Apple October 16 iPad event | CNET

Apple October 16 iPad event

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

  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:08:20 PM
    Display uses almost a third less energy (30% to be precise)
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:08:40 PM
    Schiller: It is a remarkable feat of engineering
  • dan.ackerman 10/16/2014 6:08:59 PM
    27-inch iMac is easily the best-looking all-in-one desktop design out there, but some photographers I know prefer standalone monitors. Perhaps the 5K display here will lure them back.
  • Tim Stevens 10/16/2014 6:09:10 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:09:16 PM
    Schiller is talking about how "beautiful" the display is
  • Tim Stevens 10/16/2014 6:09:18 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:09:24 PM
    Dan Riccio, SVP of hardware engineering, is now talking in a video
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:09:37 PM
    He hasn't really been a visible exec at Apple
  • dan.ackerman 10/16/2014 6:09:52 PM
    Frankly, 4K on a 15-inch laptop feels like overkill, but on a huge 27-inch display, a very high-res display is more defensible.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:09:56 PM
    Riccio: It means you see incredible detail on a scale that just hasn't been done before on a desktop
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:10:07 PM
    Riccio is talking through the display technology
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:10:19 PM
    Riccio: One of the results is the vivid brightness you see across the display
  • Tim Stevens 10/16/2014 6:10:28 PM
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  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:10:38 PM
    Riccio: Timing controller tells every pixel what to do and when to do it. T-Con didn't exist that could do that job, so we had to invent it.
  • dan.ackerman 10/16/2014 6:10:41 PM
    But, I ask, what kind of GPU is going to drive this display? I've heard some murmurings of Apple switching back from Nvidia to AMD, but we'll see what they say.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:10:58 PM
    Riccio: Whether you're looking at photos or text, the picture is stunning. Also increased contrast ratio so whiter whites and blacker blacks.
  • Tim Stevens 10/16/2014 6:11:03 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:11:04 PM
    Now testimonal by a photographer
  • dan.ackerman 10/16/2014 6:11:05 PM
    Will Apple start offering 4K video, perhaps in the iTunes store?
  • Tim Stevens 10/16/2014 6:11:07 PM
  • dan.ackerman 10/16/2014 6:11:28 PM
    For professional video people, Apple really pushed last year's Mac Pro desktop as 4K-friendly.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:12:01 PM
    Riccio: With its stunning Retina 5K display, the new 27 inch iMac is by far the most amazing iMac we've ever built
  • dan.ackerman 10/16/2014 6:12:01 PM
    Would you buy this as a standalone 5K cinemadisplay?
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:12:07 PM
    Video wraps up. Schiller is back on stage
  • Tim Stevens 10/16/2014 6:12:07 PM
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  • dan.ackerman 10/16/2014 6:12:15 PM
    How much? Don't know yet, but it's not gonna be cheap.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:12:24 PM
    Schiller: Not only have we built an iMac with the most incredible display we've ever made, but throughout the product line we've update.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:12:35 PM
    Intel 3.5GHz, quadcore i5. Upgradeable to 4 GhZ.
  • Tim Stevens 10/16/2014 6:12:43 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:12:50 PM
    AMD Radeon R9 295. Upgradeable to 295X
  • Tim Stevens 10/16/2014 6:12:51 PM
  • dan.ackerman 10/16/2014 6:12:53 PM
    Ah, there's the AMD. Radeon R9 -- the Mac Pro desktop was also AMD-powered for GPU.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:12:56 PM
    3.5 teraflops
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:12:58 PM
    Thunderbolt 2
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:13:15 PM
    Schiller: It's also built together in the most environmentally friendly manner
  • dan.ackerman 10/16/2014 6:13:15 PM
    No talking Intel's delayed Broadwell chips. This is strictly Haswell.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:13:22 PM
    Schiller: What does this amazing state of the art new iMac cost?
  • Tim Stevens 10/16/2014 6:13:28 PM
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  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:13:39 PM
    Schiller: Let's make a comparison. If you try to buy a new 4K display, not quite as many pixels as iMac. Range from $3000 and more.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:13:54 PM
    Schiller: new iMac with Retina 5K is going to cost $2,499
  • Tim Stevens 10/16/2014 6:14:01 PM
  • dan.ackerman 10/16/2014 6:14:04 PM
    Pricing on a 4K display? Schiller says $3K. Guess he doesn't shop Monoprice.
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