Well, it's been quite the day of announcements in Cupertino. Still reeling from the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus announcement and then subsequent pre-order fiasco followed by launch, we then had to put up with Bendgate fiasco. Now Apple has bestowed upon us a whole new collection of goodies for us to lust after and if we're really lucky, place orders for. They say that time stands still for no man, and that's doubly true if you're working at 1 Infinite Loop.
Apple has updated its iWork suite of apps with a bunch of new features for both OS X Yosemite and iOS 8. The complete set of changes along with direct download links can be found right here.
With all the excitement surrounding the release of new hardware alongside the public release of OS X 10.10 Yosemite, it's easy to miss some of the smaller, almost stealthy going-ons at Apple. One of those is the release of iTunes 12.0.1 that has just gone live for Mac OS X and Windows users.
As expected, the news has finally come in from Cupertino; Apple has announced the longed-awaited iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3. Better yet, Apple has announced the starting prices for the devices at $499 and $399, respectively. You can read all about the two most coveted devices of the year as we have covered them in separate posts, but here’s another news to break: The original iPad mini 2 and iPad Air are going to be sticking around at a $100 lesser price tag than they originally were, starting at $299 and $399, respectively. But wait, there’s more, the iPad mini 1 is also here to stay, and now carries a price tag of just $249 for the base model.
While all the attention from Apple's big event today is quite rightly falling on that rather impressive Retina 5K iMac as well as the updated iPad Air, there is one particular feature of Apple's new tablet that seems to have almost been squeezed in under the radar. Apple made no mention of it during the announcement of the iPad Air 2 and it was instead left to languish amongst all of the other features laid out on the product's Web page.
Now that the big Apple event of the month is out of the way and the dust has begun to settle on what the company has announced, the online Apple Store has now been updated with all kinds of new wares. Not all of the new additions are products that were announced on-stage either, with Apple making new accessories for its brand new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 available to buy.
Today's special event hosted by Apple at its Cupertino headquarters saw quite a few updates to Apple’s device lineup, which includes the all new iPad Air 2, the iPad mini 3 (with Retina display), the gorgeous 5K iMac, and a number of software enhancements and announcements available either today, or promised just round the corner for next week. One small yet significant product announcement, that, for some, might have even gone unnoticed, was an update to the Mac mini. That's correct; after all these years, Apple has finally announced an update to the square box computer that's hardly any bigger than a set-top box for your PC yet rivals many competitive desktop PCs in power and features.
The moment we’ve all been waiting for is here: Apple has taken wraps off the new 27-inch iMac with Retina display. More details can be found right here after the fold!