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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. 

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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

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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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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.

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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.

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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?

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