Scott and I are lamenting that we never get called out in the pullquotes from the stage.
Schiller kicking off talking about some reviews of the MacBook Air. But now we're talking about the MacBook Pro.
Probably because we don't use phrases like "mind blown."
Schiller talking up the 13 and 15 inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display, both of which are getting updated today. 13-inch model is now 3.46 pounds, and down to 0.71 inches thick.
Indeed, as predicted, the new 13-inch Pro is thinner and lighter than last year's. We'd expected to see this earlier in this year.
New machines are running 4th-generation dual-core Haswell chips, and Iris integrated graphics.
Now up to 9 hours of battery life as well. Works for 9 hours of iTunes movie playbook. Can watch the entire "black knight" (I think he meant Dark Knight) Batman trilogy on one charge.
Now has 802.11ac Wi-Fi as well.
13-inch now starts at $1299, down from $1499
For 2.4GHz i5, 4GB RAM, Iris Gfx and 128GB storage, and ships today.
Wow, a $200 price drop on the new 13-inch Pro. That certainly makes it a fair bit more appealing. Worth the $300 step up from the Air? I think many would agree that it is.
15-inch runs on 4th generation Intel quad core processor, and Iris Pro graphics. These are similar to discrete graphics, Schiller says. Users can also upgrade to GeForce GT 750. Gets 8 hours of battery life, includes 802.11ac, Thunderbolt 2, and OS 10.9.
$200 off on the 15-inch version too. $1,999 is still very dear for a laptop, but oh what a laptop.
Cost is $1999, down from $2199. That's with 256GB SSD, 8GB DRAM, 2.0 Ghz i7. Also ships today.
Both are shipping today. Start hitting F5 on the Apple Store for when it comes back online.
No news on what's happening to the other MacBook Pro...just yet.
MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with Retina Display. "That's our notebook lineup," Schiller says.
"And that's our news for MacBook today."
Now onto the Mac Pro, Apple's high-end, redesigned tube machine.
"People have been blown away by this design," Schiller say. This is the model that Apple showed off back at WWDC in June.
Has anyone else seen the Mac Pro ads in movie theaters this summer? Curious marketing, I thought, given this is a very hardcore, non-consumer machine. But it's also quite a looker.
This is "the future of the pro desktop," Schiller says. So today we're finding out more. There's an Intel Xeon E5, with 3,6,8 or 12-cores.
We're getting a face full of specs, here.