IN REMEMBRANCE OF PEARL HARBOR AND THE LOST SOULS
Ahead of the next-generation Mac Pro launch later this month, Apple has begun selling Sharp’s 32-inch 4K HD LED Monitor via its online store. The pricy display, which we lusted after during a hands-on earlier this year, has a 32-inch diagonal panel at a resolution of 3840 x 2160. (you can currently pick this up at retailers like B&H in the US or Amazon where it retails for $3200-3300 – (price drops in cart).
With its 32-inch class (31.5-inch diagonal) screen size, 3840 x 2160 high definition resolution and energy efficient edge-lit LED backlight, the Sharp PN-K321 monitor is ideal for professional applications where it’s essential to view detailed information displayed with precision. This super-high resolution display allows you to view the content of four full HD screens on a single seamless display. It also features IGZO* technology, which supports increased pixel transparency and reduced current leakage, thereby making the monitor more energy efficient.
The recent MacBook Pro with Retina display models can drive a single 4K display, while the upcoming Mac Pro can support up to three 4K monitors. Sources say that Apple Stores in the United States will have these monitors available for order in the coming months.
It’s likely that Apple is selling this Sharp unit just to give new Mac Pro users something to use until its own 4K display, which is floating around the Cupertino labs, is ready to ship…
Apple has completely removed all product promotion from its www.apple.com homepage this evening and replaced it with a touching tribute to the life of Nelson Mandela, who passed away earlier this week. The New York Times has an interactive timeline of Mandela’s life.
Apple has previously replaced its homepage to mark the passing of only a few other individuals: Gregory Hines, George Harrison, Rosa Parks, board member Jerry York, and Steve Jobs.
Ah, to be ten years old again — and arrested for stealing £400,000 ($654,000) worth of Apple products.
That is the news coming out of Coventry, in the UK, where a dawn raid saw police arrest a boy and a 37-year-old man for their part in a series of commercial and domestic burglaries.
The Apple products — mainly made up of iPads, iPods and iPhones — were taken during two October raids in nearby Leicester.
Investigating Detective Inspector Nick Dale, said: “We want the community to sit up and take notice of our efforts to tackle organised crime. Law-abiding citizens can rest assured we’re taking strong action against suspects, whilst criminals should be asking themselves ‘am I next?’.”
Apple products continue to be some of the most stolen products out there.
In other UK theft news, a man’s iPhone was recently stolen in the city of Bath while he posed for pictures with breakfast cereal mascot, the Honey Monster.
A new report from analysts Park Associates has placed Apple at the top of the list for most desirable brand in the desktop computer category.
Apple has previously topped the survey for most desired brand in tablets, smartphones, MP3 players, and streaming devices — but this adds one more platform to the list.
“In 2011 and 2012, Dell was the top desktop brand, but Apple has displaced it, making Apple now the most popular brand across even more key consumer electronics categories,” John Barrett, Parks Associates director of consumer analytics noted.
Apple debuted as the third most desired desktop brand in 2011, prior to knocking HP from second place in 2012, and finally displacing Dell for this year’s top spot.
The research shows the top-five intended brands for desktops are as follows:
The most popular brands among tablet shoppers are:
2. Amazon (Kindle)
4. Microsoft (Surface)
For streaming media devices, top brands are the following:
1. Apple TV
4. D-Link (Boxee Box)
The survey was conducted across 2,500 households in the U.S. during this year’s fourth quarter.
It is worth pointing out, however, that while this survey is about “desirable” brands, this does not necessary translate to actual purchases.
An example of this was Park Associates’ previous research which placed Apple TV as the most desired streaming media device available — only for it to be outsold by Roku boxes.
Park Associates didn’t give a specific reason for the discrepancy but noted that, “being the ‘preferred’ brand is certainly an advantage, but consumers can still change their minds”.
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