The Apple keynote presentation was early this morning and the results are very exciting. Apple discussed the new iPad Mini, the new iMac, a new full size iPad and a lot more updates. I have been typing as fast as I can to get you the details.
Read on for all the details and pictures of the products.
The iPad Mini is now confirmed as the name for the small iPad, it has a 7.9 inch screen with the same resolution as the iPad 2, this means that all of your apps will still look the same.
The Mini is 7.2mm thin and will come in black and white. From the videos and pictures the design looks very attractive, the edges have the same diamond cut edge that the iPhone5 has and the lightning connector is also there.
Apple has also made a new smart cover for the Mini, just like the iPad version, it clips onto the side of the Mini and comes in an array of colours.
The Mini has a dual-core A5 chip, a 5 megapixel camera and a 10 hour battery life.
The iPad Mini will be available from NZ$ 479.
The Mini is basically exactly what the rumours told us it would be, but seeing the official product is great. The battle in the small tablet market just got interesting.
Apple also announced a new Fourth-Generation iPad, this was unexpected but it does make sense. The iPad 4 will house a much faster A6x chip, includes the lightning connector and a retina display.
The design of the iPad 4 is exactly the same and you can pre-order one of these in New Zealand from October 26th, starting at NZ$ 729.
The iPad 3 has not been on the market for very long at all, I can see a lot of people being very disappointed that their product is no longer the best iPad.
The announcement that I was most looking forward to was the new iMac, and the design certainly didn’t fall short of my expectations. As you can see in the picture above from engadget, the screen is very thin. The edges are only 5mm thick! This means 40% less volume compared to the last model, according to Apple.
The screen sizes are still the same as the last models (21.5 and 27-inch) and they do not have a retina display, maybe next time.
The iMac comes with a quad-core Intel Core i5 processor which can be upgraded to i7 and 8GB of memory with a 1TB hard drive. Purchasers can also upgrade up to 32GB of memory and a new 3TB hard drive.
The 21.5 inch will be available in New Zealand in November from NZ$$1,999 and the 27-inch will be here in Decemeber from NZ$ 2,799.
The 13-inch Macbook Pro with retina display was also announced at the keynote this morning. The 13-inch is the same design as the 15-inch with retina display, which was released earlier this year. The 13-inch is thinner and lighter than the previous version. According to Macrumurs, the 13-inch is 20% lighter than the 15-inch.
The 13-inch with retina display starts at NZ$ 2,699.
The full size Macbooks without retina display will still be available to buy.
The Mac mini also received a welcomed update. The design remains the same, which is slightly disappointing but it can now be purchased with a Core i5 or i7 Ivy Bridge processor, up to 16 GB RAM and up to 1 TB hard drive.
The latest mini features; Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI out, FireWire 800, Thunderbolt port, four USB 3.0 ports and an SD card slot. The new mini has been significantly updated and should be nearly twice as fast as the old version.
There goes another exciting Apple keynote presentation, all of the latest gadgets and updates are very exciting. Which one is your favorite?
All of the pictures and videos of the products can now be viewed at Apple.com