Now that the iPad event has wrapped up, it's time to take stock of what we got and what expectations have been left unfulfilled. Before we dive in, it's fair to note that they announced a lot - a new MacBook Pro, the iPad Air, Retina iPad mini, and lots of extras on products that have already been announced, like the launch of OS X Mavericks and the new Mac Pro's pricetag. On the whole, it's been a solid day for news, and there's really little reason to complain about anything. We're still going to find things to nitpick about, though.
If for whatever reason you missed out on the iPad & Mac keynote from earlier, you can now head on over to the Apple website to relive the event in all its glory as Apple has posted it in in its entirety.
Apple has announced the iPad Air. As expected, the iPad 5 features a design similar to the iPad mini, with a bezel 43% thinner than the iPad 4. Apple says that the new iPad is 20% thinner than the iPad 4 at 7.5mm thin, as well as lighter, at 1 lbs, compared to the iPad 4's 1.4 lbs.
Numbers, Keynote, and Pages which comprise Apple's iWork suite have all been updated for both iOS and OS X. New features include collaboration tools to work in documents in conjunction with others. All three apps are also now free with the purchase of any new iOS device or Mac.
Apple has announced from their live event that the long anticipated Mac Pro refresh will still be happening before the end of the year. Apple has however announced that the price will start at $2,999 for a base model.
Along with the announcement of the iPhone 5c, Apple has also announced a special line of cases made specifically for them. Made of a silicon rubber, they are made to compliment and accent whatever color iPhone 5c you have. They'll be priced at $29 each.