What's happening guys?
I just thought I'd, you know, surf on in from my vacation.
Brian Tong here, Dark of the Normal.
We welcome you to the Apple Buy for all the good and bad inside the world of Apple.
Now, we haven't talked about Max recently so let's jump in and start there after VR-Zone recently leaked the road map for Intel's next generation processors called Ivy Bridge.
Now, the MacBook Pro and MacBook Airlines currently use Sandy Bridge Dual Core Processors but Ivy Bridge would bring Quad Core Processors and even faster graphics capabilities to Apple's Laptops.
Now, Ivy Bridge is expected to launch around May and we could see them in the next generation laptops, loaded with them soon after that.
We've also talked about rumors at a point to Apple being a little cautious about moving forward with the MacPro desktop because of its shrinking market but shortly after the developers build a Mac OS 10.7.3 was released in reference to video drivers for AMD's new graphics card called Tahiti which is a really warm place during this time of the year but it's also a video card that is set to be released in January of 2012.
Now, my gadget speculated it must have been placed there in anticipation of a new MacPro since Apple historically introduces new graphic support with new product revision of the MacPro.
It might be a good sign but we haven't heard a thing about the MacPro's which I am waiting for an Apple last updated it over 15 months ago.
Now, product rumors won't go away, smart house claims that Apple's rumored television set will be offered in 3 different sizes ranging from 32 inches to 55 inches in the last quarter of 2012 with the new rumored A6 processor we might see in the iPad3 as well.
The news are getting crazy by saying it will compete with 55-inch all LED Displays and super HD TV technology.
Now, a couple of years ago, an 11-inch all LED TV from Sony was 2500 bucks.
So I am gonna go out on a lean and say it won't be an all LED screen.
Bloomberg reports their sources say Apple currently has a TV prototype but there is a possibility it won't go pass that stage.
We know that IOS gaming exploded but I wanted to take a moment to show you how some of the successful games we have known have taken things to a whole new level.
Now, I know you've seen the Angry Birds plushies.
You know, they're kinda cute but now Fruit Ninja will be selling their own plushies with the Sensei and a watermelon with a face.
That guy didn't even exist in the game but put us in love, a watermelon with eyes.
And since we mentioned Angry Birds, we should mention the fact that the wife of one of Rovio's top executives showed up to the Presidential Independence Day reception in Finland in an Angry Birds evening gown.
Notice the placement of the Angry Bird Eye?
I know, I'll let you take that all in.
Let's take out some quick fights.
Gamers and fans of the on live service that (shares?) games and devices will be stoked after they announce the service is now available in Android and IOS devices.
You can use their bluetooth controller or play new releases like Arkham City or Assassin's Creed that have also been adapted to use such screen control.
So that is a welcome for gamers.
Apple also showed off updated renderings of their spaceship or their new headquarters which includes a roof made almost entirely of solar panels which will make it one of the top solar insulation in the world and the largest in the US generating over 5 million watts of power.
Yeah, that is a whole bunch of power.
And the Big A released an update to their (iBook?) Tab with a night time reading theme that makes it easier on the eyes to read in the dark, a full screen layout, additional fonts to choose from and more.
And finally I can't wait to check out this bad boy from Behringer.
It's an 8-foot wide, 10000-watt, iPod dock called the iNuke Boom.
It stands 4-foot tall and it will cost 30,000 bucks.
It will be on display at CES 2012 in Las Vegas and I will ride it.
And finally we have to congratulate our winners for amazing GelaSkins $25 giveaway.
The correct answer to all that food that was thrown by the Apple Bike Crew is pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce, yams, chicken and whip cream.
And I also saved some of the cream in my ear for a special moment.
Congrats go to Anna Bazzo, Blake Suzoky, Alika Cornnenan, Reswa Nora, Alfredo Harris, Josh Barzon, Arjon Kumar, Maggie Cool and Alex Thompson and Mark Ramirez.
We'll be sending out your GelaSkins code shortly and that is gonna do it for this week.
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I am Brian Tong and we'll catch you next time for another bite of the Apple.