ZL Podcast #74 - Retina Display MacBook Pro/iMac, 4-Inch iPhone 5, AMD Trinity...





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Published on May 19, 2012

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This week there were some reports suggesting that Apple's next MacBook Pro will have a much thinner design with a Retina display, USB 3.0, Ivy Bridge, NVIDIA Kepler graphics, and Thunderbolt when it arrives this summer.

Apple's iMac will also have some similar upgrades with the new Ivy Bridge processors, Kepler graphics, and Retina display, but the iMac should keep the same design.

Apple's next iPhone however should have a redesign that brings a new larger 4-inch display. Both The Wall Street Journal and Reuters are reporting that the iPhone 5 will have the larger display to compete with larger Android smartphones.

Microsoft's Windows 8 Pro operating system should cost $15 if you are upgrading from Windows 7 Home Basic or better.

Buffalo announced the new WZR-D1800H which is the very first 802.11ac router that brings speeds that are greater than 1Gbps just like most wired connections right now.

AMD announced their Trinity APUs which aim to replace their old Llano processors. The new chips use the 32nm manufacturing process, offer better performance, and offer 12 hours of battery life.

Instead of releasing just one Nexus device this fall Google might be planning to launch up to five Nexus phones made by different Android OEMs like Samsung, Motorola, and HTC.

Verizon dropped the price of their Droid RAZR Maxx to just $200 making the Droid RAZR cost only $100 making a really great deal.

Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S III should be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor instead of the Exynos 4 Quad processor inside the international Galaxy S III.

Verizon announced plans to get rid of grandfathered unlimited data plans meaning if you upgrade your smartphone you will have to choose a new tiered data plan.

Samsung announced the devices on T-Mobile that will be getting Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich updates.

Images leaked of a possible version of the Galaxy S II headed to Sprint's network. The phone isn't all that great but it does add 4G LTE support that the Galaxy S II on Sprint does not have right now.

HTC had to delay the launch of the Evo 4G LTE on Sprint and stop selling the HTC One X on AT&T since the phone was stopped at US Customs for possible patent infringement. Meanwhile HTC announced the low end Ice Cream Sandwich running Desire C smartphone in the United Kingdom.

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