彭蒙惠英语:20110208 MP3在线课程 Apple Has a New Bite

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There's an app for that

The Mac App Store may not be similarly successful. But it shores up a problem faced by Mac users, analysts say. With few PC software stores around these days and electronics and general retailers devoting little space to PC software, Mac programs can be hard to find outside of Apple's own retail stores.

Ben Bajarin, an analyst with consulting firm Creative Strategies, said: "This is going to streamline the process of discovering and installing OS X software."

The Mac App Store will have some important differences from the iOS one. It won't carry iOS software, and it won't work on every Mac. Consumers will have to be running the latest version of the Mac OS X software─10.6 Snow Leopard─to access the store. Moreover, unlike the iOS App Store, the Mac one won't be the only way consumers obtain software for their devices. Mac users will still be able to buy packaged software at retail stores and will still be able to download software over the Internet.

Video communication made easy

The other new feature coming to Macs is FaceTime, which will allow Mac users to make video calls with their friends on iPhones or iPod Touch devices. Apple introduced FaceTime when it unveiled the iPhone 4 in 2010. The company added the feature to its iPod Touch line when it updated the handheld device with two cameras. Apple has now shipped some 19 million FaceTime devices between the iPhone 4 and the new iPod Touch, Jobs said.

The new MacBook Air includes a 13.3-inch LED display, a Core 2 Duo processor and a FaceTime camera. Instead of an optical drive or hard disk drive, it only includes a solid-state flash memory drive. "It's one of the most amazing things we've ever created," Jobs said. "We think it's the future of notebooks."

有应用程式来解决问题

尽管麦金塔应用程式商店可能不会达到类似的成功, 但却支援了麦金塔使用者所面临的问题,分析师如此表示。目前市面上很少见到个人电脑软体的实体店面,而且电子产品及一般零售商店只挪出少许空间放置个人电脑软体,因此麦金塔程式在苹果自家的零售店面以外的地方难以找到。创意策略顾问公司的分析师班.巴哈林表示: 「这将让搜寻及安装OS X软体的过程变得更有效率。」

麦金塔应用程式商店与iOS商店会有一些重要差异。它不会附有iOS软体,也无法在每一台麦金塔电脑上运作。消费者必须执行Mac OS X软体的最新版本(10.6雪豹)才能进入商店。此外,麦金塔商店不会是消费者为其装置取得软体的唯一管道,这点跟iOS应用程式商店不同。麦金塔使用者依然能够在零售店买到套装软体,而且依然能够从网际网路下载软体。

视讯通话变容易了

麦金塔的另一项新特色是FaceTime,将让麦金塔使用者与朋友能在iPhones或iPod Touch等装置上进行视讯通话。苹果在二0一0年首度展示iPhone 4时推出了FaceTime。苹果公司升级了iPodTouch手持装置,使它具有两台摄影机,同时也把FaceTime的功能加入该系列。贾伯斯表示,苹果目前为止已在iPhone 4及新款iPod Touch推出的期间,上市了一千九百万个左右的FaceTime装置。

新推出的MacBook Air包括十三点三寸的LED萤幕,核心2二重奏处理器,以及一个FaceTime摄影机。它没有光碟机或硬碟机,只包含一个固态快闪记忆体磁碟机。「这是我们所创造出的最不可思议的产品之一,」贾伯斯说, 「我们认为这是笔记型电脑的未来。」

 

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