Apple hardware bonanza: iPad Mini, 4th-gen iPad, 13in. MacBook Pro Retina, and more

Apple's big event today offered a fall cornucopia of new hardware with the expected announcement of the iPad Mini, a slightly more surprising 4th-gen iPad, and updates to MacBook Pro, iMacs, and Mac Mini.

Here's a just-the-facts roundup of today's announcements and resources to more news and pictures from both CNET and ZDNet. Stay tuned to TechRepublic for upcoming business takes on all the new hardware, Cracking Open, and buying advice.

New iPad Mini

  • 7.2mm thick (23 percent thinner than fourth-gen iPad) and weighs in at .68 pounds
  • 7.9" screen, 1024 pixels by 768 pixels
  • A dual-core A5 processor
  • FaceTime HD front-side camera, 5 megapixel iSight camera on the back
  • LTE
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi @ 5.2Ghz
  • Lightning connector
  • 10-hour battery life
  • 16GB, Wi-Fi only starts at $329; 32GB is $429; 64GB is $529 (cellular option is more)
  • Pre-orders start Oct. 26: Wi-Fi models will ship first starting on Nov. 2. Two weeks later for cellular versions
  • CNET: Apple iPad Mini -- it's real, and it has a new design

4th Generation iPad

  • A6X processor
  • Improved graphics
  • 10-hour battery life
  • $499 16GB model (16GB with 4G, $629)
  • Expanded LTE that works on more networks worldwide; Sprint LTE in the U.S
  • Online pre-orders begin Oct. 26; shipping in November

13" MacBook Pro with Retina display

New Mac Mini

  • Dual or quad core Ivy Bridge processors
  • WiFi, Bluetooth
  • Up to 1TB hard drive or 256GB flash memory
  • Starts shipping today: $599 with 4GB RAM and 500 GB hard drive

New iMac

  • Two models: 21.5" starts at $1299 (ships in November) and 27" starts at $1799 (ships in December)
  • Thinner profile, no bezel
  • Ports: 4 USB 3.0 ports, 2 Thunderbolt ports, Gigabit Ethernet
  • CNET: Finally: Apple unveils new iMacs

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