Check out the new iPads from Apple

The company announces a new iPad, called the iPad Air, and an updated iPad Mini Tuesday. It's also giving away its newest Mac operating system for free.

By MSN Money Partner Oct 22, 2013 2:47PM
 Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller announces the new iPad Air
Credit: © Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesBy Steve Kovach, Business Insider

Apple (AAPL) announced its next-generation iPads Tuesday.

Here's what you need to know.


The full-sized iPad got the biggest upgrade. It's now called the iPad Air and is significantly thinner and lighter than the last iPad. It weighs just one pound and is 7.5 mm thin.


Inside, the iPad Air is powered by Apple's new A7 processor, the same zippy chip it uses in the iPhone 5S. The A7 processor is twice as fast as the chip used in last year's iPad.


The iPad Air will start at $499. It goes on sale Nov. 1.


Apple also updated the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini now has a sharp Retina display just like other iPhones and iPads. It also has that same A7 processor as the iPhone 5S and iPad Air.


Unfortunately, it looks like the iPad Mini's new screen isn't cheap. The iPad Mini is now more expensive than last year's model at $399, a $70 price bump.The new iPad Air and updated iPad Mini. © Courtesy of Apple


Apple will continue to sell last year's iPad Mini for just $299. The iPad 2, the full-sized iPad that launched in 2011, is sticking around for another year and will cost $399.


Apple didn't give a launch date for the new iPad Mini, but did say it would start shipping in November.


Along with the new iPads, Apple announced a slew of other products. The MacBook Pro laptops now have faster chips and better battery life. 


Finally, Apple announced a bunch of new software. Its newest operating system for Mac computers, OS X Mavericks, will be available today as a free download for Mac owners.


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23Comments
Oct 22, 2013 3:30PM
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You have a CHOICE Ford or Chevy, Mac or whatever, STOP WHINING
Oct 22, 2013 4:00PM
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Lighter,   thinner and twice as fast.     What's not to like?   Sucker or not,   I want one.
Oct 22, 2013 3:45PM
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Apple, a consumers most expensive choice.
Oct 22, 2013 3:46PM
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omg, those are huge, i want one! everything will be life size lol
Oct 22, 2013 3:48PM
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LMAO, Apple can't innovate any longer, they keep replicating their same products, I have the orginal Ipad and I see no reason to buy another.
Oct 22, 2013 3:52PM
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Does this version support Flash Technology?
Oct 22, 2013 9:52PM
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Totally disappointed - expected better
Oct 23, 2013 11:11AM
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It's called the iPad Air because that's what's mostly inside of it.  It's also giving away its newest Mac operating system for free. Oh right, you have to buy one of Apple's overpriced products to get it so how is it free?

Oct 22, 2013 3:59PM
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Are the iPad Mini's really worth it?  I know they're cheaper than the standard iPad, but why would anyone want a smaller screen?  I have yet to buy one, but I'd prefer the bigger screen.
Oct 22, 2013 3:46PM
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How about getting the iPhone 5S to your retailers,so I can get my phone. Spent lots of money on new phones. Said 4 weeks, 3rd week get a call at 9 Pm telling me my phones are now on back order. 
Oct 22, 2013 5:00PM
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The new MAC OS --- developed by the NSA, sold by Apple.

NO THANKS

Oct 22, 2013 3:54PM
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ZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz boring.    How about something NEW and innovative...
Oct 22, 2013 3:53PM
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Lost the "IT" factor

cant fit in my pocket

Oct 22, 2013 6:11PM
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If they made a gold color Ipad, I'm sure they'd make a killing. Sad, but probably true.
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