Apple made a few big product announcements on Tuesday, and the local Apple experts at Tekserve (119 West 23rd Street, between 6th and 7th Avenue) have summarized the highlights.
(You can read the full Tekserve commentary at www.tekserve.com/blog/coming-soon-new-ipad-air-ipad-mini-with-retina-display.)
- iPad Air: Tekserve tells us the iPad Air (9.4in x 6.6in) will be thinner, lighter, have a faster chip, better Wi-Fi capabilities, a 5MP iSight Camera, 1080p HD video, and a Retina display. Available Friday, November 1st for $499-$629. (Read details)
- iPad mini: This even smaller (7.87in x 5.3in) and lighter iPad will have a Retina display, a faster chip, better Wi-Fi capabilities, and like the iPad Air it will come with a 5MP iSight Camera and shoot 1080p HD video. Available in November for for $399-$529. (Read details)
- OS X Mavericks: Apple has made the latest OS available free, and you can upgrade it today. But before you upgrade, read Tekserve’s “How to Upgrade to OS X Mavericks in 6 Simple Steps“
- New Mac Pro: Apple also announced a new Mac Pro, coming in December and priced starting at $2999 (pre-order here) . The base model will feature a 3.7GHz quad-core Xeon processor, 12GB of DRAM, dual FirePro D300s with 2GB VRAM each, and a 256GB SSD. (Read more)
Tekserve summarizes the new Apple product announcements,