Apple’s iPad mini event round-up: everything you have to know!

The iPad mini event is over and much have been talked about especially on all the products Apple introduces in one event! We have a list of products Apple shows to the world in the event and iPad Mini, the long awaited iPad Mini is one of them. Yes, there are also iMacs and MacBooks. Chill.

Everything about the event was awesome, but there is only one let down when Apple introduces the iPad 4th gen. The 3rd generation iPad is just out for 7-8 months and we all expect Apple to have a minor refresh on the iPad (like what happened to iPad 2 last year) but the refresh is too much to be considered minor. This will make some iPad 3 owner to be pissed but some says they would be happy with their iPad 3 and saving on lightning adapters.

Rather than going all over the internet for all the post about the Apple event, we found an awesome round-up of the event by Cult of Mac which gives a complete round-up of the event. Enjoy!

Here’s everything that Apple announced at today’s keynote:

Everything Apple Announced At Today’s iPad Mini Event [Mega-Roundup]

iPad Mini

  • 7.9-inch screen with 1024-by-768 resolution
  • New aluminum glass enclosure
  • 23% thinner than 4th gen iPad at 7.2mm thin
  • 0.68 lbs (half the weight of the 4th gen iPad)
  • Dual-core A5 chip
  • FaceTime HD camera
  • 5MP iSight camera on the back
  • LTE wireless with 802.11a/b/g/n dual-band WiFi
  • Lightning connector
  • 10-hour battery life
  • Comes in black and white models
  • 16GB Wifi starts at $329
  • Pre-orders start October 26th
  • Wifi models available in stores Nov. 2nd. Wifi+4G available mid-November
Everything Apple Announced At Today’s iPad Mini Event [Mega-Roundup]

iPad (fourth generation)

  • A6X processor doubles CPU and graphics performance
  • 10 hours of battery life
  • FaceTime camera is 720p
  • Retina display
  • Lightning connector supported, and 802.11a/b/g/n dual-band WiFi and LTE
  • Black and white models available
  • 16GB Wifi starts at $499
  • Preorders start October 26th

Everything Apple Announced At Today’s iPad Mini Event [Mega-Roundup]

13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display

  • 20% thinner than previous model at 0.75 inches thick
  • 3.5lbs. Lightest MacBook Pro ever
  • No optical drive, 2 Thunderbolt ports, MagSafe 2, SD Card slot, HDMI out and 2 USBs
  • Retina display is 13.3 inch on the diagonal and a 2560 x 1600 resolution
  • Up to 768GB of flash storage, 8GB of RAM, Intel HD 4000 graphics, and Bluetooth 4.0
  • 7 Hour battery life
  • Starting price is $1699
  • Ships today

Everything Apple Announced At Today’s iPad Mini Event [Mega-Roundup]

New iMacs

  • 5mm thin at the edge
  • 45% thinner display is laminated to the glass with 75% less reflection
  • 27-inch and 21.5 inch models available
  • FaceTime HD camera, Dual microphones, and stereo speakers
  • Up to 768GB flash storage, 32GB of RAM, Core i5 or i7 processor and NVIDIA graphics
  • Four USB 3.0, three Thunderbolt ports
  • Fusion Drive combines 128GB Flash storage and either 1 or 3TB HDD
  • 21.5-inch iMac starts at $1299, 27-inch iMac $1799
  • 21.5-inch available in November, 27-inch iMac available in December

Everything Apple Announced At Today’s iPad Mini Event [Mega-Roundup]

Mac mini

  • New base of 2.5 GHz quad-core i7 processor
  • 4GB of RAM
  • Dual 1TB HDDs
  • Starts at $599
  • Available today

Everything Apple Announced At Today’s iPad Mini Event [Mega-Roundup]

iBooks

  • New continuous reading option
  • More iCloud integration saves the spot you were reading
  • Sharing features available for Facebook and Twitter
  • 40 new languages supported
  • Available today

 iBooks Author

  • New templates
  • Embedded fonts for custom look
  • Mathematical expressions can be directly rendered
  • Multi-Touch widgets
  • iBooks updates can grab latest version of textbooks
  • Available today as a free download

Everything Apple Announced At Today’s iPad Mini Event [Mega-Roundup]

Numbers

  • 5 Million iPhone 5 units were sold the first weekend (most ever)
  • 3 Million iPods have been sold so far
  • 200 Million devices have been updated to iOS 6
  • 300 Billion iMessages have been sent in the last year
  • 275,000 iPad Apps in the App Store now
  • 35 Billion Apps have been downloaded
  • $6.5 Billion has been paid to developers for their apps
  • 1.5 Million books available via iBooks
  • 100 Million iPads sold
  • iPad accounts for 90% of tablet web traffic
  • iBooks Textbooks are now available for 80% of high school core curriculum
  • 94% of Fortune 500 businesses are deploying iPad programs

 

Well, we think the iMac is mouth watering and so do the iPad mini, looking at the awesome pricing. What do you think? Which is your favorite product announced?

