The iPhone Podcast Episode 53 – iPad Mini Event Recap

iphone podcast artworkGary Ng and Justin Luey from recap Apple’s iPad Mini event on Episode 53 of The iPhone Podcast.

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Episode 53 Show Notes

“We’ve got a little more to show you.” Keynote Recap

Tim Cook’s Introduction: The Numbers

  • 5 million iPhones sold.
  • iPhone 5 launch video.
  • 3 million new iPods sold.(
  • 200 million devices running iOS.
  • 125 million Documents in the Cloud, 300 billion iMessages sent. 28,000 per second.
  • 160 million Game Center accounts.
  • 70 million photos shared with Shared Photo Stream.
  • 700,000 apps in the App Store, 275,000 iPad apps.
  • 35 Billion apps downloaded.
  • 6.5 billion paid to developers.

iBooks Update

  • 1.5 million books available.
  • 400 million books downloaded.

New Version of iBooks

  • Continuous scrolling.
  • Improved iCloud support.

Mac Update

  • Outgrew the PC market 7 times. Out grew the PC market 6 years in a row.
  • Number 1 notebook in the U.S.
  • Number 1 desktop in the U.S.

Phil Schiller Introduces New Macs

  • 13 inch MacBook Pro is the number one selling Mac.

New 13 Inch MacBook Pro with Retina display

Went over all the specs and played new ad.

  • starts at $1699.

New Mac Mini

  • Same design, significant spec improvements.

New iMac

  • 80% thinner. 5mm at the edge. 8 pounds lighter 40% less volume.
  • 75% less glare.
  • USB 3 and Thunderbolt.
  • No optical drive.
  • Fusion Drive – Flash and HDD combined into one volume. Software automatically moves files between Flash and HDD.
  • 21.5 inch starts at $1299, 27 inch starts at $1799.

Tim Cook Returned To Talk iPad

  • 100 million iPads sold.
  • Education recap. 2500 classrooms using iPad and iPad Textbooks.
  • New version of iBooks Author.

Phil Schiller Back for iPad

iPad with Retina display 4th generation

  • New A6x chip, double the processor and graphics performance.
  • New FaceTime HD camera.
  • More LTE support.
  • Fast wireless.
  • Lightning connector.

Same capacities and prices.

iPad Mini

  • 7.2mm thin.
  • 0.68 lbs.
  • White and silver, black and slate.
  • 7.9 inches.
  • 1024 x 768
  • All software works without modification.
  • 30%+ more screen real estate than Android 7 inch tablets, but thinner and lighter. (16×9 versus 4×3).
  • A5 chip
  • FaceTime HD Camera
  • 5MP iSight Camera
  • LTE
  • Fast Wi-Fi Dualband.
  • Lightning connector.
  • 10 hour battery life.

Tim Cook Wrap-up

Tim Cook Recaps all new 2012 products.

App Picks

Gary’s Pick

Starbucks App with Passbook support

Justin’s Picks

Jasmine – YouTube Client

Circa News

MacHeist Bundle – 19 Mac Apps for $29

MacHeist LootBlast – 20 Free Mac Apps

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