Roundup: Apple’s October 2013 Event

Apple today announced a slew of new products including OS X Mavericks (available for free today from the Mac App Store), the new Mac Pro, updated MacBook Pros with Retina Displays the iPad Air, and the iPad Mini with Retina Display.

Apple Executive Craig Fedaragi took the stage today to announce the release of OS X Mavericks, the next iteration of the “world’s most advanced desktop operating system.” Fedaragi pleasantly surprised us explaining that Mavericks will be available for free via the mac App Store.
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Additionally, the redesigned Mac Pro and new MacBook Pro with Retina display were announced by Phil Schiller, touting new and improved processors, graphics, and more. The new MacBook Pros will be available for purchase today in any Apple retail store. Apple’s latest pro beast, the Mac Pro is substantially smaller and more powerful than it’s predecessor, the 2010 tower. It will be available for sale in December.

While these updates were warmly welcomed, the real star of the show was the iPad. Apple released the iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina Display to succeed the Fourth Generation iPad and iPad Mini (first gen).

Apple touts the iPad Air as weighing only 1 pound, featuring an all new design, faster A7 Chip, M7 coprocessor, new smart covers, and more. Apple’s design is in line with the first gen and second gen iPad Mini.
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The new iPad Mini with Retina Display sports an incredible Retina Display with over 3.1 million pixels. Better contrast and saturation make this a truly incredibly display.

Eddy Cue, SVP of iCloud and internet services demoes the latest update to iLife and iWork claiming it is the most substantial update ever. Both suites are available for either update or purchase on the Mac App Store.
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We’ll gave more information and reviews of the new iPads, Macs, and Mavericks coming soon – so stay tuned.

What do you think of the announcement?

Update October 22 at 4:35 PST: Addition of iWork and iLife info.

Beaking: Apple Releases new iPad – iPad ‘Air’

Apple today announced an all new designed ipad, the iPad Air. Apple’ iPad Air is a mere one pound in weight, features an A7 chip, M7 coprocessor, and more. The incredibly tablet succeds the “iPad 4.” We’ll have more information as the story develops.

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Updated iLife Suite Appears

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Image Credit: C|Net

As showed off in Fedaragi’s Mavericks Demo, new iLife and iWork suite updates seem imminent. We’ll keep you updated…

Update at 4:35 PST: Apple showed off a new and improved iLife and iWork suite. Apple’s SVP, Eddy Cue claims that the new update is the biggest update ever toniLife and iWork. In a similar fashion to iOS purchases, Apple will be giving away the iWork suite for free with the purchase if a new Mac. This is a $60 value.

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Apple to Stream October 22 Event

 

20131022-104129.jpgDisplaying a large image of the San Francisco Yerba Buena Center, Apple today announced that it will be streaming the event live to those running Safari on an iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, or Mac. Users of other browsers will not be able to view the keynote. Apple will also be live streaming the keynote to Apple TV’s.

Apple is expected to release new iPads, MacBook Pros, the Mac Pro, OS X Mavericks, and more. AppleRumors.NET will have full coverage of the event as well as reviews and more.

Stay tuned.