The new iPad comes in gold, which will bring out my eyes.
Schiller just said something very controversial: "The iPad is the best viewfinder for composing your photos and videos."
How do you feel about people who use tablets as cameras? I think it's wrong, but I don't want to judge other people's lifestyle choices.
I am definitely in the "taking pictures with a tablet is sad" camp.
The camera is beefed up, with a better processor and sensor. They are showing off sample photos of a bridge and a bird and a girl in a blanket. It takes panoramic photos up to 43 megapixels. There is a burst mode and it has timelapse.
The sample time lapses show boats in Venice and the recent hot air balloon festival in New Mexico. It can capture slow motion video.
In addition to the new 8MP, f/2.4 back facing camera, the front facing camera has also been improved. This I can support because as much as I don't like using tablets for photos, they're great for video calls.
And yes, it does have the TouchID fingerprint sensor in the Home button. You can use it to make online purchases using Apple Pay.
The iPad does not have NFC, so even though you can use TouchID to make online purchases with Apple Pay, you cannot use it at the point of sale, say in a coffee shop, like you can the iPhone 6.
They are doing a couple of demos of iPad Apps. One, Pixelmator, is for editing photos and removing an unwanted oryx from your desert images (poor oryx). The other is for editing movies.
it comes in silver, space gray and Gold. Prices start at $499 for 16GB, $599 for 64GB and $699 for 128GB. Tack on another $100 for the cellular versions.
There is also a new iPad Mini, the iPad Mini 3 starts at $399.
Older iPad versions will still be available at a lower price, which is nice.
Apple is adding a new iMac with Retina display -- that's Apple's lingo for its higher-resolution display.
The new iMac is packed with pixels: 27-inches, 5120x2880 pixels which is 14.7 million pixels total. "The world's highest resolution display." They are calling it the Retina 5K display. 67% more pixels than a 4K TV. The screen is 5mm thick.
Questions answered here: iPad Air 2 will be available in 16, 64 and 128 GB.
The inside of the new iMac is also zippy, with a quad-core i5 processor. They say it is 45% faster than older iMacs.
The price starts at $2,499. It ships today.
There's a Mac Mini update! It's $499 for a faster Mini. Specs on the way in one minute...
"Sometimes you want to be close to your content, touching it... sometimes you want to hold that technology in the palm of your hand," says Tim Cook.
Cook is talking about how easy it is to work with multiple Apple devices. "They're also designed to work together seamlessly."
New iPads will be available for pre-order tomorrow and go on sale October 24 (next Friday).
And that's it. Time for a recap: iOS 8.1 with Apple Pay is coming Monday, October 20. That means if you have an iPhone 6 you can start making online and in person purchases with your phone.
Apple is adding two new iPads. The iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3. The Air has the TouchID fingerprint sensor so you can make online purchases with Apple Pay. The front and back cameras are beefed up on the Air and it has burst, timelapse and slow-mo features.
There's a new 27-inch iMac with a 5k Retina display.
OS X Yosemite is available to download for free today.
That's a wrap folks. I'm going to go see the goods up close, maybe buy something pretty using Apple Pay.