All the UK info on the new iPads and Macs

Here's everything you need to know about Apple's new iPads and Mac computers in the UK, including prices and release dates.

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Fancy getting your Brit mitts on Apple's new Touch ID-equipped tablets, or its posh new Retina display-equipped iMac? Read on for all the info on when you can buy Apple's newest gadgets in the UK, and how much they'll cost.

iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3

Apple's newest tablets don't bring any radical changes, but they do add the handy-dandy fingerprint-unlock feature we first saw on the iPhone 5S back in 2013.

The iPad Air 2 has a reflection-fighting screen, a Burst-Mode camera feature, is a mere 6.1mm thick and now comes in gold. It costs £399 for the 16GB model, £479 for the 64GB model and £559 for the 128GB model. If you want the 4G version, expect to pay £499 for the 16GB model, £579 for 64GB and £659 for the 128GB model.

Hands-on with the new Apple iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 (pictures)

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The iPad Mini 3 will cost £319 for the 16GB model, £399 for the 64GB model and £479 for the biggest, 128GB option. iPad Mini 3 Wi-Fi plus 4G prices are £419 for the 16GB model, £499 for 64GB and £579 for the 128GB model.

You can preorder both of the new tablets from tomorrow (17 October), and they'll go on sale at the end of next week. An extra bit of good news is that the previous-generation iPads have become a little cheaper, with the iPad Air now starting at £319, and the iPad Mini 2 starting at £239. The non-Retina iPad Mini now costs from £199.

iMac with Retina display


Apple has a new desktop computer, with what Tim Cook and pals are calling a "5K" display. With seven times as many pixels as an HDTV and a mere 5mm thick, it's shaping up to be a powerful computer for those who care deeply about photos and video.

The new iMac with Retina is on sale from today, but it'll cost you a pretty penny. This computing goliath, which packs a 3.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 chip, AMD Radeon R9 M290X graphics and a 1TB Fusion Drive, starts at a whopping £1,999.

Apple has also given the Mac Mini a shot in the arm. On sale from today, the new Mini comes in three standard varieties. The cheapest has a 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB of memory and a 500GB hard drive and starts at £399. Faster versions with more power or storage can also be found on Apple's site, starting from £569 and £799.

Yosemite is the newest version of Apple's Mac OS X software. CNET

Mac OS X Yosemite

The newest version of Apple's desktop operating system adds revamped notifications and a swanky new edition of Safari, among other treats. Yosemite is available to download as of now, and it won't cost you a penny. You might want to wait before installing however, as you risk being the victim of any teething problems the new update suffers.