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iPad Air & Mini Retina LTE detailed (plus T-Mobile 200MB no-cost option)

iPad Air & Mini Retina LTE detailed (plus T-Mobile 200MB no-cost option)

The iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display will each support fourteen LTE bands, the greatest number of any of Apple's 4G-capable devices so far, with carriers like T-Mobile already trying to differentiate themselves from the crowd with the promise of bundled data. The two new tablets, announced this morning, will work with nine carriers' LTE networks in the US, including the big four, though only T-Mobile is offering 200MB of free data for those who choose to slot in the carrier's SIM.

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Apple Store online refreshed with iPad Air, Mac Pro 2013, new MacBook Pros

Apple Store online refreshed with iPad Air, Mac Pro 2013, new MacBook Pros

Apple has just updated its online store with the new products it has been officially unveiling today at the iPad event we've been liveblogging. Most notably, Apple has eliminated the 15-inch MacBook Pro with optical drive, but kept on the 13-inch version due to its popularity among students. Featured front and above the fold, the iPad Air commands the refreshed store.

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iPad mini pricing detailed with late-November ship time

iPad mini pricing detailed with late-November ship time

As had been rumored, Apple introduced the second-generation iPad mini today. This one will be arriving with a Retina display and similar to the iPad Air -- it will be available in two color options. Apple has the iPad mini with Retina display shipping in a Space Gray and also in a Silver option.

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iPad mini with Retina display hands-on

iPad mini with Retina display hands-on

It's the main thing we complained about in our original iPad mini review, and it's the big thing Apple has addressed in its "iPad mini 2", the addition of Retina Display technology. The new iPad mini with Retina display looks just like the old version until you turn it on, at which point life gets pixel-packed. Apple's 2048 x 1536 resolution looks even more detailed on the smaller, 7.9-inch screen compared to the same res on the iPad Air's larger display, and that means more detailed graphics, smoother text, and an iOS 7 interface we kinda wanted to lick. Read on for some first impressions.

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iPad Air hands-on

iPad Air hands-on

We knew Apple's full-sized iPad was going to get a significant refresh, and we weren't wrong. The iPad Air takes the 9.8-inch screen of the fourth-gen iPad and wraps it up in a brand new, super-skinny casing; we'd usually take Apple's "you have to feel it to believe it" commentary as hyperbole, but here's one of those times that you only really get the wow-factor when you pick up the fifth-generation slate. Read on for some first impressions.

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iPad mini 2 official with Retina display

iPad mini 2 official with Retina display

This morning Apple has officially brought on a 2nd generation of their popular iPad mini tablet, complete with Retina display. This version of the iPad mini works with a body and presentation extremely similar to the original, working with a physical appearance not all that unlike the iPad mini's first edition. This iPad mini will be hitting the market with at least two different colorways - a darker gray and a lighter silver / white, and will be appearing aside the new 5th generation iPad - the iPad Air as well.

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iLife update for iOS and OS X: iMovie, iPhoto, Garageband

iLife update for iOS and OS X: iMovie, iPhoto, Garageband

With the ushering in of new hardware on both the desktop and the mobile front, the folks at Apple this week have brought on a new collection of software updates as well. They've update iLife in full - working with new versions of iMovie, iPhoto, and Garageband for both iOS and OS X. These updates bring both worlds just that much closer together.

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Apple iPad 5 event: we’re here, liveblogging!

Apple iPad 5 event: we’re here, liveblogging!

This morning we're ready to roll at the Apple event ready to take place in the next 10 minutes. This Apple event is likely to reveal several new devices including the new iPad, a new iPad mini, and a collection of Haswell-packing MacBook Pros as well. We're ready to show this whole collection off to you in our Liveblogging SlashGear Live portal right this minute!

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Apple Event Live Stream appears for Safari and Apple TV

Apple Event Live Stream appears for Safari and Apple TV

There's a live stream out there today for the iPad 5 event as dropped by Apple this morning. This stream works on Safari web browsers for multiple platforms and can be viewed with Apple TV through the Apple Events channel. If you're all about watching the live video and seeing photos and commentary in text form, we've also got a live blog of this event for you to have a peek at.

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Apple iPad 5 event predictions: iPad mini 2, MacBook Pro, Mac Pro 2013

Apple iPad 5 event predictions: iPad mini 2, MacBook Pro, Mac Pro 2013

Tomorrow morning an Apple event is set to take off bringing on a set of new devices starting, first and foremost, in the iPad arena. The 5th generation iPad is tipped to appear alongside the 2nd generation iPad mini, both of them ready to work with iOS 7 right out of the box. The desktop and mobile laptop environments are also tipped to be getting an update with the MacBook Pro lineup receiving 4th generation Intel Core technology (Haswell) alongside a final push for the Mac Pro 2013 to stores.

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Retina iPad mini, iPad 5 without Touch ID amongst KGI predictions

Retina iPad mini, iPad 5 without Touch ID amongst KGI predictions

The second iPad mini will include a Retina upgrade and the iPad 5 will not have TouchID as was previously rumored, according to KGI Securities analyst Mingchi Kuo. These and a bevy of other predictions were released today in advance of the Oct. 22 iPad event to be held in San Francisco. The event will unveil a series of updates to the various iPads as well as to the MacBook Pro.

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Apple iPad Event to be simulcast in London and Japan

Apple iPad Event to be simulcast in London and Japan

Yesterday, Apple sent out invitations confirming the anticipated October 22 event, and the expectation is that we'll see the iPad mini 2 and the iPad 5 detailed by the company. Says Apple, "We still have a lot to cover," and to help ensure that coverage is as widespread as possible, the event will be telecast in London, Japan, and in the company's offices.

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