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    Default Apple Event October 23rd 2012

    Deserves its own thread, methinks, instead of being scattered amongst all the others.

    In brief
    1) New Mini
    2) New THIN iMac
    3) 13" Retina screen MBP

    (they seem to have dumped optical drives entirely now, not much to distinguish the retina MBP from the Air)

    4) New iPad 4th generation (replacing the ones we bought in March)
    5) New iPad Mini with a 7.9" screen 1024x768 and lots of goodies. White and silver or black and slate. 50% thinner than ipad. Shipping november 2 (wifi) and 2 weeks later for the cellular version. Pricing starts at $US329 and they havent dropped iPad 2 from the lineup.

    I wish I had a better income. I want all of it.

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    I really want to go to Mac Pro next, but dam that iMac looks good!

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    Mac Pro hasnt been updated. I don't think we are going to see it for much longer.

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    I know it hasn't been updated. That was my point.

    Mind you, I still think it has a place, especially with the xeon processors.

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    So am I correct in understanding that both the iPad and iPad mini don't support LTE in Australia?

    Apple store doesn't list LTE, only HSDPA.
    Something about Jimby.

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    I'm not sure. But when he said we're working with some people to bring LTE to people, I saw Telstra, Optus and Virgin on the list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leon View Post
    So am I correct in understanding that both the iPad and iPad mini don't support LTE in Australia?

    Apple store doesn't list LTE, only HSDPA.
    LTE now supported in Australia, Telstra and Optus were both shown on one of the slides in the keynote.

    Apple - iPad - View countries with supported LTE networks.

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    Thanks for the clarification. I assumed it was a safe bet after the slide and also the fact iPhone 5 works with LTE.

    Another way to chew some serious bandwidth

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    It's great to see Apple can still pull off some surprises. Not many blogs saw the new iMac coming!

    As with the iPod touch and nano last month, it seems if they want to keep something a surprise, it has to ship a month after the announcement, to keep the supply chain from leaking.

    Goddamn tempted to sell the Retina iPad for an iPad mini. It's half as light as the current iPad, you wouldn't even notice it in a bag.

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    I have to say the iPad Mini is overpriced. At Apple's $369, as they are still selling iPad 2 (Yay) you can get an iPad 2 at Big W for only $399- Thus only paying $30 more for the full sized iPad experience.
    Plus, IIci, IIsi, LC, LCII, LC III, CC, LC475, LC630, Centris650, 6100, 8100, 5260, 7220, 7600. PB: 100, 150, 160, 165, 540, 190, 5300, 1400. Lombard, iMacG3, iBookG3, iBookG4, PBG4, eMac, iMac G4, PMG4, MiniG4, iMacG5

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    369 is a lot specially when you consider the resolution and A5 chip which is 2 generations old now.
     Retina Macbook pro 15" (2012), iPhone 5 16gb, iPad Mini 64gb,
    Mac Mini 2.0 ghz (2009) using as Media Centre, 

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    And the fact that the iPad 2 is still a VERY capable tablet!
    Plus, IIci, IIsi, LC, LCII, LC III, CC, LC475, LC630, Centris650, 6100, 8100, 5260, 7220, 7600. PB: 100, 150, 160, 165, 540, 190, 5300, 1400. Lombard, iMacG3, iBookG3, iBookG4, PBG4, eMac, iMac G4, PMG4, MiniG4, iMacG5

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    I slept through the event......
    So am I right in thinking that the Retina iPad has had a hardware bump from the March 2012 release? Perhaps we won't see another one next year?

    Now I'm in the dilemma of deciding if I should get an iPad mini, iPad retina or keep rocking with my iPad 2...

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    Quote Originally Posted by leon View Post
    So am I correct in understanding that both the iPad and iPad mini don't support LTE in Australia?

    Apple store doesn't list LTE, only HSDPA.
    When I check the AppleStore now it states LTE for Australia now. Didn't state that this morning though.

    EDIT: It's the Applestore app on iOS that doesn't list LTE. Apples web store does.
    That's why I was confused as I looked at the app this morning.
    Last edited by leon; 24th October 2012 at 08:38 AM.
    Something about Jimby.

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