New Mac products unveiled, smaller iPad expected

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10:25 a.m.

Schiller teased audience by talking about the Mac Mini, not an iPad Mini.

“You knew there would be something called `mini’ in this presentation,” he said to laughter.

A new Mac Mini starts at $599 and comes with 4 gigabytes of RAM, or working memory, and a 500 GB hard drive for storage. A $999 version comes with a terabyte hard drive, or double the capacity.

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10:20 a.m.

After touting growth in Mac computers at a time when sales of Windows-based machines are slowing, Apple introduced a new MacBook. In June, Apple introduced a MacBook Pro that is about as thin as its already-slim MacBook Air, but with a sharper display. That model had a 15.4-inch screen.

At Tuesday’s event, Schiller unveiled a smaller version, with a screen of 13.3 inches. He noted that the 13.3-inch MacBook Pro that Apple already makes has been the company’s top-selling laptop. The new version adds the sharper display and is thinner and lighter than the regular MacBook Pro.

“In typical Apple fashion, we are going to take our best product and introduce something better and much cooler,” he said.

The starting price is $1,699.

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10:15 a.m.

Cook began the presentation with a customary update on past products.

Cook talked about the success of the iPhone 5 and the new iPod Touch, both released last month. He said there have been 3 million iPod Touches sold.

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