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AppAdvice's Apple event October 2014 link roundup - find all of our coverage here

AppAdvice's Apple event October 2014 link roundup - find all of our coverage here

October 16, 2014

This post will be updated throughout today’s event. The newest information is at the top.

Say hello to the iMac with Retina 5K display, new Mac mini


The brand new 27-inch iMac with Retina display will go on sale today for $2,499.

Apple announces a 27-inch iMac with a Retina 5K display

Let’s take a look inside Apple’s brand new iMac with Retina display

Today’s Mac mini update includes faster Wi-Fi, better processors, new I/O

Apple officially announces the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3


The iPad Air 2 is 18 percent thinner than its predecessor, making it the world’s thinnest tablet. It includes the new A8X chip with 64-bit architecture, 3 billion transistors, 40 percent faster CPU, and 2.5x faster CPU. It is 12 times faster than the first iPad, with graphics performance 180x better.

The new tablet comes in 16GB ($499), 64GB ($599), and 128GB ($699) models. It is available in silver, space gray, and for the first time, gold. Wi-Fi + Cellular models are available for $130 more.

Preorders start tomorrow, Oct. 17. Shipments begin next week.

Apple has announced the new iPad Air 2

Apple officially unveils the iPad mini 3

The iPad Air 2 offers a Touch ID sensor and will support Apple Pay for online purchases

The iPad Air 2 features a brand new camera with timelapse, burst mode, slo-mo

Apple confirms that 225 million iPads have been sold to date

The iPad Air 2 starts at $499 and will be available next week, pre-orders tomorrow

Impressive Replay video editor for iPad launches later today

The popular image-editing application Pixelmator is coming to iPad

OS X Yosemite is released

Everyone can get their hands on OS X Yosemite on the Mac App Store beginning today, Oct. 16. It’s free.

Apple’s OS X Yosemite is available to download today for free 

Introducing iOS 8.1

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As expected, Apple unveiled iOS 8.1, which features Apple Pay, a public beta of iCloud Photo Library, and the return of the Photo app’s Camera Roll.

The iOS 8.1 will be available on Monday, Oct. 20.


This year’s iPad-centric event kicked off with news about the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Pay, and the Apple Watch. It continued with a discussion on iOS 8.


Tim Cook: iPhone 6 launch was “biggest ever”

Apple announces that Apple Pay will launch on Monday

Apple says iOS 8 has been installed on 48 percent of devices

Apple confirms its WatchKit SDK is set to reach developers in November

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