Few hours ago Apple held a conference in San Jose, California. New iPad Mini was introduced and many upgrades announced.
New iMac will be much thinner because of its new plasma deposition and removed optical drive. New iMac introduces Intel Ivy Bridge processors, new fusion drive consisting of regular hard drive and flash drive and USB 3.0. Static content like pictures and files are going to be stored in the standard hard drive, where as software will run on on the faster flash drive.
Also added were Facetime HD camera and improved audio. Up to 768 GB of SSD can be added. 1TB of hard drive is standard. 21.5-inch model available as soon as next month will start at $1299.
Mac Mini now features Intel i5 and i7 Ivy Bridge cpu and up to 16GB of RAM. There are three versions Apple will offer:
- 2.5 GHz dual-core processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 500GB HDD, starting at $599.
- 2.3 GHz quad-core processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 1TB HDD
- 2.3 GHz quad-core processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 2 TB HDD. This is a Mountain Lion OS X server and it is starting at $999.
Mac mini is fully customizable, you can opt in on larger hard drive, slower cpu, and so on and with 500GB storage will start at $599.
13-inch MacBook Pro with 12 GB of flash memory sells for $1699 and is available already. Same cpus available as in Mac Mini, also flash storage and dual mics. Among ports we’ll find two Thunderbolt ports, USB ports and a micro-SD card reader. Retina display carries amazing resolution is summing up to 4 times as much as in previous version. Macbook Pro is now 20% thinner as well. The weight is 3.57 pounds.
Watch Apple upgrades announced in live streaming starting sometime soon.
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