Apple has unveiled a top-of-the-range tablet called the iPad Air that is 20% thinner than the previous version.
苹果发布平板电脑领域的顶级产品iPad Air,该型号比之前的版本薄20%。 The 9.7in (24.6cm) netputer is 7.5mm (0.3in) thick and weighs 1lb (469g), which the firm claims is the lightest full-sized tablet on the market. It is powered by the same A7 chip found in the netpany's iPhone 5S. The launch netes at a time when some analysts2 have suggested that Google's Android is about to overtake Apple's iOS as the bestselling tablet platform. Apple also announced a new version of its iPad Mini. Its 7.9in (20cm) screen has been upgraded to feature 2048 by 1536 pixels - the same as the larger model. It is being branded as "retina" to highlight the increased resolution. Amazon and Google have already announced small tablets - the Kindle3 Fire HDX and Nexus4 7 - with similar high definition displays. "We've got the retina(视网膜) upgrade to the smaller iPad that many thought should have been there in the first place," Tony Cripps, principal analyst1 at tech consultants5 Ovum, reflected after the announcement in San Francisco. "Market share slip is inevitable6 because so many rival devices are neting out, which is not necessarily a bad thing as the overall sector7 is growing. "Apple does now have a cheaper model thanks to it offering the original iPad Mini at a lower price - but the firm doesn't really want to go to the low-end because that's not where the greatest profit is extracted." Apple also announced that the latest version of its Mac operating system, Mavericks8, would be offered at no cost to owners of netputers already running any version of OS X released since 2009. It is the first time the netpany has not charged for a major Mac OS upgrade. By contrast the full version of Windows 8.1 is sold for about ￡100, although it is free to existing Windows 8 users. Linux-based Ubuntu has always been offered without charge. Chromebook netputers also get free upgrades for Google's PC operating system. New laptops, productivity and leisure apps were also unveiled. However, Apple did not show off a new TV set-top box as some had speculated.
1 analyst n.分析家,化验员;心理分析学家 参考例句:
What can you contribute to the position of a market analyst?你有什么技能可有助于市场分析员的职务?
The analyst is required to interpolate values between standards.分析人员需要在这些标准中插入一些值。
2 analysts 分析家,化验员( analyst的名词复数 ) 参考例句:
City analysts forecast huge profits this year. 伦敦金融分析家预测今年的利润非常丰厚。
I was impressed by the high calibre of the researchers and analysts. 研究人员和分析人员的高素质给我留下了深刻印象。
3 kindle v.点燃,着火 参考例句:
This wood is too wet to kindle.这木柴太湿点不着。
A small spark was enough to kindle Lily's imagination.一星光花足以点燃莉丽的全部想象力。
4 nexus n.联系;关系 参考例句:
Shared ambition is the vital nexus between them.共同的志向是把他们联结在一起的重要纽带。
Either way,the nexus between the consumer and consumer prices is important.无论那个方面,消费者与消费价格之间的关系是至关重要的。
5 consultants 顾问( consultant的名词复数 ); 高级顾问医生,会诊医生 参考例句:
a firm of management consultants 管理咨询公司
There're many consultants in hospital. 医院里有很多会诊医生。
6 inevitable adj.不可避免的,必然发生的 参考例句:
Mary was wearing her inevitable large hat.玛丽戴着她总是戴的那顶大帽子。
The defeat had inevitable consequences for British policy.战败对英国政策不可避免地产生了影响。
7 sector n.部门,部分;防御地段,防区;扇形 参考例句:
The export sector will aid the economic recovery. 出口产业将促进经济复苏。
The enemy have attacked the British sector.敌人已进攻英国防区。
8 mavericks 未烙印的牲畜( maverick的名词复数 ); 标新立异的人,不合常规的人 参考例句:
And what about the Dallas Mavericks and Dirk Nowitzki? 那达拉斯小牛队和诺维斯基呢?
And we see it with bringing Jason Kidd to the Dallas Mavericks. 而且我们看到它同实现基德向达拉斯小牛队。