Apple Unveils iPad Mini and More - NBC Bay Area

Apple Unveils iPad Mini and More

After much anticipation, Apple rolled out a new, smaller $329 iPad Mini on Tuesday at the California Theater in San Jose on the same day it unveiled new products from its other lines. The announcement of the incredibly "thin and light" 7.9-inch device was expected, but the exact details were not. The Mini is 7.2 mm thin -- "as thin as a pencil" -- and .68 pounds, which is 50 percent lighter than a full-size iPad. That all came from Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller, who 26 minutes into the conference asked rhetorically: "You knew there'd be something called 'Mini' in this presentation didn't you?" And then he brought out a crazy-thin 5 mm iMac, 80 percent thinner than the previous model, with thin glass and no air gap between the glass and display. The price? $1,299. The audience, many who are Apple employees, whooped and cheered. Schiller also announced a 15-inch Macbook Pro with Retina display that he called "gorgeous," and a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, stereo speakers, FaceTime HD camera, dual mics and a backlit keyboard. The new notebook is .75 inches thin and weighs 3.5 pounds -- almost a pound lighter than previous generations. It cost $1,699 -- $500 less than the 15-inch MacBook Pro. Click through for more details from the event.