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"Can't innovate anymore my ass!" -- Phil Schiller

Apple is definitely getting “Back to the Mac” with the announcement that it has achieved million Mountain Lion installs since launch; Tim Cook even bragged that Mountain Lion is approaching 40 percent penetration on Macs while Microsoft is struggling to meet 5 percent penetration with Windows 8.
 
But Mountain Lion is so last year; Apple is already working on its successor, OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Apple is moving away its "cat themed" names and is instead looking to points of interest in California to carry it through the next decade of desktop/notebook OS development.


Finder Tabs
 
Mavericks will of course have a ton of new features including Maps, tabbed browsing for Finder, enhanced support for multiple displays, and a big focus on improving battery life for notebooks. And although Safari isn't exactly a "sexy" piece of the OS X equation, Apple has brought a wealth of changes to the browser aimed at improving battery life and improving page rendering performance.

 Battery life enhancements (L), new features in Safari (R)

Apple also announced new MacBook Airs that have "all-day" battery life. The new MacBook Airs are built around Intel's new Haswell CPU architecture, and as a result offer 12 hours of battery (13" model) and 9 hours of battery life (11" model). The notebooks now include 802.11ac support and PCIe-based SSDs. The 11" will start at $999 with 128GB of storage while the 13" model will start at $1099 with 128GB of storage.

 
The biggest hardware announcement, however, came in the form of the new Mac Pro. This totally redesigned professional workstation totally throws out the rulebook when it comes to desktops with a cylindrical design.
 
Phil Schiller took this opportunity to exclaim, "Can't innovate anymore my ass!". This is obviously a retort to the score of people that say that Apple has lost its way.

 
The new Mac Pro will support up to 12-core configs of Intel's next generation Xeon processors.1866MHz DDR3 memory, PCIe flash (1.25GBps reads, 1GBps writes), six Thunderbolt 2 ports, and dual AMD FirePro workstation GPUs.
 
The new Mac Pro will debut this fall and will be built in the United States.

Source: Apple



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"Can't innovate anymore my ass!"?
By danjw1 on 6/10/2013 5:38:59 PM , Rating: 2
If you can innovate, why sue others? If you really do know how to innovate without Steve, why not do that instead of spending efforts and time in court?

I am not being facetious, I really want an answer. If you guys really do feel you can continue to compete, why get a bunch of really ridiculous patents thrown out, instead of doing it? Why is iOS trying to copy Android and Windows 8? Why not do what you say you are capable of, instead of being distracted by lawsuits you created?




By Dorkyman on 6/10/2013 6:36:55 PM , Rating: 2
The fact he made the statement at all is or should be a red flag for stockholders. He is clearly worried about the common perception out there.


By Scott66 on 6/11/2013 2:17:32 PM , Rating: 2
Because innovation costs money, Apple wants to protect that innovation. Some patents are deemed to be not legitimate but some Apple patents are valuable as Samsung has found out.

Apple sues because everybody else is doing it. If a company doesn't sue/countersue to protect itself, it may be forced to pay unfair royalties or licensing agreements.


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