A New Design of Apple Macintosh

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The Macintosh or just Mac, is a series of several lines of personal computers, manufactured by Apple Inc. Steve Jobs introduced the first Macintosh on January 28, 1984. It featured two things – the mouse and the graphical user interface. At the beginning Macintosh was targeted for two primary markets : knowledge-workers and students. Steve Jobs hoped that this new computer would become the second desktop appliance.

The evolution of Apple design

Apple II.  1977 with famous rainbow Apple logo

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Apple III. 1980

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Apple IIe 1983

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Macintosh 1984

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Macintosh Plus 1986

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Macintosh Classic II 1991

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Modern Macintosh 2015

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 Modern curved Mac has similar technological components as the current macbook “air” and it also features the same high-quality aluminum casing that is used for macbooks, iPhones and iPads. You can still notice few differences as 11.6 inch touchscreen controlled either by mouse or by keyboard with the illuminated logo on the back. This new model is available in silver, gold and gray variants.

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Shanghai Metal Corporation follows modern trends and also manufactures good-quality aluminum products used in various applications. For more information visit our main website or send us inquiry. English speaking staff will guide you further. Don’t forget to follow us in Social Media platforms to learn more about a company.

    

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Aluminum Leaves Apple’s Desktops

Apple has announced that its new Mac Pro desktop computer will use 74 % less aluminum and steel than its predecessor. The new design of Mac Pro is also said to be 84 % lighter than the previous version.

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Reducing the amount of aluminum and steel as well as reducing the overall weight is said to decrease the green house gasses that the manufacturing process would omit. The emissions caused by shipping of goods will also be reduced as the weight becomes substantially lower. This will also reduce Mac Pros’ value-to-weight ratio because according to Apple, the change of materials will not hinder the desktops’ efficiency.

Even though Apple will reduce the percentage of metals in Mac Pros, they still represent the majority of the desktops’ weight. Aluminum and steel still represent about 60 % the Mac Pro’s weight. In addition, aluminum, steel and copper will represent about 73 % of the weight. The total weight of the computer will be close to 13 pounds (six kilograms).

Metals such as aluminum, copper and steel are still in a crucial role in the mobile phone and computer industry. Even though Apple drastically reduces the use of these metals,  it is very unlikely that they will leave the manufacturing process for good. It remains still important for businesses to have good relations with reliable providers of metals, such as the Shanghai Metal Corporation.

Apple Mac Pro’s packaging slightly resembles wine packaging.

In Shanghai Metal Corporation we offer high-quality service for our international clients as well as help them to find the best metal products for their needs. If you are planning to procure aluminum or any other metals, just send us an inquiry and our English speaking staff will guide you further. For specifications of our products, please visit our website. Also follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

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Artificial Mineral Re-Created by Reverse Engineering Tech

How easy can you get hold of precious metals and stones in their natural form? Gold, copper, tantalum, aluminum is surely more commonly seen in varying forms of artifacts such as technological, artistic, auto parts, electric, machinery, etc. In addition to their number of applications, these metals also have great recycling properties, giving life to new devices at any time.

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However, once the precious elements leave their mineral form, there is no way back to it until two artists had a great idea to create an artificial mineral from old metal parts. As part of the project “Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen” an artificial mineral was created: H / AlCuTaAu. The project was commissioned for Arbeid van de Dag, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam.

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The artwork uses precious metals and stones that previously comprised old computers, electric drills, cellphones, and other machinery components recovered from a bankrupt factory. The reverse-engineering work is a result of extensive research and “speaks of the provenance of technological artifacts and the value of labor”, says Cohen and van Balen, the artists behind the art piece. They have a really poetic way of showing the tension and entanglement between technology and nature to create artificial minerals, unnatural animals and poetic machines.

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Cohen and van Balen are well known artists with art pieces such as 75 Watt acquired as a permanent collection by the Museum of Modern Art, MOMA in New York City.

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Shanghai Metal Corporation offers a wide range of metals such as copper and aluminum, widely used in technological, artistic, auto, electric, machinery artifacts. To find out more, please visit our Website, WordPress, LinkedIn , Twitter , Facebook  and Instagram. Or you could try our new mobile app by scanning our QR code. Moreover, we sell directly from Alibaba , EC21 ,Tradekey or directly at sales@shanghaimetal.com.

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