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    Apple Unveils iPad Mini

    FILE - In this file photo made May 28, 2010, customers are silhouetted at the launch of the new iPad tablet computer at an Apple store in central in Rome, Italy. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010, it will start selling Apple Inc.'s iPad tablet computer in some stores by Friday and in a majority of locations by the height of the holiday shopping season.  (AP Photo/Angelo Carconi, File)

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    Cue the lines. Apple unveiled a host of new products—including theiPad Mini—at an event in San Jose on Tuesday. The new iPad Mini is 7.2mm thick—about the size of a pencil—and has a 7.9-inch screen and weighs 0.68 pounds. The price has not been unveiled but it is rumored to be as low as $250. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, the iPad accounts for 91 percent of all tablet traffic, with 100 million iPads sold. The event kicked off with Apple introducing a 13-inch Macbook Pro, with retina display. Apple also introduced a new iMac, a sleeker, thinner version of the original, to great applause. Apple senior vice president Phil Schiller calls it the “most beautiful iMac we’ve ever made.”

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