Apple iPad Mini Debuts Alongside New iMacs, MacBook Pro, iPad
Apple was expected to introduce an iPad Mini Oct. 23 and it delivered—but not before showing off a fourth-generation iPad, two outrageously thin all-in-one iMacs with a new storage option called the Fusion Drive, an updated Mac Mini and a 13-inch MacBook Pro with a Retina display. By the end of the 75-minute presentation, CEO Tim Cooked was beaming, telling the audience, "We hope you love these products as much as we loved creating them." The iPad Mini is as thin as a pencil and as a light as a pad of paper. The iMac, according to Apple, is the most innovative desktop it has ever made. The new MacBook, by Apple's thinking, will completely change what the world expects from a notebook, and the new Mac Mini, addition to being Apple's smallest and most affordable Mac, remains the world's most energy-efficient desktop. Launch dates vary, but the date likely to be circled on millions of calendars is Nov. 2, the day the iPad Mini will become available for $329.
Apple iPad Mini
The iPad Mini features a 7.9-inch Multi-Touch display, weighs 0.68 pounds and is 7.2mm thin. It's 23 percent thinner and 53 percent lighter than the third-generation iPad, and boasts 35 percent more screen real estate than its 7-inch competitors and 67 percent more viewable area in a browser.