Apple’s October 2013 iPad and Mac Event


We still have a lot to cover is there moto for this event. Below is a summary of everything they announced today.


OS X Maverics

  • provides even longer battery life to Macbooks
  • There are tags in the Finder and improvements to multiple-display support.
  • New Maps and iBooks apps.
  • It is available today on the Mac App Store

Macbook Air

  • Haswell chip inside the new ones, with Intel Iris graphics. Up to 90 percent faster than the last generation.
  • Up to nine hours of battery life.
  • The flash storage is 60 percent faster with 802.11ac WiFi as well.
  • There’s a Thunderbolt 2 port.
  • This next gen starts at $1,299, $200 cheaper than the last gen.
  • 2.4GHz dual-core i5, 4GB of DRAM on that base level.
  • Shipping today

Macbook Pro

  • The 15-inch Pro is powered by an Intel Crystalwell chip, with Iris Pro graphics.
  • 15-inch, 2.0GHz quad-core i7, 8GB memory, Iris Pro Graphics, 256GB storage, shipping today.
  • Starts at $1999, down from $2199.
  • 8 Hours of battery life, up from 7 hours. Faster Wi-Fi, Thunderbolt 2, PCIe-based Flash.

Mac Pro

  • Next-gen Intel Xeon e5 at 4, 6, 8 or 12 cores
  • 1866MHz DDR
  • Storage is all flash based at up to 1TB. It’s also user accessible, so you can get right in there. You can expand things via Thunderbolt 2.
  • Can plug up to 3  4K displays into it. It also has HDMI 4.1 for HDTVs
  • Four USB 3.0 ports on this thing, six ThunderBolt 2 ports, dual gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, Bluetooth 4, 802.11ac WiFi
  • Price starts at $2,999.
  • Available in December.
  • 70% more energy efficient than previous generation.

iLife and iWork

  • There are new versions of iMovie, iPhoto and Garage Band for Mavericks and iOS. They’re all 64-bit and work with iCloud.
  • Largest updates ever.
  • Photo books coming to iPad
  • You can change speed on the video and do picture in picture on iOS devices. There’s a new, cleaner design on the Mac, as well.
  •  iMovie Theater. You can watch all of your videos in a single place — and its available across all devices and Apple TV through iCloud.
  • New feature in GarageBand called “Drummer”. Plays along with you, but takes your directions.
  • You can buy additional drummers through in-app purchases.
  • All of these will be free with the purchase of a new Mac or iOS device. And they’re all available today.
  • Pages, Numbers and Keynote have been redesigned for iOS 7 and rewritten for the desktop.

ipad air

iPad Air

  • There’s a 9.7 inch retina display with a smaller bezel than ever. 43 percent thinner.
  • The device itself is 7.5 mm thin — 20 percent thinner than the last generation.
  • Weighs just 1lb. .4lb lighter than last generation.
  • Same A7 Chip as the iPhone 5S with 64 bit support and M7 motion coprocessor.
  • 8x faster than the first iPad and graphics are 72% faster.
  • First IOS device with MIMO wireless (multi in, multi out).
  • 5MP iSight camera, a 1080p HD video camera and dual mics.
  • It starts at $499, replacing the last-gen iPad.
  • 10hrs battery life.
  • It comes in silver, white, gray and black. NO GOLD.
  • iPad Air is shipping November 1st.
  • No Touch ID
  • Multiple case options.

iPad Mini

  • Finally gets a Retina display!
  • A7 chip inside, making the CPU up to 4x faster and graphics up to 8x faster. It’s got 10 hours of battery life, MIMO and a 5MP camera.
  • It comes in silver, white, gray and black. NO GOLD.
  • priced at $399, later in November. Current iPad mini will drop to $299.
  • No Touch ID
  • Multiple case options as usual.


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