Apple held a conference in San Jose, California today because it had some BIG news to announce.
Many were expecting the iPad Mini, but the tech company had much more cool stuff in store!
Marketing chief Phil Schiller did, indeed, unveil the brand new iPad Mini and later revealed yet another full-size iPad, plus an ultra-thin iMac for desktops!
First things first. The 7.9-inch iPad Mini – starting at $329 — will be "as light as a pad of paper" at .68 pounds and thin as a pencil. Even cooler is that the company is releasing a cellular version for $459! Both go on sale November 2, but can be pre-ordered this Friday.
The fourth-generation 9.7-inch iPad comes jam packed like some nifty technological upgrades. The A6X processing chip is TWICE as fast as the previous model, while delivering better graphics performance.
If you want to take a page from Natalie Nunn's playbook and start making some, umm, home movies with it, then you'll be happy to hear the front-facing camera captures video in 720p HD.
Much like the miniature version, a Wi-Fi 16 GB model starts at $499 while the cellular-connected version starts at $629.
That's all pretty cool, but we're especially LOVING the new iMac.
The 80% thinner model is just 5 millimeters in depth and uses fusion drives to combine flash drives and hard disc drives. Four USB 3.0 slots, two Thunderbolt ports and an SD cart slot come standard on the 27-inch and 21.5-inch models starting at $1,799 and $1,299, respectively.
So, let us know what new Apple device U are going to
ask beg Santa for this Christmas. Ha!
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