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    Apple updates coming

    Today will be some major announcements at the WWDC 2012 conference on a lot of Apple hardware and looks like a new IOS 6 coming as well. Looks to be 10 am California time zone. I usually keep a eye on Mac Rumors: Apple Mac iOS Rumors and News You Care About during these events. Im sure there is some live streaming video somewhere on the net. From rumors floating new MP,MBP,MBA in all flavors. Hopefully these updates will be very photo friendly.
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    I want that new macbook pro!
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    I want the new one too. Damn that is hot looking.
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    Very nice. Want to see what it costs in 768GB disk and 16GB ram
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    My guess 3400 maxed out.
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    Re: Apple updates coming

    MacPro is what I want to see ... and BTO 768GB SSD & 16GB MBP pricing too obviously.
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    RIP MacPro IMO.

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    Re: Apple updates coming

    Guy - it is $3749 plus tax for all the goodies you want.

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    Just looked at the Apple website - specs look great. Shame they've gone back to using an air cleaner (oops, I mean fan), but no bother - a MBP is definitely top of my wish list.

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    Re: Apple updates coming

    Quote Originally Posted by frontosa View Post
    Guy - it is $3749 plus tax for all the goodies you want.
    Yea I added it up on my iPhone at lunch. Damn might have to sell something out of my stash. LOL
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    The 768GB version has some wait time.
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    Re: Apple updates coming

    I'm happy with 512. I have a Promise pegsus sitting here 4TBs running Raid 0. I don't need working space. LOL

    I do eventually need to replace my drobo though with another Tbolt or USB 3 device. I'm over the Firewire 800 stuff. What we all really need is a USB 3 CF card reader. My Firewire 800 unit is about to die soon.
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    Re: Apple updates coming

    I have the Lexar USB3 CF reader, very very happy. crazy fast compared to regular card readers (USB2). Oh and it's almost pocket change.
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    gotta keep supporting my old employer. ordered one and if they show in store before it gets here, will probably buy another one.

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    Re: Apple updates coming

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Rubinstein View Post
    I have the Lexar USB3 CF reader, very very happy. crazy fast compared to regular card readers (USB2). Oh and it's almost pocket change.
    Just ordered it. Thanks
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    I checked out the new retina MBP in the Apple Store today, and dang that screen is nice!
    The smaller size and lighter weight will be nice too if you lug it around.

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    Re: Apple updates coming

    Im on the verge of ordering one, with 16 GB and 500GB (my 07 MacPro feels old, and new technique makes it less mandatory with 4 internal disk bays...).

    But there are a couple of questions that have to get an answer before pushing the buy now button. all related to how the graphics will cooperate. First a couple of prerequisites: I use Lightroom 4, and I just plain will NOT, under any circumstances, go through converting my entire library to Aperture, so it will have to work with Lightroom. Also, I intend to keep and use my 30" Cinema Display for stationary use; I know it can indeed be hooked up, but....

    So, my questions are

    1) will the graphics of the retina MBP render Lightroom at full resolution on the Cinema Display right away, or is there some retina-related gotcha that prevents it? (Im not talking about dual display, just mirroring)

    2) Just how awful will the Lightroom rendering on the built-in retina screen look before Adobe updates it (and its useless to ask if anybody knows when theyll do that...). Ill need it when traveling, and want to actually see what Ive got.

    3) Is it possible to calibrate the retina display fully, and is the gamut good enough?

    The reason I ask here and not in an Apple forum is, of course that this is a place for real, discerning pro photogs (flattering is good...), and many with the resources to actually get and try this new toy right away. So Id be very grateful for answers from people who have actually tried it; the spec sheets I can read myself....

    (And, moderators, feel free to move this wherever you feel is more apt...)

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    I thought the main benefit would be previewing prints at the 220ppi of the retina screen - but it was IMMEDIATELY obvious how much more readable text is. It has the definition of systems fonts on Windows with the type facing of OS X. I was able to shrink it to minuscule sizes and still read it. So it's not just the higher density, it also has better micro-contrast.

    Don't know about Lightroom, but I'd be surprised if it didn't just work right. Adobe has done some weird stuff in the past, but these days it seems their software is all Cocoa/AppKit, Quartz 2D and 64-bit. (LR is as far as I can tell.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Rubinstein View Post
    RIP MacPro IMO.

    Supposedly we'll see a more substantial Mac Pro update when the Ivy Bridge based Xeons are available next year. Come on Apple, don't make me go the hackintosh route!

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    Re: Apple updates coming

    Hi All,

    I just picked up the new Air, and it is a real demon on C1 (which seems to use all 4 threads in the i7). My only problem (so far) is that it doesn't recognize the Lexar USB 3.0 Dual Slot Card Reader. It shows up fine on my older USB 2 equipped machines, but not on the new Air.

    Anyone else using it on a new mac? I have a call in to Lexar tech support. I'll report in with any progress.

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    Matt

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    Bummer Matt. Mine is working just fine on the 2012 15 inch non retina. Fast too just what I needed. I'm all done with FireWire 800
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    Re: Apple updates coming

    No joy yet with the Lexar (and no response from Lexar support! Grrr..) I hear that I'm not the only Macbook Air user with this problem.

    The Transcend USB3 card reader, on the other hand, works just fine. It's not as well built, but I'll take working over dead any day.

    --Matt

    PS. I just chatted with Lexar Support. It's a problem of insufficient power from the port. They're working with Apple on a fix. I have no idea if this kind of thing can be addressed by a software patch, but I won't hold my breath.

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