Notes from the October 23, 2012 Apple Special Event:

– 275,000 distinct iPad apps
– Mac #1 Desktop in the US
– Mac #1 Laptop in the US
– New 13″ MacBook Pro with Retina display starting at $1699
– New Mac mini
– New iMac — That is one incredibly thin machine! 5mm edge. Starting at $1299
– iPad: 100 million sold
– New version of iBooks Author, huge news for the education textbook market
– New iPad! A6X chip, double CPU and graphics performance. 10 hour battery life. FaceTime HD 720p front camera. LTE including Sprint as a carrier. 2x faster Wi-Fi. Lightning connector. Lightening to USB, HDMI, VGA. Retina display.
– iPad mini, 7.2mm, .68 lbs, black or white color, screen size = 7.9″ diag, 1024 x 768, Dual core A5 chip, FaceTime HD, 5MP iSight camera, LTE wireless, faster Wi-Fi, Lightning connector, 10 hour battery life. $329 starting.