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Apple Releases iPad Mini, New iMac And Upgrades Macs

Posted on the 23 October 2012 by Tftb @TFTB

The Apple Event was small and had a lot more to announce and brag about. The numbers, releases and announcements are always very excellent and impressive.

October 23rd 2012 Apple Event Invite

Here is a quick look at the announcements and releases for tonight’s Apple event.

Numbers : 

  • 35 billion App Store downloads
  • 750,000 apps available to download
  • $6.5 billion paid to developers
  • 3 million new iPods sold ( iPod Touch + iPod Nano )
  • 400 million iBooks downloaded
  • 200 million devices running iOS 6
  • 3 million iMessages sent
  • 100 million iPads sold till date

Announcements & New Releases :

MacBook Pro

New 13-inch Retina Display MacBook Pro

  • 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro. ( Core i5 or Core i7 )
  • 20% thinner, 0.75 inches thick and weighs 3.5lbs
  • 7 hours battery life
  • 2560×1600 pixels display
  • FaceTime HD camera with dual microphones and stereo speakers
  • 8GB RAM and 768MB flash storage

Prices :
11-inch MacBook Air $999 and $1099
13-inch MacBook Air $1199 and $1499

13-inch MacBook Pro $1199 and $1499
15-inch MacBook Pro $1799 and $2199

13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display $1699 and $2199
15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display $1999 and $2799


8th-generation iMac

  • New iMac is 80% thinner than the old one
  • The new display is 45% thinner than the old generations
  • Optical drive completely removed
21.5-inch iMac – $1299
  • 1920×1080
  • 2.7Ghz quad-core Core i5 processor
  • 8GB RAM with 1TB HDD
  • Nvidia GeForce GT 640M
27-inch iMac – $1799
  • 2560×1440
  • 2.9Ghz quad-core Core i5 processor
  • 8GB RAM with 1TB HDD
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 660M

The new iMac has the option to upgrade to a Fusion Drive which is a balanced combination of flash drive ( SSD ) and a standard HDD. The two options avaialbe for the new Fusion Drive are 1TB and 2TB, the both has a 128GB SSD in combination with the standard 1TB or 2TB HDD.

Introducing Fusion Drive.

The new iMac introduces a breakthrough storage option called Fusion Drive, which combines a high-capacity hard drive with high-performance flash storage. Fusion Drive automatically and intelligently manages your data so that frequently used apps, documents, photos, and other files stay on the faster flash storage, while infrequently used items move to the hard drive. You’ll enjoy shorter boot times, and as the system learns how you work, you’ll experience faster application launches and quicker file access

Mac Mini

Mac mini

  • 2.5Ghz dual-core Intel Core i5 or 2.3Ghz quad-core Intel Core i7
  • 4-16GB RAM
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • 500GB or 1TB HDD
  • Upto 256GB SSD
  • Optional Fusion Drive upgrade
  • $599 and $999

iPad 4th-generation

4th-generation iPad

  • A6X processor
  • LTE Connectivity
  • FaceTime in HD
  • Improved WiFi ( dual band support )
  • 16GB WiFi version is $499 and with LTE it will start at $629
  • 10hrs battery life
  • Lighting connector

iPad Mini

iPad Mini

  • 7.9-inch screen with a 1024×768 resolution
  • A5 Chip
  • 5MP back camera
  • FaceTime HD
  • Better WiFI ( dual band support )
  • LTE Connectiivity
  • Surface of 29.6 square inches hence it has  49% larger for surfing the web, with 35% more surface area than 7″ tablets.
  • Lighting connector
  • iPad mini 16GB $329
  • iPad mini 32GB $429
  • iPad mini 64GB $529

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