iPad Mini Tops Major Apple Product Introduction: 10 Key News Nuggets
NEWS ANALYSIS: Apple’s event was the venue for several major new product announcements including two new iPad models and a new MacBook Pro as Apple refreshed its product line for the holiday shopping season.Apple’s special event on Oct. 23 was supposed to be home to an iPad Mini. But over the hour that Apple’s top executives were on stage, it quickly became clear that the company had more up its sleeve than anticipated. From a fourth-generation iPad to a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, it seems poised to capitalize on the busy holiday-shopping period. But beyond the glitz and glamour, some key facts from the event might surprise today’s consumers and enterprise users. Apple today stuck a flag in the ground to make clear where it stands on several issues. The company also hinted at where it might be heading with its decisions in the coming years. The event was unusual in that Apple introduced many more products than most observers expected. The event produced a lot to think about, which makes it a good idea to examine the announcements and the market trends that seem to be developing in Apple’s product line based on the news discussed at Oct. 23 event. Some of the items might just annoy some long-time Apple fans.
Here are the key facts and market developments came out of the Oct. 23 Apple event.