The Motley Fool

Apple unveils iPad Mini, iPad upgrade and new Macs

Following months of speculationApple (Nasdaq: AAPL) unveiled the new iPad mini at its special event overnight in the US. The new device carries a 7.9-inch display and features the same resolution as the iPad 2. The iPad mini will feature Apple’s dual-core A5 chip, the same processor used in the iPad 2, along with two cameras.

Apple is including 4G LTE support for the smaller model, similar to the larger 9.7-inch version. The tablet will also boast the same 10-hour battery life, improving its portability. Pricing starts at US$329 for a 16-GB model, with additional configurations available that follow Apple’s existing pricing strategy. Adding $100 increments will double storage up to 64 GB. Including 4G LTE capabilities adds a US$130 premium.

 

 

Along with the iPad mini, Apple unveiled a new fourth-generation iPad with upgraded internal specifications and added support for more international 4G LTE frequency bands.

Pre-orders start on Oct. 26, which also happens to be the day Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) launches Windows 8 and its Surface RT tablet. It will launch Nov. 2 in a wide range of countries, including Australia.

Apple also unveiled updates to its Mac mini and iMac families, while introducing a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display.

If you only invest in one company this year, make it our “Top Stock for 2012-13”. Operating in two hot markets — one set to double by 2012, the other predicted to grow 5x over the next five years — this stock is a solid growth play that also boasts strong recurring revenue, zero debt, and lots of cash. Get its name and full research case in this brand-new FREE report.

More reading

The Motley Fools purpose is to help the world invest, better. Take Stock is The Motley Fool’s free investing newsletter. Packed with stock ideas and investing advice, it is essential reading for anyone looking to build and grow their wealth in the years ahead. Click here now to request your free subscription, whilst it’s still available. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.

A version of this article, written by Evan Niu, originally appeared on fool.com

NEW. Five Cheap and Good Stocks to Buy in 2019…

Our Motley Fool experts have just released a brand new FREE report, detailing 5 dirt cheap shares that you can buy today.

One stock is an Australian internet darling with a rock solid reputation and an exciting new business line that promises years (or even decades) of growth… while trading at an ultra-low price…

Another is a diversified conglomerate trading near a 52-week low all while offering a 2.8% fully franked yield…

Plus 3 more cheap bets that could position you to profit over the next 12 months!

See for yourself now. Simply click the link below to scoop up your FREE copy and discover all 5 shares. But you will want to hurry – this free report is available for a brief time only.

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR FREE REPORT!