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Apple October 16 iPad event

Apple is hosting an event to show off its newest devices and computer operating system.

  • Tim Stevens 10/16/2014 6:03:44 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:03:59 PM
    Schiller: Last quarter, Mac grew 18% year over year why the rest of the industry didn't do as well. Our customers love their Macs
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:04:11 PM
    Apple’s Mac business might not be as big -- as or a sexy -- as its mobile business, but it remains an important focus for Apple.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:04:16 PM
    The company now generates less than 15 percent of its revenue from Macs, but the devices help flesh out its family of products -- which are increasingly designed to work together.
  • dan.ackerman 10/16/2014 6:04:17 PM
    I'm guessing iMac is next. 27-inch with higher resolution? People keep asking me about touchscreen, I say no. (But it would be cool).
  • Tim Stevens 10/16/2014 6:04:20 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:04:21 PM
    Apple in July reported Mac unit sales rose 18 percent to 4.4 million in the quarter ended June 28. CEO Tim Cook said the Mac boosted Apple's overall financial results, and the company saw strong sales in some regions weak for other PC makers.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:04:26 PM
    Apple hasn't yet reported its most recent quarter, but research firm IDC last week said the company moved into the No. 5 ranking for global PC sales in the calendar third quarter. For the past several years, Apple has controlled a much smaller chunk of the market, but its sleek designs, such as the MacBook Air, have attracted customers.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:04:32 PM
    Apple last year introduced its powerful Mac Pro, and it has continued to add Retina Displays to its various MacBooks. But there also have been some devices that haven't been updated in years.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:04:41 PM
    Schiller: It's been really fun to watch the migration of the Retina Display.
  • dan.ackerman 10/16/2014 6:04:41 PM
    Both Air and Pro got minor, minor updates this year, so probably nothing new here.
  • Tim Stevens 10/16/2014 6:04:44 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:04:57 PM
    Schiller: Today we're really happy for you to see the continued march of this Retina technology and the next step we're going to take with it
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:04:59 PM
    Video time again
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:05:06 PM
    First seeing an iPhone, now an iPad
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:05:16 PM
    Up pops the MacBook Pro, which has Retina
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:05:23 PM
    iMac with Retina, it appears
  • dan.ackerman 10/16/2014 6:05:29 PM
    As expected, Retina comes to iMac. Higher-res screens are slowing becoming common in the PC space. I have two 4K laptops back at the CNET Lab right now.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:05:29 PM
    (though don't know the name yet, officially)
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:05:32 PM
    yep
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:05:35 PM
    iMac with Retina Display
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:05:44 PM
    The all-in-one device, with the brains hidden behind a sleek display, hadn't had a design change in two years.
  • dan.ackerman 10/16/2014 6:05:46 PM
    Plus several desktops/laptops really built for 4K output.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:05:53 PM
    Schiller: There has never been a desktop display like this
  • Tim Stevens 10/16/2014 6:05:58 PM
  • dan.ackerman 10/16/2014 6:05:59 PM
    And 4K 27-inch monitors are down to maybe $550 now.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:05:59 PM
    Schiller: It is truly remarkable
  • Tim Stevens 10/16/2014 6:06:05 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:06:07 PM
    The iPhone 4, introduced in 2010, sported the first Retina Display, while the higher-resolution screen hit the iPad and MacBook Pro line in 2012.
  • dan.ackerman 10/16/2014 6:06:28 PM
    Forget your busted old 4K, this is...5k!
    5120x2880
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:06:28 PM
    Schiller: 5120x2880 pixels. 14.7 million pixels on one display. It is the world's highest resolution display
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:06:35 PM
    Schiller: We call it the Retina 5K display
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:06:54 PM
    Schiller: HD TVs are 1920x1080. There are 7X more pixels on the Retina 5K display than on your HD TV
  • dan.ackerman 10/16/2014 6:07:00 PM
    While a 4K is 4x the pixels of 1080, this is 7x.
  • Tim Stevens 10/16/2014 6:07:15 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:07:15 PM
    Schiller: Let's compare that to the new standard 4K. Apple's display still has more pixels than that
  • Tim Stevens 10/16/2014 6:07:21 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:07:27 PM
    Schiller: Design is just 5 mm thin. It's an incredible feat of engineering
  • Tim Stevens 10/16/2014 6:07:30 PM
  • dan.ackerman 10/16/2014 6:07:32 PM
    5mm thin at the edge...now let's see the back, pls....
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:07:39 PM
    Schiller: New chip to control the display - the timing controller. Apple invented that
  • dan.ackerman 10/16/2014 6:07:43 PM
    Driving a 4K display is hard, driving a 5K one must be harder.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:08:03 PM
    Schiller: Had to create a new material, oxide TFT. Then taking tech from Retina iPad to reduce pixel cross talk and keep the image sharp
  • Tim Stevens 10/16/2014 6:08:04 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:08:11 PM
    Backlight is just as bright but consumes less power
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