The MacBites Live Chatroom
The legendary MacBites Live chatroom is THE place to be when there’s an Apple announcement. You’ll find Elaine, Mike and The MacBiters enjoying the friendly, vibrant environment and chatting and debating about the latest news from Cupertino.
Come along and join in the fun. Whether you want to speak, text chat or simply sit back and listen, everyone’s welcome!
You’ll find details of all the MacBites Live events in The MacBites Live Calendar.
Want to relive some of the previous MacBites Live events? We’ve put together a collection of highlights from all the Apple events we’ve covered…
Good news – finally a new version of iWork. Screams of delight from Elaine! Bad news – they’ve done a Final Cut and ripped bits out. Sounds of sobbing coming from MacBites HQ! Also announced were new iPads.
As well as launching the iPhone 5S, Apple also launched the 5C. Available in a multitude of bright colours (pink?) it also sported an illuminated backside (according to Phil anyway).
WWDC 2013 saw Apple unveil iOS 7, OS X Mavericks, iWork for iCloud, the Mac Pro (the one that looks like a shopping mall bin), new MacBook Airs and iBooks onOS X. Craig, Phil, Tim and Eddie were there and there were some games demos too!
They took the thinnest piece of aloominum (sic) and made the thinnest iMac. 80% thinner in fact (does that mean 80% cheaper?). The iPad Mini was also unveiled and the Mac Mini got an update too.
Another day another iPhone. This time the iPhone 5. Smaller, lighter, faster, and probably more expensive too! This event also saw the introduction of the Lightning connector. iOS 6 was also covered and some updates to iTunes too.
WWDC 2012 saw the introduction of the MacBook Pro with Retina Display, iOS 6 and its standalone Maps app, OS X Mountain Lion, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air updates, and a redesigned AirPort Express.
On this day iPad Cyril was born. That’s what Elaine calls her iPad 3. Tim talked about post PC and revolutionary devices and a new Apple TV was also announced.
A special event to launch iBooks Author, a free tool for OS X for creating interactive multi-touch books that can be read on any iOS device (and now on the Mac too). An iBook can contain video, quizzes and more!
The launch of the iPhone 4S and the birth of MacBitesSiri. Some say the S is for Steve. This was the event with an empty chair on the front row reserved for Steve but what we didn’t know was that Steve’s time was nearly up.