applications of one sort or another, whether traditional Windows-based client applications or applications written for iOS, Android, BlackBerry, PlayStation, Xbox, or other specific platforms.

Web-based applications—or software-as-a-service (SaaS), as the concept is sometimes called—have been growing.

Applications such as Salesforce, Netsuite, Workday, Concur, and Google Docs are increasing in power.

Microsoft also in the game with its Office 365 and big enterprise companies like Oracle and SAP are now talking about this, as well.
But browser-based applications have had some limitations: restricted use of local processing, minimal graphics support, spotty connectivity, and little or no offline usage.

HTML5, especially as it evolves, promises to change this. All the big browser makers are promising more support in the year ahead, though with important differences among them.

We’ve already seen a few companies, like the Financial Times, try to use web-based applications to get around the limitations imposed by the platform makers’ application stores.

Meanwhile, Apple pioneered the App Store. Recently, more app stores from Google, Amazon, and Microsoft are also getting attention.

In some respects, that’s understandable; easier organization makes it easier for consumers to find the applications they want, and it’s good to see the platform makers trying to do more to police applications in this world of continuing security threats. Of course, it also puts more control (and a cut of sales) back into the hands of the platform vendors.

It’s interesting that the companies that are pushing app stores the hardest—Apple, Google, and Microsoft—are all also promising more and better HTML5 support. It will be interesting to see how well each company balances these competing trends.

There are many other technology trends, of course.

2012 will be the year we finally see commercial large-screen OLED-based TVs and more connected or “smart” TVs.

We’ll continue to see a proliferation of mobile, social, location-aware applications for the Internet and smart devices.
We’ll see thinner notebooks—what Intel calls “Ultrabooks” and faster wireless networks.

On the enterprise side, it’s likely to hear more about “private clouds” and cloud platforms, and see new versions of some of the key business packages.

“Big Data,” business intelligence, and analytics deserve and are finally getting much more attention.

Remembering Steve Jobs, the legendary co-founder and former chief executive of Apple Inc,

Remembering Steve Jobs, the legendary co-founder and former chief executive of Apple Inc,

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Another exmple for Inspirating Life

COMMENCEMENT SPEECH AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY, 2005
“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.”
ALLTHINGSD CONFERENCE, 2010
“There’s nothing that makes my day more than getting an e-mail from some random person in the universe who just bought an iPad over in the UK and tells me the story about how it’s the coolest product they’ve ever brought home in their lives. That’s what keeps me going. It’s what kept me five years ago, it’s what kept me going 10 years ago when the doors were almost closed. And it’s what will keep me going five years from now whatever happens.”
INTERVIEW WITH PLAYBOY MAGAZINE, 1985
“I don’t think I’ve ever worked so hard on something, but working on Macintosh was the neatest experience of my life. Almost everyone who worked on it will say that. None of us wanted to release it at the end. It was as though we knew that once it was out of our hands, it wouldn’t be ours anymore. When we finally presented it at the shareholders’ meeting, everyone in the auditorium stood up and gave it a 5-minute ovation. What was incredible to me was that I could see the Mac team in the first few rows. It was as though none of us could believe that we’d actually finished it. Everyone started crying.”
APPLE PRODUCT LAUNCH, JUNE 2011
“One more thing …”
INTERVIEW WITH BUSINESS WEEK, 2004
“Innovation comes from people meeting up in the hallways or calling each other at 10:30 at night with a new idea, or because they realized something that shoots holes in how we’ve been thinking about a problem. It’s ad hoc meetings of six people called by someone who thinks he has figured out the coolest new thing ever and who wants to know what other people think of his idea.”
“And it comes from saying no to 1,000 things to make sure we don’t get on the wrong track or try to do too much. We’re always thinking about new markets we could enter, but it’s only by saying no that you can concentrate on the things that are really important.”
INTERVIEW WITH FORTUNE MAGAZINE, 2000
“In most people’s vocabularies, design means veneer. It’s interior decorating. It’s the fabric of the curtains and the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design. Design is the fundamental soul of a man-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service.”
“My position coming back to Apple was that our industry was in a coma. It reminded me of Detroit in the ’70s, when American cars were boats on wheels.”
COMMENT TO NEW YORK TIMES REPORTER WHO ASKED ABOUT JOBS’ HEALTH, 2008
“You think I’m an arrogant [expletive] who thinks he’s above the law, and I think you’re a slime bucket who gets most of his facts wrong.”
INTERVIEW WITH WIRED, 1996
“These technologies can make life easier, can let us touch people we might not otherwise. You may have a child with a birth defect and be able to get in touch with other parents and support groups, get medical information, the latest experimental drugs. These things can profoundly influence life. I’m not downplaying that. But it’s a disservice to constantly put things in this radical new light — that it’s going to change everything. Things don’t have to change the world to be important.”
(Reporting by Alexei Oreskovic in San Francisco, Liana B. Baker in New York and Lisa Richwine in Los Angeles; Editing by Richard Chang)
For many, the name Steve Jobs is synonymous with inspiration.
Throughout the years, he’s not only changed our lives with innovative products, but also with memorable words.
Among the ways people are commemorating Jobs’ passing is posting their favorite Jobs-isms. We took to Tumblr to track down what Jobs quotes have resonated most with the tech world. Check out the gallery below to be inspired
Steve Jobs, co-founder, chairman of the board, former CEO of Apple and industry icon for decades, has died.
Apple released this statement:
We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today.
Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.
His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts.
The front page of Apple.com displayed a picture of the late Steve Jobs, and the second page contained a tribute to the industry leader:
Steve Jobs
1955-2011
Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who’ve been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve lost a dear friend and inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.
If you would like to share your thoughts, memories, and condolences, please email rememberingsteve@apple.com.
In August, when Steve Jobs stepped down from his position as CEO of Apple, he wrote the following in his resignation letter:
“I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.
“I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you.”
Apple CEO Tim Cook released the following statement:
“Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.
We are planning a celebration of Steve’s extraordinary life for Apple employees that will take place soon. If you would like to share your thoughts, memories and condolences in the interim, you can simply email
rememberingsteve@apple.com.
No words can adequately express our sadness at Steve’s death or our gratitude for the opportunity to work with him. We will honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he loved so much
Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Laurene and his children during this difficult time.”
Bill Gates, former CEO of Microsoft, was quoted by The New York Times as saying that he was “truly saddened to learn of Steve Jobs’s death.” He added: “The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come. For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it’s been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely.”
Steven P. Jobs is survived by his wife Laurene, their three children, and one child from a previous relationship.