Apple had its Worldwide Developer's Conference keynote yesterday. This is where they typically update their hardware on the computer side of things, as well as their operating systems. True to form, that's exactly what they did. What does this mean for you? For one thing, never buy an Apple computer in May. You can almost inevitably get an upgraded version of what you just bought, for the same amount of money or less. Or at the worst, you can get exactly what you just bought for less.
If you're going to buy Apple, it's better to purchase it in June/July--just to make sure you're getting the most bang for your buck.
So what got upgraded this time? First off, the laptops all got a significant bump. Faster, more RAM, bigger hard drives--and they introduced a new line which essentially has the best laptop screen available, with all sorts of additional bells and whistles. Of course, it costs $2100 for the base model, but then again, when you go back in time 10 or 20 years, you see that computers cost less today than they did then--and that's before you take into account the inflation that's occurred in the intervening years. Technology is really cheap these days. You used to have to shell out thousands of dollars for a VCR, never mind a bleeding edge laptop.
iPhone and iPad uses are getting upgrades, as well, with iOS moving to version 6. New non-Google maps, phone features, Siri to the new iPad--there are supposedly over 200 new features, though I have no idea what they all are. Mountain Cat Lion Puma (or whatever Apple's operating system is called these days) also got updates. (They seriously need to ditch the cat thing. I have no idea what release is what by this point. And pretty soon they're going to be on the OS Liger--which would be pretty cool, come to think of it. Bred for its skills in magic.)
If you're interested in any of this, check out full press releases over at Apple's site.