Paul is thinking about getting a MacBook Pro because his eyesight is failing, and he thinks the Retina display may help. Leo says that the MacBook Pro is a great option, but so is the MacBook Air. With the new Haswell processor, it'll last a long time, is light and really fast. Either one will work, but if battery life and weight is an issue, the MacBook Air is the best.
Tomorrow in Cupertino, Apple's World Wide Development Conference begins. Leo says we'll see a new version of iOS announced and it could be dramatically reimagined by Sir Jony Ive. We'll also probably see a new version of OS X, but we've run out of big cats, so what will it be called?
Leo also says we may be seeing a new MacBook Pro Retina that's super thin, more like a Macbook Air. We could even see a new Mac Pro tower. He rather doubts we'll see an official iPhone/iPad announcement, however. That probably won't come until at least September.
Jim is looking to buy a MacBook with Retina display laptop and wonders if he should wait until the new Haswell chip comes. Leo says that while he normally doesn't recommend waiting, since Jim is traveling, it may be a good idea to wait. Since Jim is looking to get a 13" model, it won't burn battery power as much, but Jim may be waiting awhile. So he should wait as long as he can and then decide. If it's taking too long, then just get it. It'll still run great.
It comes with 8GB, and Leo got that one. There's very little he could do on a computer where he'd see a difference in performance going from 8GB to 16GB. Going from 4GB to 8GB is significant, but the improvements are less noticeable after 8GB.
Apple announced a $200 price drop this week, which is a very rare thing to come out of the Cupertino company. It may also be a sign that a new MacBook Pro is on the horizon. So does this mean you should buy a computer now or wait until a new Macbook comes out?
Leo says the USB headsets will make that noise over time (he calls it "cyloning"). It's a memory leak. The only way to fix it is to unplug the mic and plug it back in. Leo suggests a bad chip on the sound card is the root cause.