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June 14, 2013
The next generation MacBook Air has just arrived in our stores and is loaded with awesome features including all day battery life, super fast processor, and much more! See details below:
• All Day Battery Life: The battery life on these notebooks has been extended to get you through the day without having to worry about finding an outlet. The 11-inch MacBook Air now lasts up to 9 hours and the 13-inch lasts up to 12 hours.
• New Intel Processors: MacBook Air now comes standard with the newest Intel Core processors and Intel HD Graphics 5000. These additions offer up to 40 percent faster graphics using less power, helping extend the computer’s battery life.
• Faster All-Flash Storage: The flash storage in the new MacBook Air is up to 45 percent faster than before; once you flip it open it’s ready to go! The new models come standard with double the capacity, starting at 128GB of flash storage.
• 802.11 ac Wi-Fi support: This new technology vastly improves MacBook Air’s wireless performance by making it up to 3x faster and increasing its wireless range.
• Thunderbolt and USB 3 ports: These features make it possible to transform your MacBook Air into a complete workstation. MacBook Air comes equipped with two USB 3 ports and the ultrafast Thunderbolt port, allowing you to connect your laptop to almost any display or device.
Even with all these new features the MacBook Air is still thin, light and durable. The 11-inch starts at only $999 and the 13-inch at $1,099. Stop by your nearest PeachMac to see this powerful notebook for yourself!
June 12, 2013
The Atlanta Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth® (ACG) recognizes PeachMac as one of the 40 fastest growing middle-market companies in Georgia.
Each year, ACG Atlanta recognizes 40 Georgia-based middle-market companies that have demonstrated the greatest growth of revenue and employment over the past three years. 20 companies are selected for each of the two categories: lower middle-market companies with revenues between $15 million to $60 million and upper middle-market companies with revenues between $60 million to $500 million. PeachMac ranked among the top three in the lower middle-market category.
Awards will be presented to honorees at the Georgia Fast 40 Awards Dinner and Gala. This year’s event will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Buckhead Thursday night, June 13, 2013.
Click here to view the full story and information about ACG Atlanta.
PeachMac is thrilled to be receiving this award and excited to see what the future holds. We would like to give a special thanks to all our customers who have made this level of success possible.
UPDATE: PeachMac was named the second fastest growing company in Georgia in the lower middle-market category.
June 10, 2013
Many of the rumors speculating what would be revealed at the 2013 Worldwide Developers Conference were false, but Apple did not fail to impress its audience members with its Keynote presentation Monday, June 10, 2013.
Viewers got a sneak peak of the new Mac operating system, OS X Mavericks. The new operating system has several awesome new features including tabs and tags in Finder, greater optimization when using multiple displays, new features in Safari, iCloud Keychain, improvements to Calendar, Maps, and iBooks.
A new MacBook Air and Mac Pro were also announced. The MacBook Air will now come standard with an almost all-day battery life, Fourth generation Intel Core processor with faster graphics, more memory, faster Wi-Fi and a cheaper price for the base 13-inch model.
Although the new Mac Pro will not be released until some time this fall, it was very exciting to see the completely new design and hear about the power structure. The new Mac Pro will include dual GPUs, PCI Express-based flash storage, high-performance Thunderbolt 2, new-generation Xeon processors, and much more.
Another highlight of the presentation was a demonstration of iOS 7 which will be coming out this Fall as well. The new iOS will give the iPhone a sleeker look and is jam-packed with many new features including a new Control Center, Multitasking, AirDrop, and improvements to both Safari and the Photos app. iOS 7 will be available to the following devices: iPhone 4/4S/5, iPod touch 16GB/32GB/64GB, and iPad 2, iPad with Retina display, and iPad mini.
Apple also formally introduced iTunes Radio, a new way to stream music right from the Music app. Ads will be included unless you are an iTunes Match subscriber. If you are an iTunes Match subscriber, your listening experience will be ad free!
June 10, 2013
Apple will be live streaming their WWDC keynote today at 1pm EST through their website and Apple TV. The Worldwide Developers Conference is one of the most pivotal events of the year for Apple products and operating systems. Per Apple.com, Live Streaming video requires Safari 4 or later on Mac OS X v10.6 or later; Safari on iOS 4.2 or later. Streaming via Apple TV requires second- or third-generation Apple TV with software 5.0.2 or later.
Many people speculate that Apple plans to reveal a new iOS, OS X, and possibly updated laptops. Another popular theory is that Apple will be revealing its version of streaming radio with a service called iRadio.
What new or updated products do you think are coming down the pipe? We’re anxious to find out! Catch the live keynote at 1pm EST. Stay tuned to the PeachMac Facebook and Twitter feeds for updates.
April 28, 2013
We want to thank everyone that came out to the opening on Friday night for the warm welcome! We had a blast, and hope you did as well!
We gave away hundreds of prizes and had loads of fun. You can check out photographs of the Grand Opening on our Facebook page. Feel free to tag yourself and friends!
Didn’t win at the opening? Here’s another chance! We’re giving a MacBook Air away via our Facebook page. Click here to enter!
April 10, 2013
We’re new to the neighborhood, and we come bearing gifts! We’ll open our new store in Charlottesville, VA with a Grand Opening Bash on April 26, 2013 from 6pm-9pm. The store will be located in Barracks Road Shopping Center, less than a mile from the University of Virginia campus.
At the Grand Opening Bash, PeachMac will give away a MacBook Pro, two iPod touches, and five Apple TVs. Hundreds of other prizes will also be given away including over a hundred $20 PeachMac gift cards, headphones, chargers, bags and more. The first 200 guests will receive a free t-shirt as well.
