Yesterday’s Apple event revealed a lot of updates to our favourite Apple products.
iPad Air 2
The new version of the popular iPad Air comes with Touch ID, but the most significant update to the iPad Air 2 is its thinner body. It is only 6.1 mm thick, down from 7.5 mm.
The iPad Air 2 will also come with an anti-reflective coating on the screen, which Apple says will reduce reflections by 56%. Another great update is the A8X processor which the iPad Air 2 will use, which is a modified version of the chip the iPhone 6 uses. This new processor will apparently make the new iPad Air 40% faster than its predecessor. Apple announced yesterday that the device will have 10 hours battery life.
The iPad Air 2 will be available in the usual silver and grey and a new gold option.
iPad Mini 3
There was no iPad Mini 2, instead it was called the iPad Mini with Retina display. Now the 3rd generation iPad Mini is here with no major chances except that it comes with Touch ID and not much time was spent talking about it at yesterday’s Apple event.
New iMac with Retina Display
At yesterday’s Apple event the new iMac desktop computer was revealed complete with Retina display. The updated iMac has, according to Apple, the “world’s highest resolution display”, at 5120 x 2880 pixels on a 27-inch screen.
Mac Mini Update
The miniature Mac has not been updated for 2 years and yesterday the new Mac Mini was finally unveiled. The new Mac Mini includes fourth-generation Intel Core processors, two Thunderbolt 2 ports, and Intel Iris and HD Graphics 5000 options.
It’s the world’s most energy-efficient desktop computer.
Other than the iPads, most Apple geeks were excited for the release of OS X Yosemite. The OS update, which will be available for free in the App store, will come with a simple and colourful visual display, similar to the display of iOS. But what makes Yosemite such a significant update is that it will enable users to move easily between their Macs and their iPhones and iPads. Each device will allow you to pick up where you left off on another one of your Apple devices. You will also be able to answer phone calls and use text messaging on your Mac.