First up, we’ll talk about the most anticipated device of this announcement, the iPad Mini, which comes with a 7.9″ display, is “as thin as a pencil” and weighs 0.68 pounds. During the press conference, they made it obvious that they were targeting the Google Nexus 7, with side-by-side comparisons. It has a dual-core A5 chip, an LTE version (if bought through your carrier), Facetime HD camera, 5MP rear camera, and uses the new Lightning Connector. 16GB WiFi-only version will be $329 and available for pre-order Friday, October 26th and in stores November 2nd.
Next up is the new 13″ MacBook Pro for $1699. It will have Retina display, no CD drive, 0.75″ thick, and 3.57 pounds. It will have Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel Dual-Core i5 or i7, 801.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, up to 768GB flash drive, 8GB RAM.
The new iMac is the first update to it’s all-in-one desktops since they were released in 2011. There’s a 21″ and a 27″ model with the same resolutions as previous models. It’s only 5mm thick, making it the thinnest all-in-one desktop on the market. You have the options of Intel’s i5 or i7 processors and Nvidia’s latest graphics chips, as well as up to 32GB of RAM. It also introduces Apple’s new Fusion Drive, which is a combination solid-state and mechanical hard drive.
The 21.5″ model starts at $1299 and will ship in November while the 27″ model starts at $1799 and won’t ship until December.
A device that wasn’t expected at all was the new 4th generation iPad, starting at $499 for the WiFi-only version. It features an A6X processor, which more than doubles the processing and graphics power over the old “new iPad”. It also has the upgraded Facetime HD camera and will use the new Lightning Connector.
And finally, we have the Mac Mini which will have three USB 3 ports, dual or quad-intel Core i5 or i7 Ivy Bridge, with Intel HD Graphics 4000, and up to 16GB of RAM. It starts at $599 for a 2.5GHz computer with 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive and is available today.