October 2012 – Apple News

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Apple released a number of updates last week at their Keynote.

Not only was the iPad Mini announced but there were significant updates made to the Mac line up also. Read below for a brief account of the most recent updates and their respective availability.


iPad family

iPad mini; the 7.9 inch version of the iPad. Same resolution as the iPad 2 in a smaller, lighter frame that looks great for reading books etc but while retaining all of functionality of the larger models.

iPad 4th generation; an update to the existing form factor that is mentioned to be 2x as powerful.

Macbook Pro Retina 13 inch

MacBook Pro Retina 13″ would be best described as the smaller brother to the Macbook Pro Retina 15″ released in June as it offers the same flash storage, and portability with a very high resolution display. The machine also features a HDMI port, USB 3.0, and SD card slot like the 15-inch Retina.

It was revealed that the new Retina MacBook Pro’s 13.3-inch screen has a resolution of 2560×1600 pixels. The 15-inch Retina sports a 2880×1800 display.

Base configuration is a 2.5GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5, 128GB Flash Storage with 8GB of 1600MHz memory is $1899 inc GST RRP

MacBook Pro Retina 13″ models are available locally currently as are the 15″ versions – for any enquiries, feel free to contact us.

Official Press



iMac 21.5 and 27; the iMacs have undergone a large change in design and internal workings. They are 80% thinner that their predecessors, have a less reflective display, and though they come with with standard harddrives they are configurable SSD drives or Apple’s new Fusion drive which is a combination of SSD and standard HDD that looks very promising. These iMac’s join the Macbook Air’s and Macbook Pro Retina in having no optical drive – another way to save space internally.

It pays to note that the 21.5″ version doesn’t have user upgradeable RAM, so please buy up initially as later updates to the memory may not be possible.  The 27″ will have 4 user accesible bays for future upgrades.

The 21.5-inch iMac starts at $1429 inc GST and has a vague shipping date of November. The 27-inch won’t ship until December.

Let us know if you’re interested and we ensure that you are advised as soon as they are available to order.


Mac Mini

Mac Mini including server; the current form factor remain but all units receive noteworthy speed and storage bumps. The Server in particular receives a very welcome 2x 1TB harddrives.

The base configuration comes with a 2.5Ghz daul-core intel Core i%, 4GB memory and 500GB hard drive, the higher end model sports a 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, 4GB memory and a 1TB hard drive. Servers are as the higher end model but with two harddrives running a software raid and remain at $1099 inc GST.

Starting at $699 inc GST, the Mac Mini’s are in stock locally and available to order.


It pays to note that there are currently some superb prices on now previous generation Mac’s also so any enquires or questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.