Apple October 22nd iPad Event: Live Blog

 

Thats it!

iClarified 14:22PM:
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Now showing new ad on iPad Air.

Cook is summarizing Apple’s announcements.

Tim Cook is back.

iClarified 14:19PM:
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Brand new iPad cover. $39.
Smartcase $79 (iPad Air). $69 (iPad mini).

iPad Air ships November 1st.

Engadget 14:18PM:
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There’s an A7 chip inside, naturally, making the CPU up to 4x faster and graphics up to 8x faster. It’s got 10 hours of battery life, MIMO and a 5MP camera.
It comes in silver, white, gray and black.
It’ll be priced at $399, later in november.
The last generation is sticking around with a price drop down to $299.

iClarified 14:17PM:
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On to the iPad mini.

Adding a Retina Display!

iClarified 14:13PM:
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Now showing iPad introductory video.

iClarified 14:12PM:
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Faster Wi-Fi with MIMO for 2x faster 802.11n. 5MP camera. 1080p FaceTime camera. Dual Mics. 10-Hour battery life.

Available in Silver and White, Space Gray and Black.

Starts at $499. $629 for Wi-Fi + Cellular.

iClarified 14:10PM:
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Lighter at just 1 pound. A7 chip. 64-bit desktop-class architecture. 2x general-purpose registers. 2x floating-point registers. Over 1 billion transistors. M7 motion coprocessor. Up to 8x faster performance. 72x faster graphics performance.

iClarified 14:07PM:
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Announcing the IPAD AIR. 9.7-inch Retina Display. 43% Thinner. Smaller bezel.

iClarified 14:06PM:
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Phil Schiller is up to introduce new iPads.

iClarified 14:03PM:
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Now showing a short video to celebrate iPad.

iClarified 14:02PM:
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475,000 apps custom designed for iPad.

“iPad is used more than any of the rest. iPad is used over four times more than all of those other tablets put together. This is what is important to us.”

“iPad is rated number one in customer satisfaction and has been since the inception of the ratings.”

iClarified 14:00PM:
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170 million iPads sold.
We are now on to iPads!

Tim Cook is back…

iClarified 13:58PM:
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iLife is now FREE with the purchase of a Mac or iOS device.

Showing how its possible to edit a document together. “You can even collaborate with a friend who’s stuck on a PC,” says Cue.

iClarified 13:54PM:
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Apple is adding collaboration to iWork for iCloud.

iClarified 13:52PM:
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Demo of the new iWork apps.

Engadget 13:51PM:
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The Mac has a new format panel on the right-hand side, for changing style and font.
Numbers lets you create “gorgeous” spreadsheets and interactive charts.
Keynote has new effects and animations. Apple’s been running this whole presentation on Keynote.

iClarified 13:50PM:
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All new apps for Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. 64-bit. Brand new UI. Full file compatibility across devices and platforms.

iClarified 13:49PM:
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iLife apps are now free with the purchase of any Mac or iOS device.

iClarified 13:47PM:
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Now demoing Garageband. A new feature called drummer offers an intelligent drum track. There are different drummer profiles.

iClarified 13:45PM:
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Garageband gets all new look for iOS 7. Going from 8 tracks to 16 tracks. On a 64-bit device you can do 32 tracks.

TechCrunch 13:44PM:
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“iPhoto has never been smoother, thanks to 64-bit.”
“Photo Books have always been popular, but they’ve only been available on the Mac. Now, they’re coming to the iPad”

iMovie: “We’ve completely redesigned [iMovie]. We’re bringing desktop-class effects, from speed adjustment to picture-in-picture, to the iPad. On the Mac, we’ve got a whole new design.” One of the focuses of the new iMovie for mac: direct compatibility with the slo-mo videos you can shoot on your iPhone 5S

iClarified 13:42PM:
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New iMovie, iPhoto, and Garageband apps for iOS and Mac.

iClarified 13:42PM:
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Eddy Cue is up to talk about apps.

iClarified 13:40PM:
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Now showing video on making the Mac Pro.

iClarified 13:38PM:
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Mac Pro pricing starts at $2999. Will be available before the end of the year!

Verge 13:36PM:
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“Expansion begins with Thunderbolt 2.” That’s going to be an adjustment for pro users.
Up to three 4K displays, including one HDMI 1.4 4K TV.

iClarified 13:34PM:
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Fastest ECC Memory (1866 MHZ DDr3 ECC)
Dual-Workstation GPUs

ArsTechnica 13:32PM:
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people have been blown away by this incredible new design
the cooling system, with its single fan
new Intel Xeon E5 in 4, 6, 8, or 12 core versions
Also includes 1866MHz DDR3
up to 64GB in size
AMD FirePro graphics (up to 12GB of vRAM)

iClarified 13:32PM:
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On to the Mac Pro!

MacWorld 13:30PM:
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Intel “Crystalwell” chip: quad-core. Iris Pro Graphics. Integrated graphics that deliver the same performance as discrete graphics.
Also models with the GeForce GT 750M.
Up to 8 hours of battery life.
Also includes faster PCIe-based Flash, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and Thunderbolt 2.
Previous generation started at $2199. “I think you can guess what’s coming.” Now starts at just $1999.
2.0GHz quad-core i7, 8GB of RAM, Iris Pro, 256GB of flash.
Also shipping today.

iClarified 13:29PM:
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On to the 15-Inch MacBook Pro

Engadget 13:28PM:
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The flash storage is 60 percent faster with 802.11ac WiFi as well. There’s a Thunderbolt 2 port on that. And, naturally, it’s running Mavericks.

And price? This next gen starts at $1,299, $200 cheaper than the last gen.
2.4GHz dual-core i5, 4GB of DRAM on that base level.

And it starts shipping today.

Verge 13:28PM:
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Haswell chip, Iris graphics, up to 90 percent faster.
9 hours of battery life.
Up to 9 hours of iTunes video playback as well.
PCIe-based Flash, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Thunderbolt 2.

iClarified 13:27PM:
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New 13-Inch MacBook Pro is 3.46 pounds, 0.71 inches thin.

iClarified 13:26PM:
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Phil Schiller is up to talk about the MacBook Pro

iClarified 13:25PM:
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OS X Mavericks is launching TODAY!

iClarified 13:24PM:
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OS X Mavericks will be available to update to from any previous OS X version!

iClarified 13:22PM:
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Mavericks will be available for FREE!!!

ArsTechnica 13:21PM:
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Getting another notification from Mail.app. with data detectors I can click on dates and times in emails and Calendar can make an appointment, extracting the location and other information from the email. clicking on the location will take us into the Maps app.

TechCrunch 13:21PM:
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He drops into Safari, demonstrating the new RSS-reader-esque Top Sites home screen. He clicks into an article about Apple’s new campus, then swipes back to the Top Sites page.

iClarified 13:19PM:
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Demoing iMessage notification quick reply.

iClarified 13:18PM:
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Demo Time. Pasting quote from iBooks to Pages. Tagging documents.

Verge 13:17PM:
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New Maps app, new iBooks app, also both familiar if you’ve been tracking Mavericks.

MacWorld 13:16PM:
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Of course, plenty of features: Shared Links in Safari, enhanced notifications to let you respond in the notification, tags in the Finder, and big improvements to handling for multiple displays.

ArsTechnica 13:15PM:
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OS X used to set aside a static amount of RAM for the GPU, mavericks can dynamically scale based on workload. finally, OpenCL is coming to integrated graphics. it takes tasks that would normally run the CPU, and runs them on the GPU.

TechCrunch 13:13PM:
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Maverick’s optimized “Compressed Memory” system. Next big improvement (still recapping Mavericks): improved graphic support, with a specific focus on integrated graphics.

Engadget 13:13PM:
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One of the focuses here is to “fundamentally upgrade your hardware.” Meaning they’re making your device faster and battery better through the software.

The 13-inch MacBook Air gets up to an hour longer web browsing if you install Mavericks, says Craig.

iClarified 13:12PM:
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Technologies, Features, and Apps.

iClarified 13:12PM:
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Craig Federighi on stage.

“We focused on three major areas in OS X”

iClarified 13:12PM:
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Starting off with OS X Mavericks.

Verge 13:12PM:
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“Now, our competition is different: they’re confused. They chased after netbooks. Now they’re trying to make PCs into tablets and tablets into PCs. Who knows what they’ll do next?”

“I can’t answer that question, but I can tell you that we’re focused.”

iClarified 13:10PM:
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Tim Cook is now talking about the Mac.

iClarified 13:10PM:
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We now have over over a million apps on the app store and users have downloaded over 60 billion apps. Developers have now earned over 13 billion dollars.

iClarified 13:09PM:
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Tim Cook talks about artist reviews of iTunes Radio. “We now have had over 20 million users listening in on iTunes Radio and this number continues to grow.” “They’ve listened to over a billion songs” (Just in the US over the past month).

iClarified 13:07PM:
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Tim Cook is summarizing some of the reviews on its new iPhones. In just 5 days after launch over 200 million devices we running iOS 7. Making it the biggest and fastest software update ever. As of today nearly two thirds of the devices are running iOS 7.

Tim Cook is running a brief video on the company’s retail stores.

Verge 13:04PM:
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9 million iPhones sold at the end of the first weekend, biggest iPhone launch ever.

A few updates beginning with iPhone!

We are starting!

We will be providing coverage of Apple’s special event here using a compilation of sources to make sure that you get an uninterrupted feed.

The event begins October 22nd at 10:00am PST / 1:00pm EST and takes place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Apple is widely expected to unveil a new iPad 5 and Retina Display iPad mini 2 at the event, as well as several other updates. You can find more details in our rumor roundup.

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