Apple Updates iMac 5K, lowers starting price — Apple updated the iMac with Retina 5K – the iMac 5K for short —late yesterday, rejigging the line with lower prices. The company added a new entry-level model that starts at US$1,999 (here it’s NZ$3049) and Apple also dropped the price of the high-end model from US$2,499 to US$2,299 (here it’s now NZ$3499).
[I also notice you can buy via the Apple Store online at 0 interest for 18 months.]
Apple has just announced Force Touch 15-inch MacBook Pro — The updated MacBook Pro with Retina Display includes the company’s new Force Touch trackpad. The device has faster Flash storage for video professionals and an additional hour of battery life, as well as faster graphics. NZ prices $3099 and $3899.
Apple re-ups digital maps pact with TomTom — Apple will continue to work with TomTom on mapping data, the Dutch firm revealed on Tuesday, extending one of the oldest and most important partnerships in Apple’s expanding navigation and mapping efforts. [That’s where your Maps traffic info comes from, even in Auckland.]
Intel to reveal ‘next-generation’ Thunderbolt connector at Computex — Apple’s decision not to include Thunderbolt in its super-slim 12-inch MacBook hasn’t discouraged Intel from continuing the development of the high-speed connector technology. But Intel will reveal the “next generation of Thunderbolt” at a press event to be held next month at the Computex trade show in Taipei, according to a press invite sent by the chip maker on Monday.
How to use the Adjust tools in Photos for OS X — The new Photos for OS X app includes substantially more refined, more granular, and easier-to-use tools than iPhoto. They’re also quite speedy to preview and apply in comparison.