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Apple sends out event invitations. What is the hidden message this time? iPad Mini’s name confirmed!

 

Apple has recently sent out invitations to it’s event this 23th October 2012. We are very sure that the smaller iPad will be showcased in this event together with some others which we are not very certain of. But the likes of a new 13 inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display, refreshed iMac and Mac Minis might be possible to be on stage this coming event.

Everytime Apple sends out event invitations, they will have a hidden message in the invitation that will hint on what will be happening on the event. For example, the iPhone 5 event invitations have a shadow of the number 5 which hints that the iPhone 5 is coming. For the new iPad invitation, a blurred large Retina Display icon is cleverly hidden in the background. But this time, we cant say much about the invitation. Except for the wordings that comes with the invitation that says “We’ve got a “little” more to show you”. This might be the hint that something little will be showcased on that event! Like the iPad mini? LOL

And we have also noticed that the Apple logo forms a big “m” on the invitation which also hints to iPad “m”ini. So we can conclude that the naming is now confirmed! And such a colorful invitation might hint that the iPad mini will come in various different colors like the new iPod touch. That will be cool!

We will know all of that on the 23th of October 2012. For local time, the event will be happening on 1AM on the 24th October 2012. Stay tuned to littlegeeko as we will be updating you during the event! Have a good day!

 

Apple WWDC 2012: Which liveblog to follow? [WWDC 2012]

The Apple WWDC (World Wide Developers Conference) 2012 will start in a few hours time and many people are really excited on what will be announced this time around. Especially when the ticket to this year’s WWDC got sold out in the 1st 2 hours it went on sale. Tim Cook does asked everyone of us to expect more from Apple despite the passing of the one and only Steve Jobs. Lets now just sit back and see how and what Apple will do to or rather Tim Cook will do to show the world he is indeed the rightful one to be the CEO of Apple. iOS 6 will certainly be announced. Click here to know more on what we expected to be announced in WWDC 2012.

These are the few live blog available for you to follow all the actions. Engadget will be our personal favorite.

Liveblogs:

Engadget

CultofMac

9to5mac

Gizmodo

 

Or you can stay tuned with littlegeeko with all the essential updates on WWDC 2012!!

Everything We Expect Apple To Announce At WWDC 2012

On Monday, Tim Cook will take the stage at the Moscone Center in San Francisco for Apple’s annual WWDC keynote, and if the rumor mill is to be believed, he’ll be hard pressed to fit everything Cupertino is ready to announce into its 90 minute presentation. We’re looking at massive upgrades to the entire Mac line, the official unveiling of iOS 6, loads of new apps, and maybe possibly even our first glimpse of the iPhone 5 and Apple HDTV.

Here’s what we think Apple will (and won’t) announce on Monday, ranked in order of likelihood.

 

Almost Definitely Happening

New Ivy Bridge Macs: It looks almost certain that almost every Mac out there will see at least a minor update at WWDC. Intel has finally released its next-generation Ivy Bridge chips, and there’s a chip that is perfect for almost every Mac model, from the venerable iMac to the MacBook Air.

New, Slimmer MacBook Pros: Expect Apple’s MacBook Pro line to undergo a major revision, ditching their antiquated optical drives in favor of a slimmer form factor and better battery life.

USB 3.0 Coming To Macs: Steve Jobs may have been skeptical that USB 3.0 would ever take off, but the new Ivy Bridge processors Apple is using will finally support the protocol. It’s a given the new Macs will be updated accordingly.

iOS 6 Unveiled: See our guide on what we expect from iOS 6 for more details, but in short: Apple will ditch Google Maps, rebuilt most of the core apps from the ground up, slap on a new silver coat of paint, add Facebook integration, and upgrade Siri, amongst other improvements.

Mountain Lion Release Date: The next version of OS X, Mountain Lion, has already been scheduled to release in late summer. Expect Apple to name an actual date.

The Resurrection Of The Mac Pro: The Mac Pro line hasn’t been updated for two years, but Apple’s not going to kill it. They know they need it: losing the Mac Pro means losing the video, audio and graphic professionals who helped establish OS X to begin with. It topples a domino that could reverberate through the entire Mac line. Apple will finally update the Mac Pros, but don’t expect Ivy Bridge. They will use Sandy Bridge Xeon E5 series processors because of voltage and yield problems in the Ivy Bridge server class line. In addition, the new Mac Pros will feature SATA III/SAS compatibility, and will be upgraded to Thunderbolt and USB 3.0.

Probably Happening

Retina Display Macs: OS X has supported ultra high-resolutions for a while now, but it’s widely believed that at WWDC 2012, the Mac line will get ultra high-res displays, similar to the iPhone and iPad. Many predict that ppi in the Mac line will double across the board, but Apple doesn’t need to update their Macs nearly that drastically to achieve Retina resolutions in its Mac line.

