MacCast 2013.04.22

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iLife ’10 Arriving Soon?

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Rumor

I just received word from a source whose information has proven accurate in the past that Apple is preparing shipments of iLife ’10. With the information I have I’m guessing the product could be announced as early as this week and may start arriving in stores next week. This information comes despite recent rumors from others that books for iLife ’11 are beginning to show up online. The DVDs are apparently branded with the text iLife ’10 and reportedly have four watercolor style icons depicting a camera, a filmstrip, piano keys and a fourth as yet unidentified icon.

iLife 10 Coming in September?

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Rumor

Listener Gary just emailed me to let me know that he was browsing Amazon and ran across a listing on their French site that looks to be an “iLife ’10 for Dummies” book. The description doesn’t really reveal anything about any new features, but the entry does have a September 23rd, 2010 release. Listings like this do “leak” from time to time and they may or may not be confirmation of a software update. It’s seems logical to assume Apple has been working on an update to the iLife suite. So will we see a new iLife this Fall?

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Until it’s removed, here is the link to the listing on the French site.

Macbook Pro Price Drop Coming?

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Rumor

macbookpro_pricedrop.jpgEagle eyed listener Stephen recently spotted something interesting on this Apple Store for Business page on Apple’s site. The page is promoting Adobe CS 3 and lists some recommended configurations for Macs along with their starting prices. The starting price listed for Macbook Pro is $1,699.00, not the $1,999.00 price currently displayed on the main store site. Now, I thought it also curious that the Mac Pro is listed on the same promotional page as starting at just $2,299.00 when the base configuration is $2,799.00. The answer here though is the Mac Pro can be custom configured with a slower processor lowering the price down by $500.00. The Macbook Pro has no such option. The only other possible explanation is that the Macbook Pros were base priced at $1,699.00 before this latest update. I don’t remember that being the case. I tried to do some searching around and I am pretty sure they have been starting priced at $1,999.00 for a while now. So what do you think? Is this a simple web update error or is there a price drop in the Macbook Pros future?