Apple releases iPad mini and updates Mac line up in its special event

Just like the rumors have suggested, Apple has released a lot of shiny new stuff in its special event. They have introduced iPad mini, a smaller version of the original iPad. The Mac line-up is bigger than ever, with new iMacs, Mac minis, and a new retina 13″ MacBook Pro.


iPad Mini and fourth-generation iPad

The iPad Mini as you’d expect, is a thinner, lighter and a smaller tablet. With the screen resolution same as that of the original iPad (which means no fragmentation). It’s got a 7.9″ display, which will hopefully fit in your hands. It’s got a dual-core A5 chip, and supports the lightning connector instead of a Micro-USB. Available in both 3G as well as Wi-Fi only models.

The base 16GB Wi-Fi only model costs 329$, and the price increments by 100$ for extra storage.

Along with iPad mini, they’ve also updated the full-sized iPad with a new A6X chip. This is quite a surprise, as it wasn’t mentioned in any of the rumors.

Link: iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad

13″ Retina MacBook Pro

The retina display finally comes to the 13″ MacBook Pro with 227 PPI, along with incredibly fast flash storage, support for PowerNap feature, and of course, very thin and light in design.

It costs 1699$ for the base model, which comes with 2.5Ghz Intel core i5, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of flash storage. That’s like 500$ more than the non-retina base 13″ MacBook Pro.

Though the flash storage and retina are tempting, I don’t really think it’s worth it. Also, many of the Mac apps are yet to be optimized for retina. Another not-so-impressive factor is that, it’s got Intel HD Graphic 4000 as GPU, Apple should have considered Nvidia instead.

Link: 13″ MacBook Pro with retina

Mac Mini and iMacs

Mac desktop enthusiasts finally got what they wanted – an update to iMacs and Mac minis. Though MacBooks got updated in this year’s WWDC, Apple didn’t talk anything about iMacs and Mac minis.

Both of these got the 3rd generation ivy bridge Intel processors, USB 3.0 ports and new Nvidia GeForce chips. iMacs have got a new display which has got anti-reflective coating, and is very thin.

The base models of iMac and Mac Mini costs $1299 and $799 respectively.

Link: iMacs and Mac Minis

That’s a lot of Apple products in one single event. Are you looking forward to getting any of these? Do comment.


Ankit October 24, 2012

iMacs are seriously crazy thin, the best AOI desktop line I would have ever seen is the new iMac line, I would personally recommend it to anyone. *By anyone, I mean, one who could really afford it :P*

iPad Mini doesn’t interest me’s pretty much the same as Galaxy Note 2, just 2 inch-more

and Mac Mini, I liked it. May buy it someday if, I’ll have spare 600$ to spend :P.

Vibin October 24, 2012

Agreed on the iMacs point – the display looks really gorgeous, it’s one really awesome desktop. Taking about pricing, 1300$ for the perfect desktop doesn’t seem bad to me.