News: Apple responds to EPEAT, Mountain Lion Macs, 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, and more!
Apple has copped flack for withdrawring their machines from the EPEAT registry, which had led to San Francisco officials moving to block the purchase of any product which does not meet the EPEAT requirements. Apple has since responded to their EPEAT-related criticism, saying to The Loop that many of their machines already surpass EPEAT standards in other areas — but there's a reason EPEAT exists in the first place, says The Next Web. With the Gold Master of Mountain Lion having just been released, it has been revealed that some 64-bit Macs won't be able to run Mountain Lion. Ars Technica has more on the story, saying that the restriction seems to be purely graphics-based. Their informed spectulation says that an underlying graphics framework in Mountain Lion means that older machines just can't handle certain 32-bit kernel extensions. Benchmarks of the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro have surfaced in GeekBench, and it should come as no surprise that it's faster than its predecessor, but the real question is: when will such a machine be released? Will it be before or after an updated iMac of the same caliber? Finally this morning, there's Apple recruitment video direct from Apple HQ that makes for interesting watching, showing how various teams collaborate on their projects.