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Apple unveils thinner iPad Air, updated iPad mini with Retina display

Hello, Canada! We’re going to bring you all the live updates from today’s iPad event in San Francisco, so keep your eyes and trackpads peeled to this page.

Shortly after the announcement, we’ll have all the pertinent information on Canadian availability right here, too.

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  • There have been 60 billion cumulative App Store downloads
  • One million total apps in the App Store, similar to Google Play’s latest numbers
  • $13 billion has been paid out to iOS developers
  • (In other news, OS X Mavericks is a free download today for Macs from 2007 and newer.)

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  • New versions of iLife, including iMovie, iPhoto and Garageband, for iOS devices, as well as the Mac.
  • iCloud integration brings synchronizing of photo and videos between iOS and Mac devices, including slow motion video from the iPhone 5s.
  • Apple is bringing in-app purchases to Garageband
  • New iLife products will be free with the purchase of a new Mac or iOS device
  • Fullscreen_2013-10-22_1_50_PMNew versions of iWork, including Pages, Keynote and Numbers, for both iOS and Mac
  • Mac versions of Pages, Keynote and Numbers are completely re-written, and synchronize between iOS devices
  • iWork updates will be free with the purchase of a new Mac or iOS

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  • Apple has sold over 170 million iPads to date
  • Further proof that, in spite of diminishing market share, Apple users actually use their iPads more than the competition

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  • Apple claims there are 475,000 iPad-specific apps

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  • Apple has introduced the iPad Air
  • 43% smaller bezels than the iPad 4
  • Weighs only 1lb
  • Incorporates the new A7 processor along with the M7 motion co-processor
  • Promises 8x better CPU and 72x better GPU performance than the original iPad
  • Comes in Space Grey and white variants
  • Replaces the top-end iPad
  • 7.5mm thin
  • No Touch ID fingerprint sensor

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  • Coming November 1st to Canada
  • Starts at $499 USD for the 16GB WiFi version
  • iPad 2 to remain in the line-up for $399

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  • New iPad mini with Retina display
  • Comes with A7 chip
  • Comes in white and Space Grey

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  • Starts at $399
  • Available in November
  • Keeping the original iPad mini on the market for $299 USD

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