Apple October Event Roundup

Well, after a great success of the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s releases recently, Apple decided to follow this up with a quiet iMac update  a couple of weeks ago, which you can read about here and last night (for us in WA anyway) they updated a lot of other items as well.

You can read a lot more about it here – Apple Latest News or you can watch the Keynote event as well here –  Apple Special Event October 2013

But for a quick run down….

OS X Mavericks (Otherwise known as OS X 10.9) is available today, which can be downloaded for FREE from the Apple Mac Store. It will run on any Mac from 2007 onwards. (Ensure you have everything backed up, and have checked all your current software will run before upgrading of course).

Updated MacBook Pro Retina Displays, in both 13″ and 15″. Now all with Haswell updates, PCIe-based flash storage, 802.11ac WiFi and Thunderbolt 2. You can see more here – Apple MacBook Pro

More details on the new MacPro – now specs are released, pricing (Starting from $3999) and available this coming December. You can read more on this great “little” machine – Apple Mac Pro

Updates to iLife and iWork for iOS and OS X. Again, this can be upgraded from the Mac App Store. And now all free on new purchases of Mac’s and iOS devices.

And last but not last the new iPad – now called iPad Air in part to it’s thinner, lighter design. – iPad Air - now starting from $598 for the 16GB WiFi model - iPad Air Range

And to finish it off,….the iPad mini gains Retina Display. – iPad mini - starting from $479 for 16GB WiFi – iPad mini Retina Range

So all in all, a pretty good update of products I think. And a bit of a surprise with the reduced price of Mavericks to Free. And you can update from 10.6.8, so they’re certainly making it readily available to a lot of people a lot easier.

Enjoy! Thanks for reading.