Whenever there is an Apple event, there’s always a whole batch of new products and information to sift through. Today was no different with Apple’s special October media event, but we’ve got a full recap for you in case you missed or it or want to catch up on everything.
To begin with, the event was highlighted by the introduction of the iPad mini and, to much surprise, the fourth-generation iPad. Coincidentally, Apple has dropped its third-generation iPad. Apple did not solely focus on the iPad at this event, however, as it also introduced an absolutely gorgeous new lineup of iMacs that are a remarkable 80 percent thinner than the previous generation. Still no Retina displays, though, but the computer is already amazing enough. Plus, it’ll give Apple at least something to update alongside a spec bump when it refreshes the iMac next.
Alongside the new iMacs, Apple also debuted updated Mac Minis and a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display to go along with the 15-inch model. Additionally, we saw the introduction of iBooks 3.0 and a new iBooks Author, available today as free downloads on the App Store and Mac App Store respectively. Tim Cook concluded the presentation by acknowledging that Apple has fulfilled its promise of making 2012 an exciting and innovative year, which I have to agree with wholeheartedly. Apple has truly delivered this year, from the iPhone 5 and new iPod touch to the iPad mini and new iMacs.