Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has announced the all new iPad Mini and refreshed its many other products at a special event at San Jose. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has made some interesting new announcements during this hour long event. If you happened to miss the important bits of this event, then here is everything that you need to know. More details after the jump.
As expected, iPad Mini is the star of the event. This is a new, smaller, and more affordable iPad that comes with 7.9-inch screen, and it will be available for pre-order from October 26 with WiFi models shipping November 2. The WiFi models of iPad Mini cost: $329 (16GB), $429 (32GB) and $529 (64GB), and the cellular (LTE) models cost: $459 (16GB), $559 (32GB), $659 (64GB).
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The iPad Mini comes with an A5 processor, 1024×768 resolution, iOS 6, 5-megapixel rear camera, Lightning connector, and 10 hour battery. This smaller iPad will compete with Google’s Nexus 7 and Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD.
For those who were eagerly waiting for the 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina, it’s finally here.
This new laptop is 20% thinner than the previous 13-inch MacBook Pro models, it weighs 3.5lbs, it is 0.75 inches thick, and features a 7-hour battery. The screen packs 4,096,000 pixels, which is 4 times the number of pixels than you would find in the previous generation’s screen. It also packs a 720p FaceTime HD camera, dual microphones, and stereo speakers that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) claims “sound better than the previous generation.”
You can choose from either a dual core i5 or i7 processor, with 8GB of RAM and 768GB flash memory. This new 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro is available beginning today for $1,699.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has announced the 8th generation iMac with 80% thinner profile than the previous generation. The iMac is available in two sizes: 27-inch and 21.5-inch.
To buy this new iMac, you will need to shell out $1299 and the shipping will begin in November. The larger 27-inch model’s shipping will start in December. Now let’s take a look at technical specs.
The 21.5 inch iMac is a 2.7GHz Quad-core i5, with 8GB Ram, a GeForce GT 640M, and 1 TB HDD. The larger 27-inch model comes with 2.9GHz Quad-core i5, with 8GB RAM, a GeForce GTX 660M, and 1 TB HDD. Users will have a choice to choose up to 3TB of storage and Core i5 or Core i7 Bridge Processors. The new iMac also has the option to include a Fusion Drive, which is a hybrid of SSD and traditional hard drive.
The 4th generation iPad comes sooner than expected. It features an A6X processor, longer battery life, Lightning connector, and an HD version of its front facing camera. The new iPad also comes with LTE models and an improved WiFi performance (up to twice as fast). The pricing of this new iPad remains same as of the current generation, with $499 in its 16GB WiFi only model. The base model with cellular capabilities will start at $629.
The new Mac Mini is now more capable and has received a specs bump. The Mac Mini will come with dual or quad-intel Core i5 or i7 Ivy Bridge, with Intel HD Graphics 4000, up to 16GB of RAM and three USB 3.0 ports. It starts at $599 for a 2.5GHz computer with 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive. Those who want a more powerful computer can opt for a server edition for $999 that has a pair of 1TB hard drives.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) last updated the Mac Mini in July 2011, but finally those who were waiting for a powerful Mac Mini, their dreams have come true. The shipping of Mac Mini starts today.
That’s all Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has announced at its media event. So which product are you most excited about?