Posted October 23, 2013 by Bob Porter in News and Info

Apple Sets Clear Direction for Future

Today, Apple held what has become it’s annual Fall Announcement Event.  Or, maybe better referred to as the “just in time for the holidays event”.

Todays live streamed event brings us updates to the Mac Pro and Macbook Pro hardware lines.  Also announced were the long awaited update to the iPad, now iPad Air and iPad Mini.

The core apps of the Mac operating system were updated as well.  The newly named Mac OS Mavericks was released as a FREE update to all Macs dating back to 2007 models.

Also, seeing major and long overdue updates iLife (iPhoto, Garageband, and iMovie) and iWork (Pages, Numbers, and Keynote) have been retooled to support the interface changes of iOS7.  The updates support a new common files system that works across Mac, iOS, and the web.  Did we already mention these updates are FREE! 

Mac Pro Starts at $2,999 (Available later 2013)

3.7GHz quad-core Xeon Processor

12GB Ram

2GB VRam each


Macbook Pro- 13″ Starts at $1,299   15″ Starts at $1,999 (Available Now)

Thunderbolt 2

Speeds up to 2.8GHz

Shared L3 cache up to 6MB

Turbo Speeds up to 3.8Ghz

802.11ac Wifi connectivity

iPad Air- Starting at $499 (Available November 1st)

Available in White/Silver and Black/Space Grey

Weight- 1lb

28% Thinner

20% Lighter

24% Less volume

A7 chip with 64-bit

M7 motion coprocessor

iPad Mini- Starting at $399 (Available Later November)

Retina Display

2048-by-1536 resolution at 326 pixels per inch (ppi)

A7 with 64-bit

M7 motion coprocessor

Up to 4x CPU performance

Up to 8x graphics performance

Up to 10hr battery life

Watch Apple Event Keynote HERE



Bob Porter

Bob Porter
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