iPad Mini unveiled

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- As expected, Apple introduced the iPad Mini at a press event this morning. Here, marketing chief Phil Schiller officially unveils the much anticipated device. It comes with a 7.9-inch screen and starts at $329.

The iPad Mini was actually the final product to be shown off at the event. Click ahead for other new products, such as the fourth-gen iPad, a revamped Mac Mini, a superthin iMac, and a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display.

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iPad size comparison

The iPad and iPad Mini, side by side.

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Screen size

Schiller points out that the screen sizes should be easy to remember. The iPad is 9.7 inches, the iPad Mini is 7.9 inches.

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Compared with Nexus

Schiller compares the Nexus' 7-inch display to the iPad Mini's 7.9-inch display. The iPad Mini's display is 35 percent larger. "That's a huge difference," Schiller says.

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Pricing

The iPad Mini starts at $329 for 16GB of storage. It costs $100 more for each additional 16GB of storage. The LTE options add an additional $130, pushing the highest iPad Mini price to $659.

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Inside the iPad Mini

The iPad Mini offers a dual-core A5 processor; a FaceTime HD front-side camera; and a 5 megapixel iSight camera on the back.

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Tim Cook takes the stage

Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage to kick off the event, starting with iPhone-related topics.

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CEO Tim Cook

Cook says teams have been working hard to get everyone onto iOS 6. In just one month, the new mobile operating system has been downloaded onto 200 million devices.

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iBookstore

Cook says customers have downloaded more than 400 million books since the iBookstore opened.

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Mac time

"Today is a very big day for the Mac," Schiller says. Up first, the MacBook...

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New 13-inch MacBook Pro

Schiller introduces the new 13-inch MacBook Pro. It's just .75 inches thick.

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Starting price

The new 13-inch MacBook Pro will start at $1,699.

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MacBook array

The complete MacBook lineup.

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New Mac Mini

Apple's new Mac Mini is faster and more capable. The tiny desktop computer, last updated more than a year ago, will have three USB 3 ports while retaining HDMI and Thunderbolt connections. It starts at $599.

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iMac

Schiller introduces the "next-generation of iMac." "It is absolutely beautiful," he says. "It is stunning from every side."

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iMac evolution

How the iMac has changed over time.

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New iMac

Schiller touts the new iMac's uberthin design. Looks a whole lot like the current iMac, but without a computer in the back.

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iMac display

New iMac display specs.

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iMac specs

The iMac starts at $1,299 for a 21.5-inch model and starts shipping in November. The 27-inch model starts at $1,799 and ships in December.

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Cook retakes the stage

Cook comes back on stage to talk iPad. Two weeks ago, Apple sold its 100 millionth iPad, he says.

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Cook touts iPad

Cook touts the iPad's success in education and business.

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The new New iPad

Schiller retakes the stage to introduce the fourth-generation iPad.

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The fourth-gen iPad

The device will come with an A6X processor that has twice the CPU and graphics power of the third-generation iPad.
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iPad Mini Smart Covers

Smart Covers for the iPad Mini work just the same as they do for the iPad. Open the Smart Cover and the device wakes up. Close it and it goes to sleep. Fold it and it becomes a stand.

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iPad lineup

The whole iPad family.

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Crowd forms

The early morning crowd of media representatives starts to grow outside the California Theatre in San Jose, Calif. Apple's presentation was scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. PT.

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Early birds

The early morning scene (about 8:15 a.m. PT) outside the California Theatre in San Jose, Calif., the venue for this morning's event.

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Schmoozing

Members of the press schmooze as they wait to get into Apple's invitation-only event.

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Inside, finally!

Finally, the crowd gets to go inside the 1927 theater, with all its Art Deco detailing.

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Marquee

Marquee of the California Theatre.

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