The new Apple iPad tablets coming out in late 2013 have been revealed during Apple's announcement on Tuesday, Oct. 22. The San Francisco event was held to unveil a new iPad Air and an updated iPad Mini for 2013, both of which should be out before Christmas and the holidays.
According to CNN's report on Oct. 22, the iPad Air will be the new full-sized tablet from Apple, weighing in at just 1 pound. The new iPad Air release date is expected for Nov. 1, with prices starting at $499 for the 16GB wi-fi-only models, going up to $629 for a 4G LTE connectivity model. Meanhile the new iPad Mini is said to be available "later in November." The sequel to the original mini released in 2012, will include retina display. Prices start at $399 for the new iPad Mini, while the previous Mini will see a price reduction down to $299. The original full-sized iPad 2 which came out back in 2011 will be sold at $399.
Among the features of the iPad Air in addition to having a 9.7-inch screen like the predecessor, it will include an A7 processor chip, just like iPhone 5 S has. Reportedly that chip makes it "72 times faster than the original iPad." The iPad also has lost weight, cutting down 0.4 pounds, and is 20% thinner.
In addition to the new iPad Air and iPad Mini 2, Apple also announced that it's new Mac operating system called OS X Mavericks is available now and will be completely free to acquire for Mac users. New versions of the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air laptops by Apple were also released, with more details available at Apple.com website.
Will you be purchasing any of the new Apple products revealed at today's San Francisco event?