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Mac mini refresh specifications leaked: quad-core, 2TB storage

Mac mini refresh specifications leaked: quad-core, 2TB storage

This morning the flood gates appear to have been opened on Apple before their big event, here with the Mac mini refresh getting a bit of a specifications run-down. This Mac mini update will have several different options in the Apple store online, each of them better than the last. Of course just as the Mac mini had in past iterations, there will be a standard edition and a Server edition, just what you need for your home and/or office environment - and they're big (yet still quite small, as you might imagine.)

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iPad mini and refreshed Retina iPad pricing details leaked

iPad mini and refreshed Retina iPad pricing details leaked

The Apple event taking place this week on the 23rd of October has had several of its supposed presentations spilled here in advance of the date with the iPad mini and a refreshed iPad with Retina display pricing included. It's no surprise that the event will indeed be showing off the new iPad mini, but a refreshed iPad full-sized device has not been entirely clear on the radar up until now - though no confirmations have been made. The iPad mini's price scale has been tipped by a leak to 9 to 5 Mac as starting in at $329 USD in the United States.

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iMac and Mac mini refresh pricing tipped to remain the same at Apple event

iMac and Mac mini refresh pricing tipped to remain the same at Apple event

The Apple event on the 23rd of October - next week, that is - is quite likely going to be playing host to more than just the iPad mini: in fact details today suggest that refreshes of both the Mac mini and iMac will be appearing at the event as well. This tip comes from 9to5Mac where they've got sources close to the line saying that three new Mac mini models will be appearing at the same prices the current models are at, that being $599, $799, and $999 - the last being a single server model. New iMac models are also being suggested to keep their pricing scale with $1199, $1499, $1699, and $1999 depending on the size and innards.

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iPad mini Apple event invites released: October 23rd it is

iPad mini Apple event invites released: October 23rd it is

Today it's time to get busy packing for the next big Apple event, set for October 23rd and quite likely to reveal no larger an iPad than a mini. With the iPad mini on peoples' lips and in their dreams now for several months (or years, for some), it comes as no surprise that the device will be revealed just in time for the holiday season. Now we've just got to hypothesize on how many other devices - or device refreshes - will be appearing as well.

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iPhone 5 event wrap-up: details and onsite photos

iPhone 5 event wrap-up: details and onsite photos

It's iPhone 5 day and Apple has revealed not just the new smartphone, but a flurry of iPod devices and a brand new set of earbuds called EarPods to boot. The iPhone 5 is set to be released on the 21st of September with pre-orders starting this Friday, the 14th of September, and it'll cost the same as the iPhone 4S has costed up to this point, starting at $199 for the 16GB iteration of the phone. This update includes a 4-inch Retina display, a new Lightning dock connector, and the thinnest and lightest body for an iPhone yet despite its increased height. NOTE also that we've got an iPod wrap-up coming up too!

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iPod nano refreshed with Lightning connector

iPod nano refreshed with Lightning connector

Amid the furious excitement that surrounded the iPhone 5 this week, Apple also introduced a brand new iPod nano. This refreshed device has an entirely new form factor looking more like an iPhone than it has an original iPod in previous iterations. Here you've got the "thinnest iPod nano we've ever created", Apple says, with a 38% thinner body at 5.4mm. This device has a giant hardware button on the left that's able to play, pause, forward, back, and adjust volume, and comes with a home button just like the iPhone.

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iPhone 5 priced at $199 with pre-orders starting September 14th

iPhone 5 priced at $199 with pre-orders starting September 14th

The iPhone 5 has been introduced today with prices that are exactly the same as the iPhone 4S while the iPhone 3GS is axed from the lineup and the iPhone 4 becomes a free device (on contract, of course.) The iPhone 4S was demoted today to the mid-tier of iPhone devices at the $99 price point while the iPhone 5 will be coming in 16, 32, and 64GB iterations for $199, $299, and $399 USD respectively. The iPhone 5 will be up for pre-orders on the 14th (that's this Friday) and will be shipping September 21st.

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iPhone 5 Lightning dock connector revealed to run alongside Thunderbolt

iPhone 5 Lightning dock connector revealed to run alongside Thunderbolt

This week Apple showed off a brand new dock connector for their iPhone 5, and likely for the rest of their mobile line eventually, called Lightning. This cord uses an "all-digital 8-signal design" with an adaptive interface - works with either side up - and is 80 percent smaller than the previous iPod dock solution. This little beast has "improved durability" over the previous cords Apple has worked with and Apple has shown off an Adapter as well - the adapter here will allow you to work with the old 30-pin dock connector too if you've got those kinds of accessories.

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iPhone 5 4-inch Retina display detailed with massive resolution

iPhone 5 4-inch Retina display detailed with massive resolution

The iPhone 5's display has been revealed today at Apple's press event, bringing with it a lovely 1136 x 640 screen resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio across 4-inches of space. This device will be rolling out with a Retina quality display, mind you, at 326 PPI, amongst the most high-definition on the market today. This display offers a 5th row of icons for the iOS 6 experience and still fits in our hand with the same width as the iPhone 4S and before.

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A6 chip introduced for iPhone 5 with fastest-ever performance

A6 chip introduced for iPhone 5 with fastest-ever performance

Apple has introduced the A6 chip for their next-generation iPhone 5 hardware this afternoon at the event which also showed off several more impressive bits of hardware and software enhancements. The iPhone 5's A6 chip has been touted as having 2x faster CPU performance than the previous chip and brings on 2x the graphics performance as well. This chip has been shown as bringing on launches of apps at nearly 2x the speed as the previous iPhone on the whole.

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