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Apple introduces iPad Air

Much thinner. Lighter. Faster.

NOT available in gold.

On Sale Nov. 1

by Anonymousreply 10711/22/2013

Prices.

Anyone who thinks an iPad is useless is an idiot. 170 million sold.

by Anonymousreply 310/22/2013

New operating system Mavericks available today. For free.

by Anonymousreply 410/22/2013

BFD.

by Anonymousreply 510/22/2013

247+ billions burgers sold by McDonalds

by Anonymousreply 610/22/2013

OMG!!!

by Anonymousreply 710/22/2013

I'm not an Apple user, but people like R1 are fucking idiots.

by Anonymousreply 810/22/2013

"Mavericks" has to be the most annoying, obnoxious, stupid-sounding name ever.

IT'S NOT PLURAL, goddamit. It just sounds so completely ignorant. Like saying "Axe" instead of "Ask".

And Apple used to have such great OS names. Really superior. This just sucks. I shudder every time I read or hear it. Ugh.

by Anonymousreply 910/22/2013

I'm a maverick, you betcha!

by Anonymousreply 1010/22/2013

r9- "Mavericks" refers to the surfing locale in Northern California where tow-in big wave surfing was (pretty much) born.

The new CEO is a surfer, hence all the new OS will be named after famous surfing spots.

by Anonymousreply 1110/22/2013

Yes, I know that R11, but that doesn't change the fact that it's an utterly stupid-sounding name for an OS.

It makes me cringe every time I see or hear it because it's so utterly grammatically incorrect.

It's like calling something "OS Chairs". The plural is just mind-hurtingly wrong.

Cats was a much better theme. Any other animal would have been better. This is just fucking brain-dead, obnoxious, and stupid.

by Anonymousreply 1210/22/2013

Calm down, r12.

It will all be over when the next OS comes out after Mavericks.

by Anonymousreply 1310/22/2013

(cringe)

by Anonymousreply 1410/22/2013

I'm a Maverick, too

by Anonymousreply 1510/22/2013

And I named my label Maverick

by Anonymousreply 1610/22/2013

And I was in a movie named Maverick.

by Anonymousreply 1710/22/2013

It took me 3 hours to download Mavericks; now the installation is going to take about an hour. It's a huge download, and it wasn't available until 2pm my time. But hey, free.

by Anonymousreply 1810/22/2013

"Maverick" would be fine.

It's the unnecessary and incorrect pluralization of the word that's the problem.

by Anonymousreply 1910/22/2013

With Mavericks at last we'll have iBooks on Mac, not just on iOS. I'm excited about that.

by Anonymousreply 2010/22/2013

[all posts by tedious, racist idiot removed.]

by Anonymousreply 2110/22/2013

Unlike previous versions of OS X that could be installed only over the previous version, Mavericks can be installed over any version from 10.6 Snow Leopard and newer.

by Anonymousreply 2210/22/2013

R18, why didn't you wait until the weekend? Apple has always experienced slow downloads immediately after an update.

Plus, they're maybe the bugses.

by Anonymousreply 2310/22/2013

[quote]why didn't you wait until the weekend?

Well, because "I want it now!", and I wanted to use what is usually the super-fast Wi-Fi at work. Wasn't so fast today, as it happened.

by Anonymousreply 2410/22/2013

Cool that Macbook Pros have standard retina displays now. NOT cool that the hard drives have been shrunk down to a laughable (and for me unusable) 128gb.

by Anonymousreply 2510/22/2013

R18, it's never the speed of your connection. It's the speed of their data centers. That's why I stopped buying movies on iTunes.

by Anonymousreply 2610/22/2013

Mr. Cook, there's a James Garner on line 1.

by Anonymousreply 2710/22/2013

How is the plural incorrect? The place it's named after is called "Mavericks". The code-name is a proper noun, not an adjective.

by Anonymousreply 2810/22/2013

The whole faster and thinner meme is getting old. Nothing they introduced today was earth shattering and I'm a fanboy and have to use Apple products for work.

