Apple has posted new information and new specs about all of the products announced today over on its website.
The new iPad mini is probably the biggest news of the day; Apple has squeezed down the iPad into a smaller package, while still holding up the same resolution as the iPad 2 and the same great experience. The price seems a little high to us, but we'll have to see how the new device does when it ships in November.
The brand new iMac is gorgeous, probably the most surprising release today. Apple's brought all of its mobile engineering knowledge to bear on a new desktop computer that seems like a bargain starting at $1299.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro got a revamp, as well as a Retina display to match its 15-inch brother. The new laptop looks great, and be sure to check out Apple's material on the Fusion Drive option in these new computers. It's a wild combination of hard drive and flash memory that should make loading apps and data faster than ever.
The Mac mini also got a very nice update, and don't forget to check out the new server version preloaded with Apple's server apps.
And, finally, the iPad got revamped for a fourth generation, less than six months after the third generation was announced. This update was a little surprising (especially for third-generation iPad users), but it makes sense that Apple would want to make sure the full-sized iPad was updated to match its new little sibling. If you already have a third-generation iPad, this probably won't do much for you. But for anyone looking for a new iPad, the latest version looks to be more powerful than ever.
All great stuff from Apple today, and be sure to check out the product pages for some neat Easter eggs with the images. These products will ship very soon, so in the meantime, the best we can do is pore over all of Apple's materials on the website, and poke around the couch to find enough money to afford them all.
- Key specs
- Type All-in-one
- Screen size 27 inches
- Bundled OS Mac OS (Yosemite [10.10])
- CPU family Core i5
- Processor speed 3.5 GHz
- System RAM 8 GB
- Hard drive(s) 1 TB (total)
- Released 2014-10-20
Apple iPad Air 2
Apple iPad mini 4
Apple Mac mini (late 2014)