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.
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.
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.
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.


Updated iLife Suite Appears

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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.


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.

Apple updates its website with iOS 7 iLife icons


Confirming our report last week, Apple today updated its iPhone 5c and 5s website to show off new icons depicting the free iWork suite and new iLife suite with iOS 7 updated icons. This comes a fews days after 9to5Mac correctly predicted this. The new iWork suite will be available for free with all new iOS devices.

We anticipate Apple to not only show off the new iWork and iLife suites for iOS, but also the new iBooks app.

AppleRumors.NET will have coverage this Tuesday.

New iPhoto and Garageband Icons Appear


Image Credit: 9to5Mac

As spotted by AppleInsider and 9to5Mac, new icons for the iOS versions of iPhoto and Garageband have appeared in the iCloud settings window.

The new icons sport a “flat” new look in line with iOS 7. However, Apple’s other apps have yet to be updated and we have not solid evidence of a redesign for iWork and the rest of the iLife Suite.

Apple will likely announce this update at its October 22 event.

Breaking: Apple Announces October 22 Event

20131015-124250.jpgApple today sent our invitations for the press to attend a October 22 event in San Francisco.

The rumor mill correctly predicted this event and the exact sate about a week ago. Expected to debut on October 22 is a new MacBook Pro lineup, the new Mac Pro, two new iPads (a refresh to the iPad 4 and iPad Mini), as well as a new Apple TV, OS X Mavericks, and an updated iWork Suite.

Apple’s invitation is colorful (as with the last) and shows many small “stems” throughout the picture.

AppleRumors.NET will have coverage on October 22.

Breaking: Apple Hires Burrberry CEO for Retail

Apple has hired Burberry CEO, Angela Ahrends to take the position of SVP of Retail at Apple. This news comes approximately one year after the executive change last October which resulted with the firing of SVP of iOS Scott Forstall and SVP of Retail John Browett.

Apple’s SVP of Retail position has been vacant for a year now, being filled by several VP’s who share the responsibility.

We’ll have more news when we hear more.