Sunday, 9 November 2014

Talking Tech for October 27 and November 4 2014

Talking Tech for October 27 and November 4 2014

 

October 27 2014

 

As I said in last weeks show, I would catch up this week with all the Apple news from the recent Apple event held a few weeks ago.

 

Apple News

 

In the Apple event two weeks ago, Apple Announced iPad 2 air, iPad mini 3, iMac 5k, OS X Yosemite release, iOS 8.1 available last Monday Oct  21 in the US (Tuesday aussie time) which includes Apple pay (for US only) and other bug fixes and improvements.

 

A quick highlight of these products in this show, except Apple Pay which is not currently available innAustralia.  I’ve also listed the other iPads and Macs that are sill current, which gets a little bit confusing for the iPad range.

 

iPad air 2

From $619 wifi.

Connectivity: wifi or wifi/cellular.

A8x chip.

Touch id.

Reduced glare.

No side switch.

Thiner and lighter than the iPad air.

9.7 display.

Colors: silver, gold or space gray.

8mp camera.

Storage: 16, 64 or 128 GB.

 

iPad air

From #499 wifi.

Connectivity: wifi or wifi cellular.

A7 chip.

Thiner and lighter than the iPad 4th generation.

9.7 display.

Color: silver, gold or space gray.

5MP camera.

Storage: 16 or 32 gb.

 

iPad mini 3

 

From $499 wifi.

Similar to the iPad air 2

7.9 display.

 

iPad mini 2

From $369

Similar to the iPad air.

7.9 display.

 

ipad mini

 

From $299.

Similar to the iPad 2

A5 chip.

7.9 display.

Storage: 16GB.

 

Note - iPod touch

You can still get an iPod touch from $249 for 16GB (32 or 64GB as well) if you don’t want an iPad or iPhone.

 

Here is a link comparing iPad models.

 

http://www.apple.com/ipad/compare/ 

The new iMac 27 with 5k display

 

Really for video or photo editing.

From $2999.

 

Note - you can still get the standard 21.5 (from $1349) (and 27 (from $1999).

 

http://www.apple.com/imac-with-retina/ 

New Mac mini

 

A good entry level Mac.  You’ll just need your own keyboard, mouse/trackpad and display (if required).  Mains powered.

From $619.

Note - MacBooks start at $1099 so still a good deal to get in to a Mac.

 

http://www.apple.com/mac-mini/ 

iOS 8.1 and OS X Yosemite

 

Now both released with new features and improvements.

Continuity and hand off really do bring iOS and OS X closer together.

 

iOS 8

 

http://www.apple.com/ios/whats-new/ 

OS X Yosemite

 

 

http://www.apple.com/osx/

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