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10/22/2013

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A side-view diagram of the iPad Air.(Source: Apple.com)
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daleste
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free operating system
daleste   10/22/2013 11:07:42 PM
The article says that you get a free operating system with this device.  When did they ever sell a device without an operating system?

Susan Rambo
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Re: free operating system
Susan Rambo   10/22/2013 11:35:17 PM
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Thanks for your comment. The Mavericks OS news is separate from the iPad and computer news.What Apple announced today was: (1) its new Mavericks OS for its computers/laptops, and that (2) Apple would no longer be charging its customers to upgrade to the new OS, for which they previously would have had to pay. Obviously if buying a new computer or any Apple device, you'll get the OS on the device (which means the OS cost is built into the cost of the computer).

Seems like a good move on Apple's part. Many other news websites today covered this new free upgrade policy; it's not so important here on EE Times but it is an interesting move that should make customers happy.

rick merritt
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64-bit conversion
rick merritt   10/23/2013 12:15:07 AM
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It will be interesting to see how the 64-bit shift unfolds and wheher Apple gets any lift from being early into it.

junko.yoshida
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MIMO
junko.yoshida   10/23/2013 2:15:01 AM
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It's probably just me, but I thought by now Apple had already offered iPad with MIMO. They didn't until now? I am kind of surprised... Doesn't Kindle HD already come with it?

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Re: free operating system
eewiz   10/23/2013 5:15:49 AM
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its Free OS upgrade to OS X 10.9 for existing devices. Normally they charge 20$ for new OS for previous gen macbooks

R_Colin_Johnson
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Free Apps Too
R_Colin_Johnson   10/23/2013 9:47:00 AM
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This super-thin and light iPad and iPad Mini with their super  hi-rez displays should prove very popular among Apple devotees, even at their premium price, and the free iLife and iWorks just sweeten the pot. 

junko.yoshida
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Re: MIMO
junko.yoshida   10/23/2013 10:23:34 AM
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glad your wish came through!

Daniel Payne
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Larger Retina Screen?
Daniel Payne   10/23/2013 11:37:16 AM
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I don't understand the statement about "larger Retina screen" because the iPad Air has a 9.7" screen, the same size as the iPad 4. Yes, the iPad mini now has more pixels, but also the same screen size.

Susan Rambo
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Re: Larger Retina Screen?
Susan Rambo   10/23/2013 12:28:30 PM
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You are right. iPad Air screen is same btwn the iPad 4 and Air.  to http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/ipad-5-vs-ipad-4/    Sorry for the mistake.

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More Apple Catchup
TonyTib   10/23/2013 1:59:26 PM
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Last gen Kindle (Kindle HD) had MIMO; current Kindle HDX is lighter (13.2 oz), and probably faster (2.2GHz quad core).  I guess the big Apple advance is 64-bits.

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