This will come as a surprise to many, a survey conducted among iPad owners, which is based solely on Apps, found that about a third of iPad owners have yet to download a single app – not even free ones.
According to cultofmac.com Another group, 63 percent of the participants in a Nielsen Co. survey, is the audience likely to adopt Apple’snew App Store Economy. These iPad owners purchase their games, read books, do finances – even plan their vacations on the iPad.
The survey was conducted in August, and included 5,000 owners of iPads, iPhones, Kindles and other wireless devices.
Yesterday one of the biggest news from Apple was the Mac App Store based upon the popular iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad App Stores. According to Apple, the App Store will offer one-click download of Mac apps, auto-installation, auto-updates, furthermore all the apps you buy are licensed for use on all your personal Macs, so no more license restrictions.
A Mac App Store is something that has been suggested in the past by press and readers alike, but few thought one would ever materialize. It will be interesting to see how Mac developers respond to this and if any major developers (like Adobe, Microsoft, etc.) join in. The Mac App Store will be a stand alone app available for Snow Leopard and Lion.
Application submissions start in November and the store opens 90 days from today.
At the end of Apple’s Back to the Mac event today, Steve Jobs did what every Apple fan was expecting, he introduced two new MacBook Air models feature 13.3-inch and 11.6-inch displays.
As speculated in the past few weeks, the new MacBook Air models do not have traditional hard drives, featuring only flash storage. Both models have Core 2 Duo processors, 2 GB of RAM, and NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics cards. The new MacBook Air models have unibody chassis like the latest MacBook Pro models, full keyboards, stereo speakers, FaceTime cameras and glass multi-touch trackpads. Both models can have their RAM upgraded to 4GB from Apple’s online store.
Both new MacBook Air models have high-resolution LED-backlit displays, with the 13.3 inch-model offering 1440 x 900 pixels and the 11.6-inch model carrying 1366 x 768 pixels.
Pricing begins at $999 for the 11.6-inch MacBook Air with 64 GB of storage and goes up to $1,599 for the 13.3-inch model with 256 GB of storage. Both MacBook Air models are available starting today.
After an eventful day in the life of Apple sprinkled with several new products, and product updates, Apple updated the Macbook Pro Build to Order in a much more quiet fashion.
The update saw a bump to the processor choice for the Macbook Pro’s bringing the full speed processor choice up to a 2.8GHz i7. The upgrade will cost you US$400 and is limited to the 17-inch and 15-inch models.