Slideshow: Apple intros iPad Air, new MacBook Pro, and more

Highlights from Apple's October 22 event, where it showed off new desktops and laptops, plus OS X 10.9 Mavericks and a skinnier version of the iPad.

A lot to cover

In Apple's invite for its 10/22 event , the company said it had a lot to cover. It wasn't kidding. Here are some of the highlights.

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Free Mavericks!

Craig Federighi demonstrated OS X Mavericks and announced that it would be free and available later the same day.

Demo mode

Craig Federighi demonstrates OS X Mavericks.

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Maps and books

New apps in Mavericks include iBooks and Maps.

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GarageBand was updated on both Mac and iOS. The iOS version can support up to 32 tracks on 64-bit devices such as the new iPad Air and Retina iPad mini.

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New iWork icons

The first major update to iWork in four years includes new icons for Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.

Mac Pro Intro

Phil Schiller reintroduced the new Mac Pro.

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Eddy winner?

Eddy Cue was the poster boy for a demo of the new version of Pages, which includes iCloud-based collaboration.

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New Retina MacBook Pro

Phil Schiller announces a new version of the MacBook Pro with Retina display.

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Tim Cook promotes iPad's sterling reputation with buyers.

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Retina iPad mini

Phil Schiller shows off the specs of the Retina display in the new iPad mini.

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Clear text on the iPad mini's Retina display.

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iPad cases

Apple also announced new iPad Smart Covers and cases for the new iPads.

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The iPad mini and iPad Air, side by side.

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Hands on with iPad mini

The iPad mini comes in a new space-gray color.

4K plus 4K

The Mac Pro (right) driving two 4K displays at the same time.

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Tim poses with iPad Air

After the event, Tim Cook posed with the new iPad Air.