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Apple's October Event Round Up

Apple held their fall event today and they spoke about a few things. Let's recap what they announced:

iOS 7 & iPhone

  • 9 Million iPhones sold during launch weekend
  • Over 200 Million iOS 7 installs in 5 days
  • Running on 64% of iOS devices
  • 20 Million iTunes Radio listeners
  • 1 Billion songs played
  • US numbers only
  • 13 Billion dollars paid to developers
  • 1 Million Apps available in the App Store
  • 60 Billion Apps have been downloaded

OS X & Mac

  • Competitors are confused on what the customer wants, combining Netbooks with Tablets
  • Goal of Mavericks is to increase performance with current hardware
  • iBooks & Maps available
  • Quick Reply for Messages
  • Push Notifications from websites
  • Tags for your files
  • iCloud Keychain
  • Available today, for FREE!!!! 
  • Free for everyone, even Snow Leopard users

 MacBook

  • 13in Retina MacBook Pro - lighter, faster, 9 hour battery, now $1299
  • 15in Retina MacBook Pro - Quad-core processor, 8 hour battery, now $1999
  • Both include faster Flash drives and faster WiFi

Mac Pro

  • Next generation Xeon Processor running at 6/8/12 cores
  • Up to 64 GB of RAM
  • 12 Gb of VRAM
  • Up to 1TB Flash storage
  • Able to run 3 - 4K displays
  • 4 USB 3 ports
  • 6 Thunderbolt 2 ports
  • 2 Ethernet ports
  • 1 HDMI port
  • New versions of Final Cut Pro & Aperture will be available to take advantage of the new Pro
  • Base price of $2999
  • Available in December
  • Made in the USA

Apps 

  • iLife apps re-written for iOS 7
  • Photo books available in iPhoto for iPad
  • iMovie - Picture in picture & slow motion  
  • Theater - View all of your iMovie clips on all iOS devices via iCloud
  • Garageband - now able to have up to 32 tracks
  • In App Purchase for additional instruments
  • iWork - Re-written from the ground up
  • Full File compatibility
  • Pages - Content sensitive inspector 
  • Numbers - Interactive graph charts
  • Keynote - New animations
  • Collaboration for iWork in the Cloud
  • All apps are FREE with a new Mac/iOS device purchase

iPad

  • 170 Million devices sold
  • People use their iPads more then other tablets, 81% vs 19% 
  • 475,000 iPad specific Apps
  • iPad has been redesigned, similar to iPad mini, its called iPad Air
  • 20% thinner
  • weighs only 1lb.
  • A7 Processor
  • New WiFi, MiMo, Multi In, Multi Out
  • Expanded LTE
  • Dual microphones
  • 5MP camera
  • 10 hour battery
  • Available in White/Silver & Black/Space Grey
  • iPad Air $499/ iPad 2 $399
  • Available November 1st
  • iPad mini now with Retina Display
  • 10 hour battery
  • MiMo WiFi
  • Expanded LTE
  • Available in White/Silver & Black/Space Grey
  • $399 entry price
  • Current iPad mini drops to $299
  • New Smart Covers & Smart Cases for iPad mini and iPad Air

 

There you have it folks, new Macs, new Mac OS, new iPads, some app updates and price drops. For me the biggest news was OS X Mavericks being available for free and the original iPad mini dropping to 300 bucks. That is highly appealing to people on the fence about getting an iPad. Out of everything, what was the biggest highlight for you?  Let us know in the comments or on Twitter.

Written by Danny Tammaro.  You can follow Danny on Twitter, AppDotNet, Google+