Apple loves to share positive numbers at the beginning of keynotes, and the special event to introduce new laptops was no exception. Read on to see just how high Apple's market share has risen, how many visitors the Apple Stores are receiving each day, how many Macs have been sold so far in 2008, and much more.
Apple's new 24-inch Cinema Display offers LED backlighting, an iSight camera, microphone, speakers, and, most notably, a cable with three connectors that provide USB, audio/video, and power connectivity to the new models in the MacBook family.
The new MacBook Air gets a taste of some of the new technologies brought to the other MacBook models.
The long-awaited redesigned MacBook arrives with a metal enclosure, faster graphics, and a backlit LED screen. It can also drive larger monitors than ever before, but on the downside, it lacks FireWire.
Apple revamps the 15-inch MacBook Pro with a fresh look, improved graphics, glass trackpad, magnetic latch, and more, although you won't find FireWire 400 or a matte screen option.
Apple's removal of FireWire from the redesigned MacBook and elimination of the matte screen option generates a firestorm of complaints from Mac users. We don't like it, but we'll probably have to lump it.