Since introducing the first iPad in 2010, Apple has added at least one new model a year.
It started with the 9.7-inch iPad the first year and followed it up with the iPad 2 in 2011. In 2012, Apple released three tablets -- the third-generation “new iPad” in March and the fourth-generation iPad with retina display (typically called the iPad 4) and 7.9-inch iPad Mini in November.
It broke from its normal naming pattern by introducing the iPad Air a year ago, as well as the iPad Mini with Retina Display.
Apple continued selling the second-generation iPad until last year, when it phased out the device. At that time, it brought back the fourth-generation iPad as its cheapest 9.7-inch device.
Apple hasn’t changed pricing for its 9.7-inch iPad since introducing the first model in 2010.
Another nice auto-video-editing app -- using metal for faster processing. Lots of pre-set styles, it's always odd to start seeing people using the same presets and background music.
Apple’s 9.7-inch iPads range in price from $499 for the 16GB WiFi-only version to $929 for the 128GB iPad Air with Wi-Fi and cellular capabilities.
The iPad Mini with retina display starts at $399 for 16GB and goes up to $829 for 128GB with Wi-Fi and cellular. Both are available in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB storage capacities.
Apple also continues to sell older versions of its iPad for $100 less than the equivalent newer models. Its 9.7-inch, fourth-generation iPad with retina display is available with 16GB for $399 for WiFi only or $529 for WiFi and cellular. The first iPad Mini costs $299 for 16GB and Wi-Fi only or $429 for an added cellular connection.
Real-time volumetric lighting is pretty impressive, too.
Replay will be free in the App Store today
Schiller is back up on stage
Schiller: Those are just two examples of the 675,000 apps taking advantage of iPad
Schiller: This is the new iPad Air 2. Next-gen Retina Display with no gaps. 2nd-gen 64 bit A8X chip, new iSight and FaceTime cameras, new ultrafast wireless, and of course the most requested feature, Touch ID
That sounds like about it for the iPad Air 2. Will Mini get more than a mention? We'll find out in a minute, I'd guess.
Schiller: You just have to hold this outside to see how incredible this is. It will blow you away.
It comes in silver, space gray and the new gold
It starts at $499 for 16GB (same as the iPad Air)
$599 for 64GB, which is $100 less than the first iPad Air
iPad Mini 3 also announced today
Same 16/64/128 SSD split. That 16GB is feeling a bit dated.
Comes in silver, space gray and gold. Has Touch ID
I bought a 16GB iPhone 6 Plus, and already down to about 5GB free.
That will start at $399 for 16GB, $499 for 64GB, $599 for 128GB
Like the new iPhones, Apple got rid of the 32GB model
Is Mini being downplayed because the 6 Plus essentially eclipses it?
iPad Mini will start at $249 instead of $299. iPad Mini 2 is $299. iPad Mini 3 starts at $399. iPad Air starts at $399. iPAd Air 2 starts at $499
Last-gen versions get a price cut. As low as $249 for original Mini. Interesting parry against low-cost Amazon/Nexus tablets.
Schiller: Can preorder tomorrow, Oct. 7. Will begin to ship by the end of next week
Mac time -- here's a good stuff (if you ask me).