Apple’s iPad Air lands November 1 in Canada
That’s what Apple is calling the latest generation of its tablet, which will be thinner and lighter than ever before. Weighing one pound, the iPad Air wastes less space with its narrower bezel, and has a 9.7-inch Retina display and a more energy-efficient A7 chip.
Apple will release the iPad Air in Canada on November 1. The price will start at $499 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model and $629 for the 16GB Wi-Fi and cellular model. There will also be 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB models.
There’s also a new iPad mini with Retina display, which will squeeze the same number of pixels as the iPad Air (3.1 million pixels) into its 7.9-inch screen. It’s coming later in November, starting at $399 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model and $529 for the 16GB Wi-Fi and cellular model.
Apple also launched today the redesigned Mac Pro, which will start at $2,999 and ship in December. A news release boasts the tower features the “latest Intel Xeon processors with up to 12 cores, dual workstation-class GPUs, six Thunderbolt 2 ports, PCIe-based flash storage and ultra-fast ECC memory”.
The new Mac Pro is just one-eighth the size of the previous model. Apple says the desktop computer—a 9.9-inch tall cylinder—is its “vision for the future of the pro desktop”.
It will come with OS X Mavericks, the 10th major release of the operating system, which be made available for free in the Mac App Store. According to Apple, the new OS X will have 200 new features.
Apple is also updating its MacBook Pro with Retina laptop and lowering its starting price to $1,299.