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Live blog: Apple iPad announcement

Live blog: Apple iPad announcement

Hi everybody! The live blog is now complete. If you want to follow the announcements as they came up, just scroll to the bottom and read from the bottom up. Enjoy!

  • 11:30 a.m. - We are done. Nothing on the MacBook Retina or Apple TV - sigh. I guess we'll have to wait a couple more months. All in all, a pretty good show by the world's leading fruit company.
  • 11:24 a.m. - It seems the plan, at least according to Tim Cook, is to buy a bunch of Apple products and then just synch them all together with Continuity.
  • 11:19 a.m. - I missed this one. A new Mac mini! Super value here ...

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  • 11:18 a.m. - Here's the full line ...

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  • 11:16 a.m. - It turns out the unit is not free :(

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  • 11:15 a.m. - The display is only 5mm at the edge. It is remarkable.
  • 11:12 a.m. - At 14.7 million pixels, iMac Retina Display is the highest resolution display in the world. That's 7X more pixels than HD. (That'll do)

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  • 11:09 a.m. - Time to talk Mac. Interesting stat ... Mac continues to grow at a 18% year over year while every other brand in the PC industry shrunk. Wow ....
  • 11:07 a.m. - Starting price points for entire iPad lineup: (Pre orders tomorrow, shipping by end of week).

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  • And the prices (with Cellular below) ... only $399 to start on the Wi-Fi only mini 3.

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  • iPad mini 3 dimensions ...

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  • 11:04 a.m. - iPad mini 3 time ... Comes in Silver, Space Gray, and Gold.
  • 11:02 a.m. - Prices (Wi-Fi PLUS Cellular)

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  • 11:01 a.m. - Prices ... (Wi-Fi Only)

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  • 10:55 a.m. - Orxy - totally awesome photo repair tool - super fast and seamless. Awesome.

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  • 10:53 a.m. - And 2.8X faster Wi-Fi should not get too many folks upset either (up to 866 Mbps).

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  • 10:52 a.m. - Just like I said, TouchID for everything iPad - works exactly the same as iPhone.
  • 10:50 a.m. - New iSight camera is 8MP, 1.12 micron pixels, f2.4, and does 1080p HD video. And there's even a great slo-mo feature.
  • 10:47 a.m. - M8 coprocessor tracks motion and elevation ... and they're touting the camera as something of legend.
  • 10:45 a.m. - "A whole new generation chip." The A8X is a new version of the iPhone 6 chip ... 40% faster than last version. Oh, and how about 10 hour battery life?

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  • 10:44 a.m. - OG iPad next to two Airs stacked. Unbelievable how far the technology has come.

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  • 10:43 a.m. - Tim Cook holds up a Gold iPad Air 2 (colored gold) - Welcome to the future.
  • 10:41 a.m. - Touting iPads ... Just mentioned that iPad Air is getting even thinner. They lasered a piece of pencil to show how much thinner.

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  • 10:39 a.m. - OS X Yosemite available at the Mac App Store for free ... Today!!!!
  • 10:36 a.m. - iOS 8.1 out Monday ... They promise it will work.

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  • 10:35 a.m. - Apple keeping it light today, taking every opportunity to poke fun at itself.
  • 10:33 a.m. - Federighi wearing an Apple Watch and using it to control the Keynote presentation. There's some applause with the revelation ... as you might expect.
  • 10:32 a.m. - Colbert refers to Tim Cook as "Chairman Honeycrisp"
  • 10:30 a.m. - Federighi calls Stephen Colber Apple's new Chief of Security. Calls him on the phone and says, "Hello Red Delicious. This is Granny Smith. Over." "Is the squirrel in the basket?"

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  • 10:28 a.m. - Using Continuity to transfer document from iPad to iPhone in real-time. Its pretty cool. Okay, Continuity is flat out amazing.
  • 10:27 a.m. - "Now you can AirDrop to any Apple TV without having to connect to your Wi-Fi network." Sweet.
  • 10:26 a.m. - Continuity promotes all devices working together.

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  • 10:25 a.m. - Messages, iTunes, iWork ... All updated on Yosemite.
  • 10:23 a.m. - Says users should all switch browsers to Safari - too many synched benefits to miss out on! Battery life is one of them.
  • 10:20 a.m. - Wow are they going fast ... It's official, OS X Yosemite is here!!!!
  • 10:18 a.m. - Extra storage not too pricey ...

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  • 10:17 a.m. - Getting an overview of iOS 8's features now, particularly the developer-focused features...

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  • 10:12 a.m. 48% of iOS users are on iOS 8 now.

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  • 10:11 a.m. - Apple Pay will just appear on iPhones on October 20th. Happy spending!!!!
  • 10:08 a.m. - Apple Pay time! All three major credit card networks on board. 500 new banks support Apple Pay too!

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  • 10:07 a.m. - Most orders in 30 days ever for iPhone 6. Will be in 32 countries by end of week.
  • 10:06 a.m. - His Cookliness

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  • 10:05 a.m. - Apple employees applauding their own iPhone launch. Who can blame them?
  • 10:00 a.m. - New iPads leaked yesterday, we already see iMacs ... what's comin'????
  • 9:57 a.m. - Stage set ... looks like they'll be talking iMac for sure!

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  • 9:50 a.m. - Just eight more minutes ...

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  • 9:35 a.m. - Hi everyone, I will be live in 25 minutes.
  • Just to get the party started, Apple may have already leaked the new iPad Air and iPad mini. Check these out:

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