On October 23rd, at the company’s Fall Event, Apple unveiled a slew of products aimed at the holiday shoppers. On that day they finally revealed that they had been indeed in the process of making an iPad mini, and that the 13 inch MacBook Pro was indeed being outfitted with the Retina display. So let’s take a quick look at Apple’s basket of goodies for this festive season.
Apple Goodies for this Festive Season
Let’s start with the one device that was being awaited with breathless anticipation, the iPad mini. Measuring almost 8 inches across, it has an aluminum body and is lightweight and slim in comparison with the regular iPad. The battery is expected to last for ten hours. Screen Resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels and it has a 5 MP camera that can record HD video and a camera in the front so you can catch up with friends on FaceTime. It does not feature the Retina display but the company promises a very similar viewing experience. The device will be powered by an A5 dual core processor.
13 inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display: It’s lighter, thinner and way more portable than its earlier version. The display is a whopping 227 pixels per inch (2560 x 1600). The reflection which had put off users in the earlier MacBook pro has been reduced by 75%, and the contrast ration is increased. There is greater responsiveness too, with the Flash storage four times faster than the speed of usual notebook hard drives. The design is elegant and the finish smooth. Battery life is expected to be 7 hours. It is powered by i5 dual core (2.5 GHz) processor and will be shipped with Mac OS X Mountain Lion already loaded. You can also find 2 ports each for USB 3, thunderbolt, and 2 mikes. It supports HDMI and SD card reading.
The new iPad (Generation 4): this has come surprisingly just 6 months after the launch of the iPad 3. It has an A6x chip that has made the performance of the CPU and the graphics that much better. The Wi-Fi is doubly fast and the front camera is also improved over the earlier iteration. The lightning connector has been retained in this tablet.
Apple Mac mini: Keeping in tune with size reduction of the iPad and the MacBook pro with Retina display (from 15 to 13 inches) Apple has introduced the Mac mini in a new improved version, with a better processor: Intel’s quad core Ivy Bridge. The new Mac mini, now supports 4 USB 3.0 ports. It has Gigabit Ethernet, FireWire 800 and an HDMI slot in addition to the thunderbolt ports.
Apple iMac: at 5 mm, this 8th gen iMac is among the slimmest all-in-one computers. You have an option of 27 or 21 inch displays with vivid displays. The laminated screen adds sparkling clarity to text display. It is also available with i5 or i7 chips and has up to 3 TB of storage. It has all the slots mentioned for the Mac mini, including the front camera.
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