Apple Thunderbolt Cable (2m)

Apple Thunderbolt Cable (2m)
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My family got me the Apple Thunderbolt Cable (2m) from Apple Store at IFC, Hong Kong when they are there for a holiday. It is retailing for HK$288 in Hong Kong and S$48 in Singapore. Due to the weakening Singapore Dollar against the Hong Kong Dollar, it is about the same price after currency conversion. It used to be slightly cheaper.

You can connect your MacBook Air to your iMac using this cable and this will turn your iMac into a secondary monitor.

Apple iMac 27″ (Late 2012)

Apple iMac 27″ (Late 2012)
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Been waiting to order the new Apple iMac 27″ (Late 2012) since it was announced back in 23rd October 2012 to replace my 4 years old desktop. Apple Online Store (Singapore) made the new iMacs available for order on the 30th November 2012. I placed my order on the very day using my brother’s name from the Education Store since he is still a student in National University of Singapore (NUS).

I maxed out the specifications for the 27″ iMac except for the 756GB SSD option because it is way too expensive. After max specifications, the iMac itself cost S$4,349 and I bought Apple Care which is an additional S$218. In total, it cost S$4,567.

Apple Lightning to Micro USB Adapter

Apple Lightning to Micro USB Adapter
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Bought the Apple Lightning to Micro USB Adapter from Apple Online Store (Singapore) for S$28. Initially it was only available in Europe as in Europe if you are selling mobile phones, it has to come with Micro USB connectivity. But last Saturday, in a surprise move by Apple, they decided to make it available for all.

Previously, the Apple 30-pin Connector to Micro USB Adapter is only available in Europe and still is.

Apple Refreshes iMac, Mac mini, iPad & Introduces 13″ MBP Retina Display, iPad mini

Apple Refreshes iMac, Mac mini, iPad & Introduces 13″ MBP Retina Display, iPad mini
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At this morning event, Apple refreshes the iMac, Mac mini and iPad lineup and introduces 2 new prodcts, the 13″ MacBook Pro with Retina Display and iPad mini.

Also Apple seems to be dropping the “the new iPad” name from iPad and it is now called “iPad with Retina Display” which is similar to the MacBook Pro’s “MacBook Pro with Retina Display”.

Elevation Dock

Elevation Dock
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Elevation Dock was the 8th Kickstarter project that I backed. I backed it this year on the 7th February 2012 and the project got funded on the 12th February 2012. They raised a total of US$1,464,706 out of the initial goal of just US$75,000. It was supposed to be shipped in April 2012 before iPhone 5 was announced but unfortunately, there was a delay and I only received it 6 months later on the 18th October 2012.

I pledged US$79 for the Elevation Dock+ in glass bead blasted finish. The Dock+ adds shielded Line Level audio out plus USB power adapter and for international shipping it is an additional US$20. Paid a total of US$99 (S$121).

Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter

Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter
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Bought the Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter from Apple Online Store (Singapore) for S$42. Bought it on Monday, 8th October 2012 and got it within the same week on Friday, 12th October 2012.

I don’t think it is out in retail stores yet, probably in a week or two, but I expect it to be out of stock the moment it is available in stores, like what happen to the Apple Lightning to USB Cable.

Apple Lightning to USB Cable (1m)

Apple Lightning to USB Cable (1m)
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Bought the Apple Lightning to USB Cable from Funan’s Multimedia Integrated for S$28. They still have stocks the last I checked.

It is difficult to get the cable during this period as it is out of stock almost everywhere as everyone is rushing to get a spare cable for their car or office, and Apple Online Store lead time is 2-3 weeks!