They needed to up the base storage capacity to 32 gigs which they didn't. I don't care about the finger print security thing and they didn't include that.

Mavericks is installing g on my iMac right now. Wonder if it will be worth the price.

by Anonymousreply 2910/22/2013

R29, mine is a free upgrade, but I'm waiting because I'm an adult who has been burned by being first too many times by their "Improvements".

by Anonymousreply 3010/22/2013

R30, I was being sarcastic with my comment about it being worth the price.

by Anonymousreply 3110/22/2013

None of their OSX "improvements" have been improvements after Snow Leopard, IMO. And since their machines are not backwards compatible, that means I'll be using this old Macbook Pro for as long as humanly possible. I too am tired of being burned by their incessant need to "upgrade" OSX.

by Anonymousreply 3210/22/2013

R31, I suddenly felt special and you ruined it. Fucker.

by Anonymousreply 3310/22/2013

Well, Mavericks is pretty lame.

I don't want notifications on my computer.

I don't want or need iBooks on my computer.

I don't want or need their shifty map app on my computer.

Annoying having to change my background image back to what I had.

The calendar app looks different. I don't see any improvements, though.

It's telling me I need to pay to upgrade iWork even though they came with my iMac that I bought this summer.

iPhoto is upgrading my library right now. and it's done and nothing looks any different.

Totally not impressed

by Anonymousreply 3410/22/2013

Speaking of OS upgrades -- how is the Windows 8.1 rollout supposed to work? Is it being pushed out automatically through Windows Update, or do you have to go look for it?

by Anonymousreply 3510/22/2013

r34 -- Go buy a computer with Windows 8.1.

Use it a while then come back and see how much you like Mavericks.

by Anonymousreply 3610/22/2013

What is it with these fucking companies trying to make our laptops/desktops act like tablets & smart phones? THAT ISN'T WHAT WE WANT! We're capable of learning and using both!

by Anonymousreply 3710/22/2013

I drive a Mavericks!

by Anonymousreply 3810/22/2013

[quote]I don't want or need iBooks on my computer.

[quote]I don't want or need their shifty map app on my computer.

You can not only remove both apps from your dock, you can install them altogether from your computer.

The Apple Maps app sucks, but having iBooks on my Mac is heaven.

by Anonymousreply 3910/22/2013

^ Shit, I mean you can *uninstall* them from your computer.

by Anonymousreply 4010/22/2013

Just ordered the iPad Air 128g, you are jealous of me!

by Anonymousreply 4110/22/2013

So many paid Apple shills here. Jesus.

by Anonymousreply 4210/22/2013

R42 = Jealousy!

by Anonymousreply 4310/22/2013

Even Apple's shills are better than Microsoft's.

Haw haw haw!

by Anonymousreply 4410/22/2013

I downloaded Mavericks this afternoon.

I've just removed iBooks and iMaps or whatever it's called. I wish I could figure out how to remove the notifications all together.

Also not impressed. Been using it for a couple of hours.

It's a handful of cosmetic changes with additions of some of the iOS apps. It's on an OS update. It's just some incremental changes. Nothing exciting, although I suspect that it's just a foreshadowing of their trying to make OSX more like iOS.

I haven't discovered any of my non Apple applications having issues yet which is always the biggest problem after one of these updates.

by Anonymousreply 4510/22/2013

I just want a 15 inch Macbook pro. It's $1999.

by Anonymousreply 4610/22/2013

Looks like I only removed iBooks from the doc. You can't trash it because it's required by OSX.

Totally BS

by Anonymousreply 4710/22/2013

The Windows operating system was made for people like you in mind, r47.

Please sell your Macintosh and go back to Windows.

You'll be much happier.

by Anonymousreply 4810/22/2013

I never used Windows so I can't go back. I hate Windows and I don't like the direction Apple is going since Steve Jobs died.

by Anonymousreply 4910/22/2013

[quote]Just ordered the iPad Air 128g, you are jealous of me!

A bit. I think I'll wait until the iPad has fingerprint log-in.

by Anonymousreply 5010/23/2013

[quote]Cool that Macbook Pros have standard retina displays now. NOT cool that the hard drives have been shrunk down to a laughable (and for me unusable) 128gb.