Entry-Level MacBook Pro: The MacBook Pro is definitely getting updated, but what if you just can’t live without an optical drive. It looks like Apple might still sell a slightly beefed up version of the existing 13-inch MacBook Pro.

Retina Display Thunderbolt Display: If Apple’s releasing Retina display Macs at all, they need to offer the ability for Mac minis and Mac Pros. Here’s where an updated, Retina-capable Thunderbolt display comes in.

Thunderbolt / USB 3.0 External Optical Drives: Apple will need to sell an external optical drive if the new MacBook Pros lose theirs, and it makes sense these would end up supporting either Thunderbolt or USB 3.0.

iCloud Upgrade: Apple unveiled iCloud exactly a year ago, and reports from the Wall Street Journal indicate that iCloud will, at the very least, get an upgrade to its video and photo syncing abilities. You’ll be able to share photos and albums outside of Photostream, get comments on video, and videos will start syncing with Photostream (or its equivalent, Videostream).

Maybe Happening

Apple TV Gets Supercharged: We’ve heard murmurs that the Apple TV will get the ability to run apps, and this will be announced at WWDC 2012. The idea here is that this is a bridge move to get apps ready for the rumored Apple HDTV set, which could be unveiled as early as later this year. The remote might also be supercharged to allow other entertainment devices to use the same remote (and Remote.app) as Apple’s.

iPhone 5 Unveiled: Consider this a big maybe. We don’t really expect the iPhone 5 to be unveiled until late September or early October, but if Apple is, as some expect, going to change the screen dimensions of the iPhone to accomodate a longer, 4-inch display, they may give developers a heads up at WWDC so they can prepare their apps in time.

No iPhone 5, But Apple Still Tells Devs To Get Ready For Larger Displays: John Gruber at Daring Fireball has some great thoughts on how Apple could signal to developers they need to make their apps vertically flexible (ostensibly to better accomodate Notifications) without actually saying anything about the iPhone 5.

Almost Definitely Not Happening

Apple HDTV Unveiled: Some analysts like Peter Misek have suggested we’ll see the Apple HDTV unveiled at WWDC, to go on sale later this year, but there’s zero rumblings of this outside of analyst speculation. If production were ramping up, we’d be hearing things from the supply chain at this point, and anyway, the HDTV industry tends to release all of their TVs earlier in the year. We think we won’t hear word of the Apple HDTV until late 2012 or early 2013.

iPad Mini: There’s been a lot of empty talk about an iPad mini, and we’ve even seen a couple of laughable “leaked” components, but frankly, we’re really skeptical Apple even plans this, let alone plans on unveiling it at WWDC. Not only did Steve Jobs hate 7-inch tablets, but there’s pretty much zero market for them. They just aren’t biting into Apple’s market share.

Stay tuned as we will be updating more about the WWDC2012 happening this coming monday!

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Apple Store One-day event pricing out!

The Apple Online store one-day event’s pricing is out! (6th January 2012). Price are slashed for the iPad 2, iPod Touch, iPod Nano, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac and many more including accessories. But no price slash for iPhone 4S, highly expected but still sad.

Pricing summary:

  • iPad 2 – from RM1378 (Save RM121)iPod Touch – from RM628 (Save RM71)
  • iPod Nano – from RM414 (Save RM35)
  • MacBook Air – from RM2788 (Save RM311)
  • MacBook Pro – from RM3388 (Save RM311)
  • iMac – from RM3488 (Save RM311)
  • Magic Trackpad – RM184 (Save RM35)
  • Apple Magic Mouse – RM194 (Save RM35)
  • Time Capsule 2TB – RM928 (Save RM71)
  • Apple Wireless Keyboard – RM194 (Save RM35)
  • AirPort Express Base Station (802.11n) – RM294 (Save RM35)
  • iPad 2 Smart Cover Leather (RED) – RM254 (Save RM45)
  • Microsoft Office Home & Student 2011 – RM590 (Save RM64)
  • AirPort Extreme base station – RM528 (Save RM71)

Head over to the Apple Store Malaysia now!

*this is a one day sale so hurry!!!*

Apple Online Store Chinese New Year 1-day offer: 6th January 2012

Happy New Year to everyone!!! Everyone is just starting to take off the year 2012, with the Chinese New Year just around the corner. And Apple is making 2012 more interesting with a 1-day Chinese New Year offer on the 6th of January.

If you are going to buy any Apple products, just hang on for a few days and get them on a slashed price. No news on how much cheaper Apple will be pricing its products this year but the following last year’s offer, Apple slashed up to RM141 on iPods, RM131 on iPads  and additional RM331 discounts on its MacBooks and iMacs. Check this year’s offer this 6th January to find out this year’s offer. If you are lucky, we might also see price slashed on the new iPhone 4S! That’s a little bit too impossible.

See you all on the 6th, here! Anything in mind?