Announcement Week – Hey Techies 71 – October 27, 2016

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Huge thanks to special guest co-host of Trey from JSU eSports!

Topics from this week’s show

  • Microsoft Announcement
    • 3D for everyone
    • Game broadcasting with Beam
    • Devices
      • Updated Surface Book – Core i7, 2x graphics, 16 hours battery life for $2300
      • Surface Studio – Starting at $3000
      • Surface Dial
  • Apple “Hello Again” Event
    • Accessibility – “Technology for Everyone”
    • 60% adoption rate of iOS 10
    • Apple TV – 8000 apps
    • Twitter’s new tvOS app was demoed
    • New app for tvOS called TV – Unified experience for streaming video across multiple apps on Apple TV plus Live Events
    • MacBooks
      • New MacBook Pros
      • 13″/15″
      • Two Colors – Silver and Space Gray
      • Touch Bar with Retina and support for 10 inputs (replaces function keys at top)
      • 14.9 mm “thin” and 3lb for 13″ model
      • Thunderbolt 3 with USB-C
      • 2x Larger Trackpad with force touch (just like on new MacBooks from earlier this year)
      • Second generation butterfly hinge in keyboard for better range and travel
      • TouchID
      • Fast user switching with TouchID
      • Core i5/i7 processors
      • Some models available with AMD Polaris
      • 10 hour battery life on 13″ and 15″ models
      • 13″ MacBook Pro model available without touch bar, fewer USB ports for $1499
      • 13″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar $1799, 15″ MacBook Pro $2399
      • MacBook Air being discontinued.  Can still currently purchase 13″ Air starting at $999
      • Non-Retina MacBook Pro with Superdrive discontinued
      • External Superdrive still available for $79
      • Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter available for $49
    • New 4K/5K displays in partnership with LG
    • First Impressions from MacRumors
    • MacRumors Video: Everything they announced in 4 minutes
  • FCC privacy rules
  • Apple’s announcement today showed they won’t ever make a touch Mac
  • Apple’s rules on use of the Touch Bar
  • NVIDIA releases new budget graphics card

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