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  • Scott Stein 10/23/2012 5:27:37 PM
    That 2TB Mini server tempting for a home computer/storage hub.
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/23/2012 5:27:47 PM
    Schiller talking up the iMac's design, saying it's the flagship of the product line.
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/23/2012 5:27:51 PM
    I smell a redesign...
  • Scott Stein 10/23/2012 5:28:12 PM
    I've been smelling a redesign since I boarded that plane
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/23/2012 5:28:14 PM
    Schiller puts up an image of the original iMac, up through the generations. All seven of them.
  • James Martin 10/23/2012 5:28:23 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/23/2012 5:28:28 PM
    "The next-generation of iMac."
  • James Martin 10/23/2012 5:28:38 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/23/2012 5:28:58 PM
    Super thin design. Looks a whole lot like the current iMac, but without a computer in the back.
  • Scott Stein 10/23/2012 5:29:02 PM
    New design looks like a giant iPad on a stand. Razor-thin.
  • James Martin 10/23/2012 5:36:16 PM
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  • Josh Lowensohn 10/23/2012 5:36:59 PM
    Users can also move apps and files over between the two sides of the drive to tweak performance. Schiller pulls up a chart to show how this can help with something like app speed. "You get near the performance of Flash," he says "without having to do anything else."
  • Scott Stein 10/23/2012 5:36:59 PM
    All base apps and OS elements stay on flash. Other hybrid hard drives often have more like 32GB or 64GB of SSD.
  • James Martin 10/23/2012 5:37:25 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/23/2012 5:37:37 PM
    iMac comes with wireless keyboard and a Magic Mouse or Trackpad. Starts at $1,299.
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/23/2012 5:37:51 PM
    For the 21.5 inch model with 2.7ghz i5 chip. They ship in November.
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/23/2012 5:38:12 PM
    27-inch iMac w/2.9ghz quad core i5 ships for $1,799. Start shipping in December.
  • Scott Stein 10/23/2012 5:38:15 PM
    That base iMac is a pretty tempting package.
  • James Martin 10/23/2012 5:38:20 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/23/2012 5:38:35 PM
    Schiller says the new model uses up to 50 percent less memory than the previous models.
  • James Martin 10/23/2012 5:38:38 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/23/2012 5:38:45 PM
    And that's it for Mac. Schiller hands it back over to Cook.
  • James Martin 10/23/2012 5:39:01 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/23/2012 5:39:06 PM
    "These products are really cool," he says. Now onto iPad...
  • Scott Stein 10/23/2012 5:39:13 PM
    alright, here we go. iPad.
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/23/2012 5:39:28 PM
    "Each time we get together there's a new number or statistic to illustrate the growth of this product," he says. 2 weeks ago Apple sold its 100M iPad.
  • Scott Stein 10/23/2012 5:39:48 PM
    Will there just be one, or will they dare to update the larger one, too?
  • James Martin 10/23/2012 5:40:04 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/23/2012 5:40:18 PM
    "That's 100 million in just two and a half years. This is unprecedented for a new product in a new category," he adds. Cook says Apple sold more iPads in the June quarter than any PC manufacturer sold.
  • James Martin 10/23/2012 5:40:35 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/23/2012 5:40:54 PM
    As for how they're being used, Cook points to Web traffic stats, where the iPad has a 91 percent share versus "other" at 9 percent. No idea where these numbers are coming from though.
  • James Martin 10/23/2012 5:40:55 PM
  • James Martin 10/23/2012 5:41:03 PM
  • James Martin 10/23/2012 5:41:25 PM
  • Scott Stein 10/23/2012 5:41:33 PM
    Tim Cook had such a nice delivery on "people love their iPads."
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/23/2012 5:41:39 PM
    "People love their iPads. They love the big, beautiful, multitouch display, the fast fluid responsiveness of Apple's hardware and software working together..." Cook goes on.
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/23/2012 5:42:23 PM
    "One of the things that is so rewarding and so amazing to us is how quickly the iPad has been embraced in education. Admins, teachers and students have found iPad to be an incredible learning tool."
  • Scott Stein 10/23/2012 5:42:49 PM
    School and education discussion, now. I had a feeling this would be a big emphasis.
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/23/2012 5:42:57 PM
    Cook throws up an example from a superintendent at a Texas school talking up the iPad helping teachers teach and students learn. "We saw this early on," Cook says.
  • James Martin 10/23/2012 5:43:14 PM
  • Scott Stein 10/23/2012 5:43:15 PM
    Connecting to January's education event.
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