Response to Windows 8.1 being free? Good will from Apple? Why look a gift horse in the mouth. Even if you're on an ancient version of OS X you can upgrade for free. Today!
I'd say that's a good start, Apple. A real good start.
My thought too, JB. I still run into bad data on Maps.
And up comes Phil Schiller to talk to us about the MacBook.
Federighi is talking about availability.
Mavericks is available today. Can upgrade even if you have an older version of OS X.
Rob: Probably in anticipation that Apple's announcements won't meet expectations.
Lots of rave reviews for the Air. Indeed, many people were bowled over by the battery life. Myself, too.
Scott and I are lamenting that we never get called out in the pullquotes from the stage.
Phil Schiller on stage to talk Macbooks
Schiller kicking off talking about some reviews of the MacBook Air. But now we're talking about the MacBook Pro.
Probably because we don't use phrases like "mind blown."
Schiller talking up the 13 and 15 inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display, both of which are getting updated today. 13-inch model is now 3.46 pounds, and down to 0.71 inches thick.
Indeed, as predicted, the new 13-inch Pro is thinner and lighter than last year's. We'd expected to see this earlier in this year.
New machines are running 4th-generation dual-core Haswell chips, and Iris integrated graphics.
Daniel -- But no immediate word on system requirements for Mavericks -- at least that I can find.
Now up to 9 hours of battery life as well. Works for 9 hours of iTunes movie playbook. Can watch the entire "black knight" (I think he meant Dark Knight) Batman trilogy on one charge.
Schiller is unveiling new Macbook Pros
Now has 802.11ac Wi-Fi as well.
Have new Haswell chips from Intel with up to 9 hours of battery life.
Ugh, Schiller just referred to Batman as the "Black Knight."
13-inch now starts at $1299, down from $1499