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  • Apple unveils iPad Air, iPad mini

    Apple announced a new line of iPads on Tuesday at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater inSan Francisco -- the iPad Air and second-generation iPad mini.

    Apple CEO Tim Cook kicked off the event saying, "You're going to see some amazing products thismorning."

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    The iPad Air is 43 percent thinner than theprevious generation at 7.5 mm thin and weighs 1 pound. Inside the iPad Air runs on Apple's A7 chip, has a 64-bit desktop architecture, includes the M7 chip that was introduced with the iPhone 5S.

    Apple's new iPad will have a 5 megapixel camera, 1080p HD video and keep the 9.7-inch Retinadisplay. The iPad Air will replace the full-sized iPad, but Apple will still make the iPad 2 available for$399. The iPad Air goes on sale Nov. 1, starting at $499 for a 16 GB model.

    The iPad mini now comes with Retina display at 2,048 x 1,536 pixel resolution, an A7 chip and willbe priced starting at $399 for a 16 GB model. Apple says it will be available in November.

    Both iPads come in silver and space gray.

    Cook took the opportunity to give updates on recently launched products, like the

  • iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C and iTunes Radio , reporting that 1 billion http://www.bernoonsub.comsongs have been played on iTunes Radio in the last month. Apple's chief executive also said that 9million iPhone 5S and 5Cs were sold on launch weekend.

    Apple says that the iPad has an 81 percent share of the tablet market. Cook said of the device, "iPadis used more than any other tablet."

    Iconic Apple programs like Garage Band and iPhoto in the iLife suitehas been upgraded and will now be available for free with the purchase of any new Mac or iOSdevice.

    Apple also announced that its new desktopoperating system

    OS X Mavericks is now free . The tech giantalso unveiled updates to its MacBook Pro andMac Pro computers.

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