As we round the corner after Computex and transition into June, it's time once more for Apple's annual World Wide Developers Conference. As always, Apple kicks off WWDC with their big keynote event, which though aimed first and foremost at developers, is also used as a venue to announce new products and ecosystem strategies. The keynote starts at 10am Pacific (17:00 UTC) today, and AnandTech will be offering live blog coverage of Apple's event. With WWDC going virtual once again this year, we're expecting another rapid-fire, two-hour run through of Apple's ecosystem. WWDC keynotes have historically covered everything from macOS and iOS to individual Apple applications and more. On the hardware side of matters, in previous years we've seen things like the official announcement of...
The 27-inch Apple iMac Review (2011)
A couple of weeks ago, a big box showed up at my doorstep. Inside? The new 2011 high-end 27-inch iMac. More or less it's the 2011 MacBook Pro mated...140 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/27/2011
Apple's iMac: The First Z68 for Sale?
Yesterday Apple introduced its first Sandy Bridge based iMacs. Thanks to @siromega I was pointed at iFixit's teardown of the new 21.5-inch iMac, which pointed out that the new...37 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/4/2011
The New 2011 iMacs: Specs and Details
Well, it’s happened again – Apple’s online store went down briefly this morning, meaning that the secretive company was stocking its virtual shelves with new product. As expected, when...106 by Andrew Cunningham on 5/3/2011
Apple Now Using Samsung SSDs in MacBook Air?
Last October after months of waiting, Apple finally refreshed their MacBook Air lineup, which we reviewed shortly after launch. The update introduced a new 11.6” form factor along with...33 by Kristian Vättö on 4/15/2011
Sparrow: An OS X IMAP Client for Gmail Users
If you’re a Mac power user, there’s a good chance that you’ve heard of Sparrow, a new IMAP client for OS X that has garnered quite a bit of...22 by Andrew Cunningham on 4/7/2011
The MacBook Pro Review (13 & 15-inch): 2011 Brings Sandy Bridge
Last year at the iPad introduction Steve Jobs announced that Apple is a mobile device company. Just last week Steve returned to introduce the iPad 2 and point out...198 by Anand Lal Shimpi, Brian Klug & Vivek Gowri on 3/10/2011
Apple's 11-inch Upgraded MacBook Air: Do 1.6GHz and 4GB Make a Difference?
A couple of weeks ago we looked at Apple's new 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Airs. We came away happy with the upgrades, however a little disappointed at the performance...85 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/6/2010
Apple's 2010 MacBook Air (11 & 13 inch) Thoroughly Reviewed
Last week Apple introduced its first significant upgrade to the MacBook Air since it was introduced two years ago. The announcement was met with the arrival of a new...186 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/26/2010
Apple MacBook Pro 13: Can a Mac Be a Decent Windows Laptop?
Apple fans, please forgive me, and feel free to skip this post. I have been testing out a MacBook Pro 13 running Windows 7 and have put it through...118 by Vivek Gowri on 10/14/2010
Apple Mac Pro (Mid 2010) Review
It’s the fastest Mac you can buy and it's a desktop. These days, the Mac Pro is basically the un-Mac. But it's fast and nothing beats the flexibility of...84 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/6/2010
The Apple TV (2010) Review
The new Apple TV is a lot like the old Apple TV, at least functionally. You get the same limitations and the same plays-well-with-others* behavior (if by others you...36 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/4/2010
The Apple TV (2010): Dissected
Honestly, Roku's price drop and yesterday's announcement of Hulu Plus coming to the platform probably stole much if any remaining thunder from the imminent arrival of the new Apple...23 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/29/2010
Apple 27-inch LED Cinema Display Review
I've wanted a higher density, more compact alternative to the 30-inch 2560 x 1600 panels that I've seen for the past 6 years. Apple was the first to intrigue...93 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/28/2010
Apple Mac mini Review (Mid 2010)
For the first time since its introduction in 2005 Apple has significantly updated the design of the Mac mini. The new model is thinner, although it requires a bit...93 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/9/2010
Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro (Early 2010) Reviewed: Shaking the CPU/GPU Balance
Earlier this year Apple updated its entire MacBook Pro lineup. The update wasn't cosmetic, the 2nd generation unibody design carried over from 2009. Instead the 15-inch and 17-inch notebooks...93 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/9/2010
Mac OS X Steam Performance: Half Life 2 Episode 2, Still Slower than Windows
Last month Ryan Smith published his findings on OS X Portal performance. While we're all glad that Valve ported the Steam engine to OS X, we weren't very happy...97 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/4/2010
Update: Mac OS X Portal Performance
Update 5/15/2010: Valve released a new patch for Portal on the 13th which resolved the blurriness issue. Please see our update for more details. It’s been a while since anyone...178 by Ryan Smith on 5/13/2010
This Just In: Apple iPad 3G, Same Speed as iPhone 3GS over 3G?
Today the first iPad 3Gs will go on sale starting at 5PM at Apple Retail Stores and Best Buy. Those who preordered at the time of announcement should be...11 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/30/2010
Adobe Enables Flash GPU Acceleration in OS X, We Test It
Brandon Hill, Editor in Chief of DailyTech, IMed me an hour ago with this: "OK, stop laying on the couch with your iPad and do some OS X benchmarking"...38 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/28/2010
Apple's 15-inch 2010 MacBook Pro: More Battery Life Tests, High Res Display Evaluated
Apple is in a position that’s enviable by any consumer facing company. It drums up genuine excitement for nearly every product it launches. Apple has somehow found a way...69 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/24/2010