Apple devotees are rejoicing today, and will have slimmer wallets shortly. Today the house that Steve Jobs built introduced an iPad Mini, a 13" MacBook with a Retina Display and a slimmer, more powerful iMac desktop computer. Got that?
The iPad mini is 23% thinner and 53% lighter than the third generation iPad and comes equipped with 7.9" Multi-Touch display and all the usual bells and whistles (FaceTime, iSight cameras, 10 hours of battery life, etc.). Also, the iPad proper got a new A6X chip that doubles the speed and performance of the previous A5X chip. The new mini iPad starts at $329, which is higher than was expected.
The 13" Mac BookPro features the ballyhooed Retina Display that boasts 227 pixels per inch (that's a bid deal) and features all flash memory storage that's supposed to 4X faster than traditional hard drives (also a big deal). The starting price of the MacBook Pro is $1700.
The new iMacs are ridiculously thin (40% less volume than the previous version and 5mm thin edge) and sport storage from an all-new Fusion Drive that combines flash and hard drive storage. The new iMacs start at $1300 for the base 21.5" model and $1800 for the 27" version. A new Mac mini was also introduced with a starting price of $600.
Get your money in order. Check out photos of all these new toys...ahem, business machines from Apple in the gallery.
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