Apple looks to ‘reinvent the notebook’ with all-new 12″ MacBook with Retina display — In a surprise announcement this morning, Apple has revealed an all-new MacBook featuring an ultrathin design that makes it the thinnest and lightest notebook the company has ever made, with an all-new keyboard, a Force Touch trackpad, and just one port for both power and accessories. [I’ll post the full NZ press releases separately.]
MacBook Air updated with Broadwell CPUs, Thunderbolt 2 connectors, faster flash — Apple has updated its legacy MacBook Air lineup, bringing Intel’s new Broadwell processors to its notebook lineup, along with faster Thunderbolt 2 connectors. The larger 13-inch MacBook Air has also gained new flash memory that’s twice as fast as before. The new MacBook Airs ship starting today.
Apple shuttle bus drivers get significant pay raise — Contract workers who drive shuttle busses for workers commuting to Apple’s Silicon Valley offices are getting a 25% pay raise. Apple is kicking in the money to give the drivers the hourly pay rate increase, and said split shift workers will earn an even higher pay rate.