Everything you need to know from today's Apple Media Event

Everything you need to know from today's Apple Media Event
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iPad Mini Apple announced a lot of updates today including to the Mac OS, iLife and iWork suite of Apps and some if it's pricing strategies should have Microsoft very worried. Here's the round up of the big ones for you!

Macbook Pro

Macbook Apple updated it's Macbook Pro line with faster Intel chips as well as making them even thinner and lighter while also dropping their price.

 

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Mac Pro Apple gave us a sneak at this beast in July but has now announced that it will ship in Dec. The Mac Pro will be assembled in the USA and has speeds and performance to make you blush!

 

 

OSX Mavericks

OS X Mavericks Apple announced that Mavericks is available today and will be free to everybody even if you are still running Snow Leopard. Mavericks includes a huge number of improvements with speed, battery life and memory as well as a bunch of new apps like Maps and iBooks. It also finally offers true support for fullscreen on multiple monitors.

 

 

iLife and iWork 2013

iLife and iWork Apple has updated both the Mac and iOS versions of their core apps to make them look more modern and work with much better iCloud integration. Unbelievably they are offering all of them for free with new Macs and iOS devices and will also available today. Compare this to $99 a year for Office 365 and you can see that they have Microsoft in the crosshairs.

 

 

iPad Air

iPad Apple has relaunched their full size iPad as the iPad Air which has a much thinner bezel is only 7.5mm thick and is a lot lighter. The iPad Mini has been updated finally with a Retina display and will also be available in a 128G model. Although curiously neither have touch ID they do both get Apple's new A7 64 bit chip.

Check out the intro video:

http://youtu.be/V3heQSYwYZo

 

All in all, the updates are all very welcome, the iPad Air looks gorgeous and I can finally get my hands on a retina iPad Mini but I have to say I'm a little disappointed - especially with no Touch ID. After using it on my iPhone so seamlessly, I now constantly find myself trying to use it on my current iPad Mini and this may mean I have another 12 months to wait.

Let us know what you think.