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At a developers conference at the Moscone Center, San Francisco, Apple released info about its new products. Among the new additions to the family are the new iPhone 3G S, MacBook Pro, Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Mac OS X Server Snow Leopard, and Safari 4 browser.

iPhone 3G S
The “S” in the iPhone name represents the faster speed in which the phone can perform. One of the news anchors from the Today Show (incorrectly) stated that the number “3” in the iPhone name stands for the 3-times faster that it can pull up web pages. The Apple web site claims it can go twice as fast as the last iPhone G3 release. There are new apps, such as voice controller (voice recognition), virtual compass & mapper, a built in video camera which launch faster than the last G3 phone, a 3 megabit autofocus camera, and a longer battery life.

The new MacBook Pro release features models ranging between 13 and 17-inches in size. It has a batter designed to last 40 percent longer, sports a LED-backlit display with greater color intensity, a glass Multi-Touch trackpad, illuminated keyboard, an SD card or ExpressCard slot, FireWire port, and state-of-the-art NVIDIA graphics. The MacBook Air, known for its thin and light makeup, was redesigned to make it more powerful. What makes it even more appealing is a more affordable price tag.

Safari 4
Runs JavaScript up to 4.5 times faster than the previous Safari browser release. Apple claims that this tool will allow a more “intuitive and enjoyable [browsing experience] with innovative features, such as Top Sites, Full History Search and Cover Flow, and support for modern web standards like HTML 5 and advanced CSS Effects.”

Read more from Apple, the NY Times, and MSNBC.


About repplinger

John has served as a Reference Librarian at Willamette University since 2002. He is the liaison to the Science Departments, and is responsible for maintaining the collections related to the life & physical sciences. His research interests range over the entire spectrum of libraries and information sciences, but includes: - Google and its influence on information & society - The Internet's influence on information seeking & sharing behaviors - Trends of scholarly communication - Electronic learning environments - Traditional pedagogy - GIS use in academic libraries

Posted on June 9, 2009, in Macs-Apple, Technology and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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