With Apple’s October 23rd media event having just concluded, the excitement amongst the numerous Apple communities couldn’t be higher.
The event was held in San Jose, California at the California Theatre and commenced promptly at 10:00 am Pacific time (1:00 PM Eastern).
While a countless number of rumors have shrouded this event, the general consensus among various news outlets is that Apple will not only unveil the highly-anticipated iPad Mini, but will also reveal a new 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro and announce upgrades to both their iMac and Mac mini lineups – all of which were covered.
And that concludes today’s event!
Tim Cook is thanking Apple designers and engineers.
Recapping 2012’s products.
Tim Cook returns.
Showing TV ad for iPads.
New iPads start shipping November 2nd. Cellular-capable iPads will ship two weeks later!
Pre-orders start this Friday, October 26th.
Starts with 16GB of memory. Wi-Fi begins at 9!
Showing covers in various colors.
iPad Mini video has just wrapped up.
iPad Mini video playing.
Same 10-hour battery life as the full-sized iPad!
Same LTE capabilities as the 4th-generation iPad an 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi.
FaceTime HD camera with a 5MP iSight camera!
Amazing set of technology. Powered by A5 chip.
Talking about scaled phone apps on Android and tablet-specific apps for the iPad!
Discussing screen features.
Nexus 7: 7 inches diagonally
iPad Mini: 7.9 inches diagonally
But… That’s a HUGE difference!
35% larger screen area than the Nexus 7!
Comparing the iPad Mini against Google’s Nexus 7!
Apps work AMAZING on the iPad Mini!
Discussing uses for the Mini.
1024-by-768 (same as the iPad 2’s display).
Screen size? 7.9″ on the diagonal.
No Retina display!
Comes in both black and white.
7.2 mm thin, as thin as a pencil, weighs .68 lbs, light as a pad as paper!
Phil is holding one in his hand as the audience applauds!
New features, twice the performance, same price!
Black and white, starting at 9.00.
Wi-Fi performance is 2x faster!
10 hours battery life!
A6X chip for faster performance!
4th generation iPAD NOW!
Phil returns to the stage to announce something NEW!
Here it comes…….
The third-generation iPad with a Retina display was the fastest selling iPad of all time!
94% of Fortune 500 companies are using the iPad!
Discussing the iPad in the business sector.
Publishers can update their textbooks.
Announcing the latest version of iBooks Author with new templates for more flexibility for publishers.
2,500 US schools use iBooks textbooks.
iBooks are available for 80% of the standard US curriculum.
Tim Cooks discussing iBooks for iPad.
Discussing features of the current iPad, I sense the iPad Mini is next!
iPad accounts for over 90% of web traffic for tablets.
Discussing iPad sales.
2 weeks ago 100,000,000th iPad was sold!
We’re done with Macs.
Tim Cook is back!
Uses up to 50% less power when sitting idle.
21.5″ starting at 99.00, ships in November.
iMac comes with wireless mouse and keyboard!
Apple introduces a NEW type of drive!
Up to 32GB of RAM!
Up to 768GB of flash memory or a 3TB hard drive!
Plasma deposition allows a anti-glare layer to be added – 75% less reflection!
21.5 inch and 27 inch display.
NO optical drive!
They’ve eliminated the previous 2mm air-gap between the glass and display.
Explaining how it’s so thin.
5mm thin, 80% thinner than previous models.
There have been seven generations of the iMac.
Discussing the iMac design.
1 more Mac!
Starts shipping today and also environmentally-friendly!
Starting at 9.00.
4 new USB 3.0 slots!
Mac mini is the smallest and most affordable Mac.
Next, Mac mini!
The quick ad has concluded.
An ad is playing for the new 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro.
Starts shopping today!
Starting at 99.00.
Reviewing OS X Mountain Lion.
Standard 8 GB RAM, 7 hour battery life.
Everything about the new MacBook Pro has been redesigned.
Talking about Retina Mac apps.
The new 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro offers a 75% reduction in glare.
Displays almost 2 million more pixels than an HD TV.
2560-by-1600 resolution with over 4 million pixels in total.
Retina display, 13.3″ on the diagonal.
Describes input layout.
0.75″ thick, 20% thinner, weighs over 3.5 lbs, a full lb lighter!
New 13″ MacBook Pro!
Here it comes!
#1 selling notebook is the 13″ MacBook Pro.
Discussing the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro.
Talking about MacBook.
Phil Schiller takes the stage to announce newest innovations.
Mac is #1 desk top and Notebook in the US.
Talking about how Mac is outgrowing the PC.
Sharing via Twitter and Facebook.
Book reading history stored in iCloud.
New version of iBooks announced.
400 million total books downloaded via iBooks.
More than 1.5 million books on the iBook Store.
Tim Cook is now talking about iBooks.
.5 billion paid out to developers.
Customers have now downloaded 35 BILLION Apps!
Last month 700,00 Apps in Apple’s App Store with 275,000 being iPad-specific.
300 billion messages sent through Apple service last year, 28,000 per second.
125 million documents stored in iCloud.
Describing new features of Mountain lion and iOS-6.
All iOS devices are powered by iOS-6. Over 200 million running the latest version.
Over 3 million iPods sold.
Tim Cook is summarizing last months media event.
Playing iPhone 5 video
“iPhone 5 Is ff to a great start, we sold out the first weekend, sold over 5 million phones”
Tim Cook takes the stage