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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  • Guest

    Hi Guys,

    Is there any plans for the podcast to be brought back? Enjoyed it when it was a weekly feature.


  • Thank you for listening and taking the time to ask about the show.

    The podcast will be coming back. I’m working on some stuff behind the scenes to improve the web site, show notes, and quality of the show.

    I don’t want to start doing the show again, until everything is ready, and we can make sure there is a new show every week.

    Thanks again.

  • Applefanboy

    Hey guys,

    Just wanted to know why you have not uploaded any of your podcasts?
    I just love your show and already have listened to all of them at least twice..

    Eagerly waiting for the next one..

  • Thank you very much for listening (twice!), and taking the time to comment.

    Gary and I both really enjoy doing the show, but we’ve either been really busy or away, so the scheduling was tough. I also didn’t want to do the show if it was going to be inconsistent or poorly executed.

    I’m working on stuff (as I mentioned below) to improve the show and ensure there are new episodes every week.

    So, we’ll either be back when everything is ready, or if there is major news event, we’ll cover that.

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  • Guest

    Hey Guys,

    Any progress on the podcast? Will you guys be returning to it soon?


  • Hope to be back soon. Thanks for asking.