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Apple WWDC Highlights Part 1: New Macbook Airs, Pros & OS X Mountain Lion

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Courtesy: Engadget

This morning we had the pleasure of following the excellent live blogging skills of Tim Stevens and Darren Murph from Engadget as they relayed every useful bit of information Apple had for us.  First off, kudos to the team at Engadget. The blog was seamless, to the point, and the pictures were perfect. Although we didn’t get any big information on an Apple TV set, or the iPhone 5, Apple gave us plenty of details and features  to get excited about. The newest generations of the Macbook (Air and Pro) were debuted as well as their lifeblood, OS X’s, newest Mountain Lion update.  Read more for everything you need to know about Apples newest line of “The Best Products Yet” (more…)

Rejoice! Microsoft Office to iPad on November 10th!

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Credit: The Daily via BGR

One of the most popular questions posed when I was on the sales floor was “does it have Microsoft Office?” referring to the iPad of course. I always had to tell them no but they could find similar replacements yet, customers were never satisfied because they wanted their Office! I have good news – a report from The Daily today says that we will see Microsoft launch Office for the iPad on Nov. 10.


Samsung Posts Huge Quarterly Profits

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Samsung Electronics posted a record $5.15 billion quarterly profit and predicted that its Galaxy smartphones, which outsell Apple’s iPhone and will be upgraded in the coming week, would bulk up earnings in the current quarter.


Apple Gives Away iOS Snow Leopard to Increase iCloud Users

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Apple has a a great plan to help more MobileMe users make the move to iCloud.  The cloud-based storage service will replace MobileMe in June, but only users running OS X Lion (version 10.7) will have access to iCloud.   Apple has discovered that many MobileMe users are probably running an older OS and may be left behind by the cost of upgrading their systems.

So Apple is giving users of older operating systems the transition easier by assisting with the first step to upgrading:  the company is giving away Snow Leopard — the 10.6 version of OS X — to MobileMe users, which will allow them to upgrade to Lion from the Mac App Store for $30.MacGasm reports that Apple has begun notifying MobileMe holdouts that they can receive a free Snow Leopard DVD, but they have only until June 15 to take advantage of the offer.

Keep Your Apple Products Charged with “Mobee”

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Be good to the planet and to your wallet! Never replace batteries again with the Magic Charger for the Apple Magic Mouse. Just plug the Magic Charger into a USB port on your computer and it’s ready to re-charge the Magic Mouse, wirelessly!  Mobee’s chargers are the world’s first wireless, eco-friendly, inductive charger for Apple products.  Check out Abt’s full line of Mobee products today!!



Survey Reveals Feelings of New and Returning iPad Users

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Credit: ChangeWave

A recent survey conducted by ChangeWave Research revealed the true feelings of iPad owners of all kinds. 82 percent of new iPad users said they were very satisfied with their new toy, while the remaining 12 percent were just somewhat satisfied, and none claimed complete dissatisfaction. The survey also revealed that the new high-resolution display topped the list of favorite features, and the high cost of the tablet was the most disliked feature.

So 82 percent of new users were very satisfied? I guess I would be very satisfied too with my shiny new tablet without having any experience with previous models. Honestly, if we valued these statistics across all markets the phrase “Best Hotdog in Chicago” would simply be a measure of how many hotdog virgins you could pack into one room.

The number we, as critical consumers of technology, should concern ourselves with is the amount of very satisfied returning users. These users know every inch, feature, and function of the iPad and qualify as informed analysts.   74 percent of returning users self-identified as very satisfied meaning, despite bad WiFi connection and overheating rumors; consumers still feel that their new iPad is an improvement on the previous iPad 2 model.

What do you think? As consumers we have the most powerful voice in the conversation. What features really stand out to you and which do you really want to say in future models. Get creative, this product fiends for a little innovation and maybe one of you can spark it.


Apple Projects 1 Million New iPads Sold On 1st Day

Monday, March 12th, 2012

There is already a waiting period for the upcoming New iPad.  Apple unveiled the new iPad last week, which features a higher resolution display, a slightly tweaked processor, a 4G LTE connection, and a better camera. While not a massive upgrade to the device, it has still consumers excited to own the newest member of the Apple tablet family.

While consumers could order the various version of the iPad and get it shipped to them by Friday, delays started to pop up within a few days. By last Friday Apple was seeing delays ranging between three days and three weeks, depending on the country.  Check with Abt Electronics to see if you can order your New iPad through us online or over the phone on the iPad’s release date!

Ladies and Gentlemen-The New iPad Has Arrived

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

“It’s hard to imagine a time without [the iPad]” states Tony Bradley from PC World.  Apple has announced the newest family member of their line of tablets.  The new iPad, not iPad 3 or iPad HD as it was rumored to be called, has a display of 2048 x 1536, that’s a total of 3.1 million pixels.  An A5X processor is used to handle the super new graphics.

The New iPad also has an upgraded camera.  The video is recorded in 1080p and both the front facing camera is 5-megapixel backside illuminated sensor on the back, 5-element lens, IR filter, and ISP.  Speed has increased as the old iPad 2 has 3.1Mbps on EV-DO, 7.2 on HSPA, where the New iPad now has, has 21Mbps HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA at 42Mbps, with LTE taking the cake at 73Mbps.  The battery life is expected to last around 10 hours.

Look for it to hit the market on March 16th!

Spring Break Deals at Abt!

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

For many students and professionals, spring break is just around the corner.  At Abt Electronics, we have just what you are looking for to make lying on the beach or poolside, even more relaxing.  Check out our full line of great Spring Break essentials!

Apple iPad 2 Price Drop

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Abt has just reduced pricing for its line iPad 2’s.  Since Apple is planning a “big announcement” on March 7th, it will most likely be about their upcoming iPad 3.  If you have always wanted an iPad, but don’t want to wait for the newer, more expensive iteration on March 7th, then get an iPad 2 from Abt at a great price.

If you’ve recently bought an iPad2 but regret doing so hoping to get the newest unit, with Abt’s Trade-in Program, you can make some money off your old iPad 2.  Just fill out the form and see what you can make back!