Everything Apple Announced At Today’s iPad Mini Event [Mega-Roundup]

Everything Apple Announced At Today’s iPad Mini Event [Mega-Roundup]

Today’s iPad Mini event was incredible. Tim Cook and the gang just unleashed a tsunami of new Apple products on the world for the second straight month. Yes, the iPad Mini made an appearance, but there was so much more sweet stuff that it’s hard to keep up with all the details.

Rather than getting lost in the flood of thousands of different posts that will be written about the Apple event today, we’ve broken down all the necessary info into delicious bite-size information nuggets just for you, so you can know all the essentials.

Here’s everything that Apple announced at today’s keynote: Everything Apple Announced At Today’s iPad Mini Event [Mega-Roundup]

iPad Mini

  • 7.9-inch screen with 1024-by-768 resolution
  • New aluminum glass enclosure
  • 23% thinner than 4th gen iPad at 7.2mm thin
  • 0.68 lbs (half the weight of the 4th gen iPad)
  • Dual-core A5 chip
  • FaceTime HD camera
  • 5MP iSight camera on the back
  • LTE wireless with 802.11a/b/g/n dual-band WiFi
  • Lightning connector
  • 10-hour battery life
  • Comes in black and white models
  • 16GB Wifi starts at $329
  • Pre-orders start October 26th
  • Wifi models available in stores Nov. 2nd. Wifi+4G available mid-November
Everything Apple Announced At Today’s iPad Mini Event [Mega-Roundup]

iPad (fourth generation)

  • A6X processor doubles CPU and graphics performance
  • 10 hours of battery life
  • FaceTime camera is 720p
  • Retina display
  • Lightning connector supported, and 802.11a/b/g/n dual-band WiFi and LTE
  • Black and white models available
  • 16GB Wifi starts at $499
  • Preorders start October 26th

Everything Apple Announced At Today’s iPad Mini Event [Mega-Roundup]

13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display

  • 20% thinner than previous model at 0.75 inches thick
  • 3.5lbs. Lightest MacBook Pro ever
  • No optical drive, 2 Thunderbolt ports, MagSafe 2, SD Card slot, HDMI out and 2 USBs
  • Retina display is 13.3 inch on the diagonal and a 2560 x 1600 resolution
  • Up to 768GB of flash storage, 8GB of RAM, Intel HD 4000 graphics, and Bluetooth 4.0
  • 7 Hour battery life
  • Starting price is $1699
  • Ships today

Everything Apple Announced At Today’s iPad Mini Event [Mega-Roundup]

New iMacs

  • 5mm thin at the edge
  • 45% thinner display is laminated to the glass with 75% less reflection
  • 27-inch and 21.5 inch models available
  • FaceTime HD camera, Dual microphones, and stereo speakers
  • Up to 768GB flash storage, 32GB of RAM, Core i5 or i7 processor and NVIDIA graphics
  • Four USB 3.0, three Thunderbolt ports
  • Fusion Drive combines 128GB Flash storage and either 1 or 3TB HDD
  • 21.5-inch iMac starts at $1299, 27-inch iMac $1799
  • 21.5-inch available in November, 27-inch iMac available in December

Everything Apple Announced At Today’s iPad Mini Event [Mega-Roundup]

Mac mini

  • New base of 2.5 GHz quad-core i7 processor
  • 4GB of RAM
  • Dual 1TB HDDs
  • Starts at $599
  • Available today

Everything Apple Announced At Today’s iPad Mini Event [Mega-Roundup]

iBooks

  • New continuous reading option
  • More iCloud integration saves the spot you were reading
  • Sharing features available for Facebook and Twitter
  • 40 new languages supported
  • Available today

 iBooks Author

  • New templates
  • Embedded fonts for custom look
  • Mathematical expressions can be directly rendered
  • Multi-Touch widgets
  • iBooks updates can grab latest version of textbooks
  • Available today as a free download

Everything Apple Announced At Today’s iPad Mini Event [Mega-Roundup]

Numbers

  • 5 Million iPhone 5 units were sold the first weekend (most ever)
  • 3 Million iPods have been sold so far
  • 200 Million devices have been updated to iOS 6
  • 300 Billion iMessages have been sent in the last year
  • 275,000 iPad Apps in the App Store now
  • 35 Billion Apps have been downloaded
  • $6.5 Billion has been paid to developers for their apps
  • 1.5 Million books available via iBooks
  • 100 Million iPads sold
  • iPad accounts for 90% of tablet web traffic
  • iBooks Textbooks are now available for 80% of high school core curriculum
  • 94% of Fortune 500 businesses are deploying iPad programs
  • George Burroughs

    Great summary. Thanks!

  • NothinbutTru7h

    What is the release date of the 4th gen iPad?

  • imajoebob

    The premium for a 15″ Retina MacBook is $400. the premium for a 13″ Retina MacBook is $500??? I’m no Alfred Einstein, but I know when I’m being snookered.

  • dcdevito

    Nexus 7 > iPad Mini

  • brpepper

    Wow. Good Deal. Glad I’ve been saving up!

  • FriarNurgle

    Refurb iPad 3 is actually cheaper than the iPad 2. WTF is up with that?

  • Jonathan Ober

    Refurb iPad 3 is actually cheaper than the iPad 2. WTF is up with that?

    new vs. used/refurb…what is so hard to understand about that?

  • Boris Terekidi

    Sorry Apple. I love you and all, but iPad mini seems like an overpriced garbage. It looks akward, has outdated specs and costs over $300.

