Apple Conference – What Happened

This is what was released at the Apple Conference roday. Courtosey of

“- Upgrades to the 15″ and 17″ PowerBooks.
– 15″ gets a new display with 1440×960 resolution, while the 17″ will get 1680×1050. Both will be brighter than previous models and have improved battery life.
– SuperDrives will be standard and all will support Apple’s 30″ Cinema HD Display
– Prices start at $1,499 for 12″, $1,999 for 15″ and $2,499 for 17″.
– Powerbooks ship today

– PowerMac G5s updated
– Dual core processors, 1MB L2 cache per core, up to 16GB of DDR2 RAM, 1TB of internal storage, PCI Express
– Four new nVidia cards, including the Quadro FX 4500 – all four cards support 30″ cinema display – PowerMac G5 Quad, with dual dual-core processors
– Single CPU dual-core 2.0 GHz version is $1,999; single CPU dual core 2.3Ghz is $2,499; dual CPU dual-core 2.5Ghz is $3,299
– Single CPU PowerMacs shipping now, Quad ships in November

– 23″ and 30″ cinema displays drop in price, 23″ down to $1,299, 30″ down to $2,499

– Aperture – post-production software for photographers
– Built for pro photographers, provides end-to-end RAW workflow
– Feature called Stacks allows photos to be grouped together based on the time between shutter clicks
– Full screen workspace, can span multi-image displays
– Multi-image viewer to check images side-by-side, up to 10 at a time
– Standard tools like red-eye reduction; cropping etc. Non-destructive workflow and versioning capabilities
– Aperture is $499 and will ship in November”


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