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Apple iPad Event October 22, 2013: Official LIVE Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Ronald Epstein, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. Ronald Epstein

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    State of the Union
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    iPad
    170 million iPads sold to date​
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    iPAD AIR
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    iPad 2 remains at just $399
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    Receives 7.9" Retina Display​
    Has same amount of pixels of iPad Air​
    A7 chip with 64-bit architecture​
    Up to 4x faster CPU tasks​
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    10-hour battery Life​
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    5MP iSight Camera
    1080p HD Video
    New FaceTime HD Camera
    Comes in Silver, White, Space Gray and Black​
    Starts at $399 with Wi-Fi, $529 with cellular data.
    Original iPad mini remains at $299

     
  2. Ronald Epstein

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    Wish to welcome everyone to Apple's iPad Event Live Discussion.

    Will post all the highlights of today's event in the post above as they are announced.

    You can watch it LIVE, streamed on Apple TV. There is an icon for the event.

    Hoping we have a few HTF members in attendance during the event.
     
  3. Steve Tannehill

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    i'm watching the live stream on my Mac (just go to Apple.com to go there).

    I predict...
    New iPads
    New iPad minis
    Mac Pros
    Mavericks
     
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    Mavericks is free!
     
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    New 13-inch MacBook Pro, starting at $1299, shipping today. New 15-inch MacBook Pro starting at $1999.
     
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    Best news today is FREE Mavericks. That is amazing.
     
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    New Mac Pro starting at $2999, shipping TBD.
     
  8. Ronald Epstein

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    It never ceases to amaze me the shit Apple can do. Really blows Microsoft away.
     
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    iLife and iWork updates coming today, iLife free for iDevice purchases since September 1. iWork free with purchase of Mac or iDevice.
     
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    I have to step away just before the iPad announcements...but will be back!
     
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    Introducing the iPad Air! Shipping November 1st. 64-bit A7 CPU, 2x performance in processing and graphics. iPad 2 still available.
     
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    Ipad Air is intresting.. though I wonder how fragile it will be. Lots of good announcements. Not impressed with them keeping the iPad2 @ $399. That's ridiculous. They should have bumped it from the list and bumped down the iPad3/4 to that price point, because the iPad2 is really long in the tooth right now, and that price is ridiculous for it.

    We'll replace out one of our editing stations with the MacPro...
     
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    iPad mini now has 7.9" retina display. 64-bit A7 CPU. As with iPad Air, MIMO (2-antenna wifi). Available November. Original iPad mini is now $299.
     
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    No touchID on iPad ati is disappointing but everything else rocked, take my money!
     
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    Air
     
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    Sam, did I miss it or is there a 32Gb/64Gb Air?

    Or is 16Gb @ 499 it?

    I think keeping the iPad 2 alive, even at the outrageous price is bad strategy; developers have limited reason to develop things that will only work on new iPads if the iPad2 is still being sold as current inventory.. meaning no matter how much you ramp up the quality of the iPad, a dev still has to cater to the whole audience. Should have punted the 2..
     
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    Well, that was a very fine presentation. I'm in for one of each:Mac ProiPad Air iPad MiniI'm impressed the iPad Air is thinner and lighter. I didn't see an option of how much memory they have, hopefully the Apple site will show that. Hope there is a 128 option. The Mac Pro I need to replace a dead G5. I'll have to see what the cost of the 6 , 8 and 12 core models are and decide a config.
     
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    And while expensive, I like the new leather cases for the iPad Air and mini!
     
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    Air in up to 128Gb.. Apple store shows :) Good news for those that need the space. I'll hold off. My LTE Ipad4 is still fine.
     
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    The Apple site shows both iPad air and iPad mini with retina to have 16, 32, 64 and 128 gb options! At a cost of course
     

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