Apple rolls out new iPad Air, iPad Mini and more

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A “jumbo” iPad could give more work space over the iPad Air.

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Apple offered up its latest products Tuesday – including new iPads – at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco.

As he started the event, Apple CEO Tim Cook said, “You’re going to see some amazing products this morning.”

The buzziest product on display – the new iPad Air – is 43 percent thinner than the previous generation, weighing just one pound. It runs on Apple’s A7 chip, will have a 5 megapixel camera, 1080p HD video and keep the 9.7-inch Retina display.

The iPad Air replaces the full-sized iPad but Apple will still make the iPad 2 available for $399. The iPad Air goes on sale Nov. 1st starting at $499 for a 16 GB model.

The iPad mini also got an upgrade. It now comes with Retina display, an A7 chip and will be priced starting at $399 for a 16 GB model.

In a surprise move, Apple also announced that its new desktop operating system OS X Mavericks is now free. The tech giant also unveiled updates to its MacBook Pro and Mac Pro computers.