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After mentioning the incredible, enormous success of the iPhone 5 (apparently it sold over 5 million units, which is the most phones sold in an opening weekend, ever), Apple CEO Tim Cook took to the stage at the California Theatre to introduce another surefire blockbuster gadget. Yes, the entire world sat, waiting with bated breath.
And, here it is: The iPad Mini has been a hot topic, with apparent leaks and tech gurus predicting the reveal of the device for the last few weeks. But, Apple being Apple, the company trotted out another line of products before they debuted the much-hyped device. A history of iMacs, a celebration of the App Store, and a MacBook update all preceded the major announcement. So, why should we care?
This is the device that has been called the "Kindle killer," and it's been hyped as Apple's most-recent punch in the fight to completely own this particular (and growing) niche in the tech market. The first update — which was an inevitable hint of things to come — was the freshly revamped iBooks, which now offers continuous scrolling (you just swipe and let it roll) and iCloud integration. But why would we need a new iBooks app, you say? Just you wait. Hit the slideshow for all the details!