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What do you expect to see during the Apple Special Event keynote?

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#1 +Frank B.

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 13:05

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The next Apple event is upon us. What can we expect to see today?

 

Personally I think it'll be just new iPads/iPods, a MBP refresh, OS X 10.9 release. Small chance for a Mac Pro release. 

 

Post your thoughts and discuss the keynote here.

 

Oh also: The event will be livestreamed via http://www.apple.com.../october-2013/; Safari 4.x or higher on OS X or iOS or an AppleTV required.




#2 goodbytes

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 13:07

New iPads (mini and large), OSX release, hopefully some changes to iWork / iLife and some other improved and/or new software.. the new mac pro and an empty wallet.



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 13:09

We present: Same stuff as last year +1  Crowd:Cheers..... At the same price as last year, with the same hardware +1 as last year! CHEEERS!!!!



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 13:10

The Apple Online Store is down ahead of today's event.



#5 SMELTN

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 13:10

Definitely iPad's.. I just pray that the Mini has Retina!! 

 

I think we will see something iLife related as well as the new macbooks/pro.  Definitely get a release date on Mavericks



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 13:55

Definitely iPad's.. I just pray that the Mini has Retina!! 

 

 

Same here. I would serious consider buying one if they did.



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 17:55

So happy with the keynote so far.. new macbook pro's, free mavericks, new iwork, updated ilife.. iWork is also completely free. 



#8 Rudy

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 17:57

Finally iWork is getting updated, i was scared the web app was going to take over



#9 AJerman

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 18:26

Wow, did they really RAISE the price of the iPad mini?! :laugh:



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 18:29

Wow, did they really RAISE the price of the iPad mini?! :laugh:

They lowered the price of the old iPad mini. The retina iPad mini is more expensive than the previous model.



#11 AJerman

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 18:33

They lowered the price of the old iPad mini. The retina iPad mini is more expensive than the previous model.

Exactly, they raised the price of the iPad mini. All the other retina upgrades have been introduced as the new model replacing the last, at the same price as the last (iPad and iPhone, not Mac). This time, they introduced it as a new model so they could raise the price. And the year old model got an incredibly small price drop.



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 20:41

I was very disappointed with that AJ..  I have the iPad 2 and the iPad Mini now and wanted to upgrade to the iPad Mini 2 as long as it got the retina, but now I am almost considering getting the full size for $499 since its only $100 more. 

 

The price hike on the iPad mini 2 not only about screen size though. Remember. The iPad Mini had the iPad 2 internals, so slower processor, ram, etc and the non retina 7 inch screen.. Now its getting the same internals as the new iPad "air" Same camera, processor and retina screen, only in a small screen.  It kinda makes sense. 



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 21:42

Was iWorks released for free for all users or just folks who buy new Macs?

 

Edit: Never mind.  I see it is new Macs only.  Rats.  I was hoping to get it for free.  Would like it, but I NEED MS Office on my Mac, I only want iWorks.



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 21:48

Was iWorks released for free for all users or just folks who buy new Macs?

 

To my understanding, its Free for all new purchases. Of course anyone who owns it already gets free updates to the newest versions. I assume if you don't already own it, you might have to buy it? But i don't know how thats going to work.

If you have an apple id and can log into the Mac App Store and search for pages, see what happens.



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 22:18

To my understanding, its Free for all new purchases. Of course anyone who owns it already gets free updates to the newest versions. I assume if you don't already own it, you might have to buy it? But i don't know how thats going to work.

If you have an apple id and can log into the Mac App Store and search for pages, see what happens.

I got iWork for free with my new 2010 MBP and it states $19.99 for me on the App Store, so my guess is, those of us who want the new update either have to buy a new Mac or cough up $20.

 

That is, unless someone knows of another way Apple has it released for us. I remember when there was an update, I think earlier this year, maybe last, where they had the update hidden on their website.