Apple fans rejoice! On Monday, March 10th, Apple decided that it was going to show us some softcore tech porn at the Spring Forward event. The porn was made my apple and was feature the newest products that apple has handcrafted. Here is the rundown on all the gadgets, including their beloved Apple Watch.
Apple announced that they would be a price cut on their streaming device. Apple TV would cut the price down to $69 dollars. Apple also announced they would team with HBO to introduce a new streaming service exclusive to Apple TV users called “HBO Now”. The service will be $14.99 a month, and will allow subscribers to watch HBO programming on the Apple TV. And word is that this service will also be on other Apple devices like iPhones, iPads, and iPods.
My Reaction: Sarcastic cheering….next they are going to announce that Apple TV will be able to act like a cable box. While I don’t really care about this, I felt like this wasn’t the time to announce this. Keep it to a press release, Apple.
Get ready to throw your money at Apple because they are redoing their personal computers. They introduced the death skinny version of the MacBook that makes your older look like it needs to go on a diet. The new version will be smaller and better and come in the three standards that the iPhones come in: Gold, Silver, and Space Gray (So if you are one that has to have everything match and you have an iPhone, you are now in look). It also appears to have a new everything. It knows how to do things your old MacBook doesn’t know how to do ;). It has a new touchpad layout and looks to be a little better built (not there was anything wrong with it before. Here are the specs for the new MacBook:
My Reaction: OMG YASS! This is what dreams are made of. I like the new look of everything and how small and thin it looks like. The only downer is that it won’t work with the old charging cables but it should be expected with Apple that they will change how things charge every time they make a new device. But yes, to this. Minus the cost. They could have made a cheaper version (or just lowered the price because let’s be really, there are cheaper and better computers out there!)
The thing that everyone was waiting for! Apple gave us more information on the watch that makes us want to take it out to dinner and stare at it for hours and hours. They even turned the event into their own little infomercial with a woman that they allowed to use and try it out first. There are three different versions of it and can range anywhere in price between $350 to $10,000. Click here to get the breakdown comparatively
My Reaction: I’m impressed with the watch but at the same time it looks like they rushed something together because why I would get a watch that is supposed to last around 18 hours on standby when other watch last around a few days. While a lot of watches don’t work with Apple products, there are still a few of them that do. Apple Watch isn’t worth the price of it, at least this generation version isn’t.
Overall Reaction: The only good thing about the event is that the MacBook is amazing. Other than, it was ehhh.