January 2013 – Apple News

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Apple hasn’t been any product releases nor announcements since their last Keynote event in October (click here for info at that), but we have seen that round of products slowly come in to stock as availability increases.

It’s only been just over two months since their release date, and Apple’s iPad mini is out and about in full force. Not only are we seeing more stock available for purchase at our suppliers, but the mass amount of accessories available for them is overwhelming.

In November, Mac Aid became an iPad reseller so are proudly able to supply these iPad Minis and their larger counterpart. We’re seeing more of these devices in business than ever, including the Mac Aid office. Click here for more info.

To view the most recently released iPad accessories, check out the online Apple Store here.



The newly redesigned iMac’s have also graced our office and that of our various clients. We haven’t seen many but we’re particularly impressed with the 27″ model offering the added benefit of a cost effective RAM upgrade that can be made at the time of purchase or later, and a mighty 3TB of internal storage.

Hopefully in the coming weeks, Apple will have a steady supply of these brand new iMacs ready to ship.



In relation to new Apple products, Apple has a new addition to the Thunderbolt cable range.

The original cable (reaching 2 metres in length), now has a smaller compadre (50 centimetres in length)and both are more affordable with a lower price of $45 for the 2 metre model, and $35 for the .5m version.With Thunderbolt, you get ridiculously quick data transfer speeds and huge expansion capabilities.

It features two 10-Gbps data channels per port, which means data transfer is up to twice as fast as a  USB 3.0 connection,  and up to 12 times faster than a FireWire 800 connection. The cable enables you to connect your Thunderbolt-equipped peripherals to your iMac, Mac mini, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air such as displays and external hard disk storage. It can also come in handy when used for target disk mode between to Mac computers that support Thunderbolt. It can even be used to connect an iMac as a display for a MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt.

We have seen Intel’s Thunderbolt technology come to the marketplace with Apple’s Macbook Pros, iMacs, and Mac Mini’s (not to mention the Thunderbolt displays), and get adopted throughout other manufacturers such as LaCie and Western Digital (as was illustrated at the 2013 CES – click here for more).

It has been a slow road for the technology, though 2013 might change that.So look out for a bunch of products/accessories in 2013 for the Thunderbolt technology. 2013 may just be the year for Thunderbolt.

If you would like any more information or If you’re interested in purchasing either one of these Thunderbolt cables, contact us.