Apple October Event Summary

On the 22nd October, Apple had their event to show off the new iPad Air, iPad Mini with Retina, and to show off the new OS X Mavericks, Macbook Pro, and the new desktop. With all this, we have made a nice and easy list of specs and other info with all these new goodies.

iPad Air
-7.5mm thin
-1 pound
-2048 x 1536 resolution Retina display
-64-bit A7 processor with the M7 motion processor
-8x faster performance and 72x faster graphics performance
-10 hours of battery life
-16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB models
-White/Silver and Space Gray/Black
Pricing starts at $500 for the Wi-Fi-only version and $629 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model.

iPad Mini with Retina
– 7.9-inch tablet
-2048 x 1536 resolution Retina display
-A7 processor
-10 hours of battery life
-White/Silver and Space Gray/Black
Pricing starts at $399.

Macbook Pro and Macbook Pro with Retina
-3.7GHz quad-core Xeon
-12GB RAM, dual FirePro D300s, and 256GB SSD
-802.11 AC wireless standard
-Thunderbolt 2 Ports
-3.46 punds
-8-9 hours of battery life

OS X Mavericks
-it’s free
-it’s new

On top of all this, several apps got upgraded and redesigned.


Microsoft Event on September 23,2013

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In the aftermath of the Apple Event, Microsoft has announced their own event on September 23rd. In this event we are expecting to see the following:

  • Surface 2
  • Surface 2 Pro
  • Xbox Surface

First off lets start with the Surface 2. It is believed that the Surface 2 and the Pro will have increased battery life and power, which its predecessor lacked in heavily. The display is believed to be a tad larger the the Surface 1, as well as more accurate. The processor is believed to be part of Intel’s new Haswell processor line. With this, Surface Dock is believed to come out with the Surface 2, which many believe to fully replace the PC due to its multiple device connectivity capability, as well as NFC,LTE, and wireless charging. The OS will presumably be Windows 8, and as for wireless, many are hoping that they will use the new high-speed, low-power 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard.

The  Xbox Surface could be on the cards and this could also be the smaller ARM-based Microsoft tablet we keep hearing about. As for the launch date, analyst believes that a Microsoft 7.5-inch tablet won’t be launched until 2014.