Well, you can get more storage. Up to 1T for the top model.

128 does seem a bit skimpy. I guess flash storage is expensive.

by Anonymousreply 5110/23/2013

OK. I'm now coming to you via Mavericks. Looks the same to me so far.

by Anonymousreply 5210/23/2013

How do you not feel totally retarded saying 'Mavericks' when you're talking about just one thing?

by Anonymousreply 5310/23/2013

R53

Mavericks is a surfing location in Northern California, USA. It is located approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) from shore outside Pillar Point Harbor, just north of the town of Half Moon Bay at the village of Princeton-By-The-Sea. After a strong winter storm in the northern Pacific Ocean, waves can routinely crest at over 25 feet (7.6 m) and top out at over 80 feet (24 m). The break is caused by an unusually shaped underwater rock formation.

Mavericks is a winter destination for some of the world's best big wave surfers. Very few riders become big wave surfers; and of those, only a select few are willing to risk the hazardous, sometimes deadly, conditions at Mavericks. An invitation-only contest is held there most winters, when the waves come.

by Anonymousreply 5410/23/2013

Better Mavericks than Gingerbread or Jellybean or whatever the hell Android uses.

by Anonymousreply 5510/23/2013

R54, why do you think you're telling me something I don't already know?

And why do you think any of that makes it sound less retarded?

Desserts is a WAY better theme than "Mavericks".

It's like saying "Here, would you like a marbles?" while handing someone a single marble. It's fucking stupid and obnoxious and awful.

This, from a company that has traditionally had great names and great marketing. This is so bad it's not even funny.

by Anonymousreply 5610/23/2013

Let's hope R53 never finds himself in the Netherlands. His head might explode,

by Anonymousreply 5710/23/2013

R57, that no more makes my head explode than being in the "United States".

Idiot.

by Anonymousreply 5810/23/2013

The next version will be called Bondi Beach.

by Anonymousreply 5910/23/2013

Maverick? Did your mom hate you or something?

by Anonymousreply 6010/23/2013

Perhaps, R56, R54 thought he was telling you something you didn't know because of your insistence that the name "Mavericks" is somehow a plural noun when it is a singular noun that refers to a single named location. Your snottiness is pretty funny under the circumstances.

But go ahead and call me an idiot too, if it will help you feel better about yourself. I won't mind, since I'll know the real truth.

by Anonymousreply 6110/23/2013

Retina is coming, merciful heavens!

by Anonymousreply 6210/23/2013

In case you want to read a 24-page review of Mavericks.

[quote]According to Apple, Mavericks has a dual focus. Its first and most important goal is to extend battery life and improve responsiveness. Secondarily, Mavericks aims to add functionality that will appeal to "power users" (Apple's words), a group that may be feeling neglected after enduring two releases of OS X playing iOS dress-up.

by Anonymousreply 6310/23/2013

Never heard of a Maverick.

by Anonymousreply 6410/23/2013

LOL, r62

by Anonymousreply 6510/23/2013

You're excited about iBooks on Mac r20? I guess there's always one.

by Anonymousreply 6610/23/2013

R161, it's a PLURAL WORD, and it's just a stupid to use it to refer to a singular location as it is to refer to a singular OS. It sounds horrible, ignorant, stupid, and awful. It makes for really bad grammar.

No matter how you try and justify it (and we all know Apple fanboys like you will bend over backwards and bend themselves into pretzels in order to avoid any criticism of Apple or anything they do), it's a shitty sounding name for a singular product.

Every version of OS X had a great name before this. This one just sucks, sounds stupid, and we're all going to be forced to listen to this crappy name for the next year or two. Ugh.

by Anonymousreply 6710/23/2013

R64, you never heard of John McCain?!?

Lucky you!

by Anonymousreply 6810/23/2013

This wouldn't be Datalounge if you didn't have hysterical people slitting their wrists over a pluralized word.

