It was clear that Apple will unveil the new iPad 5 and the iPad mini with retina display today at the media event. The surprises have been that the new iPad 5 will be called iPad Air. Apple managed to cut down the thickness to 7.5mm and the weight to 1 pound. The iPad mini will finally get the retina display, but it also will have the same power as the iPad Air. It runs also on the A7 CPU.
The iPad mini with retina display will become the hottest holiday gift of 2013. I am already certain of it. It is priced at $399. The current iPad mini will sell for $100 less. The iPad Air will go on sale on November 1 and the iPad mini with retina display later in November.
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Apple is set to have an exciting fall and holiday season with the release of iOS 7 and OS Maverick in addition to a slew of new devices including the iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPad 5, iPad mini 2, Mac Pro, MacBook Air, iMac and MacBook Pro. There might also be something completely new that we do not know about. It is likely not the iWatch, which is expected for 2014.