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Bryan M. Wolfe
| October 22, 2013
AppAdvice's 2013 Apple iPad Event Link Roundup - Find All Of Our Coverage Here
It’s that time of year again! Today is the day that Apple announces new iPads! This post features a rundown of all our event coverage as it happens. Please refresh this page often for the latest news! Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The iPad mini’s Retina Display Apple’s second generation iPad mini is finally here and it’s packed with tons of pixels. The new iPad mini’s design may look very similar to its predecessor, but there’s one big difference. The iPad mini now has a stunning 7.9-inch Retina display. The new display has a resolution of 2048 x 1536 giving it an effective pixel density of 324 pixels-per-inch. Apple's iPad Air Has Got The Power: 64-Bit A7 Features Under The Hood There will be no iPad 5. Instead, the fifth-generation device is called the iPad Air. As per previous reports and analysis, the fifth-generation 9.7-inch iPad is set to match the processing power of Apple’s recent iPhone 5s handset, which features the 64-bit Apple A7 processor that’s responsible for the smartphone’s jaw-dropping graphical ability. The same Apple A7 processor is expected to feature in the iPad mini 2, however we’ll confirm this once we hear more from Apple. Apple Announces Updates To Pages, Numbers And Keynote Apple Announces New Versions Of iLife Apps For iOS And OS X The bottom-line: These apps are now free with new iOS and OS X device purchases. Pricing And Availability For Apple’s New Mac Pro The new Mac Pro’s base model features a 3.7GHz quad-core processor, 12GB of DRAM, dual Fire Pro 300 graphics with 2GB of VRAM each, and a 256GB solid state drive. This new Mac is definitely ready for professionals. It will cost $2,999 for the basic configuration. The New Mac Pro Will Arrive In December [caption id="attachment_477962" align="aligncenter" width="854"] Apple's Phil Schiller[/caption] The Mac Pro will be powered by a next-generation Intel Xeon processor, up to 12GB of memory, and dual workstation GPUs. And it’s 1/8th the size of the previous generation. The PCIe flash memory is 10 times faster than a standard hard drive and can be up to 1TB. It will also feature Thunderbolt 2 technology. Video users can attach up to three 4K displays. Apple’s Phil Schiller also announced that the machine will be assembled in the United States. Let's Talk Mac: Apple Announces Impressive Updates To Its MacBook Pro The new 13" MacBook Pro retails for $1,299, which is $200 off last year's model. The 15" MacBook Pro starts at $1,999. According to Apple’s Phil Schiller, changes set to reach the MacBook Pro include the laptop’s size: now, the 13-inch model weighs in at 3.46 pounds and is thinner, too, at 0.71-inches thin. Both MacBook Pro models also include all day battery (including an impressive nine hours of iTunes movie playback) and faster Wi-Fi. OS X Mavericks Is Available As A Free Update Apple offered an overview of OS X Mavericks, which will launch to the public on Oct. 28. The latest version of OS X was first unveiled in June at the Worldwide Developers Conference. OS X Mavericks (amazingly) will be absolutely free in the Mac App Store, beginning today, Oct. 22. Apple Announces Key Numbers As It Begins Special Media Event Here's some of the numbers that Apple announced today:
iOS 7 200 milion iOS devices running iOS 7 in just five days 64 percent of iOS devices running iOS 7 iTunes Radio 20 million listeners of iTunes Radio 1 billion songs played on iTunes Radio App Store 1 million apps available in the App Store 60 billion cumulative downloads $13 billion paid to developers