Apple today announced the first Retina desktop computer with the Retina 5K iMac. The new Retina 5K iMac will start at $2499 for the all-in-one desktop computer and begin shipping today. The base model Retina 5K iMac will include a 3.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i5, AMX Radeon R9 M290X graphics, 8GB RAM, and a 1TB Fusion Drive. Apple will continue to sell the non-Retina 27-inch iMac which starts at $1799 as well as the non-Retina 21.5-inch iMac starting at $1099. Read more
Apple has just announced a brand-new Retina 27-inch iMac. Apple is spreading Retina displays across the lineup, with the iMac leading that charge. This is the highest resolution screen in the world, according to Apple, with 14.7 million pixels. This is a 5K display — more than seven times the pixels of a HDTV. The screen builds on the technology Apple built on the iPhone and iPad, but to a whole new scale.
The iMac is just 5mm at its thinnest point, maintaining the same thinness as the previous generation, despite the massive leap in pixel density.
Apple today announced the third generation of its 7.9-inch tablet with the new iPad mini 3. Apple says the new iPad mini 3 will start at $399 and be available for pre-order starting tomorrow. Storage capacities start at 16GB with both WiFi-only and Cellular options available. The new iPad mini 3 will be available in space gray, silver, and gold (for the first time). Read more
Apple announced the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, but previous versions of the popular tablet will still be available for sale. The first-generation iPad mini, which is now two generations old, will start at $249 while the newer iPad mini 2 will be available for $50 more at $299. The new iPad mini 3 will come in at $399.
The original iPad air will also still be available coming in at the same price as the iPad mini 3, $399, for the base model. The iPad Air 2 will go for $499.
Following an official unveiling of its new second generation iPad Air at its press event today, Apple has now confirmed the device will start at $499 and ship next week. Preorders for the new iPad Air 2 kick off tomorrow, Oct. 17.
The $499 starting price for the new iPad Air is for the 16GB, Wi-Fi only model matching the prices of the previous generation iPad Air. Apple will also offer 32GB ($599), 64GB ($699) and 128GB ($799) variants for the usual $100 premium. The cellular model of the iPad Air 2 starts at the same $629 for the 16GB model as the previous generation. Read more
As part of the Apple event, Pixelmator has announced an iPad version of its popular Mac image-editor. The app is a near complete representation of the desktop app, with color correction, effects and other edits. Obviously, the app’s UI has been optimized for the iPad with big touch-friendly controls and a pane-less, simplified interface.
The photo-editing app will be released very soon for all recent iPads, but is specifically optimized to take advantage of the power of the A8X in the iPad Air 2.
Live on stage during its iPad/Mac press event today in Cupertino, Apple has officially introduced the new iPad Air dubbed “iPad Air 2”. Read more
After previewing OS X Yosemite for the second time since its WWDC event in July, Apple announced today that OS X 10.10 Yosemite will be available today through the Mac App Store [direct link when live] at no cost to users. Mac users running OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and 10.9 Mavericks can upgrade can upgrade to 10.10 Yosemite, although newer hardware is required for some features. OS X Yosemite brings a redesigned look and feel to the Mac as well as several features like iCloud Drive, Handoff and Continuity, Notification Center widgets, and more. Read more
As part of its keynote, Apple has officially announced new versions of its iWork suite — Pages, Keynotes and Numbers. Each of the apps have received some ‘flattening’ UI changes to match the aesthetic of OS X Yosemite.
Each of the productivity apps also have other improvements, relevant to each task. In Numbers, you can now transpose tables in one step for example. Pages adds a new sidebar, with comments and other outline views. Keynote now includes some new text effects as well. The updates will be released alongside the release of OS X Yosemite today.
During today’s Apple event, Apple SVP of Software Craig Federighi mentioned iOS 8.1 as well as a few changes coming with the software update to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. With iOS 8.1, Apple will introduce Apple Pay for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The update will also include the public beta of iCloud Photo Library for every user; currently, the feature has been available to limited users since iOS 8’s public launch. Finally, Apple says iOS 8.1 will bring back the Camera Roll for users following customer feedback. Read more
Apple has announced today that the Apple Watch SDK, WatchKit, will be available to developers starting next month. While Apple has partnered with many developers who have already gotten started developing apps, this release will allow anyone with access to Xcode the ability to start making software for Apple’s smartwatch.