I am posting from the new OS update and it's fine. I have a 2013 Air so I'm not noticing any significant improvement in battery life just yet. With the exception of notifications, most of the new apps (iBooks, maps) are a complete waste of my time, no one was crying to use shitty iBooks and maps on their Macbook. Apple is so self involved, not all of their programs are "revolutionary" and "magical".

I also have a Windows 8.1 that I use daily, and while there is a performance boost, I'm not seeing much of a difference there either. I like BOTH operating systems, but I'm glad that I didn't have to pay for either update.

Apple charging $399 for a second generation iPad is thievery, plain and simple. I don't know why Apple cultists put up with this shit.

by Anonymousreply 6910/23/2013

I can't wait for iPhone Atom.

Basic.

Smaller.

Faster.

On sale Dec. 1.

by Anonymousreply 7010/23/2013

[quote](and we all know Apple fanboys like you will bend over backwards and bend themselves into pretzels in order to avoid any criticism of Apple or anything they do)

Actually, I don't like the name, R67, and I'm not a bit sure I'm going to bother with this update even though it's free. I tend to skip many updates, and am still running the OS Lion 10.7.5 that come installed on my Mac Mini, which is the only Apple product I own. So much for your assumptive "fanboy" cliché.

But in a choice between "Maverick," and "Mavericks," the distinction of that "s" completely alters the reference that the name invokes. And since it refers to a singular proper noun, the grammar is correct.

But the name will have no impact on my life whatsoever, so even though it doesn't appeal to me, I choose to avoid going into some silly apoplexy over it.

by Anonymousreply 7110/23/2013

I will kill the next person who says "I just installed Mavericks".

UGH.

by Anonymousreply 7210/23/2013

Here!

by Anonymousreply 7310/23/2013

I installed Mavericks yesterday, R72.

by Anonymousreply 7410/23/2013

[quote]Better Mavericks than Gingerbread or Jellybean or whatever the hell Android uses.

They go alphabetically:

Froyo Gingerbread Honeycomb Ice Cream Sandwich Jellybean

The next one is Kit Kat, seriously.

by Anonymousreply 7510/23/2013

[quote]No matter how you try and justify it (and we all know Apple fanboys like you will bend over backwards and bend themselves into pretzels in order to avoid any criticism of Apple or anything they do), it's a shitty sounding name for a singular product.

Two words: Los Angeles

IS that OK because it is in Spanish?

by Anonymousreply 7610/23/2013

R76, it's actually short for "City of Angels", which is still singular.

by Anonymousreply 7710/23/2013

Des Moines

Des Plaines

The Dalles

by Anonymousreply 7810/23/2013

[quote][R76], it's actually short for "City of Angels", which is still singular.

No--You don't get to invoke meanings apparent upon research. You have to take the place name as it is used. Otherwise you should be complaining that Mavericks is a possessive with a missing apostrophe and not a plural, as it was named for a dog named Maverick.

by Anonymousreply 7910/23/2013

[quote]I wish I could figure out how to remove the notifications all together.

Try "notifications" in the System Preferences!

Just for shits and giggles.

by Anonymousreply 8010/23/2013

Mavericks = Mac OS 10.9

Releases used to be labeled just by the numbers, but everyone started using the leaked internal code names.

Apple finally gave up and started using the code names in public.

Use whatever you like. They both work.

by Anonymousreply 8110/23/2013

When do we get 11?

by Anonymousreply 8210/23/2013

Who else is getting one?

by Anonymousreply 8311/01/2013

There are many Ipads, what separates Apple from all the others? The price is stupid.

by Anonymousreply 8411/01/2013

OP = Paid Shill

by Anonymousreply 8511/01/2013

Because the original iPad was sooooo heavy. STFU!

by Anonymousreply 8611/01/2013

The new iPad Air is much lighter than any mobile pad in the market.

by Anonymousreply 8711/01/2013

[quote]Frautown

Give me a break, not true!

by Anonymousreply 8811/01/2013

I just ordered one. AT&T is offering a 20-month installment payment plan instead of an all-at-once initial purchase. Just pay $40-$50 (depending on the capacity and data plan you chose) a month on your bill.

[quote]There are many Ipads, what separates Apple from all the others? The price is stupid.

...??? The iPad is an Apple product. Maybe you meant that there are many tablets on the market. Most other tablets run Android and are cheap, in every sense of the word. (Windows 8 tablets are actually rather nice.)

by Anonymousreply 8911/01/2013

Nice, r89.

by Anonymousreply 9011/01/2013

Who else is getting one today?

by Anonymousreply 9111/01/2013

I got a Surface 2. I'm liking it.

by Anonymousreply 9211/01/2013

lol @ people who'll be flocking to by this shit. I hope it has so many glitches, it's my only wish.

by Anonymousreply 9311/01/2013

maverick is not without issuse - my once flawless macbook now has three times has the blurred screen of death.

by Anonymousreply 9411/01/2013

Apple has acknowledged many problems with the new MacBooks hanging and crashing as well.

by Anonymousreply 9511/01/2013

I have a mid-2010 white plastic MacBook with 4GB of RAM, the last of that kind they made that wasn't a MB Pro or MB Air, and thank goodness it's running Mavericks perfectly. The battery lasts a lot longer, among other improvements.

by Anonymousreply 9611/01/2013

[bold]This squiggly line should worry Apple[/bold]

“This is Apple’s last decade in one line,” writes Dan Frommer. “Technically, it’s a smoothed graph of Apple’s year-over-year revenue growth from September, 2003, through September, 2013. But the reason I left out all identifying symbols and values is that this is supposed to represent something less tangible — excitement about Apple. This feeling, while rising and falling as the iPod, Mac, iPhone, and iPad generated a lot of interest — not to mention sales and profits — seems to have lately settled into a slump.”

Other fun statistics: Mac OS X 10.8 has approximately 3.31% of the OS market share as of September 2013. ALL Mac OS X 10.x versions combined are around 7.6% market share.

After just one year, Windows 8 has a 7.6% market share, and after just two weeks, Windows 8.1 is closing in on 2% market share.

Windows 7 has 46.4% of the market share.

by Anonymousreply 9711/01/2013

[quote]lol @ people who'll be flocking to by this shit. I hope it has so many glitches, it's my only wish.

My only wish is for you to stop being jealous.

by Anonymousreply 9811/01/2013

I got mine it is dropped

by Anonymousreply 9911/01/2013

Did you break it, when you dropped it?

by Anonymousreply 10011/03/2013

A waste of money. You don't need another gadget, people.

by Anonymousreply 10111/04/2013

And, you don't?

by Anonymousreply 10211/21/2013

I just got the iPad Air. Love it. Smaller (but not the screen), and lighter.

But i don't notice any improvement in graphics. Maybe I don't watch enough tv or movies to really notice.

by Anonymousreply 10311/21/2013

I love the plural queen freakout on this thread. Classic DL.

by Anonymousreply 10411/21/2013

Got the new nexus 7 never looked back - sold my ipad 4 but it was free anyway (came with my car lol).

ever since Mavericks my MBP 13 is slooo to reboot and will crash (never crashed - ever before this).

by Anonymousreply 10511/22/2013

I upgraded to one from the iPad 2 and love it. My only quibble is that, because of the smaller footprint, it requires a new smart cover. There is no grey smart cover for the iPad Air; apart from the bright Skittle color palette they've introduced this year, the only other option is black, which is harder to keep looking clean than my old grey cover.

It's also a bummer that there's no dock. I enjoyed propping my iPad 2 up on a dock.

by Anonymousreply 10611/22/2013

I just took delivery of a new iPad mini with retina display on Wednesday. It replaces a first gen Mini that I bought in May (at $50 discount from Staples). I think I can sell that one for close to what I paid for it.

So far I can't notice a huge difference in speed with the A7 chip, but the screen is a massive improvement. Text is just so much easier to read now. I love the form factor and lightness of the Mini, it's really the better one to buy vs the Air now that they share the same hardware specs. Apparently the Minis are in short supply so if you want one better order it now. I placed my order the day they became available.

by Anonymousreply 10711/22/2013
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