“Apple Inc refreshed some of its lesser-known products at a New York event on Tuesday, adding iPhone features like facial recognition to the iPad Pro and faster processors and better displays to some Mac computers that had gone years without a major update,” Angela Moon and Stephen Nellis report for Reuters. “The devices will hit stores on Nov. 7. Counting new iPhones and Apple Watches released last month, Apple will have more than half a dozen new products on shelves for the holiday shopping season, many at higher prices than previous models.”

“The Cupertino, California, company introduced new versions of the iPad Pro, its higher-end tablet,” Moon and Nellis report. “Prices for the iPad Pros increased to $799 and $999 for 11- and 12.9-inch models, though Apple plans to keep an older 10.5-inch version on sale for $649.”

“A new version of the Mac Book Air, originally released in 2011, will feature a higher-resolution display and thinner bezels and start at $1,199, up from $999,” Moon and Nellis report. “Apple said the Mac Mini, a small desktop customers provide their own display and accessories for, would add processing power and memory capacity and start at $799, also an increase.”

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MacDailyNews Take: New and vastly upgraded tech like Retina displays, TrueDepth Camera systems, and T2 chips, to mention just three, don’t come free.

Newsflash: Apple sells premium products at premium prices to premium customers.

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