At October 16 Apple conducted its iPad/Mac Event . The Event started with the recap of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite where Federighi discussed all the Main Features of of iOS and OS X . Apple started the trend of comedy in there Event and that works for them, Apple really cracked jokes about the Leak and Secrecy of there Products .There were some important Announcement at the event and here are the 8 of them .
- Apple Pay : So the companys NFC based Payment system for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus is coming out at 20th October, Apple has tie up with 500 leading banks all over the world with the last month of the event .
iCloud photo library beta
Along with Apple Pay, iOS 8.1 is giving users access to a beta version of iCloud Photo Library, a feature it announced earlier this year. It’s a more robust replacement for the Photo Stream, storing photos from all your devices online. Along with iCloud Drive, it’s part of a renewed focus on cloud storage by Apple. Speaking of photos, 8.1 also brings back the Camera Roll, a feature that iOS 8 originally stripped out.
- OS X Yosemite : The most awaited OS X version was launched in the event which is a free update for mac user from the app store . Yosemite is one the major OS change from apple as it is completely redesigned to match up with ios Flat design.Yosemite also comes with some the killer feature like iCloud Drive , improved spotlight and the most popular Handoff feature . like reading something in Safari or working on a document — on one iOS or OS X device, then pick up another and keep working exactly where you left off. More over there are many huge features of Yosemite which makes it an HUGE update for Public .
New iPads :
- iPad Air 2: Apple has really mastered the art of introducing their new device via videos . So if you have seen the iPad Air’s pencil video , Apple use’s that same idea for introducing there new iPad air , This time the top of pencil is sliced by a laser cutter and then the iPad Air 2 behind it comes in . Apple’s iPad Air 2 is the “worlds thinnest tablet ” which is just 6.1mm thin and 18% thinner then the iPad Air . If you think that iPad air is one the most light weight ipad ? then i really recommend you to get your hands on the iPad Air 2. iPad Air 2 comes in with the apple’s A8X chip.The new A8X chip is 40 percent faster than its predecessor, and Apple says the device’s graphics are 2.5 times faster.it also comes in with apple’s M8 chip.The Rare camera comes with new rare camera of 8 Megapixel ,This camera is able to record both Slo-mo and time lapse , where as the Front camera as got ability for burst mode for selfies and the most awaited feature “Touch iD” Comes in .But iPad air is does not have NFC, So you cant use ipad for apple pay .As far as the price tag is concern the device starts at $499 for 16GB (Wifi Only ) where as $599 gets you to 64Gb and $699 for 128GB.As usual, add $130 for LTE-enabled versions. New iPad comes with 3 new colours of : Gold , White , Sliver .Pre-orders starts on 17th October, with devices shipping next week.
- iPad mini 3 : Now the ipad mini comes with the “touch id” but thats the only visual change in that. it comes in with the A7 chip with rare camera of only 5 mega pixel . it is also available in 3 colour option : gold , sliver ,white . 16GB model will sell for $399. Pre-orders will start on Friday, and they’ll begin shipping next week. For anyone who doesn’t care about having the very latest tablet, Apple is also keeping both the original iPad mini and the iPad mini 2 (formerly the iPad mini with Retina display) and giving them a substantial price cut. That means you can buy an iPad mini 2 for $299 and up, and the original mini is only $249.
- New iMac with 5K Display : Now the new iMac comes with more pixels then your 4k Tv’s , Apple is the First company to use 5k on their display .This Technology is Named as “Retina 5k Display” , New iMac comes in with a 27-inch inch screen with a resolution of 5120 by 2880, or 14.7 million pixels. That’s seven times as many as you would find in a high-definition television, the company says. Despite the added pixels, the iMac remains thin at 5 millimeters. “It is truly remarkable,” Phil Schiller said. But the beautiful display will cost you: $2,499 and includes a 1 terabyte Fusion drive and 8GB of memory.With all that huge amount of pixel New iMac’s are really Energy Efficient.
- Mac Mini : it has been 2 year since the company has updated the Mac mini , so this time apple puts in 4th generation of Intel Processor and 2 thunder bolt port The base model carries a 1.4 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, Intel HD Graphics 5000, a 500GB hard drive, and 4GB of memory, while the top of the line has a 2.8 GHz dual-core processor, Iris graphics, 8GB of memory, and a 1TB “fusion drive” buyers can customize beyond that. Phil Schiller calls it “the world’s most energy-efficient computer.” While the internals might be new, the design still looks a lot like its small, silver 2012 counterpart, and it seems to occupy the same position as a low-cost, low-profile alternative to the iMac. It’s going to start shipping today for a minimum of $499.
Waiting List :
- Apple watch : In this whole event where no ship date of apple watch . Tim Cook said again it will ship “early next year.” Meanwhile, developers will be able to start building apps for the device next month when Apple ships WatchKit, its development platform for Apple Watch.