  • darkhuntress

    I dont see anything to get all excited about. Apple just burned those with iPad3 by announcing another iPad3 or it the iPAD 3B or is it the iPad4?

    They didnt even change the name of the iPad mini..just kept the one that the rumour mills floated. There nothing new here, jut a repackaging of old products. The ipad mini will steal sales from the iPad. The iMac is thinner but other than that its just a repackaged iMac, just faster…as if we can tell the difference.

    But being a fan girl ( I have ever product Apple makes and all under 2 years old) I guess I will still pretend that the ghost of Steve Jobs hasn’t left the building yet.

  • JoshObra

    To be honest, I’m not so happy about the iPad 4 coming out really soon even though it’s just a spec bump. I’ll just pretend they never even mentioned it since I bought the iPad 3 on launch day.

    However, I am really interested in the new iMac. It looks stunningly more beautiful than ever. My current screen size though is 24 inches and going for the base iMac at 21 inches is kind of like a downgrade for me, so I guess I’ll go with the 27 inches but I guess I’ll have to win the freaking lottery first. But I’m pretty sure Apple will come out lets say within six months with a “Retina Display iMac”, I have that feeling.

    As for the iPad Mini, I felt that I don’t need it at the moment since I both have the iPhone 5 and the iPad 3. Plus, in my opinion the specs for the iPad Mini is head scratchingly old. Why wouldn’t they just slap the iPhone 5 parts into it (I’m guessing they’ll have lower sales one way or another so they played it safe and pricing I assume would be higher). Anyone noticed that they didn’t have any “performance specs” on the iPad Mini?

    My love for Apple is slowly dying in a fiery blaze…

  • BenjyWeeks

    Love for Apple is very quickly dying. Somehow I don’t think us ‘new iPad’ users will be getting any upgrade.

  • Cortney Sauk

    I’m crying inside right now… I just bought an iPad 3 in June (and also just cracked the screen a little on the edge when a belt buckle fell on it). Stupid me, I didn’t know about the Apple Care+ ($99 + $50 and they replace it… Twice) So now I’m stuck with a slightly cracked iPad 3 (OLD Version) and if I want to fix it it will cost me $299… Hmmm, would I get the iPad 3 (NEW Version)?

  • darkhuntress
    To be honest, I’m not so happy about the iPad 4 coming out really soon even though it’s just a spec bump. I’ll just pretend they never even mentioned it since I bought the iPad 3 on launch day.

    However, I am really interested in the new iMac. It looks stunningly more beautiful than ever. My current screen size though is 24 inches and going for the base iMac at 21 inches is kind of like a downgrade for me, so I guess I’ll go with the 27 inches but I guess I’ll have to win the freaking lottery first. But I’m pretty sure Apple will come out lets say within six months with a “Retina Display iMac”, I have that feeling.

    As for the iPad Mini, I felt that I don’t need it at the moment since I both have the iPhone 5 and the iPad 3. Plus, in my opinion the specs for the iPad Mini is head scratchingly old. Why wouldn’t they just slap the iPhone 5 parts into it (I’m guessing they’ll have lower sales one way or another so they played it safe and pricing I assume would be higher). Anyone noticed that they didn’t have any “performance specs” on the iPad Mini?

    My love for Apple is slowly dying in a fiery blaze…

    So is mine. I have the 27″ iMac and since its only 4 months old I feel the pain. I also have all the iPads and since my ipad 3 is still relatively new, I feel the pain.

    And would I have bought the ipad 3 at it expensive price vs the ipad mini…well lets just say I feel the pain..

    I never thought the day would come that my love for Apple would wan but once again I feel the pain.

  • bm

    Although my iPad 3 is only seven months old now, it is still logical to update the connector to the new standard. The spec bump does not make much of a difference as the iPad 3 is plenty fast. The whining about the fast update is much overdone.

    The next one will probably have a more efficient screen, that will make more of a difference (smaller battery).

    For the rest, it seems a beautiful line-up, I like the new iMacs and the retina 13 inch Macbook Pro. It’s just what Apple does so well, make their best products better. And if you put the 16GB Nexus 7 and the 16GB iPad mini next to each other, would you skimp on the extra $80 ? Really?

  • bm
    So is mine. I have the 27″ iMac and since its only 4 months old I feel the pain. I also have all the iPads and since my ipad 3 is still relatively new, I feel the pain.

    And would I have bought the ipad 3 at it expensive price vs the ipad mini…well lets just say I feel the pain..

    I never thought the day would come that my love for Apple would wan but once again I feel the pain.

    If you buy an iMac or an iPad or whatever from Apple, you know in advance there will be a new version. Be happy with a nice product in its own right and its years of useful life. If you want to minimize the ‘upgrade pain’, consult the mac Buyer’s Guide (Google it) before your purchase. The iMac was overdue for an update for several months already.

    Don’t make yourself unhappy by acting spoiled.

  • Haymoose

    iTunes 10.8?

  • FlameLegend

    What happened to iTunes 11?

  • lambaline

    no iTunes 11?

  • hanhothi

    Apple has screwed you. Again! Never mind, your iPad3 is just as good, and runs just as fast as it did yesterday.

  • Srose428

    Unless I have missed it somewhere or its not written, the new iMac only has two thunderbolt ports and not three. Cant wait to see one of these beauties in store as soon as they release.

  • flitzy

    Nexus 7 > iPad Mini

    The only thing the Nexus 7 is better at is being terrible.

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