Apple announces iPad Mini, thinner iMac and 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display
Apple has announced the much expected iPad Mini along with a thinner iMac and a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display at the just concluded event. Apple also announced their 4th generation iPad which features latest hardware, we will cover that in another post.
The things which was least expected at the event was a thinner iMac, it makes an entry to Intel Ivy Bridge processors and is just 5mm thick at the edges. Though no retina displays this time, it will have both screen sizes (21.5 inch and 27 inch). It will start shipping in November and will dig a $1,299 hole in your pocket for 2.7 GHz processor, 8GB of RAM and 1TB Hard drive.
The next device to be announced at the event is a new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display and a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. The basic model will cost you $1,699 for 2.5GHz i5 processor, 8GB RAM and 128MB of flash memory. The new MacBook Pro is 20% thinner and starts shipping from today.
Now the focus comes to the iPad Mini which will be competing with Google's Nexus 7 in the market. The newest device from Apple, iPad Mini features a 7.9 inch display and has the same resolution of 1024x768 pixels as found in the second generation iPad. The mini tablet from Apple is 7.2 mm thick and weighs a mere .68 pounds. iPad Mini features a 5 megapixel iSight camera and is powered by Apple's own A5 chip.The battery backup has been claimed to be off about 10 hours in use.
In comparison to Nexus 7, iPad Mini has got a bit bigger screen but we will have to see how it performs when put to test against the former. Apple's newest entry in their iPad lineup will be available for pre-order from this Friday. Lets see the pricing of various iPad Mini variants below:
- 16GB Wi-Fi Only - $329
- 32GB Wi-Fi Only- $429
- 64GB Wi-Fi Only- $529
- 16GB LTE Cellular +Wi-Fi - $459
- 32GB LTE Cellular +Wi-Fi - $559
- 64GB LTE Cellular +Wi-Fi - $659
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