To register to win prizes at the grand opening and for more details, visit www.peachmac.com/grandopening. You can also register via text by sending PEACHMAC followed by your email to 70123.* Upon registering, you will receive an entry code to bring with you to the Grand Opening Bash any time between 6pm and 9pm on April 26. You must be present to win. Only one entry per person.
As a Premier Apple Specialist, PeachMac offers the complete line of Mac computers, iPads, iPods, Apple TVs, software, supporting hardware, and accessories for all of your Apple devices. In addition, PeachMac carries other great brands such as Otterbox, LifeProof, Griffin, LaCie, Belkin, Incase, and more.
PeachMac is also an Apple Authorized Service Provider offering service and repair for all of your Apple devices including Mac, iPad, iPod and iPhone. All service is completed by Apple Certified Technicians, and there is no appointment necessary.
PeachMac also provides many other services including Apple business solutions, a competitive trade in program, and many training opportunities such as free workshops, PeachPlus memberships, and one-on-one training.
PeachMac founders, Darryl Peck and Anne Lyndon Peck (an alumni of the University of Virginia), have been involved in the Apple/Macintosh market for twenty-five years, and their businesses have won numerous awards for service excellence. Their last retail venture was Outpost.com, the Internet’s first retail establishment, and for many years, the largest online retailer of Apple, Inc. products worldwide.
PeachMac has become one of the country’s largest independent Apple dealers in just over five years. The company’s headquarters are in Athens, GA at 1850 Epps Bridge Parkway. Visit www.peachmac.com for more information on hours, services, and the company.
*Only one registration per person. You must be present to win. Up to 4 messages/mo. Text HELP to 70123 for help. Text STOP to 70123 to cancel. Message and Data rates may apply. Visit peachmac.com/grandopening for Terms & Conditions.
March 29, 2013
Over 4.5 million iPads were sold to schools and universities last year making it the most popular tablet used for educational purposes as more teachers choose to use them in the classroom. They can be used for note taking, to replace textbooks and be transformed into a virtual classroom with a few quick downloads.
While iPads may be seen as a luxury item to older cash-strapped university students, they are becoming an essential component of the learning process to younger students as schools are integrating them into the K-12 curriculum.
Some universities are already realizing the ways that iPad can improve students’ educational experience and have implemented new policies requiring incoming freshmen to have their own. In larger classes, lecturers can increase student interaction by incorporating iPad into their lessons.
The App Store carries more than 75,000 educational apps that help students visualize concepts they are struggling to grasp. Since its launch in 2007, iTunes U has received over a billion downloads and is used by more than 1,200 colleges and universities. This app gives instructors the capability of providing course materials right at their students’ fingertips.
iPad users can transform their device into an interactive textbook with just a simple download. These downloads are much cheaper than a physical textbook making this feature popular among college students. This also allows K-12 schools to keep their textbooks up-to-date when they can download the new versions for a fraction of the cost! Not to mention that young children will no longer have to be pack mules of heavy physics, math, and literature texts. Good-bye, scoliosis!
Stop by your local PeachMac today to check out our iPad selection, and ask us how the iPad can improve your educational experience!
March 12, 2013
Laptop Magazine has awarded Apple laptops with their top prize in Best & Worst Brands for four years in a row. For 2013, the MacBook Pro with Retina Display was weighed in the following categories: Reveiws, Design, Keyboard & Touchpad, Tech Support, Display and Audio, Value and Selection, Innovation, and Software. See how Apple scored in each category by checking out the original story.
March 11, 2013
Love the Apple Magic Trackpad? We sure do, but not quite as much when it gets lost in the clutter of our desk and separated from the Apple Wireless Keyboard.
Clique by Henge Dock is an elegantly designed, reasonably priced solution to this dilemma. Clique, at it’s simplest, is a rigid frame designed to hold your Apple Wireless Keyboard and Apple Magic Trackpad side by side. The sturdy design even allows you to pick up your keyboard and mouse as one unit so you can hold the combo comfortably in your lap or walk around a room while still having complete control of your Mac.
Set up is simple and intuitive. Just slip your Keyboard and Trackpad into the frame and you’re ready to get to work! The framework also includes buttons that allow you to easily power the Keyboard and Trackpad on and off as well as put them in “discover” mode.
Whether you’re looking to improve your presentation delivery or are tired of loosing your Trackpad on a daily basis, the Clique by Henge Dock is the perfect match to your Apple Wireless Keyboard and Trackpad. $24.99
February 14, 2013
We now have the 27-inch iMac in stock! The stunning new all-in-one iMac features a beautiful, completely re-engineered 27-inch widescreen display that’s 75 percent less reflective. Third-generation quad-core Intel Core processors and superfast NVIDIA graphics make it the most powerful iMac yet. And it comes standard with 8GB memory, a 1TB hard drive, and advanced, high-speed I/O, including two Thunderbolt ports and four USB 3 ports. All in an impossibly thin enclosure that’s only 5 mm at the edge.
• All-new, stunning design
• Beautiful, re-engineered widescreen display that’s 75 percent less reflective
• Third-generation quad-core Intel Core i5 processors across the line
• Next-generation NVIDIA GeForce graphics
• Advanced, high-speed I/O, including two Thunderbolt ports, four USB 3 ports, and more
• FaceTime HD camera
• Apple Wireless Keyboard
• Apple Magic Mouse
• OS X Mountain Lion
Stop by your local PeachMac today to lay your eyes on one of these gorgeous machines!