The big tech news of the day is, of course, the Apple press event at which the Cupertino based tech giant unveiled the long awaited iPad Mini, new and very thin iMac models, a 13” MacBook Pro with a Retina display and a new Mac Mini.

And here’s the price breakdown with links for CNET reports on the individual items unveiled today: 

iPad Mini: the new smaller iPad that has a 7.9” screen (as compared to the full size iPad which has a 9.7” screen) and comes in both Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi and cellular combo models. Here’s the price break down: iPad Minis Wi-Fi Versions cost: $329 for the 16 GB model, $429 for the 32 GB model and $529 for the 64 GB model.

The Combo Wi-Fi & 4 G (cellular) iPads Minis cost: $459 for the 16 GB version, $559 for the 32 GB version and $659 for the 64 GB version;

iPad Mini CNET article link:

http://reviews.cnet.com/ipad-mini/

MacBook Pro (13”): The new 13” MacBook Pro with Retina Display costs $1,699 and here’s the CNET article link:

http://www.cnet.com/macbook-pro-13-inch-retina-display/

iMacs: The Apple desktop computer – the iMac got its first refresh in more than a year. And the iMac comes in two screen sizes a 21.5” (price stars at $1,299) and a 27” with a starting price of $1,799.

Here’s the link to the CNET article on the new and improved iMacs:

http://reviews.cnet.com/imac/

iPad 4th Generation: Apple surprised nearly everyone today by introducing a new and improved full sized iPad – 4th generation model – only six months after the iPad 3 was introduced. Like previous iPad generations there will be six varieties: three that are Wi-Fi only and three that are combo Wi-Fi and cellular models. The prices for the new iPad are the same as for the old iPad: Wi-Fi models: $499 (16 GB), $599 (32 GB) and $699 (64 GB); combo Wi-Fi & Cellular models: $629 (16 GB), $729 (32 GB) and $829 for the (64 GB) model.

Here’s the link to the CNET article on the new and improved iPads:

http://reviews.cnet.com/ipad/

iMac Mini: The iMac Mini also received a refresh and sells for $600.

Here’s the link to the CNET iMac Mini article:

http://reviews.cnet.com/mac-mini/

And Apple also announced a few other items like upgrades to the iBooks app but that will have to wait for another posting!

Have a great day everyone!

Linda R.

 

 

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