At its product event in
The Mavericks, iLife and iWorks upgrades will be free and is available Tuesday through Apple's app store.
"We're turning the industry on its ear," Apple CEO
Federighi said the new operating system offers better graphics and improved sharing of iBooks among devices and updated interface for Maps, which offers a flyover and new 3-D views.
It will be priced at
Schiller also gave more details about the anticipated blackanodized aluminum cylinder-shaped
"People have been blown away by this design," Schiller said, calling it the fastest computer the company has ever made. He said prices will start at
Apple fans are still anticipating news of a fifth-generation iPad and second-generation iPad Mini with Retina display before the product event ends.
Apple CEO Cook took time for some cheerleading before announcing any new devices or software Tuesday.
Cook started off the presentation patting the company on its back for its approach to product design and the successful iPhone 5s and iOS7 launches.
Cook said iOS7 has been downloaded 200 million times since its launch, making it the biggest and fastest softward updrade ever. Two-thirds of Apple mobile devices currently running iOS7, he said.
Apple is expected to unveil a fifth-generation iPad and second-generation iPad Mini this afternoon to hudnreds of journalists gathered at the
Reports predict Apple will introduce a thinner, lighter iPad inspired by the iPad mini, with a faster chip inside and an improved camera.
The new iPad mini is also expected to have a faster processor and will be outfitted with a retina display.
Apple hopes the new devices will be the shot that revives sales. During the last quarter, sales of iPads declined to 14.6 million units from 19.4 million units the previous quarter and 17 million for the same quarter last year.
In part, the drop was because Apple has taken longer than usual to introduce new tablets. And sales of tablets overall showed declines last quarter.
Apple